Reception (or EYFS – Early Years Foundation Stage) is the first year of schooling here at TIMU Academy Trust. 

Our Guiding Principles are:

EYFS - Guiding Principles

EYFS Curriculum

Our curriculum builds throughout the year. We have 12 topic questions which we ask the children at the beginning of each topic. The children’s ideas and prior knowledge inform planning the learning for the rest of the term. New research frequently informs changes to our Curriculum. We build on pupil’s cultural capital by inviting in as many local visitors and guest speakers as we can to help deepen pupils understanding within a topic. We send home resources throughout the year and a Home Learning Menu at the beginning of each term. Parents and carers help inform our assessment with their observations on our online sharing platform Tapestry.

Pupils are taught phonics, handwriting and maths to mastery, to ensure reading, writing and maths Early Learning Goals are securely in pupil’s long term memory before pupils leave the EYFS.

The documents below give an overview of learning for each term and provide suggestions as to how you can support your child’s learning and development at home.

We run parent training sessions throughout the year. You can access these below

Look out for dates for our ‘Fun with Phonics’ and ‘Fun with Number blocks’ stay and play sessions too.

Please find useful resources for you to access from home below

  • Reading and Writing Resources & Recommendations ** coming soon **
  • Maths Mastery Glossary & Resources Click Here

New to TIMU?

Please find our starting school guidance below

  • New Parents Information Session ** coming soon **
  • Getting ready for school support Click Here

Please contact the school office should you have any further questions regarding your child’s start in September. 

Links to support at home

Maths Mastery Games and Resources



The sounds

The Jolly Phonics Song