Reception (or EYFS – Early Years Foundation Stage) is the first year of schooling here at TIMU Academy Trust.
Principles of the EYFS:
Our discovery topics are
Term 1: Will you read me a story please?
Term 2: Word Music – Everyone can sing and dance!
Term 3: Space – Me to the Moon!
Term 4: Animals and Dinosaurs
Term 5: Super-Veggies!
Term 6: We’re off the Treasure Island
Our subject leaders and EYFS team work closely to ensure our curriculum is enriching. Our topics are the foundational stepping stones as the subject content links closely with future topics in Years 1-6. Each area of learning is delivered with a ‘mastery approach’, this means that learning in the early terms is carefully structured to ensure pupils have a fully developed readiness for learning in the Summer term. The children’s interests, ideas and prior knowledge inform planning the topic learning for the rest of the term.
New educational research frequently informs changes to our curriculum.
During Nursery transitions, we learn as much as possible about your family culture. We believe celebrating our multicultural and intercultural differences makes us a stronger team, as a community and as a future generation. We build our curriculum around the culture of our families first, then into the community and then learning about the wider world.
PDF – Our Differences Make Us Stronger
PDF – All About You Questionnaire
Parents and carers help inform our assessment with their observations on our online sharing platform Tapestry.
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.
Parent Workshop Presentations – November 2021
We are dedicated to teaching your child a love of learning that they will carry with them through life. You can learn more about how trust, positive relationships, confidence and strong communication can support your child’s involvement & wellbeing this with these documents.
PDF: Divergent Thinking
PDF: Talk with Trust
PDF: Read with Trust
PDF: Family and Friends 1
PDF: Family and Friends 2
PDF: Family Wellbeing
PDF: Parent Book List – Please share your recommendations too!
If you would like to chat to a practitioner about anything you have read, please contact the office.
Please find useful resources for you to access from home below
New to TIMU?
Please find our starting school guidance below
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 Jolly Phonics Song