Class 1 Curriculum2023-04-21T13:20:46+01:00

In Reception, we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, learning through purposeful play and developing the Characteristics of Effective Learning. We have developed our own curriculum, based on the requirements set out in the Statutory Framework for EYFS 2021 and tailored to our own context and needs.

If you would like to know more, take a look at these documents:

Caton Primary EYFS curriculum overview 2022

Development Matters 2021 (Government non statutory curriculum guidance)

Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage 2021    

Reception Spring 1 Curriculum Overview 

Reception Spring 2 Curriculum Overview

Reception Summer term 1 Curriculum Overview

Reception Summer term 2 Curriculum Overview


We have a phonics-based approach to learning to read using a systematic synthetic scheme called ‘Red Rose Phonics’ which has been developed by Lancashire Education Authority. The focus is on developing a love of reading whilst giving children the essential skills to decode text and infer meaning. Children are encouraged to read daily from a variety of schemes and take library books home for pleasure.



“Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks.”  Dr. Seuss

“If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book.”  J.K. Rowling

Top 100 Children's Books for Teachers Nursery-Reception Pack x 18 - Scholastic ShopSharing books and stories together will not only give your child the opportunity to hear words spoken, either through poetry and rhyme, story or non-fiction, but it will develop their speaking and listening skills as you talk about what’s happening in the book. We recommend that you read to and with your child every day to help nurture their imagination, curiosity and emotional literacy as well as it being a special time you can spend with your child.

Click on the link below for some top tips on how to encourage your child’s reading skills.  



Caton Community Primary School

Phone: 01524 770104



Letters are sent out termly outlining areas of learning.

If you would like to find out what Class 1 will be learning this term, please click on the link below.


Knowledge Organisers

Knowledge Organiser – Art

Knowledge Organiser – Does how we treat the world matter?

Knowledge Organiser – Animals including humans – amazing me!

Knowledge Organiser – Where I live


Please watch this video to help support in learning the 44 sounds children need to learn to read and write.


Phonics explained

The Rose Report

Top tips for learning letter sounds and recognition:

Write them anywhere – use chalk, pen, pencil, bath crayons, ice cream sauce, icing, sticks – anything. Write them on paper, cardboard, chalk boards, pavements, on your back, on your tummy, in the bath – anywhere! Shout them, whisper them, sing them. Play sound ping pong, taking turns to say it. Make flash cards, use magnetic letters, use playdough, use foam, use cornflour, use pastry, use spaghetti. Most importantly make it fun for everyone!

EYFS curriculum

Statutory Framework for the EYFS 2021

Development Matters 2021


Contact Info

Caton Community Primary School

Phone: 01524 770104


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