- At Caton Primary School, our vision is to create a curriculum that is relevant and prepares pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.
- We promote a positive attitude towards learning so that our curious young people enjoy coming to school and acquire a firm foundation for future learning.
- We want to help each child develop resilience, independence, responsibility and emotional intelligence.
- We foster high expectations of behaviour for learning, endeavour and achievement.
- By working with our village and families, we will create an aspirational school community in which everyone is valued and successes are celebrated.
- Create caring, confident and curious children.
- Offer opportunities that will expand horizons.
- Motivate and challenge our children to achieve academic success.
- Enable children to have respect for themselves and high self-esteem, and to be able to live and work co-operatively with others.
- Partner with families to create an aspirational school community.
- Appreciate the uniqueness of each child and recognise their potential.
- Support, guide and inspire through excellent teaching practices.
- Show our children what they can achieve.
- Guide children in understanding the importance of truth and fairness, so that they grow up committed to equal opportunities for all.
- Celebrate and promote individual talents, interests and achievements.
- Promote understanding of diversity and global awareness.
In Reception and Key Stage 1, we teach phonics daily using the Read Write Inc scheme.
We hold an annual meeting with Reception parents to explain how we teach phonics.
Catch-up phonics programmes are in place for children who need additional support.
The reading schemes used in school include: Songbirds, Oxford Reading Tree (Floppy’s Phonics) and Fireflies. A variety of texts are chosen according to reading ability in order to encourage a broad range of reading and to link with the stage that pupils are at in their phonics.
Reading diaries are used to record books read and also as a means of communication between parents and teacher to help support the reading process.
We have a reading award scheme which encourages regular reading across a range of authors and genres.
We always have a quality class novel on the go, which we read to daily to our children and we hold a big annual celebration of reading on World Book Day.
In Reception, we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, learning through purposeful play and developing the Characteristics of Effective Learning.
If you would like to know more, take a look at this document: Development-Matters-FINAL-PRINT-AMENDED
Years 1 to 6
In 2020/21, we will be following Cycle C.
Our knowledge organisers show the core knowledge we expect all children to have gained by the end of a topic of work. Lessons cover much more than this and provide additional challenge for the most able pupils.
Further information about the national curriculum can be found here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-primary-curriculum
Year by year programmes of study can be accessed by clicking the links below. Due to the nature of rolling programmes in mixed age classes, some children may meet a topic or concept in a different year. Care is taken that a progression of skills and knowledge is maintained, which is appropriate to the children.
Support for Parents
We provide regular workshops for parents with information on how we teach reading, writing and maths.