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St John Rigby Catholic Primary School

St John Rigby
Catholic Primary School

Please find below curriculum information for each year group:


Spring Curriculum Map

In Early Years, we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) profile which sets the standards for learning and development. There are three prime areas of learning and four specific areas. 

A completed EYFS Profile consists of 20 items of information: the attainment of each child is assessed in relation to each of the 17 Early Learning Goals descriptors, (ELGs) together with a short narrative describing the child’s ways of learning expressed in terms of the three characteristics of learning. For each ELG, we judge whether a child is meeting the level of development expected at the end of the Reception Year (expected), exceeding this level (exceeding), or not yet reaching this level (emerging).

The prime areas of learning:

• communication and language

• physical development

• personal, social and emotional development

The specific areas of learning:

• literacy

• mathematics

• understanding the world

• expressive arts and design

The learning characteristics:

• playing and exploring

• active learning

• creating and thinking critically

The St John Rigby approach to making a good start in Early Years:

We understand that starting school is a big step for your little one (and sometimes an even bigger step for the parents!). Our Early Years team are here to support you and your child at every step along the way.

We work to strengthen links with local pre-school and nursery settings and invite you to a settling in morning for you and your child in the Summer term before starting.

Class teachers come and meet parents and children at home before they start. This gives us a chance to get to know the children a little better (children love showing us their favourite toys and games!). The special celebration assembly brings the new community together ready for the new school year.

Early Years have their own spacious playground and a large open-plan area inside. They are still very much a part of the school family and regularly take part in school assemblies, musical performances, masses and other whole school events.

Click here to see a typical weekly plan in Early Years.