Overview of the EYFS, KS1 and KS2 Curriculum

Griffin – Our Curriculum

Inside Out Learning

Give your Best and Get the Best!

We are proud of our Griffin Curriculum which takes our students on an exciting and coherent 8-year journey; we start with the concept of Inside Out Learning – asking teachers to think about the characteristics of our Griffin learners and how all young people can question, explore, and link ideas to ensure they know and remember more. 

The Early Years Foundation Stage (Nursery and Reception)

​Learning in the EYFS takes place through a wide range of activities designed to encourage all of our students to play and explore, learn actively, and think critically. The learning is dynamic and takes place in our large inside space and in our Forest with creativity and play at the heart of our programme. We offer opportunities for discovery across all areas of the curriculum.

Our experiences are built on through ongoing observation and assessment in the three prime and four specific areas of learning:

The prime areas of learning:

*communication & language * physical development   *personal, social, and emotional development

The specific areas of learning:

*literacy     *mathematics      * expressive arts and design       *understanding the world 

In our Reception class, students are introduced to more formal education, while also encompassing the creative experiences of EYFS. All students work towards achieving the Early Learning Goals, as set out in framework and develop a love and an understanding of the Griffin Inside Out Learning model. 

Students end their Reception stage with valuable experiences ready to approach the National Curriculum in Y1 and beyond.

Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2

We teach English & Maths in an exciting way with progression from Nursery through to Y6. 

We offer a holistic approach to the Foundation Subjects through our unique International Creative Baccalaureate programme (ICB); working within challenging and relevant whole-school themes that ensures students approach new knowledge and return to and build upon previous knowledge and skills for these subjects:

  • Art and Design    Computing    Design and Technology     History      Geography

  • Music                  Physical Education        Religious Education            Science