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Our Curriculum

The Griffin Curriculum

Give your Best and Get the Best!

We are really proud of our Griffin Curriculum, which takes our children on an exciting and coherent 8-year journey. We begin with the concept of 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)

‚ÄčLearning 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 and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development

The specific areas of learning:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Expressive Arts & Design
  • Understanding the World

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

Children end their Reception stage with valuable experiences, ready to approach the National Curriculum in Year 1 and beyond.‚Äč

Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2

We teach all subjects detailed in the National Curriculum, to ensure all children approach new knowledge, return to and build upon previous knowledge and skills. For more information, please click on each individual curriculum area below.

Our aim is to ensure that they leave school as independent, reflective learners and confident, responsible citizens. 

Our curriculum is fully inclusive and rich in opportunities, in the concepts covered and the outcomes we create. We are committed to becoming an anti-racist school, and place equality and diversity at the heart of our decision-making.