A Venn Academy Trust School

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Venn is a pioneering academy trust, committed to building educational environments where all pupils are inspired to become lifelong learners who achieve the very highest standards possible. Collaborating with all partners, the Trust works with its unique settings to create world class learning experiences for all.

Registered address: The Venn Building, Venn Boulevard Centre, 172 Boulevard, Hull, HU3 3EL.

A charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England & Wales (company number: 09662303).

Early Years Foundation Stage

Our vision at Griffin Primary School is to create a warm, supportive, nurturing, secure and happy learning environment where everyone feels valued and are encouraged to recognise and achieve their full potential.

Learning environment

Talk Newsletter – Nursery

Talk Newsletter – Reception

EYFS Early Adopters

At Griffin, we are Early Adopters of the revised EYFS framework during 2020-2021.  Griffin will follow in full the EYFS reforms early adopter framework.

The staff are constantly assessing the children in their everyday activities, play and through more focussed adult-led interactions and sessions. We use observations of the children, photos, the work that they do, feedback from parents and comments made by the children to assess where the pupils are working.  Evidence is recorded on Tapestry.

The new EYFS Framework and Development Matters documents are used as part of the Early Adopter approach.  The new Development Matters gives statements for the ages of the children. We share this with parents and base the next steps for the children on this.

The planning focus for each term and each week is taken from the Long Term Plan, the agreed focus, the previous week’s findings, the interests of the children and the next steps.


Early Years education focuses on seven areas of learning.

The prime areas of learning are…

CL          communication and language

PD          physical development

PSED     personal social and emotional development

The specific areas of learning are…

         literacy

M          mathematics

EAD      expressive arts and design

UW       understanding the world

There are 4 key principles that underpin our practice in the Reception Classes at Griffin Primary.

A Unique Child

We recognise that all children are different. We identify and celebrate their strengths and support their areas for development.

Positive Relationships

Our pupils interact well with each other and with the adults in the school. We encourage parents to be involved with their child’s education.

Enabling Environments

Our indoor and outdoor areas encourage exploration, investigation, and independent learning. Our displays and resources are well maintained and reflect current learning.

Learning and Development

Pupils achieve well and make good progress from their starting points. Learning is playful, practical, and purposeful and builds upon prior attainment. Our children enjoy coming to school.

My favourite lesson at school is English. I can let my imagination run wild!
Year 6 Pupil
I love doing sports at Griffin. It keeps me fit and healthy!
Year 6 Pupil
I like school because we do lots of fun activities!
Year 4 Pupil
The best thing about school is seeing my friends and the teachers.
Year 4 Pupil
It is really easy to make new friends. That is an amazing thing about this School!
Year 6 Pupil
I love doing our Thursday activities. They’re fun and teach me something new.
Year 6 Pupil