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.
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…
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.
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.
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.