Our Ambitious Curriculum

Intent, Implementation, Impact

At Highfields Spencer Academy our curriculum acknowledges;

“I come not with my own strengths but bring with me the gifts, talents and strengths of my family, tribe and ancestors.” (Te Whariki:12)

Our intent is to build on and extend these experiences enabling Every Child to Succeed.

Language, Communication and Reading are at the centre of our curriculum. Our ambition is for all children to become effective and skilful communicators, developing ways to express themselves based on their own ideas and experiences and to acquire a love of reading.

Learning to love Maths and Science is important for so many reasons as our world becomes more dependent on technology. We will work to spark imagination, develop problem solving, logical thinking, and so much more with a strong math and science education in our GROW curriculum which is based on opportunities in STREAM ( Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts and Maths) for Nursery, which will prepare our children as they move into Reception at Highfields.

At Highfields Spencer Academy our provision truly reflects our vision for learning and is carefully planned to offer rich, meaningful and joyful experiences for all children.

At Highfields, our intention is for all children to learn through a mix of dynamic, hands on learning experiences supported by highly skilled and caring adults. The curriculum is delivered through the many experiences provided, the resources and the interactions that are built into play and the occasions of ‘direct teaching’ throughout the day, every day. The learning environment is linked to how and what children learn and is valued as a ‘teacher’!

Bush Buddies

In partnership with our local community, we will be creating a secret garden, a beautiful, wooded space to become the new HIGHFIELDS HEARTLAND.

A canopied covered garden, for safe outdoor learning and play where the children gather as BUSH BUDDIES and each week have fun and learn about nature.

We aim to:

  • encourage an environmentally friendly attitude and a love of the natural world.
  • nurture and respect the world in which we live.
  • encourage a curious and investigative mind.


At Highfields Spencer Academy we are dedicated to outdoor learning.

  • Brave – Risk Taker
  • Unstoppable – Perseverance
  • Supportive – Team Player
  • Happy and Healthy

If you would like more information about the curriculum we are following, please get in touch and a member of the nursery team will be more than happy to help.

  • Click here to read our EYFS policy.


For further information on how to apply for a place, please click here.