Inspire: Learning, growing and achieving together!

Brook Primary School

brookoffice@sunflowerfed.org.uk


01508 550419


High Green, Norwich, Norfolk, NR15 1HP


Mrs Sarah Lewis


Ms Tori Weal

Our Ethos

A small federation of small schools in South Norfolk. We are making the schools that we would have wanted to go to. By working together in collaboration, we improve one another and support each other to grow. Sunflowers are known for their resilience and symbolise hope, happiness, and growth. Our federation nurtures childrens’ academic, personal, and spiritual growth. It inspires children, staff, and parents to strive for excellence in all aspects of their life, just as sunflowers grow towards the sun and reach their full potential.

The roots, for Brooke CE VC’s church foundations, indicate that we are rooted and grounded in God's love, which is at the core of all our actions and educational philosophy. The stem represents our curriculum, which provides a strong foundation for our children across both schools to grow and thrive. The leaves symbolise our values, which drive our decision-making and behaviour. The petals are indicative of our key focuses such as DEI, careers, and compassion. Lastly, the bees and butterflies that are flying away from the sunflower represent the things that we want our children to leave us with, which are the skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed to make a positive impact in the world.

Hempnall Primary School

hempnalloffice@sunflowerfed.org.uk


01508 499264


The Street Hempnall, Norwich, Norfolk, NR15 2AD


Mrs Sarah Lewis


Ms Tori Weal

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01508 550419

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PSHE and RSHE

What is PSHE Education?

PSHE Education (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education) is a planned programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to successfully manage their lives – now and in the future. As part of a whole-school approach, PSHE Education develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.

What do schools have to teach in PSHE Education?

According to the National Curriculum, every school needs to have a broad and balanced curriculum that:
• promotes the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school;
• prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life;
• promotes British values.
From September 2020, primary schools in England also need to teach Relationships and Health Education as compulsory subjects and the Department for Education strongly recommends this should also include age-appropriate Sex Education.
Schools also have statutory responsibilities to safeguard their pupils (Keeping Children Safe in Education, DfE, 2019) and to uphold the Equality Act (2010).
What is Jigsaw, the mindful approach to PSHE, and how does it work?

Jigsaw is a whole-school approach and embodies a positive philosophy and creative teaching and learning activities to nurture children’s development as compassionate and well-rounded human beings as well as building their capacity to learn.
Jigsaw is a comprehensive and completely original PSHE Education programme (lesson plans and teaching resources) for the whole primary school from ages 3-11 (12 in Scotland). Written by teachers and grounded in sound psychology, it also includes all the statutory requirements for Relationships and Health Education, and Sex Education is also included in the Changing Me Puzzle (unit).
Jigsaw has two main aims for all children:
• To build their capacity for learning
• To equip them for life

Jigsaw brings together PSHE Education, compulsory Relationships and Health Education, emotional literacy, mindfulness, social skills and spiritual development. It is designed as a whole school approach, with all year groups working on the same theme (Puzzle) at the same time at their own level. There are six Puzzles (half-term units of work) and each year group is taught one lesson per week. All lessons are delivered in an age- and stage-appropriate way so that they meet children’s needs.
Each Puzzle starts with an introductory assembly, generating a whole school focus for adults and children alike. There is also a Weekly Celebration that highlights a theme from that week’s lesson across the school encouraging children to live that learning in their behaviour and attitudes.
Click here to see the Jigsaw overview:  Jigsaw Overview
PSHE at Brooke
At Brooke we use Jigsaw throughout PSHE and are beginning to incorporate it into our collective worship time. Over the year we will cover all of the puzzle pieces throughout lessons and children will participate in mindfulness sessions. 
Here is a parent booklet with further information about Jigsaw to give further information.
In addition to jigsaw lessons, we also have our 'core PSHE lessons' that are taught twice a year. These cover topics such as 5 trusted adults, PANTS and E-safety. 
As well as this, we have had visitors coming in to deliver workshops on personal development, including HSBC visiting us to talk about the importance of budgeting and saving money and visitors from relationships charity Tender working with our Year 5 and 6 children. 
RSHE
Our RSHE learning at Brooke is embedded into all of our PSHE. Have a look below for some key documents to help parents understand what is taught and how it is taught. 
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 jigsaw-information-leaflet-for-parents-and-carers-2021.pdfDownload
 rshe-a-guide-for-parents-and-carers-leaflet-2020.pdfDownload
 uk-3-11-12-snapshot-overview-map.pdfDownload
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