Inspire: Learning, growing and achieving together!

Brooke Primary School

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

01508 499264

The Street Hempnall, Norwich, Norfolk, NR15 2AD

Mrs Sarah Lewis

Ms Tori Weal


01508 550419

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In the Early Years Foundation Stage children learn best when they experience learning first hand, through meaningful interactions with other children and supportive adults, through physical activity and through play-based learning.

Within the Early Years Curriculum there are four key themes, which underpin the seven areas of learning:

  • A Unique Child – Every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.
  • Positive Relationships – Children learn to be strong and independent from a base of caring and secure relationships with parent and staff.
  • Enabling Environment – The environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children’s development and learning.
  • Learning and Development – Children learn and develop in different ways and at different rates and all areas of learning and development are equally important and interconnected.

The characteristics of effective teaching and learning describe the behaviours children use to learn. The three behaviours are:

Playing and Exploring – Having high levels of engagement and being willing to ‘have a go’.

Active Learning – Being motivated and demonstrating resilience.

Creating and Thinking Critically – Developing own ideas, strategies and making connections.

The 2021 EYFS Curriculum identifies three prime areas of learning, which are the vital foundation for developing appropriate learning behaviours, forming relationships, being able to listen and respond to others and thriving. These areas underpin all development in EYFS. These three prime areas are:

  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development

The curriculum breaks down into four further specific areas of learning, through these areas the prime areas are strengthened and put into practice. These four specific areas are:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive arts and design

Effective learning must be meaningful to our children so that they can use what they have learned and apply it to a range of situations. This will allow for our children to make good progress across all seven areas of learning and development.


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