Inspire: Learning, growing and achieving together!

Brooke Primary

01508 550419

High Green, Norwich, Norfolk, NR15 1HP

Mr Alex Griffiths

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

Mr Alex Griffiths

Mrs Sarah Lewis


01508 550419

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Antarctica! Bethany has made an amazing animation about Antarctica! I particularly love the interviews with animals! Genius :) Move over Steven Spielberg!

Shadow Puppets! Moe has made a shadow puppet story about an alien making a new friend!

What have we been learning in school? The group of children we've had in school have been really busy learning all sorts of things! Here's a video they made to answer the question of where water comes from, and how it gets into our taps!

Videos of home learning - See what our wonderful children have been up  to recently!

Esme has been creating videos to retell Harry Potter... Here is a sneak peek!

Home learning continues to inspire in May! Mylo and Tommy have been learning more about tsunami and earthquake-proofing buildings, based on a challenge we've set them! Here are a couple of examples...

Excellent Eleanor has this time been researching where chocolate comes from, and has made this amazingly illustrated guide!

Environmentalist Eleanor has made this very informative video about deforestation, just for you!

Doctor Esme (our resident scientist) has created a brilliant series of videos in response to the science challenge Miss McGowan has set today! Here is her first one, explaining the strength of three different types of 'paper' and how this changes when they are subjected to the 'water-filled syringe test'!

Happy Harry has been recreating his flash mob dance moves! 

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Bella has been inventing ways to safely catch an egg her dad dropped from the roof!

Joe and Jessica have been busy practising for the opening of their new pizza restaurant! Yum!

Rosalyn is explaining the reasoning behind her 'eggs'ellent invention!

Bella builds bridges... try saying that quickly! How much weight will it hold before it collapses?

Adventurous Isabella beating her personal best on the swing in slooowwww moottiionnnnn....

Marvellous Mylo and  terrific Tommy creating rainbows... and having some fun in the spray!

Digestion System - Jay class have been watching a demonstration of how our food passes through our bodies!

Science Boffin Visit - Monday 16th March was really exciting with lots of experiments!

World Book Day 2020 - World Book Day on Thursday 5th March was fantastic! A hive of reading activity!

Wishing Wood - Swallows and Jays made dreamcatchers and worry dolls at our woodlands on Friday 14th February.

Gripping History Visitor - Jays learned all about how Britain has changed throughout history, based on the people who settled here! We started with people from the Mesolithic (middle stone age) and kept going up to The Vikings!

Active Norfolk Sports Hall Athletics Final On Monday 10th February, our year 3 and 4 boys competed in the sports hall athletics final! From a possible 32 teams, the boys came 8th out of 16 boys teams! Brilliant effort :D

Premier League Primary Football Tournament - Some of our brilliant year 5 and 6 boys took part in a football tournament on Friday 7th February! They did really well, and Mrs Spinks captured some amazing photos!

Choir - On 4th February Choir gave an impromptu lunchtime performance! Unfortunately I only managed to catch the end... and the boys spotted the camera too!

Workshop at The Theatre Royal in Norwich - On 31st January, Jays headed for an acting workshop based on the text The Island, and learned lots of skills to then apply in mini performances.

Buddy Reading - On Friday 24th January, Jays and Owls paired up to share stories. Owls also shared some brilliant writing they had done about their trip to the cathedral! Jays were more than happy to offer feedback!

Owl Class Cathedral Visit - On Thursday 23rd January, Owls visited the cathedral in Norwich. It was fantastic - we learned all about how people worship there, as well as how it was built.

Gardening Club - Gardening Club are running a project with Brooke House to rejuvenate their garden.

Local Cluster Athletics Tournament January 2020 - Some of our year 3 and 4 children attended a local athletics tournament at Framlingham High School, and won! Keep your eyes peeled for photos from the next round!

Sainsburys Centre of Visual Arts January 2020 - Exploring the concept of human journeys through an artist-supported tour and workshop.

Robin & Owl Class Nativity Performance

Holt Hall November 2019 - Jay Class headed to Holt Hall, for a fun day of learning about rivers and the environment!

Our wonderful library - MenShed Poringland built the most amazing tree as the centrepiece of our library refurbishment in 2019, we love to read in there!

Gressenhall 2018/19 - The whole school headed to Gressenhall for a Victorian themed day linked to our topic learning!