Curriculum Overview

Curriculum statement

Our curriculum provides broad coverage of the world in which we live. We learn about the unique features of our world and its varied habitats, its diversity and varied cultures.

In deepening our knowledge of these areas, we want all our children to develop the skills that will equip them for their futures in an ever changing world. The life-long skills we want our children to learn are:

  • To be curious / inquisitive
  • To be respectful – as learners and people
  • To be responsible
  • To be empowered with knowledge and confidence
  • To be independent as learners and people
  • To be active
  • To be healthy in mind, body and soul
  • To be resilient
  • To have perseverance
  • To be mindful of their actions
  • To be able to show empathy
  • To have self-belief
  • To have self-awareness

We want the young people of Hope Brook to grow and flourish as inquisitive individuals prepared for the challenges of today and tomorrow.

Curriculum at Hope Brook

Here you will be able to find an overview for each class. They show what is taught in each class across a two year program (Year A and Year B).

Year A is the current academic year (2019-2020)

Year B was the last academic year (2018-2019)

Along with these overviews we have a ‘Topic Web’ which shows more detail. These can be found on the ‘Class’ pages. Simply select the class you wish to look at from the drop down menu and you will be able to view these topic webs (one per term). Alongside these topic webs, you will also see all the exciting things the children in each class get up to – there are lots of fun pictures to look at!

Please note - our curriculum is currently being reviewed. As a result of this review some of our curriculum information may be subject to change.


Our classes (From Sept 20)

Robins - YR / Y1 (Ms Rowe/Mrs Davis)

Woodpeckers - Y1 / Y2 (Mrs Blackman /Mrs Stanton / Mrs Acland)

Wagtails - Y3 / Y4 (Miss Kay / Mrs Harrington)

Kingfishers - Y4 / Y5 (Mrs James / Mrs Southwell (am))

Kestrels -  Y6 (Mrs Hollis / Mrs Barnes)

*Mrs Blackman will be reducing her hours from September so that she can spend more time with her grandchildren. Mrs Blackman will be in Woodpeckers on Mon - Weds, Mrs Stanton will be in Woodpeckers on Thurs - Fri.


Teaching Phonics and Reading at Hope Brook

We use a variety of tools for teaching phonics at Hope Brook – a list of these can be seen below:

  • Letters and Sounds
  • Words and Pictures
  • Pictures of Art (Related to Sounds)
  • Flashcards of Sounds
  • Phonic Games
  • ICT Games
  • Phonic Stories
  • Crosswords
We use the 'Floppy's Phonics' resources and the 'Hero Academy' reading resources to support the development of early reading. These decodable resources enable pupils to apply their developing knowledge of phonics.

Across the school we also use Rigby Star and Rigby Navigator books to support the teaching of reading comprehension.