HoldbrookPrimary School and Nursery

'Dare to Dream, Aim to Achieve'

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Curriculum at Holdbrook

Dare to Dream, Aim to Achieve


At Holdbrook we aim for our children to develop a love of learning and become lifelong learners. We want our children to achieve their best and be happy confident members of the school community and wider society.


The Intention of Our Curriculum

In order to achieve this, our curriculum at Holdbrook is categorised into 4 key areas of learning.


Academic Learning

Our children will:

  • Develop excellent basic skills in reading, writing, maths and computing ensuring our children are well prepared for their future.
  • Develop good communication and language skills.
  • Be exposed to rich language and vocabulary.


World Learning

Our children will:

  • Have a broad and balanced curriculum. They will have clear knowledge and understanding of the world around them.
  • Have opportunities to develop key skills within each subject allowing them to become young: scientists, historians, artists, designers, explorers, geographers, archaeologists, philosophers & musicians.


Personal and Social Learning

Our children will:

  • Be happy, safe, healthy, confident and well-rounded citizens.
  • Show respect and tolerance for our others, celebrating our differences and our individuality.
  • Be self-motivated and self-disciplined.
  • Find fulfilment in the friendships and experiences offered at Holdbrook.
  • Be resilient problem solvers.
  • Have goals and ambitions for their future.
  • Develop respect for the environment and the wider world.


Inspired Learning

Our children will:

  • Have opportunities to discover, develop and nurture their own talents and interests.
  • Have a wealth of memorable and engaging experiences in and out of the classroom.

Curriculum Overview



Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term



All About Me

Once Upon a Time…

People Who Help Us

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt


Dinosaur Adventure


Green Fingers


Marvellous Me



Helpful Heroes

To Infinity and Beyond

All Creatures Great and Small

Ocean Adventure

Year 1

Toy Story


Our Town – Home Sweet Home

Bright Lights, Big City


Fire of London

Our World


Going to the Seaside

Year 2

From A to B


Street Detectives

A Knight’s Tale

All Around the World

A Healthy Me

African Safari

Year 3

Stone Age to Iron Age

Active Planet

Volcanoes and Earthquakes


Rotten Romans

European Neighbours – Focus Italy and Rome

Year 4

Ancient Egypt


Save the Rainforest & Mayan Civilization

Dragons Tale - Anglo Saxons & Scots

Year 5

Water World


Raiders and Traders


Helping Hands for Holdbrook

Year 6

Battle of Britain

Pole to Pole


Ancient Greeks

To find out more information about our curriculum, please speak to your child's class teacher or one of our Leaders of Learning.