Shortbrook Nursery & Primary School
Shortbrook Nursery & Primary School


Following consultation with parents, pupils and staff, it was agreed that our
curriculum and all elements of school life should be driven by the following

  • We take care of ourselves – mind and body
  • We are respectful and look after each other
  • We aim high and like a challenge
  • We are resilient and never stop trying
  • We can work independently and as part of a team

These values are personal to the school and the needs of the children at
Shortbrook Primary School. These values inform the design, delivery and
evaluation of the school. We pride ourselves in providing a curriculum which is
rich and broad in knowledge and skills, meets the needs of the children, and
prepares the children to be successful in challenges in the future. We believe in
our pupils achieving the highest possible standards, not only in their academic
work but in their attitude to life and their understanding of their role as future
successful citizens in the twenty-first century.

A curriculum is a list of guidelines and content that are required to be taught by teachers and learnt by pupils. To see the National Guidelines that Shortbrook are following click here.

English Policy
English Policy.pdf
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Curriculum leaflets are sent out termly to parents. If you require a copy of any of the leaflets they are available in the leaflet stands in both breakfast club and the main school office. Each Class has a curriculum page on the website which includes a copy of the leaflet that is sent out to parents, please use the links below:


Reception        Years 1 & 2          Years 3 & 4          Years 5 & 6

Curriculum Cycles

Cycle 1 curriculum overview Yr 1-2
CYCLE 1 Curriculum overview Y1-2.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [288.7 KB]
Cycle 2 curriculum overview Yr 1-2
CYCLE 2 Curriculum overview Y1-2.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [295.2 KB]
Cycle 1 curriculum overview Yr 3-4
CYCLE 1 Curriculum overview Y3-4.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [336.1 KB]
Cycle 2 curriculum overview Yr 3-4
CYCLE 2 Curriculum overview Y3-4 .pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [250.5 KB]
Cycle 1 curriculum overview Yr 5-6
CYCLE 1 Curriculum overview Y5-6.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [253.3 KB]
Cycle 2 curriculum overview Yr 5-6
CYCLE 2 Curriculum overview Y5-6.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [333.0 KB]

Read Write Inc - 'raising standards in Literacy'

We are currently using Read Write Inc in school which is a resource that provides a structured and systematic approach to literacy. It is used to help create fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers.

Jolly Phonics

We use Jolly Phonics in school as it is a fun, child friendly method of teaching literacy. The sound of a letter is taught using actions for each of the 42 letter sounds. Jolly Phonics teaches children the five key skills for reading and writing.

The five skills taught in Jolly Phonics include:

  • Learning the letter sounds
  • Learning letter formation
  • Blending sounds together to create words
  • Identifying sounds in words
  • Tricky words

A new National Curriculum began in 2014.  This change affected children in Y3, Y4 and Y5 from September 2014 and applied to Y6 children from September 2015.


The School is using the 'STAT' Sheffield assessment approach along with the majority of schools in the city.


For more information click on the link below:-


Shortbrook Nursery & Primary School


Westfield Northway



S20 8FB



0114 2482497


Your call will be answered by:

Mrs K Wileman /

Mrs C Boothroyd


Reception Hours

8.00am - 4.00pm

Monday - Friday

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