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National Curriculum

We are following the new National Curriculum 2014 for England and Wales, and we have a fully embedded ‘Basic Skills’ curriculum which weaves strongly throughout the four years at Greengate. We also have a much wider curriculum that is specifically tailored to the needs of the pupils at Greengate Juniors as they attend our school. This curriculum is ever changing, but the text and photos (see https://twitter.com/GreengateJ  and https://www.facebook.com/GreengateJuniors )  below will give an outline of the academic year 2018/2019 and it’s enriched curriculum, involving our children in charity work, the visual and dramatic arts, competitive sports and supporting their community!


September – December 2019:

M and M theatre production of Robin Dick Wittington for whole school

Trip to Brantwood  (Coniston) for year four localities project

Class assemblies written by children

Wear yellow for mental health day

Bike Ability training for year six

‘Build my skills’ workshops for year five

RNLI charity event

Safe Internet Use for children and parents-workshop

Brockhole/ Lakes and Mountains locality study for year three

Onside Sports coaching work with year four

Macmillan coffee morning and assembly for whole school and community

Harvest assembly and food collection for Barrow foodbank

Taster day at Furness Academy/Furness College for year six children

Inspiring Barrow  Kickstart program

Library visits and workshops

Christmas visit to Park greenhouses

Greenfinches attend a series of sessions at Rainbows and Unicorns

STEM Day at Furness College for year five and six

Boys football team in finals at Carlisle

First music challenge of the year

Staff, children and PTA present a Grand Christmas Fair

Year six prefects sell Poppies for British Legion

Year five attend the Big Bang science show

Open the Book Bible study groups assemblies each month

Year five travel to York for a residential trip

Children in Need ‘Chocolate Mountain’ event for whole school

Yoga training for year 3

First aid training for year 3

School prefects/governors organise Christmas Jumpers event

Christmas Show involves 120 children and many staff, based around The Magic Library- monies raised to RNLI

Tim Hall motivation workshops for year six

Bright Sparks workshops for year 6

Alison Millar from POSH flowers for staff workshop

Donna Moore Health workshops for year 6

Choir go out into community to UR church and Town Hall to entertain elderly folk

Greengate do Christmas Tree Festival entry and raise £180 for school funds

Nativity and Christingle service and presentation of cheque to RNLI


May – July 2019
Family Bingo and quiz night
Choir and staff attend ‘Academy Calling’ fesitval
Year four trips to Blackpool and Haybridge
Play leaders hold cake sale
MAGIC BREAKFAST continues
St Bernard’s plastics challenge for year five
Non- uniform fundraiser for Head Boy’s dad
Circus skills workshops for year four
Year six go to Furness Abbey after SATs
Year three hold a Roman themed day
Kids day out Barrow Rotary
Year five play in tag rugby and foot ball competitions
Year three have a day at beach
Year five attend Coniston Water Park
Year  five and Mrs Woods attend ESH business awards
Year six take part in STEM workshops
Year six attend a Forest Day and Piel Island day as part of their leaving celebrations
Year five have taster days at Furness Academy/ St Bernard’s
Whole school/infants Around the World music challenge and transition event
Literacy workshops at Barrow library for year three and five
Year three visit Orsted site
Year four visit trinity church and have their artwork displayed
Year four visit Ramsden United Reform church for some RE workshops
Kwik Cricket tournament
Pupils gain their karate gradings
Whole school sports day
Choir concert at Forum 28
Choir sing at United Reform Church
Orsted Challenge completed at Barrow Bid Soap Box event
Year six attend Junior Citizens
Year six informal party, disco and buffet and leaving assemblies, parents invited

January-April 2019:

Class topic term: Ice/Magic/Harry Potter/ Rainforests/China/Frozen worlds/Creatures/Imaginary worlds
Walk to School Welly Day
Video to help Community Funding bid with Barrow AFCMagic Breakfast starts
WORLD BOOK DAY
Open the Book Christian assemblies
Real Love Rocks workshops for year six
Community bingo night
SRE Workshop for year six
Assemblies on personal wellbeing, mental health, emotions and reactions, resilience, mind set
Topic class assemblies
Community singing
Safe Internet Day workshops and assembly
Shakespeare workshop (y6)
Year six residential to Manchester and Liverpool
Year five Owl Sanctuary visit
Barrow Library literacy visits
Unicorns and Rainbows visit for Greenfinches
STEM workshops for year five
Bike Ability training for year four
The Big Pedal
Wellbeing training for staff
New lunchtime system to help everyone!
Easter fundraising/projects/RE and final assembly presented by year three
Science week workshops and activities
Dr. Wise STEM days for year five
Healthy Life project year five
U DANCE project year three
Media City visit year three
Furness College and Furness Academy taster days (y5/6)
Business planning and involvement (y5)
Manchester Young Voices
Personalised topics and trips
Music Challenge
Barrow Raiders Assembly and link with PNG
Trinity Church links and visits
Red Nose day
Soap Box link with Orsted
Dog Trust Assembly
Y5 Trip to Buddhist Temple and Forest/Beach Schools.
Y5 Using Headspace Meditation App
‘Share a story’ visits to United Reform Church for Year 3
‘Imagine That!’ Trip for Year 3 based on learning through science and art.
Image Musical Theatre for all