Curriculum Enrichment

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 )  below will give an outline of the academic year 2016/2017 and it’s enriched curriculum, involving our children in charity work, the visual and dramatic arts, competitive sports and supporting their community!


September – December 2017:

M and M theatre production of Jack and the Beanstalk for whole school

Trip to Motor Museum  for year six vintage project

Class assemblies written by children

Roald Dahl Day

Bike Ability training for year six

‘Build my skills’ workshops for year five

Safe Internet Use for children and parents-workshop

Brockhole 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 foe Ostley House, home for the blind and Barrow foodbank

Town trail and Dock museum visit for year six

Taster day at Furness Academy for year six children

Healthy Schools presentation for year 5/6

Inspiring Barrow awards

Year six children train as play leaders and work with year two Ramsden Infants

Greenfinches attend a series of sessions at Rainbows and Unicorns

STEM Day at Furness College for year five and six

Girls football team in finals at Carlisle

First music challenge of the year…’Write your own piece’ as a theme

Merit trophy gained at gardening awards

Staff, children and PTA present a Grand Christmas Fair

Year six prefects sell Poppies for British Legion

Year five attend the Big Band 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

School prefects/governors organise Christmas Jumpers event

Christmas Show involves 120 children and many staff, based around The Wind in the Willows- called ‘Wind in the Greengate Willows’- money collected to Dan Hayes Motor Neurone UK

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 Dan Hayes for Motor Neurone UK


January – April 2017:

Classes plan and study personal projects- these include Alice in Wonderland; Magic.; Around the World; Transport; Gangsta Granny

NSPCC/Nat West Bank do awareness workshop for year five and six

Bingo and quiz community family night

Year six Shakespeare for Kids workshops

Year five visit Furness College as part of their apprenticeship training

Year six have Furness Academy taster day

Year five support Dowdales School by watching their production

Year four go to Musical Theatre Alice in Wonderland

Mrs Gay and children take part in RE and Art project at Trinity Churches

St Paul’s church group continue to deliver Bible assembly program

Year six go ice skating to Blackpool

All classes take part in World Book Day

Whole school takes part in the Big Pedal

Whole school supports Comic Relief and Red Nose Day

Year six work with school nurse on a PHSE workshop

Whole school take part in Science Day organised by Mrs Ditchfield, Silverband Falconry do a display

Whole school percussion instrument challenge

Year six hold a fashion show for all

Year five experience a ‘French Cafe’

Year three take part in Dare Dance festival

Choir go to MEN for Young Voices

Image Musical Theatre interactive workshop and production for whole school

Bike Ability training for year four

Local magician provides workshop for year six

Heart Start first responders training for year six

Numicon Number Day for whole school

Royalty Assembly

Growth Therapy project for Greenfinches

Family coffee meetings

Democracy Assembly

Action Against Hunger assembly and fund raiser

Barnum workshop form Abbey Musical Society for year 3

Whole school Easter Egg contest

Whole school Easter yellow parade


May – July 2017:

Year five taster day at YMCE

Year six BIg Litter Pick with local business

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 and qualify /win!

Year three have a day in Grizedale

Year five attend Coniston water Park

Year five have a science day at Ford Park

Prefects have tea with Mrs Jackson and Mrs Hillman at Last Resort Cafe

Some pupils take part in the Brasstastic music event

Year five present A healthy tea to families

Junior Governors set up and active

Year  five and Mrs Woods attend ESH business awards

Year six take part in STEM days

Year six attend a Forest Day and Piel Island day as part of their leaving celebrations

Whole school, infant school and local community Wild West Transition event

Year five have taster days at Furness Academy

Week of activities around Election agenda

Whole school/infants Wild West music challenge

Bring and Buy charity sale for year four

Eight pupils gain their karate gradings

Whole school sports day

Jo Cox Great Get Together for whole school and community

Fruity Friday for year five

Choir concert at Forum 28

Kick out Cancer event

Year four go to saxon re enactment village

Transition gifted and talented art workshops with local artist, infants and juniors

Glaxo apprentice provide STEM day for year six

Year six attend Junior Citizens and CADAS workshops

Local musician provides concert for school

Year six informal party, disco and buffet and leaving assemblies, parents invited