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 2018/2019 and it’s enriched curriculum, involving our children in charity work, the visual and dramatic arts, competitive sports and supporting their community!

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
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


September – December 2018:

M and M theatre production of Robin Hood for whole school

Trip to Brantwood  for year six localities project

Class assemblies written by children

Roald Dahl Day

Bike Ability training for year six

‘Build my skills’ workshops for year five

Race for Life 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 foe Ostley House, home for the blind and Barrow foodbank

Taster day at Furness Academy for year six children

Healthy Schools presentation for year 5/6

Inspiring Barrow  Kickstart awards

Library visits and workshops

Christmas visit to Park greenhouses

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…’WW1 commemorations’ as a theme

Staff, children and PTA present a Grand Christmas Fair

Year six prefects sell Poppies for British Legion

Special WW1 assembly for community

Creation of poppy installation

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 Treasure Island’- called ‘Treasure on Greengate Island’ money collected to Emily Mather fund

Tim Hall motivation workshops for year six

Bright Sparks workshops for year 6

Georgia Stanway, women’s international football player, visits school

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 Emily Mather and family



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


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