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!


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


January – April 2018:

Classes plan and study personal projects- these include Food; Health; Amazon; Blue Planet; Sport; Media; Imaginary Worlds; Animals

INVICTUS athlete Stuart Robinson visits the school

Participation in garden work and awards

Assemblies on conservation, pollution and looking after the Earth

Topic class assemblies

Safe Internet Day workshops and assembly

Blue Planet topic visit to Blackpool year 4

Barrow Library literacy visits and workshops

Unicorns and Rainbows visit for Greenfinches

NSPCC Number Day

Healthy Life project year 5

Media City visit year 3

Young Researchers project

Business planning and involvement (y5)

Year four Big Clean workshops

Community singing

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 four go to Millom Heritage Museum

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 skiing and tubing to Kendal

All classes take part in World Book Day

Whole school takes part in the Big Pedal

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 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

Growth Therapy project for Greenfinches

Family coffee meeting

Cats workshop form Abbey Musical Society for year 3

Barnados Workshops for year six

Whole school Easter Egg contest

Whole school Easter yellow parade


May – July 2018

Year four  Big Litter Pick with local business

Royal Wedding celebrations

Family Bingo and quiz night

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 in Grizedale

Year five attend Coniston water Park

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

Year  five and Mrs Woods attend ESH business awards

Year six take part in First Aid 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

Whole school/infants World Cup music challenge and transition event

Literacy workshops at Barrow library for year three and six

Year four visit Brantwood

Year four visit trinity church and have their artwork displayed

Year four visit Ramsden United Reform church for some RE workshops

Yo Kids yoga sessions

Pupils gain their karate gradings

Whole school sports day

Jo Cox Great Get Together for whole school and community coffee morning

Choir concert at Forum 28

Wear Purple for JIA

Joint staff meeting with Sacred Heart School

Kick out Dementia event

Year four go to Saxon re-enactment village

Year six attend Junior Citizens

Arts week with Ramsden Infant School

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