3O 2019 - 2020

Miss Owen

Our end of term trip to Ninja Warrior was a success, students enjoyed the challenge of the arena and one of our students even ‘beat the wall!’ It was great to see them working together and enjoying each other’s company to overcome the obstacles of the arena. What a fantastic way to end the year - they were an absolute pleasure to take out. 


It’s that time of the year where we have to say goodbye to our Year 9’s as they embark on the next steps of their Greenbank journey into Key Stage 4. We as staff have thoroughly enjoyed seeing them overcome personal barriers and mature into young adults. Although we are sad to see them go, we wish them the very best. Good Luck and don’t forget us!

We wish everyone a brilliant Summer and thank you for your continued support.


Wow, nearly a whole school year has passed and the summer term is now upon us!

This term year 9 students have been accessing ‘Learning about my Future’ sessions on a Wednesday afternoon. They have covered many different aspects including pathways from Greenbank School into colleges and into work based placements. The mature attitude that the students have really showed during the last session when we had visitors from the police and the keep active group. Students were able to talk about their own aspirations as well as asking the visitors about their job roles. 

Also this term some of our students have also accessed extra-curricular trips this term; including the ‘Make-It’ workshop at Winsford College and ‘Arts in Nature’ festival at the David Lewis Centre. 

Students have also been accessing cooking this term and have made a Victoria Cake sausage rolls and a marble cake. We have some very confident students in the kitchen this year; the skills they have picked up at home are doing you proud!


Students have decided this year that they would like to go to the Ninja Warrior Arena in Hanley for our end of year trip out. Letters are to be sent out nearer the time. 



A belated, HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all!

In D.T our students have been working hard on a new project making clocks. They have used an array of different equipment including our shiny new machinery. The scroll saw has proved to be very efficient and most of our students, although a little dubious to begin with, have used it to cut out their clocks from wood. 

In English our students have started a new book called ‘Skellig’ by David Almond. Students have been have been using the descriptions of places in the text to draw their own interpretations of the garage where Michael initially finds Skellig. 

This week we have been investigating careers and have designed a new business venture. Students have been involved in budgeting, design and marketing and have put their proposal to a board using PowerPoint. A great effort from all our students, well done everyone who took part!





We have had an exciting festive end to the term. 

What went well this term:

Our students made an impressive £45 on our stall at the Winter Fair. Thank you to all our students for helping but a special shout out to Jack Lloyd and Shaun Ashton, for independently selling chocolate crunch and reindeer food to the crowds. The money we raised will go to our end of year day out in the summer.

The Reindeer run was great, 3O really got into the spirit of the event and on average they ran 5 laps of our track in their half an hour slot - well done everyone!

Yesterday, we all enjoyed a festive lunch together; it was great to have the whole school together for this event and a festive end to the winter term, see you all in 2019.


W.W.W. this term: 
In Art we have been using different painting techniques and creating different textures to make a bird in the style of Mark Hearld. Please see our photos to see our budding artists in action.




In the last week of the half term 3O took over the weekly assembly and acted out a scene from our class book, Wonder by R.J Palacio. Our students worked extremely hard behind the scenes and were fully involved in the planning, the preparation, the directing and some acted out parts from the book. The main theme of the assembly was to produce something that highlights how we shouldn’t judge people by their appearances and when we look beyond this we all have something in common with each other.  

Next half term:
We will be starting a read for pleasure strategy in which the adults will be helping the students to engage with books during our morning session. It is thought that the students will be able to recommend books to their peers through mini book reviews. This will be displayed in our classroom on our new reading wall. 
Unbelievably we will also be planning our Christmas celebrations!


We are already immensely proud with the mature approach that our students have adopted this new school year.

All pupils have settled brilliantly into the new routines that year 8 and 9 has brought.

We will endeavour to use this page to celebrate our class achievements, of which we are sure there will be many!

3O: Calendar items

Jeans for Genes Day, by Mrs Langford

Macmillan Coffee Morning, by Mrs Langford

Greenbank School, Greenbank Ln, Hartford, Northwich CW8 1LD

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