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What a whirl wind of a week. It has gone so fast. I am so proud of the work that Theo has created, you might have seen it this week on our face book page? What a lovely bike. Theo has worked very hard on the design and making of this wooden rocking bike for his brother – well done Theo.

Miss Crossley’s class also looked like they really enjoyed their trip to the waterfall. 

There have also been some wonderful creations made in food technology (photos further down the page…)

To end the week with a reward trip bowling – well done to the students who achieved this. We have noticed your improvements this week.”

Updates from around the school…

SBU 3:

“We’ve had a great week in SBU 3! In science we tested which material makes the most effective parachute for our forces unit and made bow and arrows during creative time.”

An update from Mr Hopkins:

“This week has been an exciting week in PE and outdoor education at Spring Brook Upper.

In PE, our classes have been improving in lots of different activities from passing and receiving in basketball to full contact rugby tackling to trampolining. However the most exciting PE this week was seeing Mr Stewart’s class of year 9’s prepare and practice their leadership skills.

I have set them the task of leading their own PE lessons for the younger members of the school. This week they have been planning what they would deliver for their first lesson and practised it ready for the younger pupils next week. I have to say that I was incredibly impressed with Theo, Cody and Dawud for the activities they chose and the confidence they had in their practice lesson.

I can’t wait to see them deliver to other pupils for the first time next week! Unfortunately we have no photos as they wouldn’t let me, they were all nervous enough already!!

For the John Muir Award, two of our year 7 classes went to discover the hidden waterfall in Middle Black Clough this week. It was the perfect weather for crossing the river and scrambling up the rocks to get to it. The pupils were offered choices along the way – easy or hard paths to take – and both classes chose the hard path each time which led to some great teamwork and offers of help to each other.

It won’t be very often that any of us get to stand underneath a waterfall in our lives and it was great to see our pupils take the opportunity and feel what it is like to do so. Well done to all of our students for making it to the waterfall and back together!”

SBU4 Update:

“SBU4 visited the GMP museum this week and took part in a court workshop around sentencing. The staff at the museum commented on their excellent behaviour, and so well done to the class for representing the school so well. In History this week we have been learning about the Peterloo massacre and why there are different versions of events, looking at the idea of bias and why it makes learning about the past so difficult. In English we have continued our study of the Hunger Games and have been thinking about the emotions of the characters at different points.

Some of us also made some peri peri wraps in food tech!”


SBU7 Update:

“We had a very successful week in SBU7 with all the pupils achieving above their behaviour target of 80%. Paddy, Kyren, Finley and Lewis have all made lots of progress working towards their individual EHCP targets too. This week we have been focusing on our communication skills and use of appropriate language.”

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“What a week it’s been!

I am looking forward to sharing the writing with you from Mr Stewart’s class soon. So watch this space….

A gentle reminder as we progress through this term.

Please remain Covid safe. Hands, Face, Space.

Please don’t send your young person into school if they have symptoms. We have sent out information on behalf of school health about the flu and Covid vaccines.

Enjoy the weekend everyone, warm regards

Miss Rodgers


Spring Brook Upper School
Dean Street, Failsworth, Manchester, M35 0DQ

School Hours

M-F: 8:50am – 3:00pm

Morning registration –
08:45am to 9:15am.

Afternoon registration –
13:10pm to 13:25pm.

Compulsory Time Open: 31.25 hours

Weekends: Closed

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0161 883 3431