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Welcome back to another blog…

Welcome back to another blog. It’s been a great week here at Spring Brook Upper. There has been lots going on.

My highlight, as you will read, in Mr Hopkins and Mr Roscoe’s blogs, was Quinton.

Quinton enjoyed a game of manhunt at Crompton Moor this week with his class – watch out bear grills, Quinton remained hidden for a very long time.

His class couldn’t find him as he was a master and could go onto work for the secret service!

They found him in the end and the class all returned to school for a lovely lunch cooked by our very own Mrs Lyons.



Fantastic week for SBU 2!

In maths we have been working on measurements, measuring items and adding them together to work out lengths of items together. Everybody loved finding classroom items and using their skills to measure them.

In English we have started The Boy in Striped Pyjamas. Our class have been able to sympathise with characters within the book and discuss a range of emotions and relate them to personal experiences. They have been fantastic discussing emotions this week!

The John Muir award was a major highlight for our class this week. Our class loved playing man hunt in the forest. Quinton managed to hide for 15 minutes without being found and all of our class have had an experience to remember. 



It has been an absolutely brilliant week in SBU4 and I was so happy to see them all receive their certificates on Friday. They should all be so proud of the progress they have been making and our new starters are really starting to settle in here.

In science this week we have been looking at the particle model and how particles behave in different states. We used base 10 pieces to illustrate this.  

In art we used Brusho paints to create textured backgrounds for remembrance silhouettes, the concentration was amazing to see and the results were brilliant.

In cooking we made cheese and onion tarts, using our pastry making skills and considering the nutritional make up of the ingredients and finished product.



In SBU7 we have had a more difficult week but it was nice to see the pupils continue taking part in the poppy appeal.

We reached our target of filling half the tin up.  We are excited to find out how much we raised. We have had some excellent behaviour today and the boys have shown how well they can behave.

We are working towards swimming next Friday as an incentive. 



Update from Mr Hopkins

This week in PE we saw Dawud have the confidence to lead a PE session for some of our year 8 and 9 students on his own. This was a great achievement and took a lot of confidence on the day and planning during the week. The pupils really enjoyed the session so well done Dawud!

In the John Muir Award outdoor education sessions this week, Miss Crossley’s class went out to New Mills to explore the river, ruined mills, the hydro electric power plant and walk across the Millenium Walkway.

The class were amazing and we talked a lot about the history and geography of the area.

Mr Roscoe’s class then went out the day after to Crompton Moor to find the Quarry and its waterfall. They then scrambled up the path next to the fall and explored the forest on the top of the hill.

On both of these trips we saw some fantastic socialisation and had some really interesting questions about electricity and where it comes from and wildlife in the forests.

Well done everyone this week!
Mr Hopkins



Wonderful work in all classes. What I need to find out is how to make those lovely cheese pies. I am always proud of our students with all they manage to achieve in a week.

This week I have to say a huge well done to Mason who has just joined our Spring Brook family.

Harley P has swept up lots of certificates this week and Ryan managed to get on the reward trip because he has tried so hard with his learning this week.

Well done all of you.

On Thursday the whole school observed a minutes silence for Remembrance Day. The students have raised lots of money for the veterans by selling Poppies in the community.

Comments from the public about how well mannered, polite and respectful our students were was one of my ‘wow’ moments. One of my moments that I will always treasure.

Our students who sold poppies in the community were great ambassadors for Spring Brook Upper.

I am very proud of you – you know who you are.

We will remember them……

You will have seen the wonderful art work that we have celebrated on our Facebook page this week.

You can see this by following us on Facebook.

Have a wonderful weekend, continue to stay safe.

Miss Rodgers

Head of Site


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

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