Welcome to Thornhill…

…where we aim to ensure that
    everyone is

Nurtured and
Enjoying lifelong learning.

European Be Active week @ Thornhill Primary School #BEACTIVE

Last week was European Be Active week.  Therefore everyone took part in a range of different activities and learnt about the effect on their heart by taking their pulse. 

Monday – Why movement is important along with physical and mental health benefits.

Tuesday – Run a mile challenge.

Wednesday – Circuit / fitness class challenge.

Thursday – Being active with a disability or impairment.

Friday – Impact on our hearts.

KS2 intra-class sports

We have resumed our intra-class sports during play times.  All children take part in representing their class against the other classes in their year groups.  We are now at the halfway stage of our intra-sports competition for this term in football and dodgeball.

Newsletter : September 2018

Dates for your diary

A reminder that school will also be closed on Monday 1st October, Monday 5th November and Monday 8th July for INSET. 

Friday 28th September – Mrs Martin (one of our SMSAs) is also retiring on this date with Babs. We would like to thank both of them for their dedication to their roles. Enjoy your retirement ladies.

Tuesday 16th October – the photographer will be in school to take the children’s photographs. Children will have a photograph taken on their own and with any siblings that are in Thornhill school.

Harvest Festival

2pm Tuesday 23rd October – Foundation and KS1 Celebration.

2pm Wednesday 24th October – KS2 Celebration.

9.30am Thursday 25th October – KS2 Celebration.

The KS2 celebrations are the same so you only need to attend one. Please ensure you are in your seat early as there may be no one to let you in once we have begun.

Contributions of tins and dried packets are welcomed before the celebrations.

Break up – Friday 26th October.

Start back – Tuesday 6th November.



Yearly PE Overview

Newsletter : Goodbye to Babs…

Retirement News.

After many years of loyal service to Thornhill Primary School our beloved Babs has decided to hang up her fluorescent jacket and close her cash tins for the last time!

She will be leaving us on Friday 28th September to begin her retirement.

All of you will know Babs as you see her when you bring your children to school, collect them for appointments or ring school.

We would like to thank her for her dedication to her job and wish her all the best for the future.


Newsletter: September 2018

School will also be closed on Monday 1st October, Monday 5th November and Monday 8th July for INSET.vee


PE Kit.

Can you please ensure your child brings a PE kit to school every  Monday or on the days when they have a lesson (shown below). It is important that children change their clothes for PE so they do not damage their school uniform. It also encourages a healthy lifestyle. PE kit could be a T shirt, suitable footwear like trainers and shorts, leggings or tracksuit bottoms.

  • Monday – Miss Griffiths, Mrs Chaplin, Mrs Davies / Mr Lyne.
  • Tuesday – Mrs Yasseen, Mrs Oxley / Mrs Shaukat, Miss Griffiths, Mrs Hill / Mrs Garbutt.
  • Wednesday – Mrs Chaplin, Mr Murray, Mrs Bruce-Hillman, Mrs Wadsworth / Mrs Gregory.
  • Thursday – Mrs Pease, Mr Little, All Y5/6
  • Friday – Mrs Bruce- Hillman, All Y3/4 PE or swimming.

Chewing gum.

A reminder that children should not come to school  eating chewing gum or have any in their pockets, bags or packed lunches. This also applies when children go to sporting events or on class visits. If children do accidently bring chewing gum to school they should give it to an adult and it will be returned at hometime. Children who do bring chewing gum to school will lose a break.


Summer Parade

On Wednesday 18th July Thornhill School held their summer parade! All the children from Y1 to Y5 took part in parading around the school to the beat of our drumming band!! Many parents and friends stood and watched in the early morning sunshine as all the children walked past either as either a Tiger, Eagle, African Elephant or a Manta ray.

The costumes all linked to our teams “T E A M”  

Our  Mantra is “Together Everyone Achieves More”

The costumes and masks were stunning and all the materials were provided by the Big Lottery Fund for our “Carnival Project”

The fund ensured we had the support of 2 amazing local artists to support the project:

The children worked with Angie Hardwick from Ange Made Ceramics in Sheffield and Gemma Nemer from The Button Tin in Barnsley.

Both ladies are very talented and have supported the children well through the year in a series of workshops to develop their art and craft skills. 

Enjoy the images…


Sports summary

During this year many children have taken part in a range of competitive events against children in other schools.  This is a summary of all the competitions that we have taken part in.


Our under 9’s and under 11’s football teams all reached the Rotherham finals this year.  Our under 11’s boys fared the best finishing in 2nd place overall.

Cross Country

14 pupils from years 3-6 reached the Rotherham cross-country finals


Our Year 3/4 mixed team won the cluster event and went on to finish 2nd in the Rotherham Finals. Our Year 5/6 mixed to won the B.Braun cup, finishing as unbeaten champions at an event held by the Sheffield Sharks at the English Institute for Sport.


Our Gymnasts reached the Rotherham finals.  Both our Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 teams competed.


Our Cheerleaders Progressed through to the South Yorkshire Finals after finishing second in the Rotherham finals, eventually finishing in Bronze medal position.

Tag Rugby

Our Year 3/4 team progressed to the Rotherham Finals.  Our Year 5/6 mixed team went one step further by reaching the final.  Unfortunately they lost that game so therefore finished in a very respectable 2nd place overall.


Our Year 5/6 team reached the Rotherham Finals.


Our Year 3/4 tennis team finished 2nd place in the Rotherham Finals.


Our Year 5/6 mixed team won our cluster event – there was no progression route to the next round for this sport.


Our Year 5/6 team reached the Rotherham Finals.


Our Year 3/4 mixed hockey team reached the South Yorkshire Games Final.

Our Year 5/6 girls team were Rotherham Champions and then went on to the South Yorkshire Finals

Our Year 5/6 boys team were Rotherham Champions and also went on to represent Rotherham in the South Yorkshire Finals.


Our Year 3/4 mixed team won both the cluster event and the Rotherham finals.  They then went on to compete at the South Yorkshire School Games.

Our Year 5/6 boys team won the local cluster event and then went on to finish 2nd place in the Rotherham Finals.

Our Year 5/6 girls won both the cluster event and the Rotherham finals without losing a game.  They then went on to represent South Yorkshire in the Yorkshire Finals and made it all the way to the Semi-Finals.


The Year 5/6 mixed team were the Rotherham Champions; incredibly they won every game during the finals and then went on to compete in the South Yorkshire Finals. 


Thornhill Primary won five sports awards last week along with the Gold Award,
Here they are – for more detail please click on any of the images below..

Newsletter July 2018 (2)

Dates for your Diary.

Wednesday 18th July – The children from Y1 to Y5 will be parading as part of our school ‘TEAM’. Please feel free to stay and watch them after you drop them off for school. We will begin as soon as we can after the children are registered.

Friday 20th July – Non uniform and break up for the summer at 2pm.

Mrs Fielding will be leaving us on the last day of term – we would like to thank her for all her hard work and wish her all the best. Mrs Oxley will be returning to us in September after her maternity leave.

Dates for next year.

Start back

Tues 4thSeptember

Break up

Fri 26th October

Start back

Tues 6th November

Break up

Fri 21st December

Start back

Mon 7th January

Break up

Fri 15th February

Start back

Mon 25th February

Break up

Fri 12th April

Start back

Mon 29th April

Break up

Fri 24th May

Start back

Mon 3rd June

Break up

Fri 19th July


School will also be closed on Monday 1st October, Monday 5th November and Monday 8th July for INSET.

SMSAs (School Meals Supervisory Assistants).

We are looking to appoint some dinner time assistants to work a hour per day helping and supervising the children at lunch time. If you are interested please see Mrs Hill or Mrs Benton.