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Intra-class sports competition

All the classes have now completed their 3rd round of competitions.  Although Team SF are still ahead in the Y3/Y4 league, the gap of 12 from round 2 has now closed to just 7.  In the Y5/Y6 competitions, Team CW is still in the lead, however, they have extended their 1 point lead and team VD ahve now overtaken Team KH. 


The Y3/4s have been working on their spring topic over the last half term and here is some of the fabulous work they have produced.  In art, they have been sketching animal images and using pastels.  They have researched and learnt about the venus flytrap as well as finding out about a range of animals.  This has included classifying them, learning about their habitats and food chains.  


On Friday 9th March, 17 cheerleaders competed at Wickersley Comprehensive in the Rotherham Cheerleading Final. The girls were dressed as zombie school children and began their routine with their cheer chant, ‘We are Thornhill’s Walking Dead!’ This was followed by amazing stunts, jumps, tumbles, a pyramid involving all the athletes and a dance. Our routine was well received by the audience. Also a big thank you to all the parents who came to support us. We were really pleased to be the runners up as there were 8 squads competing. We are now through to the next round on March 20th representing Rotherham in the South Yorkshire School Games. Zombie Power!


Music in Y3 and Y4

Year 3/4’s autumn term topic has now been showcased in our main reception.  The children created some fabulous art, researched a variety of instruments and some children were lucky enough to perform at Magna.

Dates for your Diary.

Friday 23rd March – break up for Easter (normal time).

Because we were unable to celebrate World Book Day because of the weather, the children have asked if they can come as their favourite book character on Friday 23rd March. We will also be selling books for £2 in the hall after school so come and grab a bargain.

Monday 9th April – start back.

Thursday 3rd May – INSET so school is closed to pupils.

Monday 7th May – May Day so school closed, open as normal on Tuesday 8th May.

W/C 14th May – Y6 SATs week.

W/C 21st May – Y2 SATs week.

Friday 25th May – break up for half term (normal time).

Monday 4th June – start back.

Monday 2nd July – Parents evening to view your child’s work and meet their new class teacher.

Thursday 5th July – Y6 leavers play.

Friday 6th July – Y6’s last day.

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


Inter – class playtime sports

So all classes have now taken part in a second round of team competitions.  Although in the Y6/Y5 competitions Team CW are still in the lead, Team KH are creeping up behind them and are only 1 point behind.  However, in the Y4/Y3 competitions, Team SF are romping away with it, extending their 9 point lead to a 12 point lead.


Last half term, year 3/4 had four feathered visitors that came to help them with their topic work (Predators).  The children behaved impeccably throughout the talk which was commented on by the member of staff delivering the presentation.  They got to see four different types of owl, learn some interesting facts about them and watch two of them fly across the hall.  Why not ask your child what they can remember?

Can they name an owl species?

What noises do owls make?

Do owls have ears? If so, where?

Why do owls rotate their head so far?

Are owls good predators? Why?

Kingswood Residential 2018

On Monday 5th February, 17 excited Y5’s went to Dearne Valley Kingswood with Mrs Wadsworth, Mrs Hill and Mr Little for 3 days.  After making their beds, which was very difficult, everyone had an amazing time trying a range of activities.  Although it was cold with a few flurries of snow, they all had an excellent attempt at reaching the top of the outdoor climbing activities whilst at other times were able to keep warm during the indoor archery, fencing and attempting the climbing wall.  An experience to remember!

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On Thursday 8th February the Y3/4 and Y5/6 gymnastics squads competed in the Rotherham Gymnastics Final at Rotherham Leisure Centre. They participated in two events – a floor routine and the vault. There were a few wobbles on the way and the Y3/4 girls came 8th and the Y5/6 girls just missed out on continuing to the next round at the EIS by coming 2nd.

Hockey – South Yorkshire Finals


Two Y5/6 teams, from Thornhill, went to represent our school in the South Yorkshire hockey finals held in Doncaster.  Luckily, the afternoon stayed dry and all the children performed brilliantly, showing determination and skill throughout the matches against some very good sides.

Unfortunately for the girls, their efforts weren’t rewarded with qualification, despite an excellent display by our goalkeeper who was playing in full protective gear for the very first time.

As for the boys, qualification went down to the very last game.  In the four games they played, they didn’t concede a goal and remained undefeated, with our keeper only touching the ball twice.  However, only the one goal was scored in the last game to give them 3 draws and a victory which totaled 6 points.  The post, a couple of good saves and some poor finishing contributed to the lack of goals scored.

The boys hoped for a draw in the final match but unfortunately that wasn’t the case and we lost out by a single point.  Congratulations to the teams that did qualify and good luck.

The stand out performer for the girls was goalkeeper Nitasha and for the boys it was Rizwan otherwise known as ‘the wall’ as nothing got past him.