Welcome to Thornhill…

…where we aim to ensure that
    everyone is

Successful,
Happy,
Inspired,
Nurtured and
Enjoying lifelong learning.

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.

PREDATORS

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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Gymnastics.

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.

 

Newsletter January 2018

Dates for your Diary.

Friday 9th February – break up for half term (normal time)
Monday 19th February – start back.
Thursday 1st March – World Book Day. Come dressed as your favourite book character.
Thursday 8th March or Monday 12th March – Parents evening (3.15 pm to 5pm). Appointment letters will be sent out nearer the time.
Friday 23rd March – break up for Easter (normal time)
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 sports

Inter class competitions

The class sports competitions have continued with year 5/6 finally completing their first round matches .

All children participated in 4 sports (football, basketball, dodgeball and dance) over the term to win points for their class.

Here are the Y5/6 current points tally after their first 2 fixtures.

Inter-class sports 

The class sports competitions have started with year 3/4 finally completing their first round matches (snow delay).

All children will participate in 4 sports (football, basketball, dodgeball and dance) over the term to win points for their class.

Here are the Y3/4 current points tally after their first 2 fixtures.

Autumn 2017 events

During the Autumn term, the children took part in several whole school events.  Our Harvest Festival performances were very well attended and parents kindly donated foods.  Many children enjoyed the Halloween disco, getting dressed up for the occasion.  They also had spiders and snakes – imitation of course – on their buns at lunch time.  Children in Baking club decorated, and sold, biscuits to raise money for ‘Children in Need’.  And finally, the children in all classes made items to sell in the Christmas Victorian Fayre.  

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Newsletter December 2017

Christmas concerts.

Please arrive at least 5 minutes before the start of the concert. Once the show has started we might not be able to let you in immediately as the opening and closing of the door puts some children off and we wouldn’t want you to miss them.

  • Monday 18th December at 2pm – KS1 Concert.
  • Tuesday 19th December at 9.30am – Foundation concert.
  • Wednesday 20th December–  9.30am OR 2pm – KS2 concert.

 

Thursday 21st December – Christmas Disco for Y1 to Y6. 3pm to 4.30pm. £2 entry which will include a drink and a snack.

Friday 22nd December – Break up for Christmas at 2pm.

Have a lovely holiday, and we’ll see you on:

Monday 8th January – Start back.