Welcome to Thornhill…

…where we aim to ensure that
    everyone is

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

YORKSHIRE SPORTS AWARD

We were honored this week to be winners at the prestigious Yorkshire Primary P.E and school sport premium Sport Awards. Two pupils that are highly involved in both School sport and School Council to invited to accompany Rob Lyne and Mr Little at the awards ceremony which took place at the Pavilions of Harrogate.  We were the winners in the category of Whole School Improvement and received an honorary Plaque which will be proudly displayed in School.

Newsletter July 2017

Non Uniform Day on 25th July.

Fundraiser for Trailblazer Allstars.

During January and February Miss Cant (a PE student at Sheffield Hallam University) completed her teaching practise with us. She worked with every class in school. She gave up her free time to help Mrs Hill coach the gymnastics squad; and the Y5/6 squad won the Rotherham Final and they went on to compete in the South Yorkshire Finals. She also choreographed a cheerleading routine and the squad came second in the Rotherham Cheerleading final – this is an event that we have never competed in before.

Miss Cant is a member of Trailblazer Allstars  – a cheerleading squad who have been selected to compete in the World Cheerleading Competition in Florida next year.

As a Primary PE School Of Excellence we believe it is important to support our local athletes so we are having a ‘purple day’ to help raise money to donate to the squad to get them to Florida. Donations for coming in non-uniform, favourite outfits or purple will be appreciated.

Dates for your diary.

Break up for summer – Tuesday 25th July at 1.15pm.

Start back – Tuesday 5th September.

Our Y6s leave us on Friday 14th July and we wish them all the best. This means children from Foundation to Y5 will begin their transition to their new classes on Monday 17th July. They will register as normal in their current class before moving to their new classes. They will return to their original classes before home time so children will come out of the gate that they normally leave from.

Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife and Falconry Centre in North Anston

The children in Year 5 and Year 6 have been learning about minibeasts and their living environment.  They all went to the Tropical Butterfly House on Friday, 30th June.  Whilst there, they all had an opportunity to handle minibeasts such as cockroaches, stick insects and tarantulas.  Some children also listened to talks about snakes and saw them being handled whilst others saw owls and parrots flying for their handlers.  They also saw a large number of animals, many of which can be seen in the photographs.

Kingswood Residential 2017

On Monday 5th June, 30 Year 5 children and 4 teachers went to Kingswood Dearne Valley for their residential.  During the 3 days they were there, they took part in several organised activities that they had not attempted before.  This included activities such as: Archery, Fencing, Climbing, High Ropes and Low Ropes.  They had an amazing experience as you can see from the photos.  Over 500 photos were taken, the slide show is just a small sample of them. 

Sponsored Penalty shoot out

On Friday 23rd June, all the children in school too kpart in a sponsored penalty shoot out with Rotherham United Football Club.  They all enjoyed scoring against the Rotherham United staff. 

South Yorkshire Sport

Thornhill Primary School’ Sports Teams have once again surpassed all high expectations and previous successes by reaching the South Yorkshire Finals across four different sports.  Our year 3/4 Cricket team, year 3/4 Tennis team, year 5/6 Tri-Golf team and Year 5/6 Netball team have achieved several victories in many rounds of competitions to reach the South Yorkshire School Games.  These teams will now go on to represent Rotherham on the 5th July as part of a huge nationwide event.  Good luck to all the pupils involved, everyone connected with Thornhill Primary are immensely proud of this phenomenal achievement.  
 

Rotherham Children’s Festival

For Picture This, we have been studying a painting by Pieter Bruegel called Children’s Games.  We have made a material collage of our school playground which is on display at Magna.  We have also written poems, instructions and descriptions relating to the painting.   Some children in Year 5 also went to the ‘Big Blast’ where they play the Glockenspiel.

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DINKY DINOSAURS

Do you like our ‘Dinky Dinosaurs?’  We think they are ‘Simply Stego-tastic’!

Updated information on applying for the 30 Hours Offer…

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