Welcome to Thornhill…

…where we aim to ensure that
    everyone is

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

INTRA CLASS PLAYTIME COMPETITIONS

After a few weeks of competitions, every team has played each other at all the different activities – dance, dodgeball, football and basketball. Team SF continued their winning streak within the Y3/Y4 classes and remain clear winners.  However, after being at the bottom of the leaderboard throughout the competition, Team VD managed to have the highest score and be the overall winners in the Y6/Y5 classes –  they beat the previous winning team (Team CW) by just 1 point.

Newsletter: April 10th 2018

School News.

Mrs Yasseen returns from her maternity leave today. We would like to thank Mrs Bruce-Hillman for teaching Foundation for the last few months.

Mrs Ibbotson and Mrs Yip both leave on Friday 13th April to begin their maternity leaves – we would like to wish them all the best. Mrs Bruce-Hillman will be taking over from Mrs Ibbotson.

Dates for your Diary.

  • Thursday 3rd May – INSET so school is closed to pupils, open as normal Friday 4th May.
  • Monday 7th May – May Day so school closed, open as normal on Tuesday 8th May.
  • 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 2pym.

 

 

WORLD BOOK DAY

Unfortunately school was closed on the real book day due to snow.  However, as many children had been looking forward to dressing up, we arranged it for the last day of term. As you can see from the photos, lots of children and staff entered into the spirit of the day and came dressed up as a book character.  How many characters do you recognise?

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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. 

PREDATORS

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.  

Cheerleading.

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.

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?