As part of the ‘I Am Warrior’ topic the Y4/3 children learnt about the Roman Army. As well as looking at armour and weapons, the children learnt how the Roman Army became such a successful and formidable force. Part of this was to research battle plans, techniques and formations to see whether we thought they would work and why. Here are some of the images of the children practising being Roman soldiers and implementing some Roman battle formations.

Each child designed their own shield which they completed using papier mache and glue. The design of the shield represented both the child’s year group and school. The design also linked to the Romans as the eagle signifies the symbol of the messenger and the lightning bolt symbolises the Roman God Jupiter.


Healthy Eating Posters

This term, children were invited to take part in designing a Healthy Eating Poster. Pupils spent many hours at home creating their posters and today the Key Stage 2 winners were reveled to the rest of Key Stage 2 in an assembly. 

Congratulations to the runner-ups Nitasha Iqbal (Y5/6)  and Farhaan Iqbal (Y3/4) who received some yummy treats as their prizes (not very healthy) and the winners Connor Wells (Y5/6) and Alinah Hussain (Y3/4) who each received a £5 Argos voucher to spend on what they like. 

Congratulations also to Rylie Sheppard who was the runner up Key Stage 1, Jayne Okpovie who was the winner and Estal Hamza from foundation stage. 

Winning posters will be displayed in the dinner hall anytime soon – keep your eyes peeled for them!



On Wednesday 8th February we took a Y3/4 and Y5/6 squad of gymnasts to compete at Rotherham School’s Gymnastic Final. All the girls performed a floor routine and a jump from the vault. They were all superstars, but our Y5/6 team were amazing as they are the new Rotherham Champions. They are now going to compete in the South Yorkshire final in March. Good luck girls!

Y3/Y4 Basketball – Winterhill Cluster Champions

Last week our Year 3s and 4s became
Winterhill Cluster Champions
when they managed to win all their games without conceding a single goal. 

They now go on through to the Rotherham finals, with a chance to progress on to the South Yorkshire Finals as Champions of Rotherham.  Good luck…… watch this space.

Burbs, Bottoms and Bile,  Scrumdiddlyumptious

In term 1, Year 4/3 worked on Burps, Bottoms and Bile and Scrumdiddlyumptious. In both of the topics, the children found out about food and healthy eating. In November, they visited Tesco where they were taken on a guided tour around the store, including in the back where the public aren’t usually allowed to go.  They also had a visit from the dental nurse.  Throughout this term the class novel was The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.  


Lots of children made Easter Bonnets at home with their parents for a parade in school.  The winners from each Key Stage won an Easter Egg.  Here are a selection of the hats.


Screen Shot 2016-03-18 at 11.15.59The Y3/4 football team entered a tournament on 16.03.16 run by RUFC.  Seven schools entered the tournament with Thornhill playing three of those schools.

Game 1 – a comfortable 3-0 victory thanks to an early goal to settle us down.  We dominated the game from start to finish and were unlucky not to score more.

Game 2 – an unlucky 2-0 defeat.  A defensive error allowed the opposition to sneak in front which led to a fairly even game.  A few more missed chances followed with the opposition securing victory right at the death.

Game 3 – an evenly matched 1-1 draw.  Although falling behind again, the boys responded brilliantly.  During the game, we struggled to find the breakthrough with goalmouth scrambles galore.  Eventually, we got the equaliser and although they missed a penalty, we missed a golden chance to secure victory with the last kick of the game.

Well done to all the players for an enjoyable tournament, let’s practise our SHOOTING!


Year 3 and Year 4 children have been working hard on their 3D animal creations – they are finished now!

Do you remember when Years 3 and 4 had a visitor with some special birds?

They have been improving their sketching skills by sketching some of them.