Magnificent performance at Magna!

On Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th November, children from Year 4/3 were involved in two evening performances at Magna to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War I. They performed alongside children from three other schools, students from Rotherham College of Art and Technology, professional actors and musicians to tell a story of how young men and women from Rotherham were involved in this conflict and the sacrifices that they made.

Children from Thornhill sang beautifully, acted with confidence and made a significant contribution to the overall success of two moving and memorable performances. Parents and staff, who had the privilege to watch the performances, were both very impressed by and incredibly proud of our children. 


A big thank you to all the parents who were able to contribute items of food and come and share our Harvest Festival assemblies.  The children have all worked hard to find out about the types of food we eat, where crops are grown, the work of farmers, and about how Global warming could affect the work of our farmers.  They shared this information through some beautiful singing and reciting the information clearly.  All the food contributions have been donated to a local organisation – SHILOH – who prepare meals for the homeless.


Summer Parade

On Wednesday 18th July Thornhill School held their summer parade! All the children from Y1 to Y5 took part in parading around the school to the beat of our drumming band!! Many parents and friends stood and watched in the early morning sunshine as all the children walked past either as either a Tiger, Eagle, African Elephant or a Manta ray.

The costumes all linked to our teams “T E A M”  

Our  Mantra is “Together Everyone Achieves More”

The costumes and masks were stunning and all the materials were provided by the Big Lottery Fund for our “Carnival Project”

The fund ensured we had the support of 2 amazing local artists to support the project:

The children worked with Angie Hardwick from Ange Made Ceramics in Sheffield and Gemma Nemer from The Button Tin in Barnsley.

Both ladies are very talented and have supported the children well through the year in a series of workshops to develop their art and craft skills. 

Enjoy the images…



KS2 children have continued to work with 2 local artists to create some more sculptures ready for our parade.


In preparation for our “Summer parade” around school, we have been working with 2 local artists on creating stunning artwork on our theme “TEAM.” All the children in school belong to one of 4 teams…

T – Tigers

E – Eagles

A – African elephants

M – Mantaray

Each letter in TEAM stands for “Together Everyone Achieves More.”

The materials for the project are all recycled products that you have sent in from home – empty cereal boxes or old newspapers etc.

Currently KS2 children have had the opportunity to create these sculptures – they are not finished but the attached pictures show you how hard they have been working on the project!


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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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 : September (2)

Breakfast Club.

Mrs Garbutt has now retired from running Breakfast Club which she has done for many years. We would like to thank her for all her hard work. Mrs Abdul will now be coordinating Breakfast Club.

Dates for your Diary.

Thursday 28th September Non – uniform day / coffee morning for parents – contributions towards Macmillan Cancer Appeal.
INSET – Friday 29th September so school closed to children.

KS2 Harvest Festival – 2.15pm Monday 23rd October. Foundation and KS1 Harvest Festival – 9.30am Tuesday 24th October.
Nearer the time we would welcome contributions of tins, boxes and packets (no fresh produce thank you) which will be given to the Rush House.

Halloween disco – 3 – 4.30pm Thursday 26th October Y1 to Y6.
Break up for half term – Friday 27th October.
Start back – Monday 6th November.

Open evenings – 7.12.17 or 11.12.17
Christmas Fayre – Thursday 14th December. Break up for Christmas – Friday 22nd December. Start back – Monday 8th January

Newsletter : September

Welcome back everyone.

A new school year and new Parents to Thornhill so with this in mind this is information that we feel is useful to share.
Should you have any issues at all with the school, or positive comments, then there are lots of opportunities to speak to us:

  • Senior leaders at the gates every morning and tea time
  • Make an appointment to see the Head by contacting the school,
  • Talk to your Elected Parent Governor,
  • Contact the Chair of Governors through the school,
  • Email the school with your concern,
  • Send a letter in to school.

Whilst we would love to have an open door policy we can’t due to the safety and wellbeing of all the pupils and staff in the school during opening time.

Clubs, Clubs, Clubs.
There are many clubs that have just started or will be starting in the next few weeks. See below for days, times and member of staff running them.


We were honoured 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 our School Council were 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 honourary Plaque which will be proudly displayed in school.