Crucial Crew

The Y6 children attended ‘Crucial Crew’ yesterday.  It was an important day where they took part in 8 different scenarios to ensure they are able to keep themselves safe as they start to become more independent – it won’t be long before they are starting the next phase of their education!  First aiders taught them how to deal with an unconscious person.  They were also reminded about road safety. They were also taught about the fact they are now classed in law as ‘responsible for their own actions’.  Police and Fire services taught them about fire safety and possible consequences of breaking the law eg by carrying knives or making hoax calls.

An excellent learning opportunity for all!


This year, Year 5/6 pupils have been learning to play different pieces of music on the Glockenspiel. As part of the Rotherham Childrens’ Festival, children were invited to play their instruments at the ‘Big Blast’ Festival. A selection of pupils attended and their behaviour and performance was exceptional – we even looked the part with our Glockenspiel stands. 

Y6 activity day at the EIS

Last week all the children in Year 6 went to the English Institute of Sport with several other local schools.  While there, they took part in 24 different activities, supported by Sports Leaders from Winterhill and Wingfield.  One of our children proudly achieved 3rd place in the 100 metre; an amazing achievement considering the number of children that took part.  A fun and tiring day was had by all.


This term, Year 5/6 were lucky enough to take part in 2 Conductive Music Sessions. They learnt how to code and programme a QuirkBot using some online software. They made a light saber and a musical instrument from the Quirkbot. Children were able to code the QuirkBot so the lights would flash at different speeds and in different orders. Each part of the QuirkBot was also able to play different notes. The children really enjoyed the sessions and learnt something exciting and new! 


On Friday 8th March Thornhill Cheerleaders competed in the Rotherham Final’s with their 1980s theme. They came 2nd and will now represent Rotherham in the School Games to be held at the EIS.

Weston Park Museum

On Tuesday/Wednesday 5th/6th February, all the children in Y5 and Y6 visited Weston Park Museum in Sheffield to take part in a workshop to find out more about the Ancient Egyptians.  During the day in the museum they were fascinated by the real ‘mummies’ and their original coffins with hieroglyphics covering their surfaces.  Whilst pretending to ‘mummify’ a body, they learnt all about the gruesome things that were performed on the dead to ensure the bodies were able to go to the ‘afterlife’.  


This term, Year 5/6 have been learning about Mexico and have recently started learning about the Heart. 

We have focused on the Mexican Festival Day of the Dead and our work has linked to other aspects of Mexican life – both present and past. Classes have designed and made their own Day of the Dead masks, researched life in Mexico and gained an understanding of the Ancient Maya tribe.

Following on from Mexico, children are just beginning to learn how the heart works and why it is so important. Some classes have started work on clay models and 3D models of the heart. 


Wednesday 4th July – Bowling.
We will be leaving school at about 9.30am to walk to Superbowl at Kimberworth. School are paying for the treat, but children can bring about £2 so they can buy a drink. We will be back at school for lunch.

Thursday 5th July – Y6 leavers play.
School is providing some of the costume items that the children will need, but they have been asked to bring some items from home. Please ask them what these are and send them in as soon as possible.

The performance will begin at 2pm so please ensure you are in your seat by 1.55pm so you don’t miss them.

Friday 6th July – Y6s last day.
The children may bring a white t-shirt or shirt for their friends to sign. Please send them with a marker pen or something suitable as we don’t have enough for all the children.

Thank you for all your support over your child’s time with us.


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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On Wednesday, 13th September, the Y6 children went to the Lifewise Centre in Hellaby to learn about keeping safe as they start becoming more independent – it won’t be long before they begin their next stage of learning in Y7 and therefore become much more independent.

Whilst they were there they took part in a range of activities and scenarios that they may be faced with, along with understanding the consequences of their own actions (the age of criminal responsibility is 10).

They learnt about: fire safety, internet safety including cyber bullying, road safety, first aid, personal safety, and what takes place in a Magistrates Court.  Throughout all the scenarios, children were taught about the importance of always making the right choice and the consequences of making bad choices.

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