Reminder : We do still have a couple of places left for our Reception Class 2017. Please contact the office for details. Thank you.
Our Anti-bullying week was very successful, especially the NSPCC visit talking to KS1, KS2 and running a workshop with Oak Class. The children are now much more aware of how to keep themselves safe. Do look at the NSPCC website if you would like any more information about this.
The school enjoyed a very musical parents’ assembly on Friday, where our children had the opportunity to show their skills playing various musical instruments and singing. It is important for the children to have the confidence to perform in front of an audience and to share their talents with others.
Y3, 4 and 5 will be joining in the Sherborne partnership singing project in February. This is an excellent opportunity for us to link with Music specialists at The Gryphon and work with the children from the other feeder primary schools.
Oak Class will be taking part in the Bikeability Level 1 and 2 training after half term. Please ensure bikes are roadworthy and safe and that the children have bicycle helmets, in readiness for this.
I am very grateful to our Sports Apprentice Amber Hanley for organising the Cross country club on Friday mornings and to the parents who come along and help.
Our Collective worship themes for the first half term are:
Friendship and Going for goals!
7th February: Netball & Football v Trent HOME
9th February: 12.30pm Basketball Tournament at The Gryphon School
10th February: Acorn Class visit Thornford Church, Singing Workshop Y3, 4 & 5, KS2 Parents Assembly
13th-17th February: Half Term
20th February: Visit of the author Maria Farrar
21st February: Oak Class Bikeability training. (Please ensure bikes are roadworthy and children have bicycle helmets)
22nd February: Netball & Football v Bishops Caundle AWAY
24th February: Singing workshop Y3, 4 & 5, KS1 Parents Assembly
27th February: Start of Fairtrade Fortnight
28th February: YR Height & Weight checks, Pancake Races 3pm on the playground
1st March: Sherborne Area Cross Country Competition
2nd March: Reading, Reciting & Debating Competition
3rd March: Yr6 Business & Enterprise Day at The Gryphon School KS2 Parents Assembly
6th March: Oak Class Cluster Singing Project
8th March: Netball & Football v Sherborne Primary HOME
9th March: KS2 pitch to Dragons for £5 to buy materials for a fundraising idea for Red Nose Day
Thornford CE VA School is a Church of England School. Our Golden Thread is :
Treat others as you would like to be treated yourself
(Based on Luke 6:31)
The children are valued as individuals and encouraged to develop their full potential through a range of high quality educational experiences.
Thornford School is ALWAYS a SAFEGUARDING school