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Reminder : We do still have a couple of places left for our Reception Class 2017. Please contact the office for details. Thank you.


Author Maria Farrer came to visit and sent this message to the children:

To everyone who came to see Mister P today …

Thank you so much for inviting Mister P and me to Thornford School. You were such a wonderful audience: enthusiastic, well-behaved and great fun. It was a real joy to come and visit you and Mister P really didn’t want to leave at all.
I hope you remember some of the polar bear facts … and enjoy reading all about Mister P’s antics in the rest of the story.
If anyone would like to contact me with further questions, they are very welcome to do so. Mister P would be interested to know if you enjoyed the book.
Have a happy second half of term. I’m going to have to keep those Easter eggs out of Mister P’s way or he’ll get tummy ache – AGAIN!
All the best

Thanks to Helen Stickland for organising another inspiring Author to visit the school.

Y3, 4 and 5 have started the Sherborne partnership singing project, singing songs from the Bugsy Malone Musical. 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 have all successfully achieved their  Bikeability Level 1 Certificates and will be having their Level 2 training in April and May. Well done Oak Class!

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.

Neela Brooking


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February Newsletter

SSCT Parents Online Safety Newsletter Spring 2017

Diary Dates

Our Collective worship themes for this half term are:

Perseverance  and Good to be me!


10th February: Acorn Class visit Thornford Church, Singing Workshop Y3, 4 & 5, KS2 Parents Assembly

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

Football Match v St.Andrew’s School Yetminster AWAY

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

Netball Match v St.Andrews at HOME

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

15th March Netball and Football v Abbey School HOME

17th March INSET Day School closed

24th March RED NOSE DAY non- uniform day Dragon’s Den Fair 

29th March Y5/6 Netball Tournament

31st March Parent Assembly

Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th April: Parent Consultation Evenings

Wednesday 5th April : Easter Journey Day  at Church

Thursday 6th April: Sherborne Area Singing workshop Y3,4 and 5 at The Gryphon with concert at the end of the day- (details to follow)

Friday 7th Last day of term and April Easter Service led by our Y6 children  9:30am in Thornford Church

Eco walk 1:30 pm

Monday 24th April  Summer Term starts

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The children enjoyed a visit from the NSPCC education team this week and learnt how to stay safe. To find out more, visit the NSPCC website below.   read more

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