Gardening Club have decorated the path to the New Hall ready for the Monster Disco tonight!

Have a wonderful Half term holiday!

Weekly Whiteboard

The Headteacher commissioning service was lovely and my thanks go especially to Rev.Tony Gilbert for officiating , to Christine Wendell, her choir and recorder group for the delightful music and to all the children for their wonderful Harvest gifts.  Alongside our busy sports fixtures this term, there are two pupils  who have achieved particular distinction in their chosen sports: Imogen  (Elm Class) is becoming a  very skilled gymnast and will be performing in the London Festival of Gymnastics in mid-October.  The school watched her perform an impressive gymnastics display alongside her friends: Sophie, Bella, Georgiana and Hope in assembly last week. After a 6 week trial with Yeovil Town FC academy, Freddy  (Oak Class) was successful in being offered a contract. He has now signed for Yeovil Town and has already played against the likes of Southampton, Swindon and Plymouth Argyle. Freddy is delighted to be given this opportunity and is well aware he is fortunate to have been selected.  Freddy represents the school football team and is proud to do so. We wish all our pupils a very successful sporting term!

Neela Brooking




Diary Dates:

21st October: Eco walk  (Please let the office know if you can help with this)

21st October: Music Workshop at The Gryphon- selected Y6 children

21st October: Monster Disco in School Hall Ks1 6:00pm-7:00pm and KS2 7:00pm-8:00pm

24th-28th October: Half Term

2nd November Netball and Football against Buckland Newton School at Thornford

8th November (Tuesday) Football and Netball  Away at  Sherborne Abbey School

11th November: Remembrance Service in new Hall 10:45 Parents Welcome

17th November Y5 Rugby Tournament at Sherborne Primary School

24th November  Football and Netball  at Home v  Trent

30th November Football and Netball  Away at  Sherborne Primary School

1st December Oak Class Carol singing for Alzheimers’ Group Sherborne

1st December X Factor Competition

2nd December FTS Christmas Fair

7th December Oak Class Carol singing for residents of  Hayes Care Home Sherborne

9th December Oak Class Carol singing for St.James Care Centre Yeovil

KS2 Parents’Assesmbly

12th December Monday  10:00 am KS1 Nativity in New Hall

13th December Tuesday  6:00 pm KS1 Nativity in New Hall

14th December Whole School Christmas Lunch

15th December Christmas Parties

16th December Last day of term Carol Service in Thornford Church


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Thornford  school rugby  team

On Friday the 14th October 2016, Thornford school’s year 6s battled against three other schools in Sherborne Area  tag rugby competition.


Game 1:


On the first game we played Sherborn primary, we were all excited because Mr Bartle, our old head teacher was now the head teacher of the team we were against. It started off well, as we were getting into the game, however; unfortunately we lost 2-5 but got two great tries from Scarlett and Neve, giving us a positive motivation.




Our second game was against Bradford Abbas, which was a very close game, Thornford winning throughout, but we were pipped to the post in the last few seconds, losing 5-6. The tries came from Scarlett, Georgi, Neve and Eleeza scored 2.


Game 3:


On the last game we were happy, because we had played our best and were getting tired, but we were thinking positively. We played Yetminster and got tries from Sophie, Scarlett and Hope, ending the game in an unlucky loss of 5-3.


Overall, we played to the best of our abilities and really enjoyed ourselves considering we didn’t have as much practice as we would have liked, Thank-you to Mr Lewis and Miss Hanley for your help.


Written by Georgi and Martha.

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