Weekly Whiteboard


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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March Newsletter

Diary Dates

Our Collective worship themes for this half term are:

Perseverance  and Good to be me!

31st March KS2 Parent Assembly

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

4th April  Y3/4 Netball Tournament and Y5/6 Football Tournament at Abbey School  4:00-5:30pm Abbey School

5th April Bag2School collection

Wednesday 5th April : Easter Journey Day  at Church

5th April  Y5/6 Netball Tournament 1:30-3:00 Leweston Girls’ School

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