Above: Our Easter Journey Day with Oak Class re-enacting Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous painting of  

The Last Supper

We seem to have packed in an awful lot of things into the Spring Term. Here are some  highlights :


  • Our thanks go to the wonderful Mrs. Christine Wendell for her hard work with recorders and Choir.The standard of the Recorder Consort Group and the School Choir is absolutely stunning!
  • Oak Class Brass Band
  • Elm Class Recorders and Elm Class Samba Band who performed an amazing concert to their parents
  • Y3,4 and 5 singing their Bugsy Malone songs- concert on Thursday at 4pm


Our thanks go especially to Mr. James Cattigan who has coached the school Football team for the last two years. We are so grateful to him for giving up his time for free to coach our children; to teach them football skills and encourage and develop their teamwork. The children took part in regular fixtures during this year and the Y5/6 Football tournament this week. They all worked hard, tried their best and were proud to represent their school. Well done to all!

We would also like to thank Miss Amber Hanley, our sports apprentice, for coaching the Y6 netball team during their fixtures and tournament. They also displayed great teamwork and camaraderie throughout their games.

Bikeability – Y5/6 achieved Level 1 (Don’t forget part 2 after the Easter holidays)


Reading, Reciting and Debating Celebration- The children displayed a high standard of performance skills

Author Visit – lots of children inspired to read the adventures of Mr.P

Dragons Den Fair which raised £500 for Comic Relief!

An enjoyable Cluster Art Day at Sherborne Boys’ school

500 words competition (Oak and Elm) Congratulations to Fred in Elm Class and Luke in Oak Class, who have managed to get through to the second round of the competition with their stories!

Y6 Business and Enterprise; Y6 Gifted and Talented Maths Day; Sherborne Area Chess challenge.

Thanks go to Rev. Tony Gilbert  and the Y6 for the lovely Easter Church Service and to Mrs.E.Lewis for organising the Eco walk.

We would like to wish you all a wonderful Easter Holiday!


All at Thornford School

Neela Brooking


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April Newsletter

Diary Dates

Our Collective worship themes for this half term are:

Truthfulness  and  Relationships

Monday 24th  April : First Day of Summer Term

24th,25th and 26th Bikeability Oak Class- Groups of 6 children on each day.Please check, which day you need to bring in your bicycle

Thursday 27th April: In the morning- Football Coaching for Elm Class

Monday 1st May Bank Holiday School closed


Wednesday 3rd-5th May Hooke Court Y5 Residential

Monday 8th-Thursday 11th May Keystage 2 SATS

Tuesday 9th May: First Swimming lesson at Sherborne School Leisure Centre

Swimming Dates for the Summer Term are: May 9, 16, 23, June 6, 13, 20, July 4

Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th May: Bikeability Oak Class


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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.
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