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A safe, happy learning environment

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Thornford Primary School

At the heart of our community

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Thornford Primary School

Encouraging children to ask 'big questions'

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Thornford Primary School

Welcome to
Thornford
Primary School

We are proud to be an ‘Outstanding’ Primary School, set in rural Dorset. Hard work and a growth mindset are encouraged and we provide for the needs of every individual child, to enable them to achieve their potential.

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Weekly Whiteboard

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What have Beech Class been learning this week?

Beech have been working on their reading, speaking and listening skills this week.  In groups we chose a poem that we thought we would like to learn by heart and recite.  We...

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Acorn news from week beginning 4th February

In phonics the Reception children revised the sounds oa, oo, ar and ur and all the tricky words learned so far. The Year One children learned the alternative sounds for the grapheme...

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Helicopter visit

Thank you to Mark (Ellen’s Dad) for organising a Royal Navy Wildcat Helicopter landing in Thornford School field. The children were very excited,  as the three crew came to meet them. It...

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What have we been learning this week?

This week, Beech Class carried out some fieldwork in the village, with a visit to our beautiful church.  We enjoyed finding different features inside and outside the church and also thought about...

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News from week beginning 12th November

In phonics the YR children learned some more digraphs (two letters that make one sound), namely th, ch, sh and ng and the tricky words we, me and be. The Year One...

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News from week beginning 5th November

Another busy week in Acorn Class...   This week in Phonics the Reception children learnt the sounds y, z/zz and qu and the tricky words he and she. The Year One children...

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What have we been learning this week?

We've been thinking a lot about Remembrance this week; what is means and the symbols that represent it.  We did lots of research at home and in school, finding out about poppies,...

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News from week beginning 29th October 2018

We have had a super week! In phonics the Reception children learned the new sounds j, v, w and x and revised the tricky words learned so far. The Year One children...

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What have we been learning this week?

We've had a great time in Beech this week, learning more about non fiction writing and non chronological reports in particular.  We then tried to write our own reports all about our...

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News from week beginning 15th October

In the last week before half term in Acorn Class this week...   In phonics the Reception children learnt the tricky words no and go which we noticed rhyme. They also learnt...

Welcome

Neela Brooking, Headteacher

Welcome to Thornford School. We are a small rural Church of England primary school set in beautiful grounds in a small village, close to the market town of Sherborne. We have strong links with the local church, St. Mary Magdalene and our golden thread:  Treat others as you would like to be treated yourself,  is used to promote positive attitudes and behaviours amongst our pupils. From their first day in Reception, our children come into a safe, happy learning environment, where they are nurtured. Hard work and a growth mindset are encouraged and there is provision for the children’s individual needs in order for pupils to achieve their potential. They are well-prepared socially and academically for the next stage of their education by our dedicated staff.

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