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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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School Closure – Information for Parents

Please see the link below with the latest guidance on school closures, which includes a list of key workers. If it is at all possible for children to be at home, then...

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Covid-19 – Update from SAST   Thursday 19 March 2020

In light of the Government announcement of school closures except for children of key workers and vulnerable children from the end of Friday the Trust and Schools will be holding a series...

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DfE Advice: COVID-19

Department for Education Coronavirus helpline The DfE has launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows: Phone:...

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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,...

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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