Day 3 of Music Week and today we had the pleasure of Singaporean Pianist Churen Li playing for us. She wowed us with her musical talent and everyone enjoyed it. Thank you Churen.
As part of our Music Week we were incredibly lucky to have 'The Gent's' from St. John's College, Cambridge, visit us and sing to us in our Music Week assembly. We loved it! Thank you to 'The...Continue reading
Maths Workshop for Parents - Rainbow Recall
Thank you to those parents who attended our workshop last week. We looked at developing children’s number fluency using a range of strategies and...Continue reading
Well done to our first Rainbow Recall prize winners! We have been using our new maths programme in Key Stage 2 for almost a term now and each teacher selected three children to receive our special...Continue reading
As part of the drive to earn the Arts Mark award at Thorndown, the children worked with Wysing Arts.
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Thank you to all the parents and carers who attended our Open Classroom event in Reception this morning. Adults learned about how we are developing children’s number sense and understanding in the...Continue reading
Four talented artists from Thorndown recently had their artwork displayed at Impington Village College, in the Cambridgeshire Young Artists Competition.
Josh and Demi used printing...Continue reading
Super Science at Thorndown!
The National Science and Engineering week is taking place
between the 13th and 26th March 2017. Organised by the British Science Association
across the UK, our nearest...Continue reading
Thank you to all the parents who attended our Open Classroom event today. The morning was a great success! Parents learnt about how we teach multiplication and division with Mrs Gerrard and Mr...Continue reading
On Wednesday 25th January, our choir and their parents went to the NEC arena in Birmingham to sing with over 8000 other children, as part of the Young Voices celebrations.
As last year, the...Continue reading
Meet Mrs Zhu and Miss Chen
Following Mrs Gerrard’s very successful trip to Shanghai with 70 other teachers from across the country in November (see our last whole school Newsletter - Issue 43),...Continue reading
The Rotary Club of St Ives kindly funded a visit from the Life Education Centre. Over two days, years 4 and 6 had the opportunity to visit it.
We went into the centre and our mouths dropped, we...Continue reading
Mrs Claire Gerrard has been selected to take part in a prestigious teacher exchange programme, focusing on mathematics, with a partner school in Shanghai.
Mrs Gerrard is among 70 expert...Continue reading
Number Sense and Fluency in Key Stage 1: Workshop for Parents
On Tuesday 1st November, we held a very successful maths workshop for Key Stage 1 parents. Over the last couple of years, we...Continue reading
With just one week back at school, children are already flying in their maths learning. The winners of our first Maths Eyes of the year were Zebra and Dolphin classes, and Sophia and Madeline proudly...Continue reading
Year 6 Motivational Writing
All of our Year 6s have been writing motivational speeches to send to the Olympic Get Set competition this week. The winning speeches will be read to our Olympic...Continue reading
On Tuesday 3rd May, we held a very successful maths workshop for Key Stage 1 parents. We shared findings from our recent research project, which has focused on strategies for developing children’s...Continue reading
What an exciting week! It all got started with a Science assembly led by Mrs Smith where the children’s natural curiosity of space travel was extended by looking at Tim Peake’s mission to the...Continue reading
Mr Sweeney and Miss Collins have put together short slide show regarding Year 6 SATs.
If you would like to view this briefing then please click...Continue reading
Parent Open Classroom in Years 3 and 4
On Thursday 4th February, the Year 3 and 4 teaching team, led by Mr Lemmon, opened their doors to parents to experience an open ended maths lesson on...Continue reading
Top Achievements in Art
In November we selected work from four of our promising artists at Thorndown. We had been invited to enter their pieces in the Cambridgeshire Area Young Artist Competition,...Continue reading
Congratulations to Jessica, Sophie, Lauren and Olivia who took part in the local English Challenge. They beat 6 other local schools in their heat and will now compete in the final at Ely...Continue reading
We are delighted that Thorndown now has its own clothes recycling bank on site. We are working with the Starlight Foundation ( http://www.starlight.org.uk) to raise funds for the school and this very...Continue reading
The Deputy Headteacher was delighted to host a parents' information session on fractions in school. We warmly welcome all parents who would like the opportunity of coming in to school to...Continue reading
On Saturday 11th July, Thorndown continued their long tradition of entering a float in the St Ives Carnival. The pupils, staff and parents worked hard to decorate the float to make a stunning visual...Continue reading
Cambridgeshire Libraries have launched the 10th 'Read it Again!' Cambridgeshire Children's Picture Book Award and the children at Thorndown Primary School have been invited to take part.
On the...Continue reading
We are delighted to be able to invite parents to some workshops on reading and writing that we will be holding in school for parents. These are a wonderful opportunity to see how reading and writing...Continue reading
Click HERE to read the latest Literacy and Maths Newsletter. Find out about Skoolbo a new maths resource for Key Stage 1, maths sessions for parents and the new writing shed.
Discover how the money...Continue reading
Ofsted will be visiting the school on Wednesday 29th April and Thursday 30th April.
Please click HERE to view the letter from Ofsted for Parents and Carers.
It is important to Ofsted to gather...Continue reading
What is it?
A story box is a miniature setting, a shoe box-sized stage with a background and objects within it relating to either a specific book, or to a common story scenario.
Why do...Continue reading
Our trip to see Francesca Simon, author of the Horrid Henry books, was great and all the children loved it.
At 8:15am, we were on the coach and ready to go to Cambridge. When we arrived at...Continue reading
Our Year 6s simultaneously played a huge quiz with 9 other schools in the local area. This was run by the St Ives Rotary Club in our school hall. We came joint second with a score of 121/150.The...Continue reading
On Monday 2 March, some of our pupils went to Hinchingbrooke Hospital for an Art Party to design a logo for their new garden restaurant. You may have seen them in the Hunts Post recently!
On Friday 6 March, the school celebrated World Book Day. The children dressed up as their favourite book characters, enjoyed book themed work in their classrooms and many, many pupils and their...Continue reading
National Science and Engineering week is taking place between 9 and 22 March 2015. Organised by the British Science Association across the UK, our nearest location is based close by in...Continue reading
The latest Thorndown Chronicle is available for download by clicking HERE. The pupils have really enjoyed putting their literacy skills to the test and eagerly anticipate reading the paper when it...Continue reading
We have a new online booking system for Parent Consultations. You will be able to book the time slots that fit in best with your own commitments and will receive an email confirming your booking. If...Continue reading
In Design and Technology, Year 5 and 6 children showed their powers of invention as they “dressed” traditional wooden dolly pegs, with the added challenge of making a firm stand. This project...Continue reading
The latest issue of the Literacy and Numeracy newsletter is available by clicking here. It has some useful ideas for apps that can be downloaded on Apple or Android devices.
Have you seen the new...Continue reading
Well done to the Year 5/6 Thorndown Tag Rugby team who managed to secure a fantastic 3rd place at the inter school tournament on Tuesday. The team played hard fought, frantic and fast moving games...Continue reading
Thank you to all the parents and grandparents who attended our Maths Morning, which was a great success. The adults found it very useful to learn how we teach the children multiplication...Continue reading
On Monday 3rd November Sally Elding from Cambridgeshire's ICT service, came in to speak with KS2 about keeping themselves safe online. She also had a discussion with some parents about how to...Continue reading
Have you seen a copy of the Thorndown Chronicle? The newspaper is put together by the pupils and sold for 50p to raise funds for a quiet reading and writing area in the new playground. Here is just a...Continue reading
Thank you to the Farish family for this week's...Continue reading
Thank you to all the parents and grandparents who attended our Maths Morning, which was a great success. The adults found it very useful to learn how we teach the children addition and subtraction...Continue reading
We are all very busy in school at this time and the children were set the challenge of composing a scene which focused on "Busy Hands" engaged on any task of their choice. We used watercolour wash...Continue reading
A comprehensive list of diary dates for the whole year has been sent out to all Parents to help. To view a copy please click...Continue reading
We have lots of after school activities planned for this term including; Ballet, Street Dance, Football, Coding, Chess, Karate, Tag Rugby, French, Choir, Drumming, Mad Science and Film Club.
We all arrived safely in the mist of the tree tops! Our first activity was the assault course- as you can see William became stretched through the tunnel and we had races under the nets. "Thorndown...Continue reading
Please click here to read the copy of the letter from Miss Godbold regarding the Year 6 and Year 2 SATs results for...Continue reading
Each year we ask the Parents and Carers to complete a short questionnaire. This gives us invaluable feedback as to how you feel about the school and allows us to address those areas where the...Continue reading
We have produced a Handwriting Guide for Parents information sheet that explains how we teach handwriting in school. It also includes ideas on ways which you can help to develop your child's...Continue reading