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Music Week Day 3

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.


Click HERE to see a photo of Churen playing the Piano.

Music Week Assembly

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 Gents’.

See a photo of ‘The Gents’ singing in the assembly HERE

Maths Workshop – Rainbow Recall

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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 games. Copies of the game boards and instructions can be found on the website and here!

If you were unable to attend our workshop, come along to Parent Forum on Thursday 11th October, which will be all about developing fluency in maths across the school and will include information about Rainbow Recall. We look forward to seeing you!

Click HERE to view Fluency Games for Addition and Subtraction – Instructions

Click HERE to view Fluency Games for Addition and Subtraction – Game Boards

Rainbow Recall

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 Rainbow Recall prizes in Friday’s assembly. The winners were selected because of their effort, positive attitude and progress in developing their maths fluency. The children had made great improvements in their ability to recall key facts and use well-reasoned strategies to solve trickier calculations. We shall be awarding more prizes at the end of half term, so keep practising!    


Arts Week

As part of the drive to earn the Arts Mark award at Thorndown, the children worked with Wysing Arts.

Click HERE to have look at the newsletter and photos from the week

Open Classroom in Reception

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 early years and visited classrooms, where they participated in games and activities with their children. Much fun (and learning!) was had by all.

 Please follow this link to download a copy of the presentation. A guide to additional activities and games which you can play at home will also be available soon.

Please click HERE to view the presentation

Thank you


Talented artists at Thorndown

Art News!

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 techniques to create their impressive pictures. Jason’s fine tiger was shortlisted, while Molly was runner-up in the KS2 section. Molly’s beautiful water-colour of St.Ives bridge has been specially chosen to be made into cards, which will be on sale for charity at various local venues.

Congratulations to all four young artists!

Click HERE to view the art work

Super Science at Thorndown

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 location is based close by in Cambridge. It is an exciting

opportunity to discover, question and take part in scientific activities at some interesting

venues. The event has a whole host of exciting topics, from talks to hands-on activities

that I am sure will have something for everyone, whatever your age and interest (and

the great thing is, most things are free!) Some do need to be booked though – booking

via the website that opened 20th February 2017). This years’ theme for the festival is

titled ‘Getting Personal’. The website has full and comprehensive details about the whole

programme of events, accessibility etc and can be found at http://www.sciencefestival.cam.ac.uk/

During January, children in Year One and Two participated in the RSPB Big Bird Watch.

We were pleased to take part in this national event in which pupils went out and about

making observations and tallying their findings. A whole school assembly drew

awareness to the national event and outlined the scientific reasoning and benefits from

analysing data. I wonder which were the top three most frequent visitors in the UK in

2017? What does that say about other wildlife and numbers of certain species?

As with previous years, Thorndown have a Science Week planned, but later during the

Summer Term. Outdoor learning is going to be the theme. Look out for work and

learning being celebrated later on in the school newsletter! Above all, keep enjoying

science. It’s all around us!


Open Classroom for Maths in Year 3 and 4

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 Lemmon, had fun playing games and visited their children in classrooms to see lessons in action.

Click HERE to view the presentation on Multiplication and Division for Year 3 / 4

Click HERE to see the presentation on tips on Multiplication and Division for Year 3 / 4


We have a few Numberlink Board packs left which are available to buy at the office for £2.50 each. (These contain a Numberlink Board, white board pen and a 10-sided dice.) We will have more packs available after half term, so if they’re all gone and you’d like to make a purchase, and haven’t already requested one, please inform the office staff and we’ll let you know when they’re ready to collect. Payment can be made in the school office.

Thorndown Choir visits to NEC for Young Voices

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 children sang their hearts out and had a great time. The parents watching and the adults taking part had just as much fun as the children!

Thank you to everyone who organised the trip and to Mrs Peach who has been running our choir to such a high standard.

Click HERE to look at the gallery for more photos.

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