News & Events

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...Continue reading

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...Continue reading

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...Continue reading

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...Continue reading

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...Continue reading

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...Continue reading

Life Education Bus

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

Science week at Thorndown

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

Top achievement in Art

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

Clothing Bank

We are delighted that Thorndown now has its own clothes recycling bank on site. We are working with the Starlight Foundation ( to raise funds for the school and this very...Continue reading

St Ives Carnival

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

Read it Again!

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

Year 6 Rotary Club Quiz

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

Hinchingbrooke Art Party

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! There...Continue reading

World Book Day

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

Parent Consultations

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

Dolly Pegs

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

E-Safety Presentation

 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

Maths Morning

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

Year 5 Art

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

After School Clubs

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. Click...Continue reading

News from the Hilltop Trip

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

Parental Survey Results

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

Handwriting for Parents

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