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Chicago Bears

We practised many American Football skills and had a fabulous time meeting the Chicago Bears yesterday (not to mention appearing on local TV).   ...Continue reading


  What a lovely event! We had a great time with everyone cheering on each other as a team and lots of points being scored. All the kids came away with medals and we have...Continue reading

Girls Football Tournament

We had a wonderful time yesterday at the girls’ football tournament at St Neots. We knew how well all our girls played but we were especially proud that the organisers presented Amy with a...Continue reading


Some children from Year 2 represented Thorndown at the Multi-skills tournament at One Leisure this week. The children had a chance to visit 6 stations and they tried a range of sports. They...Continue reading

Artsmark Gold

  Thorndown has achieved an Artsmark Gold Award! We are delighted to inform you that your setting has been awarded an Artsmark Gold Award. Congratulations! Your Statement of...Continue reading

Our Garden

Our allotment is starting to produce the beginnings of its annual crops. Strawberries have been the first to be harvested and the children have been eating them at lunchtime as part of the fruit...Continue reading

New, New, New Books

Finley, Summer, Theo and Toby had the exciting job of unpacking loads of new books purchased using the Bounce for Books fundraising money! We really enjoyed unboxing and stamping them before placing...Continue reading

Young Voices At The 02.

May 4th 2022 - Young Voices Trip:  When we arrived at the O2, we went into the arena and it was amazing! At around 3pm, we practised all the songs including the medleys. We sang: Fortuna, Lion...Continue reading

Year 3 - Golf

  We were delighted to welcome back the golf coach from St Ives Golf Club to work with Thorndown children. He will be taking sessions with all Year 3 classes over the next few...Continue reading


Georgina from Pelicans wrote the following: I think that ballet has really helped people to relax and even when they are still learning. I believe that some boys and girls thought they wouldn’t...Continue reading

Cricket Workshop

  Last week all classes in Year 1 and 2 attended a cricket workshop provided by a coach. This was to promote All Stars cricket sessions starting in St Ives – you may have seen the...Continue reading

Rugby Tournament

Last week our Year 5/6 rugby squad attended a rugby tournament hosted by Westfield Junior School. Our two teams played very well and came second and fifth overall. Billy said “It was fun to play...Continue reading

Netball Tournament

THE NETBALL TOURNAMENT AT ST IVO Last week, two teams of Year 5 and 6 netball players represented Thorndown at the ST Ivo tournament. Once we got there we had a lovely introduction from the...Continue reading

Safer Internet Day

On Tuesday 8th February 2022, the whole of Thorndown celebrated Safer Internet Day, alongside 170 other countries across the globe. Each year, the UK Safer Internet Centre shares a theme that it...Continue reading


This week, seven children represented Thorndown at the Panathlon. There was a game where you threw bean bags onto numbered squares and whatever the number was, you got that many points. We also did...Continue reading

Year 3 Leicester Museum

On Friday 3rd December, Year 3 went on a trip to Leicester museum and gallery. We took part in an Ancient Egyptians workshop. We had the chance to touch real artefacts from the civilisation, we saw...Continue reading

Year 6 Tudor Day

We had loads of fun on Tudor day because we took part in lots of activities that the Tudors would have done every day. In the morning, we tried candle making, apothecary, leather marking and even...Continue reading

Anti-Bullying Week

All the children at Thorndown School have been exploring ways to keep themselves and others safe during National Anti-Bullying week. It is so important that this is a subject we all talk about openly...Continue reading


Skip2Bfit is an amazing company, which visits schools to teach skipping. We had a wonderful two days last half term, when all classes from Year 1 to Year 6 learned or improved their skipping. The...Continue reading

Remembrance Service

On Friday 12th November, ten Year 4 children had the privilege of attending the remembrance service at RAF Wyton. It was an incredibly poignant morning where the children witnessed the laying of...Continue reading

Trim Trail

Anyone who comes onto the front playground to visit or learn couldn’t have failed to have noticed our wonderful new trim trail. It replaced a rickety trail that was moved from the old school site...Continue reading

Year 5 Viking Day

As part of our Year 5 topic from last term, we enjoyed a fantastic day learning about the Vikings. The day started when we were sat in the hall, having no idea of what would happen next. Suddenly a...Continue reading

Reception Dance Workshop

  Reception took part in a dance workshop with Mrs Thompson, themed around this term’s topic of Fantasy. The children learnt how to use their bodies to make different shapes and move like...Continue reading

Sports Day

  During the week beginning 21st June, each year group bubble ran their own mini sports events, which incorporated many of our usual Sports Day events. Again, I am so sorry that you and your...Continue reading

Year 4 Egyptians

Year 4 have been investigating Egyptians and their artefacts. Emilo studied Tutankhamun’s death mask very carefully, as if he was an archaeologist finding the tomb for the first time. The golden...Continue reading

Interhouse Competitions

Over the last few weeks, Years 2-6 have competed in their termly Interhouse competitions. Each year group focused on the sport/skills which they have been learning about in their PE lessons. As a...Continue reading

Marvellous Maths Day

On Monday 19th October, we celebrated our first Marvellous Maths Day of the new school year and children across the school, from Year 1 to Year 6, had great fun exploring the topic of...Continue reading

Rotary Quiz

A couple of weeks ago, Year 6 got to take part in the Rotary Quiz. Around sixteen Thorndown children took part and two men from the Rotary Club came to deliver the quiz. Lots of different schools...Continue reading

Thorndown Football

A massive congratulations to the Year 6 and under football team who have reached the semi-finals of the Dickenson Cup after beating Godmanchester Community Academy 6-2 on the 12th February. It was...Continue reading

Reading For Pleasure

After reading the statistic below in the summer holidays, Mrs Browne and I have been looking at ways in which we can increase the reading for pleasure that our children do throughout the...Continue reading

Shakespeare Rocks

On Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th July, our Year 5 and Year 6 performed Shakespeare Rocks! This show gave a snapshot of Shakespeare’s life as he built the Globe Theatre and wrote some of his...Continue reading

Year 5 World War

On Wednesday 18th December, the Year 5 classes had visitors who told us about their war. These visitors were from the local British Legion, RAF Wyton and the St Ives Rotary Club.They told us their...Continue reading

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