Y1 Showstopper 22.11.19

This half term Year 1 have been doing RE for the first time. We have been learning about Christians and what they believe in, as well as discussing some of our own ideas about God. We looked at some artwork that some Christian people have drawn to show their beliefs about God – and then we did our own.

Holly, Harvey and Brody produced some lovely pieces which I have decided to share:

Y5 & Y6 Cross Country Event

On Tuesday 5th November 2019, Miss Brierley and Miss Freebairn took two boys’ Cross Country teams to an event at Marple Hall School. The boys ran a distance of approximately 1.5 kilometres and were ranked individually and as teams.

Out of 11 schools, our Thorn Grove ‘A’ team came 3rd and our Thorn Grove ‘B’ team came 9th. Two of our boys also finished within the top 10 of over 40 runners. Well done to the boys for putting in a fantastic effort!

Year 1 Showstopper 04.10.19

In their English lessons, Year 1 have been learning the story of The Gingerbread Man. Once the children knew and could tell the story really well, they used the structure of the story to invent their own version of the tale.

Joe Joe changed the characters and used a ‘mountain planner’ format to plan the sequence of his story, and then drew a story map to visualise the events of the story, which he will use next week to write the story out in full.

Click on the link below to see Joe Joe’s mountain plan and story map for his story The Pancake Man.

 

Joe Joe Mountain Plan Story Map 04.10.19

Robinwood Day 3

Day 3:

The day of reckoning; the final day; the day when the rain came; the day when everyone had just gotten used to eating an unfeasibly large, but delightful breakfast before attempting rather strenuous physical activity; and the day unfortunately, we had to sadly return home.

But sadness was the emotion furthest from the children thoughts; the children were as hungry as a wolf and ready to devour the breakfast and the trials that lay ahead. Team ‘Year Six’ were into the groove and ready to recall the glory days of Wednesday and Thursday and finish, quite rightly, as the heroes we knew they had become.

The children had an energy that was simply irresistible, the centre bristled with excitement and the groups felt like they could rule the world. As the rain began to fall even heavier, the determination of the pupils was like a rolling stone– gathering pace – and in the corridors of Robinwood, conversation crackled, like electricity, as the Thorn Grove pupils put aside toxic, fearful thoughts of the impending end to the trip to discuss the previous day’s events and those that were yet to come.

“Trapeze was amazing” “Another day here would be amazing” “Another hash brown and some more bacon would be amazing!” “Why is Mr Wilson so amazing at climbing, archery and trapeze and Miss Nuttall, Mrs Dewar, Miss Karim and Mr Chandler so rubbish!” (This last one was made up, but it was worth a try when you are as poor at these things as I am!) were all heard as they children excitedly milled around awaiting the new adventures the final morning was ready to deliver.

The whole group, who had grown, from what seemed like absolute beginners, strode confidently forwards, knowing that today was the chance to go your own way and squeeze out every last ounce of enjoyment from the opportunities that lay ahead. They had visibly broader shoulders, chins that were raised and hearts that swelled with pride and satisfaction. Nothing’s going to stop us now was the attitude they exuded and the Thorn Grove staff watched with glee as they strutted around the centre with an air of self-assurance that showed they were ready for anything.

The rain (as if presenting itself as a final challenge) tested the resolve of some of the groups. However instead of saturating spirits, it merely lifted them and the children blossomed in the summer rain like powerful plants refreshed and ready to reach higher. As the three fantastic groups, completed their final challenges the only thing larger than the smiles on the faces of the children were the huge experiences they were taking home with them. The last meal was consumed, the instructors thanked (Andy, Sarah and Annie, you were irreplaceable, magnificent and truly wonderful with the children) and goodbyes exchanged

Year six sprung towards the coach and stepped aboard

The weight of this experience could not be judged using scales or mathematical reasoning.

It could only be judged by the sheer enormity of wonderful memories the experience had produced; the friendships that had been cemented; and the smiles, laughter and happiness both these things will continue to deliver

Farewell Robinwood….. you challenged us, you excited us, you drove us to new heights and we will never forget you, so please don’t you forget about us…

May I take this opportunity to thank: the children – you were magnificent; the staff (Mrs Karim, Mrs Dewar, Mr Chandler, Miss Nuttall, Mrs Jeddal and Mrs De-Moulpied – there is no way the children could have such a wonderful experience without your help, support and dedication; the parents – your children are a credit to you and represented you amazingly; and finally, the Robinwood staff, who are simply brilliant.

Mr Wilson

Robinwood 2019 Day 2

Day 2:

This morning we were woken by the brooding presence of grey clouds lurking menacingly overhead, however inside the brightness of the children’s smiles and the infectious waves of joyful laughter staved off any thoughts that may have dampened spirits and dulled expectations.

Team year six, fully re-energised after a relaxing evening snooze, sauntered merrily to breakfast to be met by their next mammoth challenge- how to conquer the amazing cooked breakfast, toast and beverages. Unfortunately, this was no match for the hungry hordes and they demolished the feast and were left hungry for only one thing- the activities that lay ahead on day two.

Year six strode purposefully forward: bonds were strengthened; new friendships forged; happiness danced around the centre; and the stories of the previous days quests were spoken about with awe and wonder. Yet, yesterday had disappeared and there were new stories to write; new adventures to complete; and new challenges to overcome…

Day two was upon us and more memories were ready to be made…

The groups slithered through the gnarled spiraling passages of the caves; squeezed skillfully and manipulated themselves masterfully through the cracks and crevices of the prehistoric old glacial rock formations that stand atop of the hills overlooking the centre; created feats of structural engineering and skyscrapers of a truly colossal nature in crate challenge; and pondered the perilous puzzles that awaited them in the Dungeon of Doom.

A wonderful lunch and dinner was consumed, but these moments sped by as children excitedly refueled before their next activities; their appetite for the next challenges, the only hunger that could not be satisfied by the amazing food

The stamina of our intrepid adventurous was impressive and year six stormed on wards. Even the blustery weather and intermittent rain, couldn’t slow the juggernaut of joy that careered towards late evening.

The only thing that did eventually serve to stop the groups was time – the moon peered jealously down on the centre; envious of the simply amazing happenings it had witnessed and the darkness ushered the jubilant, but weary masses to bed.

Day Two was a triumph – now for day three!

Nursery Showstopper W/B 30.04.19

Miss Freebairn has been so impressed with Theo since returning to school after Easter. In Theo’s phonics group, the children have begun to read and write CVC words using their phonics skills. Theo was set a challenge and faced it with buckets of determination! He chose 8 pictures and used his sounds to work out and spell the word underneath. Take a look:

WORLD BOOK DAY 2019!

We had a wonderful day celebrating stories as a whole school. We chose the theme ‘Reading is Magic’ alongside the global theme ‘Share a story’.

We took part in a range of activities including quidditch, magical art and book making. We also created a whole school shared story with a contribution from every class. All pupils enjoyed buddy reading and we even had a few mystery readers!

Have a look at the photos to see what we got up to!

Forest School in the sun

Nursery’s Forest School sessions have begun again, with a view to continue throughout the summer term. The End of Week group had a lovely session in the sun yesterday (28.03.19) and were very busy indeed. Take a look:

^ Finley found some furry buds.

^ The whole group enjoying the sun around the fire circle.

^ The children searched for The Gruffalo inside The Grove.

^ Eric and Maisie made a Fairy House with the help of some friends.

^ The Fairy house had a feather flag on top.

^ All the children made their own campfire, by piling up sticks and twigs they had collected.

^ Another discovery from Finley – this time it was an empty egg shell!

Thorn Grove Primary School
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Cheadle Hulme
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