Gallery of Recent Events and Educational Visits

Nursery & Reception go to Stockley Farm – 16th May 2018

After last year’s success, Nursery and Reception took another trip to Stockley Farm last week. The children met lots of different animals big and small, including rabbits, goats, tortoises and cows!  As well as meeting and feeding the animals, we took a ride on the farmer’s tractor trailer and had some time to enjoy the weather in the outdoor play area. See some of our highlights below:

Our first ‘Forest School’ session

The first session of Forest School has been successfully delivered.  The session included 30 Reception children along with some very helpful and willing volunteers. The children were hugely excited and even though the weather was glorious, a few children insisted on wearing their brand new water proofs- just in case !

The session began around the fire circle where we discussed the Forest School rules.   The children were given an opportunity to mark out the boundaries using ribbon markers.  After which they were gathered to share and reinforce the limitations for Forest School.

The main activity consisted of creating their own journey sticks taking care to find objects of their choice.  All the children were able to remember not to pick any plants (except dandelion’s) and proudly took home their sticks to share with their families.

At the end of the session before reflection time the children were absolutely thrilled to spot a large frog jumping away from the fire circle area.  After lots of squeals of delight the frog was safely removed to the hedgerow away from lots of excited children.

Here are some of the high-lights:



Firefighter Freebairn

Another great big thank you to Mr Rob Hallworth (Thomas and Kate’s Daddy) for being a great sport and bringing all of his firefighting equipment to show the End of Week Nursery children. Much to the children’s amusement, Miss Freebairn dressed up in all of the firefighter’s uniform – including the (incredibly heavy) air tank!

The children really enjoyed learning about all of the brave and brilliant things firefighters do as part of their job.





Parents – thank you!

We would like to take the opportunity to thank all of the Nursery parents who have taken the time to be Secret Readers this term. The children have absolutely loved having surprise guests in to read them new and wonderful stories!

If any more Nursery parents / grandparents / relatives are interested in being a Secret Reader in the Summer Term, pop in and speak to Miss Freebairn, Mrs Yates or Mrs Tucker to arrange.

Basketball Team ‘net’ a great result

Yesterday evening, the Thorn Grove Basketball Team went to compete in the District finals. They battled hard and did extremely well, facing stiff competition from five other superb teams. After winning three games and losing two they finished third – one point off second place. The squad and coaches would like to say a huge well done to Charlotte for achieving the Spirit of the Games award for her determination.

Sports Reporter: Sam K

Here is our brilliant squad.

Year six ‘Train a dragon’ on World Book Day

For World Book Day,  the year sizes channelled their inner viking and concentrated on activities which focussed on our chosen book ‘How Your Train a dragon’ by Cressida Cowell.

We split in to dragon teams and competed in our quiz; developed our ability to build suspense by creating movie trailers for ‘How to train your dragon’ and dressed up as characters from the book.

Here are some of the pictures from the day.


Reception trip to MOSI

The children in Reception recently explored, investigated, discovered and shared lots of fantastic experiences at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester.

The morning involved a workshop called ‘Counting Chaos’ in which the children used their number skills to solve problems.  Next they explored the Air and Space gallery to use their searching skills to identify a range of different types of transport.  After a well-earned lunch the children continued to make new discoveries in the experiment gallery.

The children had a thoroughly great day. Many thanks to the wonderful parents who supported us in a busy, fun-filled day.

Our trip to Sea Life Centre!

On Wednesday 7th of February, the Nursery children travelled by coach to Sea Life Centre Manchester, as part of our ‘Under the Sea’ topic. The children enjoyed finding different sea creatures that we have been learning about, taking part in a workshop where we designed our own sea creature tanks, and then we had a play in the soft play area in the afternoon. An excellent day enjoyed by everybody – and we were all exhausted by 2:00pm.  Miss Freebairn would like to thank those parents who were kind enough to help us on the trip.  ^^^ Hannah stroked a starfish! ^^^

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