Gallery of Recent Events and Educational Visits

The Thorn Grove ‘SAS’ jump in to action

Today saw the the SAS Sports Ambassador Sqaud role in to action. The newly formed group of 24 dedicated volunteers from year 5 and 6 rolled their sleeves up and started their mission to transform physical activity, PE and sport at Thorn Grove.

This group will be heavily involved with the organisation, delivery and development of physical activity, PE and sport at school.

Our first assignment was to organise and audit all the PE equipment to make sure we have the right balance of apparatus and kit to help us deliver exciting activities to the other children.

Here is the squad in action



Over the next few weeks we will be:

Deciding on our School Sports Organising Crew

Assigning roles

Starting training on delivering a range of activities

Researching and launching whole school competitions and initiatives

We will keep you updated of any new developments regularly on the website.




Brilliant Basketball

A huge well done to our amazing basketball squad who played in the Stockport Primary heats this week.

Basketball is quickly becoming a very popular sport at Thorn Grove and twenty two of our year five and six children represented the school fantastically.

We we entered three teams in to the tournament and all players performed excellently.

The B and C squad battled valiantly  in their groups and missed out on more victories by the smallest of margins.

The A squad managed to remain unbeaten and topped their group. They will move forward to the finals later in the year.

A very special well done must go to Leah, Bradley and Thomas who were recognised for their superb performances and to Mrs Bodley who once again helped coach the team magnificently.

If any KS2 children would like to join the basketball squad, please sign up for Basketball club on Thursday evening. Mr Wilson would be thrilled to add even more numbers to our ever growing basketball programme.

The sqauds folowing the competition.



A dodgy team performance sees success!

After a strange day at Thorn Grove, the dodgeball squads amassed at school (a huge thanks to parents for organising for them to come back)  looking refreshed and raring to go to represent school at this evening’s dodgeball tournament.

This upbeat attitude filtered into their performances as they: dodged, ducked and dived across the court in pursuit of victory.

The results were anazing – especially as this was the first opportunity for many of them to play competitive dodgeball.

The A Team finished runners up in their division

The B Team finished third in their division

The C Team finished fourth in their division

The performances were amazing and we can’t wait to go and compete at the next competition later in the school year.

Here is our brilliant squad






Thorn Grove net a fantastic result

This evening our fantastic net ballers attended the Stockport ‘Team Up’ event at Stockport Academy.

We fielded two teams chosen from our year five and six classes. Both teams played amazingly and arrived at the final game ( a clash between them) with unbeaten records.

As the light faded over Stockport, both teams battled to exert their supremacy. However, defensive resistance won the day and the contest ended in a draw.

When the league positions were calculated the ‘ A’ team topped the standings by virtue of a greater goal difference with our ‘B’ team an incredibly close runner up.

A huge thanks must go to Mrs McEvoy and Mrs Bodley, who helped Miss Freebairn organise the teams.

A special congratulation must go to Louis and Macy who also won Spirit of the Games awards.




Thorn Grove Athletes Sprint forwards

This evening our determined and committed Year 5 and 6 athletes competed in the Stockport Sportshall Athletics heats at Hazel Grove High School.

Despite losing one of their inspirational coaches (Mr Godwin) to a late unexpected injury. The squad battled on under the watchful eye of Assistant Coach (Mrs Bennett) and late stand-in, Mr Wilson.

The athletes worked wonderfully as a team and narrowly missed out on victories in the individual events. Athletics is a sport decided by hundredths of seconds and millimetres in distance and our squad competed valiantly all evening.

We finished 5th and special mentions must go to Orla and Rayan, who received special awards for their individual performances.


Attention! Colour Sergeant Cooke visits Y6

On Friday, Year 6 were very lucky (or not so lucky if they had to wear the regimental gas masks!) to be visited by Colour Sergeant Cooke from the Museum of the Manchester Regiment.

As part of our work on conflict and how it has affected Manchester, Sergeant Cooke helped us understand what it would be like to be a soldier  form Manchester called up to fight in the First World War.

The visit was amazing and we had our chance to wear, handle and use the equipment that the soldiers would have used in the war.

All the artefacts and equipment was genuine and it was both extremely interesting, and quite harrowing, to hear some of the stories of the men and women from Manchester who took part in the Great War.

Here are some of the pictures showing year 6 using the equipment and working with Sergeant Cooke.

Rugby teams tackle their first competition

A huge well done to our TAG Rugby squad (the development and experienced teams) who performed magnificently in their first competition this week.

The Experienced Squad came runners up in the heats on a count back of trys scored and didn’t lose a game.

The Development Squad played with gusto and a huge amount of craft and worked wonderfully as a team.

Both teams qualified for the finals which will happen later in the year

Thorn Grove Primary School
Woodstock Avenue
Cheadle Hulme