Gallery of Recent Events and Educational Visits

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! ^^^

Nursery Showstopper 02.02.18

We have a few showstoppers in Nursery this week. To begin with, we have the ENTIRE Beginning of Week group of children for their contribution to our story “Dear Sea Life” this week. This half-term we have been learning the story ‘Dear Zoo’ and the children have been able to use our story map to tell it independently. We knew it so well that we then innovated the story, changing certain parts to make our own! All of the children helped come up with different animals who live in the sea, along with some fantastic describing words like “splashy” and “floaty”. Click the link bellow to see our “Dear Sea Life” story map below:

‘Dear Sea Life’

Also deserving of a showstopper this week is Lilah Clarke. She used her knowledge of Dear Zoo to create her very own story map using the template that Miss Freebairn had made. She could follow the story map to tell the story out loud. See it here:


A third showstopper goes to Scarlett Shingler for some brilliant number work AND writing this week. She was able to represent the numbers 1-6 using different marks and drawings on paper. On the back, she wrote her full name – first, middle AND last names (with only a teeny tiny bit of help to write her surname):

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 Primary School
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