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!

Robinwood 2019 Day 1

Day One:

As the eager July sun bounced over the horizon, the equally eager year six pupils bounded towards school, full of expectation and nervous energy. Laughter and conversation filled the school hall as friends and staff eagerly awaited the start of their Robinwood journey.

After the formalities were completed and goodbyes exchanged, the group grabbed their luggage and their pals and stepped aboard the coach.

As the warm balmy summer atmosphere hugged the coach, the journey progressed. The sounds of the quiet, somewhat nervous, conversation morphed into a chorus of singing; a selection of songs from the production were delivered as any nerves faded and broad smiles and laughter warmed the inside of the coach as we neared Robinwood.

Upon arrival, the children leapt off the coach; made their way to the centre and enjoyed a satisfying lunch – activities were about to start and much needed fuel was required!

The afternoon was filled with death defying feats on the trapeze; problem solving and pressure in the perilous piranha pool; conundrums and intrigue during alien conspiracy; and agility and strength on the climbing wall.

Dinner time arrived sooner than expected; time really does fly (just like the children on the trapeze) when you are having fun. Hearty meals and cake were consumed and final emotional goodbyes were said to departing staff and pupils (we will miss you Luke – have a wonderful holiday and we wish you all the best for the future)

The rain finally arrived as we moved towards the finale of our first amazing day- there was no chance it would dampen our spirits though as groups  assembled for the team challenge. A thrilling, competitive tournament was fiercely fought and all groups worked amazingly to try and be victorious.

The final act of the evening was to enjoy  delicious hot chocolate and biscuits before finally retiring, exhausted but exhilarated,  to bed.

Below are some pictures of the first day activities and visit again tomorrow to see another update.

 

Year 6 World Book Day 2019

Yesterday, 7th March, Year 6 took part in World Book Day. The whole school was involved in sharing stories and some amazing visitors (Sports coaches, Pets and the Governors) also shared their favourite books and tales with the children

During the day the Year 6 class participated in a wide variety of book-related activities:

We initially looked at Harry Potter and played Quidditch (Unfortunately in the Hall due to the weather) and we decided that it was a brilliant game that we’d play more of

Following Quidditch, we shared our stories with Year 3

 

After this, we read a section from the ‘Hunger Games’ by Suzanne Collins and became a  district of Panem. We helld our own ‘reaping’ and worked out the probability that we may be picked as tributes. Dehean and Chloe ended up being our entrants in the imaginary ‘Hunger Games’.

In the afternoon, we read a section of the Time Machine  by H.G Wells and became time travellers, speeding back through time finding out amazing facts about the past.

As our final activity we finished the school story (each class created a section on a magical tale) we have attached this below.

It was a great day

Thorn Grove shared story

 

Outdoor Classroom Day 2018

 Mighty Mighty Thorn Grove!

We would like to share some magical moments from our fabulous ‘Outdoor Classroom Day’ earlier this term.  We hope the children told you all about it but if not- here are some highlights!

The day began with an Outdoor Assembly where the teachers shared the Outdoor rules for the day. The number one rule was to enjoy the outdoors!  Each class moved around 6 areas where they took part in a physical activity, circle time, field work, investigation and Forest School challenge.

At play time, the children swapped playgrounds for the day.  During lunch time the whole school shared a picnic on the field.  It was wonderful to see the oldest and youngest children coming together for this!

The afternoon involved children revisiting favourite activities such as den building, compass reading and stone decorating.

Whilst children were busily occupied, each class had an opportunity to toast a marshmallow around the campfire.

This was a special and extraordinary day which we hope children will remember for a very long time!  Many thanks to all our parent helpers who supported the day and to Chris in the kitchen for preparing all the packed lunches!

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Robinwood Day 2

This morning we were greeted by grey clouds and rain, however these failed to dampen our spirits as we tucked into a hearty cooked breakfast – 12 hours of demanding and exciting challenges awaited us.

As year six stepped forth into the second twenty four hours of our experience, bonds were being formed, teams were strengthening and smiles were widening – we knew a great day awaited us.

It didn’t disappoint!

Crates were precariously manipulated into rigid towers – strong enough to hold four men, women or children; bodies were bent and contorted to squeeze through boulders discarded from the past; dangers were conquered in the Dungeon of Doom: and obstacles negotiated in the Nightline.

Tired, but tremendously happy children and teachers approached dinner, desperate for sustenance and were treated to another glorious feast.

Fuelled and ready to go, a final push saw one final activity after dinner and everyone retired to bed – ready to conquer Day 3!

 

 

Thorn Grove Primary School
Woodstock Avenue
Cheadle Hulme
SK8 7LD