Gallery of Recent Events and Educational Visits

Gymnastics team take a giant leap forwards

Yesterday our talented Year 3 & 4 gymnastics team competed in the Greater Manchester Games. The games happen twice a year and the best teams in each of the nine Greater Manchester boroughs take part; we were representing Stockport after winning the borough competition.

At 8:30am yesterday morning, our excited and slightly nervous gymnasts boarded the minibus ready to travel to the opening ceremony, which was held at the Sport City Stadium in Manchester.

When we arrived, we were seated with all the other competitors, VIPs and supporters in the stadium and watched an amazing opening ceremony. Members of our team took part in the dancing and singing and thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

The final act of the opening ceremony was to ‘cut the ribbon’ to officially open the games. This was done by Kelly Massey an Olympic Bronze medalist and 400m Athlete.

The team then travelled to the gymnastics venue to begin their competition alongside Beth Tweddle (former GB Olympic medalist) and her team of coaches.

This is the first time the school has represented at this level and the standard was incredibly high with a huge number of very strong gymnasts and teams in every age group. The squad, although very nervous, remembered their routines brilliantly and performed with dynamism, poise and bravery (especially on the vault).

The team finished in 5th place, narrowly missing out on a bronze medal (there was only a very small difference in overall points scores separating the first five teams) which means they are are officially the 5th best them in the whole of Greater Manchester.

In addition to this, Alys in Year 3 was awarded the 3rd best gymnast overall in the whole competition.

They team represented the school magnificently and showed how dedicated and focused they were throughout the day. We are very very proud of them and special mention must go to Mrs Mansfield, for her help during the day and the parents who came to support.

Here are some pictures of our amazing squad

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

 

Basketball team press forward

On Wednesday evening our highest ranking basketball team competed in the Stockport Basketball finals at Reddish Vale high School.

The team started very well, narrowly missing out to the eventual finalists, pressing them with a high tempo offence and dynamic defence. Unfortunately, as the tournament developed Thorn Grove  couldn’t turn pocession in to baskets and even though they played some magnificent basketball missed out out making the semi finals.

The team should be incredibly proud of themselves as they have developed hugely and were able to compete admirably against some very tough and experienced opponents. Sometimes it is the smallest of margins that decide games, but these tiny differences also show us how far we have come.

A special mention must go to Ruby T, who stepped up to join the squad and performed superbly – she was our spirit of the games winner.

Here is our team

 

Golf squads go a fair way to improving their performances

On Wednesday evening our golf squad, which includes pupils from years 3,4, 5 and 6. Attended Stockport Academy for the heats of the Stockport primary schools Tri-Golf competition.

The event always draws a large number of teams and the contest is always tough. However, our squad performed magnificently with our 5/6 team finishing runners up and our 3/4 team winning the event.

Both teams will move through to the finals and should be extremely proud of how they performed and how they represented the school.

The Golf Squad

Hockey teams ‘stick’ with it in near freezing temperatures

Yesterday evening our two valiant hockey teams  braved freezing cold temperatures to take part in the heats of the hockey tournament.

The team still performed excellently and were competitive throughout the competition, showing a grit, determination and skill level which made every contest close.

After six challenging games both teams looked tired, but happy with their performances and congratulations must go to all members of the squad for representing the school magnificently.

A special mention must, however, be given to the ‘B’ team who managed to finish third and qualify for the Stockport finals.

Here is our squad:

School Meal Tasting Session Wednesday 23rd January at 3.15 p.m.

Dear Parents/Carers,

Tasting Session 23rd of January 3.15pm

To give you an opportunity to sample some of the dishes from our menu, we are holding a Tasting Session at the school on Wednesday the 23rd of January 3.15pm

Everyone is welcome, so please call in.

Members of Totally Local Catering Team will be available to discuss the menu and answer any questions you may have regarding the catering service.

Our culture

As a team, we are passionate about providing high quality, diverse and nutritional meals.  We work in full partnership with your school to engage with your children and encourage a culture of healthy eating.   Creating delicious and healthy menus that your children want to eat is our priority.  Through our role, we help your children learn at a young age, that eating well can be fun and that food is central to their health and energy.

The menus

Each day, we provide your children with a delicious, wholesome hot meal. This is complemented by vegetables and salad, in addition to vegetarian options and options for those with special dietary needs; and of course, a dessert and variety of drinks. Catering for all pupils and staff, we will also work with the school to create a menu that meets the needs of any special diets.

Making food fun

We know it’s important to make healthy eating fun.  Throughout the year we hold ‘theme days’ and competitions to encourage your children to think and healthy food in a positive way.

Quality

The food we use is locally sourced wherever possible. Over 85% of our menu is produced from raw ingredients by our professionally qualified staff.  The meat in our dishes is Red Tractor, Freedom Foods or Halal certified. We procure fresh quality produce via reputable suppliers to ensure complete traceability of food.

Our current menus meet all food based standards and allergen laws; they include: Red Tractor or Farm Assured Meat and Poultry, fresh quality fruit and vegetables, two of the five daily portions of fruit and Marine Stewardship Council approved fish.  All of our preparation and menus meet the full requirements of the food based standards and allergen laws.

We look forward to meeting you.

Kind regards

Jayne Stubbs
Team Leader – Totally Local Company

 

Nursery and Reception do P.E!

This week, the Nursery and Reception classes started PE with Mrs McKeever, one of Stockport’s School Sports Coordinators. This was Nursery’s first PE lesson this year!

The children enjoyed joining in with different games and had to listen extra hard to follow lots of different instructions.

Nursery

Nursery

Nursery

 

 

 

Reception

Reception

Zain – Reception

Fantastic Football Results

Yesterday evening, our amazing year three and four footballers took part in their first competition. Eight girls and boys stepped on to the astroturf ready to represent the school and they did this magnificently.

The boys team, who faced very tough opposition, battled hard and worked amazingly as a team to finish in 6th place. The girls team, who started slowly, grew in confidence and won four straight game sin a row to finish third and secure their place in the next round of the competition.

On a cold night, the children all performed excellently and we are very proud of their efforts.

Here is a picture of our girls team

Thorn Grove Primary School
Woodstock Avenue
Cheadle Hulme
SK8 7LD