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Forest School Makeover!

As you may know, Thorn Grove is slowly but surely developing a Forest School. I have almost completed my Forest School Leader training and have been working hard to redevelop some of our Forest School areas. Back in the Spring term, I reached out to a local tree surgery and woodland management company, Kraken Tree Care, to find out if they had any logs or tree stumps we could have to use as seating in our fire circle as it was looking a little bit tired!

Golf Teams perform well above par

On Wednesday the year 3/4 and 5/6 golf teams took part in the Stockport finals. The standard of golf and the putting and chipping skills on display were excellent and it was difficult to see how any team would lose points.

Both of the Thorn Grove teams performed amazingly and showed how their skills had improved massively from the first round.

The Year 5/6 Team were very close to being victorious and finished runners up, but the Year 3/4 team went one step further winning the competition and being crowned champions.

The Year 3/4 Team will now move on to represent Stockport in the Summer Greater Manchester Games later in the year.

WORLD BOOK DAY 2019!

We had a wonderful day celebrating stories as a whole school. We chose the theme ‘Reading is Magic’ alongside the global theme ‘Share a story’.

We took part in a range of activities including quidditch, magical art and book making. We also created a whole school shared story with a contribution from every class. All pupils enjoyed buddy reading and we even had a few mystery readers!

Have a look at the photos to see what we got up to!

Forest School in the sun

Nursery’s Forest School sessions have begun again, with a view to continue throughout the summer term. The End of Week group had a lovely session in the sun yesterday (28.03.19) and were very busy indeed. Take a look:

^ Finley found some furry buds.

^ The whole group enjoying the sun around the fire circle.

^ The children searched for The Gruffalo inside The Grove.

^ Eric and Maisie made a Fairy House with the help of some friends.

^ The Fairy house had a feather flag on top.

^ All the children made their own campfire, by piling up sticks and twigs they had collected.

^ Another discovery from Finley – this time it was an empty egg shell!

An exciting opportunity to play basketball

Manchester Magics and Mystics are a basketball club who are dedicated to providing opportunities for all sections of the community, regardless of ability, background, gender or age.

The club is now based in Whalley Range at the Manchester Basketball Centre, but is starting academy sessions at the amazing new facilities at Laurus Cheadle Hulme in April 2019

The sessions will be delivered by coaches who work at one of the best junior development programs in the country and will be on a Tuesday Evening between 5:30 and 7pm

We currently have a very large number of children playing basketball at school and this would be an ideal opportunity to develop their skills.

For more information, or to book a place call Manchester Magics on: 0161 881 0090

An exciting opportunity to play tennis

The coaches from Queensgate Tennis Club have been working with our year two and three children this term and we would like to pass on information about their Junior Club night.

Any sports club’s future lies with the development of its young players, and Bramhall Queensgate Tennis Club are firmly committed to youth development. Their coaches, Darren & Hanna, are particularly active in helping to develop young players and would like to invite Thorn Grove pupils to their Junior Club Night every Friday 4.30 – 5.45pm.

There is no charge for Club Night for the next 5/6 weeks before the trial period is over.

The session is supervised by a number of coaches and student helpers. We play fun games on court and help the children improve their tennis while having fun.

Parents are more than welcome to use the facilities on Junior Club Night and can use the kitchen/bar whilst watching the children play. Food and drink are available for the children to buy in our tuck shop between 5.15 and 5.30

Bramhall Queensgate Tennis Club,  Oakfield Close, Bramhall, Stockport & SK7 1JT

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

Thorn Grove Primary School
Woodstock Avenue
Cheadle Hulme
SK8 7LD