Archive for October, 2017

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

Reception showstopper

The children in Reception are trying really hard to blend sounds and read words.  In our writing area we have created “Rainbow writing boxes”.  The children helped to set up the area by making their own sign.  The children love visiting the activity to have a go at new letters and words!  What an exciting way to read and write new letters and words.

Thorn Grove Primary School
Woodstock Avenue
Cheadle Hulme

Tel: 0161 485 1177