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.

EYFS fun at Stockley Farm

Reception and Nursery enjoyed a fabulous day out at Stockley Farm where they learnt about animals and their young.  The children helped to feed and pet a range of animals. They especially liked the cheeky kid goats and a large curious pig called ‘Gladys’.  The children asked and answered lots of questions and finally took a ride on the tractor.  All the staff at Stockley farm commented on the fantastic behaviour of our children and were especially impressed by their keen interest in learning about the animals on the farm.  May we kindly thank all our wonderful helpers who joined us on the trip and listening to our endless rendition of ‘Old McDonald had a farm!’ during our tractor ride.  Here are a few of our highlights.


Reception Show stopper

This week’s show stopper goes to all of Reception for presenting their class assembly so well to such a big audience.  A particular well done goes to Ella-Mai for her beautiful singing voice in our ‘Porridge song’.

Secret readers visit Reception!

Many thanks to our surprise Secret readers who have volunteered to read a story to our class.  We truly love these special visits and can’t wait to find out who it will be next!  If you would like to be our next Secret guest, please speak to Mrs Arnold.



‘Green Flag’ award has been achieved!

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that we have successfully achieved our Green Flag award again! Well done Thorn Grove!

Over the last two years the Thorn Grove Eco team along with the whole school have been involved in a range of projects throughout the school to support our Green Flag award which we received in 2014 for our efforts to become more sustainable. 

Recently the Eco team were interviewed by an ‘Eco-schools’ assessor to apply for our first ‘Green Flag’ renewal.  This involved our Eco-warriors taking the assessor on a tour of our school and sharing some of the projects we have done and are continuing to do across the school.  We have focussed on a number of areas including energy, biodiversity, waste, litter, recycling, healthy living and school grounds. 

The Eco warriors answered a vast range of questions linked to all our projects showing a huge sense of pride for our fabulous school!  Well done everyone!  See our wonderful Eco Warriors along with some photographs of some of our projects throughout the year!img_3289


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Woodstock Avenue
Cheadle Hulme

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