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Dodgeballers perform amazingly

A huge congratulations must go to our Year 5 and 6 dodgeball squad who  played brilliantly in the tournament held at Stockport Academy yesterday evening.

The competition was fierce and the arena was chaotic, but our skilled teams worked excellently together to put together a fine set of results.

We were took 3 teams and they all displayed great commitment, skill and desire. The represented Thorn Grove superbly and a special mention must go to our ‘B’ Team, who managed to remain unbeaten throughout the tournament and were crowned winners. They will go on to the ‘Legacy Games’ in June where they will pit themselves against the other best dodgeball teams in the borough.



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

Safer Internet Day 2019 – Our internet, our choice

This week all our children took part in assemblies which looked at the importance of giving and obtaining consent or permission when using the internet.

We discussed examples and decided on the best advice on how to act responsibly online.

  1. If something makes you worried, uncomfortable or upset it’s always okay to say no.
  2. If you’re sure you’re happy and that others are happy with what will happen next then it’s okay to say yes if you have checked with adults.
  3. If what you’re doing online might affect somebody else, always ask their permission first.
  4. If you’re unsure or need further support then speak to an adult for help and advice.


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Gymnastic teams leap forward

On Tuesday, our amazing gymnastic squad (which comprises 37 of our pupils from KS1 and KS2) competed in the Stockport key steps gymnastics competition.

For some of our gymnasts this was their first competitive outing and they represented the school with poise, grace and superb athleticism.

It was a very tough competition with 12 teams competing at year 5/6 level; 20 teams competing at year 3/4 level; and 13 teams competing at  the year 1/2 standard. This meant that nearly 200 children took part over all the age groups.

Our teams performed their floor routines superbly and were confident and dynamic when displaying their vaulting skills. All the teams finished in the top ten of their age groups and we had notable successes in the year 5/6 category where our team placed runners up in Stockport and missed out on the top spot by 0.75 Points.

However, our year 3/4 team went one better and placed first in their age group, which means they will move forward as Stockport’s representatives in the Greater Manchester Games.

In in addition to this, some of our gymnasts were recognised for their individual performances:

Isabella R was the third best overall gymnast in the year 3/4 category

Alys P and Jess H were crowned joint best overall gymnasts in the year 3/4 category.

Mia. A was crowned best overall gymnast in the year 5/6 category


Ahuge thanks must also  go to Mr Watson, Mrs Bratherton, Mr Chandler and Mrs Pike for helping with the squad on the day.

The whole squad were simply brilliant and they should be extremely proud of their achievements.


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.


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


Thorn Grove Primary School
Woodstock Avenue
Cheadle Hulme