Thornhill Egg Dumping Championships 2018
Today the whole school was in the Easter spirit as both children and staff took part in our annual egg dumping competition. There was highs and lows as children battled it out to try and crack their opponents egg. In the end we had a very small winner…
Elliot from Nursery beat several children to become the children’s champion.
In the staff final it was Mrs Temple v Mrs McLellan and Mrs McLellan won!
Well done to all who took part it was an enjoyable event which brought the whole school together.
Children enjoyed a mixed aged playtime with children from all classes (nursery - Yr 6) exploring the snow together.
There was lots of fun and excitement as children worked together to make snowmen and build the ultimate snowball!
There were (of course) snowball fights, with a definite children v staff element.
Lots of fun and enjoyment had as a whole school!
Public Speaking Event 2018
This year our Public Speaking Event theme was inspired by our judge, Mike Starkie (Mayor of Copeland), and his Pride of Place campaign. All children worked hard to create speeches about their local area highlighting what they are proud of as well as how it could be improved to make where we live even better.
Our 2018 Winners!
Reception and Key Stage 1 done a marvellous performance of the Christmas story. Children, parents and teachers worked hard to make outstanding costumes and children wore these extremely proudly so thank you for all your help with these.
It was a show enjoyed by all and has had a tremendous impact on the children's confidence both on stage and off it as well as furthering the children's team work skills.
The whole school enjoyed Whitehaven Theatre Group's Aladdin at Egremont Market Hall. There where lots of laughs to be had by both children and staff. What a great Christmas treat!
Glee Club Christmas Party
To thank all the Glee Club members for all their hard work and to celebrate Christmas we had a little Glee Club Christmas Party for our last after school session before Christmas. Children had a lovely time singing and dancing to Christmas classics as well as tucking into some exciting Christmas food including a chocolate fountain! We can't wait for next year's party!
Alivia, Emily and Logan visited the Special Baby Care Unit at West Cumberland Hospital with Mrs Toman to hand over the proceeds from our Harvest Festival. They only had two babies in but we had the pleasure of meeting baby Amelia. The staff thanked us for our donation and told us they were going to buy some 'Bliss Baby Cards' which are used to celebrate baby's milestones in neonatal care.
On Friday 10th November, we held our annual Remembrance prayer and service at the memorial cross at Beckermet Cemetery. The children walk to the cemetery and spend a few moments thinking about those who have sacrificed their lives for others during war.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
We all proudly wear our poppies to help raise money for those who have suffered and their families.
2016-17- What a year!
Farwell to our year 6's who will be moving on to secondary education in September. We wish them well in their new chapter. They had their last school meal in style, sitting at a nicely laid table and were waited on by the dining room staff.
We held a special afternoon tea for Miss Clark. Parents, Governors, Pupils and Staff past and present came for the special event. Miss Clark had been at the school for 25 years. She will be sadly missed.
During assembly time on Monday and Tuesday this week years 4,5 and 6 have been reading to the younger children. Everyone has enjoyed themselves and either read or heard some great stories.
Key Stage Two Winlatter visit-
November 2016. As a class we completed an orienterring course, read maps, completed a blindfold trail in the woods and played in the wild play-park. It was a lovely sunny, autumn day!
The tyre park is an exciting addition to the playground. The children love it. It encourages use of imagination to devise games.
Orchestra live event at Lillyhall - September 2016
Our Children in Years 2-6, went to a live concert in Workington. They were very impressed by all the orchestral instruments and enjoyed listening to some familiar tunes, including the theme from 'How to train your dragon' and 'Sleeping Beauty'.
Residential visit to Edinburgh ( June 2016)
Every summer Thornhill Primary School join with Arlecdon Primary School to go on a residential. This is a valuable experience for the children giving them opportunities to act indpendently and assume greater responsibilities, whilst having lots of fun. It also gives them the opportunity of mixing with children from another school. The children had a great time taking part in lots of different activities.
Egg dumping and our Egg designing competition and assembly