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Safety, Learning and Respect - our three values. Thornhill Primary School is proud to be part of the West Lakes Multi-Academy Trust. 'Safeguarding given the highest priority' ( OFSTED 2019)

Sports 2021-22

During Autumn term our pupils enjoyed lots of fun activities both in and out of school. It was so refreshing to get our pupils out and about in the community after a year of restrictions.

We started our 100 mile challenge this term and will continue to work towards our end goal throughout the year.

Our play-leaders are up and running during Tuesday and Thursday lunchtimes, organising fun, optional games for all ages.

All pupils had ball visiting Forest school, lots of outdoor learning in an adventurous, active setting. The freedom to climb, run, explore and hide in a safe environment helps the pupils learn so much about their own capabilities and their surroundings in a fun way. We look forward to our visits in the spring and summer term.

KS2 pupils visited our local squash club during the first half term, they thoroughly enjoyed the six sessions and learned new skills enabling them to play short rallies by the end of the term. Their improved skills impressed the coaches!

Our years 3 and 4 pupils took part in a hockey tournament at West Lakes Academy in October. Several schools took part and all pupils showed great confidence as well as skills. This was the first time some children had been out to an inter school event so it was very exciting and a little daunting. The pupils were on a high for the rest of the day, proving how valuable inter school events are as part of their learning. 

Later that month, years 5 and 6 pupils took part in a football tournament at Cleator Moor astro turf. All pupils took part playing with great team spirit and determination. Goals were scored and moral was high with both our A and B teams. 

EYFS raised money for school in November with a welly walk within the school grounds. Families came along to watch the adorable walkers, toddling along in their wellies. Well done to walkers and sponsers. 

Years 5 and 6 attended a hockey tournament this month too. We put three teams into this event enabling all pupils to partake. The competition was tough and despite some rain and challenging teams our pupils did themselves proud once again.

The highlight of the term for KS2 pupils was our trip to Robinwood Activity Centre. We spent three days and two nights of constant games, activities and new challenges. All pupils embraced the challenge and came away feeling proud of themselves for trying an activity that challenged their confidence. The personal accomplishments are so satisfying. All pupils can be very proud of their efforts and conduct throughout the residential. 

We now look forward to spring term and new challenges.