William H Brown visit

This morning key stage 1 had a special visit from the estate agents William H Brown. They told us about their job and what they did and what is happening in Thorne to help it expand. They told us lots of interesting facts about Thorne and the children asked some great questions linked to our theme.

If anyone can answer this question on Tuesday they can have 10 house points and a treat from class 7’s treat box. How many people live in Thorne?


Thank you from Mrs Jackson, Mrs Hay, Mrs Wallace and Miss Hilton.

A wonderful week…

This week in Class 6, we have been reading the story ‘Beegu’ and spent lots of time comprehending and inferring the text. Today, we got to read the complete story and create some Talk4Writing symbols in collaborative groups. The children thoroughly loved the book and worked brilliantly sharing beautifully together.

The children in my phonics group have been working so hard this week on reading and writing words with the zz, ch, qu and ur digraph. They have particularly loved hunting outside for words, finger writing with paint and even writing on the carpet in chalk. Keep up the hard work! 🙂


This week started off with a fun filled crafting afternoon with our families. A huge thank you to parents and carers who brought in lots of boxes for junk modelling landmarks in Thorne.

In just 1 hour some amazing models were made and are now proudly displayed down the KS1 corridor. We hope you enjoy looking at them as much as the children (and dare I say parents a little more…) did making them!

Thorne’s Explorers

We have been very busy this week exploring Thorne Town to launch our new theme ‘Would you like to live in a place like this?’ The children have thoroughly enjoyed our walks to Morani’s Gelato Parlour where we ate some delicious ice cream! We have been to feed the ducks and are going to visit the Park at the end of the week.

We have taken lots of photographs and are looking forward to getting back into school to write about all of our experiences. We will also be doing some observational drawing of the places we have visited this week.

We’re Hooked!

It’s been a wonderful few days so far of ‘Hook Week’. Here are some of the things Class 6 have been getting up to…

Here are the children 5 minutes in to the day on Monday morning enjoying our new Thorne Park themed reading area.

Here we are on Monday making lists about what is in Thorne Town.

Yesterday, the children got a little sticky and made lolly stick houses for them to display their family portraits.

Who’s excited for a new term? I am!

What a wonderful end to our first term in Year 1. We saw 2017 out with a bang by partying with Father Christmas, giving 100% effort in our Christmas play and finally enjoying decorating gingerbread men and sipping chocolate milk on the last day.

I hope you have all had a wonderful break and I really look forward to seeing you all next week.


Happy New Year! I can’t wait to see what 2018 brings for Class 6.


Mrs Hay 🙂


Christmas Dinner at Green Top

We really enjoyed our Christmas Dinner today. Thanks to Natalie and her team for making it so special.