Thorne Christmas Light Switch On!

A reminder that this Friday is the Christmas Light Switch on and choir will be taking part in performing some Christmas songs.

The market starts from 5pm and our time slot on stage is 7:05pm. If you are able to join us please meet Mrs Small and I near the stage area which is located on Horse Fair Green. Please arrive 15 minutes before our slot.

If children wish to wear festive headwear or accessories this would also be welcomed!

We can’t wait to see lots of you there!

Here are the songs we will be singing:

  1. Jingle Bell Rock –
  2. Frosty the Snowman –
  3. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer –
  4. We wish you a Merry Christmas –
  5. Rocking around the Christmas Tree –

Is your child using the latest version of Timetables Rockstars?

I have been notified by TTRS (Maths Circle) that many children are using out-of-date versions of the game which may not have the new functionalities.

It’s important that they use the latest versions of the app and and website to ensure they receive the most secure, feature-rich and enjoyable experience of Times Tables Rock Stars. Some of the versions are so far behind that they’re missing out on key updates. 


If using the website at home, please ask parents to visit to load the latest version in their device’s browser. Otherwise please to update the Times Tables Rock Stars app from the app store.


Mr Mumby

Children In Need Tomorrow

Just a reminder that tomorrow is non-uniform day for Children In Need. This years theme is wear something that makes you smile for a suggested donation of £1.

Find out your favourite fancy dress, pjs or sports wear.

We will also be having a bun sale with a donation of 50p.

Please bring any donated bakes to the office in the morning.

Many thanks, Crew Councillors

Lest We Forget…

Our children have spent the week leading up to Armistice day learning about the reason we wear the red poppy and have produced these stunning examples to display in our corridors.

A beautiful and fitting tribute to the fallen.

Times Tables Rock Stars Challenge!

As part of our commitment to make maths exciting and high profile in our school, we are taking part in a friendly competition involving schools in England. The competition runs from 07:30 GMT Tuesday 14th November 2023 to 19:30 GMT Thursday 16th November 2023. It’s all done online via

Children can play in any game mode with every correct answer to a multiplication or division question, earning themselves, their class and the school a point. The Times Tables Rock Stars platform will calculate the class average (the number of correct answers per pupil in the class who play during the competition hours, subject to a daily 60-minute limit (see below). Winning classes in the school and in the competition as a whole will be the ones with the highest average.

To support player wellbeing, there is a daily time limit of 60-minutes per player. In other words, each player can earn competition points for up to 60-minutes between 07:30 GMT and 19:30 GMT on 07:30 GMT Tuesday 14th November 2023 to 19:30 GMT Thursday 16th November 2023. Once the player goes beyond 60-minutes of play on that day, they will still earn coins but will no longer earn points towards the competition.

Which Crew will be victorious? Who will rock their way to glory? Only time will tell…….

Annual Poppy Appeal

Crew Councillors will be going around classes from tomorrow with our Poppy Appeal products. We have recommended donations of £1 for snap bands, wristbands and stationery with zip tags and key rings 50p.

This afternoon, we have been creating our school wreath ready to send to the Remembrance Day Celebrations.

NSPCC – Kindness Week – Non Uniform Day!

A reminder that tomorrow will be a whole school non-uniform day to raise money for the NSPCC. We are asking for a donation of £1 to support their charity.

Challenge – To end the week, could you complete a random act of kindness at home or in our local community and send a photograph to your teacher.

Y3/4 Family Learning

Our first family learning of the year is on Thursday 7th September at 1.45pm. Come along to help your child make their sword and helmet ready for our great Roman battle on the Friday!

Your child will need cardboard for the activity so we would be grateful if you could dig out any old boxes / pieces of cardboard that you can find!

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Year 3/4

Get Involved In Celebrating Arts Week

To celebrate arts week, we would like as many people as possible to create some artwork linked to the theme of ‘connecting across generations‘. Get together with your family or friends to create a piece of artwork. It can be anything you want! You could create a family portrait, a landscape of somewhere you like to visit or just your favourite picture.

It would be great to see everyone working together to create one piece of artwork. Send any pictures or your final art work to Miss Barnett or email them to [email protected] by Monday 17th July.

Here are some examples if you need some inspiration!

Green Top celebrates King Charles’ Coronation!

Take a look at the celebrations that happened across school over the last couple of weeks to celebrate the King’s Coronation – we all had lots of fun!

An extra shout out to the KS2 choir for singing the backing vocals to the video.

Hope you all enjoy!