Last week of Autumn term Y6

18th December 2015

This week has been very exciting. On Wednesday we had our Christmas party. We played games including corners, musical chairs, the chocolate knife and fork game and pass the parcel.  After the games we each had a chocolate bar, crisp , cake and a drink. We were delighted when we got back into class to find a selection box.

On Thursday it was the school Christmas dinner. We all enjoyed it. The best bit was the afters. We had a choice from mince pies, cake, shortbread or ice cream. I had a mince pie it was delicious.  Before the Christmas dinner ,we had a Christmas talent show. My favourite was the impressions  but I liked the singing as well.

Every pupil brought a toy or game to play with for our last Christmas at Thorp.

Wishing you a very Happy  Christmas from year 6.

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Every Wednesday after swimming,  Year 4 have been learning how to play the recorder, so far we have learnt the B song, the A song and the G song we have also learnt how to play Hot Cross Buns. We have also listened to music from around the world, such as Germany and Australia. Australian Aborigines played the Didgeridoo which is one of the oldest instruments in the world.  We are really enjoying playing the Recorder and we also like playing songs too.

By Robbie

Recorder Group 1 Recorder Group 2  Recorder Group 3


More amazing homelearning

Year 5 children have been making some amazing projects with their families all about World War 2 and then bringing them in and talking about them to the class. rations ethan year5 joe

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This is my y5 ww2 project. I decided to make a spitfire and I made it with my granddad and dad I made it out of and I drew a spitfire and some wings on the foam and cut it out. Then I paper mached it. I got some paints and painted it. The AOL means my name. I used chocolate lolly sticks for the guns. I got an egg holder and some powder and mixed it with water and poured the powder into the egg holder and painted it black. Then I got 3 spoons and painted the spoons and stuck them all together and that’s how made my spitfire model

Times tables poem

One times three is three have a cup of tea,

Two times three is six eat a Twix,

Three times three is nine look at the time,

Four times three is twelve let’s get ready to delve

Five times three is fifteen I am turning sixteen,

Six times three is eighteen stop being mean,

Seven times three is twenty one wish up on


Eight times three is twenty four give me some more

Nine times three is twenty seven lets go to heaven

Ten times three is thirty do not get dirty

Eleven times three is thirty three give it me

Twelve times three is thirty six build a house of bricks

By Lucy, Harrison and


Makey Makey

The children loved taking part in a computer programming lesson created by one of the students from Manchester University. The children used Makey Makey to interact with the programme Scratch. By the end of the session the children made their own switches out of card to make things happen on the computer. Like changing the colour of Rudolf’s nose by touching tin foil. The children all have a log in for Scratch so they can make their own interactive programmes.

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First netball game

The Thorp Netball team had their first match against St. Herberts and had been training for this game for around 3 months. Even though we tried our best and put in tons of effort we got beaten 11-1. We at least now know what we were doing wrong and what we need to improve and work on for our next game which we will hope for a better score. The one goal was scored by Emily in year 6 and it was in the last 5 minutes of the game (it was so pleasing we had a small celebration but then concentrated back on the game!). We are now back to practicing and training and we hope to win our next game.


Reported by Kira

Thorp v Corpus Christie

Our goal keeper fingers skimmed the ball allowing the opposition to score and put them in the lead five minutes into the game. Our goal was a throw in and a header led to a volley into the top right corner of the net with only two minutes to go.  It was an amazing goal and we were very happy with a draw after losing for most of the game.

Reporting by Joel W