We have been having a lot of fun today in science.  First we were given some equipment and we had to work out how to make a circuit to light a bulb and we then drew a diagram.  After that we were given ten cards with diagrams of different circuits, we had to predict whether the bulb would light or not and then we had to make the circuit to see if our predictions were correct.

Year 4

Alien Crash Landing!

On Wednesday 25th April 2018, an unidentified spaceship crashed onto Thorp School’s playground and left some bizarre items behind. Year 1 were quick to investigate the scene. Using clipboards and iPads the children were able to create a list of evidence that they found outside and think about where it all came from. The children then created their own questions for the police to use in their investigation and discussed the possible answers.


Year 1 have finished and evaluated their hand puppets that they have made in their design &technology sessions over the last couple of weeks. They then decided to write a script and perform it in the puppet theatre using the character puppets that they had made. What a great afternoon!

Regional Science Centre

On the 23rd April, Year 5 went to the Regional Science Centre to take part in a mixing and dissolving investigation.  We had to separate a mixture of rock salt and sand.  We did this by filtering and by evaporating the salt solution using a Bunsen burner.

We are looking forward to the next few sessions with Miss Judge.

By Year 5

Spring is here!

It was a lovely sunny day today and Year 1 decided to do some planting.  We planted seeds and our bean stalks in plant pots outside on our playground. We used: gardening gloves, water, soil, plant pots and seeds.

Year 1 have been discussing what the seeds may grow into and here are some of our great ideas: “beans”, “peas”, “peas in a pod”, “strawberries”, “potatoes”, “a magic beanstalk” and “flowers”.

The sun has got his hat on and so have Year 1 (Please remember to bring your hats for these sunny days).

Choral Speaking

On Friday the 23rd of March 2018, Year Four and Year Two went on an exciting trip to Oldham Coliseum to experience Choral speaking. Choral speaking is where groups of people get together to recite poems. Year Two performed one long poem (The Great Fire of London) and one shorter poem (The Owl and the Astronaut). Year four followed the same pattern. Their poems were The Owl and the Pussycat and The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat. We all had a fantastic time and we performed really well.  Mrs Pollitt was very proud of all of us.  On the 27th of March both classes performed to the whole school and they are both very proud of themselves.  Both classes really enjoyed doing the Choral speaking and would really like to do it again.

By Charlie K