In guided reading we are reading the book Pig Heart Boy by Malorie Blackman. We are currently near the end of the book. Marlon and Cameron have not seen each other for 7 weeks. Cameron fancies Julie and he has even written a poem about her. He has just had a heart transplant. Also, he could not find a human donor so he had to have a pig heart instead. Before, he found out that his mum was pregnant. But they do not know the gender. Before he had his transplant he got to meet the pig (called Trudy) and they had to go through a scanner machine to make sure they did not have anything on them what they should not have on them. They were offered a lot of money but Cameron’s parents did not take the money. We are doing several worksheets about what we predict. We are looking forward to reading the end of the story.


By Ella and James R


PE sessions

In P.E we are doing team games. Our teacher is Mr Jackson. We always do it on a Friday. We have recently been doing orienteering. We have a map of the whole school with a co – ordinate grid on it. Then, we all get into groups of three or four. After that, the groups get a starting co – ordinate that they have to go to. The wining team gets two raffle tickets. We also are on a timer; you have to write down all of the answers on the other sheet of paper.

By Ella and James


World Book Day

On Wednesday 13th March 2019 Thorp Primary celebrated World Book day. We would of celebrated world book day on Thursday 7th March but unfortunately due to a gas leak we were all of school. Year sixes class author is Benjamin Zephaniah. We have heard some of his poems.  Year two`s class author is Julia Donaldson. Julia has written many books. At the moment we are writing our own ‘We are Britain’ poems. We are writing an introduction about ourselves and then we have written a poem.

Everybody enjoyed world book day. We also did a parade where all the school walked around the hall and the children showed their costumes.

By Ella B and James R

‘Hairspray’ dress rehearsal

On Tuesday 26th February 2019, year 5 and 6 went to North Chadderton High school to watch their production of Hairspray. Everybody enjoyed it but sometimes the microphones didn`t work also the microphones squeak and it really hurt our ears . In the second half of the production some part of the set went with the curtain. The best part of the show was the finale when all the cast come together also the funny part was when Tracy`s mum, Edna, was inside the gigantic  hairspray can and it scared us all when it popped out with confetti and we all jumped out of our seats.

You can still get tickets for Thursday also on the door for this day too.

By Ella and James R

Coming next

Year six are excited for after the half term because we have all worked hard the throughout this term and for a treat we are going to North Chadderton school to watch their performance of Grease. We are also looking forward to upcoming events such as Freddy Fit, World Book Day and other trips.

By Katie and Gabby

Life Ed Bus

On Tuesday, y6 went on the life bus which is where you learn all about different skills in life and we focused on drugs and decisions. First we did a quiz about the human body and how it works. After that, we had a discussion about legal and illegal drugs and medicine and talked about different features on medicine bottles. Finally we watched a video which had a group of boys in their friends’ house and two of them were trying to persuade an innocent boy to drink alcohol. Right at the end we saw Harold the giraffe and discussed what we learnt.

Everybody really enjoyed the life bus. Thank you Rachel.

By Ruby F and Ruby W

Happy New Year Everyone

2018 is probably the most important year for us so far because we are all going to leave Thorp in July and go to our secondary schools. We are going to make the most of the year because some of us might not see each other once we are at secondary school and we are going to make it a year to remember. We have also got our SATs which we are already practising for. Even though this year is going to be hard, we are going to have some fun as well because on Monday 15th January, in the morning we are going to The Regional Science Centre to learn about evolution and inheritance and in the afternoon we are going for a walk around Royton to learn about its history. We are also going to be doing Freddie Fit and world book day.  We are going to have a great year and we hope that you do too.

Year 6

Written by Molly

Ancient Egyptian Day

Ancient Egypt

Yesterday Tony North came in to talk to us about Ancient Egypt. In the morning he was talking to us about the tombs that the Pharaohs (kings) were in.  Also there was one girl and one boy that dressed up as ancient Egyptians. In the afternoon we were painting Egyptian artefacts and pictures on papyrus.


Reece and Natasha