Thorpe House News

A Spanish excursion!

Year 4 visited the Europa Centre on Wednesday 8th February. When we arrived we met one of the tutors, Elisa who was from Madrid. She only spoke Spanish to us! There were three other teachers, two from South America and one from Mexico. The centre was set up like a little town with a bank,…

Youth Speaks success

As many of you may know, Thorpe House School has a well-deserved reputation for producing articulate and confident boys. This was much in evidence again last Friday (20th January), as our boys once again took to the podium in the regular Rotary “Youth Speaks” competition.  Our record run of success at this public speaking competition…

Freezing fun in Nursery!

Nursery were very excited to find snow and ice in our sensory tray this week. They made snow mountains and snow castles and everyone worked really hard to try and melt the ice and free the toys that were frozen inside it. Their critical thinking came into play whilst trying to figure out what makes…

Enjoying ‘The Winter Hedgehog’

The Reception boys really enjoyed listening to the story of ‘The Winter Hedgehog’ by Ann and Reg Cartwright. They had a go at drama improvisation, re-enacting the adventures of the little hedgehog who wanted to ‘find winter’! They became very good at repeating the refrain, ‘Winter is beautiful; but it is dangerous, cruel and very,…

Rocking out at the Dough Disco!

You don’t necessarily think of Play Doh as a tool to help with handwriting, but Reception classes are very familiar with it as a classroom writing tool. In fact, before picking up their pencils, they love nothing more than grabbing a handful of Play Doh and putting on some groovy music at the Dough Disco…

Reception Mannequin Challenge

Celebrities, politicians and sports men and women have been taking part in *Mannequin Challenges for weeks, so we thought we’d see if Mrs Causer’s Reception class were up to the challenge….and they were! *For those not in the know, the Mannequin Challenge is a viral Internet video trend where people remain frozen in action like…