Thorpe House News

Three day charity event kicks off!

The Prep and Senior Departments are a hive of fundraising activity today for the start of our three day charity event and for the first time, responsibility for each fundraising activity is solely in the hands of each House. Events are taking place during morning and lunch breaks – thank goodness the sun is shining – and include: penalty shoot-out, book sales,…

The Miscalculation of Cap’n Halfinch

Prep enjoyed a visit from London based touring theatre company, Quantum Theatre this morning. The company told the tale of Cap’n Half-Inch who fears he has lost his ill-gotten gains for good until he happens upon a map that could lead him to the hidden treasure. However, he soon discovers he’s not the only one after the…

Hands on healthy eating lesson for Reception!

Thorpe House is a healthy school and as such, it’s important we teach the boys why we should eat healthily and how we can do it. As part of their harvest festival celebrations and our healthy eating topic, Tesco came into school yesterday to introduce Reception to fruit from around the world, much of which they had never tasted before.  Lots of new,…

National Poetry Day 2015

It’s National Poetry Day today and for those of you who didn’t know, Poet Laureate John Betjeman was actually a Master at Thorpe House in the early years of the school (1928)! Our Year 8s have been studying poetry in conjunction with Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet so what better day to show you the fantastic work…

Budding JK Rowlings in Reception

Reception have been enjoying reading ‘What The Ladybird Heard’ which is all about a cow that gets stolen by Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len.  We enjoyed it so much that we decided to make ‘wanted posters’ to get the cow back from Hefty and Len.  Next, we had great fun acting the story out with props and costumes and we…

Year 5 and 6 French pen-pal exchange!

Year 5 and 6 were delighted to receive their first correspondence from their new French pen-pals! The boys learnt more about life at our partner school, L’Ècole Saint François and they also got to know more about their pen-pals who had attached individual photos, as well as photos of their classrooms, teachers and school grounds. We opted for a…