Let’s Celebrate!

In reception our theme is ‘Celebrations’ and there is a lot to celebrate this autumn term, not only in our reception class but across the country and sometimes in other parts the world too.

Our first big event is our whole school Harvest assembly. We will be learning about what it means to harvest different types of foods and about Harvest Celebrations and festivals.

Another celebration is Divali. What is Divali? What is the story behind it? Who celebrates Divali? How is Divali celebrated? Where is it celebrated? These are just some of the questions we will be finding out about, in our last week of term. Very exciting!


What a great start to the day: one child stood up and looked at our castle display and said, “Wow”

The day before we had been finding out what we already knew about castles and then looked at and talked about lots of photographs of castles on our interactive whiteboard, and here they were next day on our wall.

We also had great fun exploring a range of emotions and the children were fantastic at showing us their sad, happy, scared, worried and puzzled expressions on their faces.

This was all great preparation for our visitors from The Derngate Theatre, later that morning. We were very fortunate to have a chance to imagine what it might be like to be a soldier, keeping guard on the ramparts of a castle. We explored how they might feel at different times of the day and in different types of weather. 

The children were amazing at following commands such as: Attention, where they all saluted and replied: “Yes sir” with great vigour. It works brilliantly in class now, when their attention is needed.

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About Us

Thorplands Primary School became a sponsored academy with The Education Fellowship (TEF) on 1st April 2013. We work closely with TEF to ensure high standards of values, behaviour and encourage everyone to go beyond the expected. This has become the school's mission statement: Work, Learn, Earn

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Principal: Madeline Dunckley
Thorplands Academy
Farm Field Court

Tel: 01604 493384