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!


The first week back at school has been very exciting. The whole school has been working on an art project, inspired by a book. We based ours on the story of Grandmother’s Dreamcatcher.

We started by finding four long bendy branches in our conservation area.

After that we all contributed to threading beads onto a variety of materials, such as wool, ribbons, wire and twine, to create our beautiful dreamcatchers.

We worked in our Houses and they are now on display with all the other classes’ amazing artwork.

We do hope that lots of people will come to see them and maybe be inspired to make a dreamcatcher of their own.

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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