Thorney Close Primary School

Thorney Close Primary School

“Where Learning Blossoms”

Year 4/5 Class - Miss Giles

Year 4/5 Class Letters

Year 4/5 Visit to Whitby (23rd June 2017) (letter sent out 9th June 2017)

Year 4/5 Visit to New Bridge, Sunderland (23rd May 2017)  (Letter sent out 17th May 2017)

Ghyll Head Presentation - 13.1.17

Portals to the Past - Letter sent out 10.11.16

Ghyll Head Residential Visit Information

A  residential visit has been booked for all Year 4/5 children (Mr Rippon and Ms Wright classes) to  Windermere. The visit to Ghyll Head Outdoor Education Centre in Windermere will take place from Monday 12th December – Wednesday 14th December 2016. The cost of this visit will be £55 per child. However, school are contributing £25 using Pupil Premium Funding/school budget to enable all children to go for a cost of £30.00. If parents/carers are unable to make this payment, then they should contact Mrs Jenner in the school office on 0191 5536093 to discuss a payment plan or to see if they may be considered to apply for a school bursary.

The reason school will subsidise this visit is to enable all children to participate in this wonderful curriculum visit. Children will enjoy fun outdoor activities which will develop their physical, social and communication skills in a magnificent setting in the last week of term.   The trip even includes an evening Christmas meal!

Ghyll Head Reminder Letter

Clothing List

School Visit Consent Form

Parental Consent Form - Ghyll Head

Ghyll Head Information Pack

Ghyll Head Parents Meeting Letter

Ghyll Head Information Letter - 13.9.16

Please click here to look at the Ghyll Head Outdoor Education Website.


 Year 3 and Year 4 Spelling List

Year 5 and Year 6 Spelling List

Year 4 Writing Checklist

Year 5 Writing Checklist

At Thorney Close Primary School, we value the support of parents in enabling their children to become fluent readers, who read for pleasure and enjoyment. Please click on the guidelines below for an overview on how you can support your child at home to ensure they make the maximum progress.

Key Stage 2 Reading Guidelines

Thorney Close Primary School Calculation Policy



Race for Life - Year 4/5 Miss Giles - 15th June 2017

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Year 4/5 completed in a Race for Life event at Sandhill View. We had some phenomenal results and all the boys and girls should be incredibly proud of themselves!

Created: 16 Jun 17 11:59 | Last modified: 16 Jun 17 12:01

Brass Day - Year 4/5 Miss Giles - 23rd May 2017

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In May, pupils in year 4 and year 5 were invited to a Brass Play Day at Hetton Lyons School. Along with 10 other schools, our orchestra practised in preparation for a celebration concert in the afternoon. Pupils were really excited with the opportunity to perform in front of children from other schools.

Created: 5 Jun 17 20:04 | Last modified: 5 Jun 17 20:05

Theresa May Letters - Year 4/5 Miss Giles - May 17

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We wrote a persuasive letter to Theresa May imploring her to reconsider HS2. Some of our letters were so persuasive, we decided to send them straight to 10 Downing Street!

Created: 5 Jun 17 20:02 | Last modified: 5 Jun 17 20:03

Easter Eggs - Year 4/5 Miss Giles - April 17

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We had some excellent creations for the Easter Egg competition some of us were incredibly competitive! Can you spot the Eggs Factor? Or the Egg-traction? How about any minions lurking about?

Created: 5 Jun 17 19:57 | Last modified: 5 Jun 17 20:00

Bridges - Year 4/5 Miss Giles - May 2017

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We have had great fun designing and creating our own load bearing bridges! Some of our designs were more successful than others.

Created: 5 Jun 17 19:52 | Last modified: 5 Jun 17 19:54

New River Wear Bridge Crossing - Year 4/5 Miss Giles - May 2017

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In May we visited the new Wear Crossing in Sunderland to complete our half termly project on Bridges. We discovered how the bridge is going to rejuvenate certain areas of Sunderland and how it is going to have a positive impact on the wider North Eastern region. We are now determined to be surveyors, engineers or construction workers!

Created: 5 Jun 17 14:38 | Last modified: 5 Jun 17 14:40

Useful Links and Documents

Sumdog Sumdog Year 4 English Year 5 English Year 4 Maths Year 5 Maths