Thorncombe Discovery

Children from Reception to Year 4 learned about the Countryside Code and explored our rural surroundings to identify trees on their way to Home Farm on the Sadborow Estate to learn about Arla organic dairy farming. To help children understand where our food comes...

Bikeability promotes road awareness

Over the last few weeks, children in Years 5 and 6 completed Bikeability Level 1 and Level 2 training in the ideal setting of our school grounds and Thorncombe’s village roads. This helped our children to build their knowledge and life skills so they can cycle safely...

Forest School – active outdoor learning and creativity

Children and staff embrace the outdoors in weekly Forest School extensions to classroom learning. From foraging in the school grounds, Pippin Class produced super rainforest artworks whilst Orchard created clock faces with Roman numerals.

Celebrating Reading

Some willing young librarians helped refresh our library creating a wonderful space to explore and read books. The walls are adorned with book choice guidance and children’s kenning poems which illustrate the benefits of reading. Older and younger children...

Walk to School Week, 17-21 May

Children, parents and staff embraced the five day challenge with some walking or cycling from neighbouring villages whilst others were ‘extra active’ at break times; everyone’s dedication and creativity was admirable! ‘Walking Superpowers’ helped us discover how...