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 Explore this page to find out about upcoming and recent events.

News of important things happening in and around our school are on this page or the Blog page.

The Newsletters are in a separate drop-down menu for easy access.

Building work in our school - click HERE to read about it.

Image Gallery to celebrate the famous French author, Jules Verne. Submarines were designed, creatures imagined and balloons made. Here are some pictures. The rest are on the Headteacher's blog on TWBlog.

Year 6 Enterprise Day

Our Year 6 children are organising an 'Enterprise Day' on Friday, 30th June. They have developed some mini businesses aiming to raise some money to help subsidise their Year 6 trip. They have been very professional in their approach. They wrote a newsletter to inform you of the events that will take place. The event is for the children only - but they will need some money to spend. The Year 6 would be very grateful if you could provide your children with some money to spend on the stalls on Friday! Thank you

Pictures from the day!

Schools' Yorkshire Tour

More pictures on the TW Blog (Headteacher's blog). Menu at top of page.

Last week, a group of cyclists arrived in our school car park as part of a tour of schools to highlight National Bike Week.

Children and young people from 95 schools across Yorkshire have been taking part in a 245 mile cycling baton relay starting on 12 June in Sheffield and finishing in Leeds on 27 June, as a celebration of national Bike Week.

The School's Yorkshire Tour starts in Sheffield and passes through Barnsley, Wakefield, Doncaster, East Riding, York, North Yorkshire, Leeds, Bradford and Calderdale before ultimately finishing in Leeds with a celebration event.

A small group of pupils will cycle with the baton between each participating school.

The baton travelled through York on 19/20 June before arriving at Naburn C of E Primary school.

Naburn school then handed over the baton to Riccall Primary school and pupils from Barlby High School along the York to Selby NCN Route 65.

The event is supported by Sustrans and delivered by ten Local Authorities in Yorkshire, including City of York, and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and aims to encourage more young people to take up cycling.

Image Gallery - year 4 residential visit to Carlton. Setting off!!!! More pictures on TWBlog (Lower KS2)

Miller Homes visit our school

On Monday, representatives from Miller Homes visited school to talk about staying safe when house-building is happening in the village. They showed the pupils safety equipment that the builders use onsite, but the main message was to stay away from building sites, as they can be dangerous places.

Decorated egg competition entries. The standard was very high. Can you spot Tim Peake? Can you spot a Mrs. Brown egg?

An important letter about Safeguarding for you to read. Click HERE.

Sporting achievements on the PE Gallery. Click HERE to go to it.

Marrick Priory (Wednesday)

What a spectacular view of the valley from the orienteering course.

Images from Marrick (Tuesday)

Marrick Priory - setting off!!

Examples of extreme reading can be found on the Headteacher's blog page!!

(Choose TW Blog from the menu.)

Decorate a door for World Book Day

Here are the doors decorated for World Book Day. They were judged by Harry, Ellie and Isabelle and their comments appear with the pictures if you hover your mouse over the picture.

Miss Bell – The Night Pirates

We had not read this book but Miss Bell’s door made us want to read it!

It was an adventurous door and we liked the fact it was based

on the Pirate Day that the reception had recently enjoyed!

We liked the chest of coins with numbers on because this would

help the boys and girls with their maths.

Congratulations on your door!


Miss Regan – BFG door

We liked the fact it was very realistic, funny and colourful.

We liked the names of the dreams on the bottles – such as the ‘Saving a Teacher from drowning ‘ dream. Congratulations on your door!


Mrs Brook – Charlie and the Chocolate factory

It was a different approach. It was not a scene from the book but the ticket sticking out of the Wonka bar.

It used some excellent colours – such as purple, gold and silver.

Congratulations on your door!


Mrs Lamb / Mrs Dulson’s Door – The Min Pins

This is a Roald Dahl book we had never read and we thought

that we had read them all!

After seeing the door we think we would like to read it!

We liked the 3D aspect of the door and it felt as if you could

actually walk into the forest.

It is a classic door to go with a classic author.

Congratulations on your door!


Mrs Lowther’s door – Super Heroes in Training Door

It was very decorative. It was not on just one book but on a theme.

We liked the super hero potatoes on the door and it was a really adventurous idea.

We liked the fact the children helped decorate the door.

Congratulations on your door!


Mrs Scott / Mrs Ord – Mr Men books and little Miss books

We thought that this was a very creative, bright and colourful door.

We liked that the children had done their own Mr Men and the fact that they had created their own character – such as Mr Rainbow.

Congratulations on your door!


Mrs Siddons’ door – Alien Wear Underpants

It was a very popular book that you chose – we liked it!

It was very funny because we couldn’t imagine the aliens wearing underpants until we saw your door.

It had some very individual features – such as the washing line of underpants.

Congratulations on your door!


It was really hard to judge the doors because they all looked really impressive and the classes had put a lot of effort into the doors.

Having doors like that in school helps to make it an even happier place.

In second place – The Min Pins – it looked like a work of art. It is very much in the style of Patrick Benson who illustrated the book. We LOVED it!


In first place – Miss Bell’s class. There was a lot of detail and the book was actually on the door for people to pick up and read.

There is so much to look at on that door – you could look at it for a long time and not get bored.


Harry, Ellie and Isabelle




World Book Day potatoes!!

To celebrate world book day, potatoes were decorated to be a character from a favourite book. The potatoes were decorated at home, then brought into school to be displayed. Here is a  gallery of some of the potato characters. More pictures can be found on the Blog.

Image Gallery

Image Gallery - the Upper Juniors explored the school grounds with i-pads. They were creating a mood with their pictures, to be accompanied by a poem. Here are the pictures, arranged in two pages - I think they are excellent!

Recently we had a Safer Internet Week. Click HERE to find out more!!


The Skipping Day was very enjoyable for all those who took part.

To see how much it was enjoyed go to the Online PE gallery by clicking HERE.

The Christmas Door competition was judged by the School Council. Here are their comments. 



Mrs Lowther

We liked your design because it was creative and festive. It was also colourful and eye catching. The more we looked at it, the more Christmassy things we saw.


Well Done!! This door was the winner!!

Miss Bell

We like your design because it looks just like Santa! We liked his naughty and nice list and that you involved the children by letting them write their names in the ‘nice’ list!!


Well Done!!

Mrs Siddons

We liked your design because it was funny and unique. The ‘Don’t feed the Reindeer’ made us laugh!


Well Done!!

Mrs Ord / Mrs Firth

We liked your design because it was really eye catching! The real baubles really added something special.


Well Done!!

The results of the parent Questionnaires from October 2016 can be viewed by clicking HERE.

Our sports teams have been busy - look at the online PE gallery for pictures and information.

7th November - The Cutting Edge gardening team are working with some lucky pupils to introduce pollinating insects into our school grounds by planting shrubs and herbs that will attract them. Here are a few pictures of them at work. (Click on the picture to see a larger version.)

Friends of Thorpe Willoughby School

The Friends are a group of parents who meet each term and organise fun, fundraising events in school 
including discos, Summer & Christmas fairs and various 
raffles and other activities throughout the year.

Over the last year, the 
Friends have purchased i-pads for the school which are used by all children. We have also 
contributed to the Pop UK concert as well as the Theatre company that come into school each year.

The money that the Friends raise from all events and 
activities really does go towards benefiting all children in school.

Unfortunately, we cannot continue to organise all of these events without more parents getting involved and joining the committee.  If you would be interested in joining, then please contact the school office.


19th September - School Councillors and Rights Ambassadors speak out - read more here, written by Mrs. Brown

Some of our School Councillors and Rights Ambassadors attended the NYCC Selby Area Committee meeting at the Civic Centre in Selby on 19th September.

They gave a brilliant presentation to the councillors about how the grant they had been  awarded will be spent on enhancing the school grounds. The children spoke with confidence and clarity. The councillors were very impressed and I was enormously proud of the children.

It provided the children with an excellent opportunity to see how the Selby Area Committee undertook their valuable work.




Image Gallery for the bird visit to our school on 12th September

Click HERE to read about the work for Key Stage 1 this Autumn term.

Click HERE to read a letter about an Open Evening at Sherburn High School.

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