Welcome to the Thoresby Class Page! Please have a look at what we have been doing in class. You will also find interesting links and information on important dates. Thank you for looking and come again soon
We do PE on a TUESDAY.
Please make sure you come in your PE kit, including a warm top.
On THURSDAYS, we do health and fitness in the morning, which means another day in PE clothes. Please bring sun hats, sun cream, water bottle and a warm top so we are prepared for all eventualities of the British summer.
Dates for your diary:
17.5.21 Work-related learning week
28.5.21 last day before Half Term
7.6.21 first day back after Half Term
21.6.21 start of Sports Week
1.7.21 last day of the current school year
2.7.21 INSET Day
5.7.21 INSET Day
6.7.21 first day in new classes
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We used Playmobil figures and fruit or vegetables to create sporty pictures, which we took in front of a green screen. Then we chose a matching background.
We were lucky enough to be invited to the site of the new leisure centre in Kirkby to plant some flowers and have a look at how the building work is progressing. They were just digging the big hole for the swimming pool.
The whole of KS4 had a great day at the Robin Hood Activity Centre, practising team building and survival skills. This must have been the only dry day of the week
We are so happy to be back at the Acre Community kitchen, where we learn how to cook delicious meals from scratch, using simple utensils safely. We also enjoy trying a variety of ingredients and find out where different foods come from.
Week beginning 29.3.21
After the upheaval of the past year, KS4 decided to check in with all our students and ask them to record some of their feelings about things they missed during lockdown and what it's like for everyone to finally be back at school. We put all this together in a short film, and our composer friend Daniel White very kindly offered to create some original music to go with it.
Hopefully, we'll be able to show you the result on our website very soon.
Week beginning 22.3.21
This is a great example of the work we did as part of our acting challenge. Students had to write and then perform a presentation about themselves, and then professional actor Hannah Kimberley visited us via Teams to have a look at what we had done and to answer our questions.
Week beginning 15.3.21
As part of our careers work on jobs in the creative industries, we had virtual visits from stage manager Matt Hudson, film music composer Daniel White and actor Hannah Kimberley. They told us about their work and set us challenges to complete.
We had a great time working on those challenges and learned a lot about the skills and qualities needed to work creatively. Over the next two weeks, we are welcoming our guests back to show them what we have done.
Today, Daniel came to visit and answer our questions.
Week Beginning 1.3.21
To conclude our work on 3D shapes, Thoresby Class have solved these riddles today. They had to read a description, work out which shape it was, find that shape and check their answer using the QR code.
Week beginning 8.2.21
Putting the finishing touches on our creations.
Week beginning 1.2.21
Over the past few weeks, we have raided our recycling bins to create some useful new treasures. Can you tell what they are going to be yet?
Whether at school or at home, independent living skills are always useful. Today, we thought about how to make tea (or hot chocolate) and toast safely and about the order in which things need to be done. Then we had a go, of course, and enjoyed the fruits of our labour.
Week beginning 18.1.21
This week, we talked about some of the worries we have sometimes and how they can interfere with us enjoying life as we should. Together, we thought of a few things we can do to help us all worry a little less. We made dream catchers to catch any bad dreams so we can all have a good night's sleep.
Week beginning 14.12.20
Thoresby class enjoying some Christmas activities. We especially enjoyed watching the panto, even if it had to be socially distanced in our classroom.
Week beginning 30.11.20
We're doing our best to spread a bit of festive cheer by decorating our windows and doors :)
Week beginning 16.11.20
As orders are beginning to come in, we are developing better and better ways of fulfilling them, sharing jobs and specialising in certain areas such as packing and quality control.
Week beginning 2.11.20
This week has been Enterprise Week for the whole school. We have worked hard all week making our hand lotion called "Treatie Bar" and our "Crafty Dog Kits", which we will sell at the Bracken Hill virtual Christmas Fayre. We can't wait to see what you think of it:
Please click below to see our video, as well as all the other products on offer.
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Week beginning 5.10.20
On Mental Health Awareness Day, we experienced a range of things which can help us relax and reduce anxiety: yoga, doodling, mindfulness exercises, music, singing and dancing. Then we set ourselves some challenges to help us develop a growth mindset and to never stop trying and always do our best.
Week beginning 21.9.20
Working with the Adventure Service, Thoresby students collected natural materials and then designed and made these fabulous sculptures, learning how to use saws and glue guns safely along the way.
Week beginning 7.9.20
As a way of getting us started on thinking about our enterprise project, we made our own shampoo today. It contained egg and vinegar, and most students were a bit sceptical...