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Thurstonland First School

Marsh Hall Lane, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD4 6XD

01484 666480

Class News

Sign Language

Y2.3 enjoyed learning basic greetings and the alphabet in British Sign Language.

Queens' Platinum Jubilee

We all wore our beautifully decorated crowns and enjoyed celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee together.

Shelley Pyramid Cycling Event

Congratulations to Livvy in Y3 who came in first of the Y3 girls who entered and 5th over the entire competition!  She received a well deserved medal - well done!

Year 2.3 Inclusion Activities

Mr. Kilner and Mr. Davidson came from Kirkburton Middle School and Shelley College to lead two activities; boccia and new age curling. These were activities many of the class were unfamiliar with but thoroughly enjoyed taking part in. The class showed excellent team work and lots of skill improvement over the course of the afternoon. These activities are inclusive and Mr. Kilner and Mr. Davidson discussed with the children how these activities are suitable for anyone to play and be involved in. 


Mosque Visit

As part of our current RE topic, years 2-5 visited a local Mosque to learn more about the Islamic religion and worship. Children had a tour of the Mosque which included the classroom, ablutions room and prayer room and were able to take part in some of the customs which included ablutions (a special wash before prayer or handling of special religious books). The children learnt about the role the mosque plays in the Muslim community and looked at different mosques from around the world. Our visit concluded with a quiz which involved running, pressing buzzers and winning prizes based on the knowledge we had gained on our visit. A fantastic trip and learning opportunity for both children and staff.

Y3 Football Tournament

Our Year 3 team gave it 10 out of 10 at the tournament at 5core, Waterloo on 22nd March 2022!  Great team effort!

The Deep

As part of our geography and science topic, Oceans and Seas, we went to visit the Deep. We enjoyed our tour and got to see many creatures including: rays, loggerhead turtles, reef sharks, a saw fish, gentoo penguins, clown fish, puffer fish and more! We took part in a workshop learning about coral and food chains, finishing off the day with a visit to the shop for mementos from our exciting day!

Quad Kids

Playleaders from Shelley College came to lead the children in four activities- long distance run, sprint, long jump and vortex throw.  It was a fun morning and the weather was kind to us! 

Christmas Jumper day 2021

Year 2 pupils enjoyed taking part in Save The Children's Christmas Jumper Day along with the rest of the school with each pupil who wished to wear their jumper donating £2.

Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day 2021
Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day 2021

A Christmas Journey


Our Year 2 pupils were invited to spend the afternoon at Almondbury Methodist Church to learn about the Christmas journey. The children enjoyed learning through storytelling and puppet theatre and were also able to make a Christmas card to take home with them.

Remembrance day 2021


All pupils visited the Thurstonland war memorial on Thursday 11th November to pay their respects and reflect on the sacrifices made by those who served in the two world wars.

Reception & Year 1 pupils visited earlier in the day and left their painted stones and wooden memorial crosses at the memorial. They have also produced some beautiful poppy paintings as can be seen in the photos below.

Years 2,3,4 & 5 visited the memorial and observed the two minutes silence at 11am. Villager and friend of the school Tony Clifton played The Last Post followed by Reville, and pupils laid their wooden crosses from each year group along with a wreath on behalf of everyone at school. Alice Hosker also read out the poem Flanders Fields.


We enjoyed a really busy Harvest celebration in church with Reverend Sean leading us through the service. All the children sang beautifully and it was a lovely feeling to be back together as a school community.



Year 2 Multi-skills

Visit to Danelaw


We experienced what it would be like to live as a Stone Age person. We spent time in a Stone Age village and named ourselves the Fox Tribe. We took part in different activities including farming, grinding corn, making a clay pot, cave art and going on a 'hunt.' We also spent time being archaeologists; studying objects and thinking about how they would have been used.

Castle Hill visit


We visited Castle Hill as part of our history and geography learning. Archaeologists have found evidence to show early man lived there!

We practised using a compass and looked for geographical features. We also did some sketching of the landscape. 

Stone age bread making!

Take a look at the photos below of our stone age bread making activity, completed in class as part of our history learning.

We then ate our stone age bread around a class 'campfire'!

Grow to School Project

Topics for 2021-22

Please look at the documents attached to see what interesting topics we will be covering this year, and how we will cover them across a range of subjects.

To shortly be updated for 21/22...

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