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Thurstonland First School

Marsh Hall Lane, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD4 6XD

01484 666480

Class News

Leavers Assembly 2021


The last day of Summer term saw us say farewell to our 11 oldest pupils who are moving on in September to middle school.

The leavers assembly hosted in St Thomas Church saw them sharing their favourite memories of school and each other, singing some of the many songs they have learned and reflecting on their time with us.

Year 5 we will miss you and wish you all the best for the future!!

Year 5 leavers trip to Greenhead Park


Our Year 5 leavers are always treated to a trip out of school during the final week of the Summer term - this year we went to Greenhead Park for a picnic lunch and games. Thanks go  to Kirkburton Middle School for the kind loan of their minibus!

Grow to School certificate!


Each class was awarded a certificate by our partners Grow to School as a thank you for all the children's hard work on the school garden and planters this year. Here are Year 4 & 5 pupils with their certificate and some produce from the garden!

Kingswood (Peak Venture) day visit


Sadly our residential trip to Robinwood this year was cancelled and so Year 4/5 class enjoyed a day visit to Kingswood at Penistone instead. Despite the poor weather the children had a fantastic time, challenging themselves and enjoying taking part in activities with their friends.

Circus Sensible workshop


Year 4 & 5 pupils were treated to an amazing Circus skills workshop delivered by Circus Sensible. Many new skills were learnt during the morning of activities such as plate spinning and scarf tricks. Thank you to the PTA for funding this exciting morning!

Games & Film night - Year 5 leavers


Our Year 5 pupils enjoyed an evening of fun and games provided by staff and Project Sport to mark the end of their time together at our school. They played games on the recreation ground and enjoyed a movie night with hot dogs, treats and drinks.

D & T work


Year 4 & 5 class spent an afternoon making wooden planters in their D & T lesson with Mrs MCcFarlane and Mrs Nuttall. They worked very hard and the end result was some beautiful planters as shown in the pictures below.

Young Voices Biggest Sing


Y4/5 class took part in the Young Voices Biggest Sing on 15th June.

Young Voices were attempting to break their own Guinness World Record for the “Largest Simultaneous Sing”. Thousands of children joined a LIVE stream from the O2 where they sang the Bill Wither’s classic ‘Lovely Day’, all at the same time, along with Billy Ocean, YolanDa Brown, Ruti and the YV band.

The event was in support of Place2Be, which is a children’s mental health charity. If you would like to make a donation you can:

Text BIGGESTSING to 70085 to donate £1 or visit The Biggest Sing campaign page at

We hope to upload a video of our class shortly but you can also watch the whole event on YouTube ( )

Social afternoon with Farnley Tyas pupils

As part of our activities in readiness for Transition to Middle School, the Year 5 children from Farnley Tyas joined the Thurstonland Year 5's for a social afternoon last Friday.

They had lots of fun getting to know each other whilst playing games led by Project Sport, and enjoying drinks and snacks.

Thank you to our PTA for funding this event.

Year 5 Cricket Festival

On Tuesday, some of our Year 5's played fantastic cricket at the Shelley Pyramid Cricket Competition to win the trophy! Again!! We won the trophy at the last Cricket competition, which was held in 2019!
Well done to everyone involved!


“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.” – Walt Disney


Here are some of Year 4/5 enjoying reading their books...............

Our brilliant Cross Country runners!
Our brilliant Cross Country runners!

Summer term

This term our topic is France. We will be looking at the human and physical geography of France and comparing our geographical similarities and differences between different regions in France and the UK.

In English, we will be looking at diaries and using the book 'Henry's Freedom Box' to write a diary account from the main character's point of view. We will also be finding out about Rosa Parks and writing newspaper reports.

In Maths, we will be rounding, comparing and ordering decimals, solving problems with money, involving all four operations and converting between different units of time. We would be very grateful if you could continue to support your child with learning times tables, division facts and number bonds to develop and improve mental maths skills.

Biennale Art morning

Year 4/5 had a fun art morning with local artist Isobel Denton. They were taking part in different activities provided by WOVEN: Innovation in Textiles as part of the Our Biennale Festival. The children watched a video by artist and printer Clare Grace and then took part in an activity using natural inks (made from coffee) and handmade brushes to create painted flowers. They also took part in a bundle dyeing workshop where they learnt about the techniques and processes involved in natural dyeing and created their own mix of natural dyes to explore colour and make prints.

The children’s work will be displayed, as part of different art projects, at the Piazza Shopping Centre, Huddersfield, in the Our Biennale Finale weekend on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th June ’21.

Grow to School Project

Year 4/5 had a busy time in the garden with the Grow to School project. We learned all about different types of soil, planted potatoes, leeks, onions and beans, added manure to the raised beds and collected our own compost from our compost bins.

Curriculum plan

Select the link below to view the Year 4 / 5 curriculum plan.