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Thurstonland First School

Marsh Hall Lane, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD4 6XD

01484 666480

Class News

KMS Transition Visit

Year 5 enjoyed a visit from Kirkburton Middle School as part of our transition work. They were introduced to the Headteacher, Mr Taylor, who told them lots of interesting information about KMS. Mr Parker, Head of Year 6, then explained more about school routines and what to expect when they start at KMS in September. Finally, they enjoyed a mini D.T. lesson with Mrs Charlesworth where they made their own pencil holders to take home. The Year 5s had a great time and are feeling excited about all the experiences they will enjoy at KMS.

Young Voices

On Friday 13th May, Year 4/5 travelled down to Sheffield to take part in the Young Voices concert at Sheffield Arena. They sang as part of a huge choir made up of 5000 children from schools all over the region. Everyone had a fabulous time singing with the live band and strutting their best dance moves with Urban Strides! many of their parents were able to come and watch the evening concert and they all had the time of their lives too. Well done Year 4/5 - you were all superstars!

Cliffe House Residential

Year 4/5 had an absolutely brilliant time at their 3-day residential at Cliffe House in Shepley. They were an absolute joy to spend time with as they took part in a wide range of activities, such as climbing, buggy building, pond dipping, bushcraft, river walk ..., as well as making new friends with the Year 4/5 children from Farnley Tyas school. 


More photographs from the Cliffe House trip.

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.

Easter Journey 2022


Year 5 pupils enjoyed a morning at Almondbury Methodist Church learning all about the Easter Journey alongside pupils from Denby CE First School.

Thank you to parents for helping us to transport the pupils so that they could participate in this event!

Village Carol Singing


In December we enjoyed carol singing around Thurstonland village. Take a look at the lovely videos below of the children performing!

Please also check the Arts pages to see our photos of the Inkonjane event and Sports pages to see how well our Sports teams have been doing. 

Jorvik & The Dig trip


To introduce our Viking topic, Year 4/5 went on a trip to York to visit the Dig and the Jorvik museum. We had a fantastic time 'digging' up the past and experiencing how the Vikings settled and lived in Britain. 

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.

Curriculum plan

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