Thomas Jolyffe Primary School

Thomas Jolyffe Primary School

Some 'Wright' Relief



Thank you for visiting my page.  


Anyone who steps foot inside our school knows that Thomas Jolyffe is about much more than learning to read, write and do maths.  At our school, we know how important it is to keep our minds and our bodies healthy.  We know it’s important to be kind, to have fun, to laugh, to relax, to talk, to think, to chill and to be with our friends.  While we can’t be in school doing all these things, I will be posting ideas, challenges, games and things to think and talk about on this page.  And, this is not just for the pupils.  GROWN-UPS NEED TO GET INVOLVED TOO!


So after you’ve done some reading, a bit of maths and maybe even some of Mr Penn’s musical challenges come back to my page to try something completely different.  Or if you’re having a day when you’re feeling a little sad come and try one of my activities and hopefully it will help you feel a bit better.  

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'Think Big' 


If you're getting bored of the conversation in your house, try some of the Think Big questions.  I’d be really interested to hear some of your answers.  Why not FaceTime some of your family and ask them what they think?  Do you have family or friends in other parts of England?  Or even in another country?  It would be great to hear the views of people from all over the world!  Leave a comment in the box below to let me know how far your conversation travelled!


Think Big 4 - "Is there anything that cannot be measured?"



Think Big 3


What do you think about this one?


"Would an elephant make a good pet? no or yes?"



Think Big 2


The next Think Big question comes from Beth in Year 6.  Her family had lots of fun talking about this....


"Would you rather have Wotsits (the crisps, other cheesy puff type snacks are available) for fingers or for legs?"


Beth would rather have Wotsits for fingers because you can keep your hands out of the shower but not your legs.  Beth's dad would prefer Wotsits for legs, because there would be more to eat if he was hungry!


What do you think?


Think Big 1 - "If children could run a school for grown-ups, what would  

                     they teach?"

Think Big Answers

Tell me which question you talked about with your family and what you all thought? Did you all agree? Did you come up with any other questions? Leave an email address and I'll tell you what I think.





TJ Taskmaster


Are you bored with your board games?  Does your brother keep cheating at Snakes and Ladders? If so, try one of our family tasks.  Work together and send a video of your entries to Mrs Wright - 


We'll announce the winners of each task on our Twitter feed, so keep your eyes peeled #TJTaskmaster.  Please only send a video if you are happy to appear on Twitter and TJTV on Youtube.  All of the tasks have been inspired by the book and game Taskmaster, created by Alex Horne.  If you enjoy the TJ tasks and your family are ready for a trickier challenge try Alex Horne's Hometasking.  Find him on Twitter and Youtube, #hometasking.  He's announcing three new tasks each week.  Good luck!




TJ Taskmaster Task 3


Thanks to Michael in Y3 for this task.  He's been enjoying finding objects from a scavenger hunt and we thought you'd all like to have a go.  Watch my video to see what you've got to find. You can print the tick sheet below, to help remember them all.  Don't forget to send your photos or videos to



TJ Taskmaster Task 3 - Scavenger hunt

TJ Taskmaster Task 3

Big thanks to Michael in Year 3 for sending in this fantastic idea for a task. Can you find all 20 items in the scavenger hunt? Take photographs and send the...



TJ Taskmaster Task 2 - Coin Flipping


THANKS to all the families who sent in their scores for the coin flipping task.  With a massive 15 heads in 30 seconds - the winner of this task was Joel, in Year 5!  Well done Joel!  Thank you to Ellie (Year 6) and Bea (Year 3) and Luke (Year 5) for sending your videos.  Watch the video below to see them demonstrating this new, EXTREME sport!



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TJ Task2 - Coin Toss

Here's another TJ Task to keep you busy over the Easter holidays. Can you beat Mrs Wright's score?





TJ Taskmaster Task 1 - The Portraits


THANK YOU to everybody who sent in their blindfold self portraits.  Every single one of them made me smile.  It certainly sounded like you had fun and we loved hearing the laughter on the videos.  Well done to all the grown-ups who managed to send a video in!  I know how frustrating this can be!!  Here are all the entries.  The winner is the last one - so make sure you watch until the end!


TJ Task1 Blind Self Portrait

I hope you enjoy these self portraits as much as I did! Do you recognise anyone?




Mindful Moments


This is the place to come to help you relax.  If you'e having a day when you're feeling annoyed, frustrated or just not yourself, try one of the Mindful activities.  Don't worry grown-ups, the children will tell you want mindfulness is.  Even if you think you're feeling okay, a bit of mindfulness everyday is a great way to keep yourself feeling well!



Grown-ups, don't be scared or embarrassed about trying a few mindfulness exercises.  If our Reception children can do it, so can you.  Believe me, give it a go and you'll be convinced!  Go on!

Trolls | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

After you've worked up a sweat with Joe Wicks, or TJ's PE Activities, try some calming and strengthening exercises with some yoga. This Troll themed, 30 minutes session should get you feeling grounded, while having some fun! Learn some yoga poses and, like the Trolls, bring some happiness to the world!

Peace Out Guided Relaxation for Kids | 2. Time Out

Take 5 minutes out of your day to try this guided relaxation exercise. Great for children and their grown-ups. Learning how to be still and mindful really helps keep us mentally healthy. Try it and see!

Peace Out Guided Relaxation for Kids | 2. Time Out Peace Out is a series of guided relaxations and visualizations for kids, written and voiced by Jaime from ...

The Monkey Business Illusion

How good are your observation skills? Try this little activity and find out. All the adults in school have tried this - I wonder if you are more observant than them?!

Bring It Down - Flow | GoNoodle

This exercise teaches how to gain control of your stressful energy when it becomes to hard to handle. This video comes from GoNoodle's Flow channel. Flow get...

‘Children are captivated by their learning’, ‘The well-being of pupils is at the heart of the school’, ‘School is a calm place - pupils are polite, courteous and well-mannered’