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!


Here's one to get you started....


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 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?




Mrs Wright sets the first, ever TJ Taskmaster Task in the video below.  Entries to be in by Wednesday 1st April, 12 noon.  Families can submit as many entries as they want.  Winner to be announced next week.  HAVE FUN!

TJ Task1

Here's the first TJ Taskmaster Task. Have some fun with your family trying this challenge and send your videos to Mrs Wright. Can't wait to see them! Have fun.




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!

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’