Thornton Times

28th April 2017

Welcome back everyone,

The weather seems determined to catch us out at this time of year so please make sure your child does have a coat so they can enjoy their breaktimes.

We are now in test season and Year 6 and Year 2 will be taking their SATs this half term and Year 1 will be taking their Phonics Screening in June.  Thank you to parents for their continued support to prepare the children for the tests—you will be great!

Have a great weekend everyone—don’t forget back to school on Tuesday as Monday is a Bank Holiday.  We are also closed on Thursday for the Mayoral elections.

Sue Simmons, Headteacher.


Dinner Money 

Since the beginning of this term, dinner money has increased to £2.25 per day.

Below is the breakdown highlighting the increase in dinner money:


1 day—£2.25

2 days—£4.50

3 days—£6.75

4 days—£9.00

5 days—£11.25


Please can you pay your child’s Dinner Money in advance and not in arrears!!

Thank you. 



As we are now in a new term, please remember how important it is for children to arrive at school on time. Please ensure your child is punctual to school as being late causes disruption to their learning. The school day starts at 8.45am.

Can you please notify the school before 9.00am if your child is going to be absent on that day.  Please avoid booking dentist and doctor’s appointments during the school day—children have 13 weeks holiday and finish school at 3.30pm, so you should be able to get an appointment at these times. We do understand that hospital appointments sometimes cannot be changed but it is always worth asking!

Thank you for your co-operation!


School Closures

1st May—Bank Holiday  4th May—Mayoral Elections

8th June—General Election

24th and 25th July—school building works


Star Pupils

Owl Babies

Rayhan Qiam


Eesa Hussain

Wise Owls

Eram Bibi

Great Horned Owl 3

Muhammed Alyaan

Tawny Owl 3

Ismail Naveed

Snowy Owl 3

Zunairah Sarfaraz

Eagle Owl 3

Anaya Nasir

Barn Owl 3

Eesaa Qamer

Great Horned Owl 4

Mahjabeena Khan

Tawny Owl 4

Husam Ifikhar

Snowy Owl 4

Hana Mahfuj

Eagle Owl 4

Ismail Ahmed

Barn Owl 4

Daniel Jamali

Great Horned Owl 5

Tayyab Islam

Tawny Owl 5

Mishall Mahmood

Snowy Owl 5

Daanish Shahid

Eagle Owl 5

Hooriya Noor

Barn Owl 5

Zahra Muzzamil

Great Horned Owl 6

Taibah Mehmood

Tawny Owl 6

Malikha Iqbal

Snowy Owl 6

Ibrahim Hassan

Eagle Owl 6

Anoushah Khan

Barn Owl 6

Samiya Islam


Important Information—SATS

Year 6 SATS commence w/b Monday 8th May 2017.

It is extremely important that all Year 6 children attend school for the duration of this week. Please make sure your child gets to school early everyday. BREAKFAST WILL BE SERVED FROM 8.30AM FREE OF CHARGE TO YEAR 6 PUPILS IN THE HALL EACH DAY!!!


Furniture Sale

We will be holding a furniture sale on both election days:

Thursday 4th May

Thursday 8th June

There will be a variety of furniture available for purchase. Chairs will be around £5.00 each and desks will be £10.00 each. The sale will be held at the front of the school between 9am and 3pm. We look forward to seeing you there.


Class Photographs

Class photos will be held on Thursday 18th May. Please look out for a letter next week that will be sent home with your child providing you with more information regarding this.


First Aid Workshop

Please see the letter going home today regarding the First Aid Workshop that will be taking place this term, with the School Nurse, relating to everyday first aid.