Thornton Times

11th March 2016



11th March 2016


Hello everyone,

A packed newsletter this week—next week we will be having a bumper newsletter with lots of photos and articles. We hope you like it! Have a great weekend everyone—hopefully the sun will shine and we can get out in the fresh air! Spring is nearly here!

Sue Simmons, Headteacher.


The school newsletter for children, parents and

carers of Thornton Primary School.


We are pleased to announce that Thornton Primary School is now subscribed to Times Tables Rockstars! This fantastic website is a safe online platform for children to practice their times tables and compete with their classmates. The children’s usernames and passwords are the same as for Mathletics. Login to: and create your own rockstar now!


Vomiting Bug

Please can we remind all parents that we have recently had lots of pupils at school with symptoms of the vomiting bug. Symptoms include vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal cramps, headache and fever. The virus is extremely infectious and therefore if your child develops any of these symptoms you must keep them off school for 48 hours. Thank you.


Book Fair

We will be having a Book Fair on Tuesday 15th to Friday 18th March. It will be held in the dining hall from 3..30-4.00pm. You can also spend your £1 book token from Book Week here.

We look forward to seeing you there.


School Trips

Children eligible for Free School Meals and children who normally have a school dinner will have a packed lunch provided for all trips, so please send dinner money in as normal. If you do not wish the school to provide a lunch on trip day you must let us know the week before so that we do not prepare a lunch for your child.

Thornton Primary School

Ward End, Birmingham, B8 2LQ

0121 327 0824

Headteacher: Mrs Sue Simmons

Deputy Headteacher: Mr Barnsley

Assistant Headteachers: Mrs Grace and Mrs Rochester

SEND Parent Coffee Afternoon

After the success of our last SEND Coffee afternoon we would like to invite you for tea, coffee and cakes again. This will take place on the 15th March at 2.30pm in the Lodge. Dr Katie Callicott, our Educational Psychologist, will be attending to discuss her role in the school. It is a great opportunity for you to chat with our team and meet our new team members.

Well done to 3LC for achieving 100% attendance last week!

Sport Relief

Each Year group will be raising money for Sport Re-lief this year and we have lots of exciting events to look forward to.

Thursday 17th March—RNH—Cake Sale

Friday 18th March— Yr 1, 2 and 3—Cake Sale at breaktime.

Yr 4—Mini Olympics (50p to enter)

Yr5—Design own sports outfit competition (50p to enter)

Yr 6—Dodgeball competition (50p to enter)


Star Pupils


Hayat Ahmadzai

Maeda Asim


Erysa Khan



Eesaa Qamer

Maha Khokhar


Daniyal Mahmood

Sophia Gould


Zakee Shah

Eshal Arooj


Mohammed Farid

Mehreen Ansar


Yousuf Hussain

Imaan Rashid


Khadija Ahmed

Pierce Souden


Faizah Hussain

Ahsan Muhammed


Ciaran Chapman

Ikram Hussain


Areeba Karwal

Fazal Hussain


Anisah Khan

Jack Ross


Amber Kaser

Eesa Ali


Zain Mohammeed

Suhail Alyas


Falak Rehman

Saeed Khan


Niyla Amjad

Hunais Ali


Aroosa Wasif

Shad Salah


Mohammed Rizwan

Sehar Arif


Malaikha Wajid

Omera Hussain


Zain Yousaf

Malika Ahmadzai


Muskaan Malik

Usman Shahid


Aamina Ali

Bushra Abid


Hajra Bibi

Ihtishaam Raja