Thornton Times

13th May 2016

13th May 2016

Hello everyone,

Well done to all the Year 6 children who absolutely sailed through their SATs this week. I think some of them even enjoyed it with one boy remarking ‘It was too easy!’ after the maths test. Thank you to the children’s families who ensured the children were here on time and well rested every day. Next week it is Year 2’s turn to do their SATS and we know they will be absolute stars! Good luck Year 2!

Have a great weekend everyone.

School Closures

WEDNESDAY 18th MAY—Staff Training

THURSDAY 23rd JUNE—EU Referendum

Safari Park

Year 4 enjoyed a trip to West Midlands Safari Park this week. With the aid of a ranger, they explored the African Plains on the look-out for giraffes, lions and cheetahs!

Zakariya (4JW) said "I couldn’t believe how huge the giraffes are, they came right up to the window!" Later in the day, classes from Year 4 were given the opportunity to learn from an experienced ranger about different animals from each layer of a Rainforest and some children even held animals such as millipedes and stick insects! All children agreed it was a wonderful trip and are looking forward to visiting again. In the next few weeks, we will

be having another Bumper Newsletter which will include lots of pictures of the trip.

Tuck Shop

Some children have been bringing into school £5, £10 and even £20 notes to buy items from the Tuck Shop. Please can parents ensure that children bring in a maximum of £1 per day to spend on the Tuck Shop.

We would also like to say a big thank you to the Year 5 pupils who helped out with the Tuck Shop while the Year 6s have been busy with their SATS. You all did a great job!

The school newsletter for children, parents and carers of Thornton Primary School.

Upcoming Dates

19/05/2016—Woodlands— Yr 1

26/05/2016—Woodlands— Reception

14/06/2016—Lower Juniors Sports day at

Wyndley Athletics Track—Yrs 3 and 4

16/06/2016—Upper Juniors Sports day

Wyndley Athletics Track—Yrs 5 and 6

16/06/2016—Kenilworth Castle—Yr 1

 Star Pupils


Hajrah Mubashar


Aneeqa Qabil


Naima Choudhary


Saqib Hussain


Muhammed Hamsa


Haseeb Akhtar


Musa Saddique


Usman Muhammad


Saifulla Zamankhel


Maryam Saddique


Ciaran Chapman


Areeba Kanwal


Zaynah Ali


Isaac Tariq


Mehwish Mobeen


Ayman Mehmood


Qaseem Shah


Hajra Rehman


Samuiel Sein


Habib Ahmed


Haider Bashir


Ismaeel Ali


Abdul Muiz


Adam Zanir


SATS—Next week is SATS week for the Year 2 pupils. They have all been working very hard so it is very important that all Year 2 pupils attend school for the duration of next week. (except Wednesday 18th-School Closure Day) Please make sure your child gets to school early everyday—BREAKFAST WILL BE SERVED FROM 8.30 FREE OF CHARGE TO YEAR 2 PUPILS IN THE HALL EACH DAY.

Annexe Collection Times—Please can we remind parents that the collection time for Reception and Year 1 pupils is 3.20pm. Some parents have not been coming to collect their children until 3.30pm and sometimes even as late as 3.40pm.

Thank you for your co-operation.

Book Fair—We will be holding a Half Price Book Fair w/b 10th June. This is a great opportunity to purchase lots of books by fantastic authors, at VERY reasonable prices. Look out for our leaflet coming home soon that has lots of helpful information.

Friends of Thornton

Thank you to all the parents who attended the Parents’ Committee meeting on Monday. The meeting was very successful and we look forward to seeing you again next time.