Thornton Times

20th January 2017
 

Hi Everyone,

What a fantastic time we are all having in school. Last week the Year 5’s had an amazing time with the Greek mathematics lessons and the Year 3’s had an enormous Roman feast, (I must admit to sneaking in there and tasting the cheese). This week a Roman soldier marched into school, telling the Year 3 children all kinds of interesting facts about the Romans. It is really lovely how you are supporting the school by getting the children dressed up for their curriculum days. It makes both the school and all the children’s faces light up.

Personally, I really enjoy meeting you all every morning and afternoon by the school gates. I know you all recognise the fact that we are there to keep the children safe and to have the chance to chat with you.

As the weather is starting to get cold, please wrap your children up nice and warm and make sure they wear their hats, gloves, warm coats and suitable footwear.

Have a great weekend, see you by the gates! 

Neil Couldrey, Assistant Headteacher

 

Maths Workshop

On Thursday 12th and Friday 13th January, Year 5 took part in a Maths Workshop, all about the Ancient Greeks. There were 11 different activities for the children to complete, ranging from weighing King Midas’ gold, to deciphering an upside down message from the Oracle and even building Zeus a new Temple!

All the children had a fantastic time and well done to all those children who managed to complete all the activities!

 

HOUSE POINTS

Eagle Owl

Barn Owl  

Snowy Owl

Tawny Owl

Great Horned Owl

Year 3

84

179

79

172

111

Year 4

72

200

185

42

93

Year5

159

123

120

173

140

Year 6

142

163

120

173

140

Total

457

665

504

560

484

 

 Star Pupils

Owl Babies

Fatima Naveed

Owlets

Nasib Hussain

Wise Owls

Iman Choudhury

Great Horned Owl 3

Safa Imran

Tawny Owl 3

Safyan Mahmood

Snowy Owl 3

Muhammad Ayaan Hussain

Eagle Owl 3

Aliyah Sara

Barn Owl 3

Zainab Jabeen

Great Horned Owl 4

Hassaan Hussain

Tawny Owl 4

Abdullah Nadeem

Snowy Owl 4

Sophia Gould

Eagle Owl 4

Maryam Khatun

Barn Owl 4

Inayah Sheraz

Great Horned Owl 5

Zara Khokhar

Tawny Owl 5

Danish Muhammad

Snowy Owl 5

Shaharyar Mohammed

Eagle Owl 5

Hamza Mohammed

Barn Owl 5

Ahmad Ali

Great Horned Owl 6

Ilsah Ebrar

Tawny Owl 6

Hajra Rehman

Snowy Owl 6

Sufyaan Muhammed

Eagle Owl 6

Fatima Iqbal

Barn Owl 6

Ana-Maria Opera

 

Dinner Money—Final Reminder

Please can we remind all parents that any remaining dinner money that is owed must be paid by Friday 27th January. All outstanding debts will be referred to BCC debt collection.

Dinner Money should be paid in advance and not in arrears!!!

Please do not hesitate to speak to Miss Rees or Mrs White if you have any queries or questions regarding the payment of your dinner money.

We will be holding a ParentPay session on Thursday 26th January between 9am and 11am. Please come along and we will be happy to help with any payment queries.

 

Important Notices

Tuesday 24th January at 9.00 am — Mrs Simmons’ Coffee Morning. New parents are always welcome to come along to the coffee morning. We hope to see you there.

Monday 6th February—Parents’ Evening—Years 4, 5 and 6.

Monday 13th February—Parents’ Evening— EYFS, Years 1, 2 and 3.

You will receive a letter regarding arrangements soon.

Tycoons Project—take a look at the link below where our Tycoons are featured and listed on the leaderboad. We are so proud of you all!

http://www.peterjonesfoundation.org/latest-news/students-thornton-primary-school-birmingham-showcase-entrepreneurial-spirit