Thornton Times

23rd June 2017

Hello everyone,

I hope you have all been enjoying the hot weather.  I know it must have been very difficult for those of you fasting, I really admire your resolve.  The staff in school would like to wish you all ‘Eid Mubarak’ and hope you have a super time when Eid arrives.

Can I also ask you to ensure your child has a water bottle in school—even when it is not sunny the children get very hot and they need constant access to water. 

Have a super weekend everyone—really looking forward to joining you all next Friday at the Friends of Thornton Eid Mela.  Please join us!

Sue Simmons, Headteacher.

Thornton will be holding Eid Mela 2017 Come Join Us - Friday 30th June 3:30pm-5:30pm!

On Friday 30th June The Friends of Thornton will be holding Eid Mela 2017.

Children can wear their Eid outfits to school on this day if they bring a £1.00 donation which will go to charity. There will be lots of exciting activities such as a bouncy castle, face painting and an Ice-Cream Van, along with lots of delicious food, which will be found in the dining hall.  All the other activities will be in the middle playground.

To ensure the safety of your children they should be collected at the normal time of 3.30pm after this you must take responsibility for the supervision of your children.

Looking forward to seeing you all for a fabulous evening at Thornton! 

Brought to you by “The Friends of Thornton”


To mark the end of the month of Ramadhan, the festival of  Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated this weekend.  All pupils who are celebrating Eid will not be expected to attend school on Monday 26th June.  This day will be an authorised absence for religious observance.  We will expect all pupils to return to school as normal on Tuesday 27th June.  We are excited to host an Eid Mela that has been organised by the ‘Friends of Thornton’ to mark this occasion on Friday 30th June.  May we take this opportunity to wish all our families celebrating this festival ‘Eid Mubarak!’

Save the children DEN day

Fathers, Brothers, Uncles and Grandads, don’t forget to join Reception Y1 & Y2 on

Friday 30th June from 9am in the Year 2 playground!

Children must have an adult with them to participate!

Please bring your £2 donation! 

Blist Hill

During our Year 6 visit to Blist Hill we had a taste of the sights, sounds and smells of Victorian England.  We had the opportunity to meet and talk to the Victorians in their shops, cottages and workplaces.  For many of us our first stop was the Bank where we exchanged our decimal cash with old money—pounds, shillings and pence.  We even got to use the old money to buy things in the shops.  We had a fabulous time learning all about the past and really feeling what it was like to live in Victorian times.

Y6 Reading Recommendations

If you like Boom by Mark Haddon, I suggest you read The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by the same author.  They are both adventurous, funny mysteries.  Hizar Hussain, TO6

I recommend Danger is Everywhere by David O’Doherty and Chris Judge.  It is a very funny read if you like jokes and fun.  8/10.  Mohammed Shajaat, TO6

Last week I re-read The Ruby in the Smoke by Phillip Pullman.  It’s the first of the Sally Lockhart mysteries—a series I’ve loved for years.  It’s full of peril and daring escapes, mysterious characters and puzzles to solve.  Since we are learning about the Victorians in Y6, I found reading this book very helpful to help me imagine what it would have been like to be alive back then.  I’m just starting to re-read the next book in the series;  The Shadow in the North.  If you enjoyed Freaks, by Kieron Larwood, you might like this series.  Ms Evans, TO6

If you like Ottoline and The Yellow Cat then you’ll love Araminta Spook by Angie Sage,  It is full of mysteries and searching for clues.  Aroosa Wasif, TO6

I would recommend to everybody that they read Deadly Dare Mysteries by Malorie Blackman.  If you love mysteries, you will love this book.  It is a 3 in 1 book.  I would rate it 10/10.  Hasib Mehmood, TO6

If you like mystery books, I have the book for you:  Wolf Hollow.  It is about a lost girl, weird noises in the forest and a suspect who seems to like being ignored.  Aisha Hussain, TO6

If you like fantasy, all of Rick Riordan’s books are the best for you.  They mix mythology and reality together.  I’d rate his books 9.5 out 10.  Ismail Rahman, TO6

Miss Taylor recommends The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.  It’s an unimaginable journey for a little man who has never left The Shire.  It’s has wonderful language which inspired me to read the three Lord of the Rings Books.

Star Pupil Award

Owl Babies

Abdul-Haadi Tawasin


Malak Abdalla

Wise Owls

Erysa Khan

Great Horned Owl 3

Maneebah Usman

Tawny Owl 3

Zubi Rakees

Snowy Owl 3

Younis Atmar

Eagle Owl 3

Zaynah Hussain

Barn Owl 3

Amina Saeed

Great Horned Owl 4

Yusuf Islam

Tawny Owl 4

Raheece Amjul

Snowy Owl 4

Saeed Hamza

Eagle Owl 4

Ismail Naveed

Barn Owl 4

Romina Asim

Great Horned Owl 5

Ubir Abbas

Tawny Owl 5

Halima Iqbal

Snowy Owl 5

Gabriella Sein

Eagle Owl 5

Sofyan Idrissi

Barn Owl 5

Hannah Ayub

Great Horned Owl 6

Sanah Hussain

Tawny Owl 6

Taniyah Islam

Snowy Owl 6

Mikhail Karim

Eagle Owl 6

Mysha Balal

Barn Owl 6

Haider Butt


100% Attendance

The following class achieved 100%attendance last week—well done!!

Eagle Owl 4

Well done to the following classes who beat the school target and achieved 97% attendance and above;

Wise Owls 2, Snowy Owl 3, Eagle Owl 3, Barn Owl 3, Snowy Owl 4, Tawny Owl 4, Great Horned Owl 4, Tawny Owl 5, Eagle Owl 5, Great Horned Owl 5, Barn Owl 5, Snowy Owl 6, Tawny Owl 6

Well done Snowy Owl you are the House Point Champions this week with 686 points!

Dinner Money

If you still have any dinner money outstanding, this must be paid by the end term (Friday 21st July 2017). Dinner Money should be paid in advance and not in arrears!!   Thank you

Thank you.


Hot Weather  The weather is becoming increasingly hot, so can we please remind parents to send water bottles with their children.  Any empty drink bottle will do you don’t need to buy a special bottle.  It is important that children drink plenty of water during the day to keep them hydrated. 

Please visit out website for Heatwave Guidance from our school Nurse Mrs Mian.  It will help you care for your children during very hot weather.

SEN Parent Consultation

7th July from 9:00am or 2:45pm


Headteacher: Mrs Sue Simmons

Deputy Headteacher: Mrs Grace

Assistant Headteachers: Mrs Easthope, Mr Couldrey, Miss Loach and Miss Starr

Chair of Governors: Mr Amjid Ali