Thornton Times

30th June 2017

Hello everyone!

I hope those of you celebrating Eid had an amazing time at the weekend.  It is great to see all the children in their Eid outfits today—they look so smart and very grown up.

I hope you join us for the Eid Mela after school today organised by the Friends of Thornton and help us to raise money for both the school and our nominated Charity, Islamic Relief.  We are looking forward to seeing you all—please collect your children and come into school through the dining room where we have our Food Hall.  You can then enter the central area of the school where activities are going on until 5.30 pm.

Finally a big Thank you to all the parents who came to join in Den Day—the children had a great time whilst raising money for Save the Children!  More details next week’s newsletter.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Sue Simmons, Headteacher.

Welcome to Sladefield

On Tuesday 27th June Sladefield Year 2 children joined our Thornton Year 3 Children for an assembly.  The theme for the assembly was Courage.  We showed Sladefield how our assemblies are normally run and we also showed them how we celebrate achievement with the gold and silver boxes.  It was a fantastic experience to get the children together and build on our partnerships between both schools.

Sladefield will be returning next week to visit our Library and experience a breaktime in our fabulous playgrounds.

Charlotte Chilton-Loach

Assistant Headteacher—Lower Phase 

Thank You

Star Pupil Awards

Owl Babies

Fatima Naveed

Owlets

Fatima Shaheen

Wise Owls

Muhammad Hasanat

Great Horned Owl 3

Safaa Baig

Tawny Owl 3

Saqib Khan

Snowy Owl 3

Ayaan Hussain

Eagle Owl 3

Abdullah Hussain

Barn Owl 3

Hasnaat Majeed

Great Horned Owl 4

Raheel Ali

Tawny Owl 4

Hafsa Altaf

Snowy Owl 4

Adam Ali

Eagle Owl 4

Irha Khattak

Barn Owl 4

Afroze Ghauri

Great Horned Owl 5

Ridwaan Mohammed

Tawny Owl 5

Noreen Uzah

Snowy Owl 5

Amaan Tahir

Eagle Owl 5

Ruksar Mahmood

Barn Owl 5

Mohammed Taieb

Great Horned Owl 6

Hanzalah Rayaz

Tawny Owl 6

Ruqayyah Ali

Snowy Owl 6

Ayman Mehmood

Eagle Owl 6

Zain Mohammed

Barn Owl 6

Yusra Gabow

Well done to Owl Babies, Owlets, Eagle Owl 3, Barn Owl 3, Snowy Owl 3, Great Horned Owl 4, Barn Owl 4, Tawny Owl 5, Eagle Owl 5, Great Horned Owl 5, Barn Owl 5, Snowy Owl 6 who achieved 97% attendance last week!

 Snapchat

It was highlighted to the school that the new update for “Snapchat” allows the application to track your location every time you access it.

Why you should be concerned?  E.g. If you ever lose your phone or it gets stolen, then the other person has access to most of the locations you have visited, including your home.

Therefore for your own and your families safety please use the link below to disable this feature on any family devices.

http://globalnews.ca/news/3554398/snapchats-new-map-feature-could-be-tracking-you-all-the-time/

Y6 Prom — Coming Soon, look out for more details regarding the Y6 Prom, including pizza, a professional photographer and a Walk on the Red Carpet in our Hollywood themed event!

Cleaning Vacancies

We currently have a vacancy for a school cleaner starting in September 2017.  Ideally you should have experience in cleaning schools or offices.  The hours will be from 3.30pm until 5.45pm every day and some weeks in the school holidays.  If you are interested please contact t.scott@thornton.bham.sch.uk for an application form.  Closing date for applications will be Friday 7th July at 12.00pm.  An application pack is available on the school website or in paper form from the school reception.

SEN Parent Consultation

7th July—9.00am

Headteacher: Mrs Sue Simmons

Deputy Headteacher: Mrs Grace

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

Chair of Governors:  Mr Amjid Ali