6th July 2018

6th July 2018

Hello everyone!

What a fantastic summer we are having.  The children and staff are coping very well in some very hot classrooms.  Please try to make sure your children understand the need to drink lots of water and take off their sweaters—I can’t believe I’m still seeing children with jumpers on playing football on the playground!


I’m very concerned about the number of families taking leave in term time—some for almost 3 weeks.  To date, we have 80 children being taken out of school before the end of term which means that they will be losing more than 600 days of teaching time.  This is a terrible waste of the school’s resources and is disadvantaging your children’s education.  We will be taking firm action against families taking leave in term time and they are likely to be fined up to £1,000 and risk a court appearance. 



Have a great weekend everyone—let’s hope we will be celebrating another England win on Saturday!

Sue Simmons, Headteacher.

World cup tournament

Thornton’s football team took part in a world cup tournament at Aston Villa Football Stadium on Tuesday, 3rd July. We are proud to say we came 2nd out of 14 schools!

Well Done Thornton!

Important Dates for your Diary

Siblings Parents Evening– Monday 16th July

Non Siblings Parents Evening- Tuesday 17th July

Year 6 Graduation -  Thursday 19th & Friday 20th July

End of Year Pupil Portfolio Presentation for parents:

Years 1, 2&3       Monday 9th July     2:15pm

Year 6              Tuesday 10th July    2:15pm

Year 5              Thursday 12th July    2:15pm

Year 4               Friday 13th July       2:15pm

Health for Life Celebration Event

On Tuesday 3rd July we attended the health for life celebration event at Birmingham City Football Club. We presented all the hard work we have done so far based on healthy eating. Many parents may remember coming in for workshops throughout the year to make healthy snacks and smoothies with their children!. Four very lucky children were selected to attend the event with Miss Hussain and Mrs Jalil and represent Thornton Primary School. The children made and presented their own healthy breakfast which included Smoothies and Granola Parfaits.

Helen Grundy Education advisor at Services for Education said

‘’The children were impeccably behaved and a real credit to the schools present, plus they seemed to enjoy the morning immensely and spoke so intelligently and proudly about their healthy cooking etc. which is what it's all about’’.

Star Pupils

Year 1&2

Aleesha N

Anabia R 

Year 3

Khaiber S 

Maria R 

Zahra M

Hadia B

Rayyaan K

Year 4

Lameesa S 

Aamna A 

Ayan K

Zubaida B 

Khudiya B

Year 5

Haseeb A

Haider H

Khadiyah T

Hajra K

Farhan L 

Year 6

Raees H

Halima I

Mikael R

Kiran N

Meekaeel K