Thursday 29th March 2018

29th March 2018

Hello everyone!

We are at the end of a very busy term and I think everyone is looking forward to kicking back and enjoying the Easter break.  Thank you on behalf of everyone in school for your support throughout the year—the children have enjoyed you attending their assemblies and workshops and we have had some great feedback from you too about the topics that we have focused on this term.

We have a big half term coming up in May—with the Year 6 SATs week and also the Phonics test and Key Stage 1 SATs taking place shortly after.  Again, thank you for supporting your children with their revision and homework—it is really making a difference.

Have a great holiday everyone—see you on Monday 16th April at 8.45 am sharp!

Sue Simmons, Headteacher.

Easter Assembly and Egg Competition

Thank you for supporting us with our Easter Assembly. We had a cracking time. There were some egg-cellent actors performing and some egg-stravagant decorated eggs and some eggstra-ordinary  egg designs

Dinner Money Reminder

Dear Parents, can we remind you that ALL dinner money must be paid in advance, if you are currently in arrears please use this 2-week break to get your payments up to date so that you can pay in advance for your child’s dinner when we return to school on 16th April 2018. 

If you fail to pay consistently we will have no option but to ask you to provide a packed lunch from home. We will be sending out debt letters after we return to school.

Dates for your diary

Monday 16th April

Start of the summer term—school opens normal time of 8:45am

Thursday 3rd May  - Teachers Training Day (school is a Polling Station for the elections)

Monday 7th May –May Bank Holiday

Monday 14th May— Year 6 SATS Week.   Ramadan starts this week.

Look out for letters when we return!

'Mad About Maths Day' 

On Monday we held Thornton's first ‘Mad About Maths Day!’ We played Maths games and researched about famous Mathematicians. Watch this space for our 'Mad About Maths Day' PowerPoint in the Office!

The fun didn't stop there! On Tuesday Year 3 were given a 'Mission Possible' Hot Task to close the unit of work for Statistics. Mrs Rahman needed some help from super Mathematicians to collate, present and interpret attendance data.  

100% Attendance Spring Term

Well done to 215 pupils who have achieved 100% attendance during the full Spring Term. These children will be invited to a VIP Cinema Experience at school next term. Look out for more details to follow!


Congratulations to those children that have been selected to take part in the “Go-ride-go” programme at Thornton. The sessions will take place on Monday 16th, 23rd and 30th April. Please remember to wear long sleeved clothing, trousers and sensible shoes.

Miss Hussain