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Newsletter : October 2019

Dates for your Diary.
Break up – Friday 25th October.
Start back – Monday 4th November.
Break up – Friday 20th December at 2pm.
INSET Days so school is closed to children.
Thursday 10th October.

Harvest Festivals.
We would like to invite you into school to celebrate Harvest Festival with us on:
Tuesday 22nd October – 2pm KS2 Celebration.
Wednesday 23rd October – 9.15am KS2 Celebration.
KS2 are the following classes – Mrs Oxley/ Mrs Fenning, Mr Murray, Miss McHale, Mrs Wadsworth / Mrs Gregory, Mrs Davies / Mr Lyne, Mrs Hill / Mrs Shaukat.

Wednesday 23rd October – 2pm Foundation 2 and KS1 Celebration.
Thursday 24th October – 9.15am Foundation 2 and KS1 Celebration.
Foundation 2 is Mrs Pease and Mrs Yasseen’s classes. KS1 classes are the following classes – Miss Mullett, Mr Little, Mrs Ibbotson / Mrs Bruce-Hillman.

We would love you to send your child in with contributions of tins or packets of dried products so that we can donate these to charity.

Crucial Crew

The Y6 children attended ‘Crucial Crew’ yesterday.  It was an important day where they took part in 8 different scenarios to ensure they are able to keep themselves safe as they start to become more independent – it won’t be long before they are starting the next phase of their education!  First aiders taught them how to deal with an unconscious person.  They were also reminded about road safety. They were also taught about the fact they are now classed in law as ‘responsible for their own actions’.  Police and Fire services taught them about fire safety and possible consequences of breaking the law eg by carrying knives or making hoax calls.

An excellent learning opportunity for all!

Newsletter : September 2019

Welcome back.

Term Dates for this academic year.
Break up – Friday 25th October.
Start back – Monday 4th November.
Break up – Friday 20th December at 2pm.

Start back – Monday 6th January.
Break up – Thursday 13th February.

Start back – Monday 24th February.
Break up – Friday 3rd April.

Start back – Monday 20th April.
Break up – Friday 22nd May

Start back – Monday 1st June.
Break up – Friday 17th July at 2pm.
Start back – Wednesday 2nd September.

INSET Days so school is closed to children.
Thursday 10th October.
Friday 14th February.
Monday 6th July.

Dinner money.
Please ensure you pay dinner money on a Monday. It is £2.05 per day (£10.25 per week).

Paws, Claws and Whiskers…

During their ‘Paws, Claws and Whiskers’ topic, KS1 went on a trip to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park. It was a sunny day and we enjoyed learning more about the amazing animals. We were able to see Brown Bears playing, tigers patrolling and lions sleeping to name a few.

Outstanding ‘One Voice’ concert at Magna

On Wednesday 3rd July, Mr Murray’s Y4/3 class performed in a truly amazing and memorable concert at Magna. The children had to learn fourteen songs and sing them from memory, which in itself is incredible. They performed alongside children from several other Rotherham schools, accompanied by a live band. The concert venue was ‘sold out’ and the performance by all was first class. Everyone was impressed by, and proud of, Thornhill children’s contribution to this fantastic event.


Newsletter July (2) 2019

Dear Parents a reminder that we break up on Friday 19thJuly at 2pm.

Have a lovely summer. We start back on Tuesday 3rdSeptember.

Dinner Money.

Dinner money is £10.25 per week and this should be paid on a Monday please.

Breakfast Club.

This is from 8am in a morning and is £5 a week. Please note if a child wishes to come to breakfast club it is everyday – we are unable to provide a place for one or two days. If your child does attend breakfast club please pay £5 on a Monday morning when you drop your child off.

Book bags.

We have some school book bags in the school office. They are priced at £4 each.

School water bottles.

Lots of children have asked about buying school water bottles. We have contacted a company and are able to order some with the school logo and space to write children’s names on for £2.50. If you would like to order one please bring the money to the school office by (no later) Friday 13thSeptember.


Another fantastic year of sporting success in 2018/19, every year we surpass expectations and punch well above our weight during sports tournaments.  No other school in Rotherham participates in and has as much success in as many competitions and this year has been no exception.

Notable achievements are as follows:
Reached the final of the RUCST football tournament at the New York Stadium.
Sheffield Sharks B.Braun cup winners – Basketball
Rotherham Finalists in the following competitions
Cross country (Years 3/4/5/6)
Athletics (Years 5/6)
Tennis (Years 3/4)
Orienteering (Years 3/4/5/6)
Tag Rugby (Years 5/6)
Gymnastics (Years 3/4/5/6)
South Yorkshire Finalists
Hockey  (Years 3/4 winners) (Years 5/6 boys and girls runners up)
Cricket (Years 3/4)
Cheerleading (Year 3/4/5/6)
Yorkshire Finalists
Cricket (Both Y5/6 boys and girls)
I would like to personally thank all the participants for all their efforts.  I am extremely proud and privileged to see determination, team work, endeavour and positivity in difficult situations as things don’t always go our way! We never give up and continue to learn, grow and come back stronger, which is why we have built such a formidable reputation over the years.  
Rob Lyne


This year, Year 5/6 pupils have been learning to play different pieces of music on the Glockenspiel. As part of the Rotherham Childrens’ Festival, children were invited to play their instruments at the ‘Big Blast’ Festival. A selection of pupils attended and their behaviour and performance was exceptional – we even looked the part with our Glockenspiel stands. 

Newsletter June 2019

Dates for your Diary.

Monday 8thJuly – INSET so school closed.
Wednesday 10thJuly – 3pm to 5pm. View your child’s work / meet your child’s new teacher.
Break up – Friday 19thJuly at 2pm.

Friday 5thJuly – Your child will be bringing their Record of Achievement home. This will also inform you of whose class your child is going in next year.

Sports Day – Wednesday 3rdJuly.

Now that the weather is nice again we are hoping to hold our sports day on Wednesday 3rdJuly. Your child may come to school in their sports wear. Parents are welcome to come and watch this event and we will be opening the main gates just before the start of the event to let you in and again at the end to let you out. Please note staff may be unable to keep going to the gate to let you in and out if you arrive late or want to leave early as they will be busy supervising children.

Foundation 2 – 9.15am to 10.15am.
KS1 (Infant children) – 10.30am – 11.45am
KS2 (Junior children) – 1pm – 2.45pm

As the weather is getting warmer you may want to send your child to school with a sun hat and sun cream. Please note staff are unable to apply sun cream to children.