WALK TO SCHOOL WEEKS.

Beginning on Monday 10th June its Rotherham’s Walk to School Week initiative. We’d like as many children as possible to walk to school.There are prizes for the children who complete the challenge and there are also prizes for the school to win that all the children can enjoy.
Each class has a sticker chart so they can record the children’s success. To make it fun there is a challenge for each day. Don’t worry if you can’t complete the challenge it’s the walking to school bit that’s’ important.

  • Monday 10th June – Walk to school wearing odd socks.
  • Tuesday 11th June – How many different types of transport can you spot on your way to school?
  • Wednesday 12th June – Time yourself. How long does it take you to walk to school?
  • Thursday 13th June – Think about what super qualities a Road Safety Superhero would need.
  • Friday 14th June – Walk to school with your favourite teddy or toy.
  • Monday 17th June – Walk to school singing a song.
  • Tuesday 18th June – I spy with my little eye. How many things can you see today on your way to school beginning with the letter ‘s’?
  • Wednesday 19th June – Welly boot Wednesday.
  • Thursday 20th June – Can you spot things on your way to school beginning with each letter of the alphabet.
  • Friday 21st June – Time yourself again. Are you quicker at walking to school.

Do you feel fitter?
Keep walking!
It’s healthy and it’s better for the environment.

Newsletter EID 2019

Dates for your Diary.

  • Start back – Monday 3rdJune.
  • 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.

Eid Celebrations.

Many of you will be celebrating EID on either Tuesday or Wednesday and we would like to wish you a happy Eid Mubarak. We would also like to remind you that the school is only allowed to authorise one day.

 Friday 7thJune – Eid Party Day.

Children may come to school in non uniform and they will have a party in either the morning or afternoon. Food contributions are welcome.

Ice pops

Y6 have started selling ice pops again at morning break and these are priced at 20p.

 

 

 

 

Road Safety Awareness.


The safety of our children is of paramount importance to everyone at Thornhill Primary School. At the start and end of the day there is a lot of traffic outside of school and it would be dreadful if any of the children were injured or involved in an accident with a car.

  • School are working in partnership with South Yorkshire Police and RMBC to keep our pupils safe.
  • Parking on the double yellow lines and zig zag lines is illegal. Some of our children are smaller than the height of your car which makes them difficult to see so drive slowly and carefully past school.
  • Beware of children trying to cross between parked cars and drive slowly.
  • The zig zag lines should be kept clear so children can cross the road safely.
  • Remember some children walk home alone so watch out for them.
  • The PCSO will be patrolling to enforce road safety and ensure the vehicles near our school are using the roads safely and within the law.
  • Penalties will be issued by the PCSO for those people who are not using the roads correctly.

 

Because the weather is now getting warmer we would like you to consider walking to school if you live near enough. It’s a good way to keep fit and keep your family healthy. It also gives you a chance to chat.

On 10th– 21stJune we would like to invite you and your children to walk to school every day. We’ll be setting you some challenges to have a go at each day – more information to follow about this.

Help us to ensure your child is safe on our roads.

Thank you.

 

Newsletter May 2019

Dates for your Diary.

  • School closed for May Day – Monday 6th May
  • School as normal – Tuesday 7th May .
  • Break up – Friday 24th May.
  • Start back – Monday 3rd June.
  • Monday 8th July – INSET so school closed.
  • Wednesday 10th July – 3pm to 5pm. View your child’s work / meet your child’s new teacher.
  • Break up – Friday 19th July at 2pm.

Please note school will be closed on Thursday 23rd May. This is due to the protracted Brexit negotiations and the UK is having to participate in the European Parliamentary Elections. As this was not a planned election the school will now have to be closed as it is used as a polling station. School will reopen on Friday 24th May.

Dinner Money and Breakfast Club.

Could you please ensure you pay your child’s dinner money on a Monday. It is £10.25 for the week (£2.05 per day).

Similarly if your child attends Breakfast Club it would be very helpful if that was also paid on a Monday and that is £5 for the week.

 

 

Newsletter April 2019

Dates for your Diary.

Wednesday 3rd April – Parents evening.

 

Break up – Friday 12th April. 

Start back – Monday 29th April.

 

Break up – Friday 3rd May.

Start back – Tuesday 7th May .

 

Break up – Friday 24th May.

Start back – Monday 3rd June.

 

Monday 8th July – INSET so school closed.

 

Wednesday 10th July – 3pm to 5pm. View your child’s work / meet your child’s new teacher.

Break up – Friday 19th July at 2pm.

Easter Bonnet Parade

If you and your child would like to make an Easter Bonnet at home you can send it into school on the morning of Friday 12th April. At 9.15 am the children with hats will be able to show them to all the other children in the hall. All children will be awarded a small prize.

Dinner Money and Breakfast Club.

Could you please ensure you pay your child’s dinner money on a Monday. It is £10.25 for the week (£2.05 per day).

Similarly if your child attends Breakfast Club it would be very helpful if that was also paid on a Monday and that is £5 for the week.

 

 

Newsletter : March 2019

Dates for your Diary.

Break up – Friday 15th February.
Start back – Monday 25th February.
Wednesday 3rd April – Parents evening 3.15pm to 6pm.
Break up – Friday 12th April.
Start back – Monday 29th April.
Break up – Friday 3rd May.
Start back – Tuesday 7th May .
Break up – Friday 24th May.
Start back – Monday 3rd June.
Wednesday 10th July – 3pm to 5pm. View your child’s work / meet your child’s new teacher.
Break up – Friday 19th July at 2pm.

Red Nose Day.

On Friday 15th March children can come in non uniform wearing a red nose if they want to. Contributions for non uniform can be paid on the gate and the money will be sent off to charity.

Open Evening.

On Wednesday 3rd April you can book an appointment to discuss your child’s progress with their teacher. Letters about this will be sent out.

Chewing Gum.

Please ensure that your child does not bring chewing gum to school or has it in their packed lunch on school visits.

PE Kit

Please send your child to school with a PE kit (including suitable footwear) so they do not damage their uniform.

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Newsletter February 2019

Dates for your Diary.

  • Break up – Friday 15thFebruary.
  • Start back – Monday 25thFebruary.
  • Wednesday 3rdApril – Parents evening 3.15pm to 6pm.
  • Break up – Friday 12thApril.
  • Start back – Monday 29thApril.
  • Break up – Friday 3rdMay.
  • Start back – Tuesday 7thMay .
  • Break up – Friday 24thMay.
  • Start back – Monday 3rdJune.
  • Wednesday 10thJuly – 3pm to 5pm. View your child’s work and meet your child’s new teacher.
  • Break up – Friday 19thJuly at 2pm.

 World Book Day.

It is World Book Day on Thursday 7thMarch. Children may come to school dressed as their favourite book character on this day or come in their school uniform as normal. Book vouchers worth a £1 will be sent home after the holiday. Please note we cannot accept these vouchers to purchase books in school.

At home time on Thursday 7thMarch there will be books for sale priced at £2. We also have some school reading books which are in immaculate condition that we are selling at a £1.

Red Nose Day.

On Friday 15thMarch children can come in non uniform wearing a red nose if they want to. Contributions for non uniform can be paid on the gate and the money will be sent off to charity.

Newsletter January 2019

Happy New Year.

Dates for your Diary.

  • Break up – Friday 15thFebruary.
  • Start back – Monday 25thFebruary.
  • Wednesday 3rdApril – Parents evening 3.15pm to 6pm.
  • Break up – Friday 12thApril.
  • Start back – Monday 29thApril.
  • Break up – Friday 3rdMay.
  • Start back – Tuesday 7thMay .
  • Break up – Friday 24thMay.
  • Start back – Monday 3rdJune.
  • Wednesday 10thJuly – 3pm to 5pm. View your child’s work and meet your child’s new teacher.
  • Break up – Friday 19thJuly at 2pm.

Reading Challenge at Home

From now up to Easter children who read at home at least 3 times a week, and their parents sign their reading record, will be rewarded with a special treat. An example of how the recording in a reading record may look is below:

  • 9.1.19        Demon Dentist      Pg 1 – 10        Read to mum.
  • 11.1.19       Demon Dentist      Pg 11 – 25       Read to dad.
  • 14.1.19     Demon Dentist       Pg 26 – 34      Read to nan.

Fundraising.

Our Cheerleaders will be competing in a competition soon. In order to raise funds for their ‘outfit’ they will be selling buns on a Friday morning break. These will be priced at 10p and 20p if children would like to buy one.

Newsletter : December 2018

Christmas Concerts.

  • Monday 17thDecember – 2pm KS2 performance.
  • Tuesday 18thDecember – 9.30am KS2 performance.
  • Wednesday 19thDecember – 9.30am Foundation performance.
  • Thursday 20thDecember – 9.30am KS1 performance.

Friday 21stDecember– Party Day and break up at 2pm.

Monday 7thJanuary – start back.

Lunchtimes.
It has come to our attention that some children are choosing sandwiches at lunchtime and barely eating any of them before throwing them away. We also have some children doing this with sandwiches that they are bringing from home. We have spoken to the children about the importance of eating at lunchtime so they have enough energy for the rest of the day and staff are monitoring the situation.

Staff Update.
Mrs Garbutt will not be returning to us after Christmas as she has decided to retire. She has worked at Thornhill Primary School for 21 years. She began as a SMSA before becoming a Teaching Assistant, and finally teaching in Y5/6. She also ran the Breakfast Club for many years, and runs the lunch time sewing club everyday. She has been a wonderful asset to our school and will be missed. We would like to wish her and Mr Garbutt a very happy retirement.

Mrs Ibbotson will be returning to us in January and will work Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in Y1/2. Mrs Bruce-Hillman will work on Thursday and Friday with that class.