Year 4’s Whitby Assembly

Children in Year 4 enjoyed telling parents all about their unforgettable time in Whitby. They enjoyed looking back on their trip to the seaside and sharing their favourite memories. Everyone found it funny when Mrs Patterson’s ice cream was stolen by a seagull!

All the children spoke confidently and loudly. Well done Year 4 – it was a great assembly.

Interview with teacher: Mr Gamesby

We interviewed the teacher of 5G, Mr Gamesby, and we asked him some questions.

What do you do in your spare time? I like to go cycling in my spare time.

What inspired you to become a teacher? When I was at school, I had very good teachers so I wanted to become an excellent teacher for children.

What do you think of the other staff and pupils at Thackley? I think the staff and the children are lovely and are a delight to work with.

Would you recommend this school to anyone else?Yes I would – definitely.

What’s your favourite type of music? My favourite band is Oasis. I sometimes listen to George Ezra – my children like him.

Under 11 Tag Rugby Tournament

A couple of weeks ago, a group of year five and six children took part in two nights of exciting rugby matches. They worked hard as a team and won all nine games! This meant they were put through to the finals on Wednesday 22nd May.

They eventually finished in third place, winning one game and drawing two. Since they came third, the team were put through to the Bradford Summer School Games which will take place on Wednesday 19th June. Well done team Thackley!

EYFS May Day Parade

Unfortunately we had to postpone Nursery’s and Reception’s May Day Parade last Friday due to bad weather and the fact that decorations, made from tissue paper, would’ve gotten very wet!

However, we have been lucky enough to have lots of lovely sunshine this week and so the May Day Parade will take place tomorrow (Friday 16th May).

We are looking forward to seeing all the fantastic decorations and would love to see you there!

Claret and Amber Day

On Friday 10th May, we had our Claret and Amber day here at Thackley. We did this to remember the 56 people who died during the Bradford City fire. All the children and staff wore claret and amber and together we raised £400.70 for Bradford Burns Unit.

It’s the Easter Bunny!!!

The children were delighted on the last day of term to receive a surprise visit from the Easter Bunny!  The PTA had asked him to deliver a gift of a crème egg for every child.  Thank you to the PTA for arranging such a special treat for us.  This of course would not be possible without the support of our friends and families at our PTA fundraising events such as our discos, mothers’day/fathers’ day shops etc.

Easter Egg Competition 2019

We had hundreds of amazing entries into our Easter Egg Competition! It was soooo difficult to choose who to give prizes to as they were all so wonderfully creative! Well done to everyone who took part. We hope you enjoyed making your eggs and created some #HappyMemories at the same time.

Can you find your egg? Which one is your favourite?

Bridge week around Thackley

At Thackley we celebrated our Design and Technology knowledge and skills during our ‘Bridge Week’. We had a fantastic time learning all about different structures and planning and designing our very own bridges!

Across the school each year group had a different focus. Take a look at what we all worked on in the list below.

    • Y6 – suspension bridges
    • Y5 – London’s Tower Bridge
    • Y4 – foot bridges
    • Y3 – truss bridges
    • Y2 – ways to strengthen bridges
    • Y1 – bridges over water
    • Reception – building bridges using LEGO, cardboard and building blocks.

At the end of the week, we celebrated all our hard work, hosting a bridge exhibition here in the main hall.

Thank you to everyone who came along to look at all our work – we hope you enjoyed it.

Themed Writing – Dragon Day

Earlier on this term we were all very lucky to have a visit from two dragon specialists here at Thackley.

During the day, every year group took part in a workshop with the specialists where they learnt lots of interesting facts about different types of dragon and got the chance to look at a selection of amazing dragon artefacts. Reception and Key Stage One even found out about a special kind of fire-breathing dragon (Fluffy) who had escaped from her cage!

Across school there was lots of excellent writing produced by the children, from very helpful and descriptive wanted posters to dragon-themed poetry. In other classes, children came up with their own narratives with a dragon as a central character whilst others wrote non-chronological pieces about a dragon of their choice.

Some of this excellent work will soon be ready to read at the front office.



Year 3 – Magna Science Adventure Centre

Last week, Year 3 went to Magna Science Adventure Centre where they had a brilliant time! They had lots of fun exploring the four areas inside: earth, wind, fire and water and they took part in lots of amazing activities. The children got the chance to make a tsunami, they saw fire and wind tornados and they learned all about the ground under our feet.

The children were fantastic and learnt lots whilst they were there.