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.



Legally Blonde at Immanuel

On Wednesday, Year 6 went to Immanuel Collage to see the fantastic show, Legally Blonde. This show was performed by Immanuel students who had all worked really hard – their acting, singing and dancing was fantastic! All of Year 6 really enjoyed it and had a great afternoon out.

Reception – Sea Life Centre

On Wednesday 27th March, Reception visited the Sea Life Centre in Manchester as part of their Under the Sea’ topic. Whilst they were there, the children learnt about a variety of sea creatures and took part in a workshop where they created their own aquarium. Mrs Ellerby said that the visit was a chance for the children to see the fish and other creatures that they had seen in books, in real-life. Everyone had a brilliant day out and the children’s behaviour was outstanding. They were a credit to Thackley!

Reading Corner

Title: Who Let The Gods Out by Maz Evans.

This book is 1 of 4 in a series.

Elliott Hooper is having troubles at home and at school. His mean history teacher (Mr Boil) and his neighbour, Mrs Porshley-Plum, are not making things any better! To make matters worse, a constellation called Virgo comes crashing down from Elysium and into Elliot’s back garden! Her mission: to give a flask filled with a special potion to the evil prisoner forty. Unfortunately they end up releasing him and have to call the gods out to come and help.

I would recomend this book to people who like fun and adventure!