On Thursday, Year 6 were treated to a visit to the Alhambra where we watched Matilda the Musical. This take on Roald Dahl’s famous story was full of drama and lots of laughter. During the interval, we were greeted by Mr Wormwood, who told us lies about things that happen to children that read, before performing a hilarious song all about TV.

All of Year 6 really enjoyed this performance and were buzzing with excitement afterwards!



1O’s Class Assembly

On Tuesday, 1O delivered an excellent assembly on all the things they have been learning about in class. The assembly focused on thankfulness and kindness and the children went through all the letters of the alphabet, saying what they were thankful for from A to Z. They also sang along to the upbeat song ‘Give It All You Got’.

Well done Class 1O!

World Book Day 2019

We really enjoy reading here at Thackley and love celebrating World Book Day. This year the theme was ‘Bedtime Stories’ and we all celebrated by coming in to school in our pyjamas and bringing in our favourite bedtime stories. During the day we all took part in lots of exciting activities. We switched classes and got to spend time reading with each other and at the end of the day, each class was read to by a different teacher from across school. This was an opportunity to relax and enjoy a good book before the end of the school day.

Reading Corner

Title: Explorers on Witch Mountain by Alex Bell.

When a famously evil witch sends a puppet to spy on explorer and ice princess, Stella, she and her band of fellow junior explorers set out on a perilous quest to locate the witch and find out why she is spying and what it is she wants. On the way, Stella and her crew find a host of new things including caves full of flying sharks; evil witch wolves; hungry, little fairies; and many more amazing things!

I would recommend this book to people that like fantasy and adventure. The story leaves you wondering what is going to happen next and has a surprising twist at the end.

Don’t forget to read The Polar Bear Explorers’ Club first as this is the sequel.


Reading Corner

Title: The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snickets.

This is the first book in the thirteen book collection of A Series Of Unfortunate Events. The book explores the story of Klaus, Violet and Sunny Baudelaire and their mishaps with the villainous Count Ola. Due to a mysterious fire that destroys their home, the three children  are sent to live with Count Olaf by Arthur Poe, a banker who is in charge of The Baudelaire Fortune. Count Olaf makes them do a vast amount of chores and cooks up a horrible scheme to steal The Baudelaire Fortune.

I like this book because it is mysterious. It constantly makes the reader think that things are going to get better for the children before something else goes wrong. It had me gripped!


RE’s Class Assembly

On Tuesday, Class RE produced a fantastic assembly and shared all the exciting things they have been up to. They told us all about the work they had been doing in class, which included going on minibeast hunts in science, opening a minibeast cafe in maths and learning how to say different minibeast names in phonics. The children recited interesting facts and sang songs with actions. They were very confident and their voices filled the hall! By the end of the assembly, everybody had learned something new about insects. Well done Class RE!





PTA Fancy Dress Disco

The PTA organised yet another fantastic disco for us here at Thackley! We all had a fun time singing, dancing and waving our glow sticks. There were even prizes for the best fancy dress outfits.

An enormous thank you to the PTA for making this happen and for helping us create more happy memories for life.




Bradford City Penalty Shootout

Today we had a great time taking on Bradford City’s number one mascot, Billy Bantam. There were plenty of fantastic goals scored by us and lots of happy memories were made.

A big thank you to everyone who has sponsored us. There are some fabulous prizes to be won, including a special prize for whoever raises the most money.

Remember to check back as we will be announcing the total amount raised very soon.

Year 2 Victorian Day 2019

In history, Year 2 are learning all about Saltaire and what everyday life was like for a Victorian child. This week the children came into school wearing fantastic Victorian outfits and spent the day joining in with lots of different activities. In English there was handwriting practice before reading and trying to memorise a Victorian poem and in maths there was lots of repeating times tables. There was even an assembly where everyone had to stand up for the whole time! During the afternoon, the children learned about Victorian toys and joined in with different games, like hopscotch and skipping. Year 2 had a great day – take a look at the pictures below.


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