Thackley in the olden days!

We unearthed a number of very old artefacts in school recently consisting of old photographs, slides, registers, school plans, minutes of meetings, orders for stock and more! We decided to display some of the things during our Thackley Week exhibition and we invited members of the community in. We had a fantastic response with many, many ex-pupils coming to the exhibition. Some travelled from as far as Cheshire and Morcambe! They spent the afternoon looking at the photos, reminiscing and catching up with old friends, some hadn’t seen each other for 50 years! We had a tour of the school and saw some of the many changes that had taken place over the years.
It was a really wonderful afternoon and we loved hearing so many stories about the history of our school. We were very pleased to hear so many ex-pupils report that their time at Thackley was full of Happy Memories and we were proud to tell them that Happy Memories is still one of our school aims and we pride ourselves on being a happy school!
Mr Lanfear, an ex-pupil, has very kindly offered to digitise all of our slides and photos so we can share them more easily on our website in the future. We look forward to being able to share these with you.

4L Class Assembly


Our Readathon is now over!

Our children have been reading all week at home and at school in a bid to raise money for our new school library.  Please can we have all money in by next Friday.

Thank you!

Macmillan Coffee Afternoon 2017

We had our annual Macmillan Coffee Afternoon today to help raise money for this wonderful charity. Thank you to everyone who donated buns and cakes – especially all of the wonderful homemade delights! All children were able to buy buns during morning break. Lots of people attended the event this afternoon and enjoyed a cup of coffee or tea and a bun or two.

Thanks to the generosity of the staff and our PTA we also had a tombola and a bottle raffle. Thank you to Mrs Silva who donated a beautifully decorated Macmillan cake which was raffled too.
We must also thank Morrisons, Costa Coffee and Macdonalds for their donations of cups, napkins and cakes.
We do still have some cakes and buns left so there will be another bun sale for the children in KS2 on Monday at break time.





















Thanks again to all who supported the event. We will let you know soon how much we raised!

Sponsored Readathon!

To celebrate and encourage a lifelong love of reading at home and school, and to raise money, we will be running a sponsored read between 25th September and 29th September 2017.  The project is being organised in conjunction with one of our local Usborne Organisers, Karen Jones, and all the money raised will go towards books for our brand new library.

In addition to the sponsorship money, Usborne also will donate up to 60% of the total raised in EXTRA FREE BOOKS to the school. So for every £600 raised, we will get an extra £360 in FREE Usborne books!

Please help us to enhance our reading resources for pupils by encouraging your child to spend a small amount of time each day either reading to themselves, to others, or being read to. They can read anything with words (for example comics, recipes, magazines) for as long or as little as they like.  

If every child in Thackley Primary raised just £5 we would be able to get almost £4000 worth of books for our new library!

After the sponsored read, please send all the sponsorship money that your child has raised to the school by Friday 6th October 2017

Please support our sponsored read so that your child has more books to read, share and enjoy.


Grand Raffle Winning Ticket Numbers!

We had a great night at our PTA Silent Auction and Grand Raffle last night. Thank you to everyone who bought a raffle ticket and to those who attended the evening and bid on some of the wonderful auction lots.
A very special thank you to our wonderful PTA who have worked tirelessly over the last few months on getting the enormous amount of donations from local people and businesses and planning the whole event. It was a great evening and I am sure it will have raised a lot of money for the Reading Garden that we have planned for our children.
Please check your tickets to see if you have won a prize. Contact the school office to arrange collection.

Raffle Prizes

Ticket Number
1. Grand prize is a 2 night luxury getaway with over 300 locations to choose from. Bought by the PTA. 05752
2. Glitter hamper – Glitter glasses and bottle of Prosecco with smellies, biccies, chocs and more! Made by PTA member, Gayle Potter 03031
3. Family day out – Family pass for 4 to Thornton Hall country park 01757
4. Yorkshire Tea Gruffalo caddy and a box of tea donated by Taylors of Harrogate 01801
5. Moana DVD and chocolates  donated by Morrisons in Girlington 04525
6. 1hr bowling at Go Bowling  donated by a Thackley parent 00515
7. 1hr bowling at Go Bowling  donated by a Thackley parent 00434
8. 1hr bowling at Go Bowling donted by a Thackley parent 00483
9. £20 of cakes or classes at Zoe’s fancy cakes, donated by Zoe’s fancy cakes in Horsforth 03052
10. The good dinosaur DVD and chocolates  donated by Morrisons in Girlington 04017
11. 3x flacks fitness class vouchers and 3x subway meal vouchers – donated by Flacks Fitness and Subway at 5 Lane Ends 04196
12. 2x flacks fitness class vouchers and 2x subway meal vouchers – donated by Flacks Fitness and Subway at 5 Lane Ends 01453
13. 2x flacks fitness class vouchers and 2x subway meal vouchers – donated by Flacks Fitness and Subway at 5 Lane Ends
14. 15% discount voucher for Moo Restaurant,  – donated by Moo Restaurant on Highfield road 03023
15. 4 tickets for Ladies night at Salt Pots – donated by Salt Pots in Saltaire 05783
16.  A Yorkshire soap made with 100% natural products for “boys and girls with sensitive skin” – The Printed Peanut  illustrated gifts and homeware 01229
17.  £25 voucher for Riverford veg boxes – donated by Riverford Organic Farmers veg box delivery service 04293
18. £10 Broadway gift card – donated by Broadway Bradford 00845
19. £25 voucher for Brown Cow– donated by Brown Cow in Bingley 00080
20. £20 gift voucher for hair styling with Allison at Northern Lights Salon – donated by Northern Lights Salon in Thackley 01876
21. £20 gift voucher for hair styling with Louise at Northern Lights Salon – donated by Northern Lights Salon in Thackley 00839
22. A free set of Shellac nails – donated by iCandy salon 00718
23. Free women’s back massage – donated by iCandy salon 00576
24. Hamper – donated by Salon Remacle on Highfield Rd 04184
25. £10 voucher to spend at Websters – donated by Ann Webster at  Websters fish and chips 04814
26. £10 voucher to spend at Websters – donated by Ann Webster at Websters fish and chips 03131
27. £10 voucher to spend at Websters – Websters fish and chips 04914
28. 2 portions of fish and chips – donated by Towngate Fisheries 01758
29. £5 voucher – donated by Idle lounge coffee house 04117
30. £10 meat voucher – donated by Fenton’s family butchers Thackley 01402
31. £10 voucher towards hair styling donated by Franchinis salon 04919
32. £10 voucher towards hair styling– donated by Franchinis salon 00626
33. £10 voucher– The Professionals hair and nail salon 01740
34. £10 voucher– The Professionals hair and nail salon 03107
35. £10 voucher– The Professionals hair and nail salon 01743
36. £5 M&S gift card – donated by M&S 03080
37. A night in set inc bottle of wine, a family sized pizza, garlic bread,2 portions of fries and some chocolates – donated by Nisa, Little Italy and Idle Post Office 04556
38. A voucher for 1 free wash and vac – donated EGS Motors Ltd in Idle 03152
39. £30 dining voucher  – donated by the Stansfield Arms in Apperley Bridge 05562
40. £25 voucher – donated by The Old White Horse Brasserie in Bingley 00545
41. 10pc bucket and tshirt– donated by KFC 01428
42. 10pc bucket and tshirt- donated by KFC 01850
43. 6 kids wrestling classes for one child with Brett Hawthorn at Idle Total Fitness and Marshall Arts Studio – donated by Brett Hawthorn 02037
44. Voucher – donated by Cross & Co hairdressing at Greengates 00593
45. £20 meal voucher – Rajshahi restaurant in Idle 00008
46. Mobile phone holder and mini glittered bottle of wine – donated by PTA member Gayle Potter 04841
47. Hamper – donated by Yorkshire Bank in Idle 01262
48. ? donated by All Terrain Cycles in Saltaire
49. 4 passes for Kids Clubhouse donated by Kids Clubhouse at Horsforth 04644
50. £15 Boots voucher donated by Morrisons at 5 lane ends 01093
51. yellow sweet hamper 01211
Red sweet hamper 04986
Pink drinks hamper 04647
Prosecco wine hamper COLLECTED
£50 decorating voucher 01147
Fisical Camp voucher 04907
Radio Tour 03010
The Deep voucher 00808
Vaccinations for Life from Vets4Pets 01549
Central Heating System Clean 04494
Cushion Covers 01695
Cushion Covers 05765
Cushion Covers 01191
HL Fashion voucher 01777
Eureka voucher 05775

Celebration Awards 15.9.17

Our Celebration Award winners, Class Dojo winners and some certificates for out-of-school activities.  Well done everyone!







Reception Love Lunchtimes!

Our new children in Reception are loving their lunchtimes! They are doing really well at choosing their food, using a knife and fork and eating all of their lunch.

Y4 Roman Day

Our Year 4 children had a fantastic day when they were visited by a Roman!  They handled artefacts and find out about life in Roman times.  A great day to inspire the children and launch a new topic!

First Day in Reception (3rd intake)

Our third and final group of children started school today. They had a great day and are settling in well.