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Thorntree News & Events 2018-2019

On Friday 21st September the whole school particpated in the annual Jeans for Genes day, raising £160.20.

On Tuesday 2nd November Year 5 went on a trip to the British Museum.

On Thursday 11th October all years participated in the Infant and the Junior Harvest Assemblies. Donated food was then delivered to Elderly people in the community.

On Thursday 11th October FOTA held their autumn cake sale.

On Friday 12th October Year 4 went on a trip to the Woodlands Farm.

On Wednesday 17th October Year 3 went on a trip to the Woodlands Farm.

On Thursday 18th October there was a performance of the Railway Children for the Juniors.

On Tuesday 30th October FOTA put on two very spooky Halloween Discos for the Infants and for the Juniors.

On Monday 12th November Year 6 set off to Condover Hall in Shropshire for their week-long residential trip. A great time was had by all: abseiling, rock climbing, swimming, aerial circuits, team building activities, rocket launching, lazer quest challenges, tunnelling and more.

On Friday 16th November all children came to school wearing spotty items of clothing and raised £150 for BBC Children in Need.

Anti-bullying week took place from Monday 19th November to Friday 23rd November.

On Monday 19th November Year 4 went on a trip to visit two local churches.

On Friday 23rd November Year 1 went on a trip to the fire station.

On Friday 23rd November, to mark the end of our Anti-Bullying week, the whole school made a giant Chain of Kindness around the school.

On Friday 23rd November Year 2 & 5 had Fire Safety talks.

On Friday 30th November Year 5 went on a trip about Tudors to Hall Place.

On Monday 3rd December, Mr Pizzey (an ex-pupil during the Second World War), visited the school.

On Tuesday 4th December Year 4 visited Christchurch in East Greenwich.

On Tuesday 4th December the school choir gave a performance at Demelza House in Eltham.

On Tuesday 11th December the Nursery and Infant classes performed their Nativity Play.

On Thursday 13th December the Junior classes held their annual Christmas Carol Concert at St Thomas' Church. The Christmas collections raised a total of £223.21 which was donated to Crisis at Christmas to help the homeless.

On Friday 14th December the children all wore the Christmas jumpers for Christmas Jumper Day, raising £129.79 for Save the Children.

On Friday 14th December FOTA organised another very enjoyable Christmas Fayre.

On Wednesday 19th December all classes held their Christmas parties.

On Thursday 20th December the Thorntree School Choir sand at the Charlton Park Care Home.

On Wednesday 30th January the Thorntree Choir sang at the Young Voices Concert at the O2.

On Wednesday 6th February our EYFS and Infant pupils were treated to an amazing performance of Cinderella.

On Wednesday 6th February Year 5 set off for their three-day residential visit to the Arethusa Adventure Centre near Rochester. They had a fantastic time. Here are some of the things that they did and experienced: kayaking, swimming, rocket building, wall climbing, abseiling, shelter building, high ropes, leap of faith and a visit to the local village of Upnor. Pupils challenged themselves and learnt to be a little more independent.

On Thursday 14th February FOTA organised a Valentine's Bake Off Competition with the cakes being sold off afterwards to raise funds. There were lots of stunning, original cakes entered into the competition. Ronnie won the EYFS category with his enormous (and very tasty) love heart cake. Poppie won the Infant category with a delicious batch of cupcakes. Suhani and Samay won the Junior category with a large cake bearing the words "Love rules". We raised £149.65 too.

On Wednesday 27th February Year 6 went on a trip to the Ragged Museum.

The week beginning 4th March was our Book Week. Pupils did a wide range of book and author-related activities throughout the week, culminating in the creative Fairy Tale Character Dressing Up Day.

On Thursday 4th April we held two Easter assemblies, one for EYFS and the Infants, and another for the Junior classes.

On Wednesday 1st May Year 3 began their swimming lessons.

On Monday 13th May Year 5 went on a trip to the British Museum.

On Tuesday 14th May a new debating club started for Year 5.

On Thursday 16th May Year 4 went on a trip to Lullingstone Roman Villa.

On Monday 20th May the Thorntree Choir participated in the Singing Spectacular at the Blackheath Concert Halls.

On Friday 14th June Year 6 went on a trip to the Greenwich Book Festival.

On Friday 14th June GS Plus put on a food tasting event for parents and carers.

On Tuesday 18th pupils from Years 5 and 6 participated in an all-day Cricket Event.

On Thursday 20th June we belatedly held our May Day celebrations (previously postponed due to bad weather). Year 3 was the focus of this event with their two Maypole dances and all other years performed dances, both modern and traditional. The Street Dance groups also put on a display.

On Thursday 20th June, straight after May Day, FOTA organised their annual summer BBQ. It was a great event and also raised £522.64 for the school.

On Thursday 20th June some of our Year 6 girls participated in a cricket event at Charlton Park.

On Friday 28th June Year 4 took part in Sportathon.

On Friday 28th June Reception Class went on a trip to the Cutty Sark.

On Monday 1st July something very mysterious happened at Thorntree. A new door appeared where the old library used to be... and inside we found a completely new room. It was called the Library of Everything... a beautiful library that travels the world. It had chosen to land in Thorntree. It was filled with old books, scrolls, a train, a parrot, teeny people, clocks, mini houses, a chained library... and much more. It was magical and beautiful inside. Pupils thoroughly enjoyed the amazing stories brought to life by Mr Peabody, wrote their own stories to fill up an empty library shelf and received membership cards to the Library of Everything. The library stayed for two whole weeks... and then disappeared as suddenly as it had appeared. The good news though is that the Library of Everything has stayed on contact and sends us postcards from around the world.

On Friday 5th July Year 2 went on their annual seaside trip to Westbrook Bay.

On Thursday 11th July Year 4 went on a river dipping trip to the Creekside Discovery Center in Deptford.

On Friday 12th July the Nursery went on their annual seaside trip to Westbrook Bay.

On Saturday 13th July FOTA held their annual Summer Fair. This year the theme was super heroes. It was yet another very successful event. A huge thank you to all those who organised, helped out and came along.

On Monday 15th July EYFS and KS1 classes help their annual Sports Day in Maryon Wilson Park.

On Tuesday 16th July our KS2 classes held their annual Sports Day in Maryon Park.

On Thursday 18th July Year 6 performed their leavers play, Hoodwinked. Afterwards we had a leavers BBQ.

... and we broke up for the summer holidays on Friday 19th July.


Funds raised

Jeans for Genes - £160.20

Autumn cake sale - £114

BBC Children in Need - £150

Christmas Jumper collection for Save the Children - £129.79

Christmas Collections for Crisis at Christmas - £223.21

Thorntree Choir for School Fund - £212.53

FOTA Christmas Fayre - £1,187.88

Valentine’s Bake Off and Cake Sale - £149.65

World Book Day - £134.90

Smarties Challenge - £132.32

Summer BBQ - £522.64

Summer Fair - £1994