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Thorntree News & Events 2013-2014

On Wednesday 11th September, Year 4 had their first swimming lesson of the term.

On Friday 20th September we held our Jeans for Genes Day when children were allowed to wear home clothes for a £1 donation to this charity for children with genetic disorders.

On Tuesday 1st October we held taster singing sessions for Years 3-6 with the London Youth Choir.

On Wednesday 16th October we held our Harvest Assemblies.

On Friday 18th October, our Harvest parcels were delivered to local residents.

Starting on Monday 21st October,  Year 5 had four days of Bikeability training.

On Tuesday 22nd October, the morning Nursery class went over to Maryon Wilson Park.

On Wednesday 23rd October,  Year 1 visited St Thomas’s Church.

On Thursday 24th October, the afternoon Nursery class went over to Maryon Wilson Park.

On Thursday 24th October, we held two Halloween Discos: one for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 and another for years 3-6.

On Monday 4th November the Park Rangers visited the Nursery.

On Thursday 14th November, Years 2 & 5 had Fire Safety talks and Year 6 visited the Heritage Centre as part of their Victorians topic.

On Saturday 16th November we held our annual Craft Market. Once again, it was a great success, combining the skills and expertise of school paretns and staff with those of the local community.

Monday 18th November saw the start of Anti-Bullying Week.

On Thursday 28th November, Year 4 went to the Heritage Centre  as part of their Tudor topic.

On Wednesday 4th December, Year 1 visited the Fire Station.

On Thursday 12th December we held our annual Christmas Fayre. For the Christmas Fayre, all the classes were given a £10 note to run a stall. They took great pleasure in trying to make a profit and these are the results of their enterprise: Nursery: £49.60, Year 1: £22.50, Year 2: £34.70, Year 3: £22.90, Year 4: £25.75, Year 5: £41.03 and Year 6: £51.24.

On Tuesday 17th December we held our annual Nursery & Infant Nativity.

On Wednesday 18th December we held our annual Junior Carols/Christmas Concert at St Thomas’s.

Over the Christmas Holiday, the Junior cloakroom was converted into an extra room for group work. The new room is called The Meadow. The Years 5 & 6 have been carpetted too.

From Tuesday 11th – Friday 14th February Year 5 went on their school journey to WROTHAM in Kent. In spite of the mud and the rain, they had a fantastic time doing archery, high ropes, low rope and tyre courses, orienteering, wall climbing and much more.

On Thursday 13th February, Reception went to the Maritime Museum (Monster Hunt) and the afternoon Nursery went over to Maryon Wilson Park to feed the animals.

On Monday 27th January, Year 3 went on a trip to the Natural History Museum (Rocks & Minerals) and Reception visited the Thames Barrier.

On Tuesday 28th January, Years 1 – 6 had an Introduction to Chinese session and the morning Nursery class had a visit from the Fire Fighters.

On Thursday 30th January, Year 1 went on a trip to the Heritage Centre as part of their topic on Toys.

On Tuesday 4th February the afternoon Nursery class had a visit from the Fire Fighters.

On Thursday 6th February, Year 2 went on a trip to the Tower of London.

Tuesday 11th-Friday 14th February Year 5 went on their annual residential trip to Wrotham.

On Thursday 13th February, Reception went to the Maritime Museum.

On Thursday 13th February we held a cake sale and a table-top sale. The table-top sale raised £300.

Our indoor cricketers (mixed squad) recently got through to the Borough finals where they came 4th out of 16 and came 3rd out of the Borough’s best cricket teams.

Several of our children entered the Royal Greenwich writing competition and two of our children won prizes: Mariia Mykhailyk and Caitlin Phillips, both in Year 4. We were very pleased to learn that Mariia was the overall winner of the competition.

From Monday 24th February to Friday 29th Febraury 2014 Year 6 spent the week in Swanage, Dorset.

On Thursday 27th February our Street Dancers went to Thomas Tallis Secondary School for a Dance Festival.

On Thursday 6th March, we participated in the World Book Day activities. All children recieved a £1 book token and the classes decorated their Book Corners for a competition.

On Wednesday 12th March, Reception went to visit the Cutty Sark ship in Greenwich.

On Monday 17th March, Year 3 went on a trip to the British Museum to further their knowledge about the Egyptians.

On Friday 21st March, the children participated in Sport Relief.

On Monday 24th March, Year 1 went to Hall Place as part of their topic on Victorians and Houses.

Monday 24th April saw the beginning of Brain Awareness Week. We held a whole school assembly and teachers and children explored a range of different learning styles.

On Wednesday 26th March, Year 4 went to the Mandir temple in Woolwich.

On Tuesday 1st April we held our Easter Assemblies. The children also took part in egg decorating and egg rolling competitions. We also held an Easter raffle and cake sale.

To raise funds, the whole school donated old clothes via the Phil The Bag scheme, donating 684 kilos of clothes thereby adding a further £342 to our playground fund.

On Monday 28th April, instrumental lessons for Years 4 and 5 re-started.

On Wednesday 30th April, Year 3 began their swimming lessons.

On Wednesday 7th and 8th May, the morning and afternoon Nursery classes visited the Thames Barrier.

On Wednesday 21st May, Year 4 visited the Lullingstone Roman Villa.

On Thursday 22nd May, Year 6 visited Dulwich College for a talk about the polar explorer Ernest Shackleton.

New flower beds were created in the Reception playground. The children have planted a variety of crops.

Free cricket sessions began with Len from A Chance to Shine. These early morning sessions were extremely popular.

On Friday 13th June, FOTA organised their ever-popular annual Summer BBQ. The field was teeming with children and adults as they ate and listened to a selection of children who gave amazing performances in a talent show.

Book Week was held during the week of 16th-20th June. Children decorated their classroom doors, dressed as Book Characters and various book related activities in their classes. The author Josh Lacey visited the school. He did an inspiring assembly to the whole school and also did workshops in the Junior classes.

On Monday 16th June, the Nursery went on a Stream Walk.

On Tuesday 24th June, we hald our annual May Day event. The whole school participated in this event where each classes perform a range traditional and contemporary dances. Year 3 is the focus of these events, providing us with a May King and May Queen and performing two dances using our Maypole.

On Thursday 26th June, some of our Year 3 and 4 pupils participated in Sportathon.

On Friday 27th June, Year 6 went to the World War One Home Road Show at the Royal Artillery Barracks.

Om Monday 30th June, the Reception class visited the London Transport Museum. The Year 6 class went to Lee Green for a Junior Citizen morning.

On Wednesday 2nd July, we held our Infant Sports Day on our own field.

On Thursday 3rd July, a group of our gymnasts went to Crystal Palace.

On Saturday 5th July, we held our annual Summer Fayre.

The week of 7th-11th July was Active Travel Week. This event was organised by our Junior Travel Ambassadors.

On Tuesday 8th July, our Nursery classes went on their annual trip to the seaside at Westbrook Bay.

On Thursday 10th July, we held the Junior Sports Day in Maryon Park.

On Monday 14th July, our Year 2 class went on their annual seaside trip to Westbrook Bay.

On Monday 21st July, Year 5 visited the Greenwich Planetarium and Reception went to the London Aquarium. The "Animal Man" came in to visit the Nursery children. Year 6 put on their end-of-year performance of Joseph to their families.

And Tuesday 22nd July was the last day of term!



Halloween Discos - £130

Jeans for Genes - £224

Poppy Appeal - £40

Christmas Fayre - £260

Christmas Craft Market - £500

Christmas Carol Concert - £260

Cake sale - £100

Table top sale - £300

Sport Relief - £198

Easter cake sale - £118

Phil the Bag - £342