Thorntree News and Events 2012-13
During the summer of 2012 we had a complete new boiler system installed, along with new radiators across the whole school.
On Friday 21st September our parents’ association held a welcome-back event called ‘Homecoming Hullaballoo’. The cake sale made £128.91.
On Thursday 27th September Year 6 began their Taru Arts Green Chain project.
On Friday 29th September the Friends of Thorntree Association held another very successful Wine Tasting Evening.
During the week Monday 1st to Thursday 4th October Year 5 had Bikeability training.
On Friday 5th Octber we held events to raise funds for Jeans for Genes Day. We raised £200.
On Wednesday 10th October we held our Harvest Assemblies.
On Friday 12th October 15 large Harvest Hampers were delivered to local elderly neighbors.
During the week 15th-18th October we held parents’ meetings.
On Wednesday 24th October FOTA organised Halloween Discos for both the Infants and for the Juniors. There were some amazing costumes.
In November Mrs Hazel Greggains retired. Mrs Greggains had been a dedicated, hard-working and faithful member of staff at Thorntree for 23 years. Miss Jenny Carmen returned to us to take over the job-share in the Nursery.
On Thursday 8th November FOTA organized another very successful Christmas Craft Market.
On Friday 16th November Year 5 took part in a Charlton Schools Cluster Introduction to Karate/Dodgeball session at Thomas Tallis School.
Monday 19th - Friday 23rd November was Anti-Bullying Week. This year’s theme ass ‘We’re better without bullying’.
On Mon 19th November Year 4 went to the Royal Naval College in connection with their work on the Tudors.
On Tues 20th November Years 2 & 5 had Fire Safety talks, Year 1 went to Charlton Village and 20 cyclists went to an event at the BMX track.
On Wednesday 21st November Year 2 went to the National Portrait Gallery to the Samuel Pepys workshop.
On Friday 23rd November Year 4 went to Boccia sports event.
On Wednesday 28th November our KS1 Streetdancers performed at Pound Park school.
From Friday 30th – Wednesday 5th December we held a pre-Christmas Scholastic Book Fair. We received £120 worth of new books for our Library.
On Monday 3rd December Years 5 & 6 staged an instrument concert to all interested adults.
On Thursday 6th December Year 5 went on a trip to the Painted Hall in Greenwich (Pattern & Shape, Myths & Legends).
On Thursday 6th December FOTA held the annual Christmas Fayre.
On Tuesday 11th December Year 1 went on a trip to the Fire Station.
On Monday 17th December the Thorntree Choir performed some Christmas carols at the Charlton Care Home.
On Tuesday 18th December the Nursery & Infants performed their annual Nativity play.
On Wednesday 19th December the Junior classes held their annual Carols & Christmas Service at St Thomas’s Church in Maryon Road.
On Thursday 20th December all classes held their Christmas parties.
On Thursday 31st January, Year 1 went to the Heritage Museum.
In February, we raised £278 for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.
On Thursday 14th February, FOTA held a Valentine's cake sale which raised £100.
On Monday 4th February, the Nursery children went over to Maryon Wilson Park to feed the animals.
During the week 1st-5th July Year 6 went on their annual residential trip to Swanage in Dorset.
On Friday 5th Jluy, Years 4 & 5 performed their own instrumental concert.
On Wednesday 3rd July we held our Nursery and Infants Sports Day.
On Wednesday 10th July, Nursery went on their annual seaside trip to Westbrook Bay.
On Thursday 11th July we held the Junior Sports Day.
On Saturday 13th July we held our annual Summer Fair.
On Friday 19th July, Year 2 went on their annual seaside trip to Westbrook Bay.
On Monday 22nd July, Year 6 did a very professional performance of Oliver for their families, followed by a Leaver's BBQ.
This year saw the introduction of Stay and Play sessions in the Reception class and also the 'Family Literacy' sessions in Year 2. Both were well attended by parents and carers.
Summary of funds raised during 2012-2013:
Homecoming Hullaballoo cake sale - £128.91
Wine Tasting Evening –
Jeans for Genes - £200
Halloween Discos - £78
Run to the Beat - £56
Christmas Craft Market - £680
FOTA Christmas Fayre –
Royal Marsden Cancer Charity - £278
Valentine's Day cake sale - £100
Comic Relief - £200
Easter Raffle - £130
Smarties Challenge - £445.75
Book Fair - £785
Summer Fayre - £500