School closure due to Adverse Weather
Adverse weather conditions cause all of us problems and the impact on running a school can be significant. Critical factors taken into account when deciding to remain open or to close include road conditions, safety of the site and staff/pupil ratios.
The responsibility for school closure rests with the Local Authority (LA) for maintained schools such as Thorpe. However, because of the variation in geography and climate throughout the district, it is normal for the Headteacher to make an individual school closure decision. The decision will be based on a health and safety assessment (both for staff and students); the LA and the Headteacher will keep the school open where at all possible. Only in exceptional circumstances will the school be closed. If weather conditions are such that the school makes a decision to close before the normal day starts i.e. around 6.30am, then instruction will be given to publish notification by 7.15am in the following ways which have proven the most effective ones to date:
- A text sent to parents
- A school closure message on local radio stations
- An update on the Bradford Schools Online website
If a decision to close is taken during normal school hours, then all parents/carers who have signed up to Parentmail and provided us with mobile numbers will be sent a text. Some staff will remain in school to supervise students until they are able to get home.
As you can appreciate, we attempt to ensure we can deal effectively with weather conditions and circumstances arising from this that are beyond our control, and I trust you feel reassured that we will do all we can to remain open.
February Half Term Minecraft Activity
If your child is between 6 and 11 years old and is a Minecraft enthusiast, this half-day Minecraft fun meet is a perfect half term activity.
Our experienced classroom practitioners will use Minecraft EDU on laptops to run a variety of interactive activities to allow your child to explore and create exciting new worlds.
Your child will have the opportunity to work independently or to collaborate with fellow minecrafters to build worlds, create characters and solve problems using imagination, creative thinking and teamwork.
As a memento of the day, you will be given a free photo of your child in a Minecraft world and a special souvenir.
You do not need to bring any equipment – all resources and laptops will be provided.
There is no need for parents/guardians to stay, but if you feel more comfortable remaining on the premises, we have a space where you can wait. All our staff are DBS registered and are experienced classroom practitioners.
The meets are being held on Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th February and are repeated four times.
Please visit the website to book a place for your child.
Key Dates for the Spring Term 2018:
|Thur 25th Jan||Y4 Class assembly 2.45pm|
|Y3 Cricket sessions 9.00-10.30am|
|Frid 26th Jan||Y3 visit to Leeds Museum|
|Thur 1st Feb||Y2 Class assembly at 2.45pm|
|Thur 8th Feb||Y4 Visit (Roman workshop)|
|Rec Class assembly at 2.45pm|
|Mon 12th– Frid 16th Feb
|Frid 23rd Feb||Y2 & Y5 visit to Yorkshire Wildlife park|
|Mon 26th Feb||Fairtrade Fortnight|
|Thur 1st Mar||World Book Day|
|Thur 8th Mar||Y1 Class assembly at 2.45pm|
|Tue 13th Mar||Parent Consultations 3.30-7pm|
|Wed 14th Mar||Parent Consultations 3.30-5.00pm|
|Thur 15th Mar||Y3 Class assembly at 2.30pm|
|17th-23rd Mar||Sports Relief|
|Thur 22nd Mar||Y5 Class assembly at 2.30pm|
|Thur 29th Mar||Easter assembly at 9.00am|
|Thur 29th Mar||School closes for Easter|
Honours Award Top Table
YR Nicole Karwacka/Alfie-Jack Clough YR Alex Gow
Y1 Oliwia Krajkowska/Derry Pogson Y1 Archie Key
Y2 Cameron Regan-Lee/Serena Gough Y2 Thomas Armour
Y3 Jaimee Husarz/Brooke O’hagan Y3 Ashton Rushforth
Y4 Thomas Hodgkin/Josephine Turley Y4 Jack Wilkin
Y5 Daniel Bennett/Ella Johnston Y5 Gabrielle Harris
Y6 Alfie Mullaney/Macy Hardcastle Y6 Edie Scarlett
Y1 won the attendance for last week. Well done!
The whole school attendance was 95.7%
GOOD TO BE GREEN AWARD
This week’s winners of our behaviour award are Y6. Well Done!
This weeks lunchtime award goes to Poppie Murgatroyd – Always being pleasant and Oliver Hopson – Being very helpful.
Monday 3.15pm-4.15pm – Homework club
Tuesday 3.15pm-4.14pm Benchball Club
Wednesday 3.15-4.15pm – Cricket Club
Birthday children next week
Daisy Fitzpatrick Lois Jones Leon Patterson
Serena Gough Aalissa Hardcastle
Happy Birthday to them all!