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February 28th 2020


Edible Playgrounds

The project is almost complete despite the bad weather over the last couple of weeks. Thank-you to the Splash Project team members for all their hard work. The shed and mini greenhouses have been put in place today. The recycled bicycle wheels will create a climber trellis and we will be able to recycle food scraps in the compost bins. The benches and tables have created outdoor learning spaces. Once the area has passed its inspection, a member of staff from ‘Trees in Cities’ will come and help us to plant the beds with vegetables, herbs and soft fruits throughout the different seasons.

As previously stated on the last newsletter, once we have some of the beds planted we will hold a parent/carer and community opening session.

If you would be interested in helping, getting involve in the planting/maintaining of the beds, please contact the school office.

World Book Day

We will once again be celebrating World Book Day on the 5th March. This year our theme will be ‘Traditional Tales’. Your child can come to school dressed as a character from a traditional tale or a character from their favourite book. Throughout the day, classes will plan various activities and learning around a particular tale.


Sports Relief

We will be supporting this event which takes place on Friday 13th March. For a donation of 50p per child, children can come to school dressed in sports clothes.


Spring Term 2 Dates

Thur 27th Feb Y2 & 5’s Yorkshire Wildlife Park Trip All day
Thur 5th Mar World Book Day All day
Mon 9th Mar Science week
Frid 13th Mar Sports Relief All day
Wed 18th Mar Y3 Trip to Leeds City Museum All day
Tue 24th Mar Parent Consultations 3.30-7.00pm
Wed 25th Mar Parent Consultations 3.30-5.00pm
Wed 1st Apr Y4 Trip to Tatton Park All day
Thur 2nd Apr Y2 Class Assembly 9.15am
Frid 3rd Apr Easter Assembly 9.15am



Our Easter Assembly is on Thursday 11th April at 9.15am. Children in Reception, Y1 & Y2 are invited to decorate a hat for our Easter Bonnet parade and competition. Children in KS2 are invited to decorate an egg. This year’s theme is a character from a favourite book or story.


School closure due to Adverse Weather

It is once again the time of year when we enter a period of what is likely to be unsettled and 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.

It may well be the case that an occurrence of adverse weather leads to an early morning decision whether to close the school. 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. This decision will be based on a health and safety assessment (both for members of staff and pupils); the LA and the Headteacher will keep the school open if 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 school day starts, then instruction will be given to publish notification between 7.00am and 7.30am in the following ways:

  • Notification of closure through a text sent via ParentMail
  • An update via Twitter – @ThorpeBradford
  • An update on the Bradford Schools Online website –
  • A school closure message on local radio stations

If weather conditions are such that a decision to close is taken during normal school hours, then all parents/carers who have provided us with mobile telephone contact details will be informed by text. Some staff will remain in school to supervise pupils 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



Y1 won the attendance for last week. Well Done.



This week’s winners of our behaviour award are Y2.  Well Done!



Tuesday   3.15pm-4.15pm –  Homework Club/Football Club Y4/Y5/Y6

Wednesday  3.15pm – 4 15pm  – Multi Sports Y1/Y2 


Birthday children  

                                                                             Aubrianna Mwase

happy-birthday                       Happy Birthday.   



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