Thorogate School News Bounce, 10 May 2017 16:23:02 GMTStay and Play for our New Children, 10 May 2017 15:33:51 GMTStay and Play for our New Children, 10 May 2017 15:25:23 GMTStay and Play for our New Children, 10 May 2017 15:24:52 GMTStay and Play for our New Children, 10 May 2017 15:24:24 GMTStay and Play for our New Children, 10 May 2017 15:22:46 GMTStay and Play for our New Children, 10 May 2017 15:14:45 GMTStay and Play for our New Children, 10 May 2017 15:14:15 GMTStay and Play for our New Children, 10 May 2017 14:52:55 GMTStay and Play for our New Children, 10 May 2017 14:52:27 GMTClass photos, 11 May 2017 15:23:44 GMTStay and Play for our New Children, 10 May 2017 14:51:39 GMTCharity Gala<p>On Saturday 6th May 2017, two footballing communities will come together to support the father of a local family and raise money for charities close to his heart.</p> <p>Gary Chambers is the father of two young boys who love football. &nbsp;One plays for Rawmarsh St Jospephs, the other for Wath Stars.</p> <p>Gary was diagnosed with cancer in 2016 and his family have recently received the heart-breaking news that his condition is terminal. &nbsp;Many of us have loved ones and friends who have suffered from cancer and we know how amazing the work of Macmillian Cancer Support and local hospices can be. &nbsp;They offer a lifeline of support at what is a devastating time. &nbsp; Gary and his family would love to raise as much money as possible to give back to the charities supporting him and his family through his illness.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Wath and Rawmarsh St Joseph&#39;s Junior Football Clubs will beholding a gala event on Saturday 6th May at Rawmarsh St Joseph&#39;s JFC. &nbsp;The event will start at 10am. &nbsp;There will be a Charity Match featuring skills of our footballing Dads - deep heat and freeze spray at the ready! &nbsp;KO at 12pm.</p> <p>In addition to this, there will be a variety of family activities including:</p> <ul> <li>Bouncy Castle</li> <li>Face Painting</li> <li>Beat the Goalie</li> <li>Soak the coach</li> <li>Tombola</li> <li>Cake stall</li> <li>Kick-up competition</li> </ul> <p>Hope to see many of you there.</p>, 04 May 2017 15:01:10 GMTWhat is his name?<p>Love our classroom doors. &nbsp;Must take some more photographs later. &nbsp;This young man stands out.</p>, 04 May 2017 14:42:06 GMTHard working pupils<p>This young man was sent to me today. &nbsp;They found me in Y5. &nbsp;He has been working especially hard today on his maths and deserves high praise! &nbsp;Well done young man.</p>, 04 May 2017 14:39:30 GMTY3 & Y4 have a great introduction to their Viking topic<p>Y3 and Y4 have a great introduction to their Viking topic. &nbsp;</p>, 02 May 2017 12:50:51 GMTMissing shoes?<p>We are trying to find the owners of these shoes. &nbsp;Probably left in school Thursday. &nbsp;Please pop into the office to collect.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/news/14933909410061272749792.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 533px;" /></p>, 28 Apr 2017 15:51:01 GMTSchool Photographer in school for families and individuals., 26 Apr 2017 10:01:55 GMTHome-learning<h3><big>Thank you thank you thank you!</big></h3> <p>In response to parental feedback on &#39;Homework&#39;, we recently changed how we did things at Thorogate School. &nbsp;It has been great when parents have supported this. &nbsp;Our new policy reads:</p> <p dir="ltr">There are many ways that teachers and parents can work together to provide an outstanding education for their children and home-learning is one of them. &nbsp;It is a way that parents can show their child that they&nbsp;are interested in their education and want them to achieve their best - whatever this may be. &nbsp;At Thorogate School we value the time parents spend with their children on their learning and try to keep it simple and purposeful:</p> <ol> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Reading - we expect every child to read at home at least three times a week for about 15 minutes and return their reading records completed weekly. &nbsp;In KS2 (years 3 to 6) this may include Bug Club.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Spellings - spellings are sent home and support in learning these help pupils apply the spellings in class.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Number bonds / times tables - practising these can be fun and helps children work towards their time tables challenge.</p> </li> <li>RM Easimaths - pupils in years 1 - 6 have individual access to RM Easimaths, a learning programmes that adjusts the level of difficulty depending on how many questions children get right. &nbsp;&nbsp;The time expectations are:</li> </ol> <ul> <li>​​​​​​​Y1 and Y2 - 20 minutes a week at home</li> <li>Y3 and Y4 - 30 minutes a week at home</li> <li>Y5 and Y6 - 60 minutes a week at home</li> </ul> <p dir="ltr">For pupils who do not have access to RM Maths at home, provision is made both before school and after school. &nbsp;Please note that RM Maths records the amount of active that it is being used - just being sat at a screen does not represent active participation with RM Maths.</p> <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; 5. &nbsp;Holiday projects, such as making &#39;artefacts&#39; and research, may be given.</p> <p dir="ltr">Home learning should not be stressful and works best when parents are supportive, work with their children and ensure home learning is done in most appropriate environment.</p> <p dir="ltr">Please remember that Y5 &amp; Y6 have opportunities to use RM Maths before school. &nbsp;There is a &#39;Homework&#39; club after school on Wednesdays 3:20 - 4:20. &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Where children do not do the expected home-learning, they get the &#39;opportunity&#39; to do it during Golden Time and play times.</p>, 25 Apr 2017 17:46:16 GMTMobile App for school website<p>For those of you who use your mobiles to organise your lives - Thorogate School Website has an App for <a href=";hl=en_GB">Android</a> and <a href="">iOS</a> (Apple) mobiles.</p> <p>This App keeps you up to date with News, the school Calendar and recieves push notifications for announcements. &nbsp;Perfect for mums, dads and grandparents.</p>, 24 Apr 2017 20:26:45 GMTY1 parents watched their children in their green screen film<p>It was great to see Y1 and many of their parents enjoy the film of Y1 dancing through the decades - we have a plan on sharing it.</p>, 24 Apr 2017 19:50:48 GMTY4 at the CLC<p>Y4 had a great day at the CLC learning about coding - more information to follow soon.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/news/IMG_20170424_143842242_BURST000_COVER_TOP.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 533px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/news/IMG_20170424_143836510.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 169px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>, 24 Apr 2017 18:24:07 GMTEaster Service<p>Thank you to all the parents, grandparents and friends who were able to support the children at their Easter Service. &nbsp;It was lovely to see so many people there and I really enjoyed the whole event.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>{gallery-slideshow:201704 Easter Service}</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>, 07 Apr 2017 18:51:50 GMTAttendance in March has been great!<p>Well done Thorogate Scool!</p> <p>Attendance has been very good this month, with a classes achieving a combined attendance of 98%</p>, 31 Mar 2017 15:57:00 GMTY2 go crazy t the EIS<p>Y2 really enjoyed their day at the EIS!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>{gallery-slideshow:201703 Y2 EIS}</p>, 30 Mar 2017 22:20:31 GMTSchool Disco - Wizard of Oz<p>Thursday 2nd February saw our school disco with the theme of Wizard of Oz.</p> <p>It was great to see all the children enjoy themselves - dancing, talking and generally having a great time. &nbsp;A really big thank you to all the parents who contribute pop, biscuits etc. &nbsp;It makes for a very special occasion every time.</p> <p>A particulaly big thank you go to:</p> <ul> <li>those who volunteer to make all the decorations for the event. &nbsp;Hours of crafting go into it, showing some wonderful creativity. &nbsp;</li> <li>all the staff members who volunteer their time to come back to school to enable the evenet to take place.</li> <li>Mario&#39;s dad who volunteers to be our DJ - the man who keeps the tunes coming.</li> </ul> <p>Looking forward to the next disco in October already.</p> <p>Team Thorogate</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>, 03 Feb 2017 10:44:03 GMTY1 & Y2 went to Bradford Industrial Museum<p>Y1 and Y2 really enjoyed their trip to Bradford Industrial Museum. The children had the opportunity to look around the museum and see how things have changed, such as transport, houses and machinery. They also took part in a workshop where they became toy detectives; observing and sorting toys into past and present.</p> <p>{gallery-slideshow:Y1 &amp; Y2 at Bradford Industrial Museum}</p>, 23 Jan 2017 16:19:38 GMTCrowden 2017 parent meeting<p>Thank you very much to those parents who came to the meeting on Friday 20th January regarding the Y6 trip to Crowden this year. &nbsp;a copy of the presentation is attached as a slide show.</p> <p>The photographs are a combination of different trips to Crowden, some going back a number of years! &nbsp;It is intended to give you a flavour of the trip, the activities that we undertake and how much the children enjoy it. &nbsp;The photographs show different weather conditions - that is something we cannot control. &nbsp;No matter of rain or shine, we have always had a great week. &nbsp;Please remember: &nbsp;whilst we have indicated which activities the children will do, final decisions will be taken by the staff on the day about the appropriateness of activities. &nbsp;</p> <p>Key information:</p> <ul> <li>Date: &nbsp;Monday 5th June 2017 for the week</li> <li>Cost: &nbsp;&pound;260 per child.</li> <li>Non refundable deposit: &nbsp;&pound;20</li> <li>Date for deposit to be paid: &nbsp;Wednesday 1st February 2017.</li> </ul> <p>{gallery-slideshow:2017 Crowden parent&#39;s meeting}</p>, 22 Jan 2017 19:28:47 GMTY5 and Y6 Sports Hall Atheltics<p>Well done to the Y5 &amp; Y6 pupils who went to RCS for the Sports Athletics. &nbsp;All the pupils took part in different events against Monkwood Primary and Brinsworth Whitehall.</p> <p>It was also nice to meet up with past Thorogate pupils who were junior leaders organising the event.</p> <p>Congratulations to Monkwood Primary for being overall winners and thank you to RCS for organising it.</p>, 17 Jan 2017 20:07:02 GMTImportant Dates<p>{document-group:newsletters-letters}</p>, 05 Jan 2017 09:11:39 GMTJanuary Newsletter<p>{document-group:newsletters-letters}</p>, 05 Jan 2017 09:10:41 GMTY1 and Y2 Bradford Industrial Museum Letter, 12 Dec 2016 15:01:24 GMTY3 and Y4 Chocolate letter, 12 Dec 2016 14:45:28 GMT