Our Discover Thorner’s Fair was a real treat! The weather was kind – the rain held off – and the children enjoyed games, crafts and just being outdoors. The Discovery Area had been especially spruced up for the occasion – a big thank you to the helpers who gave their time over weekends and holidays. There were lots of games on offer - skittles, Beat the Goalie, Treasure Map, Name the Teddy, Guess the weight of Litton and Chesil classes, apple bobbing…. There were crafts including making copper jewellery, peacocks using shells and picture frames. There were cake stalls and pony rides, freshly pressed apple juice, hot dogs and home made soup. We had live music in the field – thank you, David – and the TSA provided excellent refreshments. We received lots of entries to the competition for decorated cakes, vegetable animals and art; these were judged by Pat and Pat.The event raised nearly £700 which will be used for the development of the Discovery Area. A huge thank you to all our families and friends for their support.Sport: Year 6 children had 2 days of ‘bikeability’ training to prepare them for cycling on roads. Bredy went to Colfox for the ‘Quiksticks’ festival. The children are enjoying several sports clubs – basketball, tag rugby, netball, football and cross country.Bredy had a great time at the New Barn Centre which they visited as part of their history topic on the ‘Romans’. The whole school enjoyed their visit to Kingston Maurward for the Ridgeway festival. Their activities included chalk painting, 3D artwork, hurdles, cloudgazing and even holding a barn owl!Thank you to all who joined us at our Harvest assembly. The children had prepared excellent songs, poems and posters. We had a huge collection of food for the Bridport Food Bank - thank you very much for your generosity.Thanks to Issie and her friends, nearly £200 was raised for Macmillan Cancer Care – thank you to all who generously gave their time and money and donated cakes. The new School Council have met to discuss their priorities. The Ethos Council have also met to present an assembly on our value for the half term – Courage. Jyotsna Chaffey, Headteacher
THORNER’S FLEDGLINGS PRE-SCHOOL
Thorner’s Fledglings Pre-SchoolThorner’s CE VA SchoolSchool LaneLitton CheneyDorchesterDT2 9AUTel: 01308 482410Thorner’s Fledglings began as the Bride Valley Fledglings playgroup in the Puncknowle Village Hall in the 1980s. In 2007 the playgroup moved to premises within Thorner’s Primary School in Litton Cheney. In 2016 the pre-school became part of the school.Fledglings welcomes children aged 2 years 9 months or more.The premises are perfect for our young Fledglings. Our children have full access to school resources and enjoy:the use of the school hall (LATCH) for gymnastics and other activitiesthe Discovery Area for outdoor explorationthe school playground, tennis court and field for games, cycling and scootingthe school pool for swimming in the summer term, and the extra resources the school can provide above and beyond what we offer. Our classroom is well-resourced and the children enjoy many experiences as they learn through their free-play and teacher-led activities.For all policies and procedures please look at our website via the school’s website: www.thorners.dorset.sch.ukand click on the Fledgling’s Logo.