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.uk and click on the Fledgling’s Logo.
Our Christmas shows, ‘Lights, Camel, Action!’ by Litton, Chesil and Bredy, and ‘Aladdin’ by Eggardon, were brilliant! The children performed and sang beautifully. Several parents and grandparents said this had been the ‘best concert ever’!. Lovely to hear! A big thank you to the children and to everyone who helped make the concert so enjoyable. We raised £50 for the Weldmar Hospice – thank you. A big thank you to the TSA for providing pre-concert refreshments. In the last couple of weeks of term the TSA raised nearly £400 from refreshments at the carol singing, concert and Christmas jumper day – super stuff! Thank you to all who joined us at our carol service. The church was beautifully warm and festive and the singing was lovely. Thank you to all who help with our service and to the TSA, who kindly provided mince pies after the service. We had a lovely service in LATCH at the start of term. (We decided not to have the service in church because of the very wet weather.)Year 6 children brought cakes and hosted a tea party to thank our governors, volunteers and helpers who give so generously of their time throughout the year. Children and staff had an enjoyable Christmas meal together. Thank you to the TSA for the crackers – the children do enjoy the hats, jokes and little objects! The classes had a great time at their Christmas parties and games.The whole school is enjoying six weeks of fitness sessions which leaves the children exhausted! Eggardon have been making simple circuits for their electricity topic. Under Dorset’s Musicianship Programme, Bredy and Eggardon are learning trombones, trumpets and cornets for 10 weeks – Monday afternoons are not a quiet time in school!Jyotsna Chaffey, Headteacher