School Lane, Litton Cheney, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 9AU Tel: 01308 482410 Email: office@thorners.dorset.sch.uk Web site: www.thorners.dorset.sch.uk Head Teacher: Jyotsna Chaffey
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THORNER’S FLEDGLINGS PRE-SCHOOL
Thorner’s Fledglings Pre-School Thorner’s CE VA School School Lane Litton Cheney Dorchester DT2 9AU Tel: 01308 482410 Thorner’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 activities the Discovery Area for outdoor exploration the school playground, tennis court and field for games, cycling and scooting the 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.
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THORNERS SCHOOL
in the Bride Valley
Litton Cheney
Dorset
Jyotsna Chaffey Headteacher
January to August 2019 Spring term dates Bank holidays in the spring term Good Friday, 19 April 2019 Easter Monday, 22 April 2019 Summer term dates Bank holidays in the spring term May Day, Monday 6 May 2019 Spring Bank Holiday, Monday 27 May 2019 Summer Bank Holiday, Monday 26 August 2019 September 2019 to August 2020 Autumn term dates Bank holidays in the autumn term Christmas Day, Wednesday 25 December 2019 Boxing Day, Thursday 26 December 2019 New Year's Day, Wednesday 1 January 2020 Spring term dates Bank holidays in the spring term Good Friday,10 April 2020 Easter Monday, 13 May 2020 Summer term dates Bank holidays in the summer term May Day, Monday 4 May 2020 Spring Bank Holiday, Monday 25 May 2020 Summer Bank Holiday, Monday 31 August 2020
Event
Date
Spring term starts
Tuesday 8 January 2019
Spring half term
Monday 18 to Friday 22 February 2019
Spring term ends
Friday 5 April 2019
Easter holidays
Friday 8 April to Monday 22 April 2019
Event
Date
Summer term starts
Tuesday 23 April 2019
Summer half term
Monday 27 to Friday 31 May 2019
Summer term ends
Tuesday 23 July 2019
Summer holidays
Wednesday 24 July to Friday 30 August 2019
Event
Date
Autumn term starts
Monday 2 September 2019
Autumn half term
Monday 28 October to Friday 28 November 2019
Autumn term ends
Friday 20 December 2019
Christmas holidays
Monday 23 December 2019 to Friday 3 January 2020
Event
Date
Spring term starts
Tuesday 7 January 2020
Spring half term
Monday 17 to Friday 21 February 2020
Spring term ends
Friday 3 April 2020
Easter holidays
Monday 6 to Monday 17 April 2020
Event
Date
Summer term starts
Tuesday 20 April 2020
Summer half term
Monday 25 to Friday 29 May 2020
Summer term ends
Monday 20 July 2020
Summer holidays
Tuesday 21 July 2020 to Monday 31 August 2020
Our school Ethos Council enacted a Bible story ‘The Burning Bush’ relating to our value for the half term, Service. Bredy visited the New Barn Centre just outside Dorchester in support of their Vikings topic. Fledglings and Reception children enjoyed a day out at Abbotsbury Gardens. Bredy and Eggardon had an excellent time in the Discovery Area with the RSPB. They identified all the habitats which the school grounds provide for local wildlife and listened to and tried to identify bird sounds. Sport: Our cricket team participated in the Kwik Cricket tournament at Beaminster and were 2 nd out of 12 teams. Super work! Some of our children participated in a cricket tournament at Redlands, Weymouth. The girls’ team won – hurray, off to the County final at Bryanston – and the boys came third - brilliant! Some of the Year 4 children participated in the ‘Big Swing’ golf tournament at Colfox. Several Bredy and Eggardon children participated in the West Dorset Schools Collaboration swimming gala and did an excellent job. Well done! Eggardon went sailing on the afternoon after the end of their SATs and had a great time. Several Bredy and Eggardon children are participating in an after school sailing club and thoroughly enjoying it. Several children participated in the TSA Splashathon to raise funds for our pool - we raised nearly £1000. Wow, thank you all.
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