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
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
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Autumn term starts
Monday 2 September 2019
Autumn half term
Monday 28 October to Friday 1 November 2019
Autumn term ends
Friday 20 December 2019
Christmas holidays
Monday 23 December 2019 to Friday 3 January 2020
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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
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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
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Jyotsna Chaffey Headteacher
We had a moving Remembrance service in church on a brilliantly bright and sunny morning. The school was joined by the local community to remember. The children brought a poppy wreaths and bunches and some of the Eggardon children recited poems. All the children, including the Fledglings preschoolers, observed a 2 minute silence. They are amazing. We donated shoeboxes to HeartResponse charity, for children in Romania. We also raised funds for Children in Need; the children came dressed in yellow or something spotty. The Ethos Council performed ‘The Good Shepherd’ to demonstrate the value of joy. Sport: The whole school is enjoying 6 weeks of dance and cricket coaching. Our football team played the first round of Kenway Cup matches. We participated in the netball tournament and in the Quicksticks tournament, both at Colfox. Some of our Eggardon children took part in Young Dorset Sport Leaders Day at Redlands.