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
OCTOBER NEWS
TERM DATES FOR 2018 - 2019
Please note The pattern of individual school terms and holidays for primary, middle and secondary schools  vary slightly from school to school, since five  of the 195 days are used for staff development.  We advise you to check the  school's own website or contact them direct for confirmation.
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.
· · · · · January to August 2018 Spring term dates Event   Date   Spring term starts   Tuesday 2 January 2018   Spring  half term   Monday 12 February 2018 to Friday 16 February 2018   Spring term ends   Thursday 29 March 2018   Easter holidays   Friday 30 March 2018 to Friday 13 April 2018   Bank holidays in the spring term Good Friday, Friday 30 March 2018 Easter Monday, Monday 2  April 2018 Summer term dates Event   Date   Summer term starts   Monday 16 April 2018   Summer half term   Monday 28 May 2018 to Friday 1 June 2018   Summer term ends   Wednesday 25 July 2018   Summer holidays   Thursday 26 July 2018 to Friday 31 August 2018   Bank  holidays in the spring term May Day, Monday 7 May 2018 Spring Bank Holiday, Monday 28 May 2018 Summer Bank Holiday, Monday 27 August 2018 September 2018 to August 2019 Autumn term dates Event   Date   Autumn term starts   Monday 3 September 2018   Autumn half term   Monday 22 October 2018 to Friday 26 October 2018   Autumn term ends   Friday 21 December 2018   Christmas holidays   Monday 24 December 2018 to Friday 4 January 2019   Bank holidays in the autumn term Christmas Day, Tuesday 25 December 2018 Boxing Day, Wednesday 26 December 2018 New Year's Day, Tuesday 1 January 2019 Spring term dates Event   Date   Spring term starts   Monday 7 January 2019   Spring half term   Monday 18 February 2019 to Friday 22 February 2019   Spring term ends   Friday 5 April 2019   Easter holidays   Monday 8 April 2019 to Monday 22 April 2019   Bank holidays in the spring term Good Friday,  Friday 19 April 2019 Easter Monday, Monday 22 May 2019 Summer term dates Event   Date   Summer term starts   Tuesday 23 April 2019
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Our Discover Thorner’s Fair was superb!  There were loads of stalls and games – guess the name of the scarecrow, guess the weight of the marrow, face painting, art, treasure hunt in the Discovery Area, Beat the Goalie, pond dipping…  The food, including freshly pressed apple juice (using apples from the Discovery area), was delicious.  Children had brought in entries to a competition and there were a few happy winners.  The previous week children enjoyed a ‘crazy hair day’ to support the chocolate tombola.  The fair raised nearly £500 – a fantastic achievement.  Thank you to all who came, helped and spent, despite the very dodgy weather! The Eco Club did a great job, together with other West Dorset Collaboration schools, picking up litter at West Bay.  This was in support of the National Marine Conservation Society’s beach clean. We had a lovely Harvest service with all the children taking part with songs, poems or reading.  We received so many contributions of food that we were able to deliver five boxes to the Bridport Food Bank - thank you all. This year, being 100 years after Armistice Day, the local community is welcome to join the school for a special Remembrance assembly at 10.45am on Friday 9 November in LATCH. There will be a collection of memorabilia displayed in LATCH.  If you, or someone you know, has any memorabilia, please do bring it into school.  We look forward to seeing you there. Some of the Eggardon children participated in Primary Sports Leadership day.  Some children from Bredy are receiving free brass tuition.