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of the 195 days are used for staff development.
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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.uk and click on the Fledgling’s Logo.
Spring term datesBank holidays in the spring termGood Friday,10 April 2020Easter Monday, 13 May 2020Summer term datesBank holidays in the summer termMay Day, Monday 4 May 2020Spring Bank Holiday, Monday 25 May 2020Summer Bank Holiday, Monday 31 August 2020Autumn term datesBank holidays in the autumn termChristmas Day, Friday 25 December 2020Boxing Day, Monday 28 December 2020New Year’s Day, Friday 1 January 2021
A very Happy New Year to you!Our Christmas shows, A Midwife Crisis and Superstar, were brilliant! As always, the children sang, danced and performed beautifully. It is amazing how all had learned the words to the songs and of course their own lines. A big thank you to them and to staff, parents and everyone who helped. All proceeds from the tickets went to the Bus Shelter Dorset, a charity for the homeless. We raised more than £200 – thank you. Thank you also to the TSA for providing refreshments at the shows. They raised about £250 (after deducting costs) from the refreshments and raffle. Excellent!Thank you to all who joined us at our carol service. The church was beautifully festive and everyone enjoyed the singing and bellringing. Thank you to our readers and bellringers and to all who help make the church so welcoming. Thank you to David Jones for accompanying the carols and to the TSA for kindly providing mince pies after the service. We also had a lovely church service in the New Year. The weather held up for both!Our helpers’ tea party is a wonderful opportunity for us to thank those who give so generously of their time throughout the year and the children enjoy showing what they have made. As you know, Mrs Peach retired at the end of December after 44 years’ service at Thorner’s. She joined us at the helpers’ tea party and we wished her a ‘Happy Retirement’. The children had made her a special card, and staff, parents and governors presented retirement gifts. We wish her all the very best.