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
REPORT FOR AUGUST BRIDE VALLEY NEWS
THORNER’S SCHOOL
TERM DATES FOR 2017
Dorset Litton Cheney
in the Bride Valley
Term Dates 2016-17 Discovery Area School History Latest BVN Report Photos
  Anthony Pedley held the whole school entranced with his retelling of the Big Friendly Giant.  The houses competed in a ‘Roald Dahl’ quiz.  Ellen MacArthur House won – well done!   Special assemblies: Ryan the drums teacher and some of the children learning drums displayed their skills.  Tish Roberts told the children about how their contributions had helped children in Romania.  The library encouraged the children to participate in their summer reading challenge.  The Ethos Council led an assembly on our value of the half term – Respect and Reverence Sport: We played the Kenway Cup semi final against Parett & Axe and won 6-1.  We reached the finals for the first time since the year 2000 but, sadly, lost 1-0, a goal scored in the last few minutes.  Our team played superbly and we won the Runners Up Shield – super work, team.  Year 5 had a great time at a sports festival at Colfox.  An Eggardon team participated in the Quadkids Athletics Competition at Colfox.  Our team participated in a collaboration cricket tournament and won – hurrah! The weather held for our Sports Day.  The children ran, egged and spooned with gusto and Ernest Shackleton House won the trophy.  Well done!  Thank you to the TSA for providing ice-creams to the children at the end. The children enjoyed displaying their swimming skills to their parents at our swimming galas, one in pouring rain! The children have been on various visits.  Year 6 visited Salisbury Cathedral for a leavers’ service.  Litton and Chesil had a superb time at Weymouth’s Sealife Centre.  Bredy visited Kingcombe as part of their Science ‘Habitats’ topic. Children starting Reception in September, and their parents, came to an information session.  The following week, when Year 6 went to Colfox for their Induction Days, all classes, and the new Reception children, had a ‘transition’ session in their next year groups. Enjoy the summer!
Jyotsna Chaffey, Headteacher
Pond dipping in our Discovery Area