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.
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.