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.
Sport: The children are enjoying six weeks of archery and have several sports clubs at lunchtime and after school – archery, tag rugby, netball, football, gym, cross country and KS1 PE.Our netball team played St Catherine’s Primary and won 12-0. Super work, team! Our team participated in a basketball festival at Beaminster School. Some of the Eggardon children took part in a Quiksticks tournament at Colfox.A Science Explorer Dome came to school and the children enjoyed seeing habitats across the world, from the Arctic to rainforests and deserts.Children and staff attended a Remembrance assembly at which the children read poems and sang songs in memory. Chesil and Litton have been learning about people from Litton Cheney who have died in the wars. The children donated hugely to the Royal British legion’s Poppy Appeal. The Reception children were given a ‘Healthy Ted’ talk by the school nurseWe had a bonfire evening in the Discovery Area. The event was very well attended and thoroughly enjoyed by our children and families. The TSA kindly organised drinks and biscuits. Thank you to them and to parents and governors who arranged the bonfire.In school, the children had made 'guys' as a house competition; Ernest Shackleton house won and received 50 points for their effort! Jyotsna Chaffey, Headteacher