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
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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.
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THORNERS SCHOOL
Jyotsna Chaffey Headteacher
January to August 2019 Spring term dates Bank holidays in the spring term Good Friday, 19 April 2019 Easter Monday, 22 April 2019 Summer term dates Bank holidays in the spring term May Day, Monday 6 May 2019 Spring Bank Holiday, Monday 27 May 2019 Summer Bank Holiday, Monday 26 August 2019 September 2019 to August 2020 Autumn term dates Bank holidays in the autumn term Christmas Day, Wednesday 25 December 2019 Boxing Day, Thursday 26 December 2019 New Year's Day, Wednesday 1 January 2020 Spring term dates Bank holidays in the spring term Good Friday,10 April 2020 Easter Monday, 13 May 2020 Summer term dates Bank holidays in the summer term May Day, Monday 4 May 2020 Spring Bank Holiday, Monday 25 May 2020 Summer Bank Holiday, Monday 31 August 2020
Event
Date
Spring term starts
Tuesday 8 January 2019
Spring half term
Monday 18 to Friday 22 February 2019
Spring term ends
Friday 5 April 2019
Easter holidays
Friday 8 April to Monday 22 April 2019
Event
Date
Summer term starts
Tuesday 23 April 2019
Summer half term
Monday 27 to Friday 31 May 2019
Summer term ends
Tuesday 23 July 2019
Summer holidays
Wednesday 24 July to Friday 30 August 2019
Event
Date
Autumn term starts
Monday 2 September 2019
Autumn half term
Monday 28 October to Friday 1 November 2019
Autumn term ends
Friday 20 December 2019
Christmas holidays
Monday 23 December 2019 to Friday 3 January 2020
Event
Date
Spring term starts
Tuesday 7 January 2020
Spring half term
Monday 17 to Friday 21 February 2020
Spring term ends
Friday 3 April 2020
Easter holidays
Monday 6 to Monday 17 April 2020
Event
Date
Summer term starts
Tuesday 20 April 2020
Summer half term
Monday 25 to Friday 29 May 2020
Summer term ends
Monday 20 July 2020
Summer holidays
Tuesday 21 July 2020 to Monday 31 August 2020
Bredy enjoyed a lesson and activities on stone circles. We were treated to concerts by children learning drums and violin. Our school Ethos Council enacted Bible stories ‘The Burning Bush’ and ‘Jesus’ Special Friends’ relating to our values for the summer term, Service, Community and Friendship. The children had a special assembly on Humanist beliefs. Sport: Some Bredy and Eggardon children participated in a sailing regatta in Poole. It was a cold, wet day but the children seem to have had a great experience. Mr Gall and Ms Waller ran a day of sports activities for the whole school. Our cricket team participated in the County finals at Bryanston, as did our girls’ team. Our football team took part in the Colmer’s football tournament at Colfox. Our Year 5 children participated in a sports festival at Colfox. We had swimming galas in school and, of course, Sports Day – the children had a great time and Edmund Hillary house won!
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in the Bride Valley Litton Cheney Dorset Our Gardening Club has been busy!
Litton and Chesil visited Kingston Maurward. They had a busy day!
Reading with Freddie
Our cake sale on raised more than £150 for the Alzheimer’s Society – thank you all for your generosity, bringing in and buying cakes! Unexpected and lovely surprises: We received a cheque for £500 from an ex-pupil who came to Thorner’s in the 1950s and now lives in Canada. She read about our book fair and matched the amount raised by our parents. How very kind! We also received £100 for Fledglings from a grandparent – thank you – which we have used to buy giant building bricks.