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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: and click on the Fledgling’s Logo.
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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 Autumn term dates Bank holidays in the autumn term Christmas Day, Friday 25 December 2020 Boxing Day, Monday 28 December 2020 New Year’s Day, Friday 1 January 2021
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
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
Jyotsna Chaffey Headteacher
Autumn term starts
Thursday 3 September 2020
Autumn half term
Monday 26 to Friday 30 October 2020
Autumn term ends
Friday 18 December 2020
Christmas holidays
Monday 21 to Friday 1 January 2021
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We had a lovely wedding themed service, as part of the Bride Valley week of celebrations. Many children had come in wedding outfits. The hall was decorated with love and wedding themes – a wedding dress, cake and hearts – which we then sent to decorate St Mary’s Church. Each class celebrated their learning through class assemblies. Eggardon performed a version of ‘Romeo and Juliet’, alongside a ‘Westside Story’ theme. Bredy performed an excellent play and song to display their learning on Romans and Celts. Litton recited poems and songs about dinosaurs. Chesil displayed their learning about the Great Fire of London and about Weather. The children are so hugely confident and put in so much effort – we are all proud of them. To coincide with World Book Day, the children enjoyed reading and watching movies based on popular children’s books. A book fair and dressing up day are also planned. Bredy had an excellent visit to the Weymouth Outdoor Education Centre. It can be a bit scary to start with but the children end up hugely confident, having crawled through tunnels and climbed walls and rocks. The children learned about their bodies and feelings in the classroom provided by Life Education Wessex. We had a house pancake race. Ellen MacArthur House (blue) won, followed closely by Edmund Hillary (yellow), Edward Shackleton (red) and Mary Kingsley (green). Great flipping fun was had by all, including the Fledglings children!