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 OCTOBER BRIDE VALLEY NEWS
THORNER’S SCHOOL
TERM DATES FOR 2017 - 2019
Dorset Litton Cheney
in the Bride Valley
Term Dates 2017-19 Discovery Area Brief History Latest BVN Report Photos Thornerís Litton by C J Bailey
Welcome to the new academic year.  Our new Reception children have settled in well, as have the other children in their new year groups. The children had their first outing of the year, and the Reception children on their third day in school, for our Church service.  It was wonderful to see the older children helping with the younger ones through the village.  The church was warm and welcoming as usual.  Thank you to the bellringers, readers, musicians and all who help prepare the church.  Eggardon started with a teambuilding exercise. Eggardon made frames using all natural products from the school premises! The children are enjoying basketball training and a range of clubs: sport, art, knitting, gardening, Eco and Forest School.
We look forward to a busy and enjoyable term. A date for your diaries: Saturday 7 October - Discover Thorner’s Fair from 12 noon to 2pm at school and LATCH.  We look forward to seeing you there!
Jyotsna Chaffey, Headteacher
September 2017 to August 2018 Autumn term dates Event   Date   Autumn term starts   Monday 4 September 2017   Autumn half term   Monday 23 October 2017 to Friday 27 October 2017   Autumn term ends   Friday 15 December 2017   Christmas holidays   Monday 18 December 2017 to Monday 1 January 2018   Bank holidays in the autumn term  Christmas Day, Monday 25 December 2017  Boxing Day, Tuesday 26 December 2017  New Year's Day, Monday 1 January 2018 Spring term dates Event   Date   Spring term starts   Tuesday 2 January 2018   Spring half term   Monday 12 February 2018 to Friday 16 February 2018   Spring term ends   Thursday 29 March 2018   Easter holidays   Friday 30 March 2018 to Friday 13 April 2018   Bank holidays in the spring term  Good Friday, Friday 30 March 2018  Easter Monday, Monday 2 April 2018 Summer term dates Event   Date   Summer term starts   Monday 16 April 2018   Summer half term   Monday 28 May 2018 to Friday 1 June 2018   Summer term ends   Wednesday 25 July 2018   Summer holidays   Thursday 26 July 2018 to Friday 31 August 2018   Bank holidays in the spring term  May Day, Monday 7 May 2018  Spring Bank Holiday, Monday 28 May 2018  Summer Bank Holiday, Monday 27 August 2018 Download and print the 2017/2018 term dates (pdf, 144kb) (opens in a new window) September 2018 to August 2019 Autumn term dates Event   Date   Autumn term starts   Monday 3 September 2018   Autumn half term   Monday 22 October 2018 to Friday 26 October 2018   Autumn term ends   Friday 21 December 2018   Christmas holidays   Monday 24 December 2018 to Friday 4 January 2019   Bank holidays in the autumn term  Christmas Day, Tuesday 25 December 2018  Boxing Day, Wednesday 26 December 2018  New Year's Day, Tuesday 1 January 2019 Download and print the 2017/2018 term dates (pdf, 144kb) (opens in a new window) Download and print the 2018/2019 term dates (pdf, 140kb) (opens in a new window) Spring term dates Event   Date   Spring term starts   Monday 7 January 2019   Spring half term   Monday 18 February 2019 to Friday 22 February 2019   Spring term ends   Friday 5 April 2019   Easter holidays   Monday 8 April 2019 to Monday 22 April 2019   Bank holidays in the spring term  Good Friday, Friday 19 April 2019  Easter Monday, Monday 22 May 2019 Summer term dates Event   Date   Summer term starts   Tuesday 23 April 2019   Summer half term   Monday 27 May 2019 to Friday 31 May 2019   Summer term ends   Tuesday 23 July 2019   Summer holidays   Wednesday 24 July 2019 to Friday 30 August 2019   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 Please note The pattern of individual school terms and holidays for primary, middle and secondary schools  vary slightly from school to school, since five  of the 195 days are used for staff development.  We advise you to check the  school's own website or contact them direct for confirmation.