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.
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 Fledglings children are growing, playing and learning.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 made blackberry pies using fruit from our hedges!The children are enjoying basketball training and a range of clubs: sport, art, gardening, Eco and cooking.We now offer wrap around care to our children before and after school. Children who use these clubs enjoy healthy nutritious breakfasts and snacks and lots of activities.We look forward to a busy and exciting term.A date for your diaries: Saturday 6 October - Discover Thorner’s Fair from 12 noon to 2pm at school and LATCH. We look forward to seeing you there!Jyotsna Chaffey, Headteacher