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
JANUARY NEWS
THORNER’S SCHOOL
TERM DATES FOR 2017 - 2019
Dorset Litton Cheney in the Bride Valley 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. Term Dates 2016-17 Fledglings Pre-school Brief History January News Photos Thorner’s Litton by C J Bailey
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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Our Christmas shows, ‘Lights, Camel, Action!’ by Litton, Chesil and Bredy, and ‘Aladdin’ by Eggardon, were brilliant!  The children performed and sang beautifully. Several parents and grandparents said this had been the ‘best concert ever’!.  Lovely to hear!  A big thank you to the children and to everyone who helped make the concert so enjoyable.  We raised £50 for the Weldmar Hospice – thank you.  A big thank you to the TSA for providing pre-concert refreshments.  In the last couple of weeks of term the TSA raised nearly £400 from refreshments at the carol singing, concert and Christmas jumper day – super stuff! Thank you to all who joined us at our carol service.  The church was beautifully warm and festive and the singing was lovely.  Thank you to all who help with our service and to the TSA, who kindly provided mince pies after the service.  We had a lovely service in LATCH at the start of term.  (We decided not to have the service in church because of the very wet weather.) Year 6 children brought cakes and hosted a tea party to thank our governors, volunteers and helpers who give so generously of their time throughout the year.  Children and staff had an enjoyable Christmas meal together.  Thank you to the TSA for the crackers – the children do enjoy the hats, jokes and little objects!  The classes had a great time at their Christmas parties and games. The whole school is enjoying six weeks of fitness sessions which leaves the children exhausted!  Eggardon have been making simple circuits for their electricity topic.  Under Dorset’s Musicianship Programme, Bredy and Eggardon are learning trombones, trumpets and cornets for 10 weeks – Monday afternoons are not a quiet time in school!
Jyotsna Chaffey, Headteacher