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.
The children thoroughly enjoyed their two ‘snow’ days off school. Many of them saw snow for the very first time, and it was a good amount, too! The classes displayed their learning to their parents and families in special class celebration assemblies. Eggardon read poems (including an abridged version of the Rime of the Ancient Mariner) and sang songs they had written on their ‘nautical’ theme. Bredy enacted a play, also on a nautical (pirate) theme and sang a sea shanty. Very impressive! Litton and Chesil performed ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ through songs and role play. It was wonderful to see all the children, from the youngest upwards, so confident and enthusiastic in their presentations. The performances were hugely enjoyed by all. Well done, children. We are so proud of you.Sport: Bredy and Eggardon are enjoying 6 weeks of football coaching. Bredy also have Tri-Golf coaching in preparation for a golf tournament next term. Bredy participated in a dance festival. Bredy also had an adventurous time at the Weymouth Outdoor Education Centre. Coaches from the Centre came to school to do orienteering and mapping with Litton and ChesilMusic: Paul Cheater, the church organist, led an inspiring assembly to enthuse the children to sing. He is running a weekly singing club at lunchtimes; the children have decided to name the club the ‘Thorner’s Singing Sensations’!Jyotsna Chaffey, Headteacher