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 DECEMBER BRIDE VALLEY 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 Latest BVN Report 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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Sport: The children are enjoying six weeks of archery and have several sports clubs at lunchtime and after school – archery, tag rugby, netball, football, gym, cross country and KS1 PE. Our netball team played St Catherine’s Primary and won 12-0.  Super work, team!  Our team participated in a basketball festival at Beaminster School.  Some of the Eggardon children took part in a Quiksticks tournament at Colfox. A Science Explorer Dome came to school and the children enjoyed seeing habitats across the world, from the Arctic to rainforests and deserts. Children and staff attended a Remembrance assembly at which the children read poems and sang songs in memory.  Chesil and Litton have been learning about people from Litton Cheney who have died in the wars.  The children donated hugely to the Royal British legion’s Poppy Appeal. The Reception children were given a ‘Healthy Ted’ talk by the school nurse We had a bonfire evening in the Discovery Area.  The event was very well attended and thoroughly enjoyed by our children and families.  The TSA kindly organised drinks and biscuits.  Thank you to them and to parents and governors who arranged the bonfire. In school, the children had made 'guys' as a house competition; Ernest Shackleton house won and received 50 points for their effort! 
Jyotsna Chaffey, Headteacher