School Lane, Litton Cheney, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 9AU Tel: 01308 482410 Email:  Web site: Head Teacher: Jyotsna Chaffey
TERM DATES FOR 2017 - 2019
Dorset Litton Cheney in the Bride Valley 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 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: and click on the Fledgling’s Logo.
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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 assembliesEggardon 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 Chesil Music: 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
January to August 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 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 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