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.
Sport: Our girls’ team are through to the Cricket County Finals at Bryanston - super work, team! Our mixed team participated in the Kwik Cricket tournament but, sadly, didn’t make it to the next round. Our athletics team took part in Quad Kids at Colfox and one of our girls, Issie, was placed second overall. Brilliant! We played the Kenway Cup quarter final against St Catherine’s; we did not win but the children said they had a good time. Swimming has started in school and the children are enjoying their daily (warm!) swims and the refurbished changing rooms. Thank you to the TSA was cleaning the pool area and raising a huge amount of more than £700 from the sponsored Splashathon. Many children from Bredy and Eggardon took part in the Swimming Gala at the Bridport Leisure Centre and did the school proud. Excellent work!Assemblies: Two of the children learning drums gave a super performance – well done to them. Parents and children enjoyed our class celebration assemblies. Eggardon did themselves proud performing an abridged version of Macbeth. Bredy did a song and drama around weather (their current topic). Chesil displayed their learning on minibeasts using a song. Super stuff!Jyotsna Chaffey, Headteacher
Children enjoying Dorset Music Service brass lessons.