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 MAY BRIDE VALLEY NEWS
THORNER’S SCHOOL
Term Dates 2016-17 Discovery Area 1956 Photo School History Latest BVN Report
TERM DATES FOR 2017
The children came in red and purple clothes, hair, faces… in support of Comic Relief and Epilepsy Action.  We had loads of cakes in too.  You will be pleased to know that we raised £210 altogether which were divided equally between the two charities.  Sport: We won our third Kenway Cup match 11-0; this one was with Burton Bradstock Primary.  Excellent teamwork!  We are now through to the quarter finals.  Some children from Eggardon participated in the West Dorset Swimming Gala at Dorchester.  We won relays and individual races.  Well done, all.   Our team participated in the netball finals at Bournemouth.  Sadly, we did not win but the children were fantastic.  A big thank you to them for getting this far and representing Thorner’s.  Bredy visited the Weymouth Outdoor Education Centre  and had a great time!  The School Ethos Council led an assembly, including a Bible Story, to demonstrate our value for the half term – Wisdom.  St John’s Ambulance talked to the children about their work and first aid.  Our church service was well attended and there was some lovely singing.  A big thank you to David Jones who accompanied us on the church organ.  The TSA kindly provided hot cross buns to all the children, staff and parents after the service – thank you.  Children from years 2 to 6 competed in a spelling bee.  Edmund Hillary and Ernest Shackleton houses tied for the winning place, each house getting 101 correct spellings.  Well done to all who participated in what was a very close competition.  A Special Edition of our popular magazine Thorner’s Flash is available for £1.  This edition includes the winning stories from our Story Writing Competition. Litton and Chesil children enjoyed an Easter Egg Hunt organised by the TSA in the Discovery Area.  Bredy and Eggardon competed in houses to solve a picture puzzle in the Discovery Area.  Edmund Hillary House won.  Bredy and Eggardon played rounders matches, with Ellen MacArthur and Mary Kingsley Houses scoring equal points.  Well done to all for competing with gusto!  Each child in the school received an Easter egg – thank you, TSA! Bag2School raised £68. Jyotsna Chaffey, Headteacher
Dorset Litton Cheney in the Bride Valley