School Lane, Litton Cheney, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 9AU Tel: 01308 482410 Email: Web site: Head Teacher: Jyotsna Chaffey
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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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Jyotsna Chaffey Headteacher
September 2019 to August 2020 Autumn term dates Bank holidays in the autumn term Christmas Day, Wednesday 25 December 2019 Boxing Day, Thursday 26 December 2019 New Year's Day, Wednesday 1 January 2020 Spring term dates Bank holidays in the spring term Good Friday,10 April 2020 Easter Monday, 13 May 2020 Summer term dates Bank holidays in the summer term May Day, Monday 4 May 2020 Spring Bank Holiday, Monday 25 May 2020 Summer Bank Holiday, Monday 31 August 2020
Autumn term starts
Monday 2 September 2019
Autumn half term
Monday 28 October to Friday 1 November 2019
Autumn term ends
Friday 20 December 2019
Christmas holidays
Monday 23 December 2019 to Friday 3 January 2020
Spring term starts
Tuesday 7 January 2020
Spring half term
Monday 17 to Friday 21 February 2020
Spring term ends
Friday 3 April 2020
Easter holidays
Monday 6 to Monday 17 April 2020
Summer term starts
Tuesday 20 April 2020
Summer half term
Monday 25 to Friday 29 May 2020
Summer term ends
Monday 20 July 2020
Summer holidays
Tuesday 21 July 2020 to Monday 31 August 2020
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We had a superb Thorner’s Friday FUNDraiser! Adults enjoyed Traditional or Fizzy High Teas (scones, cakes, sandwiches, tea, coffee or prosecco!) with beautiful live piano music (thank you, Becky), and children had a choice of two movies with a snack bag! There were super raffle prizes, including a bike donated by Bridport Cycles – thank you. The event raised nearly £525 for our Early Years outdoor provision. Thank you to all who supported us, donated prizes and goodies and helped to run the event. Thank you also to Clare, Kate and Caroline who kept the drinks flowing! A big thank you to staff who baked cakes and scones, made sandwiches, brought in raffle prizes, served at table, helped set up and tidy away and made sure the children were safe in their very own ‘Thorner’s Cinema’. A child’s comment: “That was the best movie night ever!” made my day! Look out for future events!
We received about 20 bags of donations for the Food Bank - thank you all.
We had a lovely Harvest service - the children had prepared songs, poems, prayers and apple juice!