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 JULY BRIDE VALLEY NEWS
THORNER’S SCHOOL
TERM DATES FOR 2017
Dorset Litton Cheney in the Bride Valley
Special assemblies:   Each class celebrated their learning in assemblies for parents and families.  Eggardon  demonstrated their maypole skills, Bredy did a play and song inspired by their Viking topic and Chesil and Litton sang and talked about their learning ‘Under the Sea’.  Our Ethos Council acted out a Bible Story to demonstrate our value for the half term – peace.  Our Eco Team made a presentation of our Eco Code. Sport:  Eggardon had a super (scary!) time sailing.  Several children have been inspired enough to continue sailing lessons after school for several weeks, with half the costs being met by the school. The children are enjoying their daily swimming in school.  Some of the Bredy and Eggardon children participated in a Collaboration swimming gala at the Bridport Leisure Centre.  The children did really well, with several achieving first and second places in front crawl and breast stroke.  The TSA sponsored Splashathon went really well.  A big thank you to all who came and helped raise an astonishing amount of more than £900 this year.  The Leisure Centre’s family swim vouchers were awarded to Tyler, Kitty and Henry for raising the most money.  Well done also to Stanley for winning the race against the Dads! Cricket coaching has started for Bredy and Eggardon.  We are through to the area finals of the Kwik Cricket tournament. We played the Kenway Cup quarter final against Mrs Ethelston’s and won 15-2.  We will next play the semi-final against Parrett & Axe. Bredy and Eggardon had a superb afternoon of orienteering in the school grounds.  A big thank you to Mike and Mary Kite for organising and running this.  Our 10 week Musicianship Programme, provided by the Dorset Music Service, started with a fanfare! This year we opted for brass and have received trombones, trumpets and cornets.  The children are thoroughly enjoying their lessons and they (and their parents!) tell me that they are practising (loudly!) at home!  The houses competed in a quiz and Mary Kingsley House won!  Well done!  Eggardon enjoyed croissants, pain au chocolat and, of course, hot chocolate in their Café Francais Chesil and Litton learned some policing skills, including fingerprinting! Bredy enjoyed being Vikings for a day, in our very own Discovery Area. Jyotsna Chaffey, Headteacher
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