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.
The TSA Farmhouse breakfast was very well attended and the food was excellent. A big thank you to all who helped and donated produce and time to the event. The car wash was very popular too. The TSA raised about £350 – super! A special thanks to children who did the tombola and helped a lot on the day. The TSA raised £140 from Bag2School – excellent!Tony Taylor, one of our Governors, presented an assembly on birds. (This was to have been in the Discovery Area but, sadly, could not be due to the very wet conditions.) The children were really interested and it was great to see how much they knew about birds. We encouraged them to look out for birds in their gardens and contribute to the RSPB Garden Birdwatch count this weekend. We are participating in the Schools Birdwatch too. The Ethos Council enacted a Bible Story to demonstrate the value of the Spring first half term – Trust. The whole school participated in ‘Sign2Sing’, in support of a charity for the hearing impaired.We played in the West Dorset netball finals and had an excellent win! We played 5 matches, won 4 and drew 1. We are in the Dorset finals – what a super team! We are also through to the quarter finalsof the Kenway Cup - excellent.Litton and Chesil children have been learning programming using beebots.Fledglings and Litton enjoying maths together!Jyotsna Chaffey, Headteacher