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Category Archives: General School News

Assemblies

Assemblies

We have been fortunate to have good enough weather to hold some of our recent assemblies outside on the field and in our wildlife Discovery Area.  It has been lovely to sit, reflect, listen and pray in such a beautiful space and listen to the sounds of the Valley all around us.  We hope to continue this work with our Vicar Jane – both through Messy Church Club sessions outside and also through the creation of an outside reflection area and dedicated space for worship in the Discovery Area which will enable us to use this space more for assemblies when we are blessed with good weather.

 

Jubilee Celebrations

Jubilee Celebrations

A huge thank you from everyone at Thorner’s to all of those in the village who organised so much across the whole Jubilee week and weekend.  it really was a magical last day of school and I’m sure so much of it will live long in the memory of the children.  We started by attending… Continue Reading

St Mary’s Church on Easter Sunday Morning

St Mary’s Church on Easter Sunday Morning

It was lovely to see the Church looking so wonderful for Easter.  Many thanks to all those in the village and the children from Messy Church at school for their help in decorating. Thanks also to Paul Cheater and our governor Heather Goffee for playing the organ and leading the end of term service. Continue Reading

Church Service

Church Service

We started term with our traditional Christingle service last week at Church. All the children attended and it was also lovely to see our pre-school children attend. Thank you to the Captain of the Tower who led our older pupils in the bell ringing and also to Paul Cheater for playing the organ during our… Continue Reading

Messy Church Club

Messy Church Club

We are delighted to say that our Messy Church Club – “The Big Q” – is going from strength to strength with now nearly 30 children attending each week. At the club our Vicar, Jane Williams, our three Governors, John Vercoe (Chair), Helen Jones (Safeguarding) and Heather Goffee (Ethos) and Mrs Smith work with the… Continue Reading

2021 Candles on the Hill

2021 Candles on the Hill

The 2021 project was run jointly by ATTA and Friends of St Nicholas. It is always windy and cold on St Catherine’s Hill, but this year it was ARCTIC! The wind was so strong and icy that the lantern bags were folded over right away, but in spite of that we displayed a total of… Continue Reading

School Admissions Arrangements Consultation

School Admissions Arrangements Consultation

It has been 7 years since our previous consultation and, as such, please find attached the following documents: Our Admission Policy for 2023/24 (this is the Salisbury Diocese Model Policy) Our Catchment Area Map Our Consultation Period will run from Friday 3rd December 2021 until   Friday 14th January 2022 If you should have any comments… Continue Reading

Illuminated Christmas Cards

Illuminated Christmas Cards

Eggardon have completed their illuminated Christmas Card designs.  They have planned and created greetings cards which incorporate a simple circuit and bulb or motor.  They modified their work and some incorporated switches for greater control and effect.   Continue Reading

Children In Need

Children In Need

The Children enjoyed raising money for Children in Need last week by dressing up in anything spotty or yellow.  We had some superb Pudsey Bear outfits and it was lovely to support this charity whilst having a lot of fun in the process! Continue Reading

Remembrance

Remembrance

On the 11th of November, at 11am, the school and pre-school assembled on the front lawn, to hold a short service to commemorate the fallen. Eggardon read poems and the younger children laid wreaths they had made at the feet of two silhouettes – a nurse and a soldier.  Thank you to all the children… Continue Reading

CoP 26

CoP 26

Over half term the children have been busy creating designs for our CoP26 theme week.  As well as taking part in live lessons from the climate change summit itself, they have created several posters, designs and artworks based on the theme of climate change.  The 4 prizes were kindly donated by The Worshipful Company of… Continue Reading

Eggardon Sewing

Eggardon Sewing

Eggardon have been completing their sewing design projects.  They have planned, cut, sewn and stuffed these small toys using material and designs of their own choice.  Basic stitches were covered and designs modified as we went along.  The children have now reviewed the process and know how they would improve it if they attempted it… Continue Reading

Bredy Roman Trip

Bredy Roman Trip

Bredy had a wonderful trip to Dorchester this week.  They learn about Roman artefacts and remains as well as learning about how our local area was affected by Roman occupation.  The trip gave them a great chance to get hands on and up close with the past as well as see how big themes like… Continue Reading

Autumn Activities

Autumn Activities

It has been a very busy few weeks at Thorner’s and here is a sample of some of the activities we have been up to! For Apple Week, we’ve pressed apples (thank you for all the donations) and made our own juice, cooked muffins, crumbles and turnovers. At Messy Church we’ve made rainbows, clay animals… Continue Reading

The Big Q

The Big Q

Children from across the school came to our first “Big Q” session with the Vicar and our governors this afternoon.  The creative sessions are to help children explore some of the big questions about the world and Christianity and to engage with them through a mixture of art, song, story and play.  Thank you to… Continue Reading

Annual Consultation on the School Admission Arrangements for 2022/2023

Annual Consultation on the School Admission Arrangements for 2022/2023

Dorset are running the annual consultation on the School Admission Arrangements for 2022/2023 with effect from Thursday 12th November 2020 to Wednesday 23rd December 2020. Details of the consultation will be available to view at https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/education-and-training/schools-and-learning/policies/school-admissions-policies/school-admissions-policies.aspx Responses must be submitted either in writing to School Admissions Team, Dorset Council, County Hall, Dorchester, DT1 1XJ or… Continue Reading

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