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Bride Valley First Steps Playgroup
Welcome to First Steps Playgroup in the heart of the beautiful Bride Valley, where you’ll find us in the picturesque village of LittonCheney, located just off the Jurassic Coast Road and ideally situated to nearby towns of Bridport, Dorchester and Weymouth.We are a parent run Playgroup, offering a fun and happy environment for babies and toddlers to play and discover, whilst making friends with other little ones along the way. Parents too can also have the chance to meet other Mum’s and Dad’s and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere and beautiful views from the village hall, whilst spending quality time with their children.We have lots of fun in store each week with toys and playtime, craft and sensory activities and sing alongs!! In the warmer months when the sun’s shining, we can venture outside giving the children wonderful outdoor playtime letting them enjoy the open space with a backdrop of the beautiful countryside.There’s also a cup of tea/coffee and biscuits included and light snacks and drinks for the children.Age range - 0-4yrsFor more info feel free to contactClaire Moore07796694052claire.email@example.comCome along and join us!!We look forward to seeing you, Claire x
Thorner's have had the usual whirlwind end to term as Christmas well and truly took over the school! Children have helter-skeltered around the corridors dressed as chimney sweeps, ghosts and other Victorian figures as they attempt to wrench grouchy old Ebeneezer from his humbug.Alongside the decorations, the children have made for the school and the props for the play, they have also worked hard on a range of carols and songs for our end of term service in the Church. Huge thanks to Claire Shaw, our singing teacher, and Becci Taylor our violin, cello and flute teacher, for all their help with carols and helping the children perform for the school at the end of term. Mr White and Mrs Biggins made sure that the school production went brilliantly and we were especially pleased to see how wonderfully Litton class performed their amazing version of the Nativity.As well as enjoying acting out the Christmas story in our Open the Book assemblies, we also all enjoyed using our online assembly platform (LYFTA) to "take" the children to places around the world and see how others celebrate at this time of year. As part of that vision, many thanks again to parents and the TSA for organising the Bag2School collection which ensured a huge amount of clothing and other useful items were sent to those in need. Likewise, well done to all the children for raising money for Children in Need earlier in the month as they dressed up to raise funds for projects both at home and abroad.On the sports field, children took part in the Colmer's Hill Run and got thoroughly muddy and exhausted as they made their way round the course and several of our older children also took part in the Young Sports Leaders event and training at Beaminster Secondary School. Lastly, our Netball Team did us all proud as they took part in the Bridport Netball Tournament and Won!Term has ended very early in December and the children now have a long, exciting run up to Christmas to enjoy (endure?!) before the big day. We hope all the children enjoy this magical time of year with their families.Merry Christmas from all at Thorner's.Mike SitchHeadmaster