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  • Newsletter – Spring 2017

    Newsletter Spring 2017  Spring Celebrations Welcome back, we begin on Monday 27th February.   Week 1 – St David’s Day Dragon craft – It would be fantastic to see the children dressed in their Welsh costumes on Wednesday 1st March to celebrate our Welsh culture Week 2 – Easter sequencing Week 3 – Holi ( Hindu Festival ) Week 4 – Mothering Sunday gifts      and Red Nose Day on Friday Week 5 – Easter craft Week 6 – Our Famous Duck Race– During Thursday morning and afternoon sessions 9.30 and 2.30. Break up for Easter on Friday 7th April                          Back on Monday 24th April We are getting used to the new security gate, but it would help immensely if you could bring your child promptly for the start of the session.  In the morning the gates are open until 9.10 when a member of staff will go out to supervise the gate.  Morning session starts at 9.15 but often we are manning the gate for half an hour up to 9.40, which then upsets the running of the session as our circle time with the children starts at 9.30. I realise sometimes it is difficult to park but anything […]

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  • Newsletter – Spring II 2015/2016

    NEWSLETTER – Spring II 2016   Happy New Year Everyone! I hope that 2016 brings you everything that you wish for!! This half term we will be looking at our senses. Week 1            Sight Week 2            Smell, inc. St David’s Day, Mother’s Day and World Book Day Week 3            Touch Week 4            Sound, inc. Open afternoon and parent consultations Week 5            Taste, inc Easter, Duck Race & Open afternoon   We are happy to look at anything that you child would like to bring into the setting that you feel might link in with the topic (or not as the case may be) then they can talk about it in circle time.   St David’s Day is on the Tuesday 1st March the children can dress up in costume, come in red or wear a daffodil/leek. World Book Day is on Thursday 4th March and so we will be dressing up       as a character from a book but if they want to they can wear any costume that they like. We will be holding our annual Duck race on Thursday 24th March (weather permitting). As usual there will be a morning and afternoon race. Ducks will be £1.00 each, and […]

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  • Newsletter – Autumn II 2015/2016

    NEWSLETTER –Autumn II 2015 Time is flying past; I can hardly believe that it the count own to Christmas! Welcome to the second half of the autumn term. This half-term our theme will be festivals and celebrations. We will be thinking about our signing, day and night, sources of light, animals, autumn changes, recognising numbers, getting ready for winter amongst other things. Week 1 Fireworks & Remembrance Week 2 Diwali – The Hindu festival of light Week 3 Advent – The natural world Week 4 Christmas – Animals Week 5 Christmas – stories and plays Week 6 The Nativity Week 7 Parties and Christmas fun!! We are happy to look at anything that you child would like to bring into the setting that you feel might link in with the topic (or not as the case may be) then they can talk about it in circle time. Stepping Stones will be open on Monday 16th November, even though the school is having an inset day. There will obviously be no wrap around to Nursery on that day but if it would help then you could book your child in for the full day with us instead. I would appreciate it […]

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  • Newsletter – Autumn I 2015/2016

    NEWSLETTER –Autumn I 2015 And so begins another school year… I would like to say a huge welcome to all our new parents and children, and an enormous welcome back to all our established parents and children. We hope that everyone had a wonderful summer and we look forward to a fantastic pre-school year. It has begun really nicely and the children are settling in well. This term our theme will be ALL ABOUT ME. We will be getting to know the children a little better, thinking about things that are the same and different, finding out what we look like, learning about our bodies, comparing what we like (and don’t like), looking at why we are special, talking about our families, investigating our senses and many other things. Week 1            Settling in Weeks 2 & 3   Our faces Week 4            Feet Week 5            Hands Week 6            Our bodies Week 7            I like/don’t like… Week 8            My Home and family We are happy to look at anything that you child would like to bring into the setting that you feel might link in with the topic (or not as the case may be) then they can talk about it in […]

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  • NEWSLETTER – Summer II 2015

    NEWSLETTER –Summer II Half Term 2015   Dear parents, We would like to say a big welcome to all our new parents and children and welcome back to all our existing parents and children. We hope that everyone had a good half term break.   Clothing As we run the school in line with the Foundation Phase Curriculum we offer the children the opportunity to play outside in all weathers. As the weather warm up could you please make sure that your child comes into school with a hat and sun cream if necessary, we do have hats in school and none of the children will go out in the sun without a hat on. We are able to apply sun cream in Stepping Stones but only one that has been specifically supplied for you child and is labelled clearly with their name, if you could please let us know if you want us to apply sun cream as we don’t check in your children’s bags for it. Could you ensure that all of their clothes and belongings are labelled to avoid any confusion and worry. Topics This term our topic is Space Week 1 -Earth Week 2 – Sun/Stars Week […]

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