Newsletter - Autumn II 2015/2016

November 16, 2015

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 if you could let us know in good time what provision you will require on that day so we can staff accordingly.

As the weather changes can you please ensure that they have suitable clothing for the time of year, and could you please make sure that all clothing is labelled to avoid confusion or loss.

Following the recent tragedy where Jacob Jenkins choked on a grape in Pizza Hut can I please urge all of you to ensure that if you are sending grapes in your children’s lunch boxes that you cut them up length ways in order to prevent any accidents.
Friday 13th November – This year to raise money for Children in Need we will be having a dressing up day, please bring your child to nursery dressed in anything that they like and bring a £1 donation.

We have now set up our Facebook page it would be great if you could like and share it and also write a review.

On Thursday 17th December we will be having our Christmas parties. All the children are invited to come along, even if it is not their contracted day. We will have a visit from ‘the man in red’ along with games and party food (which will be provided) If your child would like to come along for the party but it is not their day then could you please let us know. There will be both a morning party and an afternoon party.
On Tuesday 15th December we will have our Christmas sing along, where parents, grandparents etc. can come along and join the children singing our Christmas songs and rhymes

Friday 18th December is Christmas Jumper Day and we will be wearing out Christmas jumpers, we hope that you can join us in this festive celebration. We will be collecting for Save the Children.


Friday 13th November – Children in need – fancy dress

Tuesday 15th December – Stepping Stones Christmas Sing Along

Thursday 17th December – Christmas parties

Friday 18th December – Christmas jumper day

Friday 18th December – End of term

Monday 4th January – Start of the new term

As always if you have any questions or concerns please speak to a member of staff who will be happy to help.
Thank you,

Sian and all the staff at Stepping Stones`

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