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Lest we forget…

A very poignant Armistice Day service at St. George's Church this morning. Our children's poppies were very gratefully received by the community and many people remarked at how beautiful they are.  Some even spotted the 11 purple poppies painted by our Stepping Stones children, representing the estimated 11 million animals that died during the war. Lucy Rinvolucri and Sarah Tucker [...]

How are you feeling today?

It’s been a fairly dark and drizzly time outside this week which has given us plenty of time to sit with the children of Stepping Stones and talk about this week's topic, feelings and behaviours. Let’s face it, it’s not always easy talking about what’s going on inside, but that’s ok and that’s what we’ve wanted the children to understand. [...]

Come and let your colours burst!!!

When we explained to the children that we wanted them to dip sponges into paint and water and throw them at the side of the Stepping Stone building, you can imagine their hesitant little faces. Naturally, we don't go about our every day business behaving in such a way. However, as Katy Perry so boldly sang once...'You're a firework...come and [...]

The Great Stepping Stone Bake Off…

It's been all about food in the Stepping Stones tent this week. The children have gathered around the table to put their culinary skills to practice and we have to say, the results have been absolutely delicious. Monday the tiddler bakers were set the biscuit challenge. They were each asked to think about what ingredients might be needed to make [...]

So much fun, on the farm…

"So much fun on the farm, on the farm it's fun it's fun. So much fun on the farm. ON THE FARM IT'S FUN!!!"...Sang Stepping Stones around the lunch table this afternoon after an incredibly fun morning at Incledon Farm in Georgeham. We set off at 9.30am and arrived to be welcomed by the very lovely Farmer John and his [...]

All things autumn…

Well, it's almost the end of our first full week back at Stepping Stones after the summer break and it has been, by no means, a dull one. We decided to ease ourselves in gently last week seeing as we only had a two day week!!! (It's a hard life!) We did feel as though it was important to let [...]

Stepping Stones Summer Party…

AND THAT'S A WRAP!!! I'm currently sat here alone in the Stepping Stones classroom after a whirlwind of a week. Not to mention this afternoon's Summer Party which seemed to go down really well! It's oh so quiet, very bizarre! With the end of term approaching at the speed of light Harriet, myself and the rest of the Stepping Stone [...]

Sports’ Day…

What a lovely afternoon's Sports Day! First, there was tea & cake. Thank you to all those who made, brought and helped, as our Stepping Stones' FROGlets made an excellent total of £186.92 to help fund things for our little ones! Then there were the Family Group Challenges with children helping and supporting each other in team events [...]

Sweet summer vibes…

We have been faced with the challenge that the summer sun brings with it...the heat! For the last week we have been doing our best to keep the little ones happy, entertained and comfortable without letting the rising temperatures get to their little heads! Especially as our numbers are picking up, the room is getting fuller. We've tackled this by [...]

Planes, trains and giant nests!

This week has absolutely flown by...literally! We have been talking a lot about different modes of transport and travelling. We chose this topic based on an interest the children were showing in vehicles last week. Despite being mildly side-tracked due to getting a few things ready for Father's Day (shhhhhhh!) we have had lots of fun and been on lots [...]