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Stepping Stones off to a ZooOooMing start…

Hello and a very HAPPY NEW YEAR to all! One week in and we have all been having a great time at Stepping Stones already. It has been lovely to come back and welcome some new faces. With that in mind, it seems like a good time to remind you that after Christmas we start to get a lot busier. [...]

The state of this stable…!

I bet if Mary and Joseph had managed to get a room, the Inn would've cleared up before they arrived? They'll have to put up with a bit off a mess tonight. (Mike, where's your Hoover?)

Crib On The Green…

So Mary and Joseph were at church this morning, and so were a lot of the community, as well as some coffee and cake too.  I'm sure Mary just wanted a bit of breathing space in her condition, bless her, but after a few chocolate brownies and a bit of a give-away of the story sung by the school chidren, [...]

Single-Use Prayers? Never!

That tough question about whether to laminate!? Written by children this week, these prayers will be displayed on the Crib, on the Green, on Sunday. They're going to need to be weather proof so the community can come and read them and pray about their what they say. Do come along as it's always a lovely community service... and our [...]

Class 2’s poems…

Class 2 looked at alliteration and rhyme this morning and tried our own poems, similar to Emma Dodd's 'I Like Bugs' - like this example, that's just brilliant! I love scary, snappy, shiny-red bugs and weepy, watery, crawly bugs. Here are a few others... I love birds.... I love screechy, tweety, loud birds. I love quiet, shy, white birds. I [...]

Stepping Stones off to Dragons Den!

On Friday morning we had to postpone planned activities to make room for the children’s extremely strong desire to hoover. Naturally we weren’t inclined to argue and just decided to go with it. Let’s face it, as we all know, any opportunity that should arise in which young people decide to help out domestically should not be taken for granted. [...]

A blog written by George, the shrimp…

Hi, I'm George and I'm a shrimp. I had a brilliant time today apart from a short amount of time in a blue bucket. As from yesterday, I always thought plastic was in the sea and always had been, but I learnt something amazing today after wearing a VR Headset.  (Don't ask how the headset was made or who made [...]

Author Tamsin Cooke visits Class 4…

Today we had a very special visitor in Class 4 - Tamsin Cooke, author of The Cat Burglar and the Stunt Double series. The children had a fantastic time learning about how real authors plan and write their stories and Tamsin gave them some useful top tips... 1. Carry a notebook (everywhere!). 2. Have a great main character. 3. The [...]

Teachers Rock® singing workshop…

You may or may not know that Mr Thomas, Miss Summerville and Miss Smale are in a choir for staff in all walks of educational positions, called Teachers Rock®.  It's a choir that meets every month or so, and performs every now and then around the South West.  We have an exciting project taking place at Exeter Cathedral on the [...]

Explosion of activity…

It's lovely to return from a tiring and long conference to a school looking so beautiful! We've some excellent artwork and fictional writing from our current year 5s on their Pompeii and Vesuvius work... A lovely display of harvest produce, with coins sellotaped on top too, ready to take to church later at 2.30 if you'd like to join us, [...]