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Consider it Cleared! Forest Village – Chapter Two

After more hard work this weekend, the Forest Village is now well and truly clear,  ready for the ground sheets and bark to go down. The boundaries have now also been laid out using fallen twigs and branches from the space. So far we haven't had to bring in anything new or take anything out, we've simply worked with what [...]

Forest Village Helpers Needed – This Saturday!

Hello and a very happy Wednesday to you. This is just a swift plea for more Forest Village helpers this Saturday, 9th November. We will be meeting at 10am to continue work on the exciting Nature Area project. There will be biscuits, a hot brew and the possibility of perhaps releasing a 'Forest Village People' single...don't hold us to that [...]

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. [...]

Forest Village Chapter One – Teamwork Makes the Dream Work!

On Saturday a wonderful thing happened. At 10am sharp an amazing group of people came together. Forks and shovels in hand, the team of volunteers (adults and kids) dedicated their time and energy to make a start on developing the new Forest Village for the school. We are stunned at how much graft went in and how much was achieved [...]

FOREST VILLAGE NEEDS YOU!!!

A call for help this Saturday to help us clear the nature area ready for exciting new 'Forest Village' plans When we started working at Stepping Stones back in March 2017 we took on the nature area as we wanted to introduce Forest School into our weekly planning. We are so glad that we did! Since then it has become [...]

Rainy days and Mondays…

It's Monday, it's raining but nothing gets us down at Stepping Stones. We had a great time exploring The Three Little Pigs last week. It was great fun huffing and puffing all over the place. The children loved making houses out of hay, sticks and stones outside in forest school and trying to blow them back down again. We also [...]

Once Upon A Time…

...there was a pre-school and it was called Stepping Stones! :) We have had a cracking return to Stepping Stones after the summer break. After our first full week last week, we are very happy to be back into the full swing of things. Last week our topic was 'Our Favourite Stories' and we have very much enjoyed reading lots [...]

Stepping Stones – Weekly Topics

We have had a great first day back at Stepping Stones today. It's been very chilled out, allowing the children to settle back in smoothly. The atmosphere has been really lovely. At Stepping Stones we follow a termly theme, very similar to in reception. What we do is break the terms down into weekly topics which are related to the [...]

Hi Ho, Hi Ho! It’s off to Forest School we go!!!…

With highs of 26 degrees expected this afternoon, the weather couldn't be any more different to what we have been experiencing over the last few weeks. And we welcome the sun with open arms. However, nothing stops us at Stepping Stones, come rain or shine. When the outdoor calls, out we must go. So last Wednesday, after enduring many a [...]

Hi Ho, Hi Ho! It’s off to Forest School we go!!!…

With highs of 26 degrees expected this afternoon, the weather couldn't be any more different to what we have been experiencing over the last few weeks. And we welcome the sun with open arms. However, nothing stops us at Stepping Stones, come rain or shine. When the outdoor calls, out we must go. So last Wednesday, after enduring many a [...]