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Term Dates 2023
Spring term 1 - Tuesday 10th January - Friday 10th February
Half Term - Monday 13th February - Friday 17th February
Spring term 2 - Monday 20th February - Thursday 30th March
Half term - Monday 3rd April - Friday 14th April
Summer term 1 - Monday 17th April - Monday 26th April
Bank holiday - Monday 1st May, Monday 8th May
Half term - Monday 29th May (BH) - Friday 2nd June
Summer term 2 - Monday 5th June - TBC
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We have recently changed our curriculum so we have even more focus on the prime areas of learning; Personal, Social and Emotional development, Communication and Language development and Physical development.
Each term we will focus on one area;
Spring term – Communication and language
Summer term – Physical development
Autumn term – Personal, Social and Emotional development
Most children will be taking part in daily small group activities where we will focus on that area of development (this term is Communication and Language). We plan our activities based on children’s interests and next steps (what we are currently working on to develop) and we offer a wide range of activities.
Within our curriculum we will also be including the following; -Colour monster (a book about emotions, visited every term) -Chinese New Year - Easter -Eid - Growing -Querks - School Readiness -Halloween - Fireworks -Diwali - Christmas
If there are any other celebrations/festivals that you celebrate as a family, please let us know and we would be more than happy to fit it in our curriculum. We will continue to share with you some of the children’s learning through tapestry and encourage you to share with us anything they get up to at home.
Our Summer Newsletter will be out at the end of April 2023
MARCH 2023 GARDEN DAY updated photos coming soon...The Stepping Stones team will be working really hard in the garden to revamp each area, so that all the children have new things to explore and engage in.
Our new sand pit
Diggers and trucks
Mark making flowers
Music and sensory section
Mud Kitchen corner
Good Beginnings Bronze Award
June 2018 the Stepping Stones team worked really hard to achieve the Bronze Good Beginnings: Early Years Autism-friendly setting award. In the future we will be working towards achieving the Silver award.
The staff had to gather evidence to create a portfolio to present to the Good Beginnings team; they spent the year updating their knowledge, developing their skills and attending various training courses. To celebrate our wonderful achievement, we invited parents in to see us being presented with our certificate.
Stepping Stones Celebration Dinner
Saturday 15th July 2023
Stepping Stones will be holding our annual Dinner and Dance on Saturday 15th July 2023 18:30-12 midnight at: Wivenhoe House Hotel, Wivenhoe Park, Park Rd, Colchester, CO4 3FA.
Tickets priced at £55 per person which include a 3 course meal and disco, are now on sale. This year we are offering a payment plan with online payments made directly to our bank account.
If you would like to attend, please email – email@example.com We also have a wonderful raffle that will be drawn on the evening. If you wish to donate anything or know a company that would be willing let Tia know.
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Stepping Stones Play and Learn Group,
Wilson Marriage Centre,
Barrack St, Colchester CO1 2LR