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Term Dates 2022/2023

Summer Term 2 - Monday 6th June - Thursday 21st July
Summer Holidays - Friday 22nd July - Friday 2nd September

Autumn Term 1 - Monday 5th September - Friday 21st October
Half Term - Monday 24th October - Friday 28th October
Autumn Term 2 - Monday 31st October - Friday 16th December
Half Term - Monday 19th December - Friday 6th January

Spring term 1 - Monday 9th January - Friday 10th February
Half Term - Monday 13th February - Friday 17th February 

 

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Fruits

Weekly snack menu

 Summer Term 2022 

Week 1 

Monday - Crackers, cheese slices, cucumber slices (Gluten, Milk) Milk or water to drink.

 

Tuesday - Rice cakes, carrot sticks

Milk or water to drink.

Wednesday - Bread sticks, cucumber sticks, pepper sticks(Gluten, Milk) Milk or water to drink.

 

Thursday - Crackers, cheese slices, cucumber slices (Gluten, Milk) Milk or water to drink.

 

Friday - Rice cakes, carrot sticks

Milk or water to drink.

Choice of seasonal fruit is available daily.

Please see your child's keyperson if your child has any allergies or dietary requirements.

Dates for your diary 

 

Open evening - Tuesday 28th June 4pm- 5.30pm

 

Sports day- Tuesday 12th July 11.0am at the Recreation ground, Colchester

 

Leaver's celebration - Thursday 21st July 1.30pm 

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This half of the term the children will be learning about "Querks". 

Querks is based around 5 brothers and sisters who explore other parts of the world, as they no longer what to be Querks. When visiting the countries they try different foods, listen to music, dress up and dance and try to act as different animals. The moral of the story is that its's ok to be different. The children will be visiting one country per week and will be exploring all of the above. 

- England - Barbados - Egypt - Bangladesh  

The children will also be covering a topic based around sports in preparation for sports day, they will be practising their events and developing their gross motor skills.

If you would like to know more, please speak to your child's key person. 

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The Stepping Stones team have been working really hard in the garden to revamp each area, so that all the children have new things to explore and engage in. Here's a sneak peak...

sand pit
sand pit

Our new sand pit

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Diggers and trucks
Diggers and trucks

Diggers and trucks

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Home area
Home area

Home area

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Mark making flowers
Mark making flowers

Mark making flowers

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Sensory circuit
Sensory circuit

Sensory circuit

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Friends/story/ role play area
Friends/story/ role play area

Friends corner

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Music and sensory section
Music and sensory section

Music and sensory section

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Reading corner
Reading corner

Reading corner

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Mud kitchen corner
Mud kitchen corner

Mud Kitchen corner

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   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. 

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Stepping Stones Celebration Dinner

Friday 30th September 2022

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Tickets are available via Eventbrite - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/stepping-stones-celebration-2022-tickets-194335511747.

Once you book your tickets, the menu etc will be emailed to you. 

Ticket price includes a 3 course meal and dancing to a fabulous disco, raffle will take place after dinner.

© 2017 Stepping Stones Play and Learn.  Registered Charity 1033539.

 Stepping Stones Play and Learn Group,
Wilson Marriage Centre,
Barrack St, Colchester CO1 2LR

01206 860467