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Class Dojo
  • Caterpillars: 344
  • Butterflies: 364
  • Dragonflies: 578
  • Hedgehogs: 323
  • Squirrels: 515
  • Badgers: 760
  • Foxes: 597
  • Otters: 468
  • Kingfishers:
  • Woodpeckers: 296
  • Falcons: 213
  • Kestrels: 569
Class Attendance
  • Caterpillars 93.3%
  • Butterflies 83.7%
  • Dragonflies 93.6%
  • Hedgehogs 94.3%
  • Squirrels 96.2%
  • Badgers 98.3%
  • Foxes 89.7%
  • Otters 94.6%
  • Kingfishers 94.4%
  • Woodpeckers 91.9%
  • Falcons 95.3%
  • Kestrels 92%
Overall Attendance: 0

Stepping Stones Pre-school

A reminder - Please use this email to contact Pre-school.  

steppingstones@knowle-plymouth.co.uk

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This week I thought den building would be a great topic.   I have added the whole week so you have a choice.  I will give some ideas for indoors,  but what outdoor structures will you build?  What unusual equipment can you find to use?  I look forward to receiving the photo's.  Remember to keep safe!

Sarah's story time. The Boy who said NO!

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Lego challenge

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I can trick a tiger.MP4

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Design a medal to give to someone special

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Read, write inc. rhymes and letter formation. You had this in your going home packs.

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You could make these for counting, number and colour recognition. Use some of your scavenger hunt items.

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Inside and outside Scavenger Hunts. Have fun searching for treasures. Let us know how many you find by sending a photo!

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Julie's craft activity - Make a butterfly

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Mandy's storytime - But Martin

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Today I have added some physical activities. How many can you do? Can you spell your name?

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Look at all the mark making you are doing at home

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Rachaels' story time - In at the deep end

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Parents and carers you are doing a great job

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Den building

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Tracey's story - All Aboard

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We love to see all the learning and fun you are having at home.

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Make a natural memory game

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Sticks can be great fun - what can you do with yours?

Sticks can be great fun - what can you do with yours? 1
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Loose part bingo - how many can you achieve?

Loose part bingo - how many can you achieve? 1

Ideas to help keep you occupied

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Hello Stepping Stones.

At school we are having themed weeks.  If you could learn something at home each week and send in photo's that would be amazing. See what you can play, learn and make.

This week's theme is 'Dinosaurs'

Please email: steppingstones@knowle-plymouth.co.uk

 

These links are great - have fun.

https://pbskids.org/games/dinosaur/

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bH_dOScj9FU

 

Having fun at school with key worker children

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Rachael's story time - Sometimes I feel sunny

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LEARNING FROM HOME. Thank you for sending photo's of busy children.

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Sarah's story time - Cinderella

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Mandy's story time - Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's dairy

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Junk Modelling

 

Collect empty boxes, tubs, scissors and markers and make things with them.

Houses, cars etc.

 

Who can send me a photo of a brilliant model?

 

Cooking

 

If ingredients are available!

Bake some cakes.

Make a jelly.

Chocolate krispie cakes.

Picnic lunch

 

Don’t forget the photo!

 

 

Outside

 

Flower and mini beast hunt.

 

Go out for a short walk or look in your garden.

I saw a big bumble bee when I looked out the window.

 

Take a photo or draw pictures of what you find.

Den Building

 

What will your den be? 

 

Make a colourful sign for it and send a photo!

 

Use chairs, tables, sheets, washing line, material and pegs to make it.

Physical

 

The Body Coach TV

(Mon-Fri 9am live)

YouTube

Great fun for all the family.

I am aching joining in!!

 

Stepping Stones Home Learning Ideas

We would love to see you playing and learning.

Please email pictures to:

steppingstones@knowle-plymouth.co.uk

Counting

 

Look for shapes and numbers around your house.

Count everything you do or need – steps, jumps, plates

How many teddys

Everyday skills

 

Pour your own drink or milk into cereal.

Help make your bed and keep your toys tidy.

Dress yourself.

Make a sandwiche, spread the butter.

Wash some dishes and dust.

Letter Hunt

 

Letters are everywhere, find them in your house.

Can you say the sounds?

Where did you find the letters?

Can you copy some?

Practise writing your name.

 

 

 

Playdough

 

Just like at pre-school, make your own playdough if you have flour

2 cups of flour

2 cups of salt

Food colouring

1 cup of water

Spoon of oil

Use natural things for colour, smell and texture.

Tell me what you used

Reading

 

Ask someone to read to you twice a day

Look at books on your own

Tell someone a story, use your imagination

Draw the story on a story map as we do at pre-school on the board

Listen to my stories on the web

 

Milk bottle creations

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Phonics:

 

It is really important that you try and keep daily phonics going as this will ensure they keep making progress with both their reading and writing. Below there is also link to e-books which have been made available for you and your children to access at home.

 

Read Write Inc. Phonics lessons are on Facebook and YouTube for children to watch at home.

Three short Speed Sound lessons with one of our trainers will be available every day for the next two weeks. The films will only be available at the times below:

  • Set 1 Speed Sounds at 9.30 am and again at 12.30 pm
  • Set 2 Speed Sounds at 10.00 am and again at 1.00 pm
  • Set 3 Speed Sounds at 10.30 am and again at 1.30 pm

 

Today's story - Cinderella’s Bum

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Mandy's story time - The tiger who came to tea - By Judith Kerr

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Please contact Mandy directly through email. I would love to see some of the great things you are doing with your children, send photo's and I will print them to keep their learning journals up to date.  If you have any questions or concerns just email and I will try to answer every day.

Please email: steppingstones@knowle-plymouth.co.uk

Stepping Stones Pre-School joined Knowle Primary School in April 2019 after a positive long standing relationship between the two settings for nearly 25 years.  Ofsted has judged Stepping Stones Pre-School as 'Outstanding' for the past ten years.  

 

Our aim is to provide a happy, caring, safe and stimulating environment where children can learn through play. Developing their skills inclusive of the seven areas of learning, which are: personal, social and emotional, physical, communication and language, literacy, mathematics, understanding the world and expressive arts and design.

We encourage you to work closely and alongside us in partnership. This will enable us to achieve the best for your child. It is important we all build upon your child’s skills and encourage them at home with a positive attitude and self-discipline.

We are fully committed to our Equal Opportunities Policy. We openly welcome children from any area. There is a waiting list available to everybody and when a vacancy arises at the time your child/children reach the age of two or over, we will contact you. This will have a start date, registration, contract, medical, consent forms and shared planning which should be returned to us immediately.

You are always welcome to visit us at any time and stay with your child/children for as long as you feel is necessary.

I hope this experience will be happy and successful for everyone. Looking forward to getting to know you, your children and family.

 

  • We are registered with Ofsted to provide care for children aged two to five years in Knowle Primary Foundation Area.  Session times are mornings 8.30am to 11.30am, afternoons 12.15pm -15.15pm and all day 8.30am - 15.15pm.
  • We offer 30 hours childcare to eligible parents. 
  • We offer Me2 funding for parents who fit the criteria.
  • The term after your child is 3 funding is available for all.
  • We are an inclusive Pre-school with admissions made regardless of racial origin, cultural grouping, gender, family background or disability.
  • Through working with Parents/Carers we will make every effort to include family routines and values within the care we provide.

 

 

Pre-school staff

Mandy Hogden

Manager Early Years Senco(*) Child protection

Worked in childcare for over 33 years. Nursery, Pre-school, Fostering, Family Education, and Childminding.

Level 4 Childcare, learning and development

 

Julie Lockley

Deputy Manager Early Years Senco(*)

Worked in childcare for 26 years, having trained at Stepping Stones.

Level 3 Diploma in pre-school practice

 

Tracey Cole

Early Years Practitioner 

Worked in childcare for 26 years, having trained at Stepping Stones.

Level 3 Diploma in pre-school practice

 

Rachael Tucker

Early Years Practitioner Health and Safety

Worked in childcare for 10 years, having trained at Stepping Stones.

Level 3 Childcare, learning and development

 

Sarah Preston

Early Years Practitioner 

Worked in childcare for 6 years, having trained as an apprentice at Stepping Stones. 

Level 3 Childcare, learning and development

 

Class Dojo
  • Caterpillars: 344
  • Butterflies: 364
  • Dragonflies: 578
  • Hedgehogs: 323
  • Squirrels: 515
  • Badgers: 760
  • Foxes: 597
  • Otters: 468
  • Kingfishers:
  • Woodpeckers: 296
  • Falcons: 213
  • Kestrels: 569
Class Attendance
  • Caterpillars 93.3%
  • Butterflies 83.7%
  • Dragonflies 93.6%
  • Hedgehogs 94.3%
  • Squirrels 96.2%
  • Badgers 98.3%
  • Foxes 89.7%
  • Otters 94.6%
  • Kingfishers 94.4%
  • Woodpeckers 91.9%
  • Falcons 95.3%
  • Kestrels 92%
Overall Attendance: 0
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