Stepping Stones

                                    Stepping Stones Pre-School
 
We have a Pre School on our school site called Stepping Stones. For further information regarding your child who is currently at Stepping Stones or if you would like to enquire about your child starting at Pre School, please call the Manager Cathy Price on Tel. 01752 401300.
Email:  steppingstones@elburton.plymouth.sch.uk
Spring
During our Spring Term, the children are learning all about living things and are enjoying taking care of and observing the changes and growth in all living things.
Themes
The children enjoy learning and participating in a variety of themes throughout the Pre-School environment.  We recently had some wonderful creations from the children for our Easter Bonnet Competition.
Garden
The children enjoy quality time in the garden, where they are free to explore in a safe and secure environment and access all areas in all weather conditions, gaining independence by helping to put on their own wellie boots.
Crafts
The children love being creative and are encouraged to use their own ideas.  They explore using their senses and a variety of materials.
Interactive Whiteboard
Due to the kind generosity of the Co-op and the local community, we are very fortunate to have our own interactive whiteboard.  The children enjoy listening to stories, joining in the weekly Makaton song and playing interactive educational games.  It is also a great research tool which is used to support ideas and themes.
Mark Making
The children are given opportunities throughout the environment to encourage pre-writing skills and strengthen their fine motor skills.
 
Snack
The children enjoy a variety of healthy snacks and there are always at least 2 options to choose from.  They are encouraged to pour their own drinks and spread their own butter and preserves.  During festivals and themed weeks, we offer food and snacks from around the world, eg noodles and sweet chilli sauce.
The Trim Trail
The Rising 5 children visit Elburton Primary School's Trim Trail on a Tuesday Morning, where they are able to use all their equipment in a safe and secure environment.  They love indepently, and with encouragement, accessing all the different activities.