Helpston Playhouse – Weekly Update 24th May 2019

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Dear Parents / Carers

Please find below this week’s Weekly Update!

Letter of the Week – Our chosen letter for our next session is ‘h’! Please can your child bring in an item which has a ‘h’.

Makaton – This is a language using signs and symbols; we are going to learn ‘Cat & Dog’

Playhouse Activities This Week – This week we have been looking at the space station and the planets. We have continued with the ‘rocket’ fruit kebabs, everyone has now made one!


Playhouse Activities Next Session – Next week we are going to look at going to school, the summer, new life (animals), this links in nicely to the delivery of our Chicks from Happy Chicks, we will see the chicks hatch and grow. We’ll be busy cooking cheese straws, pizza’s and oat bars.

Sunsafe – with the weather heating up, here is a link to a great website for keeping sun safe: Here are their FIVE S’S OF SUN SAFETY:

  1. SLIP on a t-shirt
  2. SLOP on SPF 30+ broad spectrum UVA sunscreen
  3. SLAP on a broad brimmed hat
  4. SLIDE on quality sunglasses
  5. SHADE from the sun whenever possible

Dates for your Diary – Here are a few dates for your diary:
3rd – 9th June – Child Safety Week
18th June from 9.00am – 10.00am Stay & Play sessions
Week commencing 24th June Happy chicks arrive
27th June from 9.00am – 10.00am Stay & Play sessions Parents, carers and Grandparents are welcome to our Stay & Play sessions, you have the opportunity for an insight into your child’s day.

Nursery Rhymes – The importance of Nursery Rhymes. This is a great idea for you to share with your child this half term.

Here are some ways nursery rhymes can benefit your child.

Repetition of rhyme and rhythm can help children too…

  • 1 Develop language and literacy skills


Nursery rhymes are a child’s first experience with words.

  • 2 Develop communication skills


Helps them learn new vocabulary or numeracy.

  • 3 Enhances physical development


When actions are linked to words in the nursery rhyme, it helps boost motor skills and improves rhythm and movement.

  • 4 Helps develop cognitive skills


Improves memory, concentration, spatial intelligence, and thinking skills.

  • 5 Enhances individual development


Music helps develop better self-control, higher self-esteem and confidence, such as when learning the nursery rhyme through activities with peers.

We have a Nursery rhyme bag and puppets you can borrow, please ask a member of Staff.

How many Nursery Rhymes can you remember from your childhood? Share them with you child and make it fun!

Half Term – We would love to see what you have been up to in the holiday. Please add any photo’s to Tapestry. Thank you. We still have lots of pumpkin seeds available. Please ask Lucy if you would like to grow some.

Have a lovely weekend!
Kind regards
The Playhouse Team