Helpston Playhouse – Weekly Update 5th July 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 ‘o’! Please can your child bring in an item which has an ‘o’.

Makaton – This is a language using signs and symbols; we are going to learn ‘no’ / ’stop’

Playhouse Activities This Week – This week we have had lots of water play due to the hot weather. We’ve been caring for the chicks, the children have loved having them in the Playhouse .. they’ve watched them grow & have had fun holding them. The chicks are leaving us today and will be off to a new home. We’ve had lots of ‘chick’ craft. We’ve had running races, tennis and dance. We’ve been painting too!

Playhouse Activities Next Session – Next week we are going on our trip, please can you make sure that your child’s lunch is completely disposable, no lunch boxes .. we need to be able to throw everything away after lunch as we do not have the facilities to carry belongings with us. We will be doing lots of activities around our theme of bugs and living creatures.

Rising Fives Photograph – We have arranged with Tempest Photography to pay them by BACS. If you would like to purchase a photo, please ensure you pay £14.00 into our bank account and let me know by email. I will then pay Tempest for you. All orders and payments must be received by 11th July.

Tapestry Rising Fives – We will be sending your child’s Transition Reports home today, or next week if your child is not in today. Please can you sign and return them as soon as possible. We will have your child’s Tapestry updates available for you to download. We won’t be adding any more items onto Tapestry this term, so you can download your child’s information when you are ready. This will be available until September.

 Reminders only … Dates for your Diary – Here are a few dates for your diary:

18th July 1.00pm – 3.15pm Pre-school Party: If your child is not in on this day you can book your child into the Preschool session or you can come in and stay with your child.

19th July 1.45pm – Leavers Parents Only: You are invited into the Playhouse at 1.45pm. Summer Weather – We are really hoping that the sun is here to stay …. Please remember the Sun Safe rules!

New Member of Staff – We are pleased to announce that Yvonne Burgess will be joining us in September. You may see her popping in and out of the Playhouse over the next few weeks. Children attending John Clare will know Yvonne as she sometimes helps during their lunchtimes!

Outdoor Refurbishment – We are also pleased to announce that during the Summer holidays we will be having some exciting work completed in our outdoor area … the drainage issues will be sorted and there will be more paved areas. We’re investing in our Forest school too .. there will be lovely picket fenced area specifically for the forest school and Amanda will be working with the OOSC from September so that they can participate in these activities too! And there’ll be no more mud!!

Have a lovely weekend!

Kind regards
The Playhouse Team