Helpston Playhouse – Weekly Update 13th March 2020

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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 ‘x’! Please can your child bring in an item which has an ‘x’.

Makaton – Our chosen sign will be ‘Stop’.

Playhouse Activities This Week – This week we have celebrated the Hindu Festival of Colour, Holi. We have also started our Mother’s and Grandmother’s day activities.

Playhouse Activities Next Week – Next week is Down Syndrome Awareness week and we will be talking to the children about difference and embracing ‘how we are all different’. On Wednesday we will be visiting the Library bus.


Forest School – You are invited to stay and share with your child at a Forest School session; please add your name to the ‘Sign up’ sheet in the cloakroom. We hope you can join us! This week we read superworm and looked at the different types of bugs. We looked at differences and similarities. We all went on a bug hunt around the garden, comparing the habitats of the bugs. Where do they like to live? Then we made a bug house to take home to help look after them. Please share your bug pictures with us!

Literacy – This week we would like you to be a role model; Please can you let your child see you reading a book, magazine or newspaper instead of an ipad or phone! 

Easter Fayre – Just a reminder that we need your help to make our Easter Fayre a success; the funds raised benefit OOSC and Preschool.

Coronavirus – Please watch out for additional communications concerning the Coronavirus. We are in regular contact with John Clare to ensure we have a coordinated approach. We are encouraging the children to cough into their arm; wash their hands for 20 seconds &/or singing Happy Birthday! If your child has a cough &/or a temperature of 37.8C, self-isolate for 7 days and let us know.

Diary Dates – Here are a few dates for your dairy.
W/c 12th April – Christian Celebration – Easter
W/c 21st April – Islamic Celebration – Ramadan & Stay & Play Week

Peterborough Early Years Team – Please see the attached information from the Peterborough Early Years Team, they have some great drop-in sessions! Please take a look at what’s on offer in our local area.

Have a lovely weekend!
Kind regards
The Playhouse Team