Helpston Playhouse – Weekly Update 12th March 2021

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Dear Parents / Carers

IMPORTANT: Here is a link to the latest guidance from the Government, just in case you need it: National lockdown: Stay at Home – GOV.UK (
Rapid Covid-19 Home Testing Kits – These kits are now available to all households with school-age children. Please see the attached flyer for more information on how to obtain the kits.

Playhouse Activities This Week
There has been a variety of weather this week and we have made the most of them all. We’ve been watching the clouds move in the wind and we’ve been enjoying the glorious sunshine. We have found lots of ladybirds in our garden and we have been hunting for worms under the logs.

This week the beans have been amazing, and the children have loved watching them grow so quickly. Some children have started to take their beans home. The children have spent time creating a surprise for Sunday, all their own work!

We did some lovely roller art this week, which needed the children’s wellies as it got very messy! Please remember we have the wellie rack where you can leave your child’s wellies for rain and messy play.

Forest School – In Forest school this week we continued to explore the weather. The children used the ribbons to see how the wind blew them about. We talked about high and low, slow and fast. Sometimes we had to wait for the gusts of wind. The children played with the pipes; they used cones and conkers to roll them down the pipes, sometimes they stopped and got stuck, the children used great problem-solving skills. What a wonderful windy day.

Playhouse Activities Next Week – Next week we will be starting some Easter activities and we will be looking at the new season.

Safer Sleep Week – Next week is Safer Sleep week, if you have a baby, please tale a look, there’s some great information in this pack.

Reminder – Cold Weather – It’s still very cold & we like to enjoy the outdoors as much as possible. Please can you make sure your child has a warm coat, hat and especially gloves. We’ve had lots of chilly hands this week. Thank you.                                                                                                           

Any help? – Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you need any support, ideas or just a chat we are always available.

Monthly Makaton Sign – Just a reminder, we are going to have a monthly Makaton sign to learn. Here is our top tip .. Remember to sign and say the word together. Go slow and show. This month we are going to learn: Mummy & Daddy
Sound of the Week – Our sound of the Week will be ‘h’. We will use resources from the playhouse as we are not yet able to accept items from home.

Can you Help? Fundraising Matching Schemes – This is a really difficult time for all charities as we can’t carry our out normal fundraising events but, we are thinking about what we can do at this time.  Does your employer take part in a Fundraising matching scheme? If they do and you are happy to approach your manager, boss, team leader, please can you get in touch with us, we would love to hear from you.

Springtime Fun Activities – If you are taking part in our Springtime Fun Activities the Easter Trail letters will be displayed from Saturday 13th March 2021. If you would like your child to join in, there’s still time … please let us know and make your payment into our bank account with the Reference: Fun (surname). If you have not yet paid, please can you make your payment as soon as possible. Thank you.

Have a lovely weekend! Stay safe and well!
Kind regards
The Playhouse Team