Helpston Playhouse – Weekly Update 26th March 2021

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Dear Parents / Carers

IMPORTANT NEW: The Government has updated information on What Parents need to know , please use this link to access the updated information: What parents need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during COVID-19 – GOV.UK (
Here is a link to the latest guidance from the Government, just in case you need it: National lockdown: Stay at Home – GOV.UK (

A few words from Lucy: Thank you to everyone on working together and following the Covid guidelines, social distancing and wearing your face coverings. We really appreciate your efforts and support. We wish you a fabulous Easter, eat lots of chocolate and we will see you on Tuesday 13th April 2021.

Playhouse Activities This Week This week we have busy learning about the Christian story of Easter. We have created some Easter wreaths and chicks. We have eaten some delicious Easter cakes after our Easter egg hunt around the garden (kindly made by Lucy’s daughter, Harmony). We have also been learning about Down syndrome and we created our own blue and yellow handprints and a large group love heart to highlight our support for Down’s Syndrome week.

Forest School – In Forest school this week we read Spikes Nest and talked about the birds laying eggs. The children built nests for their woolly birds using sticks and leaves from the garden, just like real birds. The nests looked so cosy. The children then helped to build a wooden bird house, using hammers and nails. We talked about safety and how to use the tools. We listened to the birds and sang bird songs.

Playhouse Activities Next Term – Next term we will be looking at life cycles, and the Hungry Caterpillar story.

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. For April we are going to learn:   more

Sound of the Week – Our sound of the Week will be confirmed when we return after Easter.

Helpston Toddler Group –
Our Helpston Toddler group is back up and running! We’re on Facebook, so please take a look You can reserve your space for our first session on Thursday April 15th at 9.15am in the village hall. The group will run until 10.30am. To reserve your space, book your tickets at:

Springtime Fun – The winners of the Springtime Fun competitions have been decided, theses were such difficult decisions, the entries from your children have been amazing! Well done to everyone taking part. Thank you too for all for your support, we hope you and your family enjoyed being creative. We will let you know how your fundraising money will be spent in due course.

Helpston Playhouse Facebook Page – Our Committee would like to update our Facebook page. If you have any comments or praise that you’d like to pass on regarding COVID life at the playhouse, we would love to hear from you.

Have a lovely Easter! Stay safe and well and we will see you on Tuesday 13th April 2021!

Kind regards
The Playhouse Team