OOSC – Weekly Update 12th March 2021

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Dear Parents / Carers
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Testing for COVID – If your child goes for a COVID test, please don’t forget to let us know.
Here is a link to the latest guidance from the Government, just in case you need it: National lockdown: Stay at Home – GOV.UK (www.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.

Your Child’s Wellbeing –
Please can you let us know if there is any change to family circumstances or family routine that may or may not affect your child. Due to our confidentiality agreement this information is not shared with any other party e.g. John Clare School and is just to make sure that we are looking after the wellbeing of your child, especially at this time. We are here to help support you and your family, if you’re not sure, it’s best to let us know. Thank you.

This Week – This week in OOSC our KS1 children used milk cartons to create beautiful fairy houses that they decorated with paints and stickers. They looked amazing! Our older children attempted to make structures using spaghetti and marshmallows. This was more difficult than it sounds, it was great to see the children collaborating with each other – fantastic teamwork took place. We have also used leaves for a variety of crafts this week including painting, printing, shape punching and threading. Our new magnetic dart board has also been a great hit with friendly competitions taking place amongst our KS2 children.
Next Week – Next week we will be carrying out some experiments. If you have an empty kitchen roll please bring it in for one of our activities.

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.

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