Helpston Playhouse – Weekly Update 16th April 2021

By April 16, 2021 Uncategorized No Comments

Dear Parents / Carers

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Here is a link to the latest guidance from the Government, just in case you need it: National lockdown: Stay at Home – GOV.UK (

Playhouse Activities This Week This week we have busy learning about lifecycles. We’ve been outside enjoying the weather and hunting ladybirds .. there have been lots of them to see! We have also created some beautiful rainbows. We have also talked about Ramadan.

Forest School – In Forest school this week we looked at a mini beast book. We went on a big hunt to see what we could find. We collected sticks, threaded bands on and weaved natural treasures to make nature sticks. We are going to explore lots of different bugs this term and we will learn how important they are.

Playhouse Activities Next Week – Next week our theme will be caterpillars and we will read the Very Hungry Caterpillar story. We will also start planting.

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 – April’s Makaton sign which we are going to learn is ‘more’. Please have a go at home, remember to sign and say the word together. Go slow and show.

Sound of the Week – Our sound of the Week will be confirmed next week.

Helpston Toddler Group –
Our Helpston Toddler group is back up and running on a Thursday morning. We’re on Facebook, so please take a look.

Literacy Trust – On Monday 19th April, Emma from the National Literacy Trust will be at Ferry Meadows (opposite the information centre) from 10.00am until 1.00pm for an under 5 self-led activity trail. Feel free to pop along and join the activities.

Lateral Flow Testing – All our staff are undertaking Lateral Flow Tests on a twice weekly basis to ensure that our setting is as safe as possible for you and your family.

Indoor footwear – Please can you ensure your child has a pair of slippers, crocks or something similar to wear inside the Playhouse. They don’t need to be new, just something easy to put on while inside.

Unwell Child – If your child is not well, please keep your child at home until he/she is fully recovered but, please call us to let us know that your child won’t be attending.

John Clare Primary – Staff Car Park – Just a reminder and for our new joiners .. the John Clare School Car park is for use by Staff and disabled badge holders only with the following exceptions:

Breakfast Club (Early Bird session): Parents are permitted to use the car park between 7.30am and 8.00am.

OOSC (Out of school Club): Parents are permitted to use the car park after 4.00pm.

Face Coverings –
Unless you are exempt, please wear a face mask when on John Clare School and Playhouse premises.

Have a lovely weekend! Stay safe and well!

Kind regards
The Playhouse Team