Helpston Playhouse – Weekly Update 23rd April 2021

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Dear Parents / Carers

IMPORTANT: For up to date Government information on What Parents need to know , please use this link: 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 (

Playhouse Activities This Week This week we have been busy planting pumpkin seeds. We have been experimenting with musical instruments. Our theme this week has been caterpillars:  we have created our own caterpillars and we have used our Very Hungry Caterpillar story sack. We have also had lots of fun creating obstacle courses.

Forest School – In Forest school this week we read I am a Bee and learnt how important bees are. We made flower cakes, we looked at honey and we also made our own sugar syrup. 

Playhouse Activities Next Week – Next week our theme will be bees and honey.

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.

Sunscreen & Hats – With the weather staring to warm up please can you bring in a sun hat for your child. On warm sunny days please can you apply sunscreen/lotion before your child comes into the Playhouse in the morning. We will re-apply it at midday before we venture outside. Thank you.

Healthy Start Vouchers –
Our Early Years Team has asked us to share the following link with you with regards to the Healthy Start Vouchers. These are currently being promoted by Marcus Rashford and his team. Please take a look to see if you qualify for this support:
Applying for Healthy Start – Get help to buy food and milk (Healthy Start)

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

Have a lovely weekend! Stay safe and well!

Kind regards
The Playhouse Team