Helpston Playhouse – Weekly Update 24th September 2021

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Dear Parents / Carers

Playhouse Activities This Week – We had a beautiful walk on Monday picking conkers, we did really well crossing the road and observing all the different environmental sounds. There have been some amazing structures built this week. Charlie worked very hard on building his house. There have been some lovely smells made by the children making shortbread. The children have added more spikes to our hedgehog using the woodwork tools, hammering nails into the top.

Forest School – In Forest school this week we went on a walk to hunt for conkers. We also read Leafman and created our own leaf people using natural resources that we found on our walk and in our garden.

Playhouse Activities Next Week – Next week we will carry on with the shortbread to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to make some. We will be Leaf printing and making Autumn crowns.

Home activity – Each week we are going to share a new activity for you to carry out with your child. This week is called ‘Living is learning-washing the dishes’. All the information you need will be on Tapestry so please take a look and have fun!!  We would love to hear about your experiences, please update Tapestry, your child’s keyworker or a member of staff, it would be lovely to hear all about it.

If you access Tapestry on a mobile device, you may not see all the available information, please use a laptop and access via the website browser.

COVID – Reminder – The Government guidelines confirm that Lateral Flow tests should not be carried out on children under 5 years old. Should your child develop symptoms (high temperature, a new continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste), please follow the stay at home guidance, book a PCR test by visiting or by phoning 119 and let us know as soon as possible.

Roarstars Richard from Roarstars will be visiting the Playhouse every Wednesday from 11.00am. Richard creates stories which are based around a variety of different movements. Richard has lots of energy and creates positive early experiences in sport.

Dates for your Diary – Here are a few upcoming dates for your diary:
10th November – Zoolab will be visiting the Playhouse with a variety of animals from 1.30pm.
8th December – We will be visiting St Botolph’s church
28th February 2022 – Happy Chicks arrive

Committee Update – Halloween Party – Helpston Playhouse & Helpston Toddlers will be holding a Halloween costume Party on Sunday 31st October, please see the attached flyer for more information. Please let us know if you would like a ticket, it’s £2.50 per child and payment can be made by bacs into our Playhouse account.

Any help? –
Please do not hesitate to speak to staff if you have any concerns or would just like a catch up, we are always available.

Have a lovely weekend!
Kind regards
The Playhouse Team