OOSC – Weekly Update 12th November 2021

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Dear Parents / Carers

This Week – It was an exciting Wednesday evening in OOSC, we had a visit from Chris from Zoolab with some of his animals. The children were able to hold and stroke a gecko, snake, rat, millipede, cockroach, and tarantula. They asked lots of questions about these and other exotic animals. A huge thank you to Chris for sharing his knowledge and animals with us. Throughout the week we have had a Moroccan theme. We smelt spices and used these in our playdough. The mud kitchen was used to make mint tea and spicy Moroccan ‘food’. We also made spiral snakes. We listened to lovely Moroccan music.

Here’s how Lacey described the visit form Zoolab: When Zoolab came to Helpston Playhouse everyone was so excited to hold some animals. We got to hold snakes, cockroaches, rats and lots more!

Next Week – Next week we will be going to Harry Potter World and this will be our theme for the week. We’ll be including all the activities below, along with Harry Potter colouring and word searches!

Monday – we will be making magic potions and broom sticks
Tuesday – we will be making and decorating a Hedwig the Owl biscuit and making a mini Harry Potter family using tubes
Wednesday – we will play pin the glasses on Harry and we’ll be making the origami paper fortune tellers to find out which House the children are in
Thursday – we will be building the Hog Warts Express
Friday – we will play charades Harry Potter style

Slapped Cheek Syndrome – Just to let you know that we have a case of slapped cheek within the Playhouse, this is quite common in children and is a viral infection. Please take extra care if you are pregnant or have a weakened immune system. Here is the link to the NHS website if you would like further information. Slapped cheek syndrome – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

Committee – Christmas Raffle – Here is a message from our committee: We are currently organising a Christmas raffle, if any parents/careers work for businesses, own a business or know of a business that would be willing to donate a raffle prize, please get in touch. We would be incredibly grateful.

Nearly New Sale – Don’t forget to contact Rachel Higginbotham or Alexa Hall if you are interested in their Nearly New Sale being held on 13th November. Please feel free to pop in to have a look .. early Christmas gifts!!

Books – Books make great presents! Our local Scholastic books lady, Tammy Fitzjohn, is very kindly donating 10% of all sales to Helpston Playhouse and Out of School Club! Christmas is fast approaching, and it’s always an excellent time to buy lovely books as presents. Tammy will be displaying a select number of books next week for parents to browse in the Playhouse garden – details to follow. Please follow this link to browse and to make any purchases by 30th November 2021: https://book-parties.scholastic.co.uk/party/helpston-preschool

Have a lovely weekend and stay safe!
Kind regards
The Playhouse Team