OOSC – Weekly Update 26th November 2021

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Dear Parents / Carers

This Week – We had a sensory theme in OOSC this week with lots of various activities. The children made and played with lavender playdough and we attempted to make our own slime with varying success! We had a ‘car wash’ with hot chocolate – not very clean but a lot of fun! The children had to find items hidden in ice and had a go at building 3D structures with spaghetti and marshmallows. Throughout the week we also tie-dyed socks which, when dry, the children will be bringing home. Thank you to Poppy for starting to decorate our tree!

Next Week –
Next week our theme of the week will be ‘Christmas around the world’, we have lots of activities planned. Woodwork will be available all week.

Monday – We will be decorating the Christmas tree and the Playhouse with ivy, a tradition from Zimbabwe. There will be a post office role play and we’ll be making gingerbread men.
Tuesday – We will be conducting a magic milk experiment; we’ll be making dolly pegs in Christmas costumes from around the world. We have the board out ready to play and the post office role play.
Wednesday – We will be practicing our xmas wrapping techniques as we wrap boxes for our Christmas display. We will be decorating Christmas baubles. We will have chess and knex available.
Thursday – We will be starting our salt dough decorations so they will be ready to decorate the following week. We will also have a hairdresser, shoe shop and post office role play.
Friday – We will continue with our salt dough decorations and post office. We will have the wooden blocks out ready for construction building. We will be playing card games.

Outside activities all week: swing ball, scooters, darts, and an obstacle course. There will be connect 4, giant Duplo, the mud kitchen, construction vehicles and Meccano along with our role play tray.

Committee – Christmas Raffle – Please see attached a flyer from our Committee for our Christmas Raffle, there are some amazing prizes to be won!!!

Reminder: 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

Reminder: Committee – Amazon – If you use Amazon for any of you shopping, please consider helping us by shopping on AmazonSmile at https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/1024507-0. For every eligible purchase Amazon donates to Helpston Playhouse & Under Fives Pre-School, at no cost to you.

Reminder: Barnado’s Christmas Appeal – Our Early Years Team from Peterborough City Council have started their Christmas Gift Appeal for vulnerable children and families living across Peterborough and South Fenland (March, Chatteris & Whittlesey). We know this year is looking even tougher on families than even last year and they aim to ensure every child and their siblings referred to the Early Tears Team receive Christmas gifts. Distribution of gifts will start from Monday 13th December. Please take a look at the attached poster or Visit Barnardo’s Child & Family Centre Wish List at: https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/C5O9223R5Q3H/ref=hz_ls_biz_ex

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