Helpston Playhouse – Weekly Update 24th June 2022

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Dear Parents / Carers

COVID – If your child or a family member tests positive for COVID via an LFD or PCR, please can you let us know. Thank you for your help!

Playhouse Activities This Week – This week we have been playing ‘turn taking’ games; the children especially liked the rocket game and ladybird game. The children were very keen to draw their own treasure maps this week using all their own ideas and they were very interested in this activity! Some of the children have enjoyed playing on the interactive Light & Flight Discovery Globe looking at the planet, the different oceans, and countries, we will continue with this theme next week  .

Thank you to everyone who came to the teddy bears picnic, it was lovely to see so many of you and to have a lovely chat and catch up! We hope you enjoyed seeing what a magical time the children have at preschool!

Forest School – In Forest School this week we read The Snail Trail because a snail had a picnic and ate our sunflowers. The children made tea using bags, herbs, and flowers and used their senses to explore colours and smells. The children shared the tea pots and spoons. After mixing the tea some children made a sensory bag and filled it with bay, lemon balm, rosemary, lavender and rose petals. The smell was amazing!

Playhouse Activities Next Week – Next week we will extend the children’s interest in treasure maps and pirates; we’ll have pirate role play, number, and shape hunts around the garden! And the children can create their own treasure maps and treasure chests with junk modelling!

Reminder: Children Leaving for Primary School – Please remember to complete and return your child’s Transition Reports within a couple of days.  Tapestry will be available to download on the 11th July 2022. If you have any problems downloading your child’s Tapestry, please get in touch as soon as possible. Your child’s Tapestry will be deactivated in September, so please make sure you download it if you wish to keep it for your memories.

Reminder: Change in Circumstances – If any of your personal or family circumstances change, please don’t hesitate to let us know so that we can help and support your child.

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.

Reminder: New Joiners – For parents of any of our new joiners to the Playhouse, if there is anything detailed in the Weekly Update that you are not sure about or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Have a lovely weekend!
Kind regards
The Playhouse Team