February 2022 Newsletter
Updated: Feb 9
Roberta (General Enquiries): 07535 293 788
Jenny (After School Club and Holiday Club): 07847 479 626 email@example.com
After School Club
Hello and welcome to the first School’s Out newsletter of 2022! We hope you and your children all enjoyed the break. After School Club has gotten off to a great start with the help of some of our new playworkers Phoebe, Alex and Lauren, and fun activities including clay modelling, loom bands and Dodgeball. The changeable weather hasn’t stopped us from making the most of outside, playing on the swings and in the dark with colourful torches.
Elsewhere, children have really enjoyed making all kinds of things using junk modelling, including full size robot costumes, beautiful nails at the “nail salon” and an Avengers Tower complete with heroes and villains. They’ve also been perfecting their colouring, tracing and drawing of Pokémon pictures daily!
February half-term Holiday Club will be running from Henleaze Infant School. We have a fantastic schedule of games, activities and fun planned for the week, all on the theme of When I Grow Up, I Want to Be.... A full breakdown of activities can be found on the Latest Programme page of our website. Days are filling up fast; although we have good availability on Monday and Friday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday have only a few spaces left. Get in there before it’s too late!
Christmas Holiday Club was a resounding success, we all had fun making giant structures with the rods and balls, decorating biscuits with icing and festive treats and sprinkles, entering talent shows and dancing off against each other on the Wii. We also had visits from Santa, made various Christmas crafts and found time to relax with a movie and popcorn.
Please can all parents and carers continue to test their children twice each week to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Check out this website to answer questions parents and players have about video game age ratings, provide advice on how to play games safely and responsibly, and offer families helpful tips to ensure they get the most out of the games they enjoy together: https://www.askaboutgames.com/
What To Say Instead Of "Be careful!"
Help you child foster awareness by saying:
Notice how… these rocks are slippery; that branch is strong…
Do you see… the stinging nettles; your friends nearby?
Try moving… your feet carefully; your hands quickly…
Try using your… hands; feet; arms; legs.
Can you hear… the rushing water; the singing birds; the wind?
Do you feel… stable on that rock; heat from the fire?
Are you feeling… scared; excited; tired; safe?
Help Your Child Problem Solve by Saying:
What’s your plan… if you climb that boulder; cross that log?
What can you use… to get across; for your adventure?
Where will you… put that rock; climb that tree; dig that hole?
How will you… get down; get up; get across?
Who will… be with you; go with you; help you if…?
Who’s Who EYFS Team Edition
At After School Club, we have two brilliant team members who have a special job do to. Gee and Sam are our Early Years keyworkers and their priority at ASC is to help our youngest members settle in each session, play games, talk nonsense, make friends and otherwise have fun together. They also provide an important link between the children’s teachers and their parents, keeping up to date with their interests and development so feel free to ask for a chat anytime!
As an After School Club, we have been focusing on ways in which we unintentionally gender stereotype in our environments and interactions with children. At ASC this can be in ways such as only having pink dressing up clothes for dolls. Outside of school, this can be in ways such as giving different party bags to boys and girls. If you have any ideas on how we can ensure we avoid gender stereotyping or you would like to join this discussion, please let us know.
School’s Out Henleaze Green Credentials
At After School Club and Holiday Club we make a real effort to recycle everything we can. Firstly, we have reduced or eliminated the number of non-recyclables we buy (e.g., glitter), secondly, we reuse what we can through junk modelling and thirdly by separating out rubbish into the council provided bags and boxes. Finally, we aim to compost all food waste. Please let us know if you have any other ideas to help us
Extra-Curricular Clubs and Activities
If your child is attending another club before School’s Out, please can you text the ASC phone, mb: 07847 479 626 and include where and when you would like us to pick up your child. If you would like your child to walk themselves over, we would still like you to tells us where they will be and what time we can expect them at School’s Out. You may also need to discuss this arrangement with the staff at your child’s club.
No Nuts and Sesame
We are a nut-free scheme. When making snacks or packed lunches, do not include any nuts or nut products such as peanut butter, and we have also excluded sesame and sesame products such as houmous. We have children with severe allergies to these foods and sending your child in with them can risk their health.
YOU SAID, WE DID
Each newsletter we will share with you how we have responded to feedback from either an adult or a child. Your feedback is very important to us, and we welcome your comments.
Can we have some different swings? Juniors
We would like a tent to play in! Infants
We replaced the yellow single rope swing with a more comfortable one.
We have provided a new play tent for the children to use for their games.
THANK YOU for your continued support!