Monthly Archives: October, 2017

Half-term Fun

Here are a few ideas for half-term activities and fun things to do;

The Owl and the Pussycat
Combining stunning classical ballet, storytelling and beautiful costumes, this is a bite-sized humorous adaptation of the original Edward Lear poem designed specifically for young audiences.
The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, 56 East Street, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 1BS
21 Oct 2017, 11am

‘Stick Man’ Live On Stage
Touching, funny and utterly original, Scamp Theatre’s delightful adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s STICK MAN.
New Theatre Royal, 20-24 Guildhall Walk, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2DD
23 Oct 2017 – 24 Oct 2017, 2:30pm
Standard: £15 / Concession: £13 / Family: £50

Crafty’s Creepy Castle – Trick or Treat Show
A family show particularly suitable for 2-7 year olds Where?
New Theatre Royal, 20-24 Guildhall Walk, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2DD
26 Oct 2017, 2pm – 3pm
Standard: £13 / Concession: £12 / Family: £45

Ensonglopedia of Science
Experience this one hour whirlwind journey through everything (well, nearly everything…) there is to know about science!
The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, 56 East Street, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 1BS
28 Oct 2017, 11.30am and 2.30pm
£8, £7 for 4 or more

For more information on the above and other activities please copy and paste the link below;

Army Medical Services Museum, Keogh Barracks, Ash Vale, Aldershot, Hampshire, GU12 5RQ

This museum tells the story of military medicine, nursing, dental and veterinary science from about 1660 until the present day. It houses not only military uniforms, medals and equipment but also medical equipment and apparatus dating from 1715. There are also military ambulances, an Ambulance Train Ward Coach and a WWI Horse Drawn Ambulance.

A main attraction is the carriage used by Florence Nightingale during her time in the Crimea.

Open Jan – Dec

Admission is Free.

Tel: 01252 340 212
Fax: 01252 340 332

-Read a story together
-Learn a song together
-Make a cake
-Play a board game
-Make a puppet from a paper bag or old sock
-Put some music on and dance together, or do exercises together
-Paint some pasta and string it together to make some pasta jewellery
-Make up a counting in 2s, 5s and 10s rap
-Practice learning your address and telephone number off by heart
-Make some play dough together (recipe below)

How to make play dough;
1 cup plain flour
half cup salt
2 tablespoons cream of tartar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup water with food coluring added
1 teaspoon vanilla essence (makes it smell nicer)
Put all the ingredients into a large saucepan and stir over a medium heat until the dough forms into a ball. Allow to cool, then knead until smooth. Store in an airtight container.

Hope you have fun!

Tips for Talking for Parents and Carers

Are you worried about your child? Are you finding it hard to ask the right questions without making things worse? The Schools in Mind network has produced a new resource to help parents and carers start conversations about their emotions, feelings and general mental health. Please copy and paste the link below for extra information and helpful advice;

Home alone? Going out alone?

I often get asked by parents what age are children allowed to be left alone on their own, or go out on their own for the first time? There are no legal set ages but lots of things need to be taken in to consideration, for example, is your child mature enough to be able to cope if there was a problem or emergency? Will they act responsibly?
The following leaflets by the NSPCC may be a helpful guide to help you in your decision making;
1. Staying home alone-

2. Going out alone-

I hope you find them useful.

Tricia Pelling

Pastoral Lead