WEEKLY BULLETIN – 16 MAY 2019

Dear Parents and Carers, Thank you all for coming along and joining in so enthusiastically with the Bear Hunt yesterday. The children really enjoyed acting out this favourite story. The event was made even better by this gorgeous weather and Rachel playing her violin. Do look at the photos on our plasma screen when you are passing the office. INTERNATIONAL DAY LUNCH Saturday 18th May 12.30-2.30pm. This is an opportunity to come along and enjoy celebrating different countries and cultures. There is going to be Irish dancing and Chinese poetry reading as well as other stalls/events including a guest appearance with Roy and Charlie – our Homerton dog – doing some tricks! If you would like to come to the International Day lunch and haven’t yet handed in your form please remember to do so as soon as possible. Please also remember to make a dish to share on the day which should not contain any nuts. Really Wheelie event on Wednesday 12th June 9.00-10.30 am and 1.00-2.00 pm – This is a really fun event for children to bring in a wheeled toy of some description – bike, trike, scooter or pram and do a sponsored event around the garden with it. We will need parent volunteers to help so if you are free on the 12th and can help out please add your name to the sign-up sheet outside of your classroom. Wandlebury Trips are on Wednesday 26th June for the Nursery and Friday 28th June for the Nest. Letters about the trip are coming out shortly and again we need parent volunteers as we have to...

Weekly Bulletin – 3 April 2019

Homerton Weekly Bulletin 3rd April 2019 Dear Parents and Carers, Easter Raffle Many thanks to all those who bought tickets for our Easter Raffle today. We will be putting up a sign letting you know how much was raised towards the end of the week.  All proceeds are going towards buying more Core Stories for the children to enjoy sharing. Charlie You may have noticed that Charlie, our lovely Homerton dog has not been here this week. He is now 11, which is quite old for a German Shepherd, and is going into semi-retirement, enjoying a bit more time at home with Roy and family. He will however be back at Homerton on special occasions. One of these occasions is our International Day Lunch on 18th May when he will be putting on a dog show for us. International Day Lunch 18th May 12.30-2.30pm We are having an International day lunch which you are all warmly invited to on Saturday 18th May.  Please put the date in your diaries. If you are able to can you bring a dish, which can be served cold, to share (no nuts please), in order to celebrate with us food from around the world. We will also have some stalls and a dog show! Astro Turf During the holidays we are very excited to be having our astro turf replaced so when you come back after Easter do take a look at the garden. Institute of Education project After Easter we are having a student from the Institute of Education, in London, working with us on her research project looking into gender and...

Weekly Bulletin 28 March 2019

Homerton Weekly Bulletin 28th March 2019 Dear Parents and Carers, Thank you all for attending our Eggstravaganza event yesterday. It is a great way to share some of what we do at Homerton with you and we were lucky enough to have good weather. Next week the children will be doing some Easter singing on Wednesday and enjoying a hot cross during their session times. We are also having an EASTER RAFFLE on Wednesday.  You can see the wonderful prizes to be won out on the table in the corridor.  Many thanks to all who have donated towards this and to Tracey for doing all the organisation and wrapping. Please come ready to buy raffle tickets at £1.00 a strip on Wednesday. The proceeds from the raffle are to be spent on buying more core books for the Centre including books by some of the children’s favourite authors – Julia Donaldson, Jill Murphy and Oliver Jeffers. A couple of comments in the parent survey asked why the Centre is a mobile free zone.   We do this in order that children are kept safe and photos of them cannot be taken.  If you do need to use your mobile phone then please do so outside the Centre. Diary date reminders Wednesday 3rd April – Easter Raffle – proceeds to go towards buying Core Books. Easter holiday – the centre closes at the end of the day on Friday 5 April and reopens on Tuesday 23 April. Please note we are running a …. Holiday club Monday 8th– Friday 12th April please speak to Mel, or the office staff, to book...

Weekly Bulletin – 21 March 2019

Homerton Weekly Bulletin 21st March 2019 Dear Parents and Carers, The children have continued enjoying watching our chicks grow this week.  They have visited each class and children have had the chance both to draw, and hold, them. They will be returning to the farm, at the end of the week, unless any family particularly wants to have them…please let me know as soon as possible if you are interested in having chickens? Children who were here on Monday were treated to an Irish dancing display by children from St Alban’s and St Bede’s Schools.  Thank you to Bernie and Helena Cafferkey for organising this for us. If anyone is interested in Irish dancing classes, for their children, then please chat to Bernie  in West Room, who runs a group after school on a Thursday at St. Albans School next to the Catholic Church. We have shared parent comments from the survey with our Curriculum Committee. Some of the main comments were about food, which I have passed on to our catering company, and also about using a day to day on-line reporting systems for parents such as ‘Tapestry’.  The Curriculum Committee, and staff, feel that systems, such as Tapestry, maybe very reassuring for parents but can take up a lot of time during the session which might be better spent playing with, and teaching, the children. If you do want to know more about your child’s days at Homerton then please do talk to class staff.  We will also try to use the plasma screen in the entrance hall more frequently so you can see photos of daily...

Weekly Bulletin – 15 March 2019

Homerton Weekly Bulletin 15 March 2019 Dear Parents and Carers, It has been an exciting week here at the Homerton with the arrival of the eggs which are now turning into chicks in our Library area.  Do go and have a look at them with your children if you get the chance – they will be with us until Friday of next week…Michelle and her family are kindly looking after them over the weekend. For those children who are in the Centre on Monday we have an Irish dancing group coming, from St Alban’s and St Bede’s Schools, to perform for us in the Rainbow Room. This is part of our St Patrick’s Day celebration. Thank you to Bernie Cafferkey for organising this for us. Just a final reminder that we do go out in all weather’s here at Homerton so please could children have suitable wet/cold weather clothing and spare clothes in bags on their pegs – many thanks. Diary date reminders Teacher trainees from the Faculty of Education will be with us in the Centre for a week from 18  – 22 March.  The students may ask you if you are willing to be interviewed for a ‘pen portrait’ study of your child. Parent and Child Eggstravaganza Event around our garden – Wednesday 27 March.  Please allow an extra 20-30 minutes at drop off time on this day to go and learn all about life – cycles and eggs with your children. Easter holiday – the centre closes at the end of the day on Friday 5 April and reopens on Tuesday 23 April.  Please note we...
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