Weekly Bulletin – 8 March 2019

Homerton Weekly Bulletin 8 March 2019 Dear Parents and Carers, A very big thank you to all of you who baked, and bought cakes, and to Tracey’s sister Sharon for running the stall. The cake stall raised a fantastic £190.90 which we have already planned to spend on improving our outside book area. We are going to buy a couple of extra-large bean bag type seats for the children to enjoy sharing stories on. We are also buying some of the Julia Donaldson stories which the children love – to add to our range of Core Stories. I hope you have heard the good news that Maintained Nursery Schools, such as Homerton, have now had their funding extended to July 2020. This is a direct result of all the support you gave to us by signing the Save Nursery School petition recently. There will be a further announcement about our funding beyond July 2020 after the Autumn Spending Review….and Brexit! Again a big thank you for all your support with this. This week the children have all been enjoying pancakes and sharing the Mr Wolf story that we mentioned in the Newsletter. Rinchen, one of our parent governors, has been working on the more exciting format for the Newsletter for us – so thank you to her and I hope you all enjoyed reading it. Just a reminder should you want any advice on parenting issues such as Tantrums, potty training etc there are:- Family Worker Drop – In sessions being run on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month 10.30-12.00 at:- The Peacock Centre, Brookfields Hospital, 351...

Weekly Bulletin – 14 February 2019

Dear Parents and Carers Happy Valentine’s Day …The classrooms are full of heart shaped painting, gluing and sticking activities, which makes everywhere look very colourful. We seem to have had quite a busy half term with lots of fun activities for the children. We are currently continuing parent consultations and Felicity is in the process of re-arranging hers for the East Blue class.  Thank you to all those who have completed parent surveys  – if you have not already done one then please could you collect one from the office.  The survey provides us with a really useful way of evaluating the Centre, and is an opportunity for us to make improvements based on your comments. The survey is anonymous and can be posted back to us in the box in the entrance. Diary date reminders Half Term holiday Monday 18th – Friday 22nd February.  Please note we are running a …. Holiday club Monday 18th– Friday 22nd February please speak to Mel, or the office staff. Holiday club is also open to siblings up to the age of 8 if that is useful for you. Training Day Monday 25th February – Centre closed for staff training on ‘Planning in the Moment’. Term restarts on Tuesday 26th February. Best wishes for a very happy Half Term Alex and all the Homerton Staff...

Weekly Bulletin 8 February 2019

Dear Parents and Carers, Thank you to all the parents, and staff, across the Centre who have made Chinese New Year come alive for the children this week in so many different ways. We have had wonderful Chinese fan dancing, and napkin spinning, which looked beautiful and was a lot of fun for the children – do have a look at the photos on the screen as you come into Homerton. Classes have also been learning how to write Chinese characters, and numbers, and we have had lots of making and eating, of noodles and spring rolls…as well as a few sweeter treats! Classes are really looking so colourful and bright and many have dragons, created by the children hanging from the ceiling. Just a reminder from last week there are:- Family Worker Drop In Sessions on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month 10.30-12.00 at:- The Peacock Centre, Brookfields Hospital, 351 Mill Rd, Cambridge CB1 3UG. Do go along if you want any parenting, or other advice, or alternatively speak to me, or Fran Crouch in East Room, who has lots of previous experience as a family worker running parenting courses. If you have any concerns about your child’s speech or language development there are also drop in sessions to see Speech Therapists across Cambridgeshire – please ask at the Office for times. Diary date reminders Half Term holiday Monday 18th – Friday 22nd February. Please note we are running a …. Holiday club Monday 18th- Friday 22nd February please speak to Mel, or the office staff, to book a place for holiday club. We only have...

Weekly Bulletin – 1 February 2019

Dear Parents and Carers, We have had a very exciting week here at Homerton with our guest storyteller, Marion Leeper, telling ‘Stories in the Dark’, in her beautiful tent which just fitted into the Library! The snow has also been enjoyed by all, and lots of children have been sliding down the hills at Homerton on tin trays.  One class also managed visits to the allotment which was looking really magical.   Next week we have Sissi’s Mum, from East Room, kindly doing a Chinese dance show for us all in the Rainbow Room – your children may well talk about this event to celebrate Chinese New Year. There are also plans to cook lots of noodles in classes, and share Chinese stories.   A big thank you to Felicity and Helen for delivering their writing workshop, last week, which was a really interesting and informative session – if you have any questions about your child and writing please speak to class staff, or go and see Felicity in East Room.   Family Worker Drop – In sessions are being run on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month 10.30-12.00 at:- The Peacock Centre, Brookfields Hospital, 351 Mill Rd, CB1 3UG. Do go along if you want any parenting, or other advice, or alternatively speak to me, or Fran Crouch in East Room, who has lots of previous experience as a family worker running parenting courses.   A FINAL PLEA ..Please do keep your children at home if they feel unwell as we have had a lot of sickness this week and it has spread quickly, both to...

Homerton Weekly Bulletin – January 21 2019

Homerton Weekly Bulletin January 21st 2019 Dear Parents and Carers, Goldilocks and the Three Bears is this half term’s core book and the children are busy acting out the story as well as enjoying making and eating lots of porridge with different toppings. The children will also be getting to know a variety of other ‘Once Upon a Time’, stories this half term. The structure of these simple tales helps children learn about how to write their own stories which staff are scribing for them. If you would like to find out about how children start to write themselves then please do come along to this week’s Writing Workshops on Wednesday– see below for more information. A couple requests from us are:- If your child is not feeling well in the morning please try to find a way to keep them at home in order to reduce the spread of illnesses within classes. Please phone the office by 10am if your child is coming in later in the morning and needs a lunch. Thank you to all those parents who park further away and walk rather than parking on our yellow lines. The lines are there to keep all the children safe when crossing the road. Please remember to sign up for parent consultations which are coming up shortly and are a great opportunity to hear about your child’s progress and achievements here at Homerton as well as to discuss any concerns you may have about your child. Diary date reminders Wednesday 23rd January Parent workshop on ‘Children and Writing Development’ at 1.30-2.45pm and again at 7.15-8.30pm.  Do come...
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