Parents’ Workshop – Thursday 8 May 2018

Parents’ Workshop “Helping Your Child’s Writing” • • Learn how children develop writing skills • Children writing at Homerton • Fun activities to do at home Thursday 3rd May 2018 1.15pm – 2.30pm or 7.15pm – 8.30pm At Homerton Early Years Centre PLEASE DO COME!! Any queries please speak to Felicity Higginson, East Room Homerton Early Years Centre Holbrook Road Cambridge CB1 7ST (01223)...

Weekly Bulletin – 28 March 2018

Dear Parents, I can’t believe we are coming to the end of what has been another busy but exciting term. Hopefully Spring is around the corner and we all wish you a very Happy Easter holiday. Thank you to everyone for coming to enjoy the Eggstavaganza with us, there are some lovely photos of the event on the plasma screen in the entrance. Reminders for the coming term… HOLIDAY CLUB is running from the 9th -13th April…Please see attached leaflet for all the exciting activities that the children will be doing. Monday 16th April – is the start of the Summer Term for us. STAFF – The end of this term sees us saying goodbye to many of our Family work team as they move across to work in their new roles for the County Council or onto other exciting futures. We wish Claire Brackley, Rachel Currie, Cheryl Farrell , Katie Welham and Veronica Spiers all the very best for the future. Suzy Hughes is returning to working more hours for us in the Office and Alison Brazier is rather excitingly having a bit of a career change as she becomes a nanny to a family in her village. Thank you to them all for all their hard work for our Children’s Centre. Lorraine Lindsay, who works as a Lunchtime supervisor, is also leaving us to have a baby and start her new life with her family in London.   LUNCH SUPERVISORS NEEDED – If anyone is interested in joining our friendly lunchtime supervisor team please let the office know – the hours are 11.30-1.00pm. We are looking for...

Weekly Bulletin – 15 March 2018

Dear Parents,   We are in our second week of having eggs/chicks which has been a really great learning experience for the children.  Each class has had the opportunity to have them in their rooms this week and do some lovely observational drawings. Here are a few reminders for the coming weeks… Wednesday 21st March – EGGSTRAVAGANZA  Please allow time at drop off to join your child on a journey round the garden exploring new life . Holiday Club – will be running from Monday 9th – Friday 13th April.  Please collect a form from the office.  Forms must handed in by Wednesday 21st March. MESSY PLAY – We will continue to run Messy Play here on a Tuesday morning 9.15-10.45 from the start of the Summer Term.  Please tell all your friends that this group will be continuing on a term time only basis.  Suzy Hughes in the office is going to run the group for us, but we are also looking for any parent volunteers who might like to help.   Please speak to Suzy in the Office, or Rinchen or Kate who are parent governors from East Room, if you are able to help. FRIDAY FRIENDS will be stopping for the Summer Term but we are hoping to run a music group, or similar, from September 2018.  Again if anyone is able to help with running a music group please speak to Suzy. Parking reminder – Please remember not to park on the yellow lines outside the school which are there for the children’s safety.  The community police officer has been alerted to the problem of parents...

International Day – Saturday 28 April (please see original email for the attachment)

Dear Parents, Carers, Staff and Friends,   We are writing to let you know about a family event next term, on Saturday 28th April, at Homerton to celebrate the wide range of cultures represented at Homerton and to raise some money for Clic Sargent – a cancer charity which has supported members of the Homerton community in their battle against cancer.   Please find attached a poster with information about the event. There will be some children’s activities, entertainment from around the world, as well as food from as many different parts of the world as possible.   What we really need at this stage is your help! We are hoping that you will be able to volunteer to provide a plate (or two!) of snack / finger food from your country / culture or region to share. You may like to work alone or you may wish to work with friends who share your roots and prepare a selection of foods. We hope this will be a fun way for families to get to know each other better and make new friends.   We would be really grateful if you could think about whether you could contribute some food and we will provide details soon of how to sign up and buy tickets for the event.   We look forward to celebrating our rich cultural heritage with you. With many best wishes and thank you for your support, Homerton Early Years Centre  ...

Parent Newsletter 26.2.18

Dear Parents, As I write this the children are having a wonderful time out enjoying the snow falling! Please look at the website or listen to Radio Cambridge for weather updates re school closures if it ends up being very heavy….At this stage the plan is to stay fully open as we have lots of exciting things planned for the coming week! Here are a few of them and some reminders… The staff are putting on a play of Goldilocks as part of our World Book Week celebrations on Tuesday and Thursday. Your children will also be coming home with a book token to take to the local bookshop and spend. Dance-a-thon Wednesday 28th February. The parent governors are organising a day of physical activity and dancing for the school – see posters on classroom doors. Please dress children in clothes that are suitable for easy movement that day. There will be pots in the classes if you would like to make a voluntary donation to the event which will go towards buying PE equipment. All the fundraising activities we have put on have allowed us to spend over £1000.00 on new equipment for the children. Much of it has been maths based as we are having a particular push on maths this year. I shall put up a poster showing some of the things your money has bought so a Big Thank You from the staff and children. Over the next couple of weeks we will be having 2 students who are training at the Faculty of Education joining class to see Early Years education in action. I...

Weekly Bulletin – 2.2.18

Dear Parents, Thank you to parents who had children who started this term and have helped so much with the settling in of their children.  Some children settle very quickly and others just need a little extra time to get to know us and feel happy and confident about saying goodbye to Mum or Dad for the session. There is an anti-austerity rally including a protest against the closure of Children’s Centre services taking place on Sunday 4th February at 1.00pm at the Guildhall in Market Square.  A leaflet is attached – please do go along if you would like to.  As a school we are currently considering ways in which we can still offer some parent services such as Messy play which are so enjoyed by local families.  We will keep you posted as we think further about this. The Vicar of St. John’s Church –  James Shakespeare – has emailed to say he is very happy to offer support to families on any issues, including bereavement, if anyone would like to contact him.  His details are jshakespeare@btinternet.com or he can be contacted by phone on 01223 241815. Parents’ evenings for Nursery children who started in the Autumn Term, are continuing in the coming week. Please check your child’s classroom door to sign up for a 10 minute appointment with your class staff. We would be very grateful if you could also complete the parent survey that is given to you at the time of parent consultations.  We really value your views on Homerton and how we can improve on what we do.  The survey is anonymous and...
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