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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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more
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