Homerton Early Years Centre – Weekly Bulletin

                                            10th May 2023


Dates for your diary:

Wednesday 17th May – ‘We’re All Going on a Bear Hunt’ parent event in the garden which will take approximately 15-20 minutes, come along any time between 8.45-9.30am

Tuesday 23rd May 7.30-8.45pm – Parent workshop on how we teach maths at Homerton – please do come along

Wednesday 24th May ‘Really Wheelie’ wheeled transport event. Parent volunteers needed for both 9.30-10.30am and 1.30-2.00pm sessions, please speak to myself, or class staff, if you are able to volunteer.

Friday 26th May – The Centre is closed for a staff training day focusing on outdoor learning opportunities

Monday 29th May – Friday 2nd June – The Centre is closed for half term.

Tuesday 30th May-Friday 2nd June – Holiday Club is running.

Reminders and Requests:


Wet weather clothes

We may be heading towards the Summer, but we have also had lots of rain so please can you provide your child with labelled waterproof trousers and coats as we go out in all weathers, especially as a sunny day can quickly change to rain unexpectedly.



Please can you keep your children’s toys at home as it is very difficult for staff to keep track of them if they come into the Centre, we want to avoid children getting upset if they get lost here.



Just a reminder that our car park is just for staff use.


Tuesday 23rd May 7.30-8.45pm – We are holding a Parent workshop on how we teach maths at Homerton. Mitali Peckham, our East Room teacher, will be delivering this workshop, it sounds really interesting and informative from the preview I had of it this morning, so please do come along.





Really Wheelie event on 24th May 9.30-10.30am and 1.30-2.00pm.  This is a fun event for children to cycle, trike, scooter, or push a buggy around the garden. If any parents are able to help with this event then please let class staff, or myself, know. The Nest will do a similar event across the week for their children in the Nest garden.

This event coincides with walk to school week so if you and your children are able to walk or cycle to school that week, please do as it is a great way to get in some exercise whilst also helping the environment.



Class trips to Nightingale Park during the week beginning 19th June.


Sign-up sheets are going to up outside the classrooms for parent helpers to volunteer to come on the trips. We are hoping that as we have given lots of notice many of you will be able to come along for this fun educational event. The trips will all take place in the mornings, but we can only go ahead with these trips if we have enough parent and carer support for each morning session(each parent helper will be allocated children to look after, so can we request that you don’t bring younger siblings). Please put the dates below in your diaries and let class staff know if you are able to help.


Monday 19th June am– The Nest

Tuesday 20th June am– South Room

Wednesday 21st June am– East Room

Thursday 22nd June am– West Room

Friday 23rd June am– The Nest 

Thank you


Message from the Head Teacher:


I hope you all had a very happy Bank Holiday weekend. Thank you to Mel and our parent governors Isa and Stefania, for making the Centre look really festive for the Coronation.




I am attaching a few more photos from our story telling session with the children last week.  Bob was asked by the children if he was the real king over the following days, so here he is being crowned as King of Homerton at least!










He and the queen brought cakes for the children to enjoy – apparently the queen, played by Suzy our office manager, baked them herself!




Children have continued to enjoy making crowns and flags in the Nest.





The other event last week was our School photographer Helen being here.  She said the photographic proofs should be with us in the next couple of weeks, you can then order them if you wish to.




Covid/Medical Update: We still have chicken pox going around the Centre. Conjunctivitis, which spreads easily, is also going around the classes, if you are able to keep your children at home to prevent the spread please do.
Some of our Learning this week

Here are some pictures from classes this week including West Room re-enacting going on a Bear Hunt in the garden.




East Room enjoyed a messy play session with gloop made with cornflour, water and food colouring, and South Room looked at pattern making with different coloured beads.




The Nest also enjoyed a visit from the shopping robot and had some strawberries delivered which were delicious and were eaten very quickly!



Best wishes from Alex and all of us at Homerton




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