Homerton Early Years Centre – Weekly Bulletin

15th  March 2023




Dates for your diary:


Friday 17th March – St Patrick’s Day

Sunday 19th March – Mother’s Day

Wednesday 22nd March 8.45-9.30am  – Eggstravaganza event for parents and children – invitations being sent home with the children

23rd March – Ramadan begins

Wednesday 29th March – Easter Raffle

Friday 31st March – Term ends

Monday 17th April – Summer Term starts


Reminders and Requests:


Homerton is looking for lunch supervisors to join our friendly and experienced team either on regular days, or on a supply basis. If anyone in the community knows of anyone who might be interested in doing lunch at Homerton 11.30-1.00pm, on a couple of days, we would love to hear from them. No previous experience is needed just an interest and enjoyment of working with children aged 3-4.


Easter Raffle – Wednesday 29th March – Please can we ask for donations for the raffle boxes which Tracey is making up eg Easter eggs, toiletries, new books etc              


Message from the Head Teacher:

Dear Parents


Thank you very much for all your support today with our cake sale.  We have raised a fantastic £400 which is to be split between Homerton for sensory play equipment, and the Turkish Earthquake Appeal fund being run by the Save the Children charity.


Next week our big event is the Eggstravaganza which takes place on Wednesday 22nd March between 8.45-9.30am. This is an event for parents and children to come and learn about life cycles together, and fits in well with our current egg hatching project. All parents and children, both from The Nest and Nursery, are invited to spend 20 minutes at the start of the morning session exploring the activities that are set up in the main Nursery garden. Do come along if you are able to – it is a great learning opportunity for all.


Most of our learning this week has been around the chicks.  We ended up with 9 out of the 10 eggs hatching successfully. Children across the Centre have had the opportunity to have the chicks in their rooms this week and have been drawing and holding them during the sessions. Please see all the lovely photos under the Learning section.


Children have also been watching some of the daffodil bulbs growing that they planted at the beginning of the term.  I don’t think any have flowered yet, but you will be able to enjoy watching this next stage at home together.



Covid/Medical Update: We have had a case of head lice reported this week so please can we ask you to check your child’s hair as it spreads very quickly within classes if not treated early.
Some of our Learning this week    


The chicks have visited every class and children have been enjoying holding them and doing observational drawings of them.















Drawings of the chicks done by East Room children.



South Room have also been enjoying a physical activity session in our Rainbow Room and learning how to be different types of bean, in the photo Heather is demonstrating how to be a broad bean! Children also had a lot of fun running on the spot as a runner bean, and making themselves as tall as possible as a french bean.

Our Nest children have been going on a plane journey together – the pilots sat at the front and passengers collected chairs, making two rows of seats behind.  There was a lot of chat amongst the passengers and crew about the destinations they were going to, these included France, Italy and China!


Children have also been using their name cards to help them write the letters of their names on a special card for Mother’s day for this weekend.


In West room the children had our vets roleplay box in class and wrote notes on the animals they were treating. This roleplay involved working collaboratively with each other as one person assessed and treated the animal, whilst the other wrote up the notes. This activity is a great example of children using their real life experiences of visiting the vets with their pets and putting it into their learning and play together.









With Best wishes for a very Happy Mother’s Day on Sunday

Alex and all the Homerton staff




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