Homerton Early Years Centre – Weekly Bulletin

1st March 2023




Dates for your diary:


Wednesday 1st March – St David’s Day

Wednesday 1st March –Goldilocks play just for the children

Thursday 2nd March – World Book Day.  Children are invited to bring in a favourite story during the week to share.

Monday 6th March onwards – Parent consultations begin for Nursery children only – please sign up for a slot during that week.

Wednesday 15th March – Cake stall fundraiser for Homerton and Turkish Earthquake appeal

Friday 17th March – St Patrick’s Day

Sunday 19th March –  Mother’s Day

Wednesday 22nd March – Eggstravaganza event for parents and children 8.45-9.30am – more information on this will follow later.

23rd March – Ramadan begins

Wednesday 29th March – Easter Raffle – donations needed please- eg Easter eggs, toiletries, and new books

Friday 31st March – Term ends


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.


Parents afternoon/evening for Nursery children are taking place in next couple of weeks please sign up outside your classroom doors.    Please can you also fill in the parent survey that was sent out earlier in the week as your feedback is very valuable to us.


Cake Sale – Wednesday 15th March – Please can you bake/buy cakes and bring them in on the day with money to buy some too! Thank you



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 to everyone who came along to our Communication, Language and Literacy workshop last night.  I hope you found it informative and went away with some ideas to try at home. Thank you to Jacqui for planning and running the workshop for us. I shall send out the workshop slides, and link to the teaching of phonic letter sounds that you may find useful, in a separate email.


Today Daddy Bear greeted children at the Nursery entrance and he and the other staff have had a lot fun acting out the Goldilocks story for all the children.  Please see the photos at the end of the bulletin to get a flavour of the event – do show them to your children.  We have all been enjoying sharing children’s favourite stories this week in preparation for World Book Day, which is tomorrow. By now, your child should have received a book token to exchange at supermarkets, or bookshops, for one of the World Book Day stories.


Our language of the half term is Italian and I am attaching some ideas and a recipe for you to try out at home with your children.  Thank you Liz and Stefania for providing ideas for the information sheet. Davide’s Mum in West Room also made some delicious Italian biscuits last week when she came in to talk to the children about Carnevale.






Over the next couple of weeks our learning focus is particularly on life cycles and we have some hens eggs and an incubator being delivered to the Centre on Monday.  Children can then have the magical experience of watching the eggs crack open and chicks appearing and growing. The eggs will be in the Library area so do come and have a look with your children if you would like to at the beginning, or end, of the sessions.


We have a Faculty of Education teacher trainee, Beatrice, is joining the West Room staff team from Monday for the rest of this term, and most of the Summer Term.  Please do introduce yourself to her when you drop off in the mornings.


Cake Sale – Wednesday 15th March

We are planning to have a fund raising cake stall on the 15th March with some of the funds going towards the Turkish earthquake appeal.  If any of our families have been particularly affected by these events please let us know, so we can support you and your children.


Covid/Medical Update: We continue to have a lot of coughs and colds so thank you for your support in not spreading these by keeping your children off if unwell.
Some of our Learning this week     



Fran shared a visual recipe card for making pancakes with the children at circle time when they were making pancakes



Staff and children have been having fun flipping their real and playdough pancakes





East room have been making banana smoothies



South room have been learning all about colour mixing at circle time and enjoying some number puzzles



The Nest have been using a large wipeable cloth to do some collaborative chalking and mark making together at their group circle time.



Children have been challenging themselves outside by playing hop scotch and seeing if they can go down our fireman’s pole.




Our final photos are from the Goldilocks show, which the staff put on for the children today…as you can see everyone had a lot of fun!






With Best wishes from us all



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