Homerton Early Years Centre – Weekly Bulletin

                                           24th April 2023


Dates for your diary:

Wednesday 26th April – Plant stall – Please bring plants in on the day to share with others if you would like to.

Monday 1st May – The Centre is closed for Bank Holiday

Tuesday 2nd May – School Photographer in South and Nest

Wednesday 3rd May – School Photographer in East

Thursday 4th May – School Photographer in West and Nest

Monday 8th May -The Centre is closed for the Coronation Bank Holiday

Wednesday 17th May – ‘We’re All Going on a Bear Hunt’ parent event in the garden 8.45-9.30am

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:



Please bring in any spare plants that you might like to give to others on Wednesday 26th April.


Class trips to Nightingale Park

We are planning to take each class on a trip to Nightingale Park during the week beginning 19th June. 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, so please can you 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:


Dear Parents


Spring certainly seems to be on the way now and I thought you might like to see a picture of our beautiful cherry tree in our Nursery garden which is in full bloom now.




I am sending the bulletin out early this week so all our parents who are gardeners have time to get any plants ready for Wednesday’s stall.


Next week we have the school photographer, Helen Alderton, visiting different rooms – please see specific dates for your room in the diary section above.  The children are usually very interested in Helen’s job as a photographer, and she makes the session a fun and relaxing event for everybody.  She takes an individual shot of each child, both in class and out in the garden, as well as a class group photo.  If you are ever in the Centre do look at the photos on the walls, which have all been taken by her. You will be able to buy the photos directly from Helen if you wish to.


We are also planning a fun event celebrating, and explaining, the coronation to the children on Wednesday 3rd May. Bob, our caretaker, is kindly taking on the role of King Charles as we act out our own ‘Once upon a time’ version of the story ‘The Kings Pants’ by Nicholas Allan.

Covid/Medical Update: No particular medical issues to report this week
Some of our Learning this week   

We have just introduced the children to the language of the month, which is Greek.  Please see the attached sheet for some ideas on how to say key words and numbers in Greek. There is also a Greek recipe for you to try. Thank you to Eirini, Mum of Dimitra who is also one of our parent Governors, and Liz our South room teacher, for all their help putting the information sheet together.


The children have been getting to know ‘The Bear Hunt’ story this week. The photo below shows South Room staff using props to tell the story at Circle time.




South Room children have also been off on a journey, carefully lining up chairs to set off on their imaginary trip.








West Room have been exploring numerals through an art activity involving sponge painting – a very good example of how we teach early maths skills through fun creative activities.







We have also been focusing on maths through a garden treasure hunt where the children searched for pictures in the garden and then made a pictogram graph with the pictures they had found placed next to the numerals.





All the children across the Centre have been counting as they planted our seed potatoes in a pot. We talked about how many we were planting in each pot, either 2 or 3, and once they have grown we will see how many more potatoes we have in our crop.




























The Nest has not only been counting the potatoes but also counting for a birthday celebration of a child who has just turned three years old! Children always enjoy celebrating birthdays with their friends.


Best wishes from all of us at Homerton and a quick reminder that we are closed for Bank holiday next Monday the 1st May.



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