Homerton Early Years Centre – Weekly Bulletin

26th  March 2024



Tomorrow is our Easter Raffle and there are 16 great prizes to be won!  Please remember to bring some money with you if you would like to buy a raffle ticket they are £1.00 each.


Dates for your diary:


Wednesday 27th March – Easter Raffle – cash only £1.00 per ticket

Thursday 28th March – Last Day of Spring Term

Tuesday 2nd – Friday 5th April – Holiday Club is running

Monday 15th April – Summer Term begins

Thursday 18th April – East Blue trip to Rock Road Library

Tuesday 30th April – Bag2school fundraiser – see photo below for what we are collecting – empty bags will be handed out tomorrow, ready for you to fill over the Easter break, if you wish to. The company we are doing this through also said ordinary bin bags are fine for us to fill.





Reminders and Requests:

If you know of anyone who may be looking for a place at Homerton in the next couple of years we are holding an Open Morning for prospective new parents on Saturday 27 April 10.00-11.30am – please note this is not for our current families, but do tell others you know about this.                                   


Message from the Head Teacher:

Dear Parents


I can’t quite believe we are coming to the end of term again.  The children have grown so much over the term and are learning to do so many new things along the way, as well as developing fantastic social skills and friendships with each other.


This week we are preparing for Easter with lots of fun activities involving eggs! Please see all the photos in the Learning this week section. We are also going to enjoy Easter singing for all the children tomorrow, and you may well hear about a real humpty dumpty egg coming to a sticky end!


A big thank you to all of you who filled in our parent questionnaires in the past couple of weeks.  Your feedback is really valuable to us. One of the sections that parents mentioned they didn’t know very much about was our approach to encouraging high standards of behaviour, so I thought I would let you know a little bit more about this, by attaching our Behaviour policy, so please do have a look at that.


One of the things we feel is important, as a staff, is that we firstly need to understand the reasons why we may be seeing certain behaviours.  We also are very aware that we need to be good role models for the children, as we believe that if we treat each other with respect and kindness, then hopefully the children will do the same. Being so young, this is something that takes time to learn, and adults support children to resolve conflicts, encouraging them to talk and listen to each other, and to find solutions together. Consistency across all adults is key, so that children gradually learn they will get the same responses from the adults around them, which helps them feel secure and safe.

Please do talk to class staff or come and see me if you are experiencing particularly challenging behaviour from your child at home, as we are here to help and support you and have many years of experience between us.


As a fundraiser for the Centre next term we are asking parents to bring in any unwanted clothes at drop off on the morning of Tuesday 30th April. A company known as Bag2school will donate a certain amount to us for every bag that they collect, depending on the weight. So if you are thinking about clearing out your wardrobe over the holiday please keep the bags you collect and bring them in to us on 30th April. They take good quality Adults’and Children’s Clothing, Paired Shoes, Hats, Belts, Handbags, Soft Toys, Bedding, Curtains and Towels.  They do not accept Duvets, Pillows or Cushions.



Looking ahead to next term we are starting to plan for our Rock Road Library trips for the Nursery children, and our Core story which is Michael Rosen’s ‘We’re all Going on a Bear Hunt’. More will follow on these events when we return from the Easter break.


I would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff, and all of you, for your support this term and wish you a happy holiday time together.

Covid/Medical Update: Nothing in particular to report this week
Some of our Learning this Week  –  We have been enjoying lots of activities in preparation for Easter including an Egg number hunt, egg and spoon races, and lots of cooking of Easter nests which look so delicious!


An egg hunt in our Old Orchard garden



Our egg and spoon race in the lovely sunshine



We have all been making Rice Krispie easter Nests




Keep stirring in the Rice Krispies

Laura shares the recipe card with the children so they know how what ingredients are needed to make Rice Krispie nests                    


We melted chocolate ready to add to the rice krispies




Counting out the squares of chocolate


The finished nests but first ….

We had to do a lot of stirring to mix the melted chocolate into the rice krispies



West Room have been playing a number matching games, matching the dots on the eggs to the correct numeral





How many dots can you spot?


The children in Nest Green have been making some easter hats ready to wear at our Easter singing session tomorrow




Parsa’s Mum in West Room kindly came in to talk to the class about the Persian festival of Nowruz. She also brought the class some little treats to enjoy.                                 




The children in Nest Yellow made special Nowruz hats to celebrate the Persian festival celebrating the arrival of Sprint



Our final picture is of Molly who came in to demonstrate Irish dancing to the children on Wednesday afternoon which was a very special event. Lots of classes have been learning some Irish dancing steps in their Rainbow Room physical sessions last week.






Best wishes from all of us at Homerton and happy holidays to you all.


Behaviour Policy March 2023


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