Homerton Early Years Centre – Weekly Bulletin

29th April 2024

Dates for your diary:


Tuesday 30th April – Bag2school fundraiser – see photo below for what we are collecting – Please fill up your bags, or black bin bags, and bring into school on the morning of the 30th April.


Please note Monday 6th May the Centre is closed as it is Bank Holiday


Tuesday 30th April – West Room trip to Rock Road Library


Tuesday 30th April – Thursday 2nd May – School photographer, Helen Alderton, is visiting to Centre. Here is the timetable for the week…

Tuesday 30th April – South, Nest and West, Wednesday 1st May East, Thursday 2nd May Nest.


Thursday 2nd and Tuesday 14th May – South Room trip to Rock Road Library

Wednesday 8th May – Fundraising cake sale to buy sensory equipment

Wednesday 15th May – ‘We’re all going on a Bear Hunt’, parent and child event 8.45am-9.30am around our main Nursery garden for all families in the Nest and Nursery.

20th-25th May – Walk to School week – please try and walk, scooter or cycle to school that week.

Wednesday 22nd May – Really Wheelie sponsored trail – a fun children’s cycling/scooting or buggy pushing activity, around 3 laps of the Nursery garden – parent volunteers are needed to help with this event which runs from 9.30-11.00am – please let Alex know if you can help.

Friday 24th May – The Centre is closed for staff training day on outdoor learning.

Monday 27th – Friday 31st May – Half term but Holiday club will be running from Tuesday 28th-Friday 31st May.




Reminders and Requests:


Bring along your Library card on our visits

For any parents who are coming on the Library trips and already have library cards please do bring these along and then you will be able to borrow books when you come on the visit.



Plant Sale and Kids fun event at Rock Road Library

Saturday 4th May 10.00am-12.30pm


Message from the Head Teacher:

Dear Parents


I am sending the bulletin a little earlier this week in order to remind you of a few things that are coming up tomorrow, and through the week ahead.

Tomorrow is our Bags2 School charity collection – please remember to bring in your charity clothes bags when you drop off your child and leave them by our front entrance.


We also have Helen Alderton, our school photographer, coming in to take photos of the children – tomorrow she will be in South room, The Nest and West room, on Wednesday she will be in East Room, and on Thursday she will catch up with any photos not already taken, and spend additional time in The Nest.


We really appreciate all the help parents have been giving us for Library visits etc. If there are any parents with particular knowledge, or skills, that they feel able to share with the children, please talk to myself or class staff…. This could be playing an instrument, doing some cooking, sharing a favourite story, or talking about your job with the children.


Just a reminder that it is Bank holiday Monday on 6th May, so the Centre will be closed.


Covid/Medical Update: Nothing in particular to report this week.
Some of the Learning this week


Milly our teacher trainee in West Room has been working with West Room in our Old Orchard Garden, she talked about how you could use natural resources, in this case leaves and mud, to do some leaf printing
















Our garden focus this week in the Nursery, is being led by East Room staff, and is focusing on non-standard measurement in maths. The children have been using a measuring stick and strips of ribbon to measure themselves and different objects in the Nursery garden








How many lengths of ribbon will we need to measure the tree trunk?






The Nest have also been doing some printing, but instead of using leaves and mud, they used household objects, for example this potato masher, with paint








The Nest have also been exploring numbers and using playdough rolled into the correct shape to make numerals




Children in our Nest wild garden have been extending themselves physically by climbing trees, pushing wheelbarrows and swinging on our new trapeze, all of these activities are great for improving physical fitness and gross motor development.







Best wishes from all of us at Homerton



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