Homerton Early Years Centre – Weekly Bulletin

                                           3rd May 2023


Dates for your diary:

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

Tuesday 23rd May 7.30-8.45pm – Parent workshop on how we teach maths at Homerton – please do come along

Wednesday 24th May ‘Really Wheelie’ wheeled transport event parent volunteers needed both 9.30-10.30am and 1.30-2.00pm

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:


Tuesday 23rd May 7.30-8.45pm – We are holding a Parent workshop on how we teach maths at Homerton to which you are all very warmly invited.


Really Wheelie event on 24th May 9.30-10.30am and 1.30-2.00pm.  This is a fun event for children to cycle, trike, scooter, or push a buggy around the garden. If any parents are able to help with this event then please let class staff, or Alex, know. The Nest will do a similar event across the week for their children in the Nest garden.

This event coincides with walk to school week so can we encourage you and your children to walk or cycle to school that week or to drive and park a little further away so we encourage children to get physically active whilst also helping the environment.



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


Firstly thank you to all the staff and families who helped to make our plant stall a very successful event last week.  A lot of families were able to take a plant to grow. We also managed to raise £122.00 which will go towards our growing and planting projects at the allotment.


The allotment has been a big feature for all the classes this term as children go and visit the site. When there, they are able to meet the chickens and help to water the plants that are growing on our plot. A big thank you to Kate and Stella for keeping it going for us through the year and making this such an educational trip for our children who learn that food is grown in the ground and not just in the supermarket!










This week we have also had our photographer Helen here.  She and the children have had a lot of fun as she has taken their photos, and she seems to have a real knack of being able to make them laugh and smile. The children are really interested in watching Helen at work and learning from a professional photographer.


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

A big focus this week has been the upcoming Coronation, which we have been explaining to the children. We have a lovely display in the school with a number of mugs from previous coronations that Bob, our caretaker, has kindly brought in.













Children have also been learning about the Union Jack flag and have been making their own very carefully by finger painting.


Today we also had our own show which was a ‘Once upon a time’ made up version of a story called ‘The Kings Pants’ by Nicholas Allan. The show was a lot of fun and everyone really enjoyed entering into the spirit of the event.  We ended by crowning Bob as King Charles and Suzy as Queen Camilla in the garden!  Thank you also to our Governor Roger for taking on the part of Cedric, Keeper of the Kings pants! We also sang a song about being the King  and enjoyed eating some fairy cakes which had been brought along by our new King and Queen.














Best wishes from all of us at Homerton and wishing you all a very happy Coronation Bank Holiday weekend.



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