Homerton Early Years Centre – Weekly Bulletin

5th June 2024

Dates for your diary:


Wednesday 12th June –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 9.30-10.45am – please let Alex know if you can help.


Class Trips to Nightingale Park, we need volunteers on the following days so please can you let class staff know if you can help – Thank you.

Tuesday 25th June 9.30am-11.30am – South Room

Wednesday 26th June 9.30am-11.30am – East Red and some East Purple children

Thursday 27th June 9.30am-11.30am – West Room

Friday 28th June 9.30-11.30am – East Blue and remaining East Purple children


Nest trips are likely to take place the following week on Wednesday 3rd and Friday 5th July 9.30am-11.30am


Other dates

Tuesday 18th June – Caterpillars arrive and we watch them turn into beautiful butterflies over the coming weeks

Wednesday 10th July – Goodbye singing event  in the garden for parents and children.  Parents are welcome to attend at either 11am or 2.30pm. We suggest  11.00am for Nest, South and East Red/Purple parents and 2.30pm – for West and East Blue/Purple parents. The East Purple parents can choose whichever slot suits them best but Nest parents please come in the morning as some children sleep in the afternoon.

Friday 19th July – End of Term

Monday 22nd July – Summer Holiday club begins


Reminders and Requests:

Really Wheelie Trail

Please can you let Alex, or class staff, know if you are able to help with our postponed Really Wheelie Trail which is now on Wednesday 12th June 9.30-10.45am


Nightingale Park Trips

Sign-up sheets are up outside the classrooms for parent/carer helpers to volunteer to come on the Nightingale Park trips. We are hoping that as we have given lots of notice many of you will be able to come along for this fun educational event. 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, (each parent helper will be allocated children to look after, so I am afraid you can’t bring younger siblings). Please put the dates above in your diaries and let class staff know if you are able to help.



Message from Headteacher


I hope you all had a good half term.  Holiday club was very popular and children seem to have had a lovely time again – they all really enjoyed a visit from Essie’s Granny Shona, who brought along her beautiful ‘pets as therapy’ dog Ella – please see the pictures below. Thank you to Mel, Bridget and Maria, who ran the club this time, and arranged this special visit.






Our language of the half term is French so children will be learning to count, and say a few words and phrases, in French.  Thank you to Tamsin in South Room for putting together our French information sheet. At the end of the sheet you will see crepes are mentioned – if you fancy making these with your children – there is a very easy recipe on the BBC Good Food website.


This half of term always goes by very fast and children are having a great time enjoying our beautiful gardens, and all the activities on offer both outside, and in our rooms.


Some teachers from of your child’s primary schools, will be visiting in the coming weeks to meet the children. The Nest children will also continue to come and visit the Nursery regularly, to get to know our Nursery staff, in readiness for next year.


This term we are also lucky to have quite a number of work experience students with us from secondary schools and sixth form colleges.


Our fantastic teacher trainee Milly is finishing at Homerton on Friday, and I am sure you will join me in thanking her for all her ideas and activities over recent weeks. We wish her well as she continues her studies at the Faculty of Education where she will be doing a Master’s degree.




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


I decided this week to give you a snapshot of activities in the garden this afternoon, over a 10 minute period, so you can see just how busy and active your children are at Homerton.


Music makers on our stage area enjoyed playing instruments from our new music box




Burying objects in our sandpit, and seeing what can also be found later, are both popular activities


Debbie and some of the children enjoy some quiet time together sharing stories



Children use the blocks to build a vehicle and plan a trip together


A map is always helpful when trying to find the way by boat!




Antonella was teaching children how to get their own socks on


Michelle and friends where busy filling buckets with sand



And others were enjoying another trip in our fantasy car


Best wishes from all of us at Homerton.



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