Dear Parents and Carers


We have had a very busy week here at Homerton with visits from Father Christmas – thank you to Roy, the Storytrail and Cake sale.  Thank you all for your support with these events which helped lift our spirits, following the sad news of Rachel passing away.


In terms of the children we have decided not to tell them directly about Rachel, but just to answer honestly, if they ask us anything about her not being here.  For anyone whose family may experience similar loss and grief ‘Badger’s Parting Gift’, is a good book to read with children.  We also have a useful information sheet, on talking to children about bereavement, should anyone want a copy. A big thank you again for all your help in fundraising for us yesterday and for your kind messages of support for us and Rachel’s family,  they are much appreciated. We will of course be thinking of a fitting way to pay tribute to Rachel here in the future – one idea was a music corner in the garden,  we will let you know what we decide in the end.


Monday 13th December am only On Monday 13th December we are having a craft sale with some of the profits coming to Homerton,  so a day to bring cash or a cheque book for those last minute handmade Christmas presents.


Wednesday 15th December This is our party day and is for children only.  We have a children’s party and some singing as well as fun and games. It is also going to be a ‘Wear your Favourite Christmas Jumper day’, for staff and children and donate a £1.00 for Arthur Rank….so look out those festive outfits and bring a £1.00 coin!


Special Books If you still have Special Books at home please could you return them to class before the end of term.


Tuesday 4th January – Please remember this is a training day for staff on Makaton signing – term restarts for the children on the 5th January.


Please find attached a reminder letter about applying for Reception places for your children if you haven’t yet done this.


Best wishes from us all



December 2021 Reception Reminder Letter

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