Homerton Early Years Centre – Weekly Bulletin

9th February 2023




Dates for your diary:


Half Term 13th– 17th February – holiday club will be running during this period.


Monday 20th February – The Centre is closed for a Training day focusing on well-being for children and adults.


Tuesday 21st February – The Nest children only are invited to pay £1.00 to dress up for the day in their favourite costume. The money raised will go towards buying the Nest a musical carousel for the children.  We have chosen that day as Antonella, who works in the Nest, has been telling us about the celebrations in Venice for ‘Carnivale’. This festival ends on the 21st February and everyone dresses up and wears masks.


If you feel like making a mask at home I am attaching a template below.



Tuesday 28th February 7.30-8.45pm  – Parent workshop on Communication Language and Literacy – see the poster below, please do come along if you can.


Parent Workshop on Communication, Language and Literacy                               

Come and find out how we support and promote the development of communication, language and literacy in young children and what you can do to help at home.







Venue: Homerton Early Years Centre

Rainbow Room

Date: Tuesday 28th February

Time: 7.30pm-8.45pm




Reminders and Requests:


Homerton is looking for lunch supervisors to join our friendly and experienced team either on regular days, or on a supply basis. If anyone in the community knows of anyone who might be interested in doing lunch here at Homerton 11.30-1.00pm, on a couple of days, we would love to hear from them. No previous experience is needed just an interest and enjoyment of working with children aged 3-4.


Other requests from staff are:-

Please can children just have one bag on their peg.


Please can children have shoes or boots with support, and a good grip on the bottom, to prevent them slipping over in this frosty weather.


We also request that toys are kept at home as it is hard for us to ensure they don’t get lost in class.


Parents afternoon/evening for Nursery children is taking place in March – please sign up outside your classroom doors.


Message from the Head Teacher:


Dear Parents


Today and tomorrow we are lucky enough to have The Life Education Bus based in our car park. Over the two days children are visiting the bus in small groups, with their class staff, and learning all about their bodies and how to keep themselves healthy and well.

Do ask your child about their visit and what they learnt from Harold the Giraffe, about keeping themselves clean, preventing the spread of germs when you have a cold, and teeth cleaning. Please see some of the pictures on the Learning section below.


Another aspect of safety for children involves technology.  Some useful websites on this subject are the NSPCC and Childnet so do look at these or follow the link below to find out more.

online safety considerations


Covid/Medical Update: Covid and other flu like illnesses continue to be with us, so please keep your children at home if they are unwell.  We have also had a few cases of chickenpox recently. The centre had quite a lot of sickness and diarrhoea, which seems to spread easily, so please keep children off for a full 48 hours after their last bout of either to prevent further spread.
Some of our Learning this week     

We have some budding scientists in the Centre who have been enjoying the story of The Gingerbread Man.  Whilst reading the story and making Gingerbread in class they were asking about the meaning of the word ‘soggy’.  As a result class staff and children set up an experiment using one of the Gingerbread men that had just been cooked. They put it in water to see what happened to the legs.  Another word they learnt as a result of this experiment was ‘dissolve’.




The children soon found out that the Gingerbread Man started to go ‘soggy’ and eventually dissolved in the water.



The rest of the photos below are from the visit to the Life Education Bus to give you some idea of what the children were finding out about there. The session included the opportunity to learn about our teeth and bones, the kind of food and drink that keeps us healthy, and the importance of sleep and exercise. All the children really enjoyed the visit and also had fun singing ‘Heads Shoulders Knees and Toes’, whilst they were there.
















Thank you for all your support this term and wishing you all a very happy half term break and holiday club.

We look forward to seeing you back here on Tuesday 21st February.

Alex and all at Homerton


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