Homerton Early Years Centre – Weekly Bulletin

9th May 2024

Dates for your diary:


Tuesday 14th May – South Room trip to Rock Road Library.

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

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 a staff training day focusing on outdoor learning.

Monday 27th – Friday 31st May – Half term.

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.


Walking feet please!

Just another reminder to walk up the passageway rather than biking, or scooting, as the surfaces are a little uneven and we want to keep everyone safe.

Message from the Head Teacher:

Dear Parents


I hope you all enjoyed the extended weekend.


I would like to say a big thank you to all our parents who brought bags of clothes in for our Bags2school fundraiser last week.  We raised a fantastic £112.00 for the Centre. Our cake sale, on Wednesday, was also a big success and we raised a fantastic £170.00.  We will now be able to buy some more sensory equipment for children to use. Thank you to Tracey, Suzy and Stella for running the stall, and all of you for baking and buying cakes and savouries.


Thank you also to everyone who has contributed to our music fund– children love having these sessions – so it is much appreciated and us.


Just a reminder that we are a nut free centre. Please be aware this also applies to some varieties of cereal packets, and boxes or chocolates, if you are bringing empty packets in for junk modelling.


Thank you for bringing in books, and different fruits, rather than biscuits/cakes, when celebrating your child’s birthday, or any other events – the children have been really enjoying reading these gifted books at our Circle times.


Other upcoming events for your diaries are ‘The Bear Hunt’, storytrail taking place in our main Nursery garden, for all parents and children to enjoy together, on the morning of 15th May 8.45am-9.30am.


We are also looking for parent volunteers to help run our ‘Really Wheelie’ event, cheering the children along as they cycle, or scoot, around 3 laps of our Nursery garden on the morning of Wednesday 22nd May. If you are able to volunteer to help run this really fun event then please speak to Alex on the gate.


After half term we will be planning class trips to Nightingale Park wild garden area, so as soon as I have the dates for these trips I will let you know, as we do need volunteers to help walk with the children and support them in doing various activities. Your support in all that we do is so much appreciated, so thank you.



Covid/Medical Update: We have had both Chicken pox and Covid in the Centre last week and quite a number of parents have also reported their children having sudden high temperatures with coughs and/or sore throats.
Some of the Learning this week


The children have had many varied experiences this week including continuing to go to Rock Road Library, an opportunity to explore their beautiful garden, as well are sharing lots of stories. Our photographer, Helen, did a brilliant job capturing images of children individually and as a class group – the proofs should be back by next week for you to look at and choose if you want to buy any. Below are a selection of a few of the activities children have been enjoying taking part in – I often find it hard to choose which images to put into the bulletin, as there are so many beautiful ones!



East Red and Purple children getting ready for their class photo



The final perfect picture!


South Room enjoyed stories in Rock Road Library


And each child was given a book called ‘Bottoms’, by a local author, which they stamped themselves


Having fun jumping in the puddles


West Room used our animal collection to do some printing with the feet

Birthdays continue to be celebrated with our special cake hat and a a card from all the children and adults in the class



Nest Green children have been talking about potty training and wearing pants – they have all made their own pant picture and then went on a pant treasure hunt in the Nest wild garden







Once they had all found their own pictures they had a photo on the bench




Nest Yellow have been singing some nursery rhymes, and drawing pictures of the rhymes, using chalks on a wipe clean oil cloth.

Best wishes from all of us at Homerton



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