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A busy half term ahead

Posted by Lynn Newman on Sunday, November 1, 2015, In : Poppets News 
Lots of exciting events are planned for the coming half term.

Look out for firework pictures, Diwali lanterns,  a bake sale for Children in Need ( fri 13th), forest ranger visit Thurs 26th nov, Christmas Nativity and party.
 All our children will be helping to make a banner to send to our link school in Uganda and would  like to invite you to help them pack a shoe box for children who do not get many toys,

 Then it's glitter all the way as the children create surprises for you all.

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Charity event

Posted by Lynn Newman on Saturday, July 4, 2015, In : Poppets News 
Rachel and her daughter are having their lovely long hair cut short to donating hair to the Little Princess Trust.
This charity www.littleprincesses.org.uk   provides real hair to make wigs and hairpieces for  women and girls who have hair loss due to cancer treatment

Our hair is so much part of our identity especially for us girls!

Please if you can support Rachel and Bethany by making a donation either via their just giving page where you will see pictures too

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Posted by Lynn Newman on Monday, March 30, 2015, In : Poppets News 
We hope you all have a lovely Spring Break and Easter bunny brings a yummy Easter egg!

We look forward to hearing about your adventures, perhaps you could put some photos onto your child's Tapestry account for us to see?

Poppets resumes MONDAY 13th APRIL
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Happy New Year to you all

Posted by Lynn Newman on Monday, December 29, 2014, In : Poppets News 
Well, who knew Joseph and Mary could get to Bethlehem on the 1a bus or a motorbike?
Your children were amazing at the Nativity. We hope you enjoyed their telling of the traditional Christian story and the lovely songs they have been learning.
To keep myself up to speed with current interests, I watched "Frozen" over the holidays. I suspect there will be lots of activities around that story as we head back for the new term. I am already thinking of weather watch and snowmen in sections /  and ...
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Parents meetings

Posted by Lynn Newman on Saturday, November 22, 2014, In : Poppets News 
We are  extending our parent meeting appointments for a further week to give all parents the opportunity for a catch up with key workers if you wish to do so.

Meanwhile our Poppets children are busy learning  Christmas songs ready for the Nativity

Please see newsletter for details of last week of term fun!
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Half term

Posted by Lynn Newman on Saturday, November 1, 2014, In : Poppets News 
We hope you all had a great half term holiday out and about enjoying the sunshine!

Thank you for adding your pumpkin and scavenger hunt pictures to Tapestry..looks like the Gruffalo trail was great fun too!
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Welcome to a new term at Poppets

Posted by Lynn Newman on Saturday, September 6, 2014, In : Poppets News 
We have had a great first couple of days back at Poppets. Lots of paint and play-dough, stories , singing and cuddles!!

Thank you to those of you who have signed up for an online learning journal for your child. We will get these up and running for everyone as soon as possible.

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See you soon!!

Posted by Lynn Newman on Thursday, August 28, 2014, In : Poppets News 
Term commences for Poppets children on THURSDAY 4th September

We look forward to seeing you all very soon

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Last week of term

Posted by Lynn Newman on Sunday, July 13, 2014, In : Poppets News 
This week we are letting the children choose the activities they have enjoyed the most and giving them the opportunity to "run" Poppets sessions.
Our older children are helping us with news time, pattern time, stories and planning activities whilst considering the risk involved in their choices and how these will impact on the other group members.

We are continually amazed by your children and have a little tear in our eye as we prepare to say goodbye to 25 Poppets leavers and a member of staff...
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Happy Father's day Daddies

Posted by Lynn Newman on Saturday, June 14, 2014, In : Poppets News 
Thank you to the dad's who were able to pop in and play at Poppets last week, if you didn't get a chance and would still like to come in please do, just let us know.
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Happy Half term

Posted by Lynn Newman on Saturday, May 24, 2014, In : Poppets News 
Have a great half term break everyone

Poppets resumes TUESDAY 3rd June

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Sunny days

Posted by Lynn Newman on Saturday, May 17, 2014, In : Poppets News 
Lots of outdoor fun planned now we at last have some sunny days.

You may wish to send in sun lotion and a hat!
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Last week of term

Posted by Lynn Newman on Saturday, March 29, 2014, In : Poppets News 
My goodness how quickly this term has flown by.

We hope  all our Poppets mummies have / will have a lovely Mother's day and wore your necklaces with pride!!
Great threading skills by your little ones.

Next week we shall be making our spring/ Easter crafts. So more lovely things coming your way!!

As part of our community involvement ethos we invite you to donate an Easter egg or any tinned product for the Christchurch Food bank.Collection box in Poppets Thank you.
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Back in business

Posted by Lynn Newman on Sunday, March 23, 2014, In : Poppets News 
Some problems with broadband have meant I have been unable to update our blog page ..So Sorry!!

Back in business now and there's lots been happening!

Thank you for helping us to decide on our Poppets trip..see poster on wall last chance to choose this week. Then we will arrange a date to go to the most popular choice.

We have seen lots of lovely daffodils in various stages of growth. The children bringing in their plant have added a leaf to our beanstalk. Well done all of you.    Are there any m...
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Back to Poppets

Posted by Lynn Newman on Sunday, February 23, 2014, In : Poppets News 
Our topic for the new half term is Jack and the beanstalk  we have lots of lovely activities planned for the children..see newsletter!

Look out for a giant beanstalk starting to grow in Poppets!
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Parent's meetings

Posted by Lynn Newman on Sunday, January 19, 2014, In : Poppets News 
Thank you for sharing your children's wow's with us at parent/ key worker meetings. If you haven't had a chance to pop in yet please speak with your child's key worker or myself to arrange an appointment.

The children had great fun last week thinking of Cc ( curly c) words and sounds, painting the letter C with cars dipped into paint and making magic letters from playdough. 
We shall follow the Jolly Phonics books looking at a different letter each week  S A T P I N are all in book 1.

Finger pho...
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Marie Curie.......... Grow a daffodil

Posted by Lynn Newman on Sunday, November 24, 2013, In : Poppets News 
We invite you to join us in growing daffodils in support of the wonderful work Marie Curie carries out.

I am aware that currently two of our Poppets families are touched by Cancer within their families. Our thoughts are with these families as they cope with the turmoil this diagnosis inevitably brings.

Please collect a daffodil planting kit from us along with a sponsorship form, help your child to plant their bulb and care for it as it grows. We hope you agree there are some lovely learning opp...
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Christmas Shoe Box Appeal

Posted by Lynn Newman on Saturday, November 16, 2013, In : Poppets News 
Thank you to those of you who have already donated items for the Christmas shoe box appeal. Still chance to donate on MONDAY 18th
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Children In Need Week

Posted by Lynn Newman on Sunday, November 10, 2013, In : Poppets News 
All our Poppets children are superheroes to us  but why not dress up as a superhero this week and donate £1 to Children In Need!?

On WED THURS and FRI at 11.30a.m ( for morning collect children) and 2.30 p.m ( for p.m collect children) the Poppets children will be running a juice bar.  The learning leads on from our Pumpkin shop where we were pretending to be shop keepers to learn our numbers, now we invite you to be our customers and come and taste a juice that the children will make fresh f...
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New half term

Posted by Lynn Newman on Sunday, November 3, 2013, In : Poppets News 
Lots of fun activities planned for this half term, some of course are TOP secret!

We start back finding out about the children's adventures over half term. Be  prepared for glittery pictures as we recreate fireworks, orange paintings representing pumpkins and lots of number work as we open the Poppets pumpkin shop!
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Posted by Lynn Newman on Sunday, October 13, 2013, In : Poppets News 
Monday 14th is PHOTO DAY at Poppets

if it is not your child's day and you would like their photo taken by a professional photographer please call in at 12 noon

siblings welcome

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We are off to the Library for an exhibition

Posted by Lynn Newman on Sunday, October 6, 2013, In : Poppets News 
On Tues 15th Oct  10.30 a.m and Wed 16th Oct 10 .00 a.m. Poppets staff will be taking the children to Christchurch Library to the Sand mandala exhibition;  the children will be involved in  hands on workshops led by the Tibetan Monks of Tashi Lhunpo. We believe this will be a wonderful experience for the children.

IF YOUR CHILD DOES NOT ATTEND EITHER OF THESE MORNING SESSIONS.......... and you would like your child to have this experience please speak to Lynn or perhaps join us there? 

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News update

Posted by Lynn Newman on Saturday, September 28, 2013, In : Poppets News 
Thank you to those of you who have sent in pictures, your children have proudly shown us their family and had great recall about the events taking place when the photo was taken....If you haven't had chance yet don't worry we are continuing next week.

Our new Poppets children are settling well, learning routines and gaining confidence each session! We understand it's not easy when they are unsettled coming in but we promise to give you an accurate account of their day and support strategies, o...
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We are back!!

Posted by Lynn Newman on Sunday, September 8, 2013, In : Poppets News 
What a great start to the term we have had catching up with all the children's holiday news!

Please collect your details update and funding forms ( where applicable) from us and return them completed as soon as possible!

Did you know the criteria for funding children from 2 yrs of age has changed?
There is a leaflet on our notice board. If you think you may be eligible please ask!

Next week we will be making our name cards so please bring in the photos!

Lots of painting too as we create pictures f...
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We are getting excited

Posted by Lynn Newman on Monday, August 26, 2013, In : Poppets News 
Soon time to return to Poppets HOORAY!!!

We are all looking forward to seeing our Poppets little ones now magically grown into our big children and welcoming our new Poppets families.

Term commences on Wednesday 4th September at 8.50 a.m.

If you have forgotten your child's agreed sessions just e mail me and I will let you know!

Our topic next term will be " Myself "  We will be talking about ourselves/ skills;  families; homes, toys and  pets.


We would like to create name cards as an act...
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A big Thank you

Posted by Lynn Newman on Friday, July 19, 2013, In : Poppets News 
What a lovely leavers day we had today. Lots of tears and hugs and special memories of your little ones now ready for big school.

Thank you so much for our gifts, cards, your kind words and the beautiful pictures the children have drawn for us in the leavers book, I will add the cards to it in due course and keep it safe as a record of the 2013 leavers, plant my beautiful fushia and look forward to using the new cups. Next year the Poppets children will have 2 sets of torches which will be lov...
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Pirates have been spotted .

Posted by Lynn Newman on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, In : Poppets News 
Haar Haaar me hearties Pirates have been spotted at Steamer Point!

Join us on WEDNESDAY 10th July

Meet at Steamer point at 10 a.m ready to hunt for treasure!

Mummies need to stay please

Bring a picnic and sun lotion!!
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and on that farm there was.......

Posted by Lynn Newman on Friday, June 28, 2013, In : Poppets News 
lots of happy Poppets children!

What a lovely day we all had, 

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Poppets Adventures

Posted by Lynn Newman on Friday, June 21, 2013, In : Poppets News 
Thank you to those of you who joined us on our Toddle Waddle. The children all enjoyed a picnic and playing at the park whilst Mums, Dads and the Poppets team had a chance to relax and have a chat!

 We raised £32.29 and 5 cents! for Meningitis trust.  Thank You for your support.

Our next adventure is our trip to Longdown Activity Farm Thursday 27th June

Please meet at the splash park on the quay by 9 a.m  we will be returning in time for school collection.
Bring a picnic or buy food there. Push...
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A sad day

Posted by Lynn Newman on Friday, June 21, 2013, In : Poppets News 
Today was a sad day at Poppets as we said goodbye to Anita.

Anita will be running the family's shop  Ye Olde Eight Bells in Christchurch ( near the Priory) as her husband starts a new job next week. I know you join me in wishing them both all the best in their new ventures.

Anita has promised to come to our leavers night out and pop in from time to time to see us all.

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Will I ever learn

Posted by Lynn Newman on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, In : Poppets News 
I am so sorry I shouldn't have remarked on the weather maybe we should keep our wellies at Poppets for a while ??

Instead of out Toddle Waddle today we had an indoor picnic and learnt about ducks, we made duck hats, paper plate ducks, found out that ducks use oil to keep their feathers waterproof, their webbed feet are a little like flippers and they don't wear goggles for going under water but we do ! Then we designed an indoor beach.... great day!!

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Summer is here

Posted by Lynn Newman on Sunday, June 9, 2013, In : Poppets News 
I do hope I am not being too optimistic but wow what great weather this week!

Poppets children have been out and about hunting for mini beasts with magnifying glasses and bug boxes to collect our finds all bugs returned to their natural habitat of course.  We have made Pirate ships from boxes  as well as creating with junk modelling materials to make rockets, telescopes and pasta shakers. 
We have had a great time playing with play dough, bark and diggers and lots of painting too!

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Posted by Lynn Newman on Monday, May 20, 2013, In : Poppets News 
Hi All 

looks like the weather is going to be kind and our sports day can go ahead

sadly I cannot be with you tomorrow as am currently unwell....48hr rule applies to us all!!

will be thinking of you all and know Lisa, Rachel and the team will make it a fun morning, please remember there is no p.m Poppets session

We are asking for a £2 donation from each child to be shared between our link School St Mark's Uganda and Childline

Thank you
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Trip to Fire Station

Posted by Lynn Newman on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, In : Poppets News 
sorry folks a bit last minute but YES we are off to the fire station tomorrow
Please meet us at Christchurch Fire Station at 1.30 p.m Wednesday 8th May

if your child is at Poppets for the whole day please collect them in time to come with us on our exciting adventure

sorry but we cannot transport children and a bit too far to walk

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Evaluating our practice

Posted by Lynn Newman on Thursday, April 18, 2013, In : Poppets News 
The Poppets team have been very busy completing our Ofsted sef document. As always we value your input and feedback in order to continually improve our practice. If anyone would like to read and feedback on our sef document please see Lynn for the standards, guidance notes and our draft document. Thank you
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Sports Morning

Posted by Lynn Newman on Thursday, April 18, 2013, In : Poppets News 
Our Fun Sports event and Charity Pedal Push morning will be Tuesday 21st May. We are hoping for some sunshine, if wet we will try the following morning.
Please meet us at Barrack road play park for 10 a.m with your choice of wheels as we pedal to raise money for child line and our link school St. Marks in Uganda and have lots of fun showing our mummies and daddies how super speedy we are.
As our children are really too young to understand the concept of "being sponsored"  for the bike ride we a...
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Toddle Waddle

Posted by Lynn Newman on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, In : Poppets News 
Sadly we have decided to Postpone our toddle waddle and picnic until we see some warmer weather and can really enjoy the event.
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Ready for the NEW TERM

Posted by Lynn Newman on Sunday, April 14, 2013, In : Poppets News 

Lynn, Lisa, Jo and Will have been very busy over the Easter break creating a new look for Poppets.
 Please come in to have a look!

A BIG thank you to Luke and Imogen's daddies for their help with moving furniture and to Ryley and his mummy for donating a lovely Thomas train for all the Poppets children to enjoy.

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Welcome to the Poppets Blog site

Posted by Lynn Newman on Monday, April 8, 2013, In : Poppets News 
Those of you who know me well  will be as amazed as I  that we now have a BLOG page for Poppets!!

Wonderful Will our ICT man has dragged me through the process bless him!

I am hoping to update this each weekend with news of activities we have covered in the week at Poppets, ideas for you to try at home and general news and events !

Please feed back your ideas for our topics ( the topic diary will be planned for the half term), activities your child enjoyed or would like to do more of !! ...
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