Poppets Pre-School

 Poppets Pre School Newsletter May 2015 


As always our summer term is full of fun activities for your children, LOTS of which we hope you’ll be able to help us with. We thought an overview of diary dates and the mischief we have planned might help you keep up with us! 



Tuesday 12th May trip to Alice in Wonderland(opposite Hurn airport ) 



Mon 25th –Mon  1st June   INCLUSIVE   Half term holiday 


MONDAY 1st JUNE no Poppets sessions as we hold our open morning to welcome our new intake 

big brothers and sisters are most welcome to come and help if you are bringing along a new “little one”. 


Tues 2nd June Group resumes 

We start back to the term with Art week be prepared for messy children...OLD clothes please!  Mummies, Daddies or carers in to help would be great! 


W/c 8th June   Daddies and Sports week 

 We celebrate Fathers Day in Poppets style with ‘DADDY WEEK’   inviting Daddies,  big brothers, uncles or grandads to come in to play.  

Please see Lynn or Rachel and sign up/ see list on wall ....so we know whom to expect. 


Sports morning and Family Picnic on the QUAY 

Friday morning 12th JUNE join us at the Quay at 10.30 a.m. for races and fun. Bring a picnic lunch and stay to play as long as you like! ( IF WET MONDAY 15th) 

PLEASE NOTE  No “usual” Poppets sessions on sports day. 


w/c 15th June  People who help us. We welcome visitors into Poppets to talk to the children about their role.  

Are you a Dr?  Nurse?  Dentist?  Vet? Teacher at “BIG SCHOOL” Dinner lady? Builder?  Shopkeeper?  Police Officer......need I continue??  

We shall be explaining the importance  of road safety, stranger danger and how important it is to wear your cycle helmet and seat belt and to hold an adult’s hand. 

PLEASE offer to pop in if you can! Your children really love to have you in and proudly share with their friends how clever their Mum / Dad or friend is. 


w/c 22nd June  will be PETS week we invite you to bring in the family pet to show the children!  Any portable pet is great with us but please liaise with Lynn so we keep the cats from the birds etc. 





To end our summer term our topic will be Pirates with a Pirate adventure at Steamer point beach planned for Wednesday 8th July.  

Meet at Steamer point at 10.30 a.m dressed as a Pirate or mermaid. 

 Bring a picnic lunch, bucket , spade and be prepared to dig for treasure... and have lots of fun! (IF WET we will go on Thurs 9th) This is a parentcarer  and child event please.  No Pre School sessions as we will all be at Steamer point having fun. (as always  please see Lynn if this causes difficulty) 


LAST DAY OF TERM   THURSDAY 16th July Teddies picnic and leavers ceremony 

 All Poppets children invited to our teddy bears “picnic”.  

Please arrive at 10 .30a.m. with a named bear for party games. 

 Parents/Grandparents/ carers/ friends  return at 11.30 a.m. for our leavers ceremony........... bring your tissues. 

We then invite you to share  an American style lunch with us, with everyone contributing to the food  and enjoying a picnic lunch in Druitt Gardens . (see food poster nearer date) 



Please bring in any remaining Sainsbury’s vouchers so we can get lovely new equipment for the Poppets children. 

Just in case we get any really hot days please supply sun lotion and a sun hat for your child. These should be named and handed into staff on arrival. 


Leavers Photo 

Over the term we shall be collating photo’s for our “Group leavers photo” 

For sale in July. 


Sharing Information /   Transitions to ‘Big School’  

Please remember key-workers and myself  are always available to discuss your child’s progress with you at any stage of their learning journey through Poppets. We welcome an exchange of information in order to best meet your child’s needs and offer activities that enhance and develop their CURRENT interests. 

Please do continue to add to your child’s Tapestry account adding learning and skills seen at home or fun picture of what your child has enjoyed and the adventures they have with you  

This really helps us to prepare information ready for school transition. 

 After the May half term holiday I will be asking to see all parents of children leaving Poppets this summer in order to complete transition documents. There is space for a photo of your child to be sent to their receiving school. If you would like to add a photo please bring one to our meeting. Once we have completed our final assessments and recordings of your child’s next steps we will invite you to meet with your child’s key worker and myself.  


Best wishes and our thanks for your continued support   


  Lynn and the Poppets team x