Poppets Pre-School

Poppets Pre School Newsletter May 2017


I can hardly believe we are approaching our final half term of this academic year. We aim to take every opportunity to be outside (sun lotion and a hat is really useful) and get up to as much mischief as possible. We thought an overview of diary dates and activities we have planned might help you keep up with us!


Friday 26th May trip to Alice in Wonderland  (opposite Hurn airport )

Whilst you are all out having fun with Lisa and Mandy, Rachel, Micky and I will be welcoming our new intake children at our open afternoon.

We realise parents of new intake siblings cannot be in two places at once.  All new intake children will be invited for play visits the last week of June and first week of July.  We look forward to having a chat then..


Monday 29th May to Mon 5th June   INCLUSIVE   Half term holiday


Tues 6th June Group resumes

We try to tie in topic activities with the children’s interests and as many outings and special events as we can. Look out for dinosaur fun, emergency services and Pirate adventures as well as a sports challenge!


SPORTS event and Picnic Friday 16/6 or if wet Monday 19/6

 “Normal” start to our day then please return to collect your child at 11.00. A quick  walk to Christchurch QUAY for races and fun.  Bring a picnic lunch and stay to play as long as you like!

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

NOT your child’s day??? Then please join us at the Quay at 11 15a.m


w/c 19/6 Daddies week

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

Please sign up/ see list on wall ....so we know whom to expect.


w/c 26/6 Keeping SAFE week

We will include road safety, bike helmets and seat belts,  Low level stranger danger, internet safety,  EMERGENCY SERVICES. A trip to the fire station is planned for Thursday 29th. More info will be sent out on Tapestry. Group is open as usual.

w/c 3/7 and 10/7  we start our fun end of year topic .......Pirates with a Pirate adventure at Steamer point beach planned for Wednesday 12th July

Meet at Steamer point at 11a.m 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 Friday 14th ) This is a parent/ carer  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)


W/c 17/7 July will be ART week

OLD clothes please as we plan to get messy to end the term!



LAST DAY OF TERM   Thursday 20th July Teddies picnic and leavers ceremony

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

Please arrive at 10. 45 a.m with a named bear for party games.

 Parents/Grandparents/ carers/ friends  return at 11.45 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 in Druitt Gardens . (see food poster nearer date)


Sharing Information

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  continue to update your child’s Tapestry account adding learning and skills seen at home or  pictures of what your child enjoys and adventures they have with you.


Transitions to ‘Big School’

Tapestry accounts for children LEAVING POPPETS will remain available to you

ONLY UNTIL Midnight on the 14th JULY then Jo will magic them into a CD gift for you.

Key workers and myself will be asking to see all parents of children leaving Poppets this summer in order to complete transition documents. (If you would like to add a photo of your child for their new teacher please bring one to our meeting)

After the half term we will finalise assessments and recordings of your child’s next steps ready to share with you.  Please look out for our  appointment posters to complete transition documents.

Parents of children returning to Poppets in September are also  invited to meet with their child’s key worker to discuss progress and share their child’s current interests.


 Leavers Photo

Over the next few weeks we shall be collating photo’s for our “Group leavers photo” as a reminder for your children of their friends at Poppets. This will be included on your CD.


I hate to end with bad news however I need to advise you that fees will increase to £12 per 3 hour session from September.

All children receive 15 hours free childcare the term AFTER their third birthday, don’t forget to check if you qualify for the 30 hours childcare funding. Some families will qualify for 2 year old funding its worth checking out!!


Term resumes on Thursday 7th September ( Wednesday will be a staff planning day)


Best wishes and our thanks for your continued support


 Lynn and the Poppets Team xx

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