News & Events

Our calendar of Pre-School events

We update our calendar below with details of upcoming  activities, events and outings so please check it regularly to make sure that you know what is going on at Pre-School! 

Please also don't forget to have a look back at past diary dates as we may have updated key events with a short news report giving more details, information and a gallery of pictures from the day.

The calendar opens in  "Posterboard" view but the drop down menu below can be used to change it to another view if preferred.  Use the arrow keys on the right  to scroll ahead or back in time.  Use the buttons underneath to the left to subscribe to this calendar in a personal calendar such as Outlook, iCal, or Google.

Feb 6 – Feb 10 all-day
Valentine's Week
The children had a lovely time making their family some special Valentine’s cards . They used tissue paper and lolly sticks to make flowers for their cards. We spent time researching St Valentine and how Valentines started using our Smart … Continue reading
Feb 20 – Mar 3 all-day
Living Eggs
We are pleased to let you know that we will be taking part in the Living Egg experience again this year! 10 eggs will be delivered to us on Monday 20 February for the children at Pre-School to keep for two … Continue reading
Feb 28 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Pancake Day
Today the children will be taking part in making their own pancakes to share at snack time. I wonder what topping they will choose?  We will also be researching why we celebrate Shrove Tuesday using our smartboard.  The children will … Continue reading
Mar 1 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
St David's Day
Today, the children will be learning all about St David’s Day and the country of Wales. We will be researching why people celebrate this day and the story of St David using our smartboard.  The children will also be making … Continue reading
Mar 13 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Holi Celebrations
Today we will be celebrating the Holi which is a festival celebrated in north India. It marks the coming of Spring, usually in March.  Holi is a colourful festival with singing and dancing. We will be researching the festival on the smartboard … Continue reading
Mar 17 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
St Patrick's Day
Today, the children will be learning all about St Patrick’s Day and the country of Ireland. We will be researching why people celebrate this day and all about the story of St Patrick using our smartboard. The children will also … Continue reading
Mar 20 – Mar 24 all-day
Moments with Mummy
Unfortunately, due to time constraints, we are no longer able in hold our ‘Moments with Mummy’ sessions this week.  Thank you for your understanding and please rest assured that all the children will still be celebrating Mother’s Day this week … Continue reading
Mar 27 @ 11:46 am – Mar 31 @ 12:46 pm
Happy Easter!
We will be busy making Easter cards and nests for friends and family this week.  The children will also be learning about the Easter story and why we celebrate it. The children will also spend time preparing and sharing some … Continue reading
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Starting primary school is a significant event in your family’s life. While it is a very exciting time for both you and your child, starting school can also be an emotional and anxious experience. Research indicates that experiencing a positive … Continue reading
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
We are holding our annual “Open Day” on Wednesday 3 May 2017. Whether you have visited us before or not, this day is a great opportunity for prospective parents and their families to come and have a look around and see our pre-school in … Continue reading
May 26 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Earth Day
To celebrate Earth Day which took place in April and to tie in with our current theme of recycling, we are taking a trip to the local recycling facility at the Co-op on this afternoon.  This will give the children … Continue reading
Jun 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
A Trip to the Co-op!
We will be taking some of the children who attend pre-school on the afternoon session on a short trip to the local Co-op. We will be looking at buying some healthy options to experiment with back at pre-school later in … Continue reading
Tempest Photography Visit - Group Leavers' Photo
Tempest Photography will visit the setting this morning to take a group photograph of all of our children who are leaving at the end of this term to start at primary school.  If your child does not normally attend this morning … Continue reading
Jul 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The Big Toddle
This year, we have once again decided to take on ˜The Big Toddle’ challenge with our children.  This challenge is easy, fun and rewarding as the money raised goes towards helping vulnerable children across the UK. The children will complete … Continue reading
Jul 7 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Micklands Primary School Sports Day
We will be attending the Primary School Sports Day on this Friday to cheer on our siblings and friends. If you would like to take your child with you, please notify a member of staff.
Jul 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Afternoon Tea Party
To celebrate another successful pre-school year and to say farewell to our school leavers, all pre-school children and their parents are invited to our ‘Afternoon Tea Party’ on Saturday 8 July from 12.00pm –  1.30pm. There will be fun, games … Continue reading
Sep 15 all-day
Celebrating Eid
To celebrate Eid we cooked dahl and chapattis.  The children helped to chop the tomatoes using safety knives and to wash the lentils. The children were encouraged to smell and ask if they knew the names of the spices used; … Continue reading
Sep 20 – Sep 22 all-day
Celebrating Rosh Hashanah
We have been celebrating Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) by making apple treats, pastries and dipping apples in honey- a Jewish tradition that represents celebrating a ‘sweet new year’. The children enjoyed learning about this tradition and worked very hard … Continue reading
Sep 25 – Oct 6 all-day
Harvest Festival Celebrations
Harvest Festival is the celebration of the food that has been grown on the land.  People celebrate this festival by singing, attending church services and decorating their churches and homes with baskets of fruit.  This is also a time where … Continue reading
Sep 26 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Macmillan Coffee Morning
Thank you to everyone who came to our coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. We raised an incredible £117.27. Whether you donated cakes or money, we are extremely grateful. The children had a great time showing their parents … Continue reading
Sep 29 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
A Trip to the Co-op
The children took a walk to the Co-op to buy some ingredients so that we could make noodles with vegetables when we got back. The children were in charge of looking after the shopping list and shopping bag whilst we … Continue reading
Tempest Photography Visit - Children's Individual Portrait Photos
Tempest Photography will be with us from 10.30am. If your child attends in either the morning or afternoon session on this day, they will automatically have their photo taken. If your child doesn’t attend on this day, or if you … Continue reading
Oct 4 @ 12:15 pm – 3:00 pm
Trip to St Barnabas Church
To celebrate Harvest Festival, we took a trip to St. Barnabas Church in Emmer Green. The children talked about travelling by bus and enjoyed the bumpy ride! They then travelled by foot to the church to drop off a few … Continue reading
Oct 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Chips!
The children have recently been talking about what makes our country unique.  A big theme as always was food! The children enjoyed discussing the different cuisines we have to offer and running with this theme we paid a visit to … Continue reading
Diwali Celebrations Day
We have been celebrating Diwali this week at pre-school.  We have learned all about the story of Diwali and why it is the celebration of light using our Smart Board. We have spent time making and decorating diva lamps from clay. … Continue reading
Oct 30 – Nov 3 all-day
Halloween Week!
We have celebrated Halloween this week! We investigated the inside of pumpkins and took out the seeds to plant in our vegetable garden. On Tuesday afternoon, we went on our ‘spooky’ maths walk where we looked for different numbered ‘haunted’ … Continue reading
Nov 6 – Nov 10 all-day
Bonfire Night Celebrations Week
We celebrated Bonfire Night at pre-school this week. We learned about the story of Guy Fawkes using our Smart Board and even made our own Guy using some spare clothes and newspaper! We also collected some sticks and made our own … Continue reading
Nov 6 – Nov 10 all-day
Remembrance Day
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AGM – Annual General Meeting @ Micklands Pre-School Building
Nov 23 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The committee is elected at our Annual General Meeting (AGM) which is held each year in November. This year’s AGM is being held on Thursday 23 November at 7.30pm in the pre-school building.  A parent from every family is required … Continue reading
Dec 7 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Christmas Carols at St Luke's
  The children at Micklands Pre-School are showing care in the community again this Christmas. We will be spreading Christmas cheer by taking a trip to St Luke’s Residential Home and singing our favourite Christmas Carols to the people who … Continue reading