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.

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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
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
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
Diwali is the Hindu celebration of light. To honour this, we have been making tea light holders using modelling clay and sequins, and the children were able to take these home to show off to their families To celebrate Diwali … 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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Dec 1 – Dec 15 all-day
We have been celebrating Christmas in a variety of ways at Pre-School, including a variety of winter wonderland activity stations, singing traditional Christmas Carols, listening to stories about Christmas and by making various Christmas crafts. The children have been busy … Continue reading
Dec 7 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Christmas Carols at St Luke's
To celebrate Christmas, we took a trip to St Luke’s Care Home in Emmer Green. The children travelled by bus and enjoyed yet another bumpy ride! They then travelled by foot to St Luke’s to sing a variety of traditional … Continue reading
Children’s Christmas Party @ Micklands Primary School Hall
Dec 9 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Children's Christmas Party @ Micklands Primary School Hall
We had a joyous time at the Christmas party, it was lovely to see so many happy, smiley faces. Our activity stations proved to be a great success, offering a variety of simple Christmas crafts that could be taken home. … Continue reading
Dec 12 – Dec 20 all-day
We have been celebrating Channukah (festival of lights) by making pancakes with apple sauce, playing Channukah songs on the smart board, listening to stories about Channukah, and also lighting the menorah each day. The children particularly enjoyed saying the word … Continue reading
Feb 5 – Feb 9 all-day
Valentine's Week
We had a wonderful time spreading the love this week at Pre-School! The children were engrossed in so many activities, and enjoyed making numerous cards for their loved ones, and also baking special Valentine’s pastries to take home to share … Continue reading
Feb 6 all-day
Pancake Day
To celebrate Shrove Tuesday, which would fall over half term, we made pancakes today! The children loved measuring and mixing all of the ingredients, and especially enjoyed eating them! The children were introduced to new concepts, such as weights – … Continue reading
Feb 19 – Feb 23 all-day
Chinese New Year
This week we have been celebrating Chinese New Year. The children have been able to engage with a variety of activities including making paper chain dragons, using various Chinese numerals and letters to trace and colour, cooking noodles, making a … Continue reading
Mar 1 all-day
World Book Day
We are extremely excited to announce we will be celebrating World Book Day this week at Pre-School.  We would like to invite your children to dress up as their favourite book characters, and even bring in their favourite story from … Continue reading
Mar 5 all-day
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 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
We are taking a trip to the local recycling facility in Caversham on this morning.  This will give the children the opportunity to experience recycling first hand. Any parent helpers will be very much appreciated as without you, our trips … Continue reading
Moments with Mummy Coffee Morning
We would love to see all you mummies, nannies, aunties and any other special ladies celebrated here in Pre-School! We will be arranging some craft activities for you partake in with your child, so it would be wonderful if you … Continue reading
Mar 16 all-day
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 19 – Mar 23 all-day
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 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 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