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 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 5 all-day
Holi Celebrations
To celebrate Holi we have been using colour in a variety of ways, producing creative art work on paper, and also bosy art with paints on ourselves. We have also been researching the story behind the celebration using our interactive … Continue reading
Mar 8 all-day
World Book Day
We were extremely excited to celebrate World Book Day this week at Pre-School. We invited the children to dress up as their favourite book characters, and even bring in their favourite story from home which could be shared with both adults … Continue reading
Mar 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
The children took a walk to the Recycling area today so that they learn the importance of recycling our waste and start to understand why we recycle waste. The children were quite excited and interested in taking the recycling items … Continue reading
Moments with Mummy Coffee Morning
It was such a pleasure to have so many faces at Pre-School this morning. We saw Mummies, Nannies, Aunts and Daddies come in to celebrate Mother’s day, and a fun morning was had by all. The children had a great … Continue reading
Mar 16 all-day
St Patrick's Day
We have been celebrating St Patricks Day today by creating the shamrocks with paints and recycled toilet roll tubing, and pictures with beautiful orange and gold themes using a selection of mark making tools. The children particularly enjoyed talking about … Continue reading
Mar 19 – Mar 23 all-day
Happy Easter!
We celebrated Easter this week which children were excited about, we had lots of fun activities which the children joined in with and explored with extending their learning through play and their knowledge of the world. A few of our … Continue reading
Apr 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
We visited the outdoor classroom today over at Micklands Primary School. The foundation stage had some very special visitors – Farm Animals! The children had a wonderful time getting up close and personal with the animals, and even had the opportunity … Continue reading
Apr 23 all-day
We have been celebrating St Georges Day today by creating the England flag with paints, creating dragon and St Georges Day masks using a selection of mark making tools, role playing with the castle and small world models, and using … 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
May 14 – May 18 all-day
Royal Wedding
We have been celebrating the Royal Wedding in Pre-School this week and it has been thoroughly enjoyed by all! We had many activities set up around the Pre-School throughout the week and the children were very involved in the planning … Continue reading
Jun 4 @ 12:00 am – Jul 20 @ 12:00 am
Those child who are transitioning to primary school are taking part in ‘Readiness for School’ groups this half term which involve practising a range of activities, including taking on and off our socks and shoes, practising turn taking with games, … Continue reading
Micklands Primary School Picnic
All children who attend pre-school on this Friday will be going to the Micklands Primary School picnic. Children who are moving on to Micklands this September and who do attend pre-school on a Friday are also invited to join us … Continue reading
Jun 29 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Dates with Daddy
Our ‘Dates with Daddy’ morning is fast approaching, and we look forward to seeing all the special daddies and other important men celebrated here at Pre-School on Friday 29 June. You are welcome to attend with your child between 9.00am … Continue reading
Jul 2 all-day
Canada Day
Thanks to our Canadian connections, we were able to celebrate Canada today at Pre-School, introducing a range of EYFS related activities into our sessions. We focused on the Canadian flag, and talked about commonwealth countries and their importance. The children … Continue reading
We took a trip over to the primary school today to cheer on our friends and siblings at the Primary School. We all selected houses to support, and talked about finishing races. It was a great learning opportunity to talk … Continue reading
Jul 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Afternoon Tea Party
We had a wonderful time at our summer tea party and it was lovely to see so many faces! The staff did a wonderful job of planning and providing some lovely activities for our children and siblings to enjoy. We … Continue reading