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 28 all-day
Jam Tarts!
The children had fun making jam tarts today!                       #gallery-2 { margin: auto; } #gallery-2 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-2 img { border: … Continue reading
Canadian Thanksgiving
Thanks to our Canadian connections, we were able to celebrate Canadian Thanks-giving 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 … Continue reading
Oct 8 – Oct 12 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
We have organised a ‘Parent Workshop’ to give you information about children’s  learning and development here at Micklands Pre-School as well as an introduction to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). If you would like to attend, please add your … Continue reading
Oct 9 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Parents' Coffee Morning
Parents were able to join in with our activities this morning and interact with all our children while sharing this special time with their children at pre-school. Parents also got to enjoy each other’s company, make some new friendships while … Continue reading
Oct 12 @ 12:15 pm – 3:00 pm
Trip to St Johns Church
To celebrate Harvest, we took a trip to St Johns church in Caversham. We travelled on foot then by bus, this was a wonderful experience for the children and they were very excited to be sitting upstairs on the bus. … Continue reading
Oct 31 – Nov 4 all-day
Halloween!
What a fun day we had at pre-school celebrating Halloween!  We had some witches, wizards, cats, dragons, skeletons, super heroes and many more join us today. All the children joined in with exploring, investigating and creating with lots of activities and … Continue reading
Bonfire Night Celebrations
We celebrated our ‘Bonfire Night’ at pre-school this week which the children were very excited about! We had some wonderful activities planned by our excited and dedicated staff, and there were some fantastic ‘planning in the moment’ activities too throughout … 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
Nov 9 all-day
Remembrance Day
We will be making poppies for Remembrance Day and talking to  the children about this special day.   #gallery-12 { margin: auto; } #gallery-12 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-12 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; … Continue reading
Nov 13 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
A Trip for Remembrance Day
We visited our local memorial today at the cemetery where we saw all the wreaths, poppies and flowers that people had laid to remember their loved ones. The children had made some wonderful poppies at pre-school to take with us … Continue reading
Nov 14 all-day
90s Day!
Our 90’s day today was very popular with children and staff, we had so much fun and we had some fantastic outfits worn by everyone! There was lots of singing and dancing and we were learning all different 90’s moves.  By … Continue reading
AGM – Annual General Meeting @ Micklands Pre-School Building
Nov 29 @ 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 29 November at 7.30pm in the pre-school building.  A parent from every family is required … Continue reading
Dec 3 – Dec 7 all-day
Channukah
We have been celebrating Channukah  (festival of lights) by creating dreidels out of craft materials, making potato latkes, playing Channukah songs on the smart board, listening to stories about Channukah, and also lighting the menorah each day. The children particularly … Continue reading
Dec 3 – Dec 14 all-day
Christmas!
We have been celebrating Christmas in a variety of ways a Pre-School, including  winter wonderland activity stations, singing traditional Christmas Carols, listening to stories about Christmas and by making various Christmas crafts. The children have been busy decorating the Pre-School … Continue reading
Dec 7 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Christmas Carols
After practising our Christmas carols at pre-school for the past few weeks, we were all very excited to visit our local community at the Travellers Rest to sing to them while sitting around their very big Christmas tree!  We were … Continue reading
Children’s Christmas Party @ Micklands Primary School Hall
Dec 8 @ 11:00 am
Children's Christmas Party @ Micklands Primary School Hall
We had a joyous time at the Christmas party, it was lovely to see so many excited, happy, smiley faces! Our activity stations proved to be a great success offering a variety of simple Christmas crafts that could be taken … Continue reading
Celebrating the Music of Bollywood!
We will be having a Bollywood theme day to promote music, movement and dance with the children. We look forward to exploring this vibrant and extremely beautiful dance form with the children.
Jan 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Thank you to all the families who were able to join us for our pre-term winter walk. It was incredible to see so many happy and keen faces. We enjoyed being able to catch up with all of the children … Continue reading
Celebrating Rock 'n' Roll Music!
We will be having a Rock ‘n’ Roll theme day to promote music, movement and dance with the children.  
Feb 5 all-day
Chinese New Year
This week we will celebrate Chinese New Year.
Feb 11 – Feb 15 all-day
Valentine's Week
   
Feb 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Puppy Guide Dog Visit
We are very excited to let you know that we have a puppy guide dog visiting the setting this afternoon! Her name is Summer and she lives in Devon with Di Godfrey who is Polly’s Grandma.  Di has been a Guide … 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 5 all-day
Pancake Day
To celebrate Shrove Tuesday, we will be making pancakes today!  
Mar 7 all-day
World Book Day
We will celebrate World Book Day this week at Pre-School.
Mar 20 all-day
St Patrick's Day
We are celebrating St Patrick’s day at pre-school today.      
Mar 25 – Mar 29 all-day
Happy Easter!
Easter celebrations week at pre-school!  
Mar 29 @ 12:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Moments with Mummy Coffee Afternoon