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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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
As part of our transition to school for those children who will be starting Micklands Primary school in September and also those attending our pre-school today, we all went over for a visit to Micklands Primary to join the foundation … Continue reading
Jun 29 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Dates with Daddy
It was such a pleasure to have so many faces at Pre-School this morning! We had a wonderful time this morning ,it was lovely to see so many daddies and grandads having so much fun while engaging in the children’s development … 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
Tempest Photography Visit - Group Leavers' Photo
Tempest Photography visited us on 9 July and took the group photograph shown of all of the children who were in pre-school that day and who were leaving at the end of term to start at primary school.  If you would like … Continue reading
Jul 16 – Jul 20 all-day
Last Week of Summer Term 2018
Some photos from the last week of Summer Term showing all the fun we had at pre-school!                   #gallery-12 { margin: auto; } #gallery-12 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; … Continue reading
Sep 10 – Sep 28 all-day
We will be taking part in the Wildlife Trusts ‘30 Days Wild’ challenge this autumn term. Children will have an opportunity to explore the outdoors in a variety of ways, with links to the Early Years Foundation Stage.   #gallery-14 … Continue reading
Sep 28 all-day
Jam Tarts!
The children had fun making jam tarts today!                       #gallery-16 { margin: auto; } #gallery-16 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-16 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-26 { margin: auto; } #gallery-26 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-26 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 will celebrate Channukah – the Festival of Lights this week by playing Channukah songs on the smart board, listening to stories about Channukah, and also lighting the menorah each day. We will introduce similarities in cultures during this time, such as chocolate … Continue reading
Dec 3 – Dec 14 all-day
Christmas!
We will be celebrating Christmas in a variety of ways at Pre-School, including  winter wonderland activity stations, singing traditional Christmas Carols, listening to stories about Christmas and by making various Christmas crafts.  
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 will be holding the Children’s Christmas Party in the Micklands Primary School Hall and After School Club once again this year.  The party will take place on Saturday 8 December from 11.00am – 12.30pm. You will soon receive an … 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.