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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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
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-10 { margin: auto; } #gallery-10 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-10 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
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
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
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.     #gallery-24 { margin: auto; } #gallery-24 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-24 img … Continue reading
Feb 5 all-day
Chinese New Year
This week we have been celebrating Chinese New Year., the Year of the Pig. The children have been able to engage with a variety of activities including making pig masks, dragons, lanterns, using various Chinese numerals and letters to trace … Continue reading
Feb 11 – Feb 15 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 cards for their loved ones, making family trees, and also baking special valentine’s pastries to take home … Continue reading
Feb 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Puppy Guide Dog Visit
Today we were very lucky and very excited for Summer’s visit to Pre-School! Summer is a puppy who is being trained to be a guide dog with Polly’s Grandma, Di. Before Summer arrived at pre-school, we talked to the children … Continue reading
Mar 1 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
St David's Day
We have been celebrating St David’s Day today and the children have been learning about St David’s Day and the country of Wales. We have created our own St David’s flags, painting and making daffodils and investigating different shades of the colour … Continue reading
Mar 5 all-day
Pancake Day
To celebrate Shrove Tuesday we made pancakes! The children loved measuring and mixing all of the ingredients, and especially enjoyed eating them for our snack! We had some activities available within the sessions to explore playdough and making some pancakes … Continue reading
Mar 7 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 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
Apr 24 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Micklands Pre-School "Open Morning"
We are holding an “Open Morning” on Wednesday 24 April 2019. 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 9 @ 7:00 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