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Venator Funding – Outside Book Area

We have recently been accepted onto the Venator fund raising scheme and are hoping to create an outdoor book area. Please could you all cast your three votes for us. Now here is the issue, Venator have registered us as North Yorkshire so you have to look for a little while to find us. You have 3 votes per email address – I have 4 so that’s 12 votes from…

Year 5 D&T Moon Buggie Project

Year five thoroughly enjoyed designing, making, testing and evaluating their own moon buggies. They showed collaboration and group skills and had to use their skills of resilience and problem solving during this unit of work.     Even when some moon buggies were struggling to move the children continued to enjoy thinking of ways in which they could make them work by listening to one another and combining ideas. Great…

Year 1 Plants

Year 1 have been learning about plants. We have identified and named some common plants and designed our own gardens. Everyone enjoyed planting sunflower seeds and watching them begin to grow on the window sill before taking them home. The children worked in the Jubilee garden with Mrs Hunt. They learned how to look after the garden and planted seed bombs. They watered the plants.

Reception Open Session

Reception Open Session The children invited their adults to attend an ‘Open Session’ where they showed their adults around the different areas, participating in different activities. This included: reading outside hula hooping building train tracks writing The children really enjoyed the session and are looking forward to the next one!

Opening of the Base for Children Hearing or Visually Impaired Children

On Thursday 29th November, we opened our new provision for hearing or visually impaired children. The original tender was put to Stockton Borough Council way back in March 2017 so Thursday saw the culmination of 18 months of hard work. A special guest, Stuart Myers, was invited as well as representatives from the Local Authority, the Governing Body, other neighbouring authorities and, of course, the wonderful Preston team. Stuart began…


The 10th of November saw 11 Y5 pupils travel to Hurworth for an action packed day highlighting how diversity enriches the world. Our children were excellent ambassadors for the school, eloquently voicing their belief in the importance of diversity and impressing the organisers with their insight into the topic. They thoroughly enjoyed decorating their gingerbread people, which was a visual reminder that though we may look very different on the…

KS1 Sports Festival

On Tuesday the children went to the Stockton Schools Partnership KS1 Festival at Durham University Sports Centre in Stockton. They were excited to meet Sporty Bear who led the children in singing and dancing to warm up. Then the children were able to try hula hooping, parachute games, relay games, skipping, golfing games, gymnastic and ultimate Frisbee!  All the children had an amazing positive attitude and loads of energy!

Athletics Competition

On Monday Year 4 went to take part in an Athletics competition at Durham University Queen’s Campus Sports Centre. The children took part in different track and field events, competing against 14 other schools. The field events included javelin, chest push, speed bound and jumps. The track events were various relays including running, hurdles and an obstacle course.  Everyone had a fabulous and fun morning, trying out new skills and…

Cross Country

Cross Country (27.9.2018) I would like to start by saying a huge well done to all the children who took part in the event, especially the Year 3 children who are new to Key stage 2 and all of the sporting competitions. The competition was much more enjoyable this year as it was brought forward, which meant that the children were no longer running in wet and muddy conditions. However,…

Year 6 Crucial Crew

Y6 Crucial Crew On Tuesday 11 September 2018, the year 6 class visited the Crucial Crew event in Billingham. The children enjoyed learning about; coping with dangerous situations; how we can best avoid becoming victims of crime, and the roles of various organisations.   Leading the input were representatives from the rescue services as well as from the main energy utility providers (ie. gas, electricity, water etc.). The afternoon involved…

Your kind words

Your teaching staff work so well together, they are an absolute credit to you and your school (as are the children).
I have to say the children, and staff, are an absolute credit to the school and I wanted to let you know as they were fantastic.
They were all very well behaved and very sensible. Well done on having such a lovely school.
“A lovely school with a good atmosphere for learning and having fun”
We are so proud of the progress our son has made in Year 1.
I would like to say a big thank you to all the staff who have helped my daughter this year.
Our son has thoroughly enjoyed his time as a Year 4 student.
It’s nice to have an informative school report that concentrates on the positives of my child’s learning.
Keep up the good work, without confidence it’s hard for a child to grow.
You were both very understanding and I really do appreciate this. Thank you so much.
You all do fantastic jobs and I appreciate this.
Not only has he progressed academically, he has also gained more confidence and I would like to thank Mr Clift for playing an instrumental part in this.
Many thanks to all the staff at Preston, it is you who make us parents feel our children are happy and safe.
She has really enjoyed Year 3. We are really pleased with the progress she has made in many subjects – especially in maths.
I just wanted to say “well done” for this year’s year 6 sats results! They were amazing and I know that it would have taken sheer hard work from the children and teachers to enable your pupils to achieve with the unrealistic expectations set the Gove & Morgan camp.
Thank you for the report it was a pleasure to read and we greatly appreciate all that you done for her this year.
“Communication from the Early Years team is great”
“I would like to express my gratitude for your support regarding last week’s royal visit. Your children behaved impeccably” – Stockton Learning Officer
“My child enjoys school and is excited to tell us about her day. A huge thank you to all of the staff for their hard work”
“Many thanks for the schools hard work, it is very much appreciated”
“Your school has a lovely atmosphere and a real ‘family’ feel”
“Thank you for your continued help and support”
“Keep up the hard work”
“I hope the ‘Be the best week’ goes well, you have a lovely school” – Chris Cook – Olympic Swimmer
“The arrival of a new head teacher has been managed brilliantly”
“I would also like to say a HUGE thank you to you and everyone at Preston Primary personally. It was an absolute pleasure to visit to your school”
“Really happy with Preston Primary, have recommended many friends as it is a warm, family friendly school”
“My child enjoys school and makes good progress”
“You are a very welcoming and accommodating school and there were lots of comments and praise about your fantastic environment” – EY LA consultant
“We love this school, my boys are very happy here and all of the staff work hard and really care for the children”
“I have visited four times in total and every time I have been made very welcome by all the staff and pupils”
“Thank you for all of the hard work”
“The children were all very attentive, enthusiastic and polite. I enjoy my job and visiting schools like yours makes it even better”

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