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School’s vision for playtime inclusivity needs your votes!

A Stockton primary school is calling for families, friends and the local community to get behind their vision for a new sensory play trail in the school grounds, so that new pupils with visual and hearing impairments can enjoy playtime as much as their friends. Following the opening of a unit this September for visually and/or hearing impaired pupils, Preston Primary School in Eaglescliffe is asking for supporters to vote…

Preston Primary Sings for World Book Day 2017

Preston Primary School ‘Sing Up’ for World Book Day 2107 World Book Day is a celebration! It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world. This is the 20th year there’s been a World…

Reception Visit the Post Box

In reception, we have been reading traditional stories from the Jolly Postman book. The children have been learning about the journey of how a letter is delivered. For their home learning activity, the children had to write their address onto an envelope. The children brought their envelopes back to school and were then set the challenge of sending a note home. They were all eager to write their special note…

Year 2 Plant Bulbs at Preston Park

Last week, twelve Year 2 children went across to Preston Park to plant 5000 purple crocus bulbs!  They planted them on the bank leading down to the river with the help of two gardeners from Stockton Council. The Rotary Club donated the bulbs as part of a fundraising project to stamp out polio, a crippling disease that kills and paralyses young children. across the globe.  The purple crocus symbolises the purple dye…

Year 5/6 Tag Rugby (05.10.16)

A mixture of Year 5 and 6 girls and boys arrived at Egglescliffe Secondary to take part in a Tag Rugby festival. We were group with Durham Lane and Junction Farm. In the first round, the children did really well, winning their first match but sadly losing their second.

Primary Leaders Training Academy (26.09.16)

12 Year 5 children were taken to a training day where they were learning about how to be primary leaders at Preston. The children learnt a mixture of different things, including, what makes a good leader, ways to get children active in school, how to arrange level 1 (within school) competitions and strategies for team building. The children had a really good day and came back to school with a…

Preston Primary School get to know the moon personally

Exciting rare samples of moon rocks and a collection of impressive meteorites landed at Preston Primary School, Eaglescliffe on 11th April for a week’s visit. Students were able to enjoy a unique, interactive experience of astronomy during their lessons.  Highlights included getting up close and personal with some hand-sized meteorites, enabling students to touch a real piece of space.  Included in the educational pack is a 1.2 billion year old…

The Innkeeper’s Breakfast

This Christmas Key Stage 1 performed the Innkeeper’s Breakfast to their family and friends. The children thoroughly enjoyed performing the play and sang the catchy songs with enthusiasm and pride. The narrators spoke confidently and clearly and the actors gave an Oscar winning performance. A big well done to all involved! We were very proud of you all.

Stockton Cross Country Competition 2015

The children in Years 3, 4 5 and 6 were given the opportunity to take part in a cross country competition. Mr Walton kindly came to school early and all children, who wanted to compete, were then asked to run four laps of the school field. The children that managed the run and coped with the cold were then chosen to go to Allen’s West. Every single child participated brilliantly and were an…

Our Nursery Open Session was a huge success

The children loved showing their parents around our classroom. The parents enjoyed playing alongside their children in the different learning areas. There were lots of different activities which included: decorating crown shaped biscuits, using the wooden blocks to build a castle, decorating crowns, finding the king’s jewels in the jelly, making the king’s dinner in the castle and painting castles. The children had a fun filled morning with their parents.

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