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School awaits world record verdict whilst supporting Children in Need!

Pupils at Preston Primary took part in a World record attempt last Friday (13th) – all whilst raising money for Children in Need. The record – officially described as the World’s ‘Largest Simultaneous Lesson in Multiple Locations’ – was attempted via a live ‘webcast’ lesson led by teachers David Andrews and Chris Williams. Pupils at the school joined over 35,000 children from schools in 14 countries in the lesson, which…

Year 3 and 4 trip to Segedunum

As lower Key Stage 2, we visited Segedunum as part of our topic about the Romans, their invasion and their legacy. After being delayed on the way there, the children were very excited when we pulled up to the Roman remains and could see a tower overlooking the fort.

School Allotment

As Winter turned to Spring, Year 5 began their work in the school’s allotment, over the road next to Preston Park. They also spent a lot of time replanting and tidying the Winters Jubilee Garden within the school grounds.

Year 6 visit to Crucial Crew

Year 6 children had fun experiencing and reacting to a range of real life emergency situations and surroundings. They had to ‘hazard spot’ and solve a number of safety problems and were taught how to seek help from the appropriate authorities. They even witnessed the arrest of a member of staff!

Some ‘Egg’citing News

We have some new family members at Preston primary School, thanks to Mr Oliver. He has supplied us with some eggs and an incubator which we have watched for the last couple of days and now have a wonderful batch of chicks in the corridor.

Lamplight Poets night at The Waiting Room

Sunday night saw the second PTA event held at The Waiting Room in Eaglescliffe. The Lamplight Poets were the entertainment for the evening and were absolutely phenomenal. The folky tone of their music suited the venue completely and the audience were left enchanted by the melodic tones.

Go Run for Fun

As part of our ongoing attempt to increase sports participation, all children from Year 1 through to Year 6 took part in the ‘Go run for fun’ run. This is a scheme backed by Nova International who organise the Great North Run and Ineos, a chemical company based at Seal Sands.

Sporty Bear visits Preston

This week we had a visit by Sporty Bear, a rather large and enthusiastic bear who came to school to present us with the Sainsbury’s Bronze sports mark. The school has been working hard at raising the amount of sports activities, both within school and competitively, that we participate in. We log all of our details onto the Sainsbury’s sports mark website and have been awarded a Bronze achievement. The…

World book day

World book day was a roaring success in school. We saw a variety of costumes from the children and they loved talking about their favourite books. Within school we swapped classes and older children read to younger, parents came in and read to classes and the children had a fantastic time.

Hands of Love visit – 6 years on

This week we had some special visitors from Uganda in school. The charity, called Hands of Love, first began its relationship with Preston Primary School six years ago. Hands of Love provides accommodation, food and education for 1400 children in Uganda.

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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