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…
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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.
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 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!
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.