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Year 2 morning at Preston Park

In October the Year 2 children spent an enjoyable morning at Preston Park. They fed the ducks, identified different trees, kicked the autumn leaves and had a little play in the park. When the children came back to school, they wrote all about their experiences and did some beautiful leaf rubbings.

Preston to Paris for Macmillan

To help our fundraising efforts for the Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, the children, staff and parents of Preston Primary are cycling a huge 840km on a number of exercise bikes, the distance between our school and Paris. The virtual journey started on Monday and we hope to arrive by Friday. The bikes are available through out the school day if you would like to come in and help us…

Cross-Country 2014

The conditions when we arrived to take part in the Cross-country event were absolutely perishing! Nevertheless, the children warmed up for their run in great spirit and very little moaning was to be heard (apart from Mrs Riggall who was freezing)! Conditions were tough as the ground was extremely wet, muddy and very slippy but great efforts were made by all of our entrants to ensure they finished the challenging…

Stig of the Dump

On Monday 3rd February Image Musical Theatre came to work with Key Stage 1 and 2 to produce Stig of the Dump – The Musical. “As said by the author Clive King himself, Image Musical Theatre delivers one of the best adaptations of this wonderful modern children’s classic. Clive King’s story of Barney and his Neolithic friend Stig has been a firm favourite with children and adults since its first…

MacMillian Coffee Afternoon

Preston Primary School proudly took part in MacMillian World’s Biggest Coffee morning on September 27th 2013. Cakes were baked, tea was made and the new members of this year’s School Council waited eagerly for customers. The afternoon was a success, raising £275. Our thanks go to all those who helped at the event, whether you baked, came or sent in donations. THANK YOU.

Eden Camp Year 4/5 Trip

Eden Camp When we got to Eden Camp, we assembled into our groups. We went into the first hut with our adults. Surprisingly, the girls were terrified of the moving dummies. Leah was the most scared girl in the blackout and it was very funny! We sat in an air raid shelter and heard the siren. When we went in the play area, we  played a war game. Overall, the day…

Year 1 Pirate Day

Year 1 children dressed up as pirates for the day and discovered what life was like aboard a pirate ship. The day was filled with lots of activities and included children walking the plank!

Butterfly World

On the 26th March, Year 2 went to Butterfly World at Preston Park. We walked around and we saw butterflies everywhere! After that, we saw a chrysalis, also known as a cocoon. My favourite part was seeing the meerkats because they are cute. -Izzy Turner Y2

Roman Day

On the 11th December, we had a Roman Day. First, we did picture colouring and then we made mosaics. After that, we had a sword fight and then we did the turtle to defend ourselves. Next, we did a march around the school. Finally, we had a delicious banquet. We all had a brilliant day! – William Pickard Y3

Green Day

What a great success ‘Green Day’ was! Thank you to all those who contributed in any way – from the baking of cakes, to the running of stalls, to the donation of some wonderful raffle prizes. Some of the cakes were quite spectacular! The School Council worked hard to help prepare games and activities for the day in addition to serving drinks and biscuits during break times. On the Friday evening, I took…

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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