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 me. Could I also ask that you put it on your social media accounts and spam any email addresses of family and friends to try and get us somewhere near the prizes. We currently sit on 120 votes and the leader at the moment has 945. Please please please vote, with funding these days it is so hard to get the extra niceties that our children deserve.

Mrs Richardson

Close your eyes and imagine…

You are a child again, curled up on a huge squishy beanbag, big enough for three, chilling out with your new book or reading a story to younger children in your school. You are surrounded by grass and trees and all you can hear is the sound of the birds nearby and the distant murmur of other children playing. Overhead is a sail canopy that shelters you from the sun and light rain, and next to you is what used to be a boring old wall that has been painted with a brightly coloured mural to stimulate your imagination…..

We are a small primary school in the heart of the Preston on Tees community and we currently have 212 children on roll, aged between 3 and 11 years. Our classes regularly meet together in family groups so that children of different ages can work and play together.

We aim to foster and develop a love of reading at all times, but every day is a busy day with lots of learning to fit in. With this in mind we are planning to enable the children to take reading outside of the classroom and make it even more enjoyable, by turning one of our outside areas into a comfortable and inviting environment surrounded by nature. We would like to buy new books, a dedicated storage trolley, some huge waterproof beanbags and a purpose built shed in which to store them safely away.

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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