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Gallery 2020-2021

Gallery 2020-2021

 

Our gallery is here to provide an overview of the exciting opportunities and activities that make up the year here at Preston Primary. If something catches your eye, please head over to that class's page to find out more information.

Noah's Ark Display

 

As a wonderful finale to our Noah's Ark topic, Reception welcomed local artist, Darrell Wakelam. All 60 children were involved in creating this wonderful display. We are very proud of their work!

Flying The Flag For Somerset

Before the Easter break, we took part in a competition organised by the Somerset Library Service. We had to think about Somerset and design a flag that represents the county. We are very proud to announce that Emily in Cedar Class came 3rd place in the the Key Stage One category. Well done to Emily! 

KS2 Pupils Experience the Wonders of a Virtual Reality World!

The children in KS2 were treated to a virtual adventure this week, with all year groups experiencing a different world to explore. Please visit class pages to read and see more!

Rev. Ruth Leads Our Easter Service

Rev. Ruth joined us today to lead our Easter service. After the year 2 children read about Holy Week and said some prayers that they had written in our RE lessons, Ruth talked about chocolate eggs and their symbolism in the Easter story. All of the children looked splendid in their Easter hats. Thank you for joining us today, Ruth!

Superhero Red Nose Day

The whole school (even the teachers!) looked amazing, dressed up as Superheroes to raise money for Comic Relief.  Thank you to all the parents for providing such super costumes and for contributing to this fantastic charity. Please visit class pages to see more great photos.

World Book Day Travelling the World Through Books

As part of World Book Day, the whole school was invited to come to a school dressed as a character from a book. Each year group was assigned a country and they all chose a book they were able to share together creating reviews and looking for similarities and differences between our cultures. Classes shared  stories with others  from a different age range with stories they had rewritten and recorded. Not only were the children involved in reading books but also looking at related geography, traditions, music and languages.

Children's Mental Health Week

 

Each year, the school participates in ‘Mental Health Week’. This year, our reception children focussed on kindness and discussed what makes them happy. We decided that we would like to spread some of our happiness to the local community, so the children made ‘happiness cards’ for the residents of a local care home. The children thoroughly enjoyed making their cards and the residents of West Abbey Care Home (staff pictured with the cards) were delighted with their delivery of happiness.

Chinese New Year Dragon Dance

 

Our reception children have really enjoyed learning about Chinese Traditions, and finished the half term with a marvellous Dragon Dance. They made their own lanterns and musical instruments and invited the whole school to watch the parade through the corridors of the school. Well done Reception!

West Abbey - Lockdown Learning

Some of our Year 6 pupils created a video to share with West Abbey Care Home residents to explain how life and learning have changed since the lockdown was reintroduced.

Prayer Week 2021

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Here are a small selection of the prayers you hear on a daily basis here at Preston Church of England Primary

Christmas Lunch Preparations!

As part of their Design Technology curriculum, all three classes in Year 6 prepared their own Christmas lunch. From peeling the vegetables, roasting the potatoes, making the stuffing and of course mixing the gravy, the children also helped decorate the dining hall and laying the tables correctly.

For further photos, please visit the class pages.

Year 6 perform Panto!

It's Panto Time... (Oh no it isn't!)

Jack and the Beanstalk - Panto Online Trailer

The public trailer for our Digital Panto has just been released! We simply can't wait for Thursday...

Year 5 Victorian Day

 

 

Both Hazel and Hornbeam class had an amazing day dressed as Victorians. They enjoyed Victorian art, Victorian lessons, parlour games and even some tasty Victorian tea biscuits! Head over to the class pages to see more pictures! 

Winter Wonderland

 

Having recently redesigned the Welcome Garden at the pedestrian entrance to Preston Primary, it has provided the perfect space for launching important events in our community calendar. 
 

As Christmas approaches with advent, a small team of elves have been busy scurrying and scuttling to prepare a Winter Wonderland, complete with a nativity scene. 
 

It was lovely to see the awe and wonder on faces of children and adults as they walked into school this week but keep your eyes peeled, there’s a new addition to spot everyday!

Winter Wonderland

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Listening Leads to Library 

 

Each year, the pupils are given the opportunity to have their say in the Pupil Questionnaire. They have the chance to make suggestions on how the school might be improved and we had an overwhelming response this year for a revamped and restocked library. 
 

We were fortunate enough to have Mr Plumbley hand-paint the character decorations on the wall, source a unique sit-on shelf and use the money raised from the previous year’s Scholastic Book Fair to enable us to purchase new texts for each year group. 
 

As such a welcoming and vibrant space, it is the perfect area to celebrate reading and the arts as we have also managed to squeeze an oratory stage in too!

Budding Artists

 

Well done to Lennon and Owen in Year 6, who won our Christmas card design competition. Lennon’ s card design signifying ‘Hope’ will be used by the trust to send goodwill messages and Ethan’s interpretation of Mary and Joseph returning to Bethlehem will represent the school’s messages. You can see the card designs below, as well as the boys receiving the news that their designs had won - well done!

 

 

Preston proud to trial scooters for South Somerset

You may have noticed e-scooters popping up around our community. This is because South Somerset Council are trialling a new initiative to reduce the amount of car journeys (particularly single-user journeys) around our locality. Year 6 staff at Preston CofE Primary were given the opportunity to test out the exciting new technology this week.

 

The controls are very straightforward, your right thumb controls the acceleration and your left hand has a bicycle-style brake lever to slow you down. A handy kickstand helps to keep the scooter upright when parked. 

 

As a vehicle, the joy of the e-scooter is that it is a simple, no-fuss method of hopping those short-distance trips across town, without having to rely on the car. The trial with the council stipulates that users must be at least 16 years of age, with a full or provisional driving licence (these e-scooters can only be used legally in the same highway spaces cyclists enjoy) and wearing a helmet is highly recommended. 

 

Of the ten staff that gave the scooters a try, nine owned their own car. Despite this, we all really enjoyed the novel experience and could see ourselves using the technology regularly if it suited our purposes (the headteacher, Mrs Hodgson, had already beaten us all to using them, nipping around town aboard one over the weekend!) 

Cool Aeronautics 2020

 

Year 6 were fortunate enough to participate in the world’s largest Cool Aeronautics event, hosted by Leonardo. Students built working model cars in the teams, before designing bridges to transport the cars across a frozen river.

Year 4 Tudor Day

 

Both classes had an amazing day dressed as rich and poor Tudors. They enjoyed Tudor art, archery, Tudor dancing followed by a Henry VIII ball and then to end the day, a banquet of Tudor food! Head over to the class pages to see more pictures! 

Children in Need 2020

 

Thank you to everyone in our school community, who made a fantastic effort to come to school in their favourite pyjamas and slippers! The school raised an amazing £527 for the charity, thank you to all who donated.

Pete the Poet Visits Year 2 and Year 4

 

Year 2 and Year 4 were lucky to have a visit from Pete the Poet today. We had a great time.

For more pictures, see the class pages.

 

Remembrance Day 11th November 2020

Our Remembrance Garden is now completed, ready for the service on Wednesday morning and for the local community to view from the school gates. The names  displayed in the trees and on the fence are names of the fallen soldiers from WW1 and WW2, that lived in our local area. Some can also be found on the memorial on Preston Road, do you recognise any family names? Thank you to everybody who donated recycled red materials to adorn our poppies, as you can see they stand proudly amongst the cascade of poppies.

 

Zamble African Drumming Workshops

 

As part of our Black History Month celebrations, we were able to invite in Kaspa from the Zamble African Dance company to teach Year 5 and 6 about the culture surrounding ceremonial drumming! Head over to the Class Pages to discover more...

Elm Class

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Mothers, Send Them Out of London!

Head over to the Year 6 Class Pages to see more photos from the Evacuee Day, helping to conclude our World War 2 topic!

Our Year 6s put an amazing effort in, dressing up as evacuees from 1940!

Malcolm the Magician Visits Reception

 

The children were delighted with Malcolm's magic tricks. He wowed us with his multiplying sweet trick and the hall was filled with roars of laughter. A lovely end to a very busy half term!

#Hello Yellow! 

 

A sea of yellow entered our gates here at Preston Primary for World Mental Health Day. Spreading positivity, we discussed why we should talk about how we feel and had great fun digging through our wardrobes to don something yellow to raise money for this great cause!

Harvest Festival 2020

 

In a year that has seen the introduction of class bubbles and social distancing, the school was unable to hold our usual Harvest Festival assemblies.

The festival is an important time for learners to reflect on how our food is produced and just as importantly, an opportunity to give something back to our local community.

A big thank you to our families who donated gifts, which will be delivered to The Lord’s Larder to distribute to members of the community in need. A special thank you to Rev.Ruth who shared an online Harvest assembly, that all the children could enjoy in their classes.

And Here They Are - Our Preston Pioneers!

We were so proud to present our Pioneers with their awards and prizes for participating in the Preston Pioneer 50 challenge! We were inundated with evidence from our learners, proving their resilience, creativity and determination to succeed. The school really enjoyed running this challenge and we can't wait to re-run it in the summer term, in 2021!

Yeovil Town Community Sports Trust

Some of our children from Year 3 and 4 were fortunate enough to work with our partnership organisation, the Yeovil Town Community Sports Trust this autumn. The pupils worked hard on thinking about the themes of resilience and perseverance in sport and how they could apply this to their own lives and academic schoolwork. Well done and thank you to Lewis and Louis from YTCST who came to help our pupils in their endeavour.  See picture above.

Musical Theatre Club

This week we had a backstage pass to the makings of Matilda The Musical and the children learned all about how to become a Matilda! We had lots of fun and they learned that 'sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty!' 

Sporting Fun for Year 2

Roll Up Roll Up...

Your teachers will have asked you this week whether there are any Preston Pioneers ready to receive their certificates and medals. If you think that your teacher may have missed you or you have work to share with them, make sure you let staff know this week - deadline Friday 9th October!

Pine Class Braving the Weather to Recite Their Poem!

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National Poetry Day 2020 is upon us and we are very excited to share a range of poems in class and create our own too! Poetry is a powerful art form for exploring abstract ideas and often describing and discovering the world around us. The purpose of National Poetry Day is to fire the imagination of our minds and provide opportunities to see things from others’ perspectives. It is open to absolutely everyone to join in, quietly or noisily in rewarding and enjoyable ways!

Head over to the Year 6 Class Pages to hear more poetry or visit Whitebeam's Page to read their best ode efforts! 

Year 6 Dissect Pigs’ Hearts in Science

Please visit Year 6 class pages, to view more photos of the children in awe and clearly  enjoying this practical science lesson!

CPR training for pupils takes place at Preston Primary School

On World Heart Day, pupils had the opportunity to take part in a session in CPR. 

Learning the basic skills of first aid and techniques like CPR will give our children the confidence to know that they can step in to help someone in need and in the most extreme cases could potentially save a life.

EUROPEAN DAY OF LANGUAGES 2020

The European Day of Languages helps to celebrate and promote language learning and linguistic diversity within our school. Throughout the day, each class took part in a variety of activities, ranging from learning new greetings, identifying flags and even singing songs. For more photos of this special day please visit class pages.

Year 1 Tea Party with Mrs Hodgson

Reception on a Welly Walk exploring their new surroundings!

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