Mr Pritchard (Yeovil Conservation Group) and his Father-In Law kindly donated a selection of home made bird boxes to the school to encourage birds to nest in the school grounds.
Children from Eco-Club joined Mr Pritchard to learn about the best locations for the bird boxes and what to look out for. The children are looking forward to seeing what types of birds will nest in the boxes and monitor their visits over the weeks to come.
Selected children from Year 2 met with Mrs Hodgson on Friday for a Tea Party to celebrate their achievements in class. As always, there was a plentiful supply of treats and a chance to tell Mrs Hodgson about the work they have been doing over a cup of tea and cake. Congratulations to all the children involved.
Candy canes for everyone!
We are so lucky to have such thoughtful children at our school! On the last day of term, Dylan (Y6) treated every single child in the school to a candy cane each! Our very own Santa! A big thanks to Dylan for his kindness and generosity.
Whole School Pantomime Trip - December '21
Our children were extremely fortunate to be given to the opportunity to visit The Octagon Theatre to watch the 2021 pantomime, Mother Goose.
Thanks to the generosity of our wonderful PTA, every child was given a ticket and transport to experience the wonders of live theatre. We are so lucky and thankful for the opportunity; It was such an enjoyable morning.
Our children have been busy on our school allotment. During Eco Club, the children discussed what plants would be best suited to the time of year and the space available.
Over the past few weeks, the children have spent time preparing their own individual allotment planter and making sure it was ready for planting. Next, the children planted a range of items including: radishes, winter carrots and daffodil bulbs ready for Spring.
Well done children on your continued hard work in caring for our school environment and eco-systems. We look forward to seeing the results of your hard work in the weeks to come.
Remembrance Day 2021 at Preston
To commemorate the centenary of The Royal British Legion, we came together and paid our respect to soldiers past and present on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day and month.
We paid tribute by creating some memorial wooden plaques, clay poppies and created a tribute garden which included the names of local soldiers lost in conflicts. We thank God for our freedom today and for the sacrifices these soldiers made for our futures.
Lord, strengthen our hearts, hands, and minds, to work together for peace;
to see you in one another,
and to seek your kingdom above all things; that your will may be done, and your Kingdom come,
through Jesus Christ, the Lord of lords and King of kings.
EYFS and KS1 Remember
We gathered outside to remember everyone who has fought and died in conflicts around the world. We listened to The Last Post and were silent for two minutes. Mrs Charter then read In Flander’s Field to us.
Whole school art project
As a school we celebrate each child as an individual. Miss Roy (Art Subject Lead) helped us to capture this in a wonderful whole school art project.
Each child had the opportunity to put their own hand/finger print on the canvas as a permanent memento for the school. The finished canvas is now hanging in our main corridor for all to see. Thank you Miss Roy!
Rail Safety 2021
Marcia, from Network Rail, came to visit us today to teach us about how we can keep ourselves safe at train stations and level crossings. We learnt that a train can travel at up to 125mph and takes the length of 20 football pitches to stop. She taught us the rules about using level crossings and why we should keep behind the yellow lines at the stations.
#HelloYellow - Mental Health Awareness Day - 8th October
A sea of yellow flooded the gates this morning! Aiming to raise awareness for the importance of looking after pupils' mental health, we decided to raise money for the charity YoungMinds with a #HellowYellow event.
Thanks to all of your support and generosity, we managed to raise a FANTASTIC £373.82.
Harvest Festival - October '21
Today Rev. Ruth came to visit us to lead our Harvest Festival. We sang some harvest songs, listened to Ruth talk about the world and some children read prayers that they had written. Thank you to everyone for your very kind donations to The Lord’s Larder.
Our children celebrated the 20th European Day of Languages on the 26th September to promote the learning of different languages and celebrate our cultural differences.
A variety of activities were undertaken across the school including: creating a video clip in a foreign language, learning how to speak in new languages and learning songs in new languages. Our Preston Language Ambassadors were instrumental in making the day a terrific success for all involved!
Schools Cross Country success - September '21
Our pupils had the opportunity to run in the first meet in the Cross Country calendar this year. Preston Primary had a fantastic turn out at Yeovil Rugby Club with 5 of our runners doing particularly well in their categories.
As a school, we won the overall Year 5/6 Boys category. Well done to all the children who participated!
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.