With effect from 5pm Friday 20th March 2020, Preshute Primary School will be closed until further notice to most pupils, in accordance with the latest Government guidance relating to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Learning packs are available for each year group on the relevant class pages on our website.
Our current provision for home learning does not require lots of worksheets to be printed, and the school is not able to print the packs for parents or deliver them. Many of the activities can be done with everyday materials at home, and not all learning requires a computer or the internet.
We will be keeping in contact with all our families over the coming weeks via ParentMail and our website. New learning packs will also be uploaded at regular intervals.
In the meantime, to all our Preshute families and volunteers - keep safe and stay well.
The school is receiving regular updates from the Department for Education regarding COVID-19, and we will continue to share with you any relevant advice and guidance (see below).
Please note that a Department for Education coronavirus helpline is now available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education.
Parents and young people and staff can contact this helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
At Preshute Primary School, we offer the very best in primary education in a safe and stimulating environment, through a well-balanced, and creative curriculum, which is tailored to the needs of every child. Children work in a very caring and motivating school setting, and respond well to all aspects of school life. Christian principles underpin all that we do at Preshute Primary School. The Head teachers and staff endeavour to create an environment that is forward-thinking, and are quick to implement new strategies that can benefit the children. We are driven to help children to be good citizens of the future - fair, kind and resilient, to have a thirst for knowledge, and to embrace challenges.
The children are very much involved in the decision-making process of the school, and are proud of each other and our achievements. Preshute Primary School is very welcoming and always listens; please do feel free to come into school to discuss any aspect of your child's education with our staff and Head teachers. The website will give you a flavour of our school’s aims, the activities that the children are involved in, the achievements that we strive for and the wealth of memorable experiences that the children encounter.
Thank you for your interest in our school. We look forward to developing a very positive and successful partnership with you.
Claire Hann-Perkins, Head Teacher
Peter McGuigan, Chair of Governors
Click here for the 2019-2020 Wiltshire Council school term dates and Preshute Primary School inset days.
Please note that the early May bank holiday for 2020 has moved from Monday 4 May 2020 to Friday 8 May 2020 to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day.
Lots of fun to be had by all and some super costumes for World Book Day. There's no doubt Preshute has avid readers!
January's episode of "The Sky at Night" on BBC 4 featured several pupils from Preshute Primary School who attended Blackett Observatory at Marlborough College with Charles Barclay, Head of Astronomy at Marlborough College. If anyone missed this episode, it will shortly be available on BBC iPlayer.
As part of Children in Need, Preshute pupils recorded their own cover version of the Coldplay song "Yellow". Deputy Head Teacher, Mrs Mundy reports:
"In our Celebration Assembly, we have been listening to various pieces of music. We had listened to Jodie Whittaker's version of "Yellow" on our Healthy Minds Day, and were then thrilled to find this had been chosen as the Children in Need single.
Class 5 and Mrs Mundy thought it would be a great idea for us to make our own version. Mr Veale, our amazing guitar teacher, kindly agreed to play for us and worked with a group of children to learn the piece; excellent work Harry, James and James. Mrs Croucher volunteered to play the piano ........ and Leo (Class 5) learnt the piece on the flute. WOW!!! Our lovely Choir were keen to take duet sections at the beginning, before we raised the roof as a whole school.
We hope you enjoy listening to our version of the song!! It is rather beautiful!!"
Please click here for a copy of the PowerPoint presentation from the Parents Forum on 30 September, together with the questionnaire results.
Over the past few months, our pupils have been putting their own radio shows together. Thank you to Mrs Claire Hann-Perkins for all her expertise in putting the pupils through their paces in planning and presenting their segments, and learning how to use radio equipment!
Broadcasting from Radio Preshute ....
Beatrice, Year 5, reports "Over the past few months, we have been learning about history through the ages. We have been galloping through the Tudors as a highwayman, learning about the harsh punishments from the Victorians, and beheadings in Anglo-Saxon times. Listen to our radio show (above) for more information....".
Please make sure you put your empty crisp packets into the special crisp recycling boxes at school. They will be sent off to Terracycle for recycling. If each of our (approximately) 200 pupils eats only one bag of crisps each week for a year, that's a staggering 10,000 empty crisp packets that we can avoid going into landfill. Thank you to all of you who are already embracing this pupil-let "green" initiative.
Preshute Primary School is very fortunate in having a hard-working, innovative and energetic group of parents, grandparents and members of the local community working with us through the PPSA and Grand Gestures Team to raise funds and beautify the school and grounds.
Preshute Church of England Primary School
High Street, Manton, Wiltshire.
01672 512 754
Executive Head Teacher: Mr Neil Baker
Head Teacher: Mrs Claire Hann-Perkins
Deputy Head Teacher and SENCO: Mrs Mary Mundy
Admin officer (Reception and Telephone): Mrs Ange Baldock