Dear Parents, Carers and the community of Winlaton,

Welcome to Winlaton West Lane Community Primary School where we believe we have something very special and all staff, children, parents and Governors strive to REACH FOR THE STARS! I am very proud to be the Headteacher of a school with such awe-inspiring children, dedicated staff and supportive parents and carers.

Staff and Governors helped to create our vision statement for our wonderful school which is based on a happy, inclusive school which exudes an ethos of opportunity for all: children, staff, Governors, Parents and the wider community of Winlaton. It is an ethos that enables our children to take responsibility and become a brilliant workforce of the future.

Winlaton West Lane Community Primary endeavours to be a forward-thinking school with high expectations of teaching and learning, behaviour and team work. We aspire to be outstanding in all areas of school life.

At Winlaton West Lane, you will find a welcoming and vibrant environment, with all involved taking responsibility for themselves and other people. We work hard to achieve our best in everything we do and always REACH FOR THE STARS!

Caroline Tetley (Head Teacher)

See our new brochure here !  West Lane brochure 2018-19

West Lane brochure 2018-19

“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.”

– Stephen Hawking

Year 1 Become Artists

This week, we have spent our afternoons as artists! We have explored art created by Andy Warhol to inspire our own art. The children designed a printed pattern, coloured it using crayons and then painted contrasting colours to finish. All the children were focussed...

West Lane Go Run For Fun!

Every year, Year 5 and 6 are lucky enough to take part in the Gateshead School Sports Partnership’s Go Run For Fun at Saltwell Park. This year, over 5000 pupils took part. We were even entertained by the Metro Gnomes while we waited for our warm up! As well as...

Choir perform at the Mayor’s inauguration ceremony

On the 17th May our school choir were honored to be asked to perform at the inauguration ceremony for the new mayor of Gateshead off the back of our success at the Spring Sing this year. We have worked incredibly hard for this event and it was a tremendous success!...

Choir perform for Beamish Dementia Awareness week

https://vimeo.com/337693001 Choir and school parliament had a fantastic time at Beamish on Monday celebrating the work we've done for dementia awareness week. As you can see our "singing for the brain" session went brilliantly!

Double trouble

This week, Hazel have been learning how to double and half and we're so good at this! To help us with our halving skills, we made some of the most delicious pizzas. The best part was definitely taste testing them. Don't they look delicious? We've also enjoyed learning...

Knights and Castles

We have really enjoyed our most recent topic based around Castles. We've enjoyed role playing. We've also enjoyed making shields in the craft area. We then used them within our play. Don't they look great? We've had so much fun this half term!

Newsletter 17.05.2019

Please click on the link below for newsletter 17.05.2019 Newsletter Volume 3 Issue 4 17.05.19

Amazing Australia!

G'day mate! Year 2 are super excited about their topic, Australia. So far we have been using our geography skills to locate Australia on a world map. We have also recapped our knowledge of continents and oceans. We used our fingertips and paint to create these...

ATTENDANCE – LAST WEEK

  • Attendance Champions: Reception Hazel 100% 100%
  • Whole School Attendance 96.6% 96.6%

SCHOOL NEWS

Incredible Climate

This week Year 2 have been learning all about the different climates in Australia, they used what they had learned to make a climate map showing the hottest and coolest places in Australia. Did you know that Tasmania and Victoria are the cooler areas in Australia and...

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Whitby Day 2

Before our full English breakfast, we packed up our rooms and made sure we were dressed for the day. After breakfast, we walked down the 199 steps towards the pier for our boat ride. We boarded the Summer Queen and sailed out into North Sea to take in the sights of...

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Whitby Day 1

On Monday 29th April, Year 5 took the long 2 hour journey by coach to Whitby. After learning about Dracula, we were lucky enough to be stopping right by the Abbey he was said to appear. When we arrived, we explored the wonderful YHA garden: we played hide and seek and...

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Spelling Bee

1st May, the children readied themselves for he ultimate challenge: Spelling competition at Dryden. They were against 9 other schools and all used their resilience, commitment, teamwork and of course, knowledge of spellings. We didn’t win but we came so close the...

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Spring term activities

  During Spring term, school parliament have been very busy, we organised a cake sale, a non-uniform day and a guess the teacher competition to raise money for Comic Relief. We raised lots of money for this super charity.   We also had training in how to...

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COMING UP – DIARY DATES

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