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

Newsletter 16 November

Newsletter Volume 1 Issue 10 16.11.18

Reciting Poetry in Year 1 and Year 5!

One of our favourite English objectives is learning poems by heart and reciting them! This week, Year 1 and 5 have both learned poems by heart and performed them. We recorded them so that we could share them with you. We are so proud of how well they turned out!...

Year 6 are fluent with fractions!

This week, year 6 have been learning how to calculate with fractions, integers and mixed numbers. To revise this concept, we went on a fractions hunt! We have also been recapping how to simplify fractions, so - to try and catch us out - Mrs Bell and Mrs Young had...

West Lane Remember Them…

In the week leading up to Remembrance, our whole school participated in a remembrance project – where pupils decorated Winlaton community with pebbles (carefully designed and decorated by the children themselves, with the names of soldiers from World War 1 and 2) for residents to find!

Year 4 freeze frame Rama and Sita!

This week, as part of their learning about Hinduism and the ‘Festival of Light’ Diwali, Year 4 took part in a fantastic dance workshop – facilitated by a very knowledgeable and motivational dance instructor Josh! Take a look at how much fun we all had with our dance moves!

Nursery blow some sparkling straw fireworks!

The children had fun this week, blow painting with powder paints – using straws. They explored colour and how colours can be changed…

Reception celebrate Diwali…

Reception have been learning all about Diwali this week. They have listened to the story of Rama and Sita. They have then explored Rangoli patterns. They ventured up to Forest School to collect their own natural resources and created their own Rangoli patterns on their carpets.


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


Year 1 ‘ava-tar-ific’ time in computing!

In computing lessons with Miss Westgarth, Year 1 have been continuing to use ‘Purple Mash’ – creating their own avatar’s, as part of their learning and understanding about the idea of ‘ownership’ of work online and online safety.

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West Lane Tag Rubgy Team ‘scout out’ success!

We played in the Y5/6 Tag rugby finals at Blaydon rugby club yesterday, where we came 2nd in the first group! This sent us through to the champions league – where we came 3rd! A massive well done to everyone, especially Lewis M – who was scouted by an England rugby coach!

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Reception ‘listen’ at Forest School…

This week Reception have enjoyed going on a listening walk up to Forest School. They listened to all of the environmental sounds which they could hear and used their phonic knowledge to write down these sounds. They also enjoyed looking at all of the mini beasts and...

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Harvest Festival singing! Our whole school perfoms!

This week, Mrs Nugent and Miss Grayson held an very informative whole school assembly to celebrate ‘Harvest’ time. They talked to us about the meaning of Harvest at this special time of year and encouraged us all to think about others who are less fortunate than ourselves – to give thanks for all the things we have…

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