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


Exciting eruptions in Year 5!

Some exciting eruptions have been happening in year 5! As part of our topic, ‘Exciting Explorers’, we have been looking at where volcanos are located, how volcanos are formed and what they are made of. We wanted to investigate the question ‘How do volcanos erupt?’

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May the force be with you!

May the force be with you! In science this week, Year 5 have been exploring the force of friction. We learnt how forcemeters can used to measure forces acting upon objects and that the unit of measure is Newtons…

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Year 5 test out some ‘egg-cellent’ air resistance!

Some ‘Egg-cellent’ air resistance investigated by Year Five! As part of our science topic on forces, we were asked the question: how does a parachute work? We learnt that parachutes are effective because of air resistance and gravity. To test this, we were given different materials, and had the challenge of protecting an egg by creating our own parachutes to explore the effects of air resistance. 

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Year 2 take a ‘fishy’ trip…

This week, Year 2 had a glorious, sun-filled and action-packed trip to ‘The Blue Reef Aquarium’ in Tynemouth! This visit linked many areas of our learning this term; Science – where we have been learning about habitats; Literacy – where we have been writing our own diary extracts as animals from our ‘Flotsam’ text and Reading skills – where we have been using ‘coastal’ themed non-chronological reports to practise our VIPERS skills of vocabulary, inference and information retrieval…

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Year 6 visit Beamish!

On Friday 18th May, after a hard week of SATs, Year 6 went to Beamish museum. We visited all the main attractions and completed a workshop. During our workshop, we looked at gender roles and how they were changed by the Great War…

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