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
“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
ATTENDANCE – LAST WEEK
- Attendance Champions: Reception Hazel 100% 100%
- Whole School Attendance 96.6% 96.6%
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?’read more
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…read more
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.read more
In our topic lessons, Year 5 have been learning about volcanoes and how they erupt. In art, we used a range of media to create some exciting, erupting volcano pictures! Take a look at some of our art work!read more
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…read more
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…read more
COMING UP – DIARY DATES