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%
Well done to our Y5/6 players, who played a match as part of Blaydon & District league last night. We have another match coming up soon and hopefully we will progress to the finals!read more
During Commonwealth week, Year 6 spent their afternoon’s researching their designated Commonwealth country – India. It was a shocking start to the week, as we discovered that Yorkshire tea did not come from York but actually is grown in Assam – which is in the north east of India.read more
Once again, KS1 and KS2 took part in the Gateshead School Dance Festival at The Sage, and the theme was music from movies! Here is KS2's beautiful dance to True Colours from 'Trolls'. I'm sure you'll agree that we have some future potential 'Strictly' contestants here...read more
Year 1 have been exploring healthy and unhealthy foods in PSHCE, because we all have the right to a balanced diet (UNCRC, article 24). We tasted some unfamiliar fruits and talked about the taste of each, collecting our preferences and then putting this data (information) into a pictogram in our maths lesson. We discovered that pineapple was the most popular fruit…read more
Year 1 have become master shape identifiers! We have been using our knowledge of 3-D shapes to sort them into different groups – sorting the shapes by size, colour and properties. We decided the best way to sort the 3-D shapes was to sort them into round and straight edges – finding shapes which had both round and straight edges in our hoop venn diagrams.read more
Year 1 have been very busy learning about ‘The Commonwealth’ this week. We have learnt about the 53 nations which are part of the Commonwealth and the children were all surprised to find out that our Queen rules over all of them!read more
COMING UP – DIARY DATES