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

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...

Newsletter 10.05.2019

Please click on the link below for newsletter 10.05.19 Newsletter Volume 3 Issue 3 10.05.19

The Princess and the Wizard

As part of our prince and princess theme, reception have been reading lots of fairy stories. One of the stories we have read is called The princess and the wizard. Through this story, we have done amazing writing, solved tricky problems, acted out stories and this...

Reception are seeing double!

Reception have been trying really hard in maths this week. We have been learning our doubles. Some of us have drawn spots to help us to remember and some of us have use playdoh to create our doubles. Great work, reception!

ATTENDANCE – LAST WEEK

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

SCHOOL NEWS

Year 6 ‘dig for victory!’

As we are studying World War 2 as our topic this term, Year 6 have decided to ‘Dig for Victory’ and this week we planted some potatoes in our school planter boxes…

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Year 5 investigate something rather smelly – Viking Poo!

It’s a messy job but someone’s got to do it!
This week, we had a very interesting delivery from an archaeologist -some Viking poo! We were all rather intrigued as to why we would be looking at this interesting specimen. In order to see what they ate, we had to get our hands dirty, and research the poo to see what we could find.

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Year 1 chicks hatch!

Year 1 have been VERY excited this week, as we had a delivery of some VERY special chicken eggs – they arrived on Monday, started to wobble on Tuesday, one started to hatch on Wednesday and then when we came into school on Thursday morning 7 had hatched!

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Year 5 become ‘law makers!’

This week we had a visit from Gillian – from ‘Out-Reach Within Parliament’. We took part in workshops based around democracy, making laws and campaigning for change.

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COMING UP – DIARY DATES

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