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

Scrumptious soup

  Today in Nursery we have been making scrumptious vegetable soup. We talked about the different vegetables before peeling, chopping, boiling and stirring them. We all enjoyed a bowl or two!

newsletter 14.06.2019

Please click on the link below for newsletter 14.06.2019 Newsletter Volume 3 Issue 7 14.06.19  

Elmer

Reception were invited to visit Winlaton library to celebrate Elmer day. The librarian read us a Elmer stories, we sang songs and even had a sweet treat after the story. Over the past few weeks, we have used the Elmer stories in all sorts of ways. We have written...

Year 2’s Australian Art Day

Louise from The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art came to do some Australian art with us on Wednesday. We replicated some indigenous cave paintings by using spray paint on our hands. We really enjoyed recreating Aborigine art and decorating a didgeridoo.

newsletter 07.06.2019

Please click on below link for newsletter 07.06.19 Newsletter Volume 3 Issue 6 07.06.19

Year 2 Brilliant Boomerangs!

We had a fantastic time On Tuesday during Australia day. The children made beautiful boomerangs here's a video of them testing them out on the field. https://vimeo.com/340603127

Year 2’s Amazing Australia Day!

Year 2 have had an amazing day, mate! We've been: making rain sticks making boomerangs and then testing them on the field learning Aussie songs listening to Australian didgeridoo music learning Aussie slang completing Australian maths word problems making Aboriginal...

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...

ATTENDANCE – LAST WEEK

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

SCHOOL NEWS

Year 6 stand to attention!

On Monday 19th February 2018, Year 6 were lucky enough to have Beamish brought into our classrooms! Hannah and Bill from ‘Queen’s of Machines’ workshop, at Beamish Museum, came in to give us lots of information about how ‘The Great War’ changed many stereotypes for women (for a short while) and how this affected change for women now in the UK.

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Year 1 explore TEETH!

This week in Year 1, we have been exploring TEETH!  We borrowed some animal teeth from the Hancock (Great North) Museum and looked at teeth from: a Great White Shark; a mammoth (18 thousand years old!); a Baryonyx dinosaur; an Iguanadon dinosaur; a horse; a sheep; and a Sabre -Toothed Tiger!

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Year 2 become masters of shape!

Year 2 have been exploring 2-D shapes this half-term – identifying, sorting and classifying them according to their different ‘properties’  whilst also using correct mathematical vocabulary to describe them – vertices, sides, equal sides, parallel lines etc. The children worked in pairs / groups to decide themselves how they would sort their piles of 2-D shapes. Take a look at some of the interesting range of comments made by the children, explaining the different ways in which they sorted their shapes…

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Reception enjoy some wonderful World Book Day fun!

Reception thoroughly enjoyed World Book Day last week! We loved looking at everyone’s outfits and talking about our favourite stories. We even got to try some porridge. It was delicious! Take a look at our photo slideshow to see how much fun we had…

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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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