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

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...

ATTENDANCE – LAST WEEK

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

SCHOOL NEWS

Nursery fly high!

This week in Nursery, we have been learning all about ‘Transport’. The children were really interested in making paper aeroplanes and loved decorating their own aeroplane – flying these outside to see whose could go the furthest!

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Reception go down to the woods!

We have been very busy this week in Reception! We went on our first trip to Chopwell Woods (which was brilliant!), we learnt some new sounds in our phonics and we have been developing our number work in maths!

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Year 1 Holly explore measuring…

This week in Year 1, we have had fun measuring – using tape measures and rulers to measure the height of objects and people! We then used our maths skills to record the different heights in centimetres (cm).

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West Lane learn to respect…

This week, as part of our whole school learning about the United Nations Convention of The Rights of The Child, Mrs Tetley led us in a  ‘Rights Respecting’ assembly focussing upon articles 28 and 31 from The Convention:

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COMING UP – DIARY DATES

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