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)

“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 ‘transition’ to Year 2!

Year 1 (soon to be Year 2) had great fun ‘transitioning’ to their new class this week! We read the book ‘Michael’ – a lovely story about a boy who makes his own rocket! We then made our own rockets using plastic bottles and had great fun testing them out – to see whose rocket design was the fastest!

Year 4 reason and record data ‘smartly!’

During our transition time this week in maths, Year 4 (soon to be Year 5) were asked by Mr Smart (owner of ‘Smarties’ company) to gather information and record data about the rarest of the Smarties colour.

Year 4 ‘transition’ to an ALIEN Year 5!

As we began moving to Year Five, Year 4 discovered that something else had moved to! After investigating and compiling the evidence, we discovered that an alien (named Beegu) had crash-landed on our field – leaving vital clues to help us uncover the truth!

Reception ‘transition’ to Year 1!

Reception have been transitioning into year 1 this week, – meeting their new teacher and having a fun time!

Magical Tales and battles at Alnwick Castle!

On Thursday, as part of our topic work, Year 1 went to Alnwick Castle. It was amazing! From Knights and Castles, to Magical Tales – check out our class photo slideshows to see how much fun we all had…and watch out for our spell making video’s coming soon here too!

Year 3 visit the ISKON Hindu Temple!

Year 2 enjoyed a fabulous trip to the ISKON Hindu Temple, Newcastle today! Please take a look at some of our class photographs below, to see what an amazing time we all had! Also, look out for some of our literacy recounts (which we will be writing over the next few days) appearing on the website very soon – to discover what we liked best about this experience!

Year 1 are ‘gearing up’ for sports day!

This week in year 1, we have been ‘gearing up’ for sports day by practising our throwing skills. We used the vortex howlers and measured our distances using cones…

Reception visit some slimy sea life at the aquarium!

Reception have had a lot of fun on our School visit to the Aquarium! We began by having a play on the beach and then we took a walk to the aquarium. We explored the aquarium which was great! After that, we had our dinner watching the Sea Lions who were amazing. We then went into a room where we looked at Rock Pools and the animals that we might find in there. The Starfish was so slimy to touch!

ATTENDANCE – LAST WEEK

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

SCHOOL NEWS

Reception visit some slimy sea life at the aquarium!

Reception have had a lot of fun on our School visit to the Aquarium! We began by having a play on the beach and then we took a walk to the aquarium. We explored the aquarium which was great! After that, we had our dinner watching the Sea Lions who were amazing. We then went into a room where we looked at Rock Pools and the animals that we might find in there. The Starfish was so slimy to touch!

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Reception ‘squash and squeeze’ during free flow!

We have had a lot of fun reading a ‘Squash and a Squeeze.’ We’ve learned the story through actions and acting it out during free flow. We then worked together to story map and we were fantastic at remembering the key events. We then wrote the story ourselves. Have a look at our fantastic writing!

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Reception explore forest school…

We have had a lot of fun exploring our Forest School area this week! We made our own paintbrushes using natural resources and decorated stones with them. Some of us also made fantastic patterns or designed our own mini–beast…

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Year 6 search for Chen!

Something terrible has happened… Chen McMaths has disappeared! We became suspicious when he did not make an appearance in paper 2 or 3 reasoning in the 2018 KS2 SATs. We were all devastated. So…this week, the Winlaton West Lane Police Department (WWLPD) completed a full investigation of the crime scene to observe and make notes of the clues…

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Year 5 explore gravity and meteorites…

In science, we have been exploring the force of gravity. We completed an experiment to investigate how the weight of an object effects the gravitational force.  As scientists, we created our on example of Earth and dropped meteorites from the sky.

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