It's official !! We are an Ofsted GOOD school !!

And in even more GOOD news, we are now a Unicef RIGHTS RESPECTING SCHOOL, having achieved the SILVER AWARD – the highest level a school can get at the first assessment !!

Dear Parents, Carers and the community of Winlaton,

Caroline TetleyWelcome 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. One that enables our children to take responsibility and be the workforce of the future.

Winlaton WLCP endeavours to be a forward-thinking school which is experiencing a time of change and rapid improvement. High expectations of teaching and learning, behaviour and team work are the norm here. We want to be outstanding in all areas of school life.

At Winlaton WLCP 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. REACHING FOR THE STARS!

Caroline Tetley (Head Teacher)

Year 3 take a trip along a ‘watery’ path!

Yesterday, Year 3 enjoyed their much awaited and anticipated trip to Path Head Water Mill, Blaydon! The children followed up their visit, by writing some fabulous recounts (showing off their amazing vocabulary). We hope you enjoy reading some of their excerpt’s below and learning about how much fun the children all had…

We all ‘heart’ our after school art!

During the past couple of weeks at after school Art club, the children have been making Valentines hearts using clay. They finished painting and decorating them this week – we hope you agree that they all look fantastic!

Year 5 design and sculpt with Andrew from Land of Oak and Iron!

 This week, we welcomed back Andrew Mckeown, who is currently creating designs for the Land of Oak and Iron. He needed our help to create some designs which will go on display outside of the Heritage Centre.

Year 5 condition their muscles!

Over the last few weeks, Year 5 have been building their muscles and core strength – by being put through their paces with Alan from Thorp Academy!

Y1 build a ‘constructive’ visit with ESH Construction!

This week in Year 1, we had a visit from Claire at ESH Construction Company – who told us all about builders and the different careers which are involved in the construction industry! We had the chance to explore and play with different building materials and some of us got the chance to role play some jobs as a quantity surveyor, a builder, a site boss and an architect!

Year 1 enjoy some ‘jammy’ maths!

In maths this week, Year 1 Holly have been learning about halving and quartering. We explored these mathematical concepts in a fun and practical way – by halving and then quartering some slices of bread!

Year 1 Chestnut sail away with Columbus!

In topic, we have been learning about Christopher Columbus’ voyage and have learned many facts about him – including his 3 ships.

Reception share some busy News…

This week in Reception, we have learned a new sound in Phonics ‘TH.’ We looked at how these two letters (when put together) produces two sounds which are very similar - in words such as ‘that’ and ‘this’ we say it louder, whereas in words like ‘moth’ and ‘thin’ the...

ATTENDANCE – LAST WEEK

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

SCHOOL NEWS

Year 6 enjoy some ‘sweet’ science!

In Year 6 Science, we have been learning about the classification of living things. After a couple of weeks of some very difficult science vocabulary, Year 6 were ready to become classification experts!

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Martin Luther King Day and UNCRC ‘Rights Respecting’ assembly!

This week, Mrs Tetley led us in a ‘Rights Respecting’ assembly to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King – who fought for the rights of African Americans in the 1960’s. This assembly focused upon the United Nations Convention on the Rights of The Child: Article 1 (Everyone under the age of 18 has all the rights in the Convention) and Article 2 (The Convention on the Rights of the Child applies to everyone without exception and Governments should take all measures to ensure that children are protected against all forms of discrimination.)

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Year 1 ‘hunt’ for plants!

On Wednesday this week, we went on a plant hunt to discover what is growing around our school. Every time we found a tree, bush or flower we took turns to take photos on the ipad. We then went back to the classroom to conduct a scientific observation – using our own planted seeds.

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