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

Year 2 ‘debug’ Caterpillars Colin and Jeff!

In Computing this half-term, Year 2 have been developing their programming skills with Miss Westgarth: learning what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital
devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions. Year 2 have also been learning how to create and debug simple programs – using our fabulous school ‘robot caterpillars’ (whom pupils have named Colin and Jeff!)…

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Newsletter

Please click on the link below for newsletter dated 15.06.18. Newsletter Volume 4 Issue 9 15.06.18

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Year 1 learn about Judaism, Joseph and his amazing coat!

In RE this term, Year 1 have been learning about Judaism – focusing upon the story of Joseph and his multi-coloured coat. The children were curious and engaged – discussing some of the morals contained within this biblical story and creating their own versions of Josephs’ coat within their follow up Art lesson…

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West Lane Run for Fun!

On Friday 25th May almost 400 of us (!) went to Saltwell Park, to participate in the annual ‘Gateshead Schools Fun Run’ event. We arrived by coach and when we got there we enjoyed warming up with the Metro Gnomes!

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Year 1 Holly investigate materials…

This week in Science, Year 1 tested some common materials to see if they: floated or sank; were waterproof or not; were magnetic or not. Can you predict which materials were which?…

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New classrooms on the way

Last Friday a group of West Lane pupils went to Hull to see our new classrooms being built. We got to see and walk around in some of the units that will eventually be brought to West Lane and fastened together to make the new building. We had a fantastic welcome from...

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