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)

Introducing our new School Parliament Class MP’s!

Please meet our new Executive School Parliament for 2017-2018!

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Year 3 ‘rise with the sun’ at the Rising Sun Country Park!

This week, linked to their topic work, our Year 3’s had a fantastic trip to the Rising Sun Country Park! Take a look at their trip photo slideshow to see how much fun they had…

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Year 2 Elder explore the heart!

In our science lessons, Year 2 have been learning about the heart – how it works, how blood is pumped around our bodies and how oxygenated / de-oxygenated blood is transported around the circulatory system…

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Little Kickers Reception!

Reception have thoroughly enjoyed their first Little Kickers session. Everyone had a brilliant time and learnt lots of new skills…

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Reception get a little bit “Gruff!”

This week, Reception have been reading “The Three Billy Goats Gruff. “ We have acted out the story, made brilliant bridges and have drawn some ugly trolls! 

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Y1 Chestnut become scientists!

This week in science, Year 1 Chestnut have been exploring and identifying different parts of the human body, using different objects (non-standardised units of measurement) to measure parts of the body…

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Year 1 Holly go on a shape hunt!

In Maths, Year 1 have been exploring 2-D shapes and their properties. Last week, we went outdoors with our learning and we searched the school grounds for 2-D shapes!
We found circles, squares, rectangles, pentagons, hexagons and octagons…

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Key dates for autumn term 2017

Please click on the link below to find a list of key dates for the Autumn term Autumn Term 17 Key Dates
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  • Attendance Champions: Reception Hazel 100%
  • Whole School Attendance 96.6%


The day an Olympian came to visit West Lane…

Today, our school was incredibly proud to have a visit from Olympic British volleyball player Peter Bakare – who led our whole school on a sponsored fitness circuit session. Each class was taken through a series of fun, pulse-raisin,g strength and conditioning exercises, followed by a motivational talk from Peter and a demonstration of some key volleyball skills…

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Year 1 Chestnut investigate plants!

In science, Year 1 Chestnut have been learning about the structure of plants. The children worked in teams to discuss what a plant needs to grow, before labeling some diagrams showing the structure and features of a plant…

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Year 1 Holly sail away in shark-infested waters…

Year 1 Holly have been learning about materials and their properties in science – investigating which materials float and sink and which are the most waterproof by testing out some ‘pirate ships’ in shark-infested waters…

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Year 6 battle Britain!

In our topic this half-term, Year 6 are learning about the Second World War in Europe – looking at how and why World War 2 started, the timeline of events from the outbreak of the war, the Battle of Britain, some major events leading up to the Battle of Britain and the role of different countries within this. .In our topic lesson today with Miss Westgarth, we looked at why the ‘Battle of Britain’ was such a significant turning point in British History and had a really enjoyable day making our own ‘Battle of Britain’ service medals…

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Reception enjoy the outdoors!

On Wednesday 5th April, Early Years got to enjoy some special outdoor activities – we played team games, practised our map skills with some orienteering and made new homes for our hedgehogs! Take a look at our photo slideshow to see how ,much fun we had.

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