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)

It’s official !!

We’re an Ofsted GOOD School !!

Year 2 scientists search for seeds!

This week in Science, Year 2 have been ‘investigating’ different types of seeds – comparing their different shapes, sizes and textures (using scientific vocabulary), as well as learning about what type of plant / fruit they might have come from / grow into and how the seeds themselves are dispersed…

Newsletter 29.03.2018

Please click on the below link for newsletter 29.03.18 Newsletter Volume 3 Issue 10 29.03.18

Reception ‘outshine’ their shadows!

Reception took advantage of the sunny weather recently to explore their own shadows – having fun making their shadows do silly dances. The children also came up with some very interesting scientific explanations about shadows…

Reception eggs-plore some egg-cellent egg designing!

This week, Reception held their very own Easter Egg competition where they had great fun designing their own eggs – incorporating different patterns onto their eggs and creating some unique and interesting individual designs.

 

Reception become experts at shapes!

This week in Maths, Reception have been exploring 2-D and 3-D shapes. We have been focusing on describing these shapes according to their properties – using mathematical vocabulary such as ‘faces’ and ‘sides’.

Father Tom leaves us…

We have been very fortunate to have had such a close relationship with our local church, so this week’s assembly was a particularly sad occasion for our school – as it was Father’s Tom leaving assembly. 

‘Noah’s Art Club’ show off their religious art!

Over the past term, our ‘Noah’s Art’ After-school Club have explored many different religions through the medium of art.

ATTENDANCE – LAST WEEK

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

SCHOOL NEWS

Introducing our new School Parliamentary body…

This week, we convened our third school parliament meeting, since successfully achieving our UNICEF ‘Rights Respecting School’ Silver Award accreditation! We have some truly outstanding class MP’s – who are very proud to be representing the views of their peers within our school! Our new school parliamentary body is made up of elected pupils from years 3-6 and they will be championing the rights of pupils within West Lane Primary at all levels. Last half-term, we welcomed two new MP’s (Erin and Caitlyn) and we are therefore very pleased to introduce our newly re-formed parliamentary body to you all…

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Year 6 stand to attention!

On Monday 19th February 2018, Year 6 were lucky enough to have Beamish brought into our classrooms! Hannah and Bill from ‘Queen’s of Machines’ workshop, at Beamish Museum, came in to give us lots of information about how ‘The Great War’ changed many stereotypes for women (for a short while) and how this affected change for women now in the UK.

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Year 1 explore TEETH!

This week in Year 1, we have been exploring TEETH!  We borrowed some animal teeth from the Hancock (Great North) Museum and looked at teeth from: a Great White Shark; a mammoth (18 thousand years old!); a Baryonyx dinosaur; an Iguanadon dinosaur; a horse; a sheep; and a Sabre -Toothed Tiger!

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Year 2 become masters of shape!

Year 2 have been exploring 2-D shapes this half-term – identifying, sorting and classifying them according to their different ‘properties’  whilst also using correct mathematical vocabulary to describe them – vertices, sides, equal sides, parallel lines etc. The children worked in pairs / groups to decide themselves how they would sort their piles of 2-D shapes. Take a look at some of the interesting range of comments made by the children, explaining the different ways in which they sorted their shapes…

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Reception enjoy some wonderful World Book Day fun!

Reception thoroughly enjoyed World Book Day last week! We loved looking at everyone’s outfits and talking about our favourite stories. We even got to try some porridge. It was delicious! Take a look at our photo slideshow to see how much fun we had…

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Year 6 ‘dig for victory!’

As we are studying World War 2 as our topic this term, Year 6 have decided to ‘Dig for Victory’ and this week we planted some potatoes in our school planter boxes…

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