Menston Primary School

Making our World a Better Place


Last week was minibeast week at Menston Primary. Classes worked outside with Ruth McBain from Nell Bank to search for and find out about minibeasts that we have in the school grounds.

Mandy Young from the NSPCC delivered assemblies on Monday 19 June to the whole school. The assemblies served to strengthen the message that children must speak out if they are worried about anything. The children learned the Childline number using hand actions: 0800 1111.

Children and staff celebrated our own World Book Day by dressing as our favourite story characters and reading lots of favourite books.

Click here to see the books that you can exchange your £1 book token for (in all book shops).


We have been focusing on the value of kindness in February. We have been thinking carefully about how showing kindness makes our world a better place. Did you know: by showing acts of kindness to thers, we improve our own mental health as well as making others feel valued and happy.

Huge thanks to all who donated to the Bradford North Foodbank Christmas Appeal. You donated a total of 62.4kg of food, which will make a big difference to local people this Christmas.

A huge thank you to all of our families for your generous donations for the Bradford North food bank. You donated 369.1 kg of food, worth approximately £649. This will make approximately 44 single food parcels or 17 family parcels. Thank you for making our world a better place!

Please click here to view the certificate from the Trussell Trust.

All classes from Reception to Year 5 have had valuable sessions in the Life Education Base. Please click here to view the programme overview.

Year 6 classes will have class-based sessions in the summer term which cover puberty, transition, peer pressure and life choices.

PCSO Izac Spencer has delivered the first of this year’s online safety workshops with Y6 classes. The children learned to be cautious around accepting friend requests from people they don’t know, as well as deepening their understanding of why games have PEGI ratings.

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the Silver level Primary Science Quality Mark! The award is given in recognition of high quality Science teaching, learning and leadership in school. We would like to thank all children, families and staff who contributed to this achievement – especially Miss Hodkinson who has worked so hard to raise the status and enjoyment of Science in school.