Menston Primary School

Making our world a better place

Headteacher's Welcome

Welcome to Menston Primary School. This is a warm, friendly and successful school full of brilliant people (most of them under 12 years old!). Our children are fabulous. They care about their friends, their school and their world, and they work hard to learn and to teach each other interesting, useful things. They particularly like our commitment to providing regular opportunities for Learning Outside the Classroom in all year groups - be that running the Daily Mile, pond dipping, minibeast hunting and den building or just being outdoors and learning about the natural world. Whilst doing all this they achieve very high standards. The children have taught us that the school should be ‘Making our World a Better Place.’ So that is what we work together to do - every day.

Please contact the School Office on 01943 873180 if you would like to learn more about our school and to arrange a visit.

We aim for all children to achieve at least 97% attendance. This means that children should only be absent from school when they are too ill to attend.

Please make all medical appointments outside of the school day wherever possible and please do not book family holidays in term time. Our term dates are available on the ‘Parents’ section of this website.

Our school gates close at 08:55 am, so please ensure children arrive at school before this time.

Please report all sickness absences to the school office before 8:30 am. We have a 24 hour absence line 01943 873180 where you can leave a message to let us know what the reason for absence is. If your child has sickness or diarrhoea they must be kept off school for 48 hours after the last bout of illness.

Announcements

Menston Primary Receives National Recognition We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded the Silver Quality Mark by the national Skills Builder Partnership in recognition of our high standards in the teaching of transferable skills to all of our children.  Our high standards have been further recognised by our school also being awarded  Skills Builder Showcase School status.  Read all about our work on the partnership’s showcase pages https://www.skillsbuilder.org/case-study/menston-primary-school

Important Dates

Jul
4
Mon
2022
Y6 Residential
Jul 4 – Jul 6 all-day
Jul
14
Thu
2022
Meet the Teacher
Jul 14 @ 3:15 pm – 4:45 pm

A chance to meet your child’s next teacher for the academic year 2022/23 in their classroom.

Jul
20
Wed
2022
Year 5 Residential
Jul 20 – Jul 22 all-day

Mrs Wilson says...

June 2022

As we enter the second half of the summer term, I want to say how proud we all are of our children who have been sitting their statutory tests. Our Y2 and Y6 children showed positive attitudes and resilience when sitting their end of Key Stage SATs tests last month. Our Y4 children will be taking the Multiplication Check and our KS1 children will be taking the Phonics Screening Check in June. Our Y6 children only have a few weeks left at primary school now. This half term they will be doing some interesting work based on the book Boy 87 by Ele Fountain. They will be holding a fundraising event in aid of War Child linked to this book, which is about refugees, friendship and survival. Our new KS2 reading scheme has been launched and it is wonderful to see so many children reading for pleasure. There are so many great books in the class libraries and there is a real buzz about reading READ MORE

The Children say…

“The KS2 Playground is the place to be. There is everything you need; hop scotch, a great tig area and even a ball court for playing football in.”

“I love the Stone Circle because it is an area where you can think about stuff quietly and it is a very calming place.”

“I like the Woodland area because it feels like you’re in an actual forest away from school. The Woodland area is my favourite place to be in school.”

“I enjoy playing on the KS2 field because you do outdoor learning on the learning posts and explore the wonders of the world.”

“I like the Daily Mile because it is a great way to relax after some hard work.”

“When I enter the Willow Tunnel, I feel like I’m in an enchanted place with twisted branches all around. I also like the cool breeze blowing around.”

“I like Den Building because you can build a den and feel like you are in the Stone Age. You can pretend that the covers are animal skins. In the Den Building area, you can make pretend campfires and have fun as well as learn.”

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Safefguarding

Here at Menston Primary School we are dedicated to safeguarding the well-being of all children and adults in the school and expect everyone in our community to share this commitment.