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 stuff. They particularly like our commitment to providing regular outdoor learning for 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.

Announcements

In line with the government directive, as of Monday 23rd March until further notice, Menston Primary School will be open as a childcare facility to our school’s key worker children and children that fall into the vulnerable category for those times when they cannot be safely cared for at home. Department for Education advice is that if it is at all possible for children to be at home then they should be. For any children registered for childcare, please report all absences to the school office before 9am. 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. You must not send any children in if they are displaying the symptoms of Covid-19 which include a new, persistent cough and/ or a high temperature. If your child has sickness or diarrhoea they must be kept off school for 48 hours after the last bout of illness.

Important Dates

Apr
6
Mon
2020
Easter Holiday – The school will continue to run as a childcare facility for key workers’ children/ vulnerable children throughout the Easter holidays.
Apr 6 – Apr 17 all-day
Jul
20
Mon
2020
Teacher Training Day
Jul 20 all-day
Jul
21
Tue
2020
Summer Holidays
Jul 21 – Sep 2 all-day

Mr Jones says…

March 2020

As the spring bulbs begin to appear I thought families might like an update on what we are doing to get ready for outdoor learning later in the year. Firstly, the pond has been re-lined and is now leak-free, deeper and larger. It now has a range of aquatic plants which will help to provide a healthy habitat for wildlife. We counted over sixty frogs in there last week and the frogspawn is beginning to appear; the children are really looking forward to pond dipping later this year! We have also planted over twenty Alder and River Birch trees and have installed new land drains to help drain the field above the pond and to keep water off the Daily Mile track. The Polytunnel was erected last week. Funded by FoMPS, it will be ready for use in the summer term.  It can accommodate two classes and we will be completed with tables, benches and staging for growing all sorts of interesting things. In addition, 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.