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

Please report all 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. You must not send any child in to school if anyone in the household is displaying the symptoms of Covid-19. If your child has sickness or diarrhoea they must be kept off school for 48 hours after the last bout of illness.

Important Dates

Nov
21
Sat
2020
Open Morning for Prospective Parents
Nov 21 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Subject to updated advice from central government and the local authority, we are hoping to host an Open Morning on Saturday 21st November for Reception 2021 intake parents who are new to the school. This will be by appointment only. Please click on the link ‘Open Morning 2020’ on our menu bar for more information and to express an interest in attending the Open Morning.

Mr Jones says…

October 2020

How good it is to see the children enjoying so much outdoor time?! The children are loving the new smaller track and the polytunnel – what a fabulous contribution FoMPS have made to these projects. This term we have increased the amount of time spent learning outdoors for all year groups and we plan to carry this on throughout the school year as part of our work to progress STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and to make learning become even more fun and active. The new outdoor sinks are also proving very useful as they allow us to do lots of exciting things outdoors whilst knowing muddy hands are not a problem.

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.