Menston Primary School

Making our world a better place

Outdoor Learning

We LOVE to learn outside!

At Menston Primary School we recognise the valuable role that learning outdoors has on developing happy, healthy children. All of our 15 classes are named after different trees from the school site. Can you find all 15?

We use our vast outdoor environment to deliver high quality learning outside the classroom. We have achieved the Woodland Trust – Green Tree Bronze Award following our Christmas card recycling project and by planting 300 saplings in our woodland area. We have recently achieved the Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Quality Mark Bronze Award for our school. For more information about the LOtC and the work they do, please visit their website. https://www.lotc.org.uk/

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