Menston Primary School

Making our World a Better Place


We have been waiting very patiently and finally our chicks have hatched! Elm class had a great time meeting them today.

On Thursday 28th February, Year 4 completed a Sponsored Spell in aid of Shelterbox. We have counted up the results, collected in the sponsor money and can confirm we have raised an amazing £835.05.

Mr Garland from Shelterbox came to school on Friday to receive the fantastic donation.

Thank you to everyone who participated!

If you would like more information about Shelterbox, please visit their website here.


On Thursday 7th March, pupils and staff celebrated World Book Day by coming into school dressed as their favorite book character for the day. We had a wide variety of costumes throughout all year groups and a Roald Dahl theme lunch – a great day had by all!

On Friday 14th December children and staff joined in with Christmas Jumper Day in honour of Save the Children. We collected a total of £297.16 – thank you to everyone who sent in donations!


Today is the start of Healthy Eating Week! We have recently reviewed the snacks that children are having at morning break. The results of this were that a significant number of children are eating unsuitable snacks at break time. We would like to remind parents and carers that, in line with our school policy, children should only be bringing fresh fruit/vegetables for their morning snack. Healthy eating was the topic of assemblies today and posters have been put up in classrooms and around school to educate children about making the right food choices.

Healthy Eating 1

On Thursday 8th November several children from Menston Primary School were among those who performed at the Leeds Christmas Lights Switch On. They performed ‘Dear Santa’, a charity single that has been written, produced and recorded by Prince Henry’s pupil Emeli Mumford in aid of Save the Children.

The release date for Dear Santa is 1st December 2018 but the single will be available to preorder from early November on all major platforms such as Spotify, Deezer, Amazon music, Google Play music, iTunes and Apple Music, VEVO.

This week the children were served a themed lunch in line with our Year 5 topic of the First World War and to commemorate the cessation of hostilities 100 years ago. On the menu is Saturday Pie, Fish Sausage and Spotted Dick with Custard!

Children in Year 5 have also been selling poppies, and other items such as pencils, rulers and reflectors to raise money for the Royal British Legion.

On Friday 9th November all children saw the Power of One anti-bullying performances, which gave clear messages about the different roles in bullying and how we can all use the Power of One to tackle it if we see it taking place. 

It is national Anti-bullying week next week, so we will be reinforcing key messages in classes over the week. The theme for anti-bullying week this year is Choose Respect. If you’d like to find out more about this, please visit: One of the suggestions from the Anti-bullying Alliance is that we all wear odd socks to school one day. This will reinforce the message that it is OK to be different. As we are hoping to wear something spotty on Friday to support Children in Need, this would be a good opportunity to wear odd socks too. 

The Daily Mile is successfully up and running! Children are enjoying the chance to get out of the classroom for 15 minutes a day to run, jog or walk around the new track. For more information on what The Daily Mile is please click here.

On Friday 28th September we welcomed our KS1 parents into school for our MacMillan Juice and Cake morning. We had so much cake we were able to do an after school cake sale as well. Thank you to everyone who baked, brought and attended both events. On our final count we had raised an amazing £647.09.