Menston Primary School

Making our world a better place

Foundation – Acorn & Oak


Our Foundation teachers are:

Acorn Class – Miss Greenwood

Oak Class – Miss Lain

Our Teaching Assistants are: Mrs Stuttard, Mrs Gray and Mrs Adcock


Daily – Children need to bring a named water bottle into school every day. Children are able to access outside learning every day so it is important that they always come to school with a hooded coat and have a pair of named wellies in school. During the summer children should also have a named sunhat.

Thursday – PE


A Foundation newsletter is sent out via School Comms at the end of each week.

Reading: Please read with your child as often as possible and ideally at least three times a week. Their book will be changed when they can read it confidently and it has been read at home.

Big talk: Children are given a topic to discuss at home once a week and are expected to come to school with a sentence to share.

Maths: Practical maths activities are suggested to do at home that fit in with the current teaching, for example, hunting for numbers.

Please follow this link to access parent information about end of year non-negotiables for English and Mathematics. Any support that you can give to your child to achieve these targets will be extremely valuable.

Learning Overview

For information on school milk please click here.

For information about our learning over the year please see our EYFS Long Term Plan.

For information on writing over the year please click here.

For information on reading over the year please click here.



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. If your child has sickness or diarrhea they must be kept off school for 48 hours after the last bout of illness.

Important Dates

Parents Evening – Whole School
Feb 3 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Parents Evening – Whole School
Feb 6 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Wharfedale Primary XC League 2019-20, Ben Rhydding Primary
Feb 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm