Menston Primary School

Making our world a better place

Learning to Learn

At Menston Primary School we firmly believe in developing children’s learning to learn skills to enable them to become lifelong learners. We focus on the five R’s of Resilience, Resourcefulness, Relationships, Reflection and Readiness to learn, as well as encouraging children to have growth mindsets.

In Foundation and Key Stage One we begin to develop children’s strategies to become independent learners using stories and characters linked to the five R’s. Weekly assemblies focus on aspects of learning to learn and growth mindsets and children begin to recognise when they demonstrate qualities such as perseverance and resilience from an early age.

In Key Stage 2 children further develop their learning to learn skills and growth mindsets by challenging themselves to become self-managers, developing their teamwork, inquiry and research skills as they move through school.



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

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
Teacher Training Day
Jul 20 all-day
Summer Holidays
Jul 21 – Sep 2 all-day