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.



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.
Things we can all do to help us all stay safe: • Carry on being very vigilant and keep checking for symptoms. • If in doubt – be cautious, keep your child off and get them tested. An extra day at home for one child is much better than 14 days of isolation for a whole class. • Arrange for just one adult to drop off or pick up children. • Continue to use the full 15-minute windows (8.45-9.00am and 3.10-3.25pm) for drop off/pick up. Avoid arriving earlier than this so that we do not have groups of people queuing on the pavements. • Keeping moving and leave the school site quickly. • Reduce congestion near school entrances or classroom doors by encouraging older children to enter and leave school independently. We thank you for your help with this.