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West Denton Primary School

‘A Stepping Stone into the Future’

Head Teacher Blog - 06-11-20

Dear Families,


Thank you to all adults for wearing a face covering or a face covering exemption lanyard when you have been on the school site this week.  Working together with staff, we are living out the WDPS Core Values of 

'Caring', 'Respect' and 'Principled'  as we do all that we can to protect all children and adults. 


Because of the new National Lockdown and guidelines on visitors into schools, we have had to postpone work with visiting staff  who  provide the extended curricular music, dance, art and other sports.


Thank you for supporting your children with their homework on 'Seesaw'. It gives me and your children's teachers great pleasure to see how enthusiastically the children have taken to this creative digital platform. 


Please follow us on our Twitter link at the bottom of the home page as we regularly post pictures of children enjoying stimulating learning experiences. Also, check your child's Class Page each Friday to see what they have been up to during the week. 


At WDPS we have created our unique WDPS Life Skills Challenge Award (LSCA) which promotes a 'Natural Me' and 'Healthy Me' focus  as we believe that children and adults  benefit from positive time spent playing and exercising outdoors. Research shows that physical exercise is important for mental as well as physical wellbeing. Please encourage your family to spend quality time outdoors together as it is a lovely respite from screen time.


Improving Reading is a whole school priority focus as all children need the skills to conduct research and also to enjoy the creative pleasure of the written word. As a family, enjoy reading some of the book reviews which you can access from the homepage: 'About Us' then 'WDPS-Whole School Focus.Let’s all work together to make every WDPS child a fluent, keen and resilient reader at home and at school. Reading includes everything from learning and practising the Read Write Inc (RWI) Phonics to helping your children to conduct research for a school topic and also to improving their language knowledge through reading a wide range of challenging books from different genres. 


Let’s make sure all our children receive the best wraparound support so that they achieve all that they are capable of in life.


Enjoy a happy weekend with your family.


Kind regards,