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West Denton Primary School

‘A Stepping Stone into the Future’

Head Teacher Blog - 11-09-20

Dear families, 


Thank you so much for sending your children back to school this week. It has been an absolute pleasure to see our children smiling, laughing and getting to spend time with their friends and the WDPS staff again. There is a lovely, calm atmosphere in school. I wandered into the Bushcraft Area yesterday and it was a privilege to see our children having fun and benefitting from the WDPS Life Skills Challenge Award that promotes their positive mental health and wellbeing.


Please follow us on out 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. 


As you know at WDPS we promote healthy lives for all children and adults as we all 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.

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 lovely weekend.


Kind regards,




Mick MingStones

Head Teacher