Neston Road, Willaston, Neston, Cheshire, CH64 2TN  ​•  T: 0151 338 2421  
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Willaston Church of England Primary School

School Details

Willaston CE Primary School provides quality education for infant and junior children from age 4 to 11 years. The school was originally opened in September, 1932, we currently have 212 pupils on roll.

We have seven single year classes and teaching assistants who also work effectively alongside the class teachers to support all children’s learning. In addition we have a school learning mentor who provides additional support for children and their parents.

Our School Curriculum can be viewed here.

Phonics
Phonics is taught using ‘Letters and Sounds’. We use a wide range of texts to teach reading, rather than one specific scheme.

Maths
In the Primary National Curriculum, times tables up to 12 x 12 is something which children are required to know and understand by the end of Year 4.  We
 track children’s knowledge and understanding of tables using a Times Tables Tracker reward system.  If you wish to help your child at home, here is a list of websites children can access to practice their mental recall and some printable practice tests. We also use this Maths Calculation Policy

We teach the 
National Curriculum for all subjects which can be viewed here.

The curriculum is delivered through a themed approach, promoting excitement and enthusiasm for learning.

Specialist Teachers
In order for us to deliver expertise accross the curriculum we employ specialist teachers to enrich aspect of our curriculum.

Music
Karamba is taught to all year groups throughout the year

  • Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 Singing
  • Year 3 Samba Drumming
  • Year 4 Ukulele
  • Year 5 Brass
  • Year 6 music is taught by the class teacher
  • Individual or shared musical instrument lessons are also available to pupils from year 1 to year 6 if required, and can be booked with Music For Life directly.


Drama
  • Reception create a Nativity scene at a Christmas Church Service
  • Year 1 and 2 perform a version of The Nativity at Christmas
  • Year 3 and 4 perform The Easter Story at The Methodist Church
  • Year 5 North West Shakespeare Festival performed at The Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester
  • Year 6 celebrate their time at Primary School with an end of year production

Art

  • Reception, Year 1 and 3 are taught Art by their class teacher 
  • Year 2 Art 
  • Year 4 study Arts Award Discover 
  • Year 5 Art
  • Year 6 study Arts Award Explore
PE
  • All Year Groups - specialist PE teaching
  • Years 2-6 swimming for those children who cannot swim 25 metres
  • Outdoor and adventurous activities are delivered through Residential Visits in Year 4 and Year 6
  • All Years participate in a wide range of competitive sporting events hosted by local cluster schools, Chester University and Neston High School.

Outdoor Learning

  • All Years delivered by class teachers to enhance the curriculum
  • All Years for half day fortnightly with specialist teacher

Modern Foreign Languages

  • Years 2-6 study Spanish


Residential Visits

  • Year 2 visit Beeston Residential Centre for 1 night
  • Year 3 visit Burwardsley Residential Centre for 1 night
  • Year 4 visit Tattenhall Residential Centre for 2 nights
  • Year 5 visit Conway Residential Centre for 3 nights
  • Year 6 visit PGL at Winmarleigh Hall for 4 nights


Mental Health and Well-being

Miss Richardson is our school Learning Mentor, please click on the link to learn more about the support she can offer your child. The Starting Well Service offers information about your health and well-being with extra support if needed across Cheshire West and Chester.

All year groups have a weekly lesson regarding health and well-being through a program called 
myHappymind
 which helps children to understand how their brain works and to support them in developing positive skills and habits to be their very best selves!

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s (CWP) nationally recognised Child and Adolescent Mental Health website MyMind has been refreshed and relaunched! Visit
www.MyMind.org.uk.  MyMind is a dedicated website for young people across Cheshire and Wirral experiencing mental health difficulties. 

Safeguarding and E-Safety


Operation Encompass enables us to receive important information regarding pupils in school who have been involved in or  witnessed a domestic incident. This knowledge, given to schools through Operation Encompass, allows the provision of immediate early intervention through ‘overt' or 'silent support’, depending upon the needs and wishes of the child. We believe that this kind of early intervention is every child’s right. Please click on the link or logo for more information.

Safeguard and keep your child safe on-line. 

Parent Info is a collaboration between Parent Zone, which provides information and support to parents and CEOP, the Child Exploitation and Online Protection command of the National Crime Agency. Together they provide excellent advice and resources to help children and parents stay safe on-line. 

If your child is using online social media sites such as Instagram, Snapchat, Whatsapp or TikTok  you may wish to visit
www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents. You can also keep your child safe online by encouraging them to visit www.thinkuknow.co.uk which is a child friendly site that teaches your child how to keep safe through fun, age appropriate games and cartoons. 

Safeguarding Information regarding Apps from  the Safer Schools and Young People Partnership. 

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