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School News

Life's a picnic at Wheelers Lane Primary

  What a wonderful day. Children, staff and parents joined together to share a picnic in a wonderful atmosphere in the playground today to mark the start of the holidays and a new journey for everyone as another school year closes.    Happy holidays everybody!  

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WLP Summer Fair

WLP School Council

Our purpose:

1. To give all pupils a voice in how our school runs.

2. To represent our class at council meetings.

3. To involve pupils in decision making processes.

4. To ensure all pupils have a voice at our school.

5. To give pupils the opportunity to make decisions about out school.

Our members:

. One child in each class is elected from Year 1-6 to represent the views of the pupils and improve the school.

. Mrs Richmond and Mrs Laffey.

. The council meet at the beginning of the academic year elect officers such as a chair, treasurer and a secretary from years 5 and 6.


Council Members

Role: To attend council meetings and act as a role model for others.

. To listen to children in their class.

. To share their class views in meetings.

. To share information about meetings with their class.

. To set agenda’s.

. To give feedback to pupils and teachers when necessary.

. To keep minutes of School Council meetings.

Year 2 - fun at the Zoo !!!

Year 2 had a fantastic trip to Twycross Zoo this week. The weather worried us before we were about to leave as we feared we would be walking around in a torrential downpour. 

Luckily, the weather was on our side and as soon as we got to the zoo the weather had improved! 

We got to see a range of animals such as bonobos, giraffes, gibbons and elephants. We had a wonderful time. We will be linking our visit to the zoo to our English lessons where we are writing non-chronological reports about the animals we have seen. In Science we are looking at habitats so we got to see how the habitats differed for all of the animals. What fun! 

School Council trip to the Birmingham Council Chambers

On Wednesday 20th July Wheelers Lane School Council took a trip to the Council Chambers in Birmingham.

We caught the bus from Kings Heath high street to Birmingham and after arriving in Birmingham, there was a five minute walk to the Council House. It was a grand structure, which hosted ornate carvings in its impressive classical façade. We walked into the entrance hall through large double doors to find a wide space filled with busts and information about key figures of the Council Chambers.

Our guide told us the reason why the colour of the Lord Mayor’s robes changed from red and black to black and gold. It was because a Lord Mayor a while back decided that red and black didn’t suit him so he changed it! He kept the heavy golden chain. Other places we went to had neat desks, large tables, log books signed by the Queen and other important figures. There was also honour boards leading up to 2011 from 1888. One room of interest was the Lord Mayor’s office with two log books: his own and the one belonging to the council.

In the final chamber we found out about how the voting in the Council House is run. This chamber was a large room with over a hundred seats arranged in rows. Lots of these are held by the Labour Party, but there are also representatives from the Liberal Democrats and the Conservatives. The members of all the different parties come here to discuss and vote on the way Birmingham is run. The Lord Mayor sits in the main seat above, with other officials beside him, as well as the ceremonial golden stick that is carried into meetings. Each member of the council has an electronic voting box so that they can vote for the motion that is being debated. All the votes then appear on the Lord Mayor’s computer screen. Each pair of councillors also have a microphone, so that they can contribute to debates.

Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the trip and we felt we’d learnt a great deal about the appearance of the Council House and how the council is run. We also managed to go on the book bench trawl around the new Birmingham library, which was a lot of fun, as we came across our very own book benches.

Another normal day at Wheelers Lane Primary School

We are always proud of what we do at our school, but there are some days (usually when the sun is shining!) that it feels like the most wonderful place in the world. As we took a walk around the school to see what was going on we took photos to give you a snapshot of our school life. Here is our 10 minute tour including:

• Exemplary teamwork on problem solving games in Year 5

• Whole class French horn lessons in Year 4

• A lesson on creativity and uniqueness (Mr Knight is certainly unique!) in Year 4

• Weird and wonderful collaboration on the Hub Challenge in the MUGA with Year 2

• Outdoor WOW science for Year 3

• Play with water, climbing and paper aeroplanes in EYFS

• Lots of drama (usually from the children) as Year 6 continue their end of year production practice

• Maths and English play in Year 1

• Mr Wynne Wilson rocking out in Year 5

• 1:1 music lessons

What a richly varied, engaging, fun, exciting, educational, and perfectly normal day at Wheelers Lane Primary School

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Wheelers Lane Primary School’s annual Summer fair

On Friday 1st July, Wheelers Lane Primary School’s annual Summer fair was held. School Council ran 3 different stalls, with our intention, that all the money raised would be used, to buy our school pet . Our first stall was Splash, which was a success, it was very wet and a heart racing game that required agility and quick reflexes. Our second stall which was the Stationary stall allowed pupils and parent’s to buy good quality notebooks, pencils, pens, erasers and sharpeners. The final stall was pot luck which was a game of chance, allowing children to walk away with either one, two or three prizes. The School Council members, house captains and other children within school who offered their help on the afternoon worked really hard to prepare, and run the stalls that the School Council reps came up with. Miss John’s ran a stall in which children could decorate a cup. This stall allowed children to be imaginative, creative and allowed children to personalise cups for themselves or as presents. Miss John’s has kindly offered to contribute the money that she has raised from the sale of her cups towards our school pet.

 The grand total raised, was a staggering £250.81 for our School pet.

Angharad Thorp 6W

Chair of School Council


The Happy Puzzle Company

This morning The Happy Puzzle Company came in to school and gave us fun and challenging puzzle activities. The handcuff trick was the first puzzle that we had to work out and we had to solve it altogether. Then Ryan (the puzzle man) gave us a challenge which involved penguins that we had to balance on a moving iceberg. We enjoyed the road puzzle where we had to connect pieces together (it took us a long time!). It was fun working with people from different classes.

Written by Kyle and Ffion from 6N

School Council visited Kings heath pet centre York Road

On Wednesday the 15th of June, 6 children from the School Council visited Kings heath pet centre York road. The reason behind our visit was to go and look around the store for a suitable pet, that we could care for within our school in September.

  My experience of the trip was very enjoyable as we got to see a variety of different animals living in different habitats. We spoke to a worker in the pet shop, who was friendly, and gave us advice and information on how to care for each animal, and told us whether she thought it was a good idea or not to have that specific pet that we individually took an interest in. This was very useful, as it helped us as a council make up our mind on the pet that we would like to see within our school. When we went to the pet shop we discovered the price of the tortoises, and to buy two of them and a container, the cost would be around £400, of which we plan to fundraise at our annual Summer Fair.

 The rabbits were very cute, and I enjoyed trying to speak to the parrot, which wasn’t in a cage, unfortunately he did not want to speak on that day. Overall it was a really great trip. I would like to go again.

Alistair Edmonds 5F

Super Science Show with Dr Mark

Super Science Show with Dr Mark

A scientist with cool tricks up his sleeve, known as Dr Mark, visited us this morning. He wowed us with his magnificent diver that goes up and down at his every command and exploding water that came out when we hummed. He made us think of the answer to the question of how he does these science experiments. Tricking our minds, he made us see different colours instead of the colours that were really there. As he used his breath to breathe through the straw, it made the balloon levitate in the air. The funky whistle made by Dr Mark made us all laugh with the funny sound it made (just like an elephant).

By Hareth Al-Hashimi and Adam Ali.

Year 1 Art Gallery wows its audience

A huge thank you to all parents who came to the year 1 art gallery this afternoon. We hope you were impressed with their pictures which were in the style of Eric Carle. They certainly enjoyed being tour guides and handing out refreshments!


Enabling Enterprise - Wheelers Lane Visits Aston University

New School Playground Equipment O.M.G !

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Another Brilliant Author 'Being Brilliant' at Wheelers Lane

Once again we have been incredibly lucky to have an internationally recognised author (no.1 in BRAZIL ooooooooohhhhhhh!!) visiting the school to inspire the children and motivate our Year 6 to be BRILLIANT!

Andy Cope is the author of the 'Spy Dog' series of books http://www.spydog451.co.uk/ . He spoke to all the children from Year 2 to Year 6, helping them to write their own versions of his funny stories.

Not only this, but Andy worked with all of Year 6 in the afternoon showing them how to be a 2 percenter. Children left motivated, and hopefully made all the parents feel as special as they really are that evening.

What a BRILLIANT! day. Thanks so much Andy. Let's stay POSITIVE!

What fantastic Talent!

The fantastically popular Wheelers Lane's Got Talent EYFS/KS1 Show was a roaring success once again this year! With acts ranging from singing and dancing to gymnastics and magic, there was something for everyone. This year's judges included the winners from last year - Megan and Katie - as well as parents and teachers. You can see a brilliant picture of Judge Carlin below.

Congratulations to the winner - Ava from 2HM who recited a piece of music on the piano from memory. The two runners up were Ben in 2HL with his magically lit up thumb dance and those crazy dancers from RC - Tim, Caine and Freddie.

Well done to everybody involved - we can't wait for the KS2 show in June!

We are a school that:

Our vision is to:

  • Celebrate the differences which make us all so diverse and which enrich our school.

  • Equip our children with the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to achieve success, become lifelong learners and active citizens.

  • Work in partnership with parents, carers and the community.

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