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We are a school that:
Rises To The Challenge
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.
Create a bright, happy and stimulating environment where everyone is encouraged to develop a love of learning, independence and creativity..
Provide learning experiences that meet the needs of individuals and have high expectations for all.
Foster positive attitudes and caring relationships, based on mutual respect.
· 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.
School News Updates
Candy Gourlay inspires Wheelers Lane Primary School
We cannot express to you enough how amazing it was to have Candy Gourlay visit the school during Book Week. Candy spoke to all of Key Stage 2 about her journey from Manila (where natural disasters were common and she was part of the revolution to bring down Marcos) to becoming an award-winning author. Her story was inspiring, not only because of her adventures and explanations of constructing narrative, but also because she is such an engaging and amusing speaker.
Both the staff and children alike were inspired. A group of children in Year 5 had a writing workshop with her and she was generous enough to read through the writing of 12 children in Year 6 so she could share how their writing impacted on her as a reader.
She left the school with us all buzzing. Thank you so much Candy. Find out more about her here: http://www.candygourlay.com/
Spook Teaching spooks out Key Stage 2!
Last week the children were spooked out by Steve Delaney. Steve came in character and created an amazing spectacle of 270 children all writing at the same time on the floor in our large hall. It was incredible to witness. And the quality of the writing was scarily good (so much for smaller class sizes producing better progress!). He also introduced the children to the grotty process of creating blood cakes, though we are not sure it was an appetising experience.
The children thought it was ‘awesome’ and ‘totally brilliant’. Steve is inspired by his dad’s Spooks books which have recently been made into the Hollywood film The Seventh Son starring Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore. Blockbuster!
On Friday the 22nd of April, members of the School Council devoted the whole day to help children, from nursery to year 6 run or mini London marathon and raise money for a well – deserved charity VICTA. The reason why this event took place, was to support one of our year 4 teachers (Mr Knight), who ran the actual London marathon, and made it to the much desired finish line, in an impressive time of 3hr 24 minutes. Throughout the exciting day, a total of £553.88 was raised by the children, members of staff and generous parents of Wheelers Lane Primary School. All in all, it was a successful and highly regarded day by every participant.
Break from SATs Revision
Today we were given a break from SATs revision. The whole year group had a wonderful time at Kings Heath Park (even the teachers got involved). We had a basketball and football match. Also, we played on the swings and the zip wire. We had a brilliant time!
Written by Sahar, Hana, Reem and Alisha in 6S