Reasoning week


This week, Year 5 have been practising their reasoning skills in Maths. They've been working as a team to try to identify the calculations required, and then solving their problems. Take a look at the reasoning question to see how we worked it out! This one even had the teachers stumped for a while.

Check out our twitter page to see more problems and how we have been working.


Eid Murbarak to all of our

families that are celebrating!


This week has been a very busy week; with some children visiting Camp Hill for some taster sessions, class photographs, football matches and a cricket tournament. We have also rounded off the week with a house captain assembly from Mrs Sumner. 


Congratulations to all of our sports teams. They perform well week after week and we are very proud of them. This week, the boys won their match, the girls suffered a last minute defeat and the boys at the cricket tournament came third- lots to celebrate.


Now that Mrs Sumner has told us all about the role of a house captain, we have one week to prepare for hustings. Being a house captain is a fantastic responsibility and we hope that the children enjoy campaigning over the next week. The final announcements will be made during the first week of July- Good luck!

Fabulous half term!


What a fabulous half term! We can't believe how quickly time has flown by and how hard Year 5 have worked. We kicked off the term with a themed day to celebrate our North America topic; with pancakes and milkshakes galore! We then moved on to beginning our new topic, which is based around World War Two. The children have been so interested and it is fantastic to see how many are doing their own research outside of school. We can't wait to continue this topic when we return.


We have also been looking at shape and measures in Maths. Do you know how to find the area of a composite shape? We do! We have taken part in lots of practical activities for this topic and it has been really enjoyable. Over the half term, see if you can spot different kinds of shapes and angles around your home. We bet you will be surprised at what you find.


Next half term, we will work on statistics in Maths as well as looking back at concepts that we need to develop further. In English, we will continue to read "The boy in the striped pyjamas"- be ready for an emotional ending!


The first week back is Arts week. We would be very grateful if you could donate any spare magazines or newspapers to help us in working around our topic "City Vs Nature".

Arts week at Wheelers Lane


Last week was Arts week at Wheelers Lane and we really got stuck into all of the activities. We spent our week exploring a range of mediums and it was really fantastic to uncover some hidden talents. We decided that our community (Birmingham) was a great city but also had some beautiful natural elements, so we focused on Nature Vs City as our theme. We interpreted these theme into a comic, a 2D mixed media piece and even 3D soap sculptures! 
Children were also able to write about this theme in a style of their choice, and the teachers were so impressed with the different creative writing pieces that they saw during the week. 
In Maths, we used data to create bar charts which we then turned into a cityscape. We were very impressed with our final pieces.
Overall, it was a very enjoyable week and we hope that the children enjoyed it as much as the teachers. 
Remember to check our Twitter for the latest updates and even more photos! @Year5_WLPS

Happy half term to Year 5! 


We have had a fantastic half term with a focus on the Vikings- were they vicious or victorious?! Pupils have experienced a morning in the life of a Viking and completed a range of activities to discover why the Vikings were such a huge part of our lives today. Check out our Viking leaflets- they will tell you everything we need to know.


English has been jam packed - we have written descriptive pieces, summaries and persuasive letters! The children have worked incredibly hard to produce written pieces to the highest standards.


Finally, we have also completed our place value topic in Maths. Think this sounds easy? Have a look at our photos to find out how we are deepening our learning in this area.


The Year 5 teachers hope that everyone has a lovely half term and returns well rested and ready for the challenges ahead.


Don't forgot to follow us on Twitter @Year5_WLPS

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