Foundation Stage 1

Welcome to Summer Term in Red Base!

Miss Kennedy, Mrs Field, Mrs Stuckless and Emma are excited to teach and learn with you all this term and we are looking forward to welcoming our new starters!

We have so many exciting learning opportunities planned, some of which will be based in our outdoor area. Children will be encouraged to learn outside come rain or shine, so please ensure that your child is dressed for this. A sun hat and cream for sunny days, and a warm coat and suitable footwear for the colder ones.

During the first half term we will be focusing on the topic ‘Let’s Grow’ and our key text will be ‘The Enormous Turnip’. We will be talking about lots of different vegetables, plants and how they grow. Our activities will follow this topic to deepen the children’s learning.

As much as we plan to a theme, we also encourage children to follow their own interests, and sometimes tailor activities to spark their interests. We will keep you informed of what they have been up to on Marvellous Me and through our weekly school newsletter.

Homework will be sent each week on a Friday and we ask that you bring the homework books back by the following Friday. We will also be continuing with our weekly library, where the children can take a book home to read for pleasure with you!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask one of us, we are always happy to help!

Thank you for your continued support,

The F1 Team

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The staff are really encouraging. They always help us to be the best we can be

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Classrooms are calm and purposeful places for pupils to learn.

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I think the best thing about being a Wheeler pupil is that all of the staff listen and care about you

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There are
opportunities for pupils to attend different clubs and raise funds for charities

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Pupils take books home which contain the sounds that they are learning in class. This gives them plenty of practice.

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Everyone cares for each other and that every teacher adds a little bit of fun into every lesson

Children's comments

The teachers are so supportive they help and guide you all the way through the year

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Being at Wheeler is like being part of a family and that makes learning fun

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Pupils report that bullying is rare, but if it happens, staff will sort it out quickly and fairly.

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Pupils enjoy coming to Wheeler Primary School every day.

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The support that leaders provide for families is a strength of the school.

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The school has made recent changes to the teaching
of phonics to help pupils get off to the best start with their reading.

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Pupils are encouraged to develop a positive attitude towards themselves and others.

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Throughout my time at Wheeler, I have been given so many opportunities to experience and learn new things

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Pupils are proud to be part of the Wheeler family.

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They want pupils to ‘Be Respectful, Responsible and Resilient in Learning and Life’

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The leader’s vision for the school is demonstrated in the way pupils behave

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Pupils in key stage 2 talk confidently about a wide range of authors and texts they have read.

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Leaders give pupils the opportunity to complete well-planned and exciting
activities, such as performing in front of an audience, in order to create a ‘bag’ full of life experiences as they progress through the school. .

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Leaders are passionate about preparing pupils to be good citizens for the world beyond Wheeler Primary School

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The best thing is having someone to go to when you’re upset

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Leaders and teachers have high expectations for every child.

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Pupils are excited about adding experiences to their ‘Bag for Life’.

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It is a safe and happy place to learn.

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Parents say that the school is ‘fantastic’ and that staff ‘greet the children come hail, rain or shine’ every morning as they arrive.

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Leaders have designed and implemented an ambitious and well-planned curriculum.

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The pastoral team works well together to ensure that pupils are safe.

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