Year 5 Curriculum

Welcome to the Summer Term Year 5!

This term, we will be developing our learning in all areas of the curriculum. We will have many opportunities to develop our: Reading, Writing and Maths skills during this final term in Year 5. Our overall topic for the term is The Ancient Greeks and we will be immersing ourselves into this in many different ways.

We have many exciting texts to focus on this term, including ‘Who Let the Gods out?’, ‘Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief’ and ‘So You Think You’ve Got it Bad’.

In our History and Geography units, we will be taking a closer look into Greece as a country – past and present. Exploring everything the country has to offer. We will then look at Greece further in out Art and DT units; we know everyone is going to be excited to create and try Greek food.

We are looking forward to seeing the children’s Easter Challenge creations. I’m sure the children will agree that these are always a fantastic addition to the classroom displays.

Please encourage your children to continue to read at home regularly and complete their weekly homework and spellings.

Just a reminder that PE will be outside this term so please send the children with appropriate PE kit at the start of each week.

We are excited for everything this term has to offer and we can’t wait to see the progression the children make before entering their final year at Wheeler.

Mrs Hall and Mrs Morrice

Further information:

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

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Pupils are proud to be part of the Wheeler family.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Classrooms are calm and purposeful places for pupils to learn.

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

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It is a safe and happy place to learn.

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

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

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

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

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Pupils enjoy coming to Wheeler Primary School every day.

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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 and teachers have high expectations for every child.

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

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