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Wheelock 6

Swan Class

We're All Wonders by R.J. Palacio

Waterbird Wonders 

Welcome back! Our new topic this term is all based around the book 'We're all Wonders.' The children will take part in lots of exciting actvities this term including debates and protests.  We will also be taking part in a wide range of actitivities linked to developing the No Outsiders ethos at Wheelock Primary.

Please take a look at the attached topic overview for more details about all of the amazing things they will be doing.

Remember to keep checking our class page to keep updated on what is happening. Ask your grown up to keep regularly checking their email for updates from school.




Homework will be set on a Friday and is to returned by Wednesday.

Maths - A maths worksheet will be set each week. The children are also expected to spend time on TT Rockstars each week completing our class challenge. This challenge will help prepare the children for th government set timestable test at the end o the year (year 4) and also help them to improve their speed of calculation. 

Tt  rockstars challenge

Literacy - A SPAG worksheet will be given each week

Reading - Children are expected to read at least 4 times a week and record this in their planner. Some children also have access to Reading Eggs. This can be logged in their planner for their weekly reading.

Spelling - Children will have a weekly set of spellings and this can be accessed through Spelling Shed. The children are expected to complete 10 games on Spelling Shed each week.


All children should bring a full water bottle to school each morning


PE is on Wednesday

The children will be required to come to school in their PE kit - black joggers or leggings, a plain white T-shirt or a house T-shirt. They can wear either their school jumper or a house hoody.

Please wear school shoes as they will have trainers in school to change into.


Woodland is on Fridays

The children will be required to come to school in their Woodland kit - black joggers or leggings, school polo shirt or a house T-shirt. They can wear either their school jumper or a house hoody.

Please wear school shoes as they will have outdoor shoes in school to change into.


Remote Learning!

It has been a strange year, with lots of 'different' learning.  Here are some examples of your work and time at home!

Spring 1:

Half term fun:

Spring 2:


Extra Resources for Help

Please gain permission from a grown-up before accessing any of these support materials.  We regularly use this websites in school too! - Spellzone - BBC Bitesize - Top Marks - School Run  - Daily arithmetic sessions - Various languages to practise using our school log-in - fun songs and dancs to support both larning and wellbeing.


Speak Out. Stay Safe - Winner

Polar Bear Competition

Polar Bear Image 1     NSPCC Image     Polar Bear Image 2

Well done to all those children who took part in our ‘Speak Out, Stay Safe’ competition during  spring term.  We received an astonishing 42 fantastic entres.  Mrs Sweeney and Mrs Byrne had a really tricky job choosijg the best entry, but after much deliberation, the winner was picked! 

Well done to Mia McCabe from Swans class for her brilliant leaflet. 

Both Mrs Sweeney and Mrs Byrne felt that Mia's entry showed all three of the key elements really clearly and included some beautiful presentation.  Mia was presented with the crocheted polar bear as the winning prize!


Winner  Mia McCabe

A polar bear word art has been prepared for every other entry. These can be collected from your class teacher when we return to school.  



Speak out and be heard

What it means to be safe

Get help when you need it


Arithmetic Links for Support

Column Addition


Column Subtraction


Column Multiplication

Written Division

Multiplying and Dividing by 10, 100 &1000


Basic Fractions





Let me know of any other methods you would like me to recap and I will find a link!

SPaG Links for Support

Word Classes


Types of Sentences




Fronted Adverbials


Expanded Noun Phrases


Rules of dialogue (direct speech)


Using commas