Welcome to Year 5 and 6

 

This year all of our classes have been given the names of famous authors.

This has been introduced to promote a love of reading around school and to introduce pupils to new authors, whom they may not have heard about previously.

 

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Year 5

Here at Snapethorpe Primary we have three Year 5 classes and these are as follows;

Super Snickett (Lemony Snickett) - Mr Edwards with Miss Marshall

Wonderful Walliams (David Walliams) - Miss Mein with  Mrs Mabbley

Mighty Magorian (Michelle Magorian)  - Mrs Macey with Mrs Harrison

 

Year 6

Here at Snapethorpe Primary we have three Year 5 classes and these are as follows;

Hardworking Horowitz (Anthony Horowitz) - Mr Tyrell with  Mrs Walker

Persevering Pullman (Philip Pullman) - Miss Guest with Miss Ridge

Articulate Almond (David Almond) - Mrs Parsons and Miss White with Mrs Dixon

 

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English

(Summer Term 2)

Summer term 2 is here and our year 5 and 6 pupils are still working hard, developing their English skills.

Year 5 have started the term with a piece of writing that uses the up coming FIFA World Cup as inspiration. Our lucky pupils have been selected to be members of England's 2018 World Cup squad and will be charting the experiences through the writing of a diary.

Year 6 pupils are currently completing a piece of writing based around the Royal Wedding between Prince Harry and Megan Markle.

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Maths

(Summer Term 2)

Over the course of the summer term, Years 5 and 6 will be studying a range of mathematical areas.

Areas of study for this half term are;

Year 5 -Geometry, shape space and measure.

Year 6 -Geometry and Statistics.

A key change within in our mathematical curriculum has been the implementation of 'problem solving' tasks, which have stretched and challenged our pupils even further than usual, allowing for the development of a deep, and broad knowledge of maths.

Pupils will be participating in a range of group, partner and individual led tasks, using a range of Kagan learning structures

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Creative Curriculum

Summer Term 2

This term the children's creative curriculum theme has a geography focus, in which children will be learning about the features of rivers, in a topic named;

‘What's that coming over the hill?’

This topic will look at a range of rivers around the world, looking at the physical features and the route that they take from source to mouth.

Learning opportunities within this topic will include a trip to Coxley Valley, where pupils will partake in a number of exercises related to learning about rivers.

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English

(Summer Term 1)

Our Summer half term in Year 5 has begun with the writing of a Holiday Brochure, persuading people to visit  Mexico. With this terms Creative theme being based on the Mayans, an ancient Mexican civilisation, teachers and pupils alike, were both intrigued to find out what Mexico had to offer today!

Following on from this, year 5 are to create a non chronological report, relating to space and the solar system. After a keen interest was shown by pupils within this half terms space themed, Science topic, there was no other choice, but to expand our learning of Space into other areas of the curriculum!

 

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Maths

(Summer Term 1)

Over the course of the summer term, Years 5 and 6 will be studying a range of mathematical areas.

Areas of study for this half term are;

Year 5 -Decimals and Geometry; position of shape.

Year 6 -Geometry and Statistics.

A key change within in our mathematical curriculum has been the implementation of 'problem solving' tasks, which have stretched and challenged our pupils even further than usual, allowing for the development of a deep, and broad knowledge of maths.

Pupils will be participating in a range of group, partner and individual led tasks, using a range of Kagan learning structures.

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Open Book Night

Summer Term

 

During this half term Snape Thorpe Primary opened it's doors to parents for it's inaugural 'Open Book Night'. Parents were invited to visit the classrooms of their children, to observe their child's learning throughout the year. Feedback for this event was extremely positive and further dates have been added to the school calendar.

 

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The Royal Wedding

Summer Term

Pupils throughout the school participated in a range of events to celebrate the marriage of Prince Harry and Megan Markle. The day was a great success with a number of commemorative artistic pieces being created, alongside a very British tea party, including cake and pink lemonade! Feel free to observe our pictures of the day below.

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English

Spring Term

 

Our Spring half term began with the kidnapping of Mrs Summers ,the schools headteacher by a mysterious hooded figure. Pupils were with CCTV footage of the kidnapping and a ransom letter. It was left to years 5 and 6 to write a persuasive letter to the mysterious hooded figure, asking for Mrs Summers swift and safe return.

Following on from this topic, year 5 have been creating an informative biography on the famous American astronaut, Neil Armstrong, linking to our creative topic based upon the 1960s. Pupils have been researching key information about Armstrong early years, his time working for NASA and his later years, all of which have helped pupils create an out of this world piece of writing.

 

 

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Maths

Spring Term

Over the course of the spring term, Years 5 and 6 will be studying a range of mathematical areas.

Areas of study for this half term are;

Year 5 -Area and perimeter, Multiplication and Division, Fractions, Decimals and Percentages.

Year 6 -Decimals, Percentages, Algebra, Perimeter, Area and Volume alongside Ratio.

A key change within in our mathematical curriculum has been the implementation of 'problem solving' tasks, which have stretched and challenged our pupils even further than usual, allowing for the development of a deep, and broad knowledge of maths.

Pupils will be participating in a range of group, partner and individual led tasks, using a range of Kagan learning structures.

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Creative Curriculum

Spring Term

This term the children's creative curriculum theme has a history focus, in which children will be learning about the 1960ss, in a topic titled;

‘Why Did The Sixties Swing?’

We will be learning about key events that occurred during this exciting decade such as the England’s 1966 World Cup win., the introduction of Pop Art into mainstream culture, fashion trends and the importance that music and dance had on society

Pupils have also participated in a trip to York Castle museum in which pupils undertook a 'Swinging 60s' workshop.

 

 

Here below are pictures from our trip to York Castle Museum!

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March saw World Book day arrive at Snapethorpe Primary School. Teachers and pupils a like celebrated this day by dressing as their favourite book characters and taking part in a number of book related activities.

Please see pictures of this day below.

 

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Hepworth Art Gallery

Throughout March term Year 5 pupils have undertaken a scheme of work alongside the Hepworth Art Gallery called ' School Prints.' A s part of this scheme the Hepworth art gallery have donated a number of artistic pieces of work to school, and ran art workshops with children, in which pupils have created a number of fantastic prints. Below are some pictures from these events.

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English

Autumn Term

 Over the course of the Autumn term, Years 5 and 6 have worked extremely hard within their English lessons, creating a wide range of text types, which have allowed out pupils to express their fantastic writing abilities.

Year 5 began the year  by producing an exciting narrative, using the story 'KrindleKrax' written by Philip Ridley as inspiration, followed by a newspaper report based upon the Chilean Mining Disaster that took place in 2010.

Within the second half term year 5 wrote linked their writing to their Creative theme, by producing their own Greek myth based upon the ancient tale of 'Arachne and Athena.' This was then followed by the pupils creating their own 'Winter' based poem.

 

Year 6 began the year with their own narrative writing based upon the story 'Rooftoppers' by Katherine Rundell.

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Maths

Autumn Term

Over the course of the Autumn term, Years 5 and 6 have studied a range of mathematical areas.

A key change within in our mathematical curriculum has been the implementation of 'problem solving' tasks, which have stretched and challenged our pupils even further than usual, allowing for the development of a deep, and broad knowledge of maths.

Pupils have participated in a range of group, partner and individual led tasks, using a range of Kagan learning structures.

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Creative Curriculum

Autumn Term

Over the course of our first half term pupils undertook geographic focused topic based on mining.

The title of the theme was 'What Lies Beneath?'

In this topic pupils researched the effect that mining had on our local area, analysed what life was like for children whom worked within the mines and visited the National Coal Mining museum.

 

During our second half term, our creative curriculum theme possessed a History focus, aimed towards developing pupils knowledge on the Ancient Greeks period.

This topic was called

‘Why Were The Ancient Greeks So Smashing?’

Pupils learnt about the origins of the Olympic games, Greek pottery and democracy.  

 

 

 

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Christmas Carol Concert

On Thursday 21st December 2017, Years 5 and 6 participated in a Christmas Carol Concert.

Parents were invited to join pupils and teachers alike in the singing of a variety of Christmas Carols. Pupils and staff were delighted with the number of adults who came to take part, and would like to say a massive thank you to each and every one of you.

Merry Christmas!

 

 

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Snapethorpe Hall Care Home Visit

Our Year 5 and 6 classes, spread Christmas cheer within the community by creating Christmas Cards for the residents of Snapethorpe Hill Care Home. These cards were then delivered to residents by a number of pupils and Mr Edwards.

Residents were overjoyed to receive such a kind gesture, while pupils were amazed to hear how a number of residents attended Snapethorpe Primary School themselves!

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Christmas Jumper Day

To bring the festive cheer to Snapethorpe Primary School, pupils and teachers took part in Christmas Jumper day on 15.12.2017. Below are a few pictures from the day!

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Pantomime Visit

Year 5 and 6 visited Wakefield Theatre on Monday 27th November 2017, to watch the show Aladdin.

The trip was a huge success with pupils enjoying themselves immensely. Below are a few pictures from this entertaining day.

 

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Children In Need

November 2017 saw the United Kingdom raise money for the 'Children in Need' charity. Snapethorpe Primary School with the organising skills of Mr Edwards ran a number of money raising activities, including a non uniform day and book sale. Overall we managed to raise an almighty £579.98.

Below are some images of our year 5 and 6 pupils along with some of their Children in Need themed work.

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Inspire Morning

As part of 'National Space Week' our year 5 classes undertook an Inspire morning in which parents joined children in school to create some fantastic pieces of abstract art, with a space theme!

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Physical Education 

Year 5 Swimming and PE

Swimming is every Monday for Mrs Macey and Miss Mein classes.

Every Wednesday for Mr Edwards class.

Year 5 PE will be on a Tuesday or Thursday—Please bring indoor and outdoor kit

Year 6 PE

Year 6 PE is as follows:

Mrs Parsons –Monday and Friday

Mr Tyrell– Tuesday and Wednesday

Miss Guest—Tuesday and Friday

Please bring indoor and outdoor kit.

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How to help your child further

Your children receive the best education when you and our dedicated teachers work as a team. It's a parents enthusiasm, support and involvement that inspires children to do their best; and a teacher's ability to teach what they need to learn. Together we can achieve wonderful things.

We ask that you aid the school by

  • Ensure your child is at school for the start of the school day (8:45am)
  • Make sure they bring their book bag every day
  • Hear them read every night
  • Make sure they bring their P.E and swimming kit every week
  • Help your child learn their spellings ready for the test
  • Encourage your child to complete any homework given 

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Need to know something?

We are here for your children so you are welcome to come and have a chat about your child with us anytime.

Please feel free to make an appointment with the office for before or after school.

 

Newsletters

Year 5 and 6 Autumn 2 Newsletter

Year 5 and 6 Autumn 1 Newsletter

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