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

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

We have a trip to the York Castle Museum to look forward to, alongside a number of interactive and engaging lessons.

 

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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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