Wakefield Snapethorpe Primary School

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Year  5  2021-2022

 This year all our classes are named after inspirational people.

Year 5

Miss Atkinson (Teacher) and Mrs Weaver - Bronte Class

Mr Edwards (Teacher) and Mrs Weaver- Farah Class

Miss Massett (Teacher) and Mrs Weaver  - Mercury Class

 

Can you spot the inspirational person below?

 

Curriculum theme day

This half term Year 5 will be taking part in “Who is going for gold?” theme days  within the week beginning 6th September and 20th September 2021.

Within these theme days, the children will learn about the Ancient Greeks. They will learn about the Greek empire, Greek Gods, the Olympics and they will practice democracy in the way the Greeks did years and years ago. We will even set up our own Olympic Games and learn about the different sports that took place in the original Olympics.

 Computing

Year 5 are becoming Game Developers this half term. They will be using an ICT program named ‘Scratch’ to design and create a game. They will then learn how to use software on   Purple Mash to design their own game. Lessons will be taught in our Computing Suite in school which is a new, exciting addition to the facilities Snapethorpe has. 

 RSHE

Our theme is Health and Wellbeing. Children will be considering “What makes up a person’s identity?”. We will develop our knowledge of similarities and differences between groups of people and think about equality and diversity. Children will also investigate stereotypes and consider how they can challenge them.

 Science

Children are beginning their ‘Properties and Changes of Materials’ topic this half term.

Children will investigate whether materials are soluble or insoluble, conductors or insulators and permeable or waterproof. They will learn about how particles differ, depending on whether they form a solid, liquid or gas and will take part in experiments to  justify their answers. 

 R.E

Year 5 children will be finding out ’Why do some people think that God exists?’  They will be discussing various religions  around the world and understanding why people have different beliefs.

 French

Year 5 will be learning to ask questions about a person and describe how somebody looks. French will build upon what they already know from previous learning and build upon their vocabulary that they have learnt.

 

Year 5    2020 - 2021

 This year all our classes are named after Countries

Year 5

Mr Pedley (Teacher) Mrs Spiers and Mrs Mabbley (Teaching Assistants) - Japan Class

Mr Edwards (Teacher) Mrs Dixon (Teaching Assistants) - Cuba Class

Miss Guest (Teacher) Mrs Weaver and Mrs Dyson (Teaching Assistants) - Kenya Class

 

Can you spot the countries flag below? 

Year 5 - Summer 1 2021

Curriculum theme day

This half term Year 5 will be taking part in a history themed day in week 3 and a geography themed day in week 6. These theme days are designed to teach the children knowledge objectives that were or will be missed due to school closure this academic year. Within these theme days the children will learn about the history of the Tudors and Rainforests. Letters will be sent out nearer the time with any further information on you may need to know.

 Computing

Year 5 will be becoming architects this half term, using Minecraft to look at how different structures are built.

 PSHE

Our theme is continuing as ‘relationships’ this half term. All children will be focusing how to recognise their own and others feelings and learning how to respond to them. They will also be thinking about what        constitutes a positive and negative relationship and how to get support with these. Consequences will also be explored. The children will also be looking at what commitment and marriage means.

 Science

This half term, children will  learn about Forces. Pupils will develop their understanding of  friction, gravity, buoyancy, air resistance and the affect that these forces have on everyday objects. This information will be taught to pupils through the implementation of experiments, that will look at balanced and unbalanced forces.

R.E

Year 5 children will be finding out ‘what does it mean to be a Muslim in Britain today?’ during their RE sessions.

 French

Year 5 will be learning words and phrase associated with being on holiday in the topic ‘En Vacances’. Pupils will be learning how to describe places that they have visited and activities they have completed while on holiday.

Year 5 - Spring 1 and 2 2021

Unfortunately, due to the national pandemic, the majority of children in year 6 were remote learning. During this time we focused on Maths and English skills including algebra and decimals. We had 2 busy half terms but couldn't wait to get back to school. We welcomed the children back 3 weeks before the Easter holidays.

 

Year 5 - Autumn 2 2020-2021

Curriculum theme day

This half term Year 5 will be taking part in a history theme day within the week  beginning 30th November 2020. These theme days are designed to teach the children knowledge objectives that were missed due to school closure last academic year. Within this theme day the children will be learning about the changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. They will learn how to be hunter-gathers, how the houses changed over time and complete some cave paintings. Letters will be sent out nearer the time with any further  information on you may need to know.

 Computing

Year 5 are becoming cryptographers this half term. The children will be learning how to use Semaphore and Morse Code and understand the need for private information to be encrypted. They will learn how to encrypt and decrypt messages using a simple cipher and how encryption works on the internet. This will help them to understand why we need to use complex passwords to keep things secure.

 PSHE

Our theme is continuing as ‘health and well-being’ this half term. All children will be focusing on keeping safe; specifically why health and safety rules are in place in school and  what to do in an emergency in the local environment.

 Science

Year 5 are continuing to learn about animals including humans this half term.  The children will be learning about the human life cycle from fertilization to old age and the changes in the human body.  This includes finding out and recording the length and mass of a baby as it grows. They will also be comparing the gestational periods of a range of animals by drawing graphs and tables.

 

Year 5 - Curriculum - Autumn 1 2020-2021

Curriculum theme day

This half term Year 5 will be taking part in a “What’s in the world?” theme day within the week beginning 5th October 2020. This theme day is designed to teach the children knowledge objectives that were missed due to school closure last academic year. Within this theme day the children will learn the name of a number of European capitals and also be able to locate and number the names of South and North American country. Letters will be sent out nearer the time with any further information on you may need to know.

Computing

Year 5 are becoming Game Developers this half term. They will be using an ICT program named ‘Scratch’ to design and create a game. They will then learn how to use software on Purple Mash to design their own game. This year lessons will be taught in our brand new Computing Suite in school which is a new, exciting addition to the facilities Snapethorpe has. 

PSHE

Our theme is continuing as ‘health and well-being’ this half term. All children will be focusing on keeping safe; specifically why health and safety rules are in place in school and  what to do in an emergency in the local environment.

 Science

Children are beginning their ‘Animals Including Humans’ topic this half term. They will be learning about the simple functions of the digestive system in humans and will be able to identify different types of teeth and their functions. Children will also look at the variety of food chains that exist within the world, identifying producers and predators.

 

 

Year 5 - Creative Curriculum - Autumn 1 2019-2020

We are going to go Ape on Wednesday the 2nd October and we are so excited!!!!!

Our topic this half term has a DT focus and is all about pulleys and how things work. We have found out what a pulley is and over the next few weeks, will be designing and making our own pulley system. We are also learning all about forces in our science topic, so hopefully at the end of this half term we will be full of knowledge!

Year 5 - Creative Curriculum - Autumn 2

Why Does it Always Rain on me? - Geography - Rainforests

We have all absolutely loved learning all about rainforests and our corridor is now filled with colour(our work)

Our topic this half term has a Geography focus and is all about rainforests. We started off finding out about what a rainforest is and where they are in the world before learning about the layers of a forest including the plant and animal life that is found there. We also looked into deforestation and had a really in depth debate about whether we are for or against it. The majority of us believed that we shouldn't cut down trees as it has just a detrimental effect. After this we looked at what a biome was and the different biomes around the world. We really enjoyed creating some batik art using the rainforest animals as inspiration. We ended the unit cooking some food which is enjoyed in Brazil, South America. We were all really surprised that we liked it.  

Year 5 - Creative Curriculum - Spring 1

Where in the world is Wally? - Geography

This half term the children are learning all learning about Europe and South America by following Wally around the world. First he will visit several countries in Europe where children will learn their location and capital city. He will then travel across to South America where again children will learn some of the main countries.

We will then learn all about South America and what it would be like to live their before comparing it to where we live. Children will enjoy presenting their findings in a creative way which they chose.   

Year 5 - Creative Curriculum - Spring 2

Who were the Vicious Vikings? - History 

This half term has a history focus and we will be learning all about the time when the Vikings ruled. We will start by looking at why they were 'angry' and 'vicious', where they came from, where they travelled to and why they wanted to take over others land. We will then look at how they travelled (longboats) before creating some replicas of weapons they used. We will also be cooking up some delightful Viking treats which they used to in during the time period. 

Lastly, we look forward to welcoming a 'Viking' into our school who will be coming to lead some exciting workshops.