Wakefield Snapethorpe Primary School

Working Together And Achieving More

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St George's Road, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF2 8AA


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Year 5    2019-2020

 This year all our classes are named after British Olympic Gold Medallists

Year 5

Miss Mein - Simmonds Class - A gold medallist for swimming

Mrs Peacock - Grainger Class - A gold medallist for rowing

Mr Edwards - Edwards Class - A gold medallist for triple Jumping



Can you spot the Olympian in the pictures below? 

Year 5 - Creative Curriculum - Autumn 1

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.