Wakefield Snapethorpe Primary School

Caring for All: Learning for Life

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

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Year  5  

 

Our classes this year are named after flowers;

 

Iris

Miss S Proctor 

Miss D Northfield (TA), Mrs S Mandi-Ghomi(TA)

 

Dahlia

Miss  E Kemshell, 

Mrs D Roberts (TA), Mrs Cotos (TA)

 

Orchid

Miss A Madden (Teacher)

Mrs J Mabbley(TA)

Spring 1

Curriculum- Geography

This half term Year 5 will be looking at biomes. They will look at the biomes around the world and then look in more in depth at rainforests.

The children will identify where they are found around the world and the features of a rainforest, while focusing specifically on the Amazon.

 

Art

This year children will focus on a different artist each half term. This half term they will be focusing on the work of ‘Geraldine Theurot’ who uses printing techniques.

They will come up with their own designs and carve them into lino before printing them to create their final piece.

 

Computing

In computing this half term we will become ‘VR Designers’. Children will be exploring VR locations so they can go onto create their own.

To do this, they will create 360° images and they will learn to program objects and interactions in their VR locations.  We will also look at how to link

physical objects into digital content using QR codes.

 

RSHE

In RSHE this half term children will be learning through the question ‘how can we help in an accident or emergency?’

During the unit, children will access a workshop in school to learn how to do first aid. In class, the children will learn how to respond quickly and calmly

in an emergency. They will learn how to call 999 and the hazards to look out for if they find themselves in a hazardous situation.

 

Science

This half term our topic is Earth and space. The children will be looking at the Earth and learning about its orbit. They will also learn about other

celestial bodies around the Earth. We will also look at how day and night works and why other countries have day and night at different times.

 

 

R.E

In Year 5, children focus on learning through the question ‘What would Jesus do?’ In this topic, the children will consider whether people can live by

the values of Jesus in the twenty-first century. They will look at examples of what Jesus said and how Christians today respond to the challenges of his teaching. 

 

French

This half term, children will be learning about ‘colours and food’. They will learn the vocabulary for colours and varieties of foods and then use this to

describe whether a food is healthy or not. As well as this, they will apply the verb ‘to be - etre’ to write their own sentences and learn how adjectives

change if they are plural.

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Autumn 2

DT

This half term Year 5 will be making bridges. They explore the designs of different bridges in order to decide what structure they think is best before building their own.

 

Art

This year children will focus on a different artist each half term. This half term pupils will explore sculpture through the artist Serena De La Hey. The children will be designing and making their own willow sculpture in the style of their artist.

 

Computing

In computing this half term we will be becoming ‘Web Developers’. The children will be exploring how a website is structured and how they can add content to a website.

 

RSHE

In RSHE this half term children will be learning about ’What decisions can people make with their money?’ The children will be learning about what they can spend or save money on. They will also look at what debts and loans are. 

 

Science

This half term our topic is forces. The children will learn about the different forces that act upon object. They will look at gravity, air resistance and water resistance. They will be conducting experiments to test the effect of these forces on objects.

 

R.E

In Year 5, children focus on learning about ‘why do some people think God exists? ‘ They will learn the difference between theist, atheist and agnostic beliefs. They will then explore some Christian stories and their life experiences in order to discuss the potential impacts of believing or not believing.

 

French

Children will be continuing to learn about ‘the Hugh Street’ and they will be extending their vocabulary in this. They will then be discussing how the high street appears and changes at different times of the day. They will also listen and respond to an extended story that they will use in order to help them produce their own piece of writing

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