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)  - Bronte Class

Mr Edwards (Teacher) - Farah Class

Miss Massett (Teacher)  - Mercury Class

Mrs Weaver and Mrs Harrison support across all three classes.

 

Can you spot the inspirational person below?

 

Summer Term 1

Curriculum

This half term Year 5 will be taking part in Geography themed days.  During these theme days, children will learn about the Rainforests and the different Biomes found on Earth. Pupils will identify the different layers of a rainforest, while learning about the types of animals and plant life that can be found within each layer, alongside the effects of deforestation. Pupils will then learn about different biomes from around the world, identifying and comparing the features of each in relation to temperature, rainfall, plant life and animal life.

 Art

This half term, children will be developing their skills in relation to textiles. Pupils will be designing their own cushion, before creating this using Batik dyes and sewing  skills.

 

 Computing

Pupils will be working through a unit called ‘We are cryptographers’. Pupils will work to crack and from a range of codes using online computer systems.

 

 RSHE

This half term pupils will be completing a topic called ‘How can drugs common to every day life affect health?’. Pupils will be discussing the impact that a range of everyday drugs can have on a persons health, both positively and negatively.

  Science

Children are beginning  their ‘Living things and their Habitats’ topic this half term. They will learn about the life cycles of different living things e.g. mammal, amphibian, insects, birds and plants. Pupils will also be developing their understanding of the reproduction process in plants and animals.

  R.E

Year 5 children will be  discussing and debating  the question ‘ What does it mean to be a Muslim in Britain today?’  They will develop their understanding of the Muslim  faith, looking at the pillars of Islam and asking what is important to Muslims. Pupils will look at a range of Muslim festivals and how Muslims have integrated into British society.

  French

Pupils will be developing their French skills by learning  how to identify places in a town, how to ask for and give directions, alongside explaining where they are going.

Music

 Pupils will be developing their knowledge in relation to the music genre of a Jazz.

Reading

 This half term, our reading ambassadors launched a reading competition, to promote reading at home. The two children in each class that read the most over the next 5 weeks, will win the opportunity to go to a book store and purchase a book of their choice. For further information, please see the post from Miss Gundill on the class dojo  homepage. 

 

 

Spring Term 2

Curriculum

This half term Year 5 will be taking part in Geography themed days.  During these theme days, children will learn about the Rainforests and the different Biomes found on Earth. Pupils will identify the different layers of a rainforest, while learning about the types of animals and plant life that can be found within each layer, alongside the effects of deforestation. Pupils will then learn about different biomes from around the world, identifying and comparing the features of each in relation to temperature, rainfall, plant life and animal life.

 Art

This half term, children will be developing their sketching skills. We will be completing self portraits, while learning techniques on how to draw eyes, noses and mouths. Pupils will then develop their skills in relation to shading  to create texture, depth and shadows.

 Computing

Pupils will be working through an Espresso Coding Unit titled ‘Python’.

 RSHE

This half term pupils will be completing a topic called ‘How can we communicate with safely?’ Pupils will be discussing  how to communicate with people from varying backgrounds, about a variety of subjects.

 Science

Children are beginning  their ‘Animals Including Humans’  topic this half term. They will learn  about the different stages of development humans go through and comparing these to a number of different animals. Pupils will learn about the length of gestation periods across a range of animals, the stages of human foetal development and the changes that our bodies go through from birth to old age.

 R.E

Year 5 children will be  discussing and debating  What would Jesus do?’  They will develop their understanding of Christianity asking what is important to them and how they can learn from Jesus life? They will investigate how some people see Jesus as a role model, while discussing forgiveness, justice and love.

 French

Pupils will be developing their French skills by learning  how to identify places in a town, how to ask for and give directions, alongside explaining where they are going.

 

Spring Term 1

Curriculum

This half term Year 5 will be taking part in History themed days within the  week beginning 10th January and  24th January 2022.  During these theme days, children will learn about the Anglo Saxons, Scots and  Vikings. Pupils will create a timeline to show when and where in history the Anglo Saxons were in England,  learn how the Anglo-Saxons divided England into Kingdoms and how they attempted to bring about law and order into the country. Pupils will then move onto learning about the Vikings identifying where these invaders originated from and researching their ferocious fighting exploits.

 Art

This half term, children will be developing their printing skills. We will be exploring the various methods of printing, using the artist  Geraldine Theurot as inspiration.

Computing

Year 5 are becoming VR designers this half term. They will be using iPads to experiment with virtual and augmented reality

RSHE

Our theme is ‘How can we help in an accident or emergency?’ Children will be identifying a variety of hazards and emergencies that may occur within school or at home. Pupils will also learn how to respond to such situations, while keeping themselves safe.

 Science

Children are beginning  their ‘Earth and Space’  topic this half term. They will learn  about the movement of the Earth and other planets relative to the Sun.  Pupils will also learn about the movement of the moon relating to the Earth, and develop an understanding of how day and night are created.

R.E

Year 5 children will be  discussing and debating  What would Jesus do?’  They will develop their understanding of Christianity asking what is important to them and how they can learn from Jesus life? They will investigate how some people see Jesus as a role model, while discussing forgiveness, justice and love.

 French

Year 5 will be learning to ask politely for food items, describe how to make a sandwich and express their opinions about food. 

 

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Autumn

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.