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  6  2020-2021

 This year all our classes are named after countries.

Year 6

Ms Peacock (Teacher) Mrs Mabbley and Mrs Walker (Teaching Assistants) - Peru Class

Mrs Parsons (Teacher) Miss Carter (Teaching Assistants)- Madagascar Class

Miss Walker (Teacher) Mrs Grundy and Miss Summers (Teaching Assistants) - India Class


Can you spot their flag below?

Year 6  - Autumn 1 2020-2021

Curriculum theme day

This half term Year 6 will be taking part in a Greek theme day on the 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 about the Greeks achievements and their influence on the Western world. This will include art and architecture. Letters will be sent out nearer the time with any further information on you may need to know.


Year 6 are becoming publishers this half term. They will be becoming more familiar with Microsoft publisher using computers in our brand new computing suite. The children will conduct research first before publishing a class information book.


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.


Children are beginning their ‘Properties of Materials’ topic this half term. They will be learning about the 3 states of matter and will be describing materials based on their    transparency, hardness and magnetism. They will also observe through an experiment what happens to materials when they change state through heating up or cooling down. Finally, they will focus on dissolving and what effects the speed solids dissolve.



Year 6 - Creative Curriculum - Autumn 1 2019-2020

Our topic this half term is called 'Is it fair to compare?' and it has a geography focus. During out hook lesson, we created some fabulous pieces of African animal art and made our own Djembe drums. We have been comparing the human and physical features of countries within Africa to find out why some are more developed than others. We have also enjoyed learning about deserts (particular the Sahara Desert in Africa) and what the climate is like there. This also links to our evolution topic in science as we have investigated how plants and animals have adapted to live in extreme desert conditions.

In our English lessons, we have also enjoyed acting out 'How the Elephant got its trunk'. You can see some photos below of us in our animal masks.

Year 6 - Creative Curriculum - Autumn 2

Why is Benin and lost kingdom? - Benin - History

During this half term, the children in year 6 are becoming historians and discovering why Benin is a lost kingdom. As part of our work, we looked at the story Eweka and how he became the Oba (king). We also looked at a range of artefacts and art work and considered what this taught us about life in Benin. We also looked at the role of European invaders and how this led to the demise of the kingdom. We visited the Yorkshire Wildlife Park to look at African animals which were important to the beliefs of the people of Benin.

Year 6 - Creative Curriculum - Spring 1

Can a computer control the world? - DT

This half-term Year 6 are becoming design technologists, applying their scientific knowledge of electricity to designing, making and coding an electronic game using the BBC Micro:bit. We have carried out some market research in order to inform our individual designs and form a team to select a final design for the game. Once we have a design that each group is happy with, we will create the game using wire, plasticine, electrical tape and cardboard, coding the game using the Micro:bit. We will evaluate and debug each game once they are complete.

Year 6 - Creative Curriculum - Spring 2 and Summer 1

Are you not entertained? - Sixties - History

During out hook lesson, we watched lots of clips of films which were from the 60's era.

The children will be finding out about changes in film, TV, holidays and football over the last 100 years. As part of our work, we will be visiting York Castle Museum to explore the ‘Swinging 60s’ exhibit.