Wakefield Snapethorpe Primary School

Caring for All: Learning for Life

01924 367396

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

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Year  6 

Our classes this year are named after flowers;

 

Buttercup Class

Mr A Edwards

Mrs Welsby (TA), Mrs Grundy (TA)

 

Snapdragon

Mrs S Macey,

Mrs S Walker (TA)

 

Peony

Mrs N Peacock

Miss M Padden (TA), Miss K Sellars (TA)

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Spring 1

Curriculum- History

This half term Year 6 will be learning about the Benin period in history - civilisation from over 1000 years ago. They will learn about the impact that the Benin history had on the world. They will also learn about what they believed in, the ceremonies they had and the gods who they worshipped. They will develop knowledge about why they were animists and the importance of art in their culture.

 

Art

This half term pupils will explore sculpture.  We will start by analysing existing sculptures, looking closely at the materials they are made from. We will be creating our own sculptures using wire and Modroc to create a large sculpture of a person who represents them.

 

Computing

In computing this half term we will become coders and discover how the world wide web is built. Pupils will learn how web pages are designed, structured and presented with HTML mark ups. They will add tags, images and links to bring their web pages to life. 

 

RSHE

In RSHE this half term children will continue to learn about the media and how it influences people during the topic living in the wider world. They will look at how media  can affect wellbeing, including thoughts, feelings and actions. They will also learn about what should and shouldn't be shared online as well as how text and images can be manipulated.

 

Science

This half term our topic is ‘evolution and inheritance’. The children will learn how things have changed over time and how fossils help people to understand about the past. They will also learn about offspring and how appearance and certain characteristics can be inherited. Finally, they will learn about adaptation and how plants and animals have adapted over time and how this also leads to evolution.

 

R.E

In Year 6 children focus on learning through the question:‘is it better to express your religion in arts and architecture or in charity and generosity?’  They will learn about the value of sacred buildings and art as well as why some religions believe charity and generosity as being so important.

 

 

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

Design Technology

This half term Year 6 will be creating a Micro—bit game (electrical loop game). After completing market research, they will first design a loop game using cross sectional, detailed drawings. They will then use their science and coding knowledge to program a Micro-bit, using an electrical system in their product so that a sound is produced when an error occurs.

 

Art

This half term pupils will explore collage techniques. They will practice a range of techniques, thinking carefully about the materials they use to create a desired effect. They will combine pattern, tone and shape to create a collage representing a sea or jungle animal. Due to experimenting initially, the children will be able to justify the materials they choose.

 

Computing

In computing this half term we will become advertisers and create a short television advert. Firstly, the children will analyse existing adverts before creating a storyboard plan. They will then use a range of digital devises to create their advert by completing rough cuts until eventually having a final piece.

 

RSHE

In RSHE this half term children will continue to learn about Health and Wellbeing and in particular about ‘how we keep fit and healthy as we grow.’ Pupils will learn how to look after their bodies both physically and mentally as well as the importance of sleep, nutrition and exercise.

 

Science

This half term our topic is electricity. The children will revise building circuits and use recognised symbols when representing a simple circuit in a diagram. They will compare and give reasons for variations in how components function, including the brightness of bulbs, the loudness of buzzers and the on/off position of switches.

 

R.E

In Year 6 children focus on learning about what different religions say when life gets hard.  This will include thinking about out soul, reincarnation, heaven and funerals.  

 

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Autumn 1

 

History

This half term Year 6 will be learning all about life during World War 2 in their unit on British History. They will learn about when and why is started, find out about the Blitz, rationing, propaganda and how it influenced people and What is was specifically like for children during the war. The children are already hooked and can not wait to find out more.

 

Art

This year children will focus on a different artist each half term. This half term pupils will explore acrylic painting techniques thought the artist David Hockney.  They will practice a range of techniques and develop a strong understanding of colour theory and how to use it to create a balanced painting.

 

Computing

In computing this half term we will be using Microsoft Publisher. The children will be learning all about how to publish documents using a range of techniques after researching someone who is inspirational to them. As a class we will publish a class book off inspirational people.

 

RSHE

In RSHE this half term children will be learning about Health and Wellbeing and in particular about ‘how we keep fit and healthy as we grow.’ Pupils will learn how to look after their bodies both physically and mentally as well as the importance of sleep, nutrition and exercise.

 

Science

This half term our topic is light. We will be looking at how light travels in straight lines and how we see things through a variety of experiments. We will also look at how our eyes work so that we can see things as well as shadows including what makes them and how the size of them is changed.

 

R.E

In Year 6 children focus on learning about Christians and Humanists through the unit ‘What matters most to Christians and Humanists? The unit enables children to learn in depth from Christianity and from Humanism, a non-religious way of life.

 

French

 During their first half term of French, pupils learn high-frequency language including numbers 0-10, greetings, and some classroom commands for routine conversation.