Wakefield Snapethorpe Primary School

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Year  6  2021-2022

 This year all our classes are named after inspirational people.

Year 6

Ms Peacock (Teacher) and Mrs Walker - Darwin Class

Miss Guest (Teacher) and Miss Sellers- Attenborough Class

Mr Pedley (Teacher) and Mrs Mabbley  - Turing Class

 

Can you spot the inspirational person below?

Summer 1

Curriculum

This half term Year 6 will be continuing to learn all about Africa through the Geography theme “Africa—similar or miles apart?” Within this unit the children will learn about two contrasting countries in Africa including their physical and human features and then compare them to where we live.

In addition to this, children will learn about deserts and climates in the world and create line and bar graphs to compare these.

Art 

In art, Year 6 will be studying the artist Bansky and learning how to create overlay prints. The children will be investigating different ways of printing before creating their own print in a Banksy style.

  

Computing

This half term we will be completing the topic “We are toy makers”.  We will be creating our own loop games and then coding a Microbit to help our loop games work.

 

RSHE

This half term, we will look at becoming more independent and how our lives will be changing as we come towards the end of our time at Snapethorpe. We will also be looking at how friendships change and grow as we get older.

 

Science

Children are beginning an ‘Living things and their Habitats’ topic this half term. Children will learn how animals are categorised and  use and create keys to help them do this. They will look at similarities and differences and give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics.

 

R.E

Year 6 children will look at the question, “What do religions say to use when life gets hard?”.  We will look at a range of religions and how they make peace with difficult scenarios presented in their lives.

 

French

Year 6 will be learning to ask questions about and discuss regular activities that can take place at the weekend. They will also be able to give opinions on a range of activities.

Home 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 2

 

Curriculum

Africa - Similar or Miles Apart?

This half term Year 6 will be learning all about Africa through the Geography theme “Africa—similar or miles apart?” Within this unit the children will learn about two contrasting countries in Africa including their physical and human features and then compare them to where we live. In addition to this, children will learn about deserts and climates in the world and create line and bar graphs to compare these.

We can't wait to go to The Yorkshire Wildlife Park to support this theme and our science topic.

 

Art

 In art, Year 6 will be studying the artist Bansky and learning how to create overlay prints. The children will be investigating different ways of printing before creating their own print in a Banksy style.

 

Computing

Year 6 are becoming coders this half term. During computing lessons, they will be looking at HTML to discover how the World Wide Web is built. They will learn how web pages are designed, structured and presented with HTML mark-up, add tags, images, and links to bring your own web pages to life.  

 

RSHE

This half term, we will be continuing our theme on how the media can influence people.  Children will be considering how body image can be portrayed on the internet and how it affects others.

 

Science

Children are beginning an ‘Living things and their Habitats’ topic this half term. Children will learn how animals are categorised and  use and create keys to help them do this. They will look at similarities and differences and give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics

 

Spring 1

Curriculum

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 will look at the story Eweka and how he became the Oba (king). We will also look at a range of artefacts and art work and consider what it teaches us about life in Benin. We will also looked at the role of European invaders and how this led to the demise of the kingdom as well as the religions and beliefs that they followed. We will make many links between other time periods we have studies including the Egyptians as there are some similarities. 

Year 6 within art will be creating sculptures with an animal theme using mod rock and wire after studying the medium and planning.

 

Computing 

Year 6 are becoming coders this half term. During computing lessons, they will be using the software Espresso Coding. They will handle concepts like selection, variables and repetition and construct code by combining events, objects and actions.

 

RSHE

This half term, we will be completing a theme, ‘Can the media influence people?’  We will be thinking about how the wider world can change and affect our behavior and attitudes; this includes physical and mental health and good and bad habits.

 

Science

Children are beginning an ‘Evolution and Inheritance’ topic this half term.

Children will learn to recognise that living things have changed over time and about the information that fossils provide. They will also identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment. During the unit, the children will also learn about the very famous scientist, Charles Darwin.

 

 

Cooking and Nutrition

We loved making cheese straws as part of our cooking and nutrition curriculum in December. They were very tasty! 

Autumn 2021

Curriculum

This half term Year 6 will be taking part in “Why do we remember?” theme days  within the week beginning 6th September and 20th September 2021.

Within these theme days, the children will learn about WW2. They will learn about rationing and cook a meal that would have been eaten during WW2, timeline key events, analyse and create propaganda posters, understand how the citizens stayed safe and the events of the Blitz.

Year 6 will also be looking at the artist David Hockney and creating a piece of art inspired by him using bright acrylic paint. 

Computing

Year 6 are becoming publishers this half term. They will be using ICT software including Microsoft Publisher and cameras to publish a book as a class all about their inspirational person who their class is named after. 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 a ‘Light’ topic this half term. Children will learn to understand different light sources and how light travels in straight lines but can be reflected. They will also focus on the eye and how it works so that we can see things.

R.E

Year  6 children will be finding out and developing theirs views on the unit ’Is it better to express your beliefs in arts and architecture or in charity and generosity?’

 French

Year 6 will be learning to ask questions about and discuss their weekend. They will ask and talk about regular activities and talk about what they like and dislike doing.

R.E

Year  6 children will be finding out and developing theirs views on the unit ‘What matters the most to Christians and Humanists?’.

 

French

Year 6 will be learning to ask questions about and discuss their daily routines during the unit ‘Ma journée’. They will learn to talk about what times they do certain activities and talk about what they eat for certain meals.

 

 

We really enjoyed making Corned Beef Hash during our WW2 day - the whole class thought it was very tasty!