Ancient Greece Day
African Drumming Workshops – Black History Week
During Science week we had lots of fun learning all about Charles Darwin. We were really lucky to experience different workshops throughout the week.
Visit to Maldon
Year 5 visited Maldon to compare and contrast the two different local areas. We were surprised as Maldon is really different to where we live. Some of us said we would like to live there one day.
World Book Day
On Thursday 1st March, year 5 braved the snow and made it into school to celebrate world book day! The children wore some fantastic costumes, inspired by some of their favourite fictional characters. We also welcomed parents into a reading lesson based on Romeo and Juliet. The children performed their own ‘modern day take’ on Shakespeare’s classic play, using acting techniques they had learnt during their ‘Shaking up Shakespeare’ workshop the week before.
Year 5 created polystyrene cut-outs from our sketches of leaves and animal. We then used two colours of ink to create Rainforest-themed, two-tone prints.
As part of our RE lessons we have learnt about how Christians celebrate advent. We made our own Christingles which celebrate Jesus coming as the light of the world, to show people the way to God!
Year 5 have sketched a map of the World in Geography this week.
Parts of the world have been labelled, this includes: Longitude, latitude, Northern and Southern Hemispheres and the Tropics.
Y5 Anti-Bullying Week
Year 5 took part in an anti-bullying workshop as part of Anti-Bullying Week. In the workshop we learnt about the importance of respecting one another, regardless of our differences. Also, in Anti-Bullying week, we discussed whether bullies were truly popular and acted out freeze-frames of bullying scenarios.
On Tuesday 7th November, Year 5 went to Kew Gardens to learn all about the Rainforest.
We have learnt all about ‘Forces’ and how they are present in our day-to-day lives. From air resistance to water resistance, friction to levers and pulleys we have explored, investigated and experimented with our Science hats on.
To end Science week we learnt about Sir Isaac Newton and his 3 laws of motion. Here is a newspaper report outlining his theory.
In Literacy we have been learning about explanation texts. We tried to find a way of remembering a whole piece of text in order to support our independent writing. We made it competitive by doing girls vs. boys. Here’s us practising.
Year 5 – History off the Page
On Tuesday 10th October, year 5 were transported back in time to ancient Egypt.
‘History off the Page’ brought ancient Egypt to Scott Wilkie and we got to explore an ancient Egyptian way of life. We spent the morning as slaves, working tirelessly to create: perfume, jewellery, bread, oil lamps and paintings on hessian in order to please the king and Queen and the Gods of ancient Egypt.
We worked hard on our costumes and dressed up as ancient Egyptians:
Also this week, we learnt about Canopic jars. We used clay to mould small jars and we created lids in order to keep organs inside safely (we found this very gruesome!)
Year 5 – Flip Learning / Talk for Writing
Black History Week
Year 5 took part in a ‘Black History Week’ workshop run by Bigfoot Arts Education. They created freeze frames to represent a silent protest. The children protested about poverty and equality.
Earth and Space and Ancient Egypt
In Year 5 our topics are ‘Earth and Space’ and ‘Ancient Egypt’. Over the summer holidays the children worked hard to produce some amazing flip learning projects! Have a look at them below!
For our ‘Earth and Space’ topic we visited the Greenwich Royal Observatory! At the Planetarium we found out about our solar system, including how far away we are from the planets in our galaxy. Our favourite part of the day was the show at the Planetarium where we sat back and relaxed underneath the stars!
The children of Year 5 had a visit from Anthony Glenn and took part in the re-enactment of the tragic tale of Romeo and Juliet
Battle of Marathon
Over the Christmas holidays, children in Year 5 were set a task to research Ancient Greece. They then presented their research using models, posters, fact files and even trump cards.
On Tuesday 8th November, Year 5 visited Kew Gardens. We travelled by public transport across London and were extremely excited when we arrived. Beautiful Kew Gardens was filled with autumnal colours and had many different plants for us to learn about.
In the Palm House, we saw plants and fruits that grow in rainforests, such as banana plants, cocoa pods, bamboo and pineapples. We learnt about how these things can be used by the people that live in the rainforests for shelter, food and medicine.
The children of year 5 have been studying the topic of Ancient Egypt. They learnt all about the process of mummification where organs were stored inside canopic jars. They made their own miniature canopic jars using clay.
Over the half term holidays, the children in Year 5 were set a challenge to research the Amazon Rainforest and create a 3D model, poster or report to show what they found out. Here are some examples of their work.
The children in Year 5 recreated life in Ancient Egypt at Scott Wilkie. The children thoroughly enjoyed the day as they learnt about life in Ancient Egypt through a combination of role play, practical activities and hands on experience with facsimile artefacts. The hall became a busy marketplace based in the city of Akhetaten where the children became traders, craftsmen who were busy completing their tasks while sharing all the latest gossip.
Multiplying four digit numbers
Year 5 have been learning how to multiply four digit numbers by a single digit using the compact column method. We tried to solve a problem using methods we already knew then practised using counters to model the compact method by renaming and regrouping.
Year 5 Trip to the British Museum
As part of our history topic of Ancient Egypt Year 5 visited the British Museum in September. We saw some amazing artefacts including mummies, sarcophagi and the famous Rosetta Stone. We had a fabulous day, gained an real insight into the life of ancient Egyptians and produced some amazing sketches.