Year 5



Anglo Saxons & Vikings workshop (22.6.22)

​As part of Year 5’s history topic, they were introduced to Richard who talked about the Anglo Saxons and Vikings.  The students discovered that most Anglo-Saxons were farmers and lived off the land. They made equipment such as ploughs and tools to help them in their work. They would grind wheat to make flour so they could make bread. The Angles created their own tools from metal.  The children had a chance to hold various types of weapons, from the sword, axe, shield, spear to the chain-mail suit of armour (which was extremely heavy).  After many years, the Anglo Saxons were beaten in battle by the Vikings who migrated from Scandinavia.

Animal Workshop (13.6.22)

In Science, Year 5 have been learning about ‘Living things and their habitats’. Today, the children were excited to meet and touch various groups of mammal, amphibian, reptile and insect.  The children asked and answered lots of questions about the creature’s life cycles, habitats and where they can be found in the world. Fun day had by all!​

Dan the Skipping Man (21.6.22)

5A had great fun skipping and, for some, learning to skip! Dan demonstrated to the children many types of different skipping techniques and, importantly, tips from keeping your feet close together when jumping, knees slightly bent at all times, remember to maintain a tall, neutral spine, keep your head up, chest up, and head looking forward.  Happy skipping all round!

Year 5 enjoyed a workshop with the Institute of Imagination – making ‘Junk Bots’ out of recyclable materials. We learnt how to use a motor and came up with environmentally friendly characters for our robots.

As part of our  DT topic, Mr Maxim from Kokura Bread Workshop demonstrated how to make a basic yeast based bread.  All the students were involved in the process beginning with health and safety to the preparation, creation, baking and eating the bread! Mr Maxim held a presentation where he took questions and answers.  The day was enjoyed by all!

As part of our History topic, Y5 are learning about the Anglo Saxons and Vikings.  During the Spring holidays, children were given a project to create ‘a piece of history’ relating to the topic.


Science with Circus Ken

As part of this exciting session, the children balanced feathers which used the forces, push and pull.  

Y5 – Royal Courts of Justice 28.1.22 – this educational visit was to celebrate ‘Aspirations’ and ‘Citizenship Week’ to learn about the Rules of Law and jobs in law in the UK.   The children took on roles from judge to jury and participated in a courtroom trial.

Y5 – Van Gogh Experience 7.2.22 – the children of Y5 were lucky to visit the Van Gogh experience in London.  As part of our upcoming art topic, they explored an artist and the style of art.


Year 5 visited East London Mosque as part of our RE unit on Muhammad and the Qu’ran. We had a tour of the Mosque, saw how Muslims clean themselves before prayer and learnt about the Five Pillars of Islam. 

5A Science flip learning – Y5 Science topic this spring term is Earth and Space and some students have been creative over the Christmas period designing wonderful pieces of work.

5A – Astrodome 7.1.22 – In Science, Y5 are investigating Earth and Space.  On Friday 7th January, Peter from Astrodome invited us into the Astrodome where we learned about Space, famous astronauts, the galaxy and the many planets including the ones known to us.

5A – Romeo & Juliet 5.1.22 – In writing this term, Y5 are learning and writing about Romeo and Juliet.  As part of this topic, Anthony Glenn visited us and we re-enacted the story through role play.

Autumn Term 2

History off the Page
As part of Year 5’s history topic, the children took part in a workshop dressing as an Ancient Greek.  The year is 490BC and the Battle of Marathon rages on.  The Athenian citizens (students) await news of the outcome of the battle.  What will happen? Will Athens rise again? During the afternoon, the pupils took part in a banquet and dancing.
Ancient Greece Flip Learning
Anti-bullying workshop
The children took part in an anti-bullying workshop to tackle bullying in school.  They took on roles of bullies and victims and worked out how to resolve them.
5A Library visit 
5A visited Custom House Library choosing a book of their chose.  Children learned they can take out 25 books for a period of 3 weeks and return any books to any library in Newham.

Autumn Term 1

October – Black History Month

This month, year 5 have been learning about Martin Luther King Jr. as part of Black History Month. We were so inspired by his ‘I have a Dream’ speech that we decided to write poems. Here is an example of Klartini’s. 

Trip to the Science Museum

5O enjoyed exploring the various exhibitions at the Science Museum. We saw streamlined vehicles, learnt about space and discovered information about our DNA!

At the museum, 5A attended a forces workshop where they explored different forces by participating in experiments involving gravity, friction, air and water resistance.

Art – Wire Sculptures

Year 5 have spent the afternoon creating wire sculptures showing the life cycle of a butterfly; from caterpillar, to chrysalis and finally butterfly! We were inspired by the wire animal sculptures of internationally acclaimed artist, Elizabeth Berrien.




Year 5 have been looking after caterpillars as part of their topic in science, observing their transformation into butterflies. Today, we released them. 


As part of our DT project, we designed and created moving toys. 



Year 5 spent the day creating a multimedia presentation on the Ancient Greeks. They learnt how to create interesting fonts, upload pictures, change backgrounds, and even add videos! The day ended with students presenting their finished product to the rest of the class.

Art Day

Year 5 spent the day learning about and making their own wire sculptures, inspired by the work of Elizabeth Berrien.
The sculptures were based on the life cycle of a butterfly, using moulding, cutting and twisting techniques to make them come to life.


Maths Booster

Children working very hard after school in an extra maths booster session, which takes place every Tuesday from 3:30-4:30. We recap what has been learnt in the day and re-visit anything that we may have found challenging.


Year 5 had an amazing interactive space experience when the planetarium came into school

Internet Safety Workshop 

Year 5 took part in an internet safety workshop where they learnt about staying safe and sensible on social media platforms. They focused on posts, commenting on posts and pictures and when and how  to block people

Central London Mosque Visit (Place of Worship)

We visited Central London Mosque to learn about how Muslims worship. We enjoyed looking around the building and we asked lots of questions to help with our learning in RE.

Royal Courts of Justice

We had an amazing time at the Royal Courts of Justice. We learned about the British Justice system and took part in a mock trial in a real court room. ​ Many of us took on the roles of Judge, solicitors, barristers, ushers, court clerk and even the defendant.  Thanks for having us!

Romeo and Juliet re-enactment 

Romeo and Juliet – Shaking up Shakespeare

We were really lucky to have the amazing Anthony Glenn visit us here at Scott Wilkie!

Anthony performed the tragic tale of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ in his one man show with the help of some of our talented pupils.

Here are some of the pictures from our morning below:

Flip Learning – Earth and Space

Here are some of the flip learning projects for our new topic ‘Earth and Space’. Well done year 5, a great effort!


History off the Page – Ancient Greece

Going back in time to Ancient Greece was a great experience and we had lots of fun learning all about the past! 

We got to dress up, took part in many different activities, such as; mosaic making, writing messages on wax tablets, carving and jewellery making, and we concluded the day with a banquet served by the ‘slaves’ of ancient Greece. We’d be happy to tell you more about ancient Greece if you see us!

Here is a snapshot from our day:


Dick Whittington – 9th December 2019

Year 5 enjoyed the pantomime


Learning how to use speech – November 

We have been using the tools for dialogue in order to make the speech sound real and reflect the characters. 

Here is an example of our toolkit and a piece of work


Today we were archaeologists! 

We dug up ancient Greek artefacts and made predictions about what we thought the item may have been used for. We thought about what life would have been like for the ancient Greeks.


Year 5 Greenwich Planetarium

Year 5 enjoyed exploring the Planetarium for their current topic of Earth and Space.

Year 5 visited Regent’s Park Mosque to gain an insight into how Muslims worship.

Drama workshops

Year 5 enjoyed exploring this term’s Talk for Writing Text – Romeo and Juliet through Drama workshops with the amazing Anthony Glenn from Shaking Up Shakespeare

Who was to blame for the death of Romeo and Juliet?

Year 5 have been debating this question and used group work to diamond rank and justify their opinions!

Shrek’s Adventure

Year 5 went the Shrek’s Adventure. We completed an amazing tour which was filled with lots of interactive activities and a 4D bus ride.

At the end of the tour we were able to attend a workshop. The workshop allowed the children to understand the process involved in building up and writing a story.

All the children worked out the beginning, conflict, middle, climax, resolution and end of various stories. They were then able to understand that a characters personality along side the mood and setting can change their facial expression, body language and tone of voice.

RE – Christingles

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!

Kew Gardens

On Wednesday 21st November, year 5 spent the day at Kew Gardens. We explored a variety of different plants and sketched their different features. We visited The Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art to give us inspiration for our own drawings. Then we chose one plant in the Temperate House and drew our own botanical drawings using graphite, charcoal, and pencil

Ancient Greece Day

African Drumming Workshops – Black History Week