Year 5

2021-22

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.

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May

Science

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

DT

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

November 

Computing

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.
 

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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.

Planetarium

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

Archaeologists

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.

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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