Year 6 have been exploring artist Georgia O’Keefe, who was famous for her painting of landscapes and flowers. Year 6 experimented with colours and shades. They them re-created the images of flowers using her style of art.
Macbeth Workshop – Anthony Glenn
Year 6 were visited by Anthony Glenn, who helped immerse them into the Scottish play, Macbeth.
World Book Day – Dress Up
For World Book Day, the children in Year 6 dressed up as their favourite book character.
World Book Day – Knife and Packer Workshop
The Year 6 children had the opportunity to meet Knife and Packer, a talented author and illustrator. They learnt how to illustrate characters to help them build their imaginations and build a story
Reading Gladiators – The Iliad
The Year 6 Reading Gladiators have been reading the book ‘The Iliad’ and were exploring the term ‘war-cries’ and came up with some that they thought were suitable for the battle.
They also explored the beautiful illustrations by Neil Packer and attempted to replicate his drawings of soldiers on a deep, vivid background.
Place of Worship – Buddhist Temple
Year 6 visited London Fo Guang Shan Temple to learn about Buddha and the origins of Buddhism
The Year 6 children learnt how to stay safe online through the use of drama and games.
The Little Prince
Year 6 went to watch Inua Ellams’ magical retelling of the story of The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry at Stratford Theatre. The children learnt about the importance of doing what we can to protect our natural world, and the true meaning of friendship.
House of Parliament
As part of Aspirations Week, the children in Year 6 visited the House of Parliament to learn about how UK Parliament works. They travelled through the Commons Chamber and the Lords Chamber and followed in the footsteps of the Queen at the State Opening.
The Year 6 children visited the RAF Museum in Hendon to learn about the Battle of Britain. From their exploration the children were able to generate questions to aid their line of enquiry when learning about the Battle of Britain.
World War 2 Flip Learning
Here are some of the flip learning projects the children in Year 6 created for their World War 2 topic.
Christmas spirit came to Scott Wilkie today. The children enjoyed a traditional Christmas lunch with all the trimmings.
The children made chocolate crispy balls to sell at the annual Scott Wilkie Christmas Fayre.
The Year 6 children have been writing their own non-chronological reports on flanimals.
The children took part in role plays, discussions and quizzes to learn about the dangers of knife crime and how to make positive choices to stay safe.
‘He’s behind you!’ the children cried as they were transported to Romford, the home of Dick Whittington. The children joined him on his quest to find adventure, fame and fortune and save the city of London from the villainous Rodent King.
The children took part in an anti-bullying workshop where they used virtual reality headsets to watch different scenarios of bullying and gave advice on what they should do.
The children of Year 6 visited the Vestry House Museum to learn about workhouses in early 1800. While there, they took part in chores such as ironing, sewing and oakum picking. This will hopefully help them with some writing about life in a workhouse.
To help encourage a new generation of children enter the world of science, the children of Year 6 attended the New Scientist Live at the Excel exhibition centre. They took part in talks on the solar system, found out how different bath products are made, made their own rockets and found out about the first visit to the moon. They, also attended a talk by ex Blue Peter presenter Konnie Huq, who was talking about her new book.
Exploring the Modern Docks
Year 6 visited the local docks to find out about how the docks have changed over the past 100 years.
The children in Year 6 had the amazing opportunity to attend Fairplay House where they took part in high-adrenaline activities designed to push the children beyond their comfort zones.
As part of their Talk for Writing topic, Year 6 took part in a workshop with Anthony Glenn where he made the story of Oliver Twist come alive through drama.
The school governor came with two members of his writing club to work with some Year 6 children.
Year 6 got the chance to visit the chicks that had recently hatched.
It was Science Week at Scott Wilkie and the children in Year 6 took part in many scientific challenges, workshops and got to dress up as scientists.
Creative Writing Morning
The children in Year 6 were challenged to write their own stories based on any theme or genre they wanted.
The children in Year 6 took part in The Giant Tetrahedron Challenge, a highly motivational activity that combined construction, practical Maths and problem solving skills. It also provided an exciting opportunity to develop team building and collaborative working skills through the construction of a substantial and inspiring 4m high Giant Tetrahedron using only wooden dowels and elastic bands.
Year 6 Reading Gladiators – Challenge Winners
Congratulations to the Year 6 Reading Gladiators who won Just Imagine’s ‘Tamburlaine’s Elephants’ mini-challenge. They used art to create a display about the main themes of the story. For their imaginative and hard work they won a range of different of fiction books.
The Year 6 Reading Gladiators have been reading the story ‘Tamburlaine’s Elephants’. They have discussed the main themes of war, friendship and identity. They used these themes to create their own display of the two main characters.
Year 6 enjoyed a thoroughly amusing, fast-paced visit by Anthony Glenn, from Shaking Up Shakespeare. During the morning the children watched Anthony, with the help of a few pupils, act out the tragic tale of Macbeth. Afterwards, Year 6 took part in the a workshop and learnt a few “tricks of the trade” for acting.
Knife Crime Workshop
Year 6 were visited by Lets Get Talking, a charity linked to communicating with young people to prevent involvement in crime, to talk about knife crime. They also had workshops on how to deal with bereavement and anger management.
Year 6 – Houses of Parliament
Year 6 visited the Buddhist Temple in Central London to learn all about the origin of Buddhism.
Year 6 had an amazing time at Royal Docks Adventure , where they took part in Sea Cadet activities such as: rope tying, speed boating, different types of communication and paddle games. Hopefully, today’s taster day will open up opportunities for the children to join the Sea Cadets.
Scott Wilkie’s Entrepreneurs
Scott Wilkie pupil’s all made things to sell at the Scott Wilkie Winter Fair to raise money for the school fund! The fair was a great Success! Well done Scott Wilkie pupils.
Year 6 Oliver Twist Drama Workshop
Year 6 had a visit from Anthony Glenn where they took part in workshops to immerse them into the tale of Oliver Twist.
Year 6 RAF Museum
Year 6 visited the RAF Museum where they learnt all about evacuation and the different types of planes that were used to protect the country during World War 2.
Museum of London Docklands
Year 6 had a visit from the Museum of London Docklands, where they learnt all about the history of the London Docklands from the time of the Romans to today in 2018.
Trip to the Docks for History (The Changing Docks)
The Year 6 Reading Gladiators have thoroughly enjoyed reading the Secret Horses of Briar Hill by Megan Shepherd and partaking in all of the activities. They planned a project to show the ‘bittersweet’ themes in the book by sketching a picture of one of the main characters and represented the father as being a hero.
Poet Visit – John Delaney
Meeting the Author Holly Webb
Year 6 had the opportunity to meet the author Holly Webb at Custom House Library. She read excerpts from her new book The Princess and the Suffragette.
Year 6 London Zoo
Year 6 Residential to Fairplay House
Figures in Motion
As part of our Art topic we were studied figures in motion. We looked at how the human moves, sketched our own figures in motion and created our own models using only wire, masking tape and newspaper.
The children in Year 6 took part in a maths workshop where they tried to solve problem solving puzzles using non-conventional methods.
It was Art Week at Scott Wilkie and the children studied the artist Keith Haring. Each class was set the challenge to replicate his work using a different theme. Year 6 had the theme: aspirations , which they used to create their art work.
Year 6 planned and created board games, computer games and quizzes for other children in the year group to play. The aim was to test their knowledge on the human body.
The children in Year 6 studied Pop Art artists Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein and re-created pieces of art using the theme of superheroes.
Year 6 visited the local library today where they were issued with their own library cards and were able to take out some books to read as part of the Summer Reading Challenge. Khadija even read an excerpt from the book ‘The Boy Who Ran Away From The Circus’ by A. F. Harrold.
Spaghetti and Marshmallow Challenge
Year 6 pupils were challenged to build a strong tower using only marshmallows, spaghetti, straws and four small pieces of Sellotape. The strength of the towers were then tested using 10g weights. The winning tower was able to hold 90g of weight.
The children in Year 6 have been studying the tragic Shakespeare play ‘Macbeth’.
The children in Year 6 took part in a Science workshop where they learned to use every day objects to create sherbet, hurricane whirls and sound waves.
Year 6 took part in a workshop on staying safe.
World Book Day
As part of World Book Day the children in Year 6 went to to read with children in Reception.
Nightmare Man Talk for Writing Display
The children in Year 6 have been the studying the suspense genre.
Over the last two weeks we have been looking at the British Value of Democracy. To mark aspirations week, we decided to think about what we would do as leaders of our nation and created our own political parties. We had to create 3 clear policies to encourage others to vote for us.
Place of Worship: Visit to the Buddhist Temple
Year 6 visited a Buddhist Temple in Central London where they learnt what it means to be a Buddhist.
Year 6 are currently studying the Shakespearean play of Macbeth. We took part in two workshops with Anthony Glenn, which helped us to immerse ourselves in the plot through his storytelling and drama.
Science – Electricity
As part of their Electricity topic in Science, the children in Year 6 experimented with making their own circuits. They were challenged to make circuits that would include a buzzer or a switch.
Talk for Writing – Twisted Fairytale
As part of Anti-bullying Week, the children in Year 6 looked at different scenarios of bullying and created freeze frames for them. They also wrote advice to the victims in each scenario.
Year 6 have been designing and making their own Anti-bullying bunting.
Year 6: Anti-Bullying Workshop
The children in Year 6 took part in a Bigfoot Workshop looking at Respect and Disrespect. We looked at different types of disrespect and how to resolve situations we could find ourselves in.
Year 6: Tubman Talk for Writing Wall
The Year 6 children had a visit from a local Vicar as part of their R.E topic on Religious Leaders. The children generated questions to ask him so that they could learn about what a Religious Leader’s role is and what their responsibilities are.
As part of Year 6’s history topic on Battle of Britain, Year 6 visited the RAF Museum in Hendon. We looked at different fighter and bomber planes that would have protected Britain from invaders in World War 2.
We also took part in a workshop to re-enact what would have happened during an air raid. Not only that but we also got an opportunity to dress up as different personnel that would have worked for the RAF.
Year 6 children studying World War Two artefacts.
The children in Year 6 were set a challenge to find out as much as they could about World War 2. Look at some of the amazing models and research they have done.
Black History Week
As part of Black History Week, the children in Year 6 took part in a workshop where they learnt all about Harriet Tubman.
The Hartlepool Monkey
On 25th September the Year 6 children visited Stratford Circus Theatre to watch the tragic but legendary story of The Hartlepool Monkey. The show was not only humorous but was quite emotional as well. We were amazed by the special effects, especially the effects used to make the monkey come alive.
As part of their science topic, the children in Year 6 were investigating how shadows are formed.
Residential trip to Fairplay House
Year 6 had the amazing opportunity to go on the annual residential trip to Fairplay House. The purpose of the trip was for us to get to know one another as a year group, to encourage us to work together in groups and teams.
We were lucky enough to be able to do a range of activities, such as: orienteering, caving, high ropes, G-swing, woodland games and canoeing. We showed the Scott Wilkie values in every activity that we did.
British Tea Party
On Monday 3rd July, the children of Year 6 had the fantastic opportunity to participate in a traditional British tea party. They sampled different traditional British delicacies such as cheese and onion quiche, cucumber sandwiches, scones with jam and swiss rolls.
Go Run For Fun
On Thursday 29th June, 60 pupils from across Scott Wilkie set off to the Olympic Park to Go Run For Fun. We took part in a warm up with around 2 000 other children, led by some special guests such as Colin Jackson.
Teamwork and perseverance were the key words of the day having to complete our 2km course. And our teachers had to push themselves too!
We all made it around the course and back safely. A great success! Just time for lunch in the Olympic Park and then back to school to get back to our lessons.
The children of Year 6 took part in a workshop where they learnt all about the Mayan culture. They even had the opportunity to dress up in costumes to experience what is was like to live in the times of the Mayans.
On Monday 26th June, Year 6 enjoyed a well-deserved day out to Chessington World of Adventures.
We visited the Sea Life centre to check out the sharks, sting rays and giant lobsters!
Then we started on the rides. Everyone got a good soaking on the Monkey Swingers!
We faced our fears on rides such as Kobra, Vampire and Dragon Falls.
A great day all round for Year 6 before we set off to our next adventure… secondary school!
As part of their D&T topic, Year 6 have been designing and making their own pencil cases. They first had to learn how to thread a needle, double knot it and also had to practice three different types of stitches: running stitch, blanket stitch and applique stitch before they could make their pencil case.
As a follow up to Citizenship Week, where the children in Year 6 learnt how Democracy works, Year 6 had the fantastic opportunity to visit the Houses of Parliament. They were taken round on a tour of the House of Lords and the Palace of Westminster, following the trail the Queen would take when she opens Parliament in May. They also took part in a workshop, where they learnt about the process of making Laws.
Year 6 are currently studying Macbeth by William Shakespeare. To start off our topic we had a wonderful and exciting drama workshop with Anthony Glenn. As you can see we had lots of fun dramatizing the story. We will add some of our stories as soon as we have written them.