September 2020 – Anthony Glenn Workshop
Year 6 took part in a workshop with Anthony Glenn as a hook for their Literacy topic. The children were learning about Oliver Twist, ready for their Talk For Writing Unit.
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.