Kate

This author Kate has created 28 entries.

10 May

Camping

Year 3 had the most wonderful camping trip over the last two days. For many of them this was their first night away from their parents and almost exclusively their first night in a tent which they had put up themselves. During the trip the children practices many of the personal learning goals, such as cooperation, adaptability and resilience. The children did team games, learnt volley ball, swam, obstacle courses, learnt about map reading for the IPC topic, celebrated birthday’s...

03 May

Island Life Entry Point

On Tuesday Mile Post 3 (years 3 and 4) had their new IPC topic Entry Point. The children had a taste of Island Life and partied among palm trees with tropical juice on the Ambrosoli Cruise Ship. Soon after starting the party a storm hit the boat and the children were left without possessions on a desert island. How would they find food and shelter? What survival skills would they need? If they were to send a message in a bottle,...

20 Mar

Entry Point- The Nature of Life

Today we started our new Unit The Nature of Life by doing some Technology in groups. The children were challenged to build their own bird box in a group, using their cooperation, communication and resilience. They worked superbly well to support each other and respect each others opinions and ideas. We can’t wait to do some more learning for the topic! ...

20 Mar

Exit Point- Footprints From The Past

Year 3 celebrated their Exit Point for Footprints From The Past by sharing their learning with their parents, teachers and other classes within the school. They discussed the learning that they had done through various subjects and explained their learning journey. The day was finished off by baking eggless fossil cookies! IMG_5240 ...

11 Mar

The Return- by 3 Bunyonyi (class video)

During Book Week the children of 3Bunyonyi have been writing words to go with the picture book The Return. It is the third in the trilogy by Aaron Becker, and the children have looked at the first two during previous years. Each child wrote part of the story and they all had a chance to narrate our class video. We hope you enjoy our team effort!   ...

06 Mar

Fossil Designing

This week the children in 3 Bunyonyi have been experimenting with materials and methods as part of their Art and Technology skills learning. The children have been creating their own fossils for our Footprints From The Past IPC topic. They had great fun getting messy and learning from their mistakes.  ...

01 Feb

Descriptive Writing

This week we are practising our descriptive writing skills by doing a story opening setting description. Here are some of the children’s pieces; “Outside in the scary, dark forest the snow was falling deeply. The snow was drifting through the sparkling trees in the winds and a storm was blowing. The house was deep in the forest among the white, fluffy, soft snow.” – Aarush   “Outside the shimmering, white, glistening snow was drifting down towards the shamrock green tees and the dull brown...

31 Jan

Footprints From The Past!

This week we started out new IPC unit Footprints from the Past. For our Entry Point the children worked as palaeontologists to discover bones in an excavation site and pieced them together to make a dinosaur. We worked on our History and Science knowledge. The children are really excited to learn more about dinosaurs and what life on Earth was like during their time. Digital Camera Digital Camera Digital Camera Digital Camera Digital Camera Digital Camera Digital Camera Digital Camera   ...

24 Jan

Material World Exit Point at Paper Crafts Africa

The year 3 children did some hands on learning at Paper Crafts today!  They had the chance to reflect on their Science learning on how materials are made and saw glass being heated in a furnace. They were also able to get involved with some Art and Technology designing and creating their own picture frames from the recycled paper which they made. The children learnt about the local ladies who set up the business and asked some internationally minded questions....

10 Jan

Quadrilaterals!

We have started off term 2 by investigating shapes in Maths. We have learnt about lots of different quadrilaterals such as parallelograms and trapeziums as well their properties. We now know about parallel and perpendicular lines! We enjoyed making different shapes with pin boards and rubber bands.  ...