Katherine

This author Katherine Henderson has created 23 entries.

20 Sep

We are designers in MP3!

Milepost 3 have been getting artistic and exploring their creative sides while designing and making their costumes for the Milepost 3 production. The children considered what would make an effective design for each of the animal characters within the play and then put their ideas in to practice using a range of painting and printing techniques. The results are fabulous! ...

13 Sep

Production Preparations in Year 5

Year 5 have been very busy preparing for the Milepost 3 Production Twagaala Kubeera Bumu. We have been developing our acting skills and have been getting creative while designing and making masks for our costumes in Art lessons. During Music sessions we have been developing our vocal talents while rehearsing the songs.     ...

06 Sep

Year 5 Get Creative

Today in Year 5 we have been busy making posters to advertise our upcoming Milepost 3 production ‘Twagaala Kubeera Bumu’.  We found out what features we would need to include on our posters by looking at other examples. By completing this activity in groups we developed our cooperation skills while planning and sharing our ideas. We explored our creative sides while considering how to make our posters eye-catching as well as informative. ...

02 Sep

Year 5 Bridge Building Challenge

On Friday year 5 explored the personal learning goals while taking part in a bridge building challenge. The bridge had to meet certain specifications in terms of the height of the legs and the distance it had to cross. Only tape and 5 sheets of paper were provided as building materials. The bridge also needed to be constructed to be load-bearing and strong enough to support as heavy a load as possible. The activity was lots of fun and gave the...

27 Aug

Year 5 Entry Point – AD 900

Year 5 had an exciting day on Monday for our Entry Point to our new IPC unit AD 900.  We explored lots of traditional Ugandan activities, including making footballs and dolls with banana fibre, playing traditional games, doing Ugandan dances and listening to  a super story-telling session.  These activities awakened our interest  and prompted us to consider how things might have been different in the past. We used our PLGs in a range of ways throughout the day, being resilient...

14 Jun

Making Model Islands

5 Karuma have very much enjoyed developing their technology skills over the past couple of weeks. In keeping with our ‘Earth as an Island’ unit, the children have worked together and created their own model islands. They thought carefully about the materials which they would use and the steps they would need to take to complete the task. By collaborating well, they have successfully made super models and are very proud of their finished products! ...

09 May

Year 5 Mister Storyfella visit

Year 5 very much enjoyed the visit from Mister Storyfella, Clive Pig www.clivepig.co.uk, yesterday.  He inspired us with our own storytelling and helped us to recognise the fun that can be had with language and play on words! A memorable visit! ...

03 May

Earth as an Island MP3 Entry Point

On Monday, Years 5 and 6 very much enjoyed collaborating on our ‘Earth as an Island’ IPC Entry Point.  The children were given the task of deciding how to develop an island in Lake Victoria to accommodate the growing Kampala population. They had to decide what man-made features they would include on the island to support a population of 50,000 people. They then had to draw a plan, including a scale, compass and key, showing where these features would be...

11 Apr

Year 5 – Friction Investigation

This week 5 Karuma have been developing their science investigation skills as part of our Making Things Go IPC unit. The children planned and carried out an investigation into the impact of friction upon the distance a toy car can travel. The children did a super job of collaborating to plan their investigation, making logical predictions, taking accurate measurements and drawing plausible conclusions. ...

25 Mar

Year 5 – Making Water Wheels

Last week we had lots of fun and a great learning experience while making water wheels in line with our IPC unit ‘Making Things Go’. We first researched what hydro electric power is. Next we researched what water wheels are and how they work. We collaborated while making a plan as to how we could design and build our own water wheels. We then gathered our materials and developed our communication skills, resilience and collaborative skills while working together to...