Katherine

This author Katherine Henderson has created 15 entries.

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...

15 Mar

Year 5 – ‘Making Things Go’

What an exciting week we have had in Year 5! On Monday we had the Entry Point to our new IPC unit – ‘Making Things Go’.  We created paper rockets, parachutes to transport an egg and explored friction while using remote controlled cars. After the Knowledge Harvest on Tuesday, we then went to Jinja for our trip where we did lots of experiments investigating energy and forces. Some of us also visited the dam. A busy week with lots of...

04 Mar

Exciting Athletics Entry Point

As the Entry Point to the new PE Athletics unit of learning, we were very lucky to have top Ugandan athletes visit us at Ambrosoli on Friday. We thoroughly enjoyed taking part in all sorts of athletics activities, including cross country, javelin and shot put. What a great experience!             ...

15 Feb

Year 5 Digestive System Exploration

In Year 5 today we had lots of fun learning about the parts and functions of the Digestive System as part of our IPC unit, ‘Being Human’.  We took part in an exciting practical activity which helped us to explore how food travels through the body, passing through different organs. The French speakers among us completed the activity with Tr. Laure in French.   ...

01 Feb

The Great Debate – Years 5 & 6

Yesterday in Years 5 & 6  the children had a fantastic day of collaborative learning while researching, planning arguments and taking part in debates on a range of global issues in line with their IPC units. Through this they were really able to develop their  sense of international mindedness. Additionally, they developed their cooperation and communication skills, while also showing thoughtfulness, respect and adaptability throughout their tasks.  A great day was had by all! ...

18 Jan

Year 5 Entry Point – Being Human

Year 5 had a super day yesterday during the Entry Point to their new IPC unit – ‘Being Human’.  The children considered different opinions about what it means to be human and then shared their own thoughts.  With Tr. Ronnie’s guidance they worked up a sweat and explored heart rates before, during and after exercise. They took part in an exciting carousel of activities related to the senses of hearing, smell and sight.  As part of the Knowledge Harvest they...

07 Dec

Year 5 ‘AD 900’ Trip!

We all thoroughly enjoyed our Year 5 trip last week. The mosque visit was very informative and the children behaved with the utmost respect. We really appreciated the fabulous views of Kampala from the top of the minaret. At the Uganda Museum the children really put their learning in to practice while studying Ugandan historical artefacts and discussing what we could learn about the past from them. We finished off with a delicious ‘Mayan’  lunch at ‘Que Pasa’ before heading...

23 Nov

Year 5 Entry Point – Existing, Endangered, Extinct

This morning Year 5 were very excited to enjoy the Entry Point to our new IPC unit Existing, Endangered, Extinct. We had a fascinating visit from an Ambrosoli parent who is an entomologist. She taught us a great deal about insects and raised lots of interesting questions which we will enjoy exploring over the coming weeks. ...