Katherine

This author Katherine Henderson has created 11 entries.

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. ...

06 Nov

Brilliant Builders in Year 5!

  In order to develop our Design and Technology skills we have been working hard to create our own Mayan buildings. First we generated ideas as to what to build, then carefully sketched out our own plans. Next, we planned how we would build our models step-by-step. We gathered our resources and then cooperated with our groups to cut, shape and join materials to create Mayan buildings. We are yet to put the finishing touches to our work,...

19 Oct

  Year 5 have been exploring ‘Shape’ this week in maths. We have been working really hard to develop our use of mathematical vocabulary and can now use terms like ‘parallel’, ‘perpendicular’, ‘angles’ and ‘symmetry’ while discussing properties of shape.  We explored shapes within the school environment, sorted regular and irregular shapes and even got creative while exploring traditional Chinese tangram puzzles. ...

05 Oct

Celebrating Uganda Week & UN Day

What an exciting week we have had in school! In recognition of Ugandan Independence Day on 9th October, we have been celebrating with a wide range of fun and cultural activities. Highlights have included a visit from the Uganda Cranes rugby team on Monday, Ugandan dance performances and lots of delicious Ugandan food tasting opportunities. For UN Day we celebrated our cultural diversity at Ambrosoli with a special assembly, parade and the fabulous Feast of Nations. ...

21 Sep

Exciting IPC Entry Point

There was lots of excitement surrounding the Entry Point to our new IPC unit, ‘AD 900’, on Wednesday.  We explored lots of  Ugandan traditions, including stories from Tr. Josephat, traditional games with Tr. Ben, dancing with Tr. Rachel and craft activities using banana fibre with members of the support staff team. These activities generated interest and enthusiasm in our new unit. We are looking forward to developing our knowledge, skills and understanding by finding out about all...