Katherine

This author Katherine Henderson has created 18 entries.

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...

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! ...