Lydia

This author Lydia Katuura has created 7 entries.

11 Apr

Dancing To The Drum Beat

Teacher Belly demonstrating to the children. Friday afternoon is one of the children’s favourite afternoons in Reception. Children get to dance to the drum beat played by one of the funniest and likeable teachers, Teacher Belly. Children joyously and expressively dance to the rhythm and in style, jigging and shuffling to the drumbeat with no hesitation about how they appear. Children build social skills through dancing as a team and getting to know their dance partners to enable them to both coordinate...

09 Apr

Developing Fine Motor Skills

Reception class believes in developing a holistic child of which final motor skill development is an equally important part of a child’s development. When the small muscles that control hands, fingers and thumbs are fully developed, the child finds it easy to draw, colour and write.   We provide activities that encourage children to coordinate both hands together. We offer opportunities for children to manipulate small items to push and pull with hands and fingers and practice small movements with hands. This...

04 Mar

Reception Class With Uganda National Athletics Team

This morning, Reception class had a chance to interact with Uganda national athletics team. The children participated in different track and field sports like sprints, cross country run (around the field), long jump, shot put, javelin and discus throw.  It was such a great and energy busting moment. [Modula id=’6′] ...

30 Jan

Reception’s Sponsored Circuit

In Ambrosoli we believe that teaching children to give in charity creates true empathy to those who are less fortunate. They learn that they can make a big difference in the lives of other in need.  When they donate willingly they learn to become responsible and respectable adults and this will give them a bigger sense of purpose. Last Thursday, Reception class had a sponsored circuit to raise money for CORSU charity foundation. The children raced against each other for as...

22 Nov

Developing Fine Motor Skills

Reception class believes in developing a holistic child of which final motor skill development is an equally important part in a child’s development. When the small muscles that control hands, fingers and thumbs are fully developed, the child finds it easy to draw, colour and write. We provide activities that encourage children to coordinate both hands together. We offer opportunities for children to manipulate small items to push and pull with hands and fingers, and practiced small movements with hands. This...

19 Oct

Maths In Reception

In Reception we use basic math language all the time, sometimes without realizing it. For example, when we keep score during a game and determine how much our team is ahead or behind (number and operations), or give someone directions to get from one place to another (spatial relationships), or use comparison words (measurement) such as big and little and use patterns to explain the order of daily routines and activities. We also play games and sing songs that use numbers and counting. Even without our support,...

12 Sep

Cooking In Reception

In Reception, we take cooking as a part of learning. We cook weekly and the children always look forward to this exciting activity. We believe cooking benefits children in the following ways: Social-Emotional Development: Hands on cooking activities help children develop confidence and skills. Following recipes encourages children to be self directed and independent, it also teaches them to follow directions and develop problem-solving skills. Physical Development: Fine motor and eye-hand coordination skills are developed by chopping, mixing, squeezing, and spreading. Cognitive Development:...