This author Sara has created 14 entries.

31 May

Maps And Islands

This week we immersed ourselves in geography in year one. We studied different trade routes pirates traveled in the past, we looked at climate and weather around the world and we designed and mapped our own islands, making a key for its geographical features. ...

24 May

This week year one children enjoyed revising their knowledge of measurements. We looked at non-standard as well as standard ways of measuring distance, height, weight and capacity. We understand that there are different units that we use for measuring, like centimeters, m eters, liters or grams and kilograms. ...

17 May

Pirate adventures

This week Year 1 went on a class trip to Entebbe Sailing Club. We found a mysterious bottle on the beach, with a hidden message inside. The message gave us some hints and clues about what we had to do to show our pirate skills. We then split up into four groups and we did four very exciting activities. We learned how to tie knots, we built a pirate catapult, we took part in a swimming race and last but...

03 May

Treasure Island Entry Point

Year 1 has had an exciting Entry Point to our new IPC unit ‘Treasure Island’.  Together with Year 2 we split up into four groups and we did four different pirate activities. We had to decode a coded pirate message, design a pirate flag, construct a pirate ship and finally participate in a race for treasure. It was a fun way to enter our last unit this academic year!

12 Apr

Making an electric circuit!

Electricity might seem to be quite a vague concept, but after today our year one children definitely gained a better understanding of how it works. We studied how electric circuits work, we made a list of the equipment we needed and after a few attempts we managed to turn on a light bulb, spin a propeller and turn on a very loud alarm. Did we have fun? The pictures speak for themselves! ...

29 Mar

It’s Shocking!

This week Year 1 did a very exciting Entry Point to our new unit ‘It’s Shocking’! We had an expert come to school who showed us how solar power is generated. We now know that solar panel batteries can be charged even if the panels are covered or if the sun is hiding behind the clouds! Mr. Joseph also talked us through what electricity is and how it works. We are very excited to see...

15 Mar

Shapes all around

This week we dived into geometry in Year 1. We have been looking at 2D and 3D shapes in and around school. On Friday we made scenes by cutting out different 2D shapes. To link this activity in with our IPC topic ‘Seeing The Light’ we themed the pictures ‘day and night’. ...

11 Mar

Book week!

We had a lot of fun this week, because  our Ambrosoli book week brought so many exciting activities. Among others, we did buddy reading with year 5, we visited a book cafe where we were able to sample some books that were recommended by other Ambrosoli children and on Thursday we did an exciting workshop with a book author from Kenya! To wrap it up we dressed up as characters from our favorite book about travelling and we did a...

15 Feb

Seeing The Light Entry Point

Last week year 1 started a new IPC unit – Seeing The Light. We kicked it off with an exciting entry point, which had us looking for tiny figures around school. Apart from discovering that some of them do and some of them do not reflect light, they also carried a coded message. When we put them in the right order, we discovered that they spell out the name of our unit – SEEING THE

01 Feb

Open Morning

This week we had an open morning at Ambrosoli and year 1 was extremely pleased with the turnout! We asked the parents to take part during our IPC lesson, which focused on researching and sequencing events from the past. It was wonderful to have so many helpers and we hope our parents learned about how we teach IPC. ...