Year 1

21 May

Compass Skills

We are building our map-reading skills in Geography and learning to use tools such as a compass as part of our “Treasure Island” IPC topic. Here are some photos of our 1 Rwenzori students using compasses to find various items in the Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western areas of our campus. ...

21 May

Lunchboxes for Healthy Pirates

Diving into History, as part of our IPC topic “Treasure Island,” we researched the foods that pirates ate. Then, we sorted them into two groups: Healthy and Unhealthy. To demonstrate our knowledge and understanding, we planned, designed, and built “Healthy Pirate Lunchboxes” for our Technology project!    ...

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! ...

02 Apr

Volcanic Fun on French Day!

Year 1 & 2 Students enjoyed learning about the history, culture, and geography of the African Island country of Reunion on French Day! Check out the smiles and excitement on the faces of these students after a successful volcano simulation that demonstrated how the French island of Reunion was born! ...

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’. ...