Year 5

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. ...

29 Mar

March in Year 5

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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!             ...

26 Feb

Year 5 Karuma- CS/IPC Link_Creating a website about cyber safety (CS) and Being Human (IPC)

We are web developers In this unit, the pupils work collaboratively to create websites about their IPC topic Being Human while recording their research finding . They also take the opportunity to learn about e-safety and responsible online behaviour. This unit enabled the children to: -develop their research skills to decide what information is appropriate -understand some elements of how search engines select and rank results -question the plausibility and quality of information -develop and refine their ideas and text collaboratively -develop their understanding of e-safety and...

26 Feb

Year 5 Elgon – CS/IPC Link_Creating a website about cyber safety (CS) and Being Human (IPC)

We are web developers In this unit, the pupils work collaboratively to create websites about their IPC topic Being Human while recording their research finding . They also take the opportunity to learn about e-safety and responsible online behaviour. This unit enabled the children to: -develop their research skills to decide what information is appropriate -understand some elements of how search engines select and rank results -question the plausibility and quality of information -develop and refine their ideas and text collaboratively -develop their understanding of e-safety and...

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! ...

30 Jan

Swimming – Breaststroke

In Key Stage 2, our breaststroke journey is well underway. It is exciting to see the children’s eagerness to learn the correct breaststroke leg and arm movement. At the end of our journey, the timing of the stroke will help us learn when to kick, pull, breathe and glide to make the full stroke breaststroke. ...