Year 6

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...

03 May

Year 6 Refugee Stories

Year 6 recently wrote stories about refugees following research into this topic. We researched using videos, pictures, poems and text in order to get a flavour of what life as a refugee could be like. We also had the opportunity to listen to a refugee talk about their experiences and then interview an aid worker about their work in refugee camps. We then used other texts to practice writing different elements of a story for example creating suspense, the beginning of...

03 May

Island Life!

We have had a busy start to Term 3 with our new IPC unit, Earth as an Island. This unit is mainly concerned with geography and human interaction with the land.  On Monday we started with the Entry point. Children had to design a new island to house 50,000 people who wanted to leave Kampala because it was too crowded. They had to think of all the facilities they would use and how they would best set up the island to...

11 Mar

Our Week

We have had a short but action packed week in Year 6 last week. On Tuesday, a terrific day was had by all at our Y5&6 School Service Day. The children learnt a host of new skills while pitching in and contributing their talents in painting, sewing, gardening and design to various projects around the school. They worked co-operatively and respectfully and felt a tangible sense of satisfaction and pride in the results they achieved. Last Friday saw the culmination of...

05 Feb

Cooperation !

This Monday morning to start the week our warm up activity was link to the skill “be able to give and follow directions in town”. Jules had the great idea to go outside to practise giving and following direction. It was a great idea to work on our French and cooperation skills! Thanks Jules!  ...

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! ...

31 Jan

Football – Unit 2

In Year 6, our main focus has been football which has seen us learn, develop and grow our ball skills individually and in team setups. Our next target is to apply these skills in medium team setups of 7- 9-aside players. At the end of this unit, the children will take part in an inter house football competition where children will get a chance to showcase their learning at a competitive level in front of their peers, parents and teachers....

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. ...

08 Nov

Swimming – Backstroke

Our freestyle unit has come to an end in Key Stage 2. Swimmers now understand how a good freestyle stroke looks like and have been working on every detail of their stroke technique. We have  started our backstroke unit where children are developing the correct backstroke kick, arm movement, catch, head position and body roll. ...

06 Nov

Games Unit – Football

In Key stage 2, we have begun our football unit which started with knowledge harvest by the children. It was remarkable to hear and learn what the children already know about football, what skills they would like to learn and what they would do to develop and better their skills. Currently we are working on developing our footwork with different skills in dribbling passing and shooting skill. The next 6 week are going to be pretty fun where we are going...