P.E / Swimming

Welcome to P.E / Swimming

In PE we have been doing our Health Related Fitness (HRF) Unit. This is a four week long mini unit that helps our children to improve on their stamina, speed, agility and reaction. We also use this opportunity to talk about healthy eating and leading a healthy lifestyle. We do this at the beginning of the school year so that our children are engaged and know our expectations from the very beginning. 

We offer a differentiated programme for all years.  

OUR AIMS:

 

By the end of the Early Years PE Programme pupils should be able to:


  • Show a range of simple movements.
  • Create an enjoyment for PE.
  • Display the capacity to create and express ideas through movement, in a range of activities.
  • Work cooperatively with other students and staff in a variety of situations and to develop communication skills.
  • Use movement imaginatively, responding to stimuli, including dance and music.
  • Understand how to be safe.
  • Water play to foster early love for swimming and water confidence


By the end of the KS 1 Primary Physical Education programme, pupils should be able to:    


  • Show a range of physical and mental skill and develop the ability to use these appropriately and with understanding.
  • Display the capacity to create and express ideas through movement, in a range of activities (gym, fun fitness, ball skills, mini games, and athletics).
  • Work cooperatively with other students and staff in a variety of situations and to develop communication skills.
  • Use movement imaginatively, responding to stimuli, including dance and music.
  • Have an awareness and understanding of health related exercise.
  • Water safety
  • Introduced to basic swimming techniques in frontcrawl, backstroke and breaststroke
  • Take part in simple competitive swimming activities
  • Understand the importance of safety in PE activities.
  • Understand the importance of warming up and how their bodies feel before, during and after exercise.
  • Try to apply skills learnt in simple game situations/activities.

 

By the end of the KS 2 Primary Physical Education programme, pupils should be able to:

  • Show a range of physical and mental skill and develop the ability to use these appropriately and with understanding.
  • Display the capacity to create and express ideas through movement, in a range of activities (gym, fitness, mini games, athletics, team building).
  • Show an appreciation of human performance through observation, analysis and evaluation.
  • Work cooperatively and safely with other students and staff in a variety of situations and to develop communication skills.
  • Use movement imaginatively, responding to stimuli, including dance and music.
  • Have an awareness and understanding of health related exercise and see physical activity as a life skill
  • Have a working knowledge of safe practices with rules and regulations in a wide range of activities.
  • Have an understanding of the different roles required in different activities, and have the ability to carry out these roles in game situations and other activities.
  • Understand the importance of warming up and cooling down.
  • Swim all four strokes confidently and with good level of fluency and speed
P.E / Swimming Team

Angela Lokidi-PE teacher

My name is Angela Lokidi. I am Ugandan an Acholi by tribe from the northern part of Uganda. I studied my international certification in Computer science majoring in Network Administration at Makerere University and currently studying Bachelor of Science in Education majoring in special needs and physical education from Kaplan University.

I  teach PE and Swimming for early years and key stage one, it’s been 11 years down the road i am still very passionate about sports as it has given a life time privilege to positively impact children’s learning and life.

Ronnie Kalule-PE teacher

My Name is Ronnie Kalule. I was born and raised in Kampala, the capital city of Uganda. I grew up in a semi-polygamous family of 14 children, which in a way, is typical of African families of my generation. I studied my bachelors’ degree in Development studies at Makerere University and completed my teaching certification at the University of Southern Queensland-Australia. I have recently acquired a certificate in leadership and Management in Education from The College of Teachers UK.

I ‘m a PE/Swimming teacher and fixture coordinator at Ambrosoli International School, a position I have held since March 2004. I see Physical Education and sports as an avenue to challenge kids to do better, aim higher, not just in their academic work, but in adult life. The skills we learn in sports: – focus, persistence, hard work, cooperation, communication, good sportsmanship, empathy for others… are key skills that come in handy in all aspects of life! I am privileged to be in a position where I am able to put those ideas into practice.

Betty Lanyero-swimming teacher

Hello. I am Betty Lanyero. I am Ugandan and I have been part of the Ambrosoli team since November 2007. I have worked in Reception, Years 2, 4, 5 and 6.  I have been teaching swimming for the last 9 years. I am energetic with a passion for aquatics and committed to the safety of children. I am thrilled that this school year I will be the Swimming Teacher for Reception across Year 4. I am looking forward to a fun filled year where children will be given the opportunity to explore their full potential through differentiated, fun and engaging lessons.

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This Week In Computing, We learnt about the Code Caesar Cipher. We got into partners and we had lots of amazing fun. Everytime we cracked a code we got a house point. We had to first we figure out the code when they gave us a number. And then we had to start figuring out the code and the number. Tadg, Lies, Maya y5( Read more )
In lasts week lesson we blogged about any events or lessons coming up. Before that we had a look at the website and see how the teachers were blogging. Today I am blogging about our lessons in ICT while the other students blog about Maths. Before we put information of the internet, we have to consider whether it is appropriate and safe to put online. To put photos up, we must first get...( Read more )
Christmas Tree Fun - The children decorated their own Christmas tree. They learnt how to use the mouse to "drag" ornaments to the tree and "drop" them. The activity help them children learn the different parts of the mouse and how to click and drag using the left mouse button. It was fun!!( Read more )
Digital cameras are a common use of information technology beyond school, and an accessible way for children to create digital content. In this activity the children review photos online, practise using a digital camera, take photos to fit a given theme, edit their photos. In this case the unit was link to the year 2 IPC unit “The circus is coming to town” LEARNING EXPECTATIONS: Edit and...( Read more )
In early years and key stage one, we are winding up the term with gymnastics. Balancing beams, forward rolls and making different shapes with our body parts, it has been an exciting gymnastics unit. In Key Stage Two, we have begun our tag rugby unit where we are going to learn passing, dodging, scoring a try and good sportsmanship. Backstroke, diving and water safety have been the skills...( Read more )
PE
We have begun our new and exciting gymnastics unit for early years and key stage one. Early years are focusing on learning different movements going Under, Over & through while Key Stage one are focusing on Jumping, balancing and rolling. Swimming
Our Freestyle and backstroke technique is getting better and better. Now we are focusing on speed and endurance/stamina for...( Read more )
We have been working on learning and improving our freestyle arm movement technique. As we get better with freestyle this term, we shall also be learning the backstroke technique.( Read more )
We are wrapping up our basketball unit where children have learnt how to dribble, pass and shoot. In order to practice these chore skills in a game situation, we have started playing 3 Vs 3, 4 Vs 4 and 5 Vs 5 Basketball matches.( Read more )
Our students learning skills of batting and fielding in cricket and rounders.( Read more )
Ambrosoli – GEMS swimming gal was great fun for our swimmers as they had an opportunity to compete and make new friends.( Read more )
Congratulations to our U9 boys and U9 girls as well as the U11 boys who defeated KISU, and Aga Khan in this season’s ISSAK basketball finals that were held at ISU. Our players have had a great season of basketball and are truly deserving of this achievement. Well done to all the players.( Read more )
On Thursday we had our Super Sports day for the older children from Years 3-6. It rained in the morning so we had a tense day hoping for some better weather in the afternoon so that we could go ahead with the event... luckily, we were able to have a wonderful afternoon competing in events such as Sack Relay, Throw the Quoit, Obstacle Race and a Scoot Race. We had such a lot of fun!( Read more )
The children had a lot of fun competing in sports events for their team. We saw lots of resilient and cooperative behaviour as well as some big smiles! Events included a Sack Race, Boda Boda Race, Shoot a Hoop, Obstacle Course and a Hoop Relay! Well done everyone for taking part!( Read more )
The U11 girls team has been resilient throughout the season. They have improved a great deal in their ability to play as a team and the whole school is proud of their achievement. Well done Girls!( Read more )
In Recepetion class we have been learning the colours of the rainbow through song and on the boomwhackers.( Read more )
Reception Flame Tree class have been playing the xylophones and learning about pitched notes. They have been playing notes that move up and down in steps from low pitch to high.( Read more )
This week in Year 1 we have been listening to the sounds of all percussion instruments. We have been identifying the length of each instrumental sound and deciding who has the shortest sound and the longest. We then ordered them from shortest sound to longest and sat in a line.( Read more )
This week year 2 have been creating their own rhythmic word patterns. They used them in a game of Mr Wolf. Children asked "What's the time Mr Wolf?" He answered with "Time to get dressed", "Time to dance", and "Time to eat cake", and "Dinnertime". Children had to recognise and answer correctly the rhythmical pattern (of the words), when played on the instrument before they could step...( Read more )
Year 4 have been learning songs and adding actions to them. Here is just one that we have learnt. We'll soon have all 3 songs with lyrics, actions and lyrics and actions together. Click on the link to watch the video! https://youtu.be/GD4rhN0Z9Hs( Read more )
This week year 3 have been singing and learning some dance steps for a song. We enjoyed dancing together.( Read more )
This week year 3 have been singing and learning some dance steps for a song. We enjoyed dancing together.( Read more )
Music lessons have begun with much energy in singing and greeting in many languages.
We have imitated actions and sound on percussion instruments and used body percussion in our lessons this week.( Read more )
Last week we had a concert for all pupils who have been learning a musical instrument during this academic year. It was very enjoyable to hear pupils play their piece of music to their family. Some pupils have been learning for only 6 weeks and others for 3 or 4 years. Well done!( Read more )
Over the last month Year 5 have used images from star constellations to create their own compositions. They listened to other composer’s music and then selected their image and began creating their own compositions. Click on link to see video. https://youtu.be/9UgyYZi7dFU ...( Read more )
Our students are exhibiting their work at the Design Hub/Kampala in collaboration with Millerntor Gallry from Germany and Viva con Agua.( Read more )
Students in Year 6 imagined what type of creatures might have lived on earth before us and were never discovered. They learned how to express their ideas, emotions and observations in a painting developing their own unique artistic style.( Read more )
Year 4 has been working on sculptures made from recycled materials. Children made plans and came up with their own designs in various groups.( Read more )
Reception - Junk collages "My Family"( Read more )
In Year 2 students created self-portraits called "Me as an artist". they learned how to use a variety of materials to express their ideas and emotions.( Read more )
Children from Hands for Hope visited Ambrosoli during Uganda week and had the opportunity to join in an art lesson painting expressive pictures.( Read more )
Students in year 4 are learning how to make a sculpture out of recycled materials as part of their IPC unit.( Read more )
Students from Year 3 - Year 6 finalized their ideas for a design of a greeting card for Ambrosoli.The best designs are featured here and will be printed and sold as greeting cards.( Read more )
Students from Year 3 to Year 6 have been busy designing postacards for Ambrosoli expressing their ideas about Ambrosoli and wht the school means to them.( Read more )
Students from Year 3 - Year 6 have been busy designing postcards for Ambrosoli expressing their ideas about Ambrosoli and what the school means to them.( Read more )
In Year 2 the children spent a few days preparing for their Diwali celebration. On Thursday we hosted our celebration for our entry point “Let’s Celebrate.” The children brought in food, dressed in colorful clothes, and came up with their own games and activities. It was a very successful event!( Read more )
All of Ambrosoli took part in the World’s Largest Lesson on September 18th. This is a huge project that is organized by the IPC and schools all over the world took part in it. It was a very exciting day to see our school in Uganda also joining in. The idea behind the lesson is to target a few set global goals by 2030. Most of these goals have to do with ending world hunger and protecting...( Read more )
As the school finished up their “Brainwaves” unit there has been many exciting entry points happening to introduce the new IPC topics. Year 3 made bird boxes, Year 2 went on a nature walk searching for living creatures, and Year 6 dressed up and described what life will look like in the future. These creative ideas get children excited about learning their new IPC topics.( Read more )
In Year 2, for their exit point, the children re-opened their café from their entry point. The classes took turns serving each other in a buffet style restaurant. The food was a selection of traditional foods from their home countries. They enjoyed playing both the server and guest. It has been an exciting unit learning about nutrition and food.( Read more )
This week the Year 1’s had a very exciting exit point for ‘Hooray Let’s Go On Holiday.’ When asked, the children said their favourite part of holiday was the food. The children had the chance to dress up like little chiefs and make different traditional foods from around the world. Parent volunteer came in to cook with the little chiefs and teach them how to make the traditional recipe...( Read more )
It was a very successful week in Mile Post 1. In Year 1 for their entry point; ‘Hooray Let’s go on Holiday’ they set up their very own airport and the children had to wait in line to check in. They then presented their boarding passes. They boarded the plane, watched the safety video and took off. In Year 2 for their entry point; ‘We Are What we Eat’ they set up their very own café. They...( Read more )
It has been a very exciting week at Ambrosoli as many of the classes are finishing up their IPC units with their exit points. Year 1 hosted a party at night for “Seeing the Light.” There were different light shows happening and Teacher Jess even came to spin fire. Year 2 raised money for hands for hope by offering clown face painting for the whole school. They then took a trip to Ndere...( Read more )
Year 1 Jinja arranged a skype call with a class in Italy. Both classes had pre-arranged a set of questions to ask the other school. They asked questions such as: “Do you have any animals in your school, like a lion or a leopard? Do you have a swimming pool or PE room? What kind of foods do you eat? Or What kind of games do you play?” Some of the children even demonstrated what the...( Read more )
Year 2 has been learning about the circus. The children looked at various circus tents and discussed how they are easily put up and taken down. They also tested different materials to see which would be best to use for a circus tent. They even pitched a camping tent to see the material it was made of and what was used to help the tent stay up. Every member of the class was asked to bring...( Read more )
Year 4 is learning about Chocolate. This week the children used their 5 senses to describe cocoa seeds. There were a lot of bitter faces when tasting the seeds. Both classes will conduct an experiment to see if they can ferment the seeds and make their own chocolate. In teacher Louise’s class they combined the ‘Chocolate unit’ into their maths lesson. The children used their skills to...( Read more )
Sunflower class have been working hard all term to learn how to recognize their names! Learning to read certain letters and to recognize familiar words is one of the first stages of reading. Well done Team Sunflowers!( Read more )
A huge part of early learning is about making friends and becoming sociable. Sunflower class throughout the term have been working towards Independence, confidence and making friends.( Read more )
Children in Sunflower class had a great time on Halloween day. The costumes were great and the decorating of the cookies and making of spider webs among other activities added to the fun. We even had some children come to our class from primary classes!( Read more )
Children in Sunflower class had a great open morning. We had so much construction work to do, lots of baby wash and care as well as exploring the natural habitat of ice for polar bears, penguins and pandas.( Read more )
This week children in Sunflower class have had an opportunity to learn about and celebrate the Indian festival of Diwali. The children watched a short movie clip of what Diwali is; which is about good winning over evil. The children shared their thoughts about what they think is good behavior and what they see as bad behavior. The children also had an opportunity to colour in their own...( Read more )
Did you know that board games are a great way to enhance your thinking skills, brain development and problem solving skills? The children have enjoyed some great new games and have been busy using their memory and capacity thinking. It was lots of fun!( Read more )
We made lovely animal masks. We used them to become different wild animals in the role play corner.
It was really helpful too because Teacher Emma was able to use them for assessment to see our fine motor skill and control.( Read more )
We enjoyed looking at books that told us about the world, where people live and how people live. We enjoyed discussing the different places and the unique qualities of the different continents. We looked at atlases, books from different cultures and about different religions!( Read more )
The Characteristics of effective learning are a key element in the early year's foundation stage and in Sunflower class. They detail the ways in which children should be learning from their environment, experiences and activities. Children up to the age of five should all be displaying the characteristics of effective learning every day. The Characteristics of effective learning are...( Read more )
Sunflower class have had a wonderful first few weeks in school. Our youngest children have enjoyed learning through play, settling into routine and developing their identity at Ambrosoli!( Read more )
This week we have been developing our fine motor skills through the manipulation of the scissors. The children had to negotiate their scissors around the outside of a guitar as well as around the legs of the octopus to ensure both the guitar and the octopus stayed in one piece.( Read more )
This week in Reception we have been looking at length. We’ve had lots of fun measuring different things around the classroom using small rulers, metre rulers, tape measures and even a truncheon wheel. We’ve compared the length of different things in the classroom (including our teachers!), we’ve played a game to see who can make the longest chain in 3 minutes and some of us have even been...( Read more )
Halloween happened to fall on Tuesday this week. Some of us dressed up in a variety of costumes and played a range of games. We played games that developed the children’s gross and fine motor skills, spatial and sensory awareness, and their creativity. The games included; Pinning the nose on the pumpkin, Picking the Pumpkin from the Pumpkin Patch - where the children stuck their hands in...( Read more )
This week we were very lucky to have 3 special visitors in Reception – Mahira, Brayden and Reann’s mums who came in to tell us about Diwali. We learnt that Diwali is the festival of lights and that it is celebrated by both the Hindu and Sikh communities but for different reasons. After learning why we celebrate Diwali, we worked in groups to decorate some lovely rangoli patterns (you’re...( Read more )
I like eggs. Simba
I love the Ugandan flag. Ava
The animals. Morris
I love a cheetah and a leopard and bread and butter. Elijah
I like the Uganda flag and Uganda colours. Junin
I like the crested crane. Grace
I love the colours of the crane. Ellen
I love the whole flag of Uganda, the colours and the crested crane and the circle which keeps...( Read more )
This week in Reception we’ve been having lots of fun with 2D shapes. We’ve played lots of shape games, been on a ‘shape hunt’ to find different shapes around the school, made shape collages and made shapes from playdough. Learning shapes is fun!( Read more )
This week in Reception we started our Jolly Phonics program. The children learnt the sounds ‘s’ and ‘a’ through a song and story. They practiced the sounds by saying them to each other, writing them on whiteboards and in sand, and they used paint to make ssss snakes and aaa ants.( Read more )
In Early Years every Friday is Free-Flow Friday! This means the children and teachers get to move around and have fun in all the Early Years classrooms and play areas. We can also make friends and play with the Sunflower children. This week some of the activities the Reception children enjoyed were using the computers in Sunflowers, playing in the different role play areas, being creative...( Read more )
What a great start to reception the children have had. We have been making train stations, painting with different techniques and finding things that are magnetic around the school. But most importantly we have been making new friends!( Read more )
The children learnt about pyramids. We talked about where pyramids are found and some children mentioned the Great pyramid of Giza. We then took a look into the Ancient Egyptians way of life and how the Pyramids where built. The children developed some intriguing questions.
Lucille – What type of houses did they live in?
Floor – What type of food did they eat?
Jonathan...( Read more )
Fun Day in year 1( Read more )
In Yr. 1 Rwenzori we are learning about how we use our brain in different ways.
Here we are using cards and different objects and matching them with the correct number words.....( Read more )
On Monday the whole school participated in the world wide initiative celebrating the ‘World’s Largest Lesson’. We combined the children in Year One and initially discussed the weeks learning goal about ‘COOPERATION’. The children thought about why this is a goal for everyone around the world to work on. They understood that without cooperation, conflicts and fights occur and then possibly...( Read more )
We had lots of fun exploring new sounds and forming them using water paint and named different things using those sounds( Read more )
We finished the IPC unit on ‘Brainwaves’ by completing an obstacle course. The children have enjoyed thinking about how our brain helps us and how messages are sent to other parts of the body from their brain. They have begun to realise how important their brain is and that it must be protected when doing dangerous activities like riding a bicycle. The children even talked about how water...( Read more )
Our Entry Point for ‘Hoorah… Let’s go on Holiday!’ was thoroughly enjoyed by both children and teachers. The children went to an imaginary holiday island. First they had to go through customs and then fly on an aeroplane to Fiji. They collected the passports that they made last week when they arrived at the airport. The customs department waslocated in 1R. The children got their passports...( Read more )
Year One Jinja did a great assembly all about the personal learning goal cooperation. They reenacted the story of ‘The Enormous Turnip’. The children enjoyed the performance and it enabled them to understand more about working together to get things done. They enjoyed the songs that they learnt for the performance and could be heard singing them enthusiastically throughout the week.( Read more )
We enjoyed having a cute Bunny, Tinkerbell and Paddington visit our class. We had lots of Why When, How, Where, Who and Which questions asked and very good answers in response!( Read more )
We enjoyed having a cute Bunny, Tinkerbelle and Paddington visit our class. We had lots of Why When, How, Where, Who and Which questions asked and very good answers in response!( Read more )
The children have come back to school with fantastic enthusiasm. They have shown us how well they can read, count and play together. We have been learning about our ‘brain’ and used this to try out new activities and ‘have-a-go’!( Read more )
In Year 2 this week the children have been designing and creating bird feeders during their IPC unit “Live and Let Live”. The children used recycled materials to make their feeders and will take them home to hang in their gardens. We also discussed other needs of living things and ways in which we could help them in our gardens.( Read more )
In year 2 we started a new IPC topic this week; Live and Let Live. Our entry point to the unit was a trip to Royal Suites gardens where we looked for living things. We found all sorts of bugs, frogs, birds and plants. The children enjoyed the afternoon despite getting stuck in the rain! The children have been working hard on their numbers this week, with the help of Charlie Crocodile,...( Read more )
It has been a very exciting week of learning in year 2. In IPC the children cooperated and communicated in their groups to design their very own obstacle course. Each group explained their challenge to the rest of the class who then had the opportunity to try it out. In English we finished up “The Gingerbreadman” by making our own gingerbread man and describing them. We then read “The...( Read more )
We have had a very exiting first week in Year 2. The children have been practicing their numbers through singing songs, painting and writing them in the sand. The children also used their senses to describe the meaning of peace. In IPC we started our new brainwave topic and the children became scientists for the afternoon and tried out different activities in the “science lab.” We...( Read more )
This week we did a big research. In small groups the children had to come up with a research topic, create a question plus three or four categories. Then they went around the school, asking teachers and students and recording the answers in tallies. The next day they made big charts and recorded their data in. At the end of the week they described the charts to their classmates using newly...( Read more )
Year 2 has been learning all about food and healthy eating. The children got to make their own pizza boxes with a logo and name. They then went to Caffe Roma to make their own pizza’s. The children made sure to include all the food groups on their pizza for a balanced lunch. Lastly they got to sit down and enjoy their pizza’s together. It was a great day!( Read more )
This week we started a new IPC unit of inquiry called ‘It’s Shocking’! The children will be learning all about electricity and how to make circuits. For our entry point the children were asked to bring in a toy from home that used electricity. They explained what they knew about electricity, whether their toy used batteries or mains electricity and what the electricity allowed their toy to...( Read more )
This week we learned about statistics. From taking tallies, we moved onto pictograms and bar graphs. At the end, we did our own ‘What is your favorite’ research when we the children learned how to transfer tallies into a par graph. Everyone came up with a different question, added three categories and then asked each classmate what their preference is. This week’s math was truly enjoyable...( Read more )
This week in maths we have been learning about fractions. At the end of the week we made pancakes. The children were then given some whole pancakes and pieces of a cut up pancake. They worked together in their groups to say and write the fractions of their pancakes. They also shared their pieces into equal groups. Then they got to enjoy eating them.( Read more )
In IPC we have been learning about the different food groups. We also planted our own bean plants and drew and labeled the parts of a plant. The children learned that most food starts off as a seed. We cut open different fruits and vegetables to look at the seeds inside. The children then went from table to table to describe the different seeds. The children were very excited to have a...( Read more )
Year 3 Assembly( Read more )
For open morning, we all went outside and showed our parents what we have been learning in maths. We had an awesome time using our bodies to tell the time.( Read more )
Everyweek, at Ambrosoli, we get some time in the library. Not only do we get to take some books out for a week, but we also do some reading ourselves and hear some wonderful stories. Gabriele's mum, Rachel, came in to tell us a Ugandan story - and she wore such a pretty dress, too!( Read more )
In Year 3, we love maths - especially when the teacher lets us play games! We have lots of fun when we are learning. This week was all about place value, we used dice, cards, whiteboards, leaves, rocks... and many other things. Take a look at these awesome photos of some of it.( Read more )
In 3B we had a very fun lunchtime on Halloween. The children dressed up in some amazing costumes, and then we had a Mystery Box of Horrors with some really yucky things inside. We also had the story "Room on the Broom" on DVD, and we loved the blow up haunted pumpkin. Thank you very much to our beloved CPR, Sienna's Mum, for bringing all of this in. We had a spook-tastular time!( Read more )
We have had another busy and active week of learning. It was wonderful to have a number of grandparents visit our class and speak to the children about their experiences growing up in their home countries. Thank you to Max's grandparents, Amelia’s grandparents and Anne’s grandmother who visited us! It was fascinating learning what it was like growing up in The Netherlands, Uganda and...( Read more )
One of our favourite weeks of the year where there were loads of specials activities to celebrate Ugandan culture. The week started with a special line up where we danced and then saw the procession of the Kings, Queens and Princesses of Uganda. It was fun seeing Tr Sara, Tr Lorraine, Tr Julius and Tr Gopa all dressed in Ugandan clothes! We dressed in the colours of the Ugandan flag, red,...( Read more )
This week, Year 3, went on a trip to Mabira Forest. We learned all about some amazing animals and plants and we all got to see some really fun red-tailed monkeys and some rare grey cheeked mangabeys. Then, we built a shelter in the forest using only forest materials. It was lots of fun!( Read more )
There was a lot of excitement in Year 3 this week as the children were introduced to their new IPC unit, The Nature of Life. They were given pre-cut pieces of wood, a hammer and nails and had to listen to directions and then make bird-boxes with their teams. This entry point aptly followed our Personal learning goal of Cooperation as we saw the children cooperating and working together.( Read more )
This week we have been enjoying being KS2 students and learning to take more responsibility for our own learning. In English we have been writing acrostic poems on a variety of topics and sharing them with our classmates.
We have been following the personal learning goal of Communication and learning to listen to our friends and be a respectful audience. In Maths we are learning our...( Read more )
This was quite a busy week for Yr. 4! In math, we learned how to tell time, find the elapsed time, and reviewed geometrical shapes. In IPC, we painted our own vision of a volcano. We also typed our non-chronological reports on Mt. Vesuvius, on the computer. What a week!( Read more )
It's been a fab week in Y4 with lots of hands on learning! We've been learning about the properties of shape in Maths and IPC. The children have enjoyed learning about natural disasters and doing some independent research on what they are interested in.( Read more )
This week in Yr. 4, we edited our friendly letter to our parents about our Hairy Lemon field trip adventures. We also engaged in a staged earthquake 'Search and Rescue,' where we had rescue teams, First Aid, parent/student counseling teams to tend to the 'victims,' students, and parents. We realized how important it is to have a safety procedure plan in the event that a natural disaster...( Read more )
Y4 went on a fantastic trip to Hairy Lemon Island. We had an absolutely amazing learning experience through planned activities and science experiments. The children developed their cooperation skills and became more independent and resilient. Here are a few of the hundreds of pictures we took!( Read more )
In 4 Sipi this week, we finished our Brainwaves unit by teaching each other a skill. It was trickier than we thought!
'Material World' is our new unit, so we dismantled some old electronic equipment to discover what was inside. Cool!!!( Read more )
This week in Yr. 4, we cooperated with our peers as we solved addition and subtraction word problems. We also discussed how to maintain a healthy brain through exercise, proper rest, diet, and doing things that make us happy, such as dancing!( Read more )
It's been a fun few weeks in 4 Sipi. We have been learning about learning by cooperative tasks, drama and with the help of some adult volunteers who have shared learning challenges and strategies to overcome them. The Brainwaves IPC unit is a great way to start of the year!( Read more )
Yr. 4 kicked off the week with Brainwaves for IPC, where students thought about and shared the different ways they learn new things best. We realize that everyone comes with different learning styles, but that we can all still achieve the same goals.( Read more )
This week, 4 Sipi finished of their poetry unit with a super-cool cafe. We invited our parents to listen to the poems we had composed, while they relaxed with a coffee and a biscuit. We wrote our poems about nature, and wrote some in our mother-tongues. The session was finished with some funny limericks about people in our families ;-)( Read more )
This week in IPC, Y4 Sipi has been exploring the Sun, Earth and Moon. We have been investiagting day and night and learning about the phases of the moon. We have discovered that materials can be transparent, translucent and opaque. We will research this further next week.( Read more )
On November 20th 2017 me and my class were learnig a new IPC topic on bones. It was an incredible experience for all of us, did you know that we all have over 200 bones in our body? Yes over 200 and over 100 muscles! Then we got to become docters my partner was Timothy and I learnt that my arm can only move 90 degrees. Sincerly, Kisakye( Read more )
When the kids arrived at school the set of straight away to Gems, in suspense on what they where going to make. In the van the kids were discussing about the invention and to the looks of their faces they were very nervous. When they arrived at Gems they were told that they were to build a catapult and with no hesitation they set off to research. Amanda and Alyfia had a great idea to build...( Read more )
On Tuesday 24th October we carried all our tents to the football field. Do you want to know why ? We are going on a trip to Ngamba Island. Both Classes were split into 8 groups and each group got a tent to put up. Most of us put up our tents but some of the tents had problems like : Missing poles, Broken poles, and No raincover. At first we had a lot of trouble but after a while everybody...( Read more )
On Tuesday we came to school and when we sat on the carpet ,Tr.Jess put some mysterious yellow and blue stickers on our shirts. Then she said "Blue stickers sit on the chairs!" Sadly I had a yellow sticker. Just then when I was thinking hard I understood! The yellow stickers were the blacks and the blue was the whites!! Then we started learning like normal just yellows sitting on the...( Read more )
Maths this week has been really fun; we have been using addition to solve subtraction.So Tr Jess printed maths questions already solved. Some were right and some were wrong. We dont know if she did it on purpose or she was being silly? It was really easy for some people and kind of hard for some people so we worked together to make sure everyone could do it. We also used mental maths to...( Read more )
We have been learning all about WW2 in lots of different ways. We made gas masks and boxes this week and had to carry them around all day on Friday. This was a challenge since we have lots of different lessons on a Friday! We had several 'gas attack drills' and had to put on our masks but carry on like normal while we wore them. We also had a special guest in school. Peter (Tr Shona's...( Read more )
Today in their computing lesson the students of Year Five had to carry out research into a diverse group of people from
all around the world. These included Wangari Maathai and Thomas Edison. The students then had to create a two page
PowerPoint about this person. The first page detailed key events in their life and what they did that makes them great,
bold and brave...( Read more )
On Tuesday 12 September we had our entry point for our new IPC topic The Great, Bold and Brave. Both of our classes dressed up as famous people from around the world. We made PowerPoints and speeches to present to our classes.Then we introduced ourselves to each other by shaking hands and saying who we are and why we are famous. It was so much fun getting to know each other and what they...( Read more )
This week we learned lots from each other in our exit point for Brainwaves. We learned all sorts! Basketball, football, origami, drawing, languages, handwriting, poi, and more!( Read more )
We have been practising working with huge numbers in Year 5. We can read them, write them and put them in order. Perfect for spending all our shillings on expensive new things!( Read more )
We had great fun on Thursday as 'future humans' launching our new IPC topic 'Out of Africa', which looks at how life on Earth has adapted, evolved and diversified over time. The students were very imaginative with their costumes and were creative with their predictions of how we would evolve in the distant future.( Read more )
On Wednesday, Alessandro's mum came in to share about the brain. We learned that the discovery of brain science and medications were started by a man named Gage.This happened when he was packing gun powder into a rock using a pole. Unexpectedly, the gun powder exploded and sent the pole flying into the air and poking into his brain. We all learned a lot from Tr.Anna, and we all had a...( Read more )
In IPC we are investigating how we can use our brains effectively. We spent an afternoon in the role of teacher and learner, teaching a classmate and learning a new skill in return. We identified the qualities of a good learner and a good teacher.( Read more )
Last week we went to spend 4 days in Murchison National Park. We have seen a lot of animals and went through exciting moments. Lucky us the tse-tse flies left us in peace and warthogs didn't attack our tents!! We also learned about being responsible for ourselves -and impressed our teachers and neighbours. Teacher Laure( Read more )
Year 6 Ishasha started their IPC unit on Growing Up this week. Students were asked to put themselves in the role of junior doctors and try and name as many parts of the human body (external and internal) as they knew. They knew a lot! In another activity, groups of students were given a series of pictures of people at different ages and stages and were challenged to sort them into a...( Read more )
On Monday 13th February year 6 learned how to find the area of triangles. Now it might look easy but it was a bit challenging for some of us.To find the area of the triangle we needed to draw a triangle .Then draw a rectangle around the triangle with 4 right angles. After we had to colour the triangle in one colour and the spaces another colour. Next we had to cut of the triangle from the...( Read more )
In IPC we learnt about the history of Ugandan presidents. Teacher Eva told us about a tree that lived over 300 years, after we went outside to pick up its messages. We went around the school and found out about the history of Uganda, after we voted for a president we could choose out of strawberry, vanilla, chocolate (Rayan, Salome and Lies). The volunteers did a speech and the people...( Read more )
In year 6 we have been learning how to classify and sort out shapes. We were sorting out different types of shapes, writing intructions and describing the shapes. We were describing them by finding if they had right angles, if they were quadrillateral, if they were perpendicular, if they had parallel lines. We also sorted them out by finding out if they were regular or irregular shapes. We...( Read more )
On Tuesday 15 November 2016 we had Invention Convention. And we had to invent a durable bridge that could hold the most weight. We were first in the assembly hall with Tr.Hannah, Tr.Diane, Tr.Josephat and Tr.Eva planning for our invention. We were put into groups and were given tables to disscus our plans with our team mates. We next went to the library to plan more and the computer lab...( Read more )
On Monday 7th November 2016 year 6 Ishasha had a maths lesson about decimal currency and pounds. We had to count how much money there was in a cup, some cups had no pounds and some did. The cups had letters so we wouldn't do the same cup the same time but one of the students did. We had to add the numbers on the coin so we could get how much money each coin was worth. After that, we had to...( Read more )
Today is the first day of December! To celebrate the start of the month we all played board games in our french lessons. Like this we reused vocabulary learnt long ago and practice our conversation skills. We also learnt some games that were new to use and new words.( Read more )
In year 6, we are doing research about different life styles from the Egyptians to the minors of the 19th century. We are working together on French magazines and are learning how to extract information from non-fiction books, which can be a high challenge sometimes... Later on we will have to use our knowledge about sentences structures and verbs to share our finding with you all!( Read more )
A lot of changes this week due to class pictures, but we all did some! Year 6 got to choose their new project based on different past civilizations. Years 5 have been challenged by some serious tong twisters (and we have some beatbox skills in Ambrosoli)… In year 4, tr. Liz and her flamingo team rocked it all in the grammar competition! Year 3 are getting on learning poems -memorizing...( Read more )
In year 4 we had to build complex sentences with a connector. In those sentences we were asked to explain to people which kind to clothes to wear in specific seasons according to the weather. We all spoke about a different country.Come and get some tips for your next voyage! Some of us also worked on the different states of water!( Read more )
In year 4 we have been learning about weather and clothes. Here you can see some of us in the role play area, buying, trying on and discussing clothes with the sellers. We also played "guess who" to practice questions structures and accessories names (lunettes, chapeau ...). To finish this unit we are going to write sentences explaining which clothes you should wear in which season...( Read more )
In year 5, we begun a learning unit about our body. To start with, we learnt a song about body parts and listen to some dialogue with a doctor. Afterthat we had a go at expressing pain. In this unit we will also learn how to take appointments, explain what is wrong (like when we go to the sickbay) and why we can't play this or this sport.( Read more )
In year one we are learning about the months of the year. We had to follow a song and to jump in the air when we heard our birthday month in it. We also got pretty good at singing along!
The next activity was about drawing (or painting) about our favorite month in the year we could chose to use oil pastels, water paint, markers or color pencils. Have a look at our work in the...( Read more )
This week we’ve got to discover our new classroom! We decided which rules we are going to follow this year in French to learn. Some of us even looked at how our brain works!!!( Read more )
This week we are finishing our work on animals. This way we learned vocabulary about places on the planet, animals, their environments and food, we also worked on sentences’ structure.( Read more )
This week in year 5 we decided in which kind of situations we would like to be able to speak french. this is going to be our term 3 action plan! And everyone is going to enjoy it as we are making up role plays areas in link, and everyone will use them. We hope you will appreciate the first one: direction holidays! See you on board !!( Read more )
In Year One the children have been learning to debug simple instructions using a beebot. They showed great co-operation and team work working in small groups. They have improved in their ability to understand left and right.( Read more )
In Year One, the children have been learning about light and dark. They have been using the computers to learn more about nocturnal animals and find light sources. They have been working in pairs to make a power point showing various light sources.( Read more )
Year 2 Kidepo have been learning to take their own pictures and edit them. They used programs like Microsoft Picture Manager and PIXLR to edit photos. They had a chance to edit some of their own photos and teacher Mandy S. also had the children edit some photos she had taken with her camera.( Read more )
This Week In Computing, We learnt about the Code Caesar Cipher. We got into partners and we had lots of amazing fun. Everytime we cracked a code we got a house point. We had to first we figure out the code when they gave us a number. And then we had to start figuring out the code and the number. Tadg, Lies, Maya y5( Read more )
In lasts week lesson we blogged about any events or lessons coming up. Before that we had a look at the website and see how the teachers were blogging. Today I am blogging about our lessons in ICT while the other students blog about Maths. Before we put information of the internet, we have to consider whether it is appropriate and safe to put online. To put photos up, we must first get...( Read more )
Christmas Tree Fun - The children decorated their own Christmas tree. They learnt how to use the mouse to "drag" ornaments to the tree and "drop" them. The activity help them children learn the different parts of the mouse and how to click and drag using the left mouse button. It was fun!!( Read more )
Digital cameras are a common use of information technology beyond school, and an accessible way for children to create digital content. In this activity the children review photos online, practise using a digital camera, take photos to fit a given theme, edit their photos. In this case the unit was link to the year 2 IPC unit “The circus is coming to town” LEARNING EXPECTATIONS: Edit and...( Read more )
In early years and key stage one, we are winding up the term with gymnastics. Balancing beams, forward rolls and making different shapes with our body parts, it has been an exciting gymnastics unit. In Key Stage Two, we have begun our tag rugby unit where we are going to learn passing, dodging, scoring a try and good sportsmanship. Backstroke, diving and water safety have been the skills...( Read more )
PE
We have begun our new and exciting gymnastics unit for early years and key stage one. Early years are focusing on learning different movements going Under, Over & through while Key Stage one are focusing on Jumping, balancing and rolling. Swimming
Our Freestyle and backstroke technique is getting better and better. Now we are focusing on speed and endurance/stamina for...( Read more )
We have been working on learning and improving our freestyle arm movement technique. As we get better with freestyle this term, we shall also be learning the backstroke technique.( Read more )
We are wrapping up our basketball unit where children have learnt how to dribble, pass and shoot. In order to practice these chore skills in a game situation, we have started playing 3 Vs 3, 4 Vs 4 and 5 Vs 5 Basketball matches.( Read more )
Our students learning skills of batting and fielding in cricket and rounders.( Read more )
Ambrosoli – GEMS swimming gal was great fun for our swimmers as they had an opportunity to compete and make new friends.( Read more )
Congratulations to our U9 boys and U9 girls as well as the U11 boys who defeated KISU, and Aga Khan in this season’s ISSAK basketball finals that were held at ISU. Our players have had a great season of basketball and are truly deserving of this achievement. Well done to all the players.( Read more )
On Thursday we had our Super Sports day for the older children from Years 3-6. It rained in the morning so we had a tense day hoping for some better weather in the afternoon so that we could go ahead with the event... luckily, we were able to have a wonderful afternoon competing in events such as Sack Relay, Throw the Quoit, Obstacle Race and a Scoot Race. We had such a lot of fun!( Read more )
The children had a lot of fun competing in sports events for their team. We saw lots of resilient and cooperative behaviour as well as some big smiles! Events included a Sack Race, Boda Boda Race, Shoot a Hoop, Obstacle Course and a Hoop Relay! Well done everyone for taking part!( Read more )
The U11 girls team has been resilient throughout the season. They have improved a great deal in their ability to play as a team and the whole school is proud of their achievement. Well done Girls!( Read more )
In Recepetion class we have been learning the colours of the rainbow through song and on the boomwhackers.( Read more )
Reception Flame Tree class have been playing the xylophones and learning about pitched notes. They have been playing notes that move up and down in steps from low pitch to high.( Read more )
This week in Year 1 we have been listening to the sounds of all percussion instruments. We have been identifying the length of each instrumental sound and deciding who has the shortest sound and the longest. We then ordered them from shortest sound to longest and sat in a line.( Read more )
This week year 2 have been creating their own rhythmic word patterns. They used them in a game of Mr Wolf. Children asked "What's the time Mr Wolf?" He answered with "Time to get dressed", "Time to dance", and "Time to eat cake", and "Dinnertime". Children had to recognise and answer correctly the rhythmical pattern (of the words), when played on the instrument before they could step...( Read more )
Year 4 have been learning songs and adding actions to them. Here is just one that we have learnt. We'll soon have all 3 songs with lyrics, actions and lyrics and actions together. Click on the link to watch the video! https://youtu.be/GD4rhN0Z9Hs( Read more )
This week year 3 have been singing and learning some dance steps for a song. We enjoyed dancing together.( Read more )
This week year 3 have been singing and learning some dance steps for a song. We enjoyed dancing together.( Read more )
Music lessons have begun with much energy in singing and greeting in many languages.
We have imitated actions and sound on percussion instruments and used body percussion in our lessons this week.( Read more )
Last week we had a concert for all pupils who have been learning a musical instrument during this academic year. It was very enjoyable to hear pupils play their piece of music to their family. Some pupils have been learning for only 6 weeks and others for 3 or 4 years. Well done!( Read more )
Over the last month Year 5 have used images from star constellations to create their own compositions. They listened to other composer’s music and then selected their image and began creating their own compositions. Click on link to see video. https://youtu.be/9UgyYZi7dFU ...( Read more )
Our students are exhibiting their work at the Design Hub/Kampala in collaboration with Millerntor Gallry from Germany and Viva con Agua.( Read more )
Students in Year 6 imagined what type of creatures might have lived on earth before us and were never discovered. They learned how to express their ideas, emotions and observations in a painting developing their own unique artistic style.( Read more )
Year 4 has been working on sculptures made from recycled materials. Children made plans and came up with their own designs in various groups.( Read more )
Reception - Junk collages "My Family"( Read more )
In Year 2 students created self-portraits called "Me as an artist". they learned how to use a variety of materials to express their ideas and emotions.( Read more )
Children from Hands for Hope visited Ambrosoli during Uganda week and had the opportunity to join in an art lesson painting expressive pictures.( Read more )
Students in year 4 are learning how to make a sculpture out of recycled materials as part of their IPC unit.( Read more )
Students from Year 3 - Year 6 finalized their ideas for a design of a greeting card for Ambrosoli.The best designs are featured here and will be printed and sold as greeting cards.( Read more )
Students from Year 3 to Year 6 have been busy designing postacards for Ambrosoli expressing their ideas about Ambrosoli and wht the school means to them.( Read more )
Students from Year 3 - Year 6 have been busy designing postcards for Ambrosoli expressing their ideas about Ambrosoli and what the school means to them.( Read more )
In Year 2 the children spent a few days preparing for their Diwali celebration. On Thursday we hosted our celebration for our entry point “Let’s Celebrate.” The children brought in food, dressed in colorful clothes, and came up with their own games and activities. It was a very successful event!( Read more )
All of Ambrosoli took part in the World’s Largest Lesson on September 18th. This is a huge project that is organized by the IPC and schools all over the world took part in it. It was a very exciting day to see our school in Uganda also joining in. The idea behind the lesson is to target a few set global goals by 2030. Most of these goals have to do with ending world hunger and protecting...( Read more )
As the school finished up their “Brainwaves” unit there has been many exciting entry points happening to introduce the new IPC topics. Year 3 made bird boxes, Year 2 went on a nature walk searching for living creatures, and Year 6 dressed up and described what life will look like in the future. These creative ideas get children excited about learning their new IPC topics.( Read more )
In Year 2, for their exit point, the children re-opened their café from their entry point. The classes took turns serving each other in a buffet style restaurant. The food was a selection of traditional foods from their home countries. They enjoyed playing both the server and guest. It has been an exciting unit learning about nutrition and food.( Read more )
This week the Year 1’s had a very exciting exit point for ‘Hooray Let’s Go On Holiday.’ When asked, the children said their favourite part of holiday was the food. The children had the chance to dress up like little chiefs and make different traditional foods from around the world. Parent volunteer came in to cook with the little chiefs and teach them how to make the traditional recipe...( Read more )
It was a very successful week in Mile Post 1. In Year 1 for their entry point; ‘Hooray Let’s go on Holiday’ they set up their very own airport and the children had to wait in line to check in. They then presented their boarding passes. They boarded the plane, watched the safety video and took off. In Year 2 for their entry point; ‘We Are What we Eat’ they set up their very own café. They...( Read more )
It has been a very exciting week at Ambrosoli as many of the classes are finishing up their IPC units with their exit points. Year 1 hosted a party at night for “Seeing the Light.” There were different light shows happening and Teacher Jess even came to spin fire. Year 2 raised money for hands for hope by offering clown face painting for the whole school. They then took a trip to Ndere...( Read more )
Year 1 Jinja arranged a skype call with a class in Italy. Both classes had pre-arranged a set of questions to ask the other school. They asked questions such as: “Do you have any animals in your school, like a lion or a leopard? Do you have a swimming pool or PE room? What kind of foods do you eat? Or What kind of games do you play?” Some of the children even demonstrated what the...( Read more )
Year 2 has been learning about the circus. The children looked at various circus tents and discussed how they are easily put up and taken down. They also tested different materials to see which would be best to use for a circus tent. They even pitched a camping tent to see the material it was made of and what was used to help the tent stay up. Every member of the class was asked to bring...( Read more )
Year 4 is learning about Chocolate. This week the children used their 5 senses to describe cocoa seeds. There were a lot of bitter faces when tasting the seeds. Both classes will conduct an experiment to see if they can ferment the seeds and make their own chocolate. In teacher Louise’s class they combined the ‘Chocolate unit’ into their maths lesson. The children used their skills to...( Read more )
Sunflower class have been working hard all term to learn how to recognize their names! Learning to read certain letters and to recognize familiar words is one of the first stages of reading. Well done Team Sunflowers!( Read more )
A huge part of early learning is about making friends and becoming sociable. Sunflower class throughout the term have been working towards Independence, confidence and making friends.( Read more )
Children in Sunflower class had a great time on Halloween day. The costumes were great and the decorating of the cookies and making of spider webs among other activities added to the fun. We even had some children come to our class from primary classes!( Read more )
Children in Sunflower class had a great open morning. We had so much construction work to do, lots of baby wash and care as well as exploring the natural habitat of ice for polar bears, penguins and pandas.( Read more )
This week children in Sunflower class have had an opportunity to learn about and celebrate the Indian festival of Diwali. The children watched a short movie clip of what Diwali is; which is about good winning over evil. The children shared their thoughts about what they think is good behavior and what they see as bad behavior. The children also had an opportunity to colour in their own...( Read more )
Did you know that board games are a great way to enhance your thinking skills, brain development and problem solving skills? The children have enjoyed some great new games and have been busy using their memory and capacity thinking. It was lots of fun!( Read more )
We made lovely animal masks. We used them to become different wild animals in the role play corner.
It was really helpful too because Teacher Emma was able to use them for assessment to see our fine motor skill and control.( Read more )
We enjoyed looking at books that told us about the world, where people live and how people live. We enjoyed discussing the different places and the unique qualities of the different continents. We looked at atlases, books from different cultures and about different religions!( Read more )
The Characteristics of effective learning are a key element in the early year's foundation stage and in Sunflower class. They detail the ways in which children should be learning from their environment, experiences and activities. Children up to the age of five should all be displaying the characteristics of effective learning every day. The Characteristics of effective learning are...( Read more )
Sunflower class have had a wonderful first few weeks in school. Our youngest children have enjoyed learning through play, settling into routine and developing their identity at Ambrosoli!( Read more )
This week we have been developing our fine motor skills through the manipulation of the scissors. The children had to negotiate their scissors around the outside of a guitar as well as around the legs of the octopus to ensure both the guitar and the octopus stayed in one piece.( Read more )
This week in Reception we have been looking at length. We’ve had lots of fun measuring different things around the classroom using small rulers, metre rulers, tape measures and even a truncheon wheel. We’ve compared the length of different things in the classroom (including our teachers!), we’ve played a game to see who can make the longest chain in 3 minutes and some of us have even been...( Read more )
Halloween happened to fall on Tuesday this week. Some of us dressed up in a variety of costumes and played a range of games. We played games that developed the children’s gross and fine motor skills, spatial and sensory awareness, and their creativity. The games included; Pinning the nose on the pumpkin, Picking the Pumpkin from the Pumpkin Patch - where the children stuck their hands in...( Read more )
This week we were very lucky to have 3 special visitors in Reception – Mahira, Brayden and Reann’s mums who came in to tell us about Diwali. We learnt that Diwali is the festival of lights and that it is celebrated by both the Hindu and Sikh communities but for different reasons. After learning why we celebrate Diwali, we worked in groups to decorate some lovely rangoli patterns (you’re...( Read more )
I like eggs. Simba
I love the Ugandan flag. Ava
The animals. Morris
I love a cheetah and a leopard and bread and butter. Elijah
I like the Uganda flag and Uganda colours. Junin
I like the crested crane. Grace
I love the colours of the crane. Ellen
I love the whole flag of Uganda, the colours and the crested crane and the circle which keeps...( Read more )
This week in Reception we’ve been having lots of fun with 2D shapes. We’ve played lots of shape games, been on a ‘shape hunt’ to find different shapes around the school, made shape collages and made shapes from playdough. Learning shapes is fun!( Read more )
This week in Reception we started our Jolly Phonics program. The children learnt the sounds ‘s’ and ‘a’ through a song and story. They practiced the sounds by saying them to each other, writing them on whiteboards and in sand, and they used paint to make ssss snakes and aaa ants.( Read more )
In Early Years every Friday is Free-Flow Friday! This means the children and teachers get to move around and have fun in all the Early Years classrooms and play areas. We can also make friends and play with the Sunflower children. This week some of the activities the Reception children enjoyed were using the computers in Sunflowers, playing in the different role play areas, being creative...( Read more )
What a great start to reception the children have had. We have been making train stations, painting with different techniques and finding things that are magnetic around the school. But most importantly we have been making new friends!( Read more )
The children learnt about pyramids. We talked about where pyramids are found and some children mentioned the Great pyramid of Giza. We then took a look into the Ancient Egyptians way of life and how the Pyramids where built. The children developed some intriguing questions.
Lucille – What type of houses did they live in?
Floor – What type of food did they eat?
Jonathan...( Read more )
Fun Day in year 1( Read more )
In Yr. 1 Rwenzori we are learning about how we use our brain in different ways.
Here we are using cards and different objects and matching them with the correct number words.....( Read more )
On Monday the whole school participated in the world wide initiative celebrating the ‘World’s Largest Lesson’. We combined the children in Year One and initially discussed the weeks learning goal about ‘COOPERATION’. The children thought about why this is a goal for everyone around the world to work on. They understood that without cooperation, conflicts and fights occur and then possibly...( Read more )
We had lots of fun exploring new sounds and forming them using water paint and named different things using those sounds( Read more )
We finished the IPC unit on ‘Brainwaves’ by completing an obstacle course. The children have enjoyed thinking about how our brain helps us and how messages are sent to other parts of the body from their brain. They have begun to realise how important their brain is and that it must be protected when doing dangerous activities like riding a bicycle. The children even talked about how water...( Read more )
Our Entry Point for ‘Hoorah… Let’s go on Holiday!’ was thoroughly enjoyed by both children and teachers. The children went to an imaginary holiday island. First they had to go through customs and then fly on an aeroplane to Fiji. They collected the passports that they made last week when they arrived at the airport. The customs department waslocated in 1R. The children got their passports...( Read more )
Year One Jinja did a great assembly all about the personal learning goal cooperation. They reenacted the story of ‘The Enormous Turnip’. The children enjoyed the performance and it enabled them to understand more about working together to get things done. They enjoyed the songs that they learnt for the performance and could be heard singing them enthusiastically throughout the week.( Read more )
We enjoyed having a cute Bunny, Tinkerbell and Paddington visit our class. We had lots of Why When, How, Where, Who and Which questions asked and very good answers in response!( Read more )
We enjoyed having a cute Bunny, Tinkerbelle and Paddington visit our class. We had lots of Why When, How, Where, Who and Which questions asked and very good answers in response!( Read more )
The children have come back to school with fantastic enthusiasm. They have shown us how well they can read, count and play together. We have been learning about our ‘brain’ and used this to try out new activities and ‘have-a-go’!( Read more )
In Year 2 this week the children have been designing and creating bird feeders during their IPC unit “Live and Let Live”. The children used recycled materials to make their feeders and will take them home to hang in their gardens. We also discussed other needs of living things and ways in which we could help them in our gardens.( Read more )
In year 2 we started a new IPC topic this week; Live and Let Live. Our entry point to the unit was a trip to Royal Suites gardens where we looked for living things. We found all sorts of bugs, frogs, birds and plants. The children enjoyed the afternoon despite getting stuck in the rain! The children have been working hard on their numbers this week, with the help of Charlie Crocodile,...( Read more )
It has been a very exciting week of learning in year 2. In IPC the children cooperated and communicated in their groups to design their very own obstacle course. Each group explained their challenge to the rest of the class who then had the opportunity to try it out. In English we finished up “The Gingerbreadman” by making our own gingerbread man and describing them. We then read “The...( Read more )
We have had a very exiting first week in Year 2. The children have been practicing their numbers through singing songs, painting and writing them in the sand. The children also used their senses to describe the meaning of peace. In IPC we started our new brainwave topic and the children became scientists for the afternoon and tried out different activities in the “science lab.” We...( Read more )
This week we did a big research. In small groups the children had to come up with a research topic, create a question plus three or four categories. Then they went around the school, asking teachers and students and recording the answers in tallies. The next day they made big charts and recorded their data in. At the end of the week they described the charts to their classmates using newly...( Read more )
Year 2 has been learning all about food and healthy eating. The children got to make their own pizza boxes with a logo and name. They then went to Caffe Roma to make their own pizza’s. The children made sure to include all the food groups on their pizza for a balanced lunch. Lastly they got to sit down and enjoy their pizza’s together. It was a great day!( Read more )
This week we started a new IPC unit of inquiry called ‘It’s Shocking’! The children will be learning all about electricity and how to make circuits. For our entry point the children were asked to bring in a toy from home that used electricity. They explained what they knew about electricity, whether their toy used batteries or mains electricity and what the electricity allowed their toy to...( Read more )
This week we learned about statistics. From taking tallies, we moved onto pictograms and bar graphs. At the end, we did our own ‘What is your favorite’ research when we the children learned how to transfer tallies into a par graph. Everyone came up with a different question, added three categories and then asked each classmate what their preference is. This week’s math was truly enjoyable...( Read more )
This week in maths we have been learning about fractions. At the end of the week we made pancakes. The children were then given some whole pancakes and pieces of a cut up pancake. They worked together in their groups to say and write the fractions of their pancakes. They also shared their pieces into equal groups. Then they got to enjoy eating them.( Read more )
In IPC we have been learning about the different food groups. We also planted our own bean plants and drew and labeled the parts of a plant. The children learned that most food starts off as a seed. We cut open different fruits and vegetables to look at the seeds inside. The children then went from table to table to describe the different seeds. The children were very excited to have a...( Read more )
Year 3 Assembly( Read more )
For open morning, we all went outside and showed our parents what we have been learning in maths. We had an awesome time using our bodies to tell the time.( Read more )
Everyweek, at Ambrosoli, we get some time in the library. Not only do we get to take some books out for a week, but we also do some reading ourselves and hear some wonderful stories. Gabriele's mum, Rachel, came in to tell us a Ugandan story - and she wore such a pretty dress, too!( Read more )
In Year 3, we love maths - especially when the teacher lets us play games! We have lots of fun when we are learning. This week was all about place value, we used dice, cards, whiteboards, leaves, rocks... and many other things. Take a look at these awesome photos of some of it.( Read more )
In 3B we had a very fun lunchtime on Halloween. The children dressed up in some amazing costumes, and then we had a Mystery Box of Horrors with some really yucky things inside. We also had the story "Room on the Broom" on DVD, and we loved the blow up haunted pumpkin. Thank you very much to our beloved CPR, Sienna's Mum, for bringing all of this in. We had a spook-tastular time!( Read more )
We have had another busy and active week of learning. It was wonderful to have a number of grandparents visit our class and speak to the children about their experiences growing up in their home countries. Thank you to Max's grandparents, Amelia’s grandparents and Anne’s grandmother who visited us! It was fascinating learning what it was like growing up in The Netherlands, Uganda and...( Read more )
One of our favourite weeks of the year where there were loads of specials activities to celebrate Ugandan culture. The week started with a special line up where we danced and then saw the procession of the Kings, Queens and Princesses of Uganda. It was fun seeing Tr Sara, Tr Lorraine, Tr Julius and Tr Gopa all dressed in Ugandan clothes! We dressed in the colours of the Ugandan flag, red,...( Read more )
This week, Year 3, went on a trip to Mabira Forest. We learned all about some amazing animals and plants and we all got to see some really fun red-tailed monkeys and some rare grey cheeked mangabeys. Then, we built a shelter in the forest using only forest materials. It was lots of fun!( Read more )
There was a lot of excitement in Year 3 this week as the children were introduced to their new IPC unit, The Nature of Life. They were given pre-cut pieces of wood, a hammer and nails and had to listen to directions and then make bird-boxes with their teams. This entry point aptly followed our Personal learning goal of Cooperation as we saw the children cooperating and working together.( Read more )
This week we have been enjoying being KS2 students and learning to take more responsibility for our own learning. In English we have been writing acrostic poems on a variety of topics and sharing them with our classmates.
We have been following the personal learning goal of Communication and learning to listen to our friends and be a respectful audience. In Maths we are learning our...( Read more )
This was quite a busy week for Yr. 4! In math, we learned how to tell time, find the elapsed time, and reviewed geometrical shapes. In IPC, we painted our own vision of a volcano. We also typed our non-chronological reports on Mt. Vesuvius, on the computer. What a week!( Read more )
It's been a fab week in Y4 with lots of hands on learning! We've been learning about the properties of shape in Maths and IPC. The children have enjoyed learning about natural disasters and doing some independent research on what they are interested in.( Read more )
This week in Yr. 4, we edited our friendly letter to our parents about our Hairy Lemon field trip adventures. We also engaged in a staged earthquake 'Search and Rescue,' where we had rescue teams, First Aid, parent/student counseling teams to tend to the 'victims,' students, and parents. We realized how important it is to have a safety procedure plan in the event that a natural disaster...( Read more )
Y4 went on a fantastic trip to Hairy Lemon Island. We had an absolutely amazing learning experience through planned activities and science experiments. The children developed their cooperation skills and became more independent and resilient. Here are a few of the hundreds of pictures we took!( Read more )
In 4 Sipi this week, we finished our Brainwaves unit by teaching each other a skill. It was trickier than we thought!
'Material World' is our new unit, so we dismantled some old electronic equipment to discover what was inside. Cool!!!( Read more )
This week in Yr. 4, we cooperated with our peers as we solved addition and subtraction word problems. We also discussed how to maintain a healthy brain through exercise, proper rest, diet, and doing things that make us happy, such as dancing!( Read more )
It's been a fun few weeks in 4 Sipi. We have been learning about learning by cooperative tasks, drama and with the help of some adult volunteers who have shared learning challenges and strategies to overcome them. The Brainwaves IPC unit is a great way to start of the year!( Read more )
Yr. 4 kicked off the week with Brainwaves for IPC, where students thought about and shared the different ways they learn new things best. We realize that everyone comes with different learning styles, but that we can all still achieve the same goals.( Read more )
This week, 4 Sipi finished of their poetry unit with a super-cool cafe. We invited our parents to listen to the poems we had composed, while they relaxed with a coffee and a biscuit. We wrote our poems about nature, and wrote some in our mother-tongues. The session was finished with some funny limericks about people in our families ;-)( Read more )
This week in IPC, Y4 Sipi has been exploring the Sun, Earth and Moon. We have been investiagting day and night and learning about the phases of the moon. We have discovered that materials can be transparent, translucent and opaque. We will research this further next week.( Read more )
On November 20th 2017 me and my class were learnig a new IPC topic on bones. It was an incredible experience for all of us, did you know that we all have over 200 bones in our body? Yes over 200 and over 100 muscles! Then we got to become docters my partner was Timothy and I learnt that my arm can only move 90 degrees. Sincerly, Kisakye( Read more )
When the kids arrived at school the set of straight away to Gems, in suspense on what they where going to make. In the van the kids were discussing about the invention and to the looks of their faces they were very nervous. When they arrived at Gems they were told that they were to build a catapult and with no hesitation they set off to research. Amanda and Alyfia had a great idea to build...( Read more )
On Tuesday 24th October we carried all our tents to the football field. Do you want to know why ? We are going on a trip to Ngamba Island. Both Classes were split into 8 groups and each group got a tent to put up. Most of us put up our tents but some of the tents had problems like : Missing poles, Broken poles, and No raincover. At first we had a lot of trouble but after a while everybody...( Read more )
On Tuesday we came to school and when we sat on the carpet ,Tr.Jess put some mysterious yellow and blue stickers on our shirts. Then she said "Blue stickers sit on the chairs!" Sadly I had a yellow sticker. Just then when I was thinking hard I understood! The yellow stickers were the blacks and the blue was the whites!! Then we started learning like normal just yellows sitting on the...( Read more )
Maths this week has been really fun; we have been using addition to solve subtraction.So Tr Jess printed maths questions already solved. Some were right and some were wrong. We dont know if she did it on purpose or she was being silly? It was really easy for some people and kind of hard for some people so we worked together to make sure everyone could do it. We also used mental maths to...( Read more )
We have been learning all about WW2 in lots of different ways. We made gas masks and boxes this week and had to carry them around all day on Friday. This was a challenge since we have lots of different lessons on a Friday! We had several 'gas attack drills' and had to put on our masks but carry on like normal while we wore them. We also had a special guest in school. Peter (Tr Shona's...( Read more )
Today in their computing lesson the students of Year Five had to carry out research into a diverse group of people from
all around the world. These included Wangari Maathai and Thomas Edison. The students then had to create a two page
PowerPoint about this person. The first page detailed key events in their life and what they did that makes them great,
bold and brave...( Read more )
On Tuesday 12 September we had our entry point for our new IPC topic The Great, Bold and Brave. Both of our classes dressed up as famous people from around the world. We made PowerPoints and speeches to present to our classes.Then we introduced ourselves to each other by shaking hands and saying who we are and why we are famous. It was so much fun getting to know each other and what they...( Read more )
This week we learned lots from each other in our exit point for Brainwaves. We learned all sorts! Basketball, football, origami, drawing, languages, handwriting, poi, and more!( Read more )
We have been practising working with huge numbers in Year 5. We can read them, write them and put them in order. Perfect for spending all our shillings on expensive new things!( Read more )
We had great fun on Thursday as 'future humans' launching our new IPC topic 'Out of Africa', which looks at how life on Earth has adapted, evolved and diversified over time. The students were very imaginative with their costumes and were creative with their predictions of how we would evolve in the distant future.( Read more )
On Wednesday, Alessandro's mum came in to share about the brain. We learned that the discovery of brain science and medications were started by a man named Gage.This happened when he was packing gun powder into a rock using a pole. Unexpectedly, the gun powder exploded and sent the pole flying into the air and poking into his brain. We all learned a lot from Tr.Anna, and we all had a...( Read more )
In IPC we are investigating how we can use our brains effectively. We spent an afternoon in the role of teacher and learner, teaching a classmate and learning a new skill in return. We identified the qualities of a good learner and a good teacher.( Read more )
Last week we went to spend 4 days in Murchison National Park. We have seen a lot of animals and went through exciting moments. Lucky us the tse-tse flies left us in peace and warthogs didn't attack our tents!! We also learned about being responsible for ourselves -and impressed our teachers and neighbours. Teacher Laure( Read more )
Year 6 Ishasha started their IPC unit on Growing Up this week. Students were asked to put themselves in the role of junior doctors and try and name as many parts of the human body (external and internal) as they knew. They knew a lot! In another activity, groups of students were given a series of pictures of people at different ages and stages and were challenged to sort them into a...( Read more )
On Monday 13th February year 6 learned how to find the area of triangles. Now it might look easy but it was a bit challenging for some of us.To find the area of the triangle we needed to draw a triangle .Then draw a rectangle around the triangle with 4 right angles. After we had to colour the triangle in one colour and the spaces another colour. Next we had to cut of the triangle from the...( Read more )
In IPC we learnt about the history of Ugandan presidents. Teacher Eva told us about a tree that lived over 300 years, after we went outside to pick up its messages. We went around the school and found out about the history of Uganda, after we voted for a president we could choose out of strawberry, vanilla, chocolate (Rayan, Salome and Lies). The volunteers did a speech and the people...( Read more )
In year 6 we have been learning how to classify and sort out shapes. We were sorting out different types of shapes, writing intructions and describing the shapes. We were describing them by finding if they had right angles, if they were quadrillateral, if they were perpendicular, if they had parallel lines. We also sorted them out by finding out if they were regular or irregular shapes. We...( Read more )
On Tuesday 15 November 2016 we had Invention Convention. And we had to invent a durable bridge that could hold the most weight. We were first in the assembly hall with Tr.Hannah, Tr.Diane, Tr.Josephat and Tr.Eva planning for our invention. We were put into groups and were given tables to disscus our plans with our team mates. We next went to the library to plan more and the computer lab...( Read more )
On Monday 7th November 2016 year 6 Ishasha had a maths lesson about decimal currency and pounds. We had to count how much money there was in a cup, some cups had no pounds and some did. The cups had letters so we wouldn't do the same cup the same time but one of the students did. We had to add the numbers on the coin so we could get how much money each coin was worth. After that, we had to...( Read more )
Today is the first day of December! To celebrate the start of the month we all played board games in our french lessons. Like this we reused vocabulary learnt long ago and practice our conversation skills. We also learnt some games that were new to use and new words.( Read more )
In year 6, we are doing research about different life styles from the Egyptians to the minors of the 19th century. We are working together on French magazines and are learning how to extract information from non-fiction books, which can be a high challenge sometimes... Later on we will have to use our knowledge about sentences structures and verbs to share our finding with you all!( Read more )
A lot of changes this week due to class pictures, but we all did some! Year 6 got to choose their new project based on different past civilizations. Years 5 have been challenged by some serious tong twisters (and we have some beatbox skills in Ambrosoli)… In year 4, tr. Liz and her flamingo team rocked it all in the grammar competition! Year 3 are getting on learning poems -memorizing...( Read more )
In year 4 we had to build complex sentences with a connector. In those sentences we were asked to explain to people which kind to clothes to wear in specific seasons according to the weather. We all spoke about a different country.Come and get some tips for your next voyage! Some of us also worked on the different states of water!( Read more )
In year 4 we have been learning about weather and clothes. Here you can see some of us in the role play area, buying, trying on and discussing clothes with the sellers. We also played "guess who" to practice questions structures and accessories names (lunettes, chapeau ...). To finish this unit we are going to write sentences explaining which clothes you should wear in which season...( Read more )
In year 5, we begun a learning unit about our body. To start with, we learnt a song about body parts and listen to some dialogue with a doctor. Afterthat we had a go at expressing pain. In this unit we will also learn how to take appointments, explain what is wrong (like when we go to the sickbay) and why we can't play this or this sport.( Read more )
In year one we are learning about the months of the year. We had to follow a song and to jump in the air when we heard our birthday month in it. We also got pretty good at singing along!
The next activity was about drawing (or painting) about our favorite month in the year we could chose to use oil pastels, water paint, markers or color pencils. Have a look at our work in the...( Read more )
This week we’ve got to discover our new classroom! We decided which rules we are going to follow this year in French to learn. Some of us even looked at how our brain works!!!( Read more )
This week we are finishing our work on animals. This way we learned vocabulary about places on the planet, animals, their environments and food, we also worked on sentences’ structure.( Read more )
This week in year 5 we decided in which kind of situations we would like to be able to speak french. this is going to be our term 3 action plan! And everyone is going to enjoy it as we are making up role plays areas in link, and everyone will use them. We hope you will appreciate the first one: direction holidays! See you on board !!( Read more )
In Year One the children have been learning to debug simple instructions using a beebot. They showed great co-operation and team work working in small groups. They have improved in their ability to understand left and right.( Read more )
In Year One, the children have been learning about light and dark. They have been using the computers to learn more about nocturnal animals and find light sources. They have been working in pairs to make a power point showing various light sources.( Read more )
Year 2 Kidepo have been learning to take their own pictures and edit them. They used programs like Microsoft Picture Manager and PIXLR to edit photos. They had a chance to edit some of their own photos and teacher Mandy S. also had the children edit some photos she had taken with her camera.( Read more )
This Week In Computing, We learnt about the Code Caesar Cipher. We got into partners and we had lots of amazing fun. Everytime we cracked a code we got a house point. We had to first we figure out the code when they gave us a number. And then we had to start figuring out the code and the number. Tadg, Lies, Maya y5( Read more )
In lasts week lesson we blogged about any events or lessons coming up. Before that we had a look at the website and see how the teachers were blogging. Today I am blogging about our lessons in ICT while the other students blog about Maths. Before we put information of the internet, we have to consider whether it is appropriate and safe to put online. To put photos up, we must first get...( Read more )
Christmas Tree Fun - The children decorated their own Christmas tree. They learnt how to use the mouse to "drag" ornaments to the tree and "drop" them. The activity help them children learn the different parts of the mouse and how to click and drag using the left mouse button. It was fun!!( Read more )
Digital cameras are a common use of information technology beyond school, and an accessible way for children to create digital content. In this activity the children review photos online, practise using a digital camera, take photos to fit a given theme, edit their photos. In this case the unit was link to the year 2 IPC unit “The circus is coming to town” LEARNING EXPECTATIONS: Edit and...( Read more )
In early years and key stage one, we are winding up the term with gymnastics. Balancing beams, forward rolls and making different shapes with our body parts, it has been an exciting gymnastics unit. In Key Stage Two, we have begun our tag rugby unit where we are going to learn passing, dodging, scoring a try and good sportsmanship. Backstroke, diving and water safety have been the skills...( Read more )
PE
We have begun our new and exciting gymnastics unit for early years and key stage one. Early years are focusing on learning different movements going Under, Over & through while Key Stage one are focusing on Jumping, balancing and rolling. Swimming
Our Freestyle and backstroke technique is getting better and better. Now we are focusing on speed and endurance/stamina for...( Read more )
We have been working on learning and improving our freestyle arm movement technique. As we get better with freestyle this term, we shall also be learning the backstroke technique.( Read more )
We are wrapping up our basketball unit where children have learnt how to dribble, pass and shoot. In order to practice these chore skills in a game situation, we have started playing 3 Vs 3, 4 Vs 4 and 5 Vs 5 Basketball matches.( Read more )
Our students learning skills of batting and fielding in cricket and rounders.( Read more )
Ambrosoli – GEMS swimming gal was great fun for our swimmers as they had an opportunity to compete and make new friends.( Read more )
Congratulations to our U9 boys and U9 girls as well as the U11 boys who defeated KISU, and Aga Khan in this season’s ISSAK basketball finals that were held at ISU. Our players have had a great season of basketball and are truly deserving of this achievement. Well done to all the players.( Read more )
On Thursday we had our Super Sports day for the older children from Years 3-6. It rained in the morning so we had a tense day hoping for some better weather in the afternoon so that we could go ahead with the event... luckily, we were able to have a wonderful afternoon competing in events such as Sack Relay, Throw the Quoit, Obstacle Race and a Scoot Race. We had such a lot of fun!( Read more )
The children had a lot of fun competing in sports events for their team. We saw lots of resilient and cooperative behaviour as well as some big smiles! Events included a Sack Race, Boda Boda Race, Shoot a Hoop, Obstacle Course and a Hoop Relay! Well done everyone for taking part!( Read more )
The U11 girls team has been resilient throughout the season. They have improved a great deal in their ability to play as a team and the whole school is proud of their achievement. Well done Girls!( Read more )
In Recepetion class we have been learning the colours of the rainbow through song and on the boomwhackers.( Read more )
Reception Flame Tree class have been playing the xylophones and learning about pitched notes. They have been playing notes that move up and down in steps from low pitch to high.( Read more )
This week in Year 1 we have been listening to the sounds of all percussion instruments. We have been identifying the length of each instrumental sound and deciding who has the shortest sound and the longest. We then ordered them from shortest sound to longest and sat in a line.( Read more )
This week year 2 have been creating their own rhythmic word patterns. They used them in a game of Mr Wolf. Children asked "What's the time Mr Wolf?" He answered with "Time to get dressed", "Time to dance", and "Time to eat cake", and "Dinnertime". Children had to recognise and answer correctly the rhythmical pattern (of the words), when played on the instrument before they could step...( Read more )
Year 4 have been learning songs and adding actions to them. Here is just one that we have learnt. We'll soon have all 3 songs with lyrics, actions and lyrics and actions together. Click on the link to watch the video! https://youtu.be/GD4rhN0Z9Hs( Read more )
This week year 3 have been singing and learning some dance steps for a song. We enjoyed dancing together.( Read more )
This week year 3 have been singing and learning some dance steps for a song. We enjoyed dancing together.( Read more )
Music lessons have begun with much energy in singing and greeting in many languages.
We have imitated actions and sound on percussion instruments and used body percussion in our lessons this week.( Read more )
Last week we had a concert for all pupils who have been learning a musical instrument during this academic year. It was very enjoyable to hear pupils play their piece of music to their family. Some pupils have been learning for only 6 weeks and others for 3 or 4 years. Well done!( Read more )
Over the last month Year 5 have used images from star constellations to create their own compositions. They listened to other composer’s music and then selected their image and began creating their own compositions. Click on link to see video. https://youtu.be/9UgyYZi7dFU ...( Read more )
Our students are exhibiting their work at the Design Hub/Kampala in collaboration with Millerntor Gallry from Germany and Viva con Agua.( Read more )
Students in Year 6 imagined what type of creatures might have lived on earth before us and were never discovered. They learned how to express their ideas, emotions and observations in a painting developing their own unique artistic style.( Read more )
Year 4 has been working on sculptures made from recycled materials. Children made plans and came up with their own designs in various groups.( Read more )
Reception - Junk collages "My Family"( Read more )
In Year 2 students created self-portraits called "Me as an artist". they learned how to use a variety of materials to express their ideas and emotions.( Read more )
Children from Hands for Hope visited Ambrosoli during Uganda week and had the opportunity to join in an art lesson painting expressive pictures.( Read more )
Students in year 4 are learning how to make a sculpture out of recycled materials as part of their IPC unit.( Read more )
Students from Year 3 - Year 6 finalized their ideas for a design of a greeting card for Ambrosoli.The best designs are featured here and will be printed and sold as greeting cards.( Read more )
Students from Year 3 to Year 6 have been busy designing postacards for Ambrosoli expressing their ideas about Ambrosoli and wht the school means to them.( Read more )
Students from Year 3 - Year 6 have been busy designing postcards for Ambrosoli expressing their ideas about Ambrosoli and what the school means to them.( Read more )
In Year 2 the children spent a few days preparing for their Diwali celebration. On Thursday we hosted our celebration for our entry point “Let’s Celebrate.” The children brought in food, dressed in colorful clothes, and came up with their own games and activities. It was a very successful event!( Read more )
All of Ambrosoli took part in the World’s Largest Lesson on September 18th. This is a huge project that is organized by the IPC and schools all over the world took part in it. It was a very exciting day to see our school in Uganda also joining in. The idea behind the lesson is to target a few set global goals by 2030. Most of these goals have to do with ending world hunger and protecting...( Read more )
As the school finished up their “Brainwaves” unit there has been many exciting entry points happening to introduce the new IPC topics. Year 3 made bird boxes, Year 2 went on a nature walk searching for living creatures, and Year 6 dressed up and described what life will look like in the future. These creative ideas get children excited about learning their new IPC topics.( Read more )
In Year 2, for their exit point, the children re-opened their café from their entry point. The classes took turns serving each other in a buffet style restaurant. The food was a selection of traditional foods from their home countries. They enjoyed playing both the server and guest. It has been an exciting unit learning about nutrition and food.( Read more )
This week the Year 1’s had a very exciting exit point for ‘Hooray Let’s Go On Holiday.’ When asked, the children said their favourite part of holiday was the food. The children had the chance to dress up like little chiefs and make different traditional foods from around the world. Parent volunteer came in to cook with the little chiefs and teach them how to make the traditional recipe...( Read more )
It was a very successful week in Mile Post 1. In Year 1 for their entry point; ‘Hooray Let’s go on Holiday’ they set up their very own airport and the children had to wait in line to check in. They then presented their boarding passes. They boarded the plane, watched the safety video and took off. In Year 2 for their entry point; ‘We Are What we Eat’ they set up their very own café. They...( Read more )
It has been a very exciting week at Ambrosoli as many of the classes are finishing up their IPC units with their exit points. Year 1 hosted a party at night for “Seeing the Light.” There were different light shows happening and Teacher Jess even came to spin fire. Year 2 raised money for hands for hope by offering clown face painting for the whole school. They then took a trip to Ndere...( Read more )
Year 1 Jinja arranged a skype call with a class in Italy. Both classes had pre-arranged a set of questions to ask the other school. They asked questions such as: “Do you have any animals in your school, like a lion or a leopard? Do you have a swimming pool or PE room? What kind of foods do you eat? Or What kind of games do you play?” Some of the children even demonstrated what the...( Read more )
Year 2 has been learning about the circus. The children looked at various circus tents and discussed how they are easily put up and taken down. They also tested different materials to see which would be best to use for a circus tent. They even pitched a camping tent to see the material it was made of and what was used to help the tent stay up. Every member of the class was asked to bring...( Read more )
Year 4 is learning about Chocolate. This week the children used their 5 senses to describe cocoa seeds. There were a lot of bitter faces when tasting the seeds. Both classes will conduct an experiment to see if they can ferment the seeds and make their own chocolate. In teacher Louise’s class they combined the ‘Chocolate unit’ into their maths lesson. The children used their skills to...( Read more )
Sunflower class have been working hard all term to learn how to recognize their names! Learning to read certain letters and to recognize familiar words is one of the first stages of reading. Well done Team Sunflowers!( Read more )
A huge part of early learning is about making friends and becoming sociable. Sunflower class throughout the term have been working towards Independence, confidence and making friends.( Read more )
Children in Sunflower class had a great time on Halloween day. The costumes were great and the decorating of the cookies and making of spider webs among other activities added to the fun. We even had some children come to our class from primary classes!( Read more )
Children in Sunflower class had a great open morning. We had so much construction work to do, lots of baby wash and care as well as exploring the natural habitat of ice for polar bears, penguins and pandas.( Read more )
This week children in Sunflower class have had an opportunity to learn about and celebrate the Indian festival of Diwali. The children watched a short movie clip of what Diwali is; which is about good winning over evil. The children shared their thoughts about what they think is good behavior and what they see as bad behavior. The children also had an opportunity to colour in their own...( Read more )
Did you know that board games are a great way to enhance your thinking skills, brain development and problem solving skills? The children have enjoyed some great new games and have been busy using their memory and capacity thinking. It was lots of fun!( Read more )
We made lovely animal masks. We used them to become different wild animals in the role play corner.
It was really helpful too because Teacher Emma was able to use them for assessment to see our fine motor skill and control.( Read more )
We enjoyed looking at books that told us about the world, where people live and how people live. We enjoyed discussing the different places and the unique qualities of the different continents. We looked at atlases, books from different cultures and about different religions!( Read more )
The Characteristics of effective learning are a key element in the early year's foundation stage and in Sunflower class. They detail the ways in which children should be learning from their environment, experiences and activities. Children up to the age of five should all be displaying the characteristics of effective learning every day. The Characteristics of effective learning are...( Read more )
Sunflower class have had a wonderful first few weeks in school. Our youngest children have enjoyed learning through play, settling into routine and developing their identity at Ambrosoli!( Read more )
This week we have been developing our fine motor skills through the manipulation of the scissors. The children had to negotiate their scissors around the outside of a guitar as well as around the legs of the octopus to ensure both the guitar and the octopus stayed in one piece.( Read more )
This week in Reception we have been looking at length. We’ve had lots of fun measuring different things around the classroom using small rulers, metre rulers, tape measures and even a truncheon wheel. We’ve compared the length of different things in the classroom (including our teachers!), we’ve played a game to see who can make the longest chain in 3 minutes and some of us have even been...( Read more )
Halloween happened to fall on Tuesday this week. Some of us dressed up in a variety of costumes and played a range of games. We played games that developed the children’s gross and fine motor skills, spatial and sensory awareness, and their creativity. The games included; Pinning the nose on the pumpkin, Picking the Pumpkin from the Pumpkin Patch - where the children stuck their hands in...( Read more )
This week we were very lucky to have 3 special visitors in Reception – Mahira, Brayden and Reann’s mums who came in to tell us about Diwali. We learnt that Diwali is the festival of lights and that it is celebrated by both the Hindu and Sikh communities but for different reasons. After learning why we celebrate Diwali, we worked in groups to decorate some lovely rangoli patterns (you’re...( Read more )
I like eggs. Simba
I love the Ugandan flag. Ava
The animals. Morris
I love a cheetah and a leopard and bread and butter. Elijah
I like the Uganda flag and Uganda colours. Junin
I like the crested crane. Grace
I love the colours of the crane. Ellen
I love the whole flag of Uganda, the colours and the crested crane and the circle which keeps...( Read more )
This week in Reception we’ve been having lots of fun with 2D shapes. We’ve played lots of shape games, been on a ‘shape hunt’ to find different shapes around the school, made shape collages and made shapes from playdough. Learning shapes is fun!( Read more )
This week in Reception we started our Jolly Phonics program. The children learnt the sounds ‘s’ and ‘a’ through a song and story. They practiced the sounds by saying them to each other, writing them on whiteboards and in sand, and they used paint to make ssss snakes and aaa ants.( Read more )
In Early Years every Friday is Free-Flow Friday! This means the children and teachers get to move around and have fun in all the Early Years classrooms and play areas. We can also make friends and play with the Sunflower children. This week some of the activities the Reception children enjoyed were using the computers in Sunflowers, playing in the different role play areas, being creative...( Read more )
What a great start to reception the children have had. We have been making train stations, painting with different techniques and finding things that are magnetic around the school. But most importantly we have been making new friends!( Read more )
The children learnt about pyramids. We talked about where pyramids are found and some children mentioned the Great pyramid of Giza. We then took a look into the Ancient Egyptians way of life and how the Pyramids where built. The children developed some intriguing questions.
Lucille – What type of houses did they live in?
Floor – What type of food did they eat?
Jonathan...( Read more )
Fun Day in year 1( Read more )
In Yr. 1 Rwenzori we are learning about how we use our brain in different ways.
Here we are using cards and different objects and matching them with the correct number words.....( Read more )
On Monday the whole school participated in the world wide initiative celebrating the ‘World’s Largest Lesson’. We combined the children in Year One and initially discussed the weeks learning goal about ‘COOPERATION’. The children thought about why this is a goal for everyone around the world to work on. They understood that without cooperation, conflicts and fights occur and then possibly...( Read more )
We had lots of fun exploring new sounds and forming them using water paint and named different things using those sounds( Read more )
We finished the IPC unit on ‘Brainwaves’ by completing an obstacle course. The children have enjoyed thinking about how our brain helps us and how messages are sent to other parts of the body from their brain. They have begun to realise how important their brain is and that it must be protected when doing dangerous activities like riding a bicycle. The children even talked about how water...( Read more )
Our Entry Point for ‘Hoorah… Let’s go on Holiday!’ was thoroughly enjoyed by both children and teachers. The children went to an imaginary holiday island. First they had to go through customs and then fly on an aeroplane to Fiji. They collected the passports that they made last week when they arrived at the airport. The customs department waslocated in 1R. The children got their passports...( Read more )
Year One Jinja did a great assembly all about the personal learning goal cooperation. They reenacted the story of ‘The Enormous Turnip’. The children enjoyed the performance and it enabled them to understand more about working together to get things done. They enjoyed the songs that they learnt for the performance and could be heard singing them enthusiastically throughout the week.( Read more )
We enjoyed having a cute Bunny, Tinkerbell and Paddington visit our class. We had lots of Why When, How, Where, Who and Which questions asked and very good answers in response!( Read more )
We enjoyed having a cute Bunny, Tinkerbelle and Paddington visit our class. We had lots of Why When, How, Where, Who and Which questions asked and very good answers in response!( Read more )
The children have come back to school with fantastic enthusiasm. They have shown us how well they can read, count and play together. We have been learning about our ‘brain’ and used this to try out new activities and ‘have-a-go’!( Read more )
In Year 2 this week the children have been designing and creating bird feeders during their IPC unit “Live and Let Live”. The children used recycled materials to make their feeders and will take them home to hang in their gardens. We also discussed other needs of living things and ways in which we could help them in our gardens.( Read more )
In year 2 we started a new IPC topic this week; Live and Let Live. Our entry point to the unit was a trip to Royal Suites gardens where we looked for living things. We found all sorts of bugs, frogs, birds and plants. The children enjoyed the afternoon despite getting stuck in the rain! The children have been working hard on their numbers this week, with the help of Charlie Crocodile,...( Read more )
It has been a very exciting week of learning in year 2. In IPC the children cooperated and communicated in their groups to design their very own obstacle course. Each group explained their challenge to the rest of the class who then had the opportunity to try it out. In English we finished up “The Gingerbreadman” by making our own gingerbread man and describing them. We then read “The...( Read more )
We have had a very exiting first week in Year 2. The children have been practicing their numbers through singing songs, painting and writing them in the sand. The children also used their senses to describe the meaning of peace. In IPC we started our new brainwave topic and the children became scientists for the afternoon and tried out different activities in the “science lab.” We...( Read more )
This week we did a big research. In small groups the children had to come up with a research topic, create a question plus three or four categories. Then they went around the school, asking teachers and students and recording the answers in tallies. The next day they made big charts and recorded their data in. At the end of the week they described the charts to their classmates using newly...( Read more )
Year 2 has been learning all about food and healthy eating. The children got to make their own pizza boxes with a logo and name. They then went to Caffe Roma to make their own pizza’s. The children made sure to include all the food groups on their pizza for a balanced lunch. Lastly they got to sit down and enjoy their pizza’s together. It was a great day!( Read more )
This week we started a new IPC unit of inquiry called ‘It’s Shocking’! The children will be learning all about electricity and how to make circuits. For our entry point the children were asked to bring in a toy from home that used electricity. They explained what they knew about electricity, whether their toy used batteries or mains electricity and what the electricity allowed their toy to...( Read more )
This week we learned about statistics. From taking tallies, we moved onto pictograms and bar graphs. At the end, we did our own ‘What is your favorite’ research when we the children learned how to transfer tallies into a par graph. Everyone came up with a different question, added three categories and then asked each classmate what their preference is. This week’s math was truly enjoyable...( Read more )
This week in maths we have been learning about fractions. At the end of the week we made pancakes. The children were then given some whole pancakes and pieces of a cut up pancake. They worked together in their groups to say and write the fractions of their pancakes. They also shared their pieces into equal groups. Then they got to enjoy eating them.( Read more )
In IPC we have been learning about the different food groups. We also planted our own bean plants and drew and labeled the parts of a plant. The children learned that most food starts off as a seed. We cut open different fruits and vegetables to look at the seeds inside. The children then went from table to table to describe the different seeds. The children were very excited to have a...( Read more )
Year 3 Assembly( Read more )
For open morning, we all went outside and showed our parents what we have been learning in maths. We had an awesome time using our bodies to tell the time.( Read more )
Everyweek, at Ambrosoli, we get some time in the library. Not only do we get to take some books out for a week, but we also do some reading ourselves and hear some wonderful stories. Gabriele's mum, Rachel, came in to tell us a Ugandan story - and she wore such a pretty dress, too!( Read more )
In Year 3, we love maths - especially when the teacher lets us play games! We have lots of fun when we are learning. This week was all about place value, we used dice, cards, whiteboards, leaves, rocks... and many other things. Take a look at these awesome photos of some of it.( Read more )
In 3B we had a very fun lunchtime on Halloween. The children dressed up in some amazing costumes, and then we had a Mystery Box of Horrors with some really yucky things inside. We also had the story "Room on the Broom" on DVD, and we loved the blow up haunted pumpkin. Thank you very much to our beloved CPR, Sienna's Mum, for bringing all of this in. We had a spook-tastular time!( Read more )
We have had another busy and active week of learning. It was wonderful to have a number of grandparents visit our class and speak to the children about their experiences growing up in their home countries. Thank you to Max's grandparents, Amelia’s grandparents and Anne’s grandmother who visited us! It was fascinating learning what it was like growing up in The Netherlands, Uganda and...( Read more )
One of our favourite weeks of the year where there were loads of specials activities to celebrate Ugandan culture. The week started with a special line up where we danced and then saw the procession of the Kings, Queens and Princesses of Uganda. It was fun seeing Tr Sara, Tr Lorraine, Tr Julius and Tr Gopa all dressed in Ugandan clothes! We dressed in the colours of the Ugandan flag, red,...( Read more )
This week, Year 3, went on a trip to Mabira Forest. We learned all about some amazing animals and plants and we all got to see some really fun red-tailed monkeys and some rare grey cheeked mangabeys. Then, we built a shelter in the forest using only forest materials. It was lots of fun!( Read more )
There was a lot of excitement in Year 3 this week as the children were introduced to their new IPC unit, The Nature of Life. They were given pre-cut pieces of wood, a hammer and nails and had to listen to directions and then make bird-boxes with their teams. This entry point aptly followed our Personal learning goal of Cooperation as we saw the children cooperating and working together.( Read more )
This week we have been enjoying being KS2 students and learning to take more responsibility for our own learning. In English we have been writing acrostic poems on a variety of topics and sharing them with our classmates.
We have been following the personal learning goal of Communication and learning to listen to our friends and be a respectful audience. In Maths we are learning our...( Read more )
This was quite a busy week for Yr. 4! In math, we learned how to tell time, find the elapsed time, and reviewed geometrical shapes. In IPC, we painted our own vision of a volcano. We also typed our non-chronological reports on Mt. Vesuvius, on the computer. What a week!( Read more )
It's been a fab week in Y4 with lots of hands on learning! We've been learning about the properties of shape in Maths and IPC. The children have enjoyed learning about natural disasters and doing some independent research on what they are interested in.( Read more )
This week in Yr. 4, we edited our friendly letter to our parents about our Hairy Lemon field trip adventures. We also engaged in a staged earthquake 'Search and Rescue,' where we had rescue teams, First Aid, parent/student counseling teams to tend to the 'victims,' students, and parents. We realized how important it is to have a safety procedure plan in the event that a natural disaster...( Read more )
Y4 went on a fantastic trip to Hairy Lemon Island. We had an absolutely amazing learning experience through planned activities and science experiments. The children developed their cooperation skills and became more independent and resilient. Here are a few of the hundreds of pictures we took!( Read more )
In 4 Sipi this week, we finished our Brainwaves unit by teaching each other a skill. It was trickier than we thought!
'Material World' is our new unit, so we dismantled some old electronic equipment to discover what was inside. Cool!!!( Read more )
This week in Yr. 4, we cooperated with our peers as we solved addition and subtraction word problems. We also discussed how to maintain a healthy brain through exercise, proper rest, diet, and doing things that make us happy, such as dancing!( Read more )
It's been a fun few weeks in 4 Sipi. We have been learning about learning by cooperative tasks, drama and with the help of some adult volunteers who have shared learning challenges and strategies to overcome them. The Brainwaves IPC unit is a great way to start of the year!( Read more )
Yr. 4 kicked off the week with Brainwaves for IPC, where students thought about and shared the different ways they learn new things best. We realize that everyone comes with different learning styles, but that we can all still achieve the same goals.( Read more )
This week, 4 Sipi finished of their poetry unit with a super-cool cafe. We invited our parents to listen to the poems we had composed, while they relaxed with a coffee and a biscuit. We wrote our poems about nature, and wrote some in our mother-tongues. The session was finished with some funny limericks about people in our families ;-)( Read more )
This week in IPC, Y4 Sipi has been exploring the Sun, Earth and Moon. We have been investiagting day and night and learning about the phases of the moon. We have discovered that materials can be transparent, translucent and opaque. We will research this further next week.( Read more )
On November 20th 2017 me and my class were learnig a new IPC topic on bones. It was an incredible experience for all of us, did you know that we all have over 200 bones in our body? Yes over 200 and over 100 muscles! Then we got to become docters my partner was Timothy and I learnt that my arm can only move 90 degrees. Sincerly, Kisakye( Read more )
When the kids arrived at school the set of straight away to Gems, in suspense on what they where going to make. In the van the kids were discussing about the invention and to the looks of their faces they were very nervous. When they arrived at Gems they were told that they were to build a catapult and with no hesitation they set off to research. Amanda and Alyfia had a great idea to build...( Read more )
On Tuesday 24th October we carried all our tents to the football field. Do you want to know why ? We are going on a trip to Ngamba Island. Both Classes were split into 8 groups and each group got a tent to put up. Most of us put up our tents but some of the tents had problems like : Missing poles, Broken poles, and No raincover. At first we had a lot of trouble but after a while everybody...( Read more )
On Tuesday we came to school and when we sat on the carpet ,Tr.Jess put some mysterious yellow and blue stickers on our shirts. Then she said "Blue stickers sit on the chairs!" Sadly I had a yellow sticker. Just then when I was thinking hard I understood! The yellow stickers were the blacks and the blue was the whites!! Then we started learning like normal just yellows sitting on the...( Read more )
Maths this week has been really fun; we have been using addition to solve subtraction.So Tr Jess printed maths questions already solved. Some were right and some were wrong. We dont know if she did it on purpose or she was being silly? It was really easy for some people and kind of hard for some people so we worked together to make sure everyone could do it. We also used mental maths to...( Read more )
We have been learning all about WW2 in lots of different ways. We made gas masks and boxes this week and had to carry them around all day on Friday. This was a challenge since we have lots of different lessons on a Friday! We had several 'gas attack drills' and had to put on our masks but carry on like normal while we wore them. We also had a special guest in school. Peter (Tr Shona's...( Read more )
Today in their computing lesson the students of Year Five had to carry out research into a diverse group of people from
all around the world. These included Wangari Maathai and Thomas Edison. The students then had to create a two page
PowerPoint about this person. The first page detailed key events in their life and what they did that makes them great,
bold and brave...( Read more )
On Tuesday 12 September we had our entry point for our new IPC topic The Great, Bold and Brave. Both of our classes dressed up as famous people from around the world. We made PowerPoints and speeches to present to our classes.Then we introduced ourselves to each other by shaking hands and saying who we are and why we are famous. It was so much fun getting to know each other and what they...( Read more )
This week we learned lots from each other in our exit point for Brainwaves. We learned all sorts! Basketball, football, origami, drawing, languages, handwriting, poi, and more!( Read more )
We have been practising working with huge numbers in Year 5. We can read them, write them and put them in order. Perfect for spending all our shillings on expensive new things!( Read more )
We had great fun on Thursday as 'future humans' launching our new IPC topic 'Out of Africa', which looks at how life on Earth has adapted, evolved and diversified over time. The students were very imaginative with their costumes and were creative with their predictions of how we would evolve in the distant future.( Read more )
On Wednesday, Alessandro's mum came in to share about the brain. We learned that the discovery of brain science and medications were started by a man named Gage.This happened when he was packing gun powder into a rock using a pole. Unexpectedly, the gun powder exploded and sent the pole flying into the air and poking into his brain. We all learned a lot from Tr.Anna, and we all had a...( Read more )
In IPC we are investigating how we can use our brains effectively. We spent an afternoon in the role of teacher and learner, teaching a classmate and learning a new skill in return. We identified the qualities of a good learner and a good teacher.( Read more )
Last week we went to spend 4 days in Murchison National Park. We have seen a lot of animals and went through exciting moments. Lucky us the tse-tse flies left us in peace and warthogs didn't attack our tents!! We also learned about being responsible for ourselves -and impressed our teachers and neighbours. Teacher Laure( Read more )
Year 6 Ishasha started their IPC unit on Growing Up this week. Students were asked to put themselves in the role of junior doctors and try and name as many parts of the human body (external and internal) as they knew. They knew a lot! In another activity, groups of students were given a series of pictures of people at different ages and stages and were challenged to sort them into a...( Read more )
On Monday 13th February year 6 learned how to find the area of triangles. Now it might look easy but it was a bit challenging for some of us.To find the area of the triangle we needed to draw a triangle .Then draw a rectangle around the triangle with 4 right angles. After we had to colour the triangle in one colour and the spaces another colour. Next we had to cut of the triangle from the...( Read more )
In IPC we learnt about the history of Ugandan presidents. Teacher Eva told us about a tree that lived over 300 years, after we went outside to pick up its messages. We went around the school and found out about the history of Uganda, after we voted for a president we could choose out of strawberry, vanilla, chocolate (Rayan, Salome and Lies). The volunteers did a speech and the people...( Read more )
In year 6 we have been learning how to classify and sort out shapes. We were sorting out different types of shapes, writing intructions and describing the shapes. We were describing them by finding if they had right angles, if they were quadrillateral, if they were perpendicular, if they had parallel lines. We also sorted them out by finding out if they were regular or irregular shapes. We...( Read more )
On Tuesday 15 November 2016 we had Invention Convention. And we had to invent a durable bridge that could hold the most weight. We were first in the assembly hall with Tr.Hannah, Tr.Diane, Tr.Josephat and Tr.Eva planning for our invention. We were put into groups and were given tables to disscus our plans with our team mates. We next went to the library to plan more and the computer lab...( Read more )
On Monday 7th November 2016 year 6 Ishasha had a maths lesson about decimal currency and pounds. We had to count how much money there was in a cup, some cups had no pounds and some did. The cups had letters so we wouldn't do the same cup the same time but one of the students did. We had to add the numbers on the coin so we could get how much money each coin was worth. After that, we had to...( Read more )
Today is the first day of December! To celebrate the start of the month we all played board games in our french lessons. Like this we reused vocabulary learnt long ago and practice our conversation skills. We also learnt some games that were new to use and new words.( Read more )
In year 6, we are doing research about different life styles from the Egyptians to the minors of the 19th century. We are working together on French magazines and are learning how to extract information from non-fiction books, which can be a high challenge sometimes... Later on we will have to use our knowledge about sentences structures and verbs to share our finding with you all!( Read more )
A lot of changes this week due to class pictures, but we all did some! Year 6 got to choose their new project based on different past civilizations. Years 5 have been challenged by some serious tong twisters (and we have some beatbox skills in Ambrosoli)… In year 4, tr. Liz and her flamingo team rocked it all in the grammar competition! Year 3 are getting on learning poems -memorizing...( Read more )
In year 4 we had to build complex sentences with a connector. In those sentences we were asked to explain to people which kind to clothes to wear in specific seasons according to the weather. We all spoke about a different country.Come and get some tips for your next voyage! Some of us also worked on the different states of water!( Read more )
In year 4 we have been learning about weather and clothes. Here you can see some of us in the role play area, buying, trying on and discussing clothes with the sellers. We also played "guess who" to practice questions structures and accessories names (lunettes, chapeau ...). To finish this unit we are going to write sentences explaining which clothes you should wear in which season...( Read more )
In year 5, we begun a learning unit about our body. To start with, we learnt a song about body parts and listen to some dialogue with a doctor. Afterthat we had a go at expressing pain. In this unit we will also learn how to take appointments, explain what is wrong (like when we go to the sickbay) and why we can't play this or this sport.( Read more )
In year one we are learning about the months of the year. We had to follow a song and to jump in the air when we heard our birthday month in it. We also got pretty good at singing along!
The next activity was about drawing (or painting) about our favorite month in the year we could chose to use oil pastels, water paint, markers or color pencils. Have a look at our work in the...( Read more )
This week we’ve got to discover our new classroom! We decided which rules we are going to follow this year in French to learn. Some of us even looked at how our brain works!!!( Read more )
This week we are finishing our work on animals. This way we learned vocabulary about places on the planet, animals, their environments and food, we also worked on sentences’ structure.( Read more )
This week in year 5 we decided in which kind of situations we would like to be able to speak french. this is going to be our term 3 action plan! And everyone is going to enjoy it as we are making up role plays areas in link, and everyone will use them. We hope you will appreciate the first one: direction holidays! See you on board !!( Read more )
In Year One the children have been learning to debug simple instructions using a beebot. They showed great co-operation and team work working in small groups. They have improved in their ability to understand left and right.( Read more )
In Year One, the children have been learning about light and dark. They have been using the computers to learn more about nocturnal animals and find light sources. They have been working in pairs to make a power point showing various light sources.( Read more )
Year 2 Kidepo have been learning to take their own pictures and edit them. They used programs like Microsoft Picture Manager and PIXLR to edit photos. They had a chance to edit some of their own photos and teacher Mandy S. also had the children edit some photos she had taken with her camera.( Read more )
This Week In Computing, We learnt about the Code Caesar Cipher. We got into partners and we had lots of amazing fun. Everytime we cracked a code we got a house point. We had to first we figure out the code when they gave us a number. And then we had to start figuring out the code and the number. Tadg, Lies, Maya y5( Read more )
In lasts week lesson we blogged about any events or lessons coming up. Before that we had a look at the website and see how the teachers were blogging. Today I am blogging about our lessons in ICT while the other students blog about Maths. Before we put information of the internet, we have to consider whether it is appropriate and safe to put online. To put photos up, we must first get...( Read more )
Christmas Tree Fun - The children decorated their own Christmas tree. They learnt how to use the mouse to "drag" ornaments to the tree and "drop" them. The activity help them children learn the different parts of the mouse and how to click and drag using the left mouse button. It was fun!!( Read more )
Digital cameras are a common use of information technology beyond school, and an accessible way for children to create digital content. In this activity the children review photos online, practise using a digital camera, take photos to fit a given theme, edit their photos. In this case the unit was link to the year 2 IPC unit “The circus is coming to town” LEARNING EXPECTATIONS: Edit and...( Read more )
In early years and key stage one, we are winding up the term with gymnastics. Balancing beams, forward rolls and making different shapes with our body parts, it has been an exciting gymnastics unit. In Key Stage Two, we have begun our tag rugby unit where we are going to learn passing, dodging, scoring a try and good sportsmanship. Backstroke, diving and water safety have been the skills...( Read more )
PE
We have begun our new and exciting gymnastics unit for early years and key stage one. Early years are focusing on learning different movements going Under, Over & through while Key Stage one are focusing on Jumping, balancing and rolling. Swimming
Our Freestyle and backstroke technique is getting better and better. Now we are focusing on speed and endurance/stamina for...( Read more )
We have been working on learning and improving our freestyle arm movement technique. As we get better with freestyle this term, we shall also be learning the backstroke technique.( Read more )
We are wrapping up our basketball unit where children have learnt how to dribble, pass and shoot. In order to practice these chore skills in a game situation, we have started playing 3 Vs 3, 4 Vs 4 and 5 Vs 5 Basketball matches.( Read more )
Our students learning skills of batting and fielding in cricket and rounders.( Read more )
Ambrosoli – GEMS swimming gal was great fun for our swimmers as they had an opportunity to compete and make new friends.( Read more )
Congratulations to our U9 boys and U9 girls as well as the U11 boys who defeated KISU, and Aga Khan in this season’s ISSAK basketball finals that were held at ISU. Our players have had a great season of basketball and are truly deserving of this achievement. Well done to all the players.( Read more )
On Thursday we had our Super Sports day for the older children from Years 3-6. It rained in the morning so we had a tense day hoping for some better weather in the afternoon so that we could go ahead with the event... luckily, we were able to have a wonderful afternoon competing in events such as Sack Relay, Throw the Quoit, Obstacle Race and a Scoot Race. We had such a lot of fun!( Read more )
The children had a lot of fun competing in sports events for their team. We saw lots of resilient and cooperative behaviour as well as some big smiles! Events included a Sack Race, Boda Boda Race, Shoot a Hoop, Obstacle Course and a Hoop Relay! Well done everyone for taking part!( Read more )
The U11 girls team has been resilient throughout the season. They have improved a great deal in their ability to play as a team and the whole school is proud of their achievement. Well done Girls!( Read more )
In Recepetion class we have been learning the colours of the rainbow through song and on the boomwhackers.( Read more )
Reception Flame Tree class have been playing the xylophones and learning about pitched notes. They have been playing notes that move up and down in steps from low pitch to high.( Read more )
This week in Year 1 we have been listening to the sounds of all percussion instruments. We have been identifying the length of each instrumental sound and deciding who has the shortest sound and the longest. We then ordered them from shortest sound to longest and sat in a line.( Read more )
This week year 2 have been creating their own rhythmic word patterns. They used them in a game of Mr Wolf. Children asked "What's the time Mr Wolf?" He answered with "Time to get dressed", "Time to dance", and "Time to eat cake", and "Dinnertime". Children had to recognise and answer correctly the rhythmical pattern (of the words), when played on the instrument before they could step...( Read more )
Year 4 have been learning songs and adding actions to them. Here is just one that we have learnt. We'll soon have all 3 songs with lyrics, actions and lyrics and actions together. Click on the link to watch the video! https://youtu.be/GD4rhN0Z9Hs( Read more )
This week year 3 have been singing and learning some dance steps for a song. We enjoyed dancing together.( Read more )
This week year 3 have been singing and learning some dance steps for a song. We enjoyed dancing together.( Read more )
Music lessons have begun with much energy in singing and greeting in many languages.
We have imitated actions and sound on percussion instruments and used body percussion in our lessons this week.( Read more )
Last week we had a concert for all pupils who have been learning a musical instrument during this academic year. It was very enjoyable to hear pupils play their piece of music to their family. Some pupils have been learning for only 6 weeks and others for 3 or 4 years. Well done!( Read more )
Over the last month Year 5 have used images from star constellations to create their own compositions. They listened to other composer’s music and then selected their image and began creating their own compositions. Click on link to see video. https://youtu.be/9UgyYZi7dFU ...( Read more )
Our students are exhibiting their work at the Design Hub/Kampala in collaboration with Millerntor Gallry from Germany and Viva con Agua.( Read more )
Students in Year 6 imagined what type of creatures might have lived on earth before us and were never discovered. They learned how to express their ideas, emotions and observations in a painting developing their own unique artistic style.( Read more )
Year 4 has been working on sculptures made from recycled materials. Children made plans and came up with their own designs in various groups.( Read more )
Reception - Junk collages "My Family"( Read more )
In Year 2 students created self-portraits called "Me as an artist". they learned how to use a variety of materials to express their ideas and emotions.( Read more )
Children from Hands for Hope visited Ambrosoli during Uganda week and had the opportunity to join in an art lesson painting expressive pictures.( Read more )
Students in year 4 are learning how to make a sculpture out of recycled materials as part of their IPC unit.( Read more )
Students from Year 3 - Year 6 finalized their ideas for a design of a greeting card for Ambrosoli.The best designs are featured here and will be printed and sold as greeting cards.( Read more )
Students from Year 3 to Year 6 have been busy designing postacards for Ambrosoli expressing their ideas about Ambrosoli and wht the school means to them.( Read more )
Students from Year 3 - Year 6 have been busy designing postcards for Ambrosoli expressing their ideas about Ambrosoli and what the school means to them.( Read more )
In Year 2 the children spent a few days preparing for their Diwali celebration. On Thursday we hosted our celebration for our entry point “Let’s Celebrate.” The children brought in food, dressed in colorful clothes, and came up with their own games and activities. It was a very successful event!( Read more )
All of Ambrosoli took part in the World’s Largest Lesson on September 18th. This is a huge project that is organized by the IPC and schools all over the world took part in it. It was a very exciting day to see our school in Uganda also joining in. The idea behind the lesson is to target a few set global goals by 2030. Most of these goals have to do with ending world hunger and protecting...( Read more )
As the school finished up their “Brainwaves” unit there has been many exciting entry points happening to introduce the new IPC topics. Year 3 made bird boxes, Year 2 went on a nature walk searching for living creatures, and Year 6 dressed up and described what life will look like in the future. These creative ideas get children excited about learning their new IPC topics.( Read more )
In Year 2, for their exit point, the children re-opened their café from their entry point. The classes took turns serving each other in a buffet style restaurant. The food was a selection of traditional foods from their home countries. They enjoyed playing both the server and guest. It has been an exciting unit learning about nutrition and food.( Read more )
This week the Year 1’s had a very exciting exit point for ‘Hooray Let’s Go On Holiday.’ When asked, the children said their favourite part of holiday was the food. The children had the chance to dress up like little chiefs and make different traditional foods from around the world. Parent volunteer came in to cook with the little chiefs and teach them how to make the traditional recipe...( Read more )
It was a very successful week in Mile Post 1. In Year 1 for their entry point; ‘Hooray Let’s go on Holiday’ they set up their very own airport and the children had to wait in line to check in. They then presented their boarding passes. They boarded the plane, watched the safety video and took off. In Year 2 for their entry point; ‘We Are What we Eat’ they set up their very own café. They...( Read more )
It has been a very exciting week at Ambrosoli as many of the classes are finishing up their IPC units with their exit points. Year 1 hosted a party at night for “Seeing the Light.” There were different light shows happening and Teacher Jess even came to spin fire. Year 2 raised money for hands for hope by offering clown face painting for the whole school. They then took a trip to Ndere...( Read more )
Year 1 Jinja arranged a skype call with a class in Italy. Both classes had pre-arranged a set of questions to ask the other school. They asked questions such as: “Do you have any animals in your school, like a lion or a leopard? Do you have a swimming pool or PE room? What kind of foods do you eat? Or What kind of games do you play?” Some of the children even demonstrated what the...( Read more )
Year 2 has been learning about the circus. The children looked at various circus tents and discussed how they are easily put up and taken down. They also tested different materials to see which would be best to use for a circus tent. They even pitched a camping tent to see the material it was made of and what was used to help the tent stay up. Every member of the class was asked to bring...( Read more )
Year 4 is learning about Chocolate. This week the children used their 5 senses to describe cocoa seeds. There were a lot of bitter faces when tasting the seeds. Both classes will conduct an experiment to see if they can ferment the seeds and make their own chocolate. In teacher Louise’s class they combined the ‘Chocolate unit’ into their maths lesson. The children used their skills to...( Read more )
Sunflower class have been working hard all term to learn how to recognize their names! Learning to read certain letters and to recognize familiar words is one of the first stages of reading. Well done Team Sunflowers!( Read more )
A huge part of early learning is about making friends and becoming sociable. Sunflower class throughout the term have been working towards Independence, confidence and making friends.( Read more )
Children in Sunflower class had a great time on Halloween day. The costumes were great and the decorating of the cookies and making of spider webs among other activities added to the fun. We even had some children come to our class from primary classes!( Read more )
Children in Sunflower class had a great open morning. We had so much construction work to do, lots of baby wash and care as well as exploring the natural habitat of ice for polar bears, penguins and pandas.( Read more )
This week children in Sunflower class have had an opportunity to learn about and celebrate the Indian festival of Diwali. The children watched a short movie clip of what Diwali is; which is about good winning over evil. The children shared their thoughts about what they think is good behavior and what they see as bad behavior. The children also had an opportunity to colour in their own...( Read more )
Did you know that board games are a great way to enhance your thinking skills, brain development and problem solving skills? The children have enjoyed some great new games and have been busy using their memory and capacity thinking. It was lots of fun!( Read more )
We made lovely animal masks. We used them to become different wild animals in the role play corner.
It was really helpful too because Teacher Emma was able to use them for assessment to see our fine motor skill and control.( Read more )
We enjoyed looking at books that told us about the world, where people live and how people live. We enjoyed discussing the different places and the unique qualities of the different continents. We looked at atlases, books from different cultures and about different religions!( Read more )
The Characteristics of effective learning are a key element in the early year's foundation stage and in Sunflower class. They detail the ways in which children should be learning from their environment, experiences and activities. Children up to the age of five should all be displaying the characteristics of effective learning every day. The Characteristics of effective learning are...( Read more )
Sunflower class have had a wonderful first few weeks in school. Our youngest children have enjoyed learning through play, settling into routine and developing their identity at Ambrosoli!( Read more )
This week we have been developing our fine motor skills through the manipulation of the scissors. The children had to negotiate their scissors around the outside of a guitar as well as around the legs of the octopus to ensure both the guitar and the octopus stayed in one piece.( Read more )
This week in Reception we have been looking at length. We’ve had lots of fun measuring different things around the classroom using small rulers, metre rulers, tape measures and even a truncheon wheel. We’ve compared the length of different things in the classroom (including our teachers!), we’ve played a game to see who can make the longest chain in 3 minutes and some of us have even been...( Read more )
Halloween happened to fall on Tuesday this week. Some of us dressed up in a variety of costumes and played a range of games. We played games that developed the children’s gross and fine motor skills, spatial and sensory awareness, and their creativity. The games included; Pinning the nose on the pumpkin, Picking the Pumpkin from the Pumpkin Patch - where the children stuck their hands in...( Read more )
This week we were very lucky to have 3 special visitors in Reception – Mahira, Brayden and Reann’s mums who came in to tell us about Diwali. We learnt that Diwali is the festival of lights and that it is celebrated by both the Hindu and Sikh communities but for different reasons. After learning why we celebrate Diwali, we worked in groups to decorate some lovely rangoli patterns (you’re...( Read more )
I like eggs. Simba
I love the Ugandan flag. Ava
The animals. Morris
I love a cheetah and a leopard and bread and butter. Elijah
I like the Uganda flag and Uganda colours. Junin
I like the crested crane. Grace
I love the colours of the crane. Ellen
I love the whole flag of Uganda, the colours and the crested crane and the circle which keeps...( Read more )
This week in Reception we’ve been having lots of fun with 2D shapes. We’ve played lots of shape games, been on a ‘shape hunt’ to find different shapes around the school, made shape collages and made shapes from playdough. Learning shapes is fun!( Read more )
This week in Reception we started our Jolly Phonics program. The children learnt the sounds ‘s’ and ‘a’ through a song and story. They practiced the sounds by saying them to each other, writing them on whiteboards and in sand, and they used paint to make ssss snakes and aaa ants.( Read more )
In Early Years every Friday is Free-Flow Friday! This means the children and teachers get to move around and have fun in all the Early Years classrooms and play areas. We can also make friends and play with the Sunflower children. This week some of the activities the Reception children enjoyed were using the computers in Sunflowers, playing in the different role play areas, being creative...( Read more )
What a great start to reception the children have had. We have been making train stations, painting with different techniques and finding things that are magnetic around the school. But most importantly we have been making new friends!( Read more )
The children learnt about pyramids. We talked about where pyramids are found and some children mentioned the Great pyramid of Giza. We then took a look into the Ancient Egyptians way of life and how the Pyramids where built. The children developed some intriguing questions.
Lucille – What type of houses did they live in?
Floor – What type of food did they eat?
Jonathan...( Read more )
Fun Day in year 1( Read more )
In Yr. 1 Rwenzori we are learning about how we use our brain in different ways.
Here we are using cards and different objects and matching them with the correct number words.....( Read more )
On Monday the whole school participated in the world wide initiative celebrating the ‘World’s Largest Lesson’. We combined the children in Year One and initially discussed the weeks learning goal about ‘COOPERATION’. The children thought about why this is a goal for everyone around the world to work on. They understood that without cooperation, conflicts and fights occur and then possibly...( Read more )
We had lots of fun exploring new sounds and forming them using water paint and named different things using those sounds( Read more )
We finished the IPC unit on ‘Brainwaves’ by completing an obstacle course. The children have enjoyed thinking about how our brain helps us and how messages are sent to other parts of the body from their brain. They have begun to realise how important their brain is and that it must be protected when doing dangerous activities like riding a bicycle. The children even talked about how water...( Read more )
Our Entry Point for ‘Hoorah… Let’s go on Holiday!’ was thoroughly enjoyed by both children and teachers. The children went to an imaginary holiday island. First they had to go through customs and then fly on an aeroplane to Fiji. They collected the passports that they made last week when they arrived at the airport. The customs department waslocated in 1R. The children got their passports...( Read more )
Year One Jinja did a great assembly all about the personal learning goal cooperation. They reenacted the story of ‘The Enormous Turnip’. The children enjoyed the performance and it enabled them to understand more about working together to get things done. They enjoyed the songs that they learnt for the performance and could be heard singing them enthusiastically throughout the week.( Read more )
We enjoyed having a cute Bunny, Tinkerbell and Paddington visit our class. We had lots of Why When, How, Where, Who and Which questions asked and very good answers in response!( Read more )
We enjoyed having a cute Bunny, Tinkerbelle and Paddington visit our class. We had lots of Why When, How, Where, Who and Which questions asked and very good answers in response!( Read more )
The children have come back to school with fantastic enthusiasm. They have shown us how well they can read, count and play together. We have been learning about our ‘brain’ and used this to try out new activities and ‘have-a-go’!( Read more )
In Year 2 this week the children have been designing and creating bird feeders during their IPC unit “Live and Let Live”. The children used recycled materials to make their feeders and will take them home to hang in their gardens. We also discussed other needs of living things and ways in which we could help them in our gardens.( Read more )
In year 2 we started a new IPC topic this week; Live and Let Live. Our entry point to the unit was a trip to Royal Suites gardens where we looked for living things. We found all sorts of bugs, frogs, birds and plants. The children enjoyed the afternoon despite getting stuck in the rain! The children have been working hard on their numbers this week, with the help of Charlie Crocodile,...( Read more )
It has been a very exciting week of learning in year 2. In IPC the children cooperated and communicated in their groups to design their very own obstacle course. Each group explained their challenge to the rest of the class who then had the opportunity to try it out. In English we finished up “The Gingerbreadman” by making our own gingerbread man and describing them. We then read “The...( Read more )
We have had a very exiting first week in Year 2. The children have been practicing their numbers through singing songs, painting and writing them in the sand. The children also used their senses to describe the meaning of peace. In IPC we started our new brainwave topic and the children became scientists for the afternoon and tried out different activities in the “science lab.” We...( Read more )
This week we did a big research. In small groups the children had to come up with a research topic, create a question plus three or four categories. Then they went around the school, asking teachers and students and recording the answers in tallies. The next day they made big charts and recorded their data in. At the end of the week they described the charts to their classmates using newly...( Read more )
Year 2 has been learning all about food and healthy eating. The children got to make their own pizza boxes with a logo and name. They then went to Caffe Roma to make their own pizza’s. The children made sure to include all the food groups on their pizza for a balanced lunch. Lastly they got to sit down and enjoy their pizza’s together. It was a great day!( Read more )
This week we started a new IPC unit of inquiry called ‘It’s Shocking’! The children will be learning all about electricity and how to make circuits. For our entry point the children were asked to bring in a toy from home that used electricity. They explained what they knew about electricity, whether their toy used batteries or mains electricity and what the electricity allowed their toy to...( Read more )
This week we learned about statistics. From taking tallies, we moved onto pictograms and bar graphs. At the end, we did our own ‘What is your favorite’ research when we the children learned how to transfer tallies into a par graph. Everyone came up with a different question, added three categories and then asked each classmate what their preference is. This week’s math was truly enjoyable...( Read more )
This week in maths we have been learning about fractions. At the end of the week we made pancakes. The children were then given some whole pancakes and pieces of a cut up pancake. They worked together in their groups to say and write the fractions of their pancakes. They also shared their pieces into equal groups. Then they got to enjoy eating them.( Read more )
In IPC we have been learning about the different food groups. We also planted our own bean plants and drew and labeled the parts of a plant. The children learned that most food starts off as a seed. We cut open different fruits and vegetables to look at the seeds inside. The children then went from table to table to describe the different seeds. The children were very excited to have a...( Read more )
Year 3 Assembly( Read more )
For open morning, we all went outside and showed our parents what we have been learning in maths. We had an awesome time using our bodies to tell the time.( Read more )
Everyweek, at Ambrosoli, we get some time in the library. Not only do we get to take some books out for a week, but we also do some reading ourselves and hear some wonderful stories. Gabriele's mum, Rachel, came in to tell us a Ugandan story - and she wore such a pretty dress, too!( Read more )
In Year 3, we love maths - especially when the teacher lets us play games! We have lots of fun when we are learning. This week was all about place value, we used dice, cards, whiteboards, leaves, rocks... and many other things. Take a look at these awesome photos of some of it.( Read more )
In 3B we had a very fun lunchtime on Halloween. The children dressed up in some amazing costumes, and then we had a Mystery Box of Horrors with some really yucky things inside. We also had the story "Room on the Broom" on DVD, and we loved the blow up haunted pumpkin. Thank you very much to our beloved CPR, Sienna's Mum, for bringing all of this in. We had a spook-tastular time!( Read more )
We have had another busy and active week of learning. It was wonderful to have a number of grandparents visit our class and speak to the children about their experiences growing up in their home countries. Thank you to Max's grandparents, Amelia’s grandparents and Anne’s grandmother who visited us! It was fascinating learning what it was like growing up in The Netherlands, Uganda and...( Read more )
One of our favourite weeks of the year where there were loads of specials activities to celebrate Ugandan culture. The week started with a special line up where we danced and then saw the procession of the Kings, Queens and Princesses of Uganda. It was fun seeing Tr Sara, Tr Lorraine, Tr Julius and Tr Gopa all dressed in Ugandan clothes! We dressed in the colours of the Ugandan flag, red,...( Read more )
This week, Year 3, went on a trip to Mabira Forest. We learned all about some amazing animals and plants and we all got to see some really fun red-tailed monkeys and some rare grey cheeked mangabeys. Then, we built a shelter in the forest using only forest materials. It was lots of fun!( Read more )
There was a lot of excitement in Year 3 this week as the children were introduced to their new IPC unit, The Nature of Life. They were given pre-cut pieces of wood, a hammer and nails and had to listen to directions and then make bird-boxes with their teams. This entry point aptly followed our Personal learning goal of Cooperation as we saw the children cooperating and working together.( Read more )
This week we have been enjoying being KS2 students and learning to take more responsibility for our own learning. In English we have been writing acrostic poems on a variety of topics and sharing them with our classmates.
We have been following the personal learning goal of Communication and learning to listen to our friends and be a respectful audience. In Maths we are learning our...( Read more )
This was quite a busy week for Yr. 4! In math, we learned how to tell time, find the elapsed time, and reviewed geometrical shapes. In IPC, we painted our own vision of a volcano. We also typed our non-chronological reports on Mt. Vesuvius, on the computer. What a week!( Read more )
It's been a fab week in Y4 with lots of hands on learning! We've been learning about the properties of shape in Maths and IPC. The children have enjoyed learning about natural disasters and doing some independent research on what they are interested in.( Read more )
This week in Yr. 4, we edited our friendly letter to our parents about our Hairy Lemon field trip adventures. We also engaged in a staged earthquake 'Search and Rescue,' where we had rescue teams, First Aid, parent/student counseling teams to tend to the 'victims,' students, and parents. We realized how important it is to have a safety procedure plan in the event that a natural disaster...( Read more )
Y4 went on a fantastic trip to Hairy Lemon Island. We had an absolutely amazing learning experience through planned activities and science experiments. The children developed their cooperation skills and became more independent and resilient. Here are a few of the hundreds of pictures we took!( Read more )
In 4 Sipi this week, we finished our Brainwaves unit by teaching each other a skill. It was trickier than we thought!
'Material World' is our new unit, so we dismantled some old electronic equipment to discover what was inside. Cool!!!( Read more )
This week in Yr. 4, we cooperated with our peers as we solved addition and subtraction word problems. We also discussed how to maintain a healthy brain through exercise, proper rest, diet, and doing things that make us happy, such as dancing!( Read more )
It's been a fun few weeks in 4 Sipi. We have been learning about learning by cooperative tasks, drama and with the help of some adult volunteers who have shared learning challenges and strategies to overcome them. The Brainwaves IPC unit is a great way to start of the year!( Read more )
Yr. 4 kicked off the week with Brainwaves for IPC, where students thought about and shared the different ways they learn new things best. We realize that everyone comes with different learning styles, but that we can all still achieve the same goals.( Read more )
This week, 4 Sipi finished of their poetry unit with a super-cool cafe. We invited our parents to listen to the poems we had composed, while they relaxed with a coffee and a biscuit. We wrote our poems about nature, and wrote some in our mother-tongues. The session was finished with some funny limericks about people in our families ;-)( Read more )
This week in IPC, Y4 Sipi has been exploring the Sun, Earth and Moon. We have been investiagting day and night and learning about the phases of the moon. We have discovered that materials can be transparent, translucent and opaque. We will research this further next week.( Read more )
On November 20th 2017 me and my class were learnig a new IPC topic on bones. It was an incredible experience for all of us, did you know that we all have over 200 bones in our body? Yes over 200 and over 100 muscles! Then we got to become docters my partner was Timothy and I learnt that my arm can only move 90 degrees. Sincerly, Kisakye( Read more )
When the kids arrived at school the set of straight away to Gems, in suspense on what they where going to make. In the van the kids were discussing about the invention and to the looks of their faces they were very nervous. When they arrived at Gems they were told that they were to build a catapult and with no hesitation they set off to research. Amanda and Alyfia had a great idea to build...( Read more )
On Tuesday 24th October we carried all our tents to the football field. Do you want to know why ? We are going on a trip to Ngamba Island. Both Classes were split into 8 groups and each group got a tent to put up. Most of us put up our tents but some of the tents had problems like : Missing poles, Broken poles, and No raincover. At first we had a lot of trouble but after a while everybody...( Read more )
On Tuesday we came to school and when we sat on the carpet ,Tr.Jess put some mysterious yellow and blue stickers on our shirts. Then she said "Blue stickers sit on the chairs!" Sadly I had a yellow sticker. Just then when I was thinking hard I understood! The yellow stickers were the blacks and the blue was the whites!! Then we started learning like normal just yellows sitting on the...( Read more )
Maths this week has been really fun; we have been using addition to solve subtraction.So Tr Jess printed maths questions already solved. Some were right and some were wrong. We dont know if she did it on purpose or she was being silly? It was really easy for some people and kind of hard for some people so we worked together to make sure everyone could do it. We also used mental maths to...( Read more )
We have been learning all about WW2 in lots of different ways. We made gas masks and boxes this week and had to carry them around all day on Friday. This was a challenge since we have lots of different lessons on a Friday! We had several 'gas attack drills' and had to put on our masks but carry on like normal while we wore them. We also had a special guest in school. Peter (Tr Shona's...( Read more )
Today in their computing lesson the students of Year Five had to carry out research into a diverse group of people from
all around the world. These included Wangari Maathai and Thomas Edison. The students then had to create a two page
PowerPoint about this person. The first page detailed key events in their life and what they did that makes them great,
bold and brave...( Read more )
On Tuesday 12 September we had our entry point for our new IPC topic The Great, Bold and Brave. Both of our classes dressed up as famous people from around the world. We made PowerPoints and speeches to present to our classes.Then we introduced ourselves to each other by shaking hands and saying who we are and why we are famous. It was so much fun getting to know each other and what they...( Read more )
This week we learned lots from each other in our exit point for Brainwaves. We learned all sorts! Basketball, football, origami, drawing, languages, handwriting, poi, and more!( Read more )
We have been practising working with huge numbers in Year 5. We can read them, write them and put them in order. Perfect for spending all our shillings on expensive new things!( Read more )
We had great fun on Thursday as 'future humans' launching our new IPC topic 'Out of Africa', which looks at how life on Earth has adapted, evolved and diversified over time. The students were very imaginative with their costumes and were creative with their predictions of how we would evolve in the distant future.( Read more )
On Wednesday, Alessandro's mum came in to share about the brain. We learned that the discovery of brain science and medications were started by a man named Gage.This happened when he was packing gun powder into a rock using a pole. Unexpectedly, the gun powder exploded and sent the pole flying into the air and poking into his brain. We all learned a lot from Tr.Anna, and we all had a...( Read more )
In IPC we are investigating how we can use our brains effectively. We spent an afternoon in the role of teacher and learner, teaching a classmate and learning a new skill in return. We identified the qualities of a good learner and a good teacher.( Read more )
Last week we went to spend 4 days in Murchison National Park. We have seen a lot of animals and went through exciting moments. Lucky us the tse-tse flies left us in peace and warthogs didn't attack our tents!! We also learned about being responsible for ourselves -and impressed our teachers and neighbours. Teacher Laure( Read more )
Year 6 Ishasha started their IPC unit on Growing Up this week. Students were asked to put themselves in the role of junior doctors and try and name as many parts of the human body (external and internal) as they knew. They knew a lot! In another activity, groups of students were given a series of pictures of people at different ages and stages and were challenged to sort them into a...( Read more )
On Monday 13th February year 6 learned how to find the area of triangles. Now it might look easy but it was a bit challenging for some of us.To find the area of the triangle we needed to draw a triangle .Then draw a rectangle around the triangle with 4 right angles. After we had to colour the triangle in one colour and the spaces another colour. Next we had to cut of the triangle from the...( Read more )
In IPC we learnt about the history of Ugandan presidents. Teacher Eva told us about a tree that lived over 300 years, after we went outside to pick up its messages. We went around the school and found out about the history of Uganda, after we voted for a president we could choose out of strawberry, vanilla, chocolate (Rayan, Salome and Lies). The volunteers did a speech and the people...( Read more )
In year 6 we have been learning how to classify and sort out shapes. We were sorting out different types of shapes, writing intructions and describing the shapes. We were describing them by finding if they had right angles, if they were quadrillateral, if they were perpendicular, if they had parallel lines. We also sorted them out by finding out if they were regular or irregular shapes. We...( Read more )
On Tuesday 15 November 2016 we had Invention Convention. And we had to invent a durable bridge that could hold the most weight. We were first in the assembly hall with Tr.Hannah, Tr.Diane, Tr.Josephat and Tr.Eva planning for our invention. We were put into groups and were given tables to disscus our plans with our team mates. We next went to the library to plan more and the computer lab...( Read more )
On Monday 7th November 2016 year 6 Ishasha had a maths lesson about decimal currency and pounds. We had to count how much money there was in a cup, some cups had no pounds and some did. The cups had letters so we wouldn't do the same cup the same time but one of the students did. We had to add the numbers on the coin so we could get how much money each coin was worth. After that, we had to...( Read more )
Today is the first day of December! To celebrate the start of the month we all played board games in our french lessons. Like this we reused vocabulary learnt long ago and practice our conversation skills. We also learnt some games that were new to use and new words.( Read more )
In year 6, we are doing research about different life styles from the Egyptians to the minors of the 19th century. We are working together on French magazines and are learning how to extract information from non-fiction books, which can be a high challenge sometimes... Later on we will have to use our knowledge about sentences structures and verbs to share our finding with you all!( Read more )
A lot of changes this week due to class pictures, but we all did some! Year 6 got to choose their new project based on different past civilizations. Years 5 have been challenged by some serious tong twisters (and we have some beatbox skills in Ambrosoli)… In year 4, tr. Liz and her flamingo team rocked it all in the grammar competition! Year 3 are getting on learning poems -memorizing...( Read more )
In year 4 we had to build complex sentences with a connector. In those sentences we were asked to explain to people which kind to clothes to wear in specific seasons according to the weather. We all spoke about a different country.Come and get some tips for your next voyage! Some of us also worked on the different states of water!( Read more )
In year 4 we have been learning about weather and clothes. Here you can see some of us in the role play area, buying, trying on and discussing clothes with the sellers. We also played "guess who" to practice questions structures and accessories names (lunettes, chapeau ...). To finish this unit we are going to write sentences explaining which clothes you should wear in which season...( Read more )
In year 5, we begun a learning unit about our body. To start with, we learnt a song about body parts and listen to some dialogue with a doctor. Afterthat we had a go at expressing pain. In this unit we will also learn how to take appointments, explain what is wrong (like when we go to the sickbay) and why we can't play this or this sport.( Read more )
In year one we are learning about the months of the year. We had to follow a song and to jump in the air when we heard our birthday month in it. We also got pretty good at singing along!
The next activity was about drawing (or painting) about our favorite month in the year we could chose to use oil pastels, water paint, markers or color pencils. Have a look at our work in the...( Read more )
This week we’ve got to discover our new classroom! We decided which rules we are going to follow this year in French to learn. Some of us even looked at how our brain works!!!( Read more )
This week we are finishing our work on animals. This way we learned vocabulary about places on the planet, animals, their environments and food, we also worked on sentences’ structure.( Read more )
This week in year 5 we decided in which kind of situations we would like to be able to speak french. this is going to be our term 3 action plan! And everyone is going to enjoy it as we are making up role plays areas in link, and everyone will use them. We hope you will appreciate the first one: direction holidays! See you on board !!( Read more )
In Year One the children have been learning to debug simple instructions using a beebot. They showed great co-operation and team work working in small groups. They have improved in their ability to understand left and right.( Read more )
In Year One, the children have been learning about light and dark. They have been using the computers to learn more about nocturnal animals and find light sources. They have been working in pairs to make a power point showing various light sources.( Read more )
Year 2 Kidepo have been learning to take their own pictures and edit them. They used programs like Microsoft Picture Manager and PIXLR to edit photos. They had a chance to edit some of their own photos and teacher Mandy S. also had the children edit some photos she had taken with her camera.( Read more )
This Week In Computing, We learnt about the Code Caesar Cipher. We got into partners and we had lots of amazing fun. Everytime we cracked a code we got a house point. We had to first we figure out the code when they gave us a number. And then we had to start figuring out the code and the number. Tadg, Lies, Maya y5( Read more )
In lasts week lesson we blogged about any events or lessons coming up. Before that we had a look at the website and see how the teachers were blogging. Today I am blogging about our lessons in ICT while the other students blog about Maths. Before we put information of the internet, we have to consider whether it is appropriate and safe to put online. To put photos up, we must first get...( Read more )
Christmas Tree Fun - The children decorated their own Christmas tree. They learnt how to use the mouse to "drag" ornaments to the tree and "drop" them. The activity help them children learn the different parts of the mouse and how to click and drag using the left mouse button. It was fun!!( Read more )
Digital cameras are a common use of information technology beyond school, and an accessible way for children to create digital content. In this activity the children review photos online, practise using a digital camera, take photos to fit a given theme, edit their photos. In this case the unit was link to the year 2 IPC unit “The circus is coming to town” LEARNING EXPECTATIONS: Edit and...( Read more )
In early years and key stage one, we are winding up the term with gymnastics. Balancing beams, forward rolls and making different shapes with our body parts, it has been an exciting gymnastics unit. In Key Stage Two, we have begun our tag rugby unit where we are going to learn passing, dodging, scoring a try and good sportsmanship. Backstroke, diving and water safety have been the skills...( Read more )
PE
We have begun our new and exciting gymnastics unit for early years and key stage one. Early years are focusing on learning different movements going Under, Over & through while Key Stage one are focusing on Jumping, balancing and rolling. Swimming
Our Freestyle and backstroke technique is getting better and better. Now we are focusing on speed and endurance/stamina for...( Read more )
We have been working on learning and improving our freestyle arm movement technique. As we get better with freestyle this term, we shall also be learning the backstroke technique.( Read more )
We are wrapping up our basketball unit where children have learnt how to dribble, pass and shoot. In order to practice these chore skills in a game situation, we have started playing 3 Vs 3, 4 Vs 4 and 5 Vs 5 Basketball matches.( Read more )
Our students learning skills of batting and fielding in cricket and rounders.( Read more )
Ambrosoli – GEMS swimming gal was great fun for our swimmers as they had an opportunity to compete and make new friends.( Read more )
Congratulations to our U9 boys and U9 girls as well as the U11 boys who defeated KISU, and Aga Khan in this season’s ISSAK basketball finals that were held at ISU. Our players have had a great season of basketball and are truly deserving of this achievement. Well done to all the players.( Read more )
On Thursday we had our Super Sports day for the older children from Years 3-6. It rained in the morning so we had a tense day hoping for some better weather in the afternoon so that we could go ahead with the event... luckily, we were able to have a wonderful afternoon competing in events such as Sack Relay, Throw the Quoit, Obstacle Race and a Scoot Race. We had such a lot of fun!( Read more )
The children had a lot of fun competing in sports events for their team. We saw lots of resilient and cooperative behaviour as well as some big smiles! Events included a Sack Race, Boda Boda Race, Shoot a Hoop, Obstacle Course and a Hoop Relay! Well done everyone for taking part!( Read more )
The U11 girls team has been resilient throughout the season. They have improved a great deal in their ability to play as a team and the whole school is proud of their achievement. Well done Girls!( Read more )
In Recepetion class we have been learning the colours of the rainbow through song and on the boomwhackers.( Read more )
Reception Flame Tree class have been playing the xylophones and learning about pitched notes. They have been playing notes that move up and down in steps from low pitch to high.( Read more )
This week in Year 1 we have been listening to the sounds of all percussion instruments. We have been identifying the length of each instrumental sound and deciding who has the shortest sound and the longest. We then ordered them from shortest sound to longest and sat in a line.( Read more )
This week year 2 have been creating their own rhythmic word patterns. They used them in a game of Mr Wolf. Children asked "What's the time Mr Wolf?" He answered with "Time to get dressed", "Time to dance", and "Time to eat cake", and "Dinnertime". Children had to recognise and answer correctly the rhythmical pattern (of the words), when played on the instrument before they could step...( Read more )
Year 4 have been learning songs and adding actions to them. Here is just one that we have learnt. We'll soon have all 3 songs with lyrics, actions and lyrics and actions together. Click on the link to watch the video! https://youtu.be/GD4rhN0Z9Hs( Read more )
This week year 3 have been singing and learning some dance steps for a song. We enjoyed dancing together.( Read more )
This week year 3 have been singing and learning some dance steps for a song. We enjoyed dancing together.( Read more )
Music lessons have begun with much energy in singing and greeting in many languages.
We have imitated actions and sound on percussion instruments and used body percussion in our lessons this week.( Read more )
Last week we had a concert for all pupils who have been learning a musical instrument during this academic year. It was very enjoyable to hear pupils play their piece of music to their family. Some pupils have been learning for only 6 weeks and others for 3 or 4 years. Well done!( Read more )
Over the last month Year 5 have used images from star constellations to create their own compositions. They listened to other composer’s music and then selected their image and began creating their own compositions. Click on link to see video. https://youtu.be/9UgyYZi7dFU ...( Read more )
Our students are exhibiting their work at the Design Hub/Kampala in collaboration with Millerntor Gallry from Germany and Viva con Agua.( Read more )
Students in Year 6 imagined what type of creatures might have lived on earth before us and were never discovered. They learned how to express their ideas, emotions and observations in a painting developing their own unique artistic style.( Read more )
Year 4 has been working on sculptures made from recycled materials. Children made plans and came up with their own designs in various groups.( Read more )
Reception - Junk collages "My Family"( Read more )
In Year 2 students created self-portraits called "Me as an artist". they learned how to use a variety of materials to express their ideas and emotions.( Read more )
Children from Hands for Hope visited Ambrosoli during Uganda week and had the opportunity to join in an art lesson painting expressive pictures.( Read more )
Students in year 4 are learning how to make a sculpture out of recycled materials as part of their IPC unit.( Read more )
Students from Year 3 - Year 6 finalized their ideas for a design of a greeting card for Ambrosoli.The best designs are featured here and will be printed and sold as greeting cards.( Read more )
Students from Year 3 to Year 6 have been busy designing postacards for Ambrosoli expressing their ideas about Ambrosoli and wht the school means to them.( Read more )
Students from Year 3 - Year 6 have been busy designing postcards for Ambrosoli expressing their ideas about Ambrosoli and what the school means to them.( Read more )
In Year 2 the children spent a few days preparing for their Diwali celebration. On Thursday we hosted our celebration for our entry point “Let’s Celebrate.” The children brought in food, dressed in colorful clothes, and came up with their own games and activities. It was a very successful event!( Read more )
All of Ambrosoli took part in the World’s Largest Lesson on September 18th. This is a huge project that is organized by the IPC and schools all over the world took part in it. It was a very exciting day to see our school in Uganda also joining in. The idea behind the lesson is to target a few set global goals by 2030. Most of these goals have to do with ending world hunger and protecting...( Read more )
As the school finished up their “Brainwaves” unit there has been many exciting entry points happening to introduce the new IPC topics. Year 3 made bird boxes, Year 2 went on a nature walk searching for living creatures, and Year 6 dressed up and described what life will look like in the future. These creative ideas get children excited about learning their new IPC topics.( Read more )
In Year 2, for their exit point, the children re-opened their café from their entry point. The classes took turns serving each other in a buffet style restaurant. The food was a selection of traditional foods from their home countries. They enjoyed playing both the server and guest. It has been an exciting unit learning about nutrition and food.( Read more )
This week the Year 1’s had a very exciting exit point for ‘Hooray Let’s Go On Holiday.’ When asked, the children said their favourite part of holiday was the food. The children had the chance to dress up like little chiefs and make different traditional foods from around the world. Parent volunteer came in to cook with the little chiefs and teach them how to make the traditional recipe...( Read more )
It was a very successful week in Mile Post 1. In Year 1 for their entry point; ‘Hooray Let’s go on Holiday’ they set up their very own airport and the children had to wait in line to check in. They then presented their boarding passes. They boarded the plane, watched the safety video and took off. In Year 2 for their entry point; ‘We Are What we Eat’ they set up their very own café. They...( Read more )
It has been a very exciting week at Ambrosoli as many of the classes are finishing up their IPC units with their exit points. Year 1 hosted a party at night for “Seeing the Light.” There were different light shows happening and Teacher Jess even came to spin fire. Year 2 raised money for hands for hope by offering clown face painting for the whole school. They then took a trip to Ndere...( Read more )
Year 1 Jinja arranged a skype call with a class in Italy. Both classes had pre-arranged a set of questions to ask the other school. They asked questions such as: “Do you have any animals in your school, like a lion or a leopard? Do you have a swimming pool or PE room? What kind of foods do you eat? Or What kind of games do you play?” Some of the children even demonstrated what the...( Read more )
Year 2 has been learning about the circus. The children looked at various circus tents and discussed how they are easily put up and taken down. They also tested different materials to see which would be best to use for a circus tent. They even pitched a camping tent to see the material it was made of and what was used to help the tent stay up. Every member of the class was asked to bring...( Read more )
Year 4 is learning about Chocolate. This week the children used their 5 senses to describe cocoa seeds. There were a lot of bitter faces when tasting the seeds. Both classes will conduct an experiment to see if they can ferment the seeds and make their own chocolate. In teacher Louise’s class they combined the ‘Chocolate unit’ into their maths lesson. The children used their skills to...( Read more )
Sunflower class have been working hard all term to learn how to recognize their names! Learning to read certain letters and to recognize familiar words is one of the first stages of reading. Well done Team Sunflowers!( Read more )
A huge part of early learning is about making friends and becoming sociable. Sunflower class throughout the term have been working towards Independence, confidence and making friends.( Read more )
Children in Sunflower class had a great time on Halloween day. The costumes were great and the decorating of the cookies and making of spider webs among other activities added to the fun. We even had some children come to our class from primary classes!( Read more )
Children in Sunflower class had a great open morning. We had so much construction work to do, lots of baby wash and care as well as exploring the natural habitat of ice for polar bears, penguins and pandas.( Read more )
This week children in Sunflower class have had an opportunity to learn about and celebrate the Indian festival of Diwali. The children watched a short movie clip of what Diwali is; which is about good winning over evil. The children shared their thoughts about what they think is good behavior and what they see as bad behavior. The children also had an opportunity to colour in their own...( Read more )
Did you know that board games are a great way to enhance your thinking skills, brain development and problem solving skills? The children have enjoyed some great new games and have been busy using their memory and capacity thinking. It was lots of fun!( Read more )
We made lovely animal masks. We used them to become different wild animals in the role play corner.
It was really helpful too because Teacher Emma was able to use them for assessment to see our fine motor skill and control.( Read more )
We enjoyed looking at books that told us about the world, where people live and how people live. We enjoyed discussing the different places and the unique qualities of the different continents. We looked at atlases, books from different cultures and about different religions!( Read more )
The Characteristics of effective learning are a key element in the early year's foundation stage and in Sunflower class. They detail the ways in which children should be learning from their environment, experiences and activities. Children up to the age of five should all be displaying the characteristics of effective learning every day. The Characteristics of effective learning are...( Read more )
Sunflower class have had a wonderful first few weeks in school. Our youngest children have enjoyed learning through play, settling into routine and developing their identity at Ambrosoli!( Read more )
This week we have been developing our fine motor skills through the manipulation of the scissors. The children had to negotiate their scissors around the outside of a guitar as well as around the legs of the octopus to ensure both the guitar and the octopus stayed in one piece.( Read more )
This week in Reception we have been looking at length. We’ve had lots of fun measuring different things around the classroom using small rulers, metre rulers, tape measures and even a truncheon wheel. We’ve compared the length of different things in the classroom (including our teachers!), we’ve played a game to see who can make the longest chain in 3 minutes and some of us have even been...( Read more )
Halloween happened to fall on Tuesday this week. Some of us dressed up in a variety of costumes and played a range of games. We played games that developed the children’s gross and fine motor skills, spatial and sensory awareness, and their creativity. The games included; Pinning the nose on the pumpkin, Picking the Pumpkin from the Pumpkin Patch - where the children stuck their hands in...( Read more )
This week we were very lucky to have 3 special visitors in Reception – Mahira, Brayden and Reann’s mums who came in to tell us about Diwali. We learnt that Diwali is the festival of lights and that it is celebrated by both the Hindu and Sikh communities but for different reasons. After learning why we celebrate Diwali, we worked in groups to decorate some lovely rangoli patterns (you’re...( Read more )
I like eggs. Simba
I love the Ugandan flag. Ava
The animals. Morris
I love a cheetah and a leopard and bread and butter. Elijah
I like the Uganda flag and Uganda colours. Junin
I like the crested crane. Grace
I love the colours of the crane. Ellen
I love the whole flag of Uganda, the colours and the crested crane and the circle which keeps...( Read more )
This week in Reception we’ve been having lots of fun with 2D shapes. We’ve played lots of shape games, been on a ‘shape hunt’ to find different shapes around the school, made shape collages and made shapes from playdough. Learning shapes is fun!( Read more )
This week in Reception we started our Jolly Phonics program. The children learnt the sounds ‘s’ and ‘a’ through a song and story. They practiced the sounds by saying them to each other, writing them on whiteboards and in sand, and they used paint to make ssss snakes and aaa ants.( Read more )
In Early Years every Friday is Free-Flow Friday! This means the children and teachers get to move around and have fun in all the Early Years classrooms and play areas. We can also make friends and play with the Sunflower children. This week some of the activities the Reception children enjoyed were using the computers in Sunflowers, playing in the different role play areas, being creative...( Read more )
What a great start to reception the children have had. We have been making train stations, painting with different techniques and finding things that are magnetic around the school. But most importantly we have been making new friends!( Read more )
The children learnt about pyramids. We talked about where pyramids are found and some children mentioned the Great pyramid of Giza. We then took a look into the Ancient Egyptians way of life and how the Pyramids where built. The children developed some intriguing questions.
Lucille – What type of houses did they live in?
Floor – What type of food did they eat?
Jonathan...( Read more )
Fun Day in year 1( Read more )
In Yr. 1 Rwenzori we are learning about how we use our brain in different ways.
Here we are using cards and different objects and matching them with the correct number words.....( Read more )
On Monday the whole school participated in the world wide initiative celebrating the ‘World’s Largest Lesson’. We combined the children in Year One and initially discussed the weeks learning goal about ‘COOPERATION’. The children thought about why this is a goal for everyone around the world to work on. They understood that without cooperation, conflicts and fights occur and then possibly...( Read more )
We had lots of fun exploring new sounds and forming them using water paint and named different things using those sounds( Read more )
We finished the IPC unit on ‘Brainwaves’ by completing an obstacle course. The children have enjoyed thinking about how our brain helps us and how messages are sent to other parts of the body from their brain. They have begun to realise how important their brain is and that it must be protected when doing dangerous activities like riding a bicycle. The children even talked about how water...( Read more )
Our Entry Point for ‘Hoorah… Let’s go on Holiday!’ was thoroughly enjoyed by both children and teachers. The children went to an imaginary holiday island. First they had to go through customs and then fly on an aeroplane to Fiji. They collected the passports that they made last week when they arrived at the airport. The customs department waslocated in 1R. The children got their passports...( Read more )
Year One Jinja did a great assembly all about the personal learning goal cooperation. They reenacted the story of ‘The Enormous Turnip’. The children enjoyed the performance and it enabled them to understand more about working together to get things done. They enjoyed the songs that they learnt for the performance and could be heard singing them enthusiastically throughout the week.( Read more )
We enjoyed having a cute Bunny, Tinkerbell and Paddington visit our class. We had lots of Why When, How, Where, Who and Which questions asked and very good answers in response!( Read more )
We enjoyed having a cute Bunny, Tinkerbelle and Paddington visit our class. We had lots of Why When, How, Where, Who and Which questions asked and very good answers in response!( Read more )
The children have come back to school with fantastic enthusiasm. They have shown us how well they can read, count and play together. We have been learning about our ‘brain’ and used this to try out new activities and ‘have-a-go’!( Read more )
In Year 2 this week the children have been designing and creating bird feeders during their IPC unit “Live and Let Live”. The children used recycled materials to make their feeders and will take them home to hang in their gardens. We also discussed other needs of living things and ways in which we could help them in our gardens.( Read more )
In year 2 we started a new IPC topic this week; Live and Let Live. Our entry point to the unit was a trip to Royal Suites gardens where we looked for living things. We found all sorts of bugs, frogs, birds and plants. The children enjoyed the afternoon despite getting stuck in the rain! The children have been working hard on their numbers this week, with the help of Charlie Crocodile,...( Read more )
It has been a very exciting week of learning in year 2. In IPC the children cooperated and communicated in their groups to design their very own obstacle course. Each group explained their challenge to the rest of the class who then had the opportunity to try it out. In English we finished up “The Gingerbreadman” by making our own gingerbread man and describing them. We then read “The...( Read more )
We have had a very exiting first week in Year 2. The children have been practicing their numbers through singing songs, painting and writing them in the sand. The children also used their senses to describe the meaning of peace. In IPC we started our new brainwave topic and the children became scientists for the afternoon and tried out different activities in the “science lab.” We...( Read more )
This week we did a big research. In small groups the children had to come up with a research topic, create a question plus three or four categories. Then they went around the school, asking teachers and students and recording the answers in tallies. The next day they made big charts and recorded their data in. At the end of the week they described the charts to their classmates using newly...( Read more )
Year 2 has been learning all about food and healthy eating. The children got to make their own pizza boxes with a logo and name. They then went to Caffe Roma to make their own pizza’s. The children made sure to include all the food groups on their pizza for a balanced lunch. Lastly they got to sit down and enjoy their pizza’s together. It was a great day!( Read more )
This week we started a new IPC unit of inquiry called ‘It’s Shocking’! The children will be learning all about electricity and how to make circuits. For our entry point the children were asked to bring in a toy from home that used electricity. They explained what they knew about electricity, whether their toy used batteries or mains electricity and what the electricity allowed their toy to...( Read more )
This week we learned about statistics. From taking tallies, we moved onto pictograms and bar graphs. At the end, we did our own ‘What is your favorite’ research when we the children learned how to transfer tallies into a par graph. Everyone came up with a different question, added three categories and then asked each classmate what their preference is. This week’s math was truly enjoyable...( Read more )
This week in maths we have been learning about fractions. At the end of the week we made pancakes. The children were then given some whole pancakes and pieces of a cut up pancake. They worked together in their groups to say and write the fractions of their pancakes. They also shared their pieces into equal groups. Then they got to enjoy eating them.( Read more )
In IPC we have been learning about the different food groups. We also planted our own bean plants and drew and labeled the parts of a plant. The children learned that most food starts off as a seed. We cut open different fruits and vegetables to look at the seeds inside. The children then went from table to table to describe the different seeds. The children were very excited to have a...( Read more )
Year 3 Assembly( Read more )
For open morning, we all went outside and showed our parents what we have been learning in maths. We had an awesome time using our bodies to tell the time.( Read more )
Everyweek, at Ambrosoli, we get some time in the library. Not only do we get to take some books out for a week, but we also do some reading ourselves and hear some wonderful stories. Gabriele's mum, Rachel, came in to tell us a Ugandan story - and she wore such a pretty dress, too!( Read more )
In Year 3, we love maths - especially when the teacher lets us play games! We have lots of fun when we are learning. This week was all about place value, we used dice, cards, whiteboards, leaves, rocks... and many other things. Take a look at these awesome photos of some of it.( Read more )
In 3B we had a very fun lunchtime on Halloween. The children dressed up in some amazing costumes, and then we had a Mystery Box of Horrors with some really yucky things inside. We also had the story "Room on the Broom" on DVD, and we loved the blow up haunted pumpkin. Thank you very much to our beloved CPR, Sienna's Mum, for bringing all of this in. We had a spook-tastular time!( Read more )
We have had another busy and active week of learning. It was wonderful to have a number of grandparents visit our class and speak to the children about their experiences growing up in their home countries. Thank you to Max's grandparents, Amelia’s grandparents and Anne’s grandmother who visited us! It was fascinating learning what it was like growing up in The Netherlands, Uganda and...( Read more )
One of our favourite weeks of the year where there were loads of specials activities to celebrate Ugandan culture. The week started with a special line up where we danced and then saw the procession of the Kings, Queens and Princesses of Uganda. It was fun seeing Tr Sara, Tr Lorraine, Tr Julius and Tr Gopa all dressed in Ugandan clothes! We dressed in the colours of the Ugandan flag, red,...( Read more )
This week, Year 3, went on a trip to Mabira Forest. We learned all about some amazing animals and plants and we all got to see some really fun red-tailed monkeys and some rare grey cheeked mangabeys. Then, we built a shelter in the forest using only forest materials. It was lots of fun!( Read more )
There was a lot of excitement in Year 3 this week as the children were introduced to their new IPC unit, The Nature of Life. They were given pre-cut pieces of wood, a hammer and nails and had to listen to directions and then make bird-boxes with their teams. This entry point aptly followed our Personal learning goal of Cooperation as we saw the children cooperating and working together.( Read more )
This week we have been enjoying being KS2 students and learning to take more responsibility for our own learning. In English we have been writing acrostic poems on a variety of topics and sharing them with our classmates.
We have been following the personal learning goal of Communication and learning to listen to our friends and be a respectful audience. In Maths we are learning our...( Read more )
This was quite a busy week for Yr. 4! In math, we learned how to tell time, find the elapsed time, and reviewed geometrical shapes. In IPC, we painted our own vision of a volcano. We also typed our non-chronological reports on Mt. Vesuvius, on the computer. What a week!( Read more )
It's been a fab week in Y4 with lots of hands on learning! We've been learning about the properties of shape in Maths and IPC. The children have enjoyed learning about natural disasters and doing some independent research on what they are interested in.( Read more )
This week in Yr. 4, we edited our friendly letter to our parents about our Hairy Lemon field trip adventures. We also engaged in a staged earthquake 'Search and Rescue,' where we had rescue teams, First Aid, parent/student counseling teams to tend to the 'victims,' students, and parents. We realized how important it is to have a safety procedure plan in the event that a natural disaster...( Read more )
Y4 went on a fantastic trip to Hairy Lemon Island. We had an absolutely amazing learning experience through planned activities and science experiments. The children developed their cooperation skills and became more independent and resilient. Here are a few of the hundreds of pictures we took!( Read more )
In 4 Sipi this week, we finished our Brainwaves unit by teaching each other a skill. It was trickier than we thought!
'Material World' is our new unit, so we dismantled some old electronic equipment to discover what was inside. Cool!!!( Read more )
This week in Yr. 4, we cooperated with our peers as we solved addition and subtraction word problems. We also discussed how to maintain a healthy brain through exercise, proper rest, diet, and doing things that make us happy, such as dancing!( Read more )
It's been a fun few weeks in 4 Sipi. We have been learning about learning by cooperative tasks, drama and with the help of some adult volunteers who have shared learning challenges and strategies to overcome them. The Brainwaves IPC unit is a great way to start of the year!( Read more )
Yr. 4 kicked off the week with Brainwaves for IPC, where students thought about and shared the different ways they learn new things best. We realize that everyone comes with different learning styles, but that we can all still achieve the same goals.( Read more )
This week, 4 Sipi finished of their poetry unit with a super-cool cafe. We invited our parents to listen to the poems we had composed, while they relaxed with a coffee and a biscuit. We wrote our poems about nature, and wrote some in our mother-tongues. The session was finished with some funny limericks about people in our families ;-)( Read more )
This week in IPC, Y4 Sipi has been exploring the Sun, Earth and Moon. We have been investiagting day and night and learning about the phases of the moon. We have discovered that materials can be transparent, translucent and opaque. We will research this further next week.( Read more )
On November 20th 2017 me and my class were learnig a new IPC topic on bones. It was an incredible experience for all of us, did you know that we all have over 200 bones in our body? Yes over 200 and over 100 muscles! Then we got to become docters my partner was Timothy and I learnt that my arm can only move 90 degrees. Sincerly, Kisakye( Read more )
When the kids arrived at school the set of straight away to Gems, in suspense on what they where going to make. In the van the kids were discussing about the invention and to the looks of their faces they were very nervous. When they arrived at Gems they were told that they were to build a catapult and with no hesitation they set off to research. Amanda and Alyfia had a great idea to build...( Read more )
On Tuesday 24th October we carried all our tents to the football field. Do you want to know why ? We are going on a trip to Ngamba Island. Both Classes were split into 8 groups and each group got a tent to put up. Most of us put up our tents but some of the tents had problems like : Missing poles, Broken poles, and No raincover. At first we had a lot of trouble but after a while everybody...( Read more )
On Tuesday we came to school and when we sat on the carpet ,Tr.Jess put some mysterious yellow and blue stickers on our shirts. Then she said "Blue stickers sit on the chairs!" Sadly I had a yellow sticker. Just then when I was thinking hard I understood! The yellow stickers were the blacks and the blue was the whites!! Then we started learning like normal just yellows sitting on the...( Read more )
Maths this week has been really fun; we have been using addition to solve subtraction.So Tr Jess printed maths questions already solved. Some were right and some were wrong. We dont know if she did it on purpose or she was being silly? It was really easy for some people and kind of hard for some people so we worked together to make sure everyone could do it. We also used mental maths to...( Read more )
We have been learning all about WW2 in lots of different ways. We made gas masks and boxes this week and had to carry them around all day on Friday. This was a challenge since we have lots of different lessons on a Friday! We had several 'gas attack drills' and had to put on our masks but carry on like normal while we wore them. We also had a special guest in school. Peter (Tr Shona's...( Read more )
Today in their computing lesson the students of Year Five had to carry out research into a diverse group of people from
all around the world. These included Wangari Maathai and Thomas Edison. The students then had to create a two page
PowerPoint about this person. The first page detailed key events in their life and what they did that makes them great,
bold and brave...( Read more )
On Tuesday 12 September we had our entry point for our new IPC topic The Great, Bold and Brave. Both of our classes dressed up as famous people from around the world. We made PowerPoints and speeches to present to our classes.Then we introduced ourselves to each other by shaking hands and saying who we are and why we are famous. It was so much fun getting to know each other and what they...( Read more )
This week we learned lots from each other in our exit point for Brainwaves. We learned all sorts! Basketball, football, origami, drawing, languages, handwriting, poi, and more!( Read more )
We have been practising working with huge numbers in Year 5. We can read them, write them and put them in order. Perfect for spending all our shillings on expensive new things!( Read more )
We had great fun on Thursday as 'future humans' launching our new IPC topic 'Out of Africa', which looks at how life on Earth has adapted, evolved and diversified over time. The students were very imaginative with their costumes and were creative with their predictions of how we would evolve in the distant future.( Read more )
On Wednesday, Alessandro's mum came in to share about the brain. We learned that the discovery of brain science and medications were started by a man named Gage.This happened when he was packing gun powder into a rock using a pole. Unexpectedly, the gun powder exploded and sent the pole flying into the air and poking into his brain. We all learned a lot from Tr.Anna, and we all had a...( Read more )
In IPC we are investigating how we can use our brains effectively. We spent an afternoon in the role of teacher and learner, teaching a classmate and learning a new skill in return. We identified the qualities of a good learner and a good teacher.( Read more )
Last week we went to spend 4 days in Murchison National Park. We have seen a lot of animals and went through exciting moments. Lucky us the tse-tse flies left us in peace and warthogs didn't attack our tents!! We also learned about being responsible for ourselves -and impressed our teachers and neighbours. Teacher Laure( Read more )
Year 6 Ishasha started their IPC unit on Growing Up this week. Students were asked to put themselves in the role of junior doctors and try and name as many parts of the human body (external and internal) as they knew. They knew a lot! In another activity, groups of students were given a series of pictures of people at different ages and stages and were challenged to sort them into a...( Read more )
On Monday 13th February year 6 learned how to find the area of triangles. Now it might look easy but it was a bit challenging for some of us.To find the area of the triangle we needed to draw a triangle .Then draw a rectangle around the triangle with 4 right angles. After we had to colour the triangle in one colour and the spaces another colour. Next we had to cut of the triangle from the...( Read more )
In IPC we learnt about the history of Ugandan presidents. Teacher Eva told us about a tree that lived over 300 years, after we went outside to pick up its messages. We went around the school and found out about the history of Uganda, after we voted for a president we could choose out of strawberry, vanilla, chocolate (Rayan, Salome and Lies). The volunteers did a speech and the people...( Read more )
In year 6 we have been learning how to classify and sort out shapes. We were sorting out different types of shapes, writing intructions and describing the shapes. We were describing them by finding if they had right angles, if they were quadrillateral, if they were perpendicular, if they had parallel lines. We also sorted them out by finding out if they were regular or irregular shapes. We...( Read more )
On Tuesday 15 November 2016 we had Invention Convention. And we had to invent a durable bridge that could hold the most weight. We were first in the assembly hall with Tr.Hannah, Tr.Diane, Tr.Josephat and Tr.Eva planning for our invention. We were put into groups and were given tables to disscus our plans with our team mates. We next went to the library to plan more and the computer lab...( Read more )
On Monday 7th November 2016 year 6 Ishasha had a maths lesson about decimal currency and pounds. We had to count how much money there was in a cup, some cups had no pounds and some did. The cups had letters so we wouldn't do the same cup the same time but one of the students did. We had to add the numbers on the coin so we could get how much money each coin was worth. After that, we had to...( Read more )
Today is the first day of December! To celebrate the start of the month we all played board games in our french lessons. Like this we reused vocabulary learnt long ago and practice our conversation skills. We also learnt some games that were new to use and new words.( Read more )
In year 6, we are doing research about different life styles from the Egyptians to the minors of the 19th century. We are working together on French magazines and are learning how to extract information from non-fiction books, which can be a high challenge sometimes... Later on we will have to use our knowledge about sentences structures and verbs to share our finding with you all!( Read more )
A lot of changes this week due to class pictures, but we all did some! Year 6 got to choose their new project based on different past civilizations. Years 5 have been challenged by some serious tong twisters (and we have some beatbox skills in Ambrosoli)… In year 4, tr. Liz and her flamingo team rocked it all in the grammar competition! Year 3 are getting on learning poems -memorizing...( Read more )
In year 4 we had to build complex sentences with a connector. In those sentences we were asked to explain to people which kind to clothes to wear in specific seasons according to the weather. We all spoke about a different country.Come and get some tips for your next voyage! Some of us also worked on the different states of water!( Read more )
In year 4 we have been learning about weather and clothes. Here you can see some of us in the role play area, buying, trying on and discussing clothes with the sellers. We also played "guess who" to practice questions structures and accessories names (lunettes, chapeau ...). To finish this unit we are going to write sentences explaining which clothes you should wear in which season...( Read more )
In year 5, we begun a learning unit about our body. To start with, we learnt a song about body parts and listen to some dialogue with a doctor. Afterthat we had a go at expressing pain. In this unit we will also learn how to take appointments, explain what is wrong (like when we go to the sickbay) and why we can't play this or this sport.( Read more )
In year one we are learning about the months of the year. We had to follow a song and to jump in the air when we heard our birthday month in it. We also got pretty good at singing along!
The next activity was about drawing (or painting) about our favorite month in the year we could chose to use oil pastels, water paint, markers or color pencils. Have a look at our work in the...( Read more )
This week we’ve got to discover our new classroom! We decided which rules we are going to follow this year in French to learn. Some of us even looked at how our brain works!!!( Read more )
This week we are finishing our work on animals. This way we learned vocabulary about places on the planet, animals, their environments and food, we also worked on sentences’ structure.( Read more )
This week in year 5 we decided in which kind of situations we would like to be able to speak french. this is going to be our term 3 action plan! And everyone is going to enjoy it as we are making up role plays areas in link, and everyone will use them. We hope you will appreciate the first one: direction holidays! See you on board !!( Read more )
In Year One the children have been learning to debug simple instructions using a beebot. They showed great co-operation and team work working in small groups. They have improved in their ability to understand left and right.( Read more )
In Year One, the children have been learning about light and dark. They have been using the computers to learn more about nocturnal animals and find light sources. They have been working in pairs to make a power point showing various light sources.( Read more )
Year 2 Kidepo have been learning to take their own pictures and edit them. They used programs like Microsoft Picture Manager and PIXLR to edit photos. They had a chance to edit some of their own photos and teacher Mandy S. also had the children edit some photos she had taken with her camera.( Read more )
This Week In Computing, We learnt about the Code Caesar Cipher. We got into partners and we had lots of amazing fun. Everytime we cracked a code we got a house point. We had to first we figure out the code when they gave us a number. And then we had to start figuring out the code and the number. Tadg, Lies, Maya y5( Read more )
In lasts week lesson we blogged about any events or lessons coming up. Before that we had a look at the website and see how the teachers were blogging. Today I am blogging about our lessons in ICT while the other students blog about Maths. Before we put information of the internet, we have to consider whether it is appropriate and safe to put online. To put photos up, we must first get...( Read more )
Christmas Tree Fun - The children decorated their own Christmas tree. They learnt how to use the mouse to "drag" ornaments to the tree and "drop" them. The activity help them children learn the different parts of the mouse and how to click and drag using the left mouse button. It was fun!!( Read more )
Digital cameras are a common use of information technology beyond school, and an accessible way for children to create digital content. In this activity the children review photos online, practise using a digital camera, take photos to fit a given theme, edit their photos. In this case the unit was link to the year 2 IPC unit “The circus is coming to town” LEARNING EXPECTATIONS: Edit and...( Read more )
In early years and key stage one, we are winding up the term with gymnastics. Balancing beams, forward rolls and making different shapes with our body parts, it has been an exciting gymnastics unit. In Key Stage Two, we have begun our tag rugby unit where we are going to learn passing, dodging, scoring a try and good sportsmanship. Backstroke, diving and water safety have been the skills...( Read more )
PE
We have begun our new and exciting gymnastics unit for early years and key stage one. Early years are focusing on learning different movements going Under, Over & through while Key Stage one are focusing on Jumping, balancing and rolling. Swimming
Our Freestyle and backstroke technique is getting better and better. Now we are focusing on speed and endurance/stamina for...( Read more )
We have been working on learning and improving our freestyle arm movement technique. As we get better with freestyle this term, we shall also be learning the backstroke technique.( Read more )
We are wrapping up our basketball unit where children have learnt how to dribble, pass and shoot. In order to practice these chore skills in a game situation, we have started playing 3 Vs 3, 4 Vs 4 and 5 Vs 5 Basketball matches.( Read more )
Our students learning skills of batting and fielding in cricket and rounders.( Read more )
Ambrosoli – GEMS swimming gal was great fun for our swimmers as they had an opportunity to compete and make new friends.( Read more )
Congratulations to our U9 boys and U9 girls as well as the U11 boys who defeated KISU, and Aga Khan in this season’s ISSAK basketball finals that were held at ISU. Our players have had a great season of basketball and are truly deserving of this achievement. Well done to all the players.( Read more )
On Thursday we had our Super Sports day for the older children from Years 3-6. It rained in the morning so we had a tense day hoping for some better weather in the afternoon so that we could go ahead with the event... luckily, we were able to have a wonderful afternoon competing in events such as Sack Relay, Throw the Quoit, Obstacle Race and a Scoot Race. We had such a lot of fun!( Read more )
The children had a lot of fun competing in sports events for their team. We saw lots of resilient and cooperative behaviour as well as some big smiles! Events included a Sack Race, Boda Boda Race, Shoot a Hoop, Obstacle Course and a Hoop Relay! Well done everyone for taking part!( Read more )
The U11 girls team has been resilient throughout the season. They have improved a great deal in their ability to play as a team and the whole school is proud of their achievement. Well done Girls!( Read more )
In Recepetion class we have been learning the colours of the rainbow through song and on the boomwhackers.( Read more )
Reception Flame Tree class have been playing the xylophones and learning about pitched notes. They have been playing notes that move up and down in steps from low pitch to high.( Read more )
This week in Year 1 we have been listening to the sounds of all percussion instruments. We have been identifying the length of each instrumental sound and deciding who has the shortest sound and the longest. We then ordered them from shortest sound to longest and sat in a line.( Read more )
This week year 2 have been creating their own rhythmic word patterns. They used them in a game of Mr Wolf. Children asked "What's the time Mr Wolf?" He answered with "Time to get dressed", "Time to dance", and "Time to eat cake", and "Dinnertime". Children had to recognise and answer correctly the rhythmical pattern (of the words), when played on the instrument before they could step...( Read more )