Kate

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04 Dec

Angles angles everywhere!

Continuing with our Geometry learning this week we have been looking at angles. We started off hunting for Right Angles around the school and using our home made fish mouths to identify the angles. Next we did the masking tape challenge where we had to identify Acute, Right and Obtuse angles at intersecting lines of masking tape. We were able to apply our understanding to identify and name the angles in 2D shapes. Later on this week we will be...

15 Nov

Amazing Explorer Stories

In year 3 we have been planning, drafting, imagining, writing, editing and presenting stories about an immortal monkey who is hunted by a selfish explorer. We based this on a story starter movie from Literacy Shed and everyone made up their own ending for the story. We worked on our use of language and description as well as story structure. Have a read of some excerpts that we word processed using our touch typing skills.  Alia- “An impolite  ill  mannered  man,...

30 Oct

KS2 Interschool Maths Day

On 29th October Ambrosoli held the first Interschools KS2 Maths Day and some of our year 3 and 4 children were involved. They spent the day making friends, solving problems, explaining their ideas and discussing maths activities. Well done to all those how took part. We will be using lots of the problem solving tasks in class so that all the children can benefit from the day. ...

30 Oct

Speaking and Listening in the Literacy curriculum (30th October)

On Wednesday 30th October we had a Parent Partnership meeting on the topic of Speaking and Listening. Various teachers spoke about what we do at Ambrosoli to promote good communication skills and what parents can do at home to contribute to these skills. Thank you to those parents who came along. Here is the slideshow for those interested, but unable to make it. Download ...

18 Oct

Explorers and Adventurers

We had our Entry Point of Explorers and Adventurers IPC topic this week. The children had riddles to solve, maps to read and hunting to do to find some items. Each group combined their items with other groups to find out who they thought might have left the items behind. We are getting excited to start out new topic and learn all about explorers! ...

18 Oct

Measuring everything!

This week and next week we are learning about measures as part of the Maths curriculum. We have been trying out different equipment, practising measuring with accuracy, making predictions and looking at appropriate units. Soon we will be able to teach you about metric measures! UPDATE- The children in 3Bunyonyi worked hard on Friday to help Kelly and Tr Kezia to work out the missing dimensions of the school pool, and to map out the actual perimeter on the school field. They...

25 Sep

Future Schools Open Morning

During our school open morning the children focused on the idea of Ambrosoli in the Future. The year 3s reflected on their prior learning about the history of schools in England and Uganda. They then planned a future Ambrosoli building using an ICT app and created a  poster presentation. The year 4s also planned a future Ambrosoli but for when their own children would be at school. They thought about how the timetable and lessons would change. They also created their school...

25 Sep

Designing meals and healthy toddler snacks

During our IPC last week we combined Science and Technology to think  about designing healthy balanced meals for young children. We also came up with ideas for healthy energy rich snacks and the children used their measuring maths skills to cook the recipe which they had written in English. The groups cooperated together to make their own batch of banana, oat muffins. ...

17 Sep

Generational Visitors

In Year 3 we have had the pleasure of visitors coming into class over the last two weeks. We have had older visitors in class to tell about what life was like when they were younger. Tr Dinah came to tell us all about what it was like going to school in Uganda in the 1950’s and Tr Mandy came to tell us what it was like for her attending school in England in the 1950’s. We learnt a lot about...

30 Aug

Photo Quiz!

For our Generation Game Entry Point the children had to try and work out who different childhood photos were of. This was super tricky with 58 photos to choose from and some including teachers children and grandparents from the class children. The funniest thing was seeing the children reacting when they found out one of the pictures was them as a baby! unn ...