Katherine

This author Katherine Henderson has created 46 entries.

13 Jan

Making Things Go – Entry Point

In Year 5 the children were very motivated by the Entry Point to our new unit – Making Things Go. While building parachutes and paper rockets and exploring a variety of moving toys, we investigated how to impact speed and distance traveled and considered the forces which were making items move. Lots of fun was had by all! ...

12 Dec

Brass for Africa Gift Delivery

Yesterday the children from the Community Partnership Club went to Brass for Africa’s centre in Nsambya to deliver Christmas gifts. We now know how Santa must feel when he is carrying sack loads full of gifts! A huge number of Christmas presents have been kindly donated by Ambrosoli families to help spread the festive cheer. The children presented the gifts and made short speeches to the children at Brass for Africa. We exchanged Christmas greetings and  really enjoyed hearing a...

09 Dec

Christmas Fair Performance

Children from Brass for Africa and some children in Years 4-6 put on a stunning performance of Jingle Bells at the PTA Christmas Fair on Friday. During the final rehearsals, the children perfected their instrument playing and honed their performance skills. The children have done a great job of learning a song on instruments that are mainly new to them in an extremely short space of time. They all showed genuine adaptability, resilience and cooperation skills throughout the whole process....

09 Dec

Investigating Absorbency

In Year 5 we have been building upon our skills of scientific investigation. The children planned and conducted an investigation into the absorbency of different types of paper. They carefully devised their own step-by-step method, thought carefully about how to ensure they were carrying out a fair test and attempted to record methodical, accurately measured observations. The children reflected on their experience and said how they develop their investigation skills next time. ...

27 Nov

Performance Rehearsals with Brass for Africa

In school a group of keen, musically-minded students have been rehearsing for a performance of ‘Jingle Bells’ at the PTA Christmas Fair on December 6th. On Saturday, this group of children from Ambrosoli visited the Brass for Africa centre in Nsambya. We visited the Brass for Africa centre to do a joint rehearsal with the children there who have also been practising the same song. We had fun working together, playing a huge range of instruments, to create an instrumental rendition...

25 Nov

Year 5’s Science Investigations

In IPC last week the children enjoyed developing their understanding of the process of carrying out scientific investigations. They were very excited to gather their equipment and follow a method to carry out an investigation into chromatography. The children then discussed what had happened and thought scientifically to help them come to conclusions. ...

18 Nov

Investigators Entry Point

For the Entry Point to our new IPC unit we took on the role of investigators. First we were detectives at a crime scene and had to consider the evidence to work out who committed a crime. We then asked yes/no questions to investigate who different characters were. After that we took and analysed each other’s fingerprints. Finally we did some critical thinking to solve riddles. We really enjoyed our Entry Point and are excited to get started on our...

10 Nov

AD 900 Exit Point

On Thursday, Year 5 had a fantastic day out for the Exit Point to our AD 900 IPC unit. Firstly, we headed to the Gadaffi Mosque following on from our learning about the rise of Islam. We had a very informative tour of the mosque which helped to put our learning in class into context. We then climbed up the minaret for fabulous views across Kampala. The children behaved impeccably, asked pertinent questions and were very respectful. We then moved...

10 Nov

Brass for Africa Visit

On Friday morning, Brass for Africa visited Ambrosoli to launch our community partnership. Firstly, we really enjoyed their lively and entertaining performance during the morning assembly. Later in the morning, we were lucky enough to enjoy an engaging, interactive workshop with them. We learnt about a range of brass instruments and then were taught how to play the mouthpieces and went on to become a part of a marching band. A super morning! ...

03 Nov

Milepost 3 Invention Convention

The children in Years 5 & 6 had a super day on Thursday while taking part in the Milepost 3 Invention Convention. They were tasked with the challenge of building a vehicle which would travel the furthest distance when released down a ramp. The children cooperated effectively to research and then plan ideas for the design of their vehicle. They were then provided with a selection of recycled materials to use in the construction of their vehicle. While building, they...