Year 1

29 Nov

A trip to Italy!

On Thursday last week the children went on an excursion to the Italian Restaurant – Pizza Italia in Bugolobi. They thoroughly enjoyed the bus trip there even if it was just around the corner. After a lesson with the Head Chef about the wonders and specialties of Italy, the children got into making, designing, creating. They designed their own pizza before making one for themselves. They also became engineers and made a famous Italian structure out of newspaper and tape,...

28 Nov

Celebrating Thanksgiving in the U.S.A.!

As part of our I.P.C. Hooray, Let’s Go on Holiday unit, we traveled to the U.S.A. to celebrate Thanksgiving! Our virtual trip was fun-filled and expanded our understanding of History and Society. We learned about the First Thanksgiving in America and about the ways Americans celebrate and give thanks. Finally, we learned a game and dance to burn calories so that we could earn a taste of homemade pumpkin pie!  ...

27 Nov

Sweden….the land of the midnight sun!

Tuesday took us to Sweden where we saw Elk (Alg), the King and Queen, Pippi Longstockings, and many red houses. We found out that Stockholm is built on 14 islands and it has 57 bridges. We also learnt that the sun stays up for most of the day during summer, but is rarely seen in winter. Also there are many forests in Sweden and people love to make furniture out of the beautiful wood. Although we couldn’t try Sweden’s smoke salmon...

27 Nov

To the Mountains of Switzerland!

On Monday we travelled to the European country of Switzerland. The children learnt that Switzerland has many mountains that you can hike in the summer and ski in the winter. They also learnt that the transport in Switzerland is different because of all the mountains. The people in a remote village use one of the steepest cliff railways to access their homes and also many people use cable cars. The children became engineers and designed their own cable car before...

27 Nov

Did you say Sinterklaas was in town?

On our virtual trip to the Netherlands we found out that Sinterklaas actually arrives on the 5th of December, but the Pietens are starting to deliver small toys and Pepernoten into Dutch children’s shoes. We also learnt that the Netherlands could fit 7 times into Uganda and that much of the Netherlands is built on water. Thanks KLM for safely returning us to Kampala.     ...

27 Nov

To Kenya our neighbour….

We went to Kenya last week and visited the National Parks. We used our binoculars to see the beautiful wild animals. After the Safari we decided to take a trip to the coast. We relaxed in the sand and the sun, before seeing the underwater wildlife. We got a bit hungry so tried the local snack, Mandazis. Thank you Kenya for a great adventure. ...

20 Nov

A plane trip to Austria….not Australia!

On Monday afternoon the children took a plane to Austria. Although it is a relatively small country in Europe, the children discovered that it has a lot to offer. Through an interactive presentation done by Sonja and her two daughters the children were able to place snow covered mountains, a beautiful lush forest, the Danube, the castle in Vienna as well as the many lakes onto a giant map of Austria. They had an absolute ball and all was topped off...

15 Nov

Virtual Trip to Germany for St. Martin’s Day!

As part of our current I.P.C. unit, we have been “traveling” around the world to learn about the Societies of our Home Countries. On Monday, we had the opportunity to visit the European country of Germany and learned about the traditions and celebrations for St. Martin’s Day! Enjoy the photos and please note that they may make you feel hungry. 😉 ...

14 Nov

Virtual Trip to Israel

Today Year One was lucky enough to board the plane and head on a virtual trip to Israel. We visited the four seas, including the Red Sea, the Dead Sea, the Sea of Galilee and finally the Mediterranean Sea. Each Sea had its own wonders and specialty. The children experienced the Dead Sea mud on their hands, tried some homemade hummus, enjoyed an ice-lolly, as that is what you do when on the beach in Tel Aviv and tried their...