Year 5

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...

28 Oct

Year 5 AD 900 (IPC Link) Computing Games Presentation

The children in year 5 planned their own simple AD 900 computer games linking to their IPC topic. They designed their own characters and backgrounds, and created a working prototype, which they developed further based on feedback they receive from the teacher and their peers.                  ...

21 Oct

Making Mayan Temples

In IPC the children have been very excited about planning and starting to build their Mayan temples. We discussed the planning stage in detail, considering the design of our models and the materials which we would need to use. We then talked about the importance of planning prior to beginning a task and went on to create our carefully thought out step-by-step plans. The next stage involved gathering our materials and beginning to build. This task has required us to...

10 Oct

SWIMMING – FREESTYLE

Over the past few weeks, we have been going through an exciting Freestyle learning journey. From learning how to float on the front, to kicking with straight legs, pointed toes and focusing on high elbows for the freestyle arms. The children have worked really hard to make sure they think about all these details in order to have  a smooth freestyle. ...

04 Oct

UN Day

Today’s UN Day celebrations have been absolutely fantastic. It was incredible to see the huge number of nationalities represented in our school during the parade. We learnt a great deal about refugees from our UN representative guest speakers this morning. We also enjoyed rotating around a carousel of internationally themed activities ranging from traditional Ugandan story-telling to painting in the style of the Spanish artist Miro, New Zealand Maori stick games and an atlas and country quiz. We all very...

27 Sep

Future Ambrosoli Day

On Wednesday for our ‘Future Ambrosoli’ Open Day the children were set the challenge of generating ideas for the future of Ambrosoli. They considered which subjects should be taught, how they would be delivered and what the learning environment would consist of.  The children were asked to consider the 4 C’s – collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity – and how these would be encouraged and promoted in their plans. The children impressed us with their teamwork, exciting ideas and...

20 Sep

We are designers in MP3!

Milepost 3 have been getting artistic and exploring their creative sides while designing and making their costumes for the Milepost 3 production. The children considered what would make an effective design for each of the animal characters within the play and then put their ideas in to practice using a range of painting and printing techniques. The results are fabulous! ...