Year 5

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! ...

08 Jan

La Fête des Rois – Three Kings Day

In French class, we do not learn only vocabulary, we also learn about French traditions like “la Fête des Rois”. After working on the history and rituals of this very popular tradition and the recipe of the delicious “galette des rois”, it seemed logical to taste one, don’t you think? Ask your child about it, he/she was asking for more! Teachers also…. ...

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. ...

25 Nov

ISLAMIC ART

In their IPC unit ADD 900 children have studied and created their own Islamic art. They looked at examples of Islamic calligraphy, architecture, geometry and floral design. We were happy to welcome two parents to talk about their faith.   ...

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. ...

21 Nov

Interschools French Day on the World Children’s Rights at Ambrosoli

On Wednesday, Ambrosoli hosted the Interschools French Day where some of our year 5 students could meet with their peers from KISU, ISU, Rainbow, Heritage and KCIS. As we are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child this year, we organised many activities on this theme: posters, charts, banners, games, song!! The students also had a French lunch with Hachis Parmentier (if you don’t know what it is, ask your children!!), salade niçoise, cheese...

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...