Year 6

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. ...

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! ...

16 Sep

Future Humans

Year 6 Ishasha students had fun recently during the entry point for our IPC unit ‘Out of Africa’. They had to use great creativity and thoughtfulness to imagine and predict how human beings of the future may evolve and look like. They created costumes which they wore to school for the entry point, and each had a chance to present to the class the thinking behind their costumes. The students then produced annotated diagrams of their costumes. The activity generated...

03 May

Earth as an Island MP3 Entry Point

On Monday, Years 5 and 6 very much enjoyed collaborating on our ‘Earth as an Island’ IPC Entry Point.  The children were given the task of deciding how to develop an island in Lake Victoria to accommodate the growing Kampala population. They had to decide what man-made features they would include on the island to support a population of 50,000 people. They then had to draw a plan, including a scale, compass and key, showing where these features would be...

03 May

Year 6 Refugee Stories

Year 6 recently wrote stories about refugees following research into this topic. We researched using videos, pictures, poems and text in order to get a flavour of what life as a refugee could be like. We also had the opportunity to listen to a refugee talk about their experiences and then interview an aid worker about their work in refugee camps. We then used other texts to practice writing different elements of a story for example creating suspense, the beginning of...

03 May

Island Life!

We have had a busy start to Term 3 with our new IPC unit, Earth as an Island. This unit is mainly concerned with geography and human interaction with the land.  On Monday we started with the Entry point. Children had to design a new island to house 50,000 people who wanted to leave Kampala because it was too crowded. They had to think of all the facilities they would use and how they would best set up the island to...

11 Mar

Our Week

We have had a short but action packed week in Year 6 last week. On Tuesday, a terrific day was had by all at our Y5&6 School Service Day. The children learnt a host of new skills while pitching in and contributing their talents in painting, sewing, gardening and design to various projects around the school. They worked co-operatively and respectfully and felt a tangible sense of satisfaction and pride in the results they achieved. Last Friday saw the culmination of...

05 Feb

Cooperation !

This Monday morning to start the week our warm up activity was link to the skill “be able to give and follow directions in town”. Jules had the great idea to go outside to practise giving and following direction. It was a great idea to work on our French and cooperation skills! Thanks Jules!  ...

01 Feb

The Great Debate – Years 5 & 6

Yesterday in Years 5 & 6  the children had a fantastic day of collaborative learning while researching, planning arguments and taking part in debates on a range of global issues in line with their IPC units. Through this they were really able to develop their  sense of international mindedness. Additionally, they developed their cooperation and communication skills, while also showing thoughtfulness, respect and adaptability throughout their tasks.  A great day was had by all! ...