Our EYFS and KS1 families got together on Saturday morning for our annual pool party. The weather was absolutely perfect and lots of families from both our Kisongo and Njiro campuses enjoyed the opportunity to socialise, meet new families and have a good old splash around in the pool.
The sun stayed shining for the entire time and the turnout was fantastic. Thank you to all who came along to make it such a great day!
Our littlest learners in Creche have been having a fantastic time learning about animals we would find on safari in their newest topic.
They have been dressing up as their favourite creatures, making giant elephants that they can sit on top of, creating beautiful artwork and generally having fun learning about the animals that live right here in Tanzania.
We are lucky to live in a part of the world where these animals are a reality just a few miles away from where the children are discussing them and many of the children have had the opportunity to see these creatures in real life rather than on television or computers. The children love sharing their own experiences of being on safari and, through these discussions and their play, they are building up their communication skills and knowledge and understanding of the world. Plus, they are having a lot of fun doing so!
The Year 6s had a taste of Secondary last week when they came up for two days (17th and 18th of January). Their timetable is always arranged to give them a cross section of what Secondary will be like. They kicked off with an introductory and team building session with Mr. Magambo and Mrs. Stubbs. This session showed them that when working as a team it is not all about winning, but taking other people’s feelings into consideration is important too. These activities also showed how vital perspective and interpretation are. Following this they sampled Mathematics, Science and Art. The next day they experienced sessions of English, History, Cooking, Computing and a final evaluation lesson.
On evaluation the students stated that they loved History- they were spotted on their hands and knees in the classroom looking for clues! Well done, Mr.Wheatley! The students say writing in chalk in Art was a challenging experience.
Ella said, “History was fun and so was Cooking.”
Serena said, “I loved History and ICT.”
Sameer said, “I enjoyed Cooking, Science and team building.”
As you can see the students enjoyed a wide range of lessons. They also really liked being able to buy ice lollies from the Business students. We have more fun in store and welcome to Secondary!
Last Wednesday, Year 4, 5 and 6 had the privilege of hearing the Carthage Women’s Choir perform, alongside dancers from Ibuka Dance Foundation. CWC is a university choir coming from Wisconsin, USA.
They are currently touring with Ibuka, all around Tanzania. Our students were in awe of the stunning choreography and beautiful harmonies. It was a lovely showcase of local and international performers.
Year 1/2s topic of 'Houses and Homes' kicked off with something very special - a visit to each of their teacher's houses!
With two Year 1/2 classes in Kisongo and two at our Njiro campus, our four Year 1/2 teachers were delighted to welcome all 48 children into their homes last week! As each teacher lives in quite a different type of house, the children had the opportunity to see terraced houses, a detached house and apartments.
The children were respectful, careful and curious about each home and thoroughly enjoyed getting to see a different side of their teachers' lives!