Greetings to all our friends in Kafuro and thank you to to Moris for organising the Kafuro blog post with all the details of what is happening at Kafuro this term.
We started our new term at Liss on September 5th. Fortunately for Liss pupils, they did not have to clean the school compound as our site manager, Mr Haycock, does a brilliant job of doing this – the children came back in September to a clean and sparkling school. Our first few days at school were spent on a specific area of study under a scheme known as Commando Joe. Year 6 studied a woman called Nancy Wake, who help British troops escape from occupied France during the Second World War and also sabotaged German operations. Year 5 studied a British astronaut called Tim Peake who went in to space for six months three years ago.
This term our focus is on history throughout the school. Year 6 are studying the Ancient Greeks; Year 5 – other Ancient civilizations, Year 4 are learning about the Anglo-Saxons; and Year 3 are studying Britain from the Iron Age to the Bronze Age. From January, Year 6 will be studying Uganda and will be learning about the geography of Uganda as well as a specific focus on Kafuro Primary School. Mr Stanley will be sharing a film on this blog that he made when he visited Semuliki National Park, and will gave some questions for children in both schools to answer.
The children at Liss are busy fundraising towards either draining the existing latrines at Kafuro or enabling the school to buy some more. We have already raised nearly 500,000UGX and many of our pupils are organising cake sales to raise further funds.
Mr Stanley has also arranged for a replacement rain gauge to be sent to Kafuro in the next couple of weeks so that both schools can accurately share their weather data.
We look forward to receiving questions from our friends at Kafuro about hotels, dictionaries and security. We are also very interested to hear about your environmental studies as Liss Junior School has just set up an eco – council and has some big plans to improve our school environment.
Finally, our harvest festival takes place on Friday and we will share with you some of the topics that we are presenting in the coming days. We were shocked at the results of some of our research!