Thursday, 2 August 2018

How can you get better at reading?

By reading!

This term, during the last lesson on Friday, Grade 7 pupils have been ‘buddy’ reading with Grade3 pupils. This involves each G7 listening to their ‘buddy’ read and asking questions about the storyline. G7 have also been trained to encourage their G3 to use expression and follow punctuation. Following that the G7 pupil reads a book chosen by their G3 ‘buddy’.

Here is a selection of the children’s comments:

‘I have fun because I learn more about reading books.’ (Mwaka G3)

‘My buddy has been helping me to read with expression and to be fluent in my reading’ (Robby G3)

‘It connects us to the G3s, we are an influence to them and make them better readers. I have learned that if I became a teacher, I wouldn’t be very patient with them and would quit within a week.’  (Chawa G7)

‘I enjoy reading to them and letting them listen to the story out loud’ (Adam G7)

‘Reading with a G7 helps me to read new words that I haven’t heard before. My buddy asks me questions and it helps me to remember what’s happening in the story.’ (Takhondwa G3)

‘I’m helping my buddy learn how to read hard words and I‘m helping her to learn how to read faster than she used to and how to read with expression. (Palak G7)

‘It helps me to listen and understand the book properly. Whenever I do something wrong my buddy helps me.’ (Charlie G3)

Here is a selection of 'buddy' pictures:

Contributed by Mrs Kirk

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

U19 Boys Hockey 7's

On the 19th of May the under 19 boys traveled to Ndola to play hockey. There were five teams including Amano. We began the day by entertaining Trident at this point of time both teams were not fully awake and so the game was played at a slow tempo with many fouls given from both teams, both teams had chances to break the dead lock and both teams did not take their chances so the game ended In a goalless draw.

L-R Musonda, Mwansa and Philip scoring in the Lechwe game comeback

Our second game was against Lechwe and in the early moments of the game we let them score two soft goals due to some mistakes in defence, which was a wake up call to the team. We started attacking and our efforts paid off with Mwansa and Philip scoring in the first half. In the second half the story was the same as we attacked and they defended. Near the end of the half Musonda scored the winning goal the final score was 3-2 to Amano.

Musonda diving to try score.

Our third game was against Chengelo the game was played at high intensity with both teams attacking. Dalitso, our goalkeeper, kept us in this game with some outstanding saves so at half time the scores were 0-0. The second half was similar, but we had more of the ball and so through some good moments we managed to create some space which we took advantage of leading to a goal that was scored by Musonda. The final score was 1-0 to Amano.

Captain Ilunga clearing to start another attack

Our last game was played against the host, Simba. We started the game on a high note with Amano having more ball possession and more attempts on goal but somehow Simba managed to shift the ball from one wing to anther so quickly that the defence could not keep up, leading to a goal. We needed a quick response to that goal to keep us motivated and the strikers linked up with Philip charging at the opponents, then crossing the ball to the far post were the ball found Mwansa and Musonda waiting with a combined effort from the brothers the ball found itself at the back of the goal, so we drew that game 1-1 which meant we came out in second place. I would like to commend Conglin and Dalitso on their outstanding performance and their contribution to the team. I would also want thank God for the protection during the games and after during our travels back to school.  

Dalitso did a sterling job in goal

Report by I. Lukanga

Monday, 4 June 2018

The May Fair

This year's Amano May Fair took place on Friday 25th May. Here are some comments by some of the Primary School pupils:
Grade 1
Allen - The Water slide was scary. I splashed the teacher.
Lucas - I went on a big horse.

Grade 2
Emily -  At the May Fair I got my face painted as an Ice princess and I got to get a pony ride. I ate a cupcake and I was playing on the jumping castle. 
James -Our stall did a quiz and you could win a prize. I was at the May Fair. I won a prize from the grade 6’s stall, it was a sweet. I liked the wire art stall.
Layla - I was on the water slide. I put the tail on the kangaroo. I won a prize and it was K5. I was on the wood and I hit Iman with the pillow. I was helping Evie with her stalls.
Michaela - I saw my friends. We won prizes. I saw lots people. I put the tail on the kangaroo. I did tug of war and our team won. I bought some candy. I did a pillow fight with Layla.  But I won.
Chimwemwe - I was playing at the May fair, jumping and eating then I was helping Miss Sichula. I was part of the tug of war, our team was third.

Grade 3
Chilekwa - At the May Fair I was on the waterslide. I got wet and I splashed. I wore French clothes. We all played tug of war. 
Mwaka - At the May Fair there were games and sweets to win and my favourite thing was riding a horse I think her name was Pegasus. I won Lots of prizes the prizes were Fizzers and Lollipops. My brothers stall Egypt his stall was nice I should know I played there.    
Takhondwa - The staff and secondary, primary had stalls. The staff’s stall was selling cupcakes and samosas and chickens and drinks. There were amazing things you can win and buy. There was a water slide and pillow fighting and face painting. All kinds of stalls. The theme was countries from the world cup.

Grade 4
Abel - The May Fair was very fun. First I played pillow fight with my best friend.  Then I went for penalty shooting it was very fun.  In the pillow fight I won the first round against Chuzi.  Then I ate a very sour lollipop before I ate lunch. My lunch was a beef samosa and it tasted very spicy and I saw my mother working and she looked very busy. After that we played a football match it was kids against grown-ups, the match was very fun.  Then me and my family went home.   
Chloe - Most of the stalls were colourful some had sweets and some plants and some had models and there was a rhino, rabbit, sheep, giraffe, gecko playing a drum, hippo, buffalo, owl, and an elephant and they were all made out of little beads and they looked a bit real. I loved the band and the band played stand and sing of Zambia. And there was candy floss and it was sweet. The water slide was fast, slippery and wet. I entered in a pillow fight with Marlene and I won I was very happy.

Grade 5
Aiesha - The May Fair was an amazing day. We had anything you can imagine. We had games, face painting, a waterslide, a marching band, food and drinks and much more. It was on a Friday 25th May 2018. Each grade got a chance to win a trophy for running the best stall. Every child did give their best thoughts and effort into helping their stall. Our stall {grade 5} was about Egypt we had games like guess the right coordinates and stand a chance to win an amazing pyramid cake or a trophy. The waterslide was from the top of the ant hill to the ground. It started at 9:00am and ended at 3:00pm. In the end it was an amazing day and I can’t till the next one in 2019!    
Linda - On the 25th of May 2018 was May Fair at Amano Christian School. It was fun because there was a water slide and many other things like tip water on the teacher or key fishing. I enjoyed the water slide the most. The waterslide was on an anthill. On it there was a tarpaulin which many children slid down. You could put soap on so that you could go faster. There also was a water fight which I enjoyed. Our stall was about Egypt. Had two different games. One you had to throw a ball, when you hit a pot you got the things which are inside there. The second game was about finding the right coordinates on a map of Egypt to win a prize. 

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Primary Tag Rugby

U11 Mixed Tag Rugby

On Saturday the U11 mixed team played tag rugby. There were three other schools. Unfortunately we could only play one school, which was Chengelo. We did not get to play Simba or Musenga because they did not bring an U11 team.

The first game was against staff. We drew 5-5. The tries were scored by Richard and Twiza, who scored one each, and Laura who scored three. The next game was against Chengelo. We were tired from our previous game, we were a lot younger than the staff, but Chengelo only beat us by two tries. The score was 9-7. Richard, Laura, Yamikani and a few others scored our tries. Our final game was against Chengelo again. The score was 8-5 to them. Kathleen, Richard and Laura scored the tries

Overall we came second out of two schools. We were given prizes at the end. I would like to thank my team- Hayden, Laura, Megan, Twiza, Richard, Linda, Kathleen, Papa and Yamikani, who played their hardest. I’d also like to thank Mrs.Wardle for being our coach, as well as for Mrs.Kirk and Mr.Kapalaula and especially God for a great day Thank you.

Report by Tiffany Fergusson

Phillip and the G7 girls training the students from Musenga Basic School

U13 Boys Tag Rugby 

On Saturday the 24th of March the Amano U13 team played tag rugby here at Amano with four teams. We played Musenga Basic first. They kept making mistakes like passing forward and just throwing it up when they got tagged. As it was their first time playing the game, I can understand why they made these mistakes!

We had a strong defence formation and a good attacking one too, by half time we were leading by three tries to zero and by the end of the game we had won four  zero. We shook hands and we were done with the game.

The next game we played the staff team. We started the game and before we knew it we had been scored against by the staff.  By half time, we were losing three zero and I told the team if we want to win we need a stronger attacking formation and a defence formation so they did what I said and we started gaining points but they were not enough and we ended up losing that game by five  points to four. I won’t say it was a big loss but I’m happy we were able to get some points back. The next game we played against  Chengelo. The game felt quick, we scored tries and we also got scored, and by half time it was four all. In the last few seconds, Chengelo surprisingly managed to score a try and we lost 6 tries to 5.

We were really tired and the next game was against Simba. By half time we were losing 3 tries to 6. It got worse in the second half and the match ended with us losing 8 tries to 4.
I would like to thank the team and God for not letting us get injured.

report by Ng’onga Chalwe

Ng'onga running for the line

U13 Girls Tag Rugby
At the tag rugby tournament on Saturday, an U13 girls’ team played 4 matches. In our first game we played Musenga Basic, it was an easy game so we beat Musenga 6 tries to 0. Our next game was the staff team we lost that game 5-4. Then came Chengelo which was challenging but we won that game 3-2. After Chengelo it was Simba, now u13 girls Simba complained a lot as they thought the Ref wasn’t  being fair, but either way we still won that game. Although we did get slow and annoyed so we let them get 2 tries, we won that game 6-2. 

The people who scored tries were Natasha.c Sara and Kukenga who each scored 5 tries, Chawa who scored 3 tries, Giselle and myself who scored 1 each.

I would like to thank Cholwe for extra coaching, the team for all their hard work, the Tag Rugby Trust, Samuel, Philip, Musonda, Ilunga and Mwansa for refereeing, mostly God for his protection.

Report by Annie Mutembu

Tiffany with good team support

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Grade 3 Field Trip to Kasompe Airfield.

On Tuesday the Grade three children had the opportunity to go and visit Kasompe Airfield as part of their school topic on Transport. Mr Wardle drove the mini-bus full of very excited pupils. On arrival Mr Pflaum explained the safety aspects of being in the Airfield and then proceeded to take on his role as pilot of the light aircraft. He took time to explain all the parts of the aircraft and how they worked, to a very attentive group of children. Mr Wardle then transported them in the minibus to a vantage point where the children could watch Mr Pflaum fly round a circuit overhead.  It was a very impressive sight and the children were enthralled.  After a safe landing and parking up of the aircraft, the children had the opportunity to go inside the cockpit of the aircraft much to their delight! They had the opportunity to park up the aircraft in the hanger. A great time was had by pupils and staff alike.

Reported by: Mrs Reid

Reflections on our visit by Grade 3 pupils

I enjoyed seeing Mr Pflaum flying the plane around the airfield because it was interesting to see how he could fly a plane.

~ Robby

My favourite thing about our visit was going inside the cockpit of the plane and seeing the buttons and dials and how they were used to make a plane fly.

~ Clayton 

I liked finding out about the different parts of the aeroplane and how they worked.

~ Tiwezye

I enjoyed seeing Mr Pflaum flying the plane and then doing a left turn in the sky.

~ Mwaka.

Grade 3 Artwork Pictures