# Mathematics outside the classroom

The Year 3.1 students have been learning about hours, minute and seconds.  To better understand how long a second or a minute is they had to do various activities.  For example:  They had to see how many times they could skip a rope, run around the garden and go up and down the stairs in one minute.  Such an activity was also linked to Physical Education.

After writing down their results, students had to compare them with a friend.  They realized that their results were different as is their agility when doing such activities.

Submitted by Ms Miranda Cauchi, Yr 3.1

# Malta National Aquarium

Our visit to the aquarium was a wonderful educational experience which was so much fun! The students learned about different animals and their habitats during an introductory activity.

Afterwards, they enjoyed learning about and seeing all the different varieties of fish and other marine life at the aquarium.

Submitted by Ms Sharon Calleja, Yr 3.2

# Ice Cream Day

Ice Cream Day has become a tradition at our school.Once a year we celebrate the arrival of summer and relax with students and members of staff for a while. This time allows space for some relaxation before the exam period.

# Capacity

The year 3.2 were busy learning about capacity by participating in hands-on activities to help them understand this topic in a more concrete way.The students filled different containers with coloured water to learn about litres and millilitres.  They took part in several investigative tasks, such as pouring 1L of water into containers of different sizes, finding out how many containers of a specific amount needed to be poured into a 1L container to fill it up, reading the scale on different containers to find out how much liquid was poured in them, as well as pouring two different amounts of liquid into a larger container to find their total and recording their answers by drawing the capacity on a given jug.

Submitted by Ms Sharon Calleja, Yr 3.2

# The Malta National Aquarium

The Year 3 classes visited the Malta National Aquarium.  Students were so excited to see the diverse fish in the tanks.  They asked many interesting questions to Mr Jack, our guide for the day.  Indeed ,by the end of the tour, they learned more about the marine life of Malta and how we can protect it. Afterwards, in groups, students did an activity where they had to put the animal flashcard under the correct habitat.  Finally students drew one of the habitats and two animals that live there.Submitted by Ms Miranda Cauchi, Yr 3.1

# Valletta 2018 – #Ġaħan

In Mellieħa, the Year 3.1 students met with the traditional Maltese character, Ġaħan.   Together with Tikka Band the students were engaged in diverse games and played musical instruments made from recycled materials.

Our students were also featured on TVM news.

https://www.tvm.com.mt/mt/news/gahan-ukoll-bsehmu-fvalletta-18/

Submitted by Ms Miranda Cauchi, Yr 3.1

# Alka Ceramics

Both year 3 classes visited the Alka Ceramics at the Crafts Village of Ta’ Qali.  First, students were shown a video about the history of ceramics in Malta.  Then, they walked through the small museum where they saw life size figures and a collection of artifacts.  Finally students were given the opportunity to create their own clay products.

Submitted by Ms Miranda Cauchi, Yr 3.1

# Drama Lessons

During the year, the year 3 students had drama lessons with the drama teachers.  During their last session students enacted the story of  The Three Little Pigs.

Submitted by Ms Miranda Cauchi, Yr 3.1

# Doubling

The year 3.2 students learned about doubling in a fun way!  They used paint to discover the doubles of numbers up to 10 and then beyond.  Coins helped them to discover the doubles of different amounts of money.  They also took part in other educational games and activities to become doubling champions!

Submitted by Ms Sharon Calleja, Yr 3.2

# Division

To understand the concept of division and to relate what we do in school with the outside world children did a hands-on activity.  Each group was given five empty boxes of Smarties.  On a given plate they were given some Smarties as well.  Students had to find out how many boxes they needed.

During other lessons students played various games on the interactive whiteboard.  For example:  Sharing fruit between two children.

Whilst doing these activities children used known number facts to carry out simple division and halving.  Students also understood the operation of division as repeated addition.  Furthermore children also associated division as equal sharing.

Submitted by Ms Miranda Cauchi, Yr 3.1