The school celebrated the First Holy Communion of the Year 2 students, together with their teachers, parents and learning support assistants. The students prepared crafts which were displayed on notice boards for this special occasion. The school would like to thank the school council and parents helpers for ensuring the success of this event.
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!
The Yr 2.1 students of Ms Stephanie Azzopardi have embarked on an eTwinning Protject. In the above photos the students shared their experience with their partners from Greece by showing them how they learn shapes with the help of techonology using a Beebot. In this joint partnership both partners are using Beebot in teaching and learning.
Students learn counting in 2s and 3s using interlocking cubes, numbers, bee-bot and colourful pins to create a pattern using the Concrete, Practical, Abstract Approach.
Bark rubbing fieldwork held in Buskett during the School Marathon Walk.
Capacity – measuring large bottles, a tin and a jug.During this session students used vocabulary to label: full, empty, nearly full, nearly empty, half full and half empty in a very practical and hands-on manner.Clocks – matching activity, use chalk to create your own clock! Students enjoyed this outdoor session in the school yard using hula hoops and chalk to create their own clocks.
During a visit at the Inquisitor’s Place in Birgu, the students enjoyed a Story telling andcooking session during which they prepared the typical pastini tar-raħal.
Students enjoying Sports Day organised by the PE teachers and the Sports Promotion Unit.
All class joined forced on World Book Day to celebrate the importance of books and to instill a love for reading. Teachers prepared a number of activities inspired by various books. Handa’s Surprise offered the students as taste of Africa and fruit that grows in this continent.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears helped kindergarten students to learn about size. Activities related to this book required students to sort objects according to size.The Ants and the Grrasshopper provided the set up for children to learn about ants and their importance in maintaining healthy soil. Goldilocks and the Three Bears allowed kindergarten students to explore the value of 3 while learning about size. Children enjoyed preparing masks which were use to role play the story.Below is a short video clip of of the teacher narrating part of the story to her students.
We’re Going on Bear Hunt was the book chosen by Ms Marija. Students enjoyed the story and then prepared masks and a collage, while role playing the story and sequencing the story.
Ms Felicia made use of the book Buxu Jsib Teżor to capture the students’ imagination. Later the students enjoyed their fishing game while learning about value and sequence of numbers. Goldilocks and the Three Bears featured in another class. During this session students role played the story and played a number of games related to this story including picture lotto, sequencing cards, sorting, etc.The Very Hungry Caterpillar, toegether with Beebot, helped students to enhance their literacy skills. Students enjoyed sorting the various food eaten by the caterpillar on the flannel chart.
After reading the story The Tiger who came to Tea the children created an invitation for a tea party. Afterwards they created different food items for the party using play dough. When the activities were over they chose a book from the library and spent a few minutes reading in silence. The Very Hungry Caterpillar featured in Yr 1. Students had to retell the story while helping Beebot trace his way around in the correct sequence.Żaqqinu jagħżel x’jiekol… Żaqqinu Jagħżel x’Jiekol set the pace for a number of activities including a game whereby students had to select healthy and unhealthy food; role play showing healthy eating and physical activity; Beebot to match food to the place from where it can be purchased; reading outside the classroom; Maths lesson about counting in 5s / odd and even and Maltese lessons about “dik/dak/dawk”.
Students in Yr 2.2 discussed what would happen if fairy tales got mixed up. After reading a fairy tale twist, The Big Bad Werewolf students had 2 create their own fairy tale twists and share them with classmates.
After showing the students some books Ms Miranda used to read in both languages when she was young, she when on to read them a short story. Teacher read a fairy tale eBook to students. The students discussed ‘What is a fairy tale?’ and the elements of the story: characters, setting and plot. Students planned their story. Characters and settings word mats were given to help them out. They has to think about a good title for the book. Pupils read and wrote their story.
Year 3.2 created their own book after discussing fairy tales and story elements as well as planning their work by means of drawing and/or writing. The children also created the front cover and some also included the blurb.During the day all students participated in 10 minutes during which they had to drop down everything and read a book. Year 4 students enjoyed wearning costumes of their favourite character while reading out their favourite stories.
Students wore a costume that portrayed their favourite character of their favourite book. They talked about the title, author, illustrator and the plot of the story. They also read part of their favourite chapter and discussed with the rest of the class why this is their favourite book.Yr 5.1 students wrote alternative endings to stories. The stories were published using different media including drawing, online, etc.
Planning had started prior World Book Day. Students used tablets and the app Simple Mind to plan their work.
Finally the students used Lego story starters to build a scene from their stories and to create an alternative ending.Yr 5.2 students browse through various narratives. They made use of the app Simple Mind and their tablets to brainstorm ideas for creating their own story line. During the last 2 months Mr Matthew was carrying out story telling lessons with his students. He read one his favourite childhood books Free Lance and the Lake of Skulls. Once the story was over the children prepared props from recycled materials to act out one of their favourite scenes. A wheel spinner with questions related to the story was used for students to reflect on the story itself.
Following curriculum time meeting with HoD, students choose a scene from the story Free Lance and the Lake of Skulls . The students wrote a script for the chosen scene and presented it to their classmates.The Year 6.2 students played musical chairs. Different books where place on chairs. When music stopped playing the students sat on the chair in front of them and read from the book resting on that chair.
Well done to all for making World Book Day a huge success 🙂
The Year 2.1 students of Ms Stephanie Azzopardi have been busy working during the 2nd term. Above students proudly present their Easter craft.
Students can be seen having fun during various lessons… Learning plurals and words starting with letters having similar sounds in Maltese (‘p’ and ‘b’); Learning the correct use of the verb ‘has’ or ‘have’; Making 10 (using numicons, the bee-bot, dominoes and matching numbers on fish), together with making 6 using bears and matching numbers and investigating how many letters there are in each month of the year during a maths lesson.
The students prepared a model representing the migration of birds from cold countries to warmer countries. This is an activity related to Dinja Waħda, called ‘Out of Africa’. Students also prepared a special assembly about manners. Below is a short message sending Easter blessings to all.
The Year 2.1 students of Ms Stephanie Azzopardi are always buzzing like bees. The learning experience is a hands-on one as can be seen above where students are learning about 2D shapes (flat shapes) and 3D shapes (solid shapes).
The students work in pairs and in groups and this enhances self-esteem and cooperation. Students learn from each other.
When working together, learning becomes easier and more fun as can be seen above.
Learning Maths can be tricky. However when students are presented with Maths in a fun way, learning becomes more meaningful. These year 2 students can be seen exploring different ways of using coins to make up the same value, while working in groups and discussing the various options.
Submitted by Ms Janice Vella Muscat, Class Teacher
The Year 1 and Year 2 students have participated in an awareness campaign to enhance the use of public transport. The aim of this event is to encourage more people to make use of the “Tal-Linja” card and public transport to reduce traffic on the roads and thus reducing the impact of car exhaust on the envrionment. The students were offered to receive the Tal-Linja card for free.