Category Archives: Year 2

Making Maths Matter…

Learnign Maths can be fun. Students explored different ways of making pairs of 5. Then they proceeded to counting in fives.

During one of the lessons students explored the difference between tall / short, and long short. Using visual aids and specifically designed cards, the students worked together to learn about spatial awareness.

Sorting numbers in order up to 30 has never been easier. Students were given various tools to practice sequencing numbers, including lacing, sorting and use of Bee-bot to learn about sequencing while coding.

During another lesson, students worked in pairs to learn about pairs, counting in 2s and distinguishing between tens and ones.

 In a classroom buzzing with fun students learned about shapes through various activities. Bee-bot was used to learn coding while finding the correct shape. Shape templates were used to create pattern, thus exploring the edges of shapes. Geoboards were used to create shapes and plasticine was used to build templates of a brick wall using rectangles.

Submitted by Ms Stephanie Azzopardi, Yr 2.2 Class Teacher

Nouns… people, places, animals, things…

Students  learned about nouns during a Maltese and English lesson. Nouns were used to label pictures. Nouns had to be found in sentences. Students created their own nouns using lego blocks. Nouns were also sorted in categories.

During another Maltese lesson, students worked in pairs to distinguish between ‘h’ and ‘ħ’. Again various activities, promoting learning through play, were used to encourage students to learn to make a distinction between these 2 letters.

Submitted by Ms Stephanie Azzopardi, Yr 2.2 Class Teacher

Plant in a Mug…

Children enjoyed themselves planting their own plants in an old mug they got from home. Students placed some soil in the mug and planted a plant which comes from the cactus family.  They further discussed these type of plants and where they come from, what they need to grow and which other plants form part of this family.

After planting, all plants were placed on the classroom windowsill to decorate the class, while ensuring that the plants get enough sun light. 

Submitted by Ms Janice Vella Muscat, Yr 2.1 Class Teacher

Interactive Learning

Year 2 Students participated in a Maltese interactive lesson. The students prepared a set of questions about a book that was read in class. With the help of a video conference the students asked questions to school mates in a different classroom.

Submitted by Ms Stephanie Azzopardi, Yr 2.1

Full Speed Ahead before Closing the Scholastic Year…

Although the scholastic year is coming to an end, the Year 2 students of Ms Stephanie Azzopardi are still working full speed ahead to get the best of their journey. Above students can be see working together learning pronouns during Maltese, and building words using plastic alphabet letters.
During one of the school outings the students watched a play about believing in oneself. Following the play, the students made some craft related to the activity.Following a Social Studies lessons about typical Maltese food, the students prepared a Maltese Ftira with ‘kunserva’ (a tomato paste) and olives.

Above the students are working together by creating addition sums using number beads. They also explored what happens to numbers when using 10 more and 10 less or 1 more and 1 less.

Celebrating the First Holy Communion

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.

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

A learning experience for Yr 2.1

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.

Submitted by Ms Stephanie Azzopardi, Yr 2.1

World Book Day

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 🙂

 

Happy Easter… End of Term Fun Activities

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.