Category Archives: Year 6

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 🙂

 

Odd and Even Patterns

Students participated in a number of activities during an Odd and Even patterns lesson. The students were given a set of cards and they had to match them according to whether the answer is odd, even or never a whole number. A discussion followed, with examples. Finally an activity using money was carried out. The same patterns were explored by the students through money. 

Submitted by Mr Matthew Cassar, Yr 6.1 Class Teacher

3D shapes…

These are some photos of an activity carried out with the Yr 6.1 students during a Maths lesson. The children were asked to create 3D shapes using blue tac and toothpicks. After doing so, the number of vertices, faces and edges of each 3D shape were discussed. Everyone enjoyed this activity, including the learning support educator.

Submitted by Mr Matthew Cassar, Yr 6.1 Class teacher

Making Memories

School is not just about academic teaching and learning. The Yr 6.1 can be see making memories at Luxol during break time following some physical activities. Everyone had loads of fun, inlcuding the teacher and learning support educator.

Submitted by Mr Matthew Cassar, Yr 6.1 teacher

Childhood Stories

During the last 2 months Mr Matthew Cassar was carrying out story telling lessons with his students. Mr Cassar read to them one of his  favourite childhood books, Free Lance and the Lake of Skulls.

Now that the story is finished, a follow up reading activity will be carried out for World Book Day on the 23rd of April. The children are preparing resources from recycled material. They will act out one of their favourite scenes using these resources as props. A wheel spinner with questions related to the story will be used as reflection on the story itself. 

Focus Group discussing Children’s Rights

The Year 6 students have been chosen to be part of a focus group by the Commissioner for Children. During the meeting students discussed their rights. Ms Suzanne Gili complimented the students for their knowledge about the subject and for participating actively in the discussion. This session was held during a PSCD session. We thank the class teachers, PSCD teachers and students for being great ambassadors for the school.