Carnival 2017 was celebrated in style with the help of the School Council and parent helpers. This year, the show was animated and prepared by the parents. The parents prepared a dance which the students adored. Then every year group from kinder to year 6 had to dance to music according to the choreography prepared by parents. Finally all members of staff were invited to dance one final dance before closing the show with the Maltese Carnival Hymn, Viva Viva l-Karnival.
The school would like to thank the all the parent helpers and the School Council members for ensuring the success of such an event 🙂
The Year 3.2 students have been learning about opposites. To consolidate what they had been learning during the previous weeks and this week the students participated in an activity. The class was divided into four groups, each group was given a set of flashcards. In turns, a member from each group had to pick up a flashcard, read it and then point to the opposite flashcard underneath the Bee-Bot mat. Next, they had to give the proper commands to the Bee-Bot so that it could reach the correct opposite. Students had lots of fun!
On Friday 17th February, the two Year 3 classes carried out the Social Studies fieldwork entitledMadwar l-Iskola Tagħna. The pupils started the fieldwork at school as they had to answer questions about it. After,both classes observed the streets surrounding the school. Amongst other things students had to write down what they could seein these streets, observe the vehicles passing from a busy street and mark down the shops one can find at the local square.
Finally, students had to answer questions about thelocalplaying field. There they also had a well deserved break.
The school is participating in the local initiative of providing a fruit or vegetable portion on a daily basis to students, better known as Skema ta’ Frott u Ħxejjex. The year 2 students had a hands-on session during which they planted basil and parsley in pots. Students had the opportunity to learn about the importance of such herbs in daily diets to provide the body with minerals needed for a healthier lifestyle.
The Yr 1.2 students of Ms Marilyn prepared some delicious pizza wraps. Students were given a variety of ingredients and choose their selected topics. Students also discussed the importance of avoiding the consumption of processed food on a daily basis and discussed alternative ways for making a pizza topping healthier. They also learned about the basics of hygiene and the importance of wearing an apron and washing up hands before touching food to avoid contamination.
Last week the year 1 classes of Ms Marilyn and Ms Louse joined forces during a PE lesson. Four different stations were set and the main focus was jumping. The children had a great time jumping on the large bouncing balls and trampolines! These activities also help to build a sense of balance and coordination. Physical Education is essential to activate the brain and help students concentrate during lessons.
The Year 1.1 students of Ms Louise prepared a healthy pasta salad. They learnt the steps needed how to cook pasta and helped in cleaning up when finished. Through such activities the school promotes healthy eating, while teaching students, from a very young age the importance of cleanliness and of giving a helping hand.
The year 3.1 students have been learning about contractions. After discussions and activities related to this topic, the students engaged in a matching activity as a group. Each group was given a set of flashcards with different long forms (such as do not) and short forms (such as don’t). They enjoyed matching the long forms with the correct short forms.
The students are learning about 3D shapes at the moment. They sang along merrily to the 3D shapes song and learned about 3D shapes in objects they can see in their everyday life. The students also played an online game to show their knowledge of 3D shapes and their names. They later handled each 3D shape in order to learn about their properties (i.e. faces, vertices and edges). The students also participated in a sorting activity in order to distinguish between 2D and 3D shapes.