The Magic of Stories…

The Magic of Stories, Seħer l-Istejjer, kicked off for the second consecutive year at our school. This is a story telling service, provided by the National Literacy agency, consisting of a number of animated story telling sessions held for students and parents at school in the early years. The school would like to thank Ms Patricia Gatt for animating these sessions and the parents for joining in these sessions.

Special Assembly

The Yr 6.2 students prepared the first special assembly for this scholastic year. Since the assembly happened to fall close the Halloween, the students explained the origins of Halloween. They also mentioned traditions practiced in various countries. Finally they got the whole school dancing to the song ghost buster.

Healthy Treats

Halloween is just around the corner.  Children love trick-or-treating, even if it means consuming too much sugar.  Therefore the Year 3.1 students prepared some healthy treats which can easily be made at home. 

Using clementines and celery they made small pumpkins.  Banana Ghosts were made using only 2 ingredients: bananas and chocolate chips.  Finally, they made some scary spiders with Pretzel sticks and cheese.

 

Our little cooks loved doing these treats as well as eating them 🙂

 

Submitted by Ms Miranda Cauchi, Yr 3.1

Exploring Flat Shapes

The Yr 1.2 students have been exploring flat shapes (2-d shapes). Students made use of the Bee-Bot to sort out shapes.  Using a Bee-Bot promotes counting skills and directional language. Afterwards they worked in pairs to sort whether the shape was a circle or a square. Children had a great time 🙂

Submitted by Ms Mathea Vassallo, Yr 1.2

Counting Money

During a Mathematics lesson students were divided in groups. Each group was given a handout and some coins.  Students had to use coins to make the amounts written on the Interactive Whiteboard (IWB).  After, each group told the class what coins they used to make the given amounts. These were then written on the IWB.  Students realized that even though some of the groups used different coins they still made the same amount.  Furthermore, they also pointed out which group used the least amount of coins to make the given amounts.  

Submitted by Ms Miranda Cauchi, Yr 3.1

Majistral Park… Appreciating nature…

The Yr 4.2 students of Ms Kylie Said when for fieldwork at Majjistral Park. During this outing students had the opportunity to learn about the Malta flora and fauna, while also learning about the Maltese “Girna”. This is a stone structure built by farmers. Farmers used the girna to protect themselves from the sun and rain and to store their tools.

Dinja Waħda – Nuturing love towards nature…

As tradition has it, the school is once again embarking on Dinja Waħda projects. Once again we are aiming for gold… not for the sake of getting a gold award, but to make sure that our students grow into responsible citizens who are aware of the importance of preserving the environment. Above students can be seen preparing decorations for the Dinja Waħda notice board. 

Thanks to Ms Rodgers, Assistant Head, for taking care of this project.

Fieldwork at Manikata

Friday 20th October was the first outing for year 2 children. At 9:00 a.m. we headed to Manikata. The coach dropped us off at Għajn Tuffieħa and we walked up to Manikata. Here we met a lady, with her friendly dog. The students were extremely happy about this.

The lady explained to the children about some flowers and trees found in the rural areas of the Maltese Islands. Then we proceeded to feed some of the animals including chickens, pigeons, goats, lambs, a donkey and a horse. The children also got to meet Buttuna and Lily.

The children were then invited in the picnic area where they enjoyed fresh bread with kunserva (tomato paste) and an apple. Finally the students had a hands-on session where they planted a bean plant to take with them home.

The students truly enjoyed each and every second. 

Submitted by Ms Janice Vella Muscat, Yr 2.2