Baa! Baa! A milking they come…

The K1.1 students of Ms Josianne had a very interesting lesson prepared by Ms Semira Camenzuli, student teacher, during her teaching practice. Ms Sharon invited a farmer who visited our school. During his visit he spoke to the children on how sheep are taken care of and what is involved in the process of milking sheep.

A model was prepared and students had a go at pretend play by “milking” the model. This session helped students to appreciate that milk, and other milk products, go through a long process before they can be enjoyed.

Well done to Ms Camenzuli.  The school shall miss you 🙂

Literacy Activity related to World Book Day

The K2.1 students of Ms Lucienne have been working for the past week around the theme of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. The activities for this week have all be inspired by the classic fairy tale.

The students followed the story on the interactive whiteboard. As a follow up activity students played a games where they had to sort furniture in the correct rooms of a house. finally children made their own drawings about the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

Sports Day at Kirkop for Primary Students

Sports Day was organised for all primary students by the Sports Promotion Unit and the PE teachers, Ms Rebecca Bonello and Ms Chanel Micallef Cassar. Students enjoyed a variety of events together with a shot a gymnastics. This event was truly well organised and children enjoyed every minute.Special thanks goes to Mr Joseph Tanti, from Sports Promotion Unit, for coordinating and ensuring the success of this event at a very short notice.

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 🙂


Gardening Sessions

Today was a wrap for the gardening sessions held by Ms Nicky over the past week. Three classes successfully completed their sessions and they are now officially recognised as our school gardeners.

The students have been learning about all that is involved in taking care of a school garden. The students are also taking care of collecting organic waste which is being deposited in the compost bin installed in the school garden.

The students took these sessions seriously and they have also planted a number of herbs and flowers including rucola, parley and basil.


The second gardening session was held at our school by Ms Nicky. The students planted their seeds and helped in pruning the area. Children had the opportunity to learn what is needed for seed to grow in healthy plants. They will be taking care of their plants in the coming weeks, while measuring how fast they are growing and which are the best conditions for plants to grow.

Earth Day

Earth day is an annual celebration which the Green Club hold at heart. Ms Rodgers, assistant head, organises an annual parade to promote the importance of caring for our planet Earth. The day kicked off with a special assembly organised by the Yr 5.1 students of Ms Melanie Sultana. During the assembly topics, such as global warming and the importance of disposing of rubbish responsibly, were discussed.

Even the youngest students in kindergarten contributed to the promotion of Earth Day by displaying their message on one of the school’s noticeboards. This activity was organised by Ms Joanne Galea, Ms Josianne Camilleri and Ms Nagaat Bugeja (Kindergarten Educators).

Around 70 students, together with their teachers and Ms Rodgers, walked along the streets of Mgarr to share their message to locals and tourists alike. The awareness campaign ended in front of the Parish Church of Mgarr.

As a final activity, Green Club students will now engage in a thorough clean up of the school’s garden 🙂