Literacy Day… creativity, technology and more!

The students were grouped and asked to create a story with characters they created using recycled material (e.g. paper plates, cereal boxes etc.).

Photos were taken using the tablets and the stories were presented in the form of a digital story using various different types of writing strategies (e.g. dialogues, instructions, story, note, directions etc.).

Submitted by Mr Matthew Cassar, Yr 6.1 Class Teacher

eTwinning between San Lawrenz Primary and Mgarr Primary School

The Year 6.2 students had a fantastic etwinning experience in Gozo between 22nd and 23rd April.

The students met their etwinners from San Lawrenz Primary School during this cultural exchange.

The programme was jam packed with fun, culture, history and new friendships.

The students stayed in Manresa house. On arriving in Gozo they visited the Cittadella, Folklore museum, the Cathedral, silos and battery shelters.

They proceeded to the natural history museum and the Ċitadella Visitors’ Centre where they saw a captivating documentary about Gozitan History. After they visited the dry moat, narrow streets in Il Manderaggio, saw an exhibition of Good Friday Statues, Don Bosco Oratory and the cemetery of the Crusades. Finally they visited Lunzjata Valley and its chapel built on a cliff side. Before retreating for the day, they had supper at House Manresa. After supper the students went to Ta Marziena and enjoyed Munxar’s open gym, then proceeded towards Sannat passing through Ġnien is-Sultan before going back to the dormitories.

On the second day the students visited Ġgantija Temples, Ta’ Kola Windmill, Xerri’s Grotto (famous for its stalactites and stalagmites), Ta’ Karmni’s Museum and finally off to Dwejra where student enjoyed a wonderful boat ride, corals, cliffs and deep blue waters.

Special thanks goes to Ms Sharon D’Amico, Yr 6 teacher at Mgarr Primary, Ms Doreen Abela, LSE at Mgarr Pirmary and Mr Saviour Tabone, Assistant Head at San Lawrenz Primary for organising such a memorable, education, cultural and etwinning exchange 🙂

Earth Day

More than 193 countries celebrate Earth Day on 21st April holding various events to demonstrate support for the protection of the environment.

Last week, Ms Claire Agius was invited to join the Go Green Club of Mgarr Primary school in their manifestation. Below is a video edited by her kindself to help us raise awareness.

Well done to Ms Rodgers, assistant head, Ms Joanne Galea, KE and the Green Club members for supporting the environment.


Literacy Day… Buxu

The children listened to the story, Buxu Jsib Tezor. They played a fishing game. The children were split in two groups and used a fishing rod to catch some fish. Once they caught a fish they had to identify the number written on the fish. The children made a cat using toilet paper rolls using their favourite colour.

The children took turns to play the role of Buxu (wearing ears) outdoors. The other children played the role of Buxu’s cat friends. They counted numbers to play hide and seek while Buxu went hiding in a bucket that was full of fish which he shared with his friends and family.

The children had some time to improve their mathematical skills by using the beebot with cards/pictures taken from the book of Buxu.

Submitted by Ms Felicia Borg, KGE

Science Fieldwork at Selmun

Year 4 and year 5 students went to Ta’ Selmun to do a science fieldwork. They saw Ta’ Selmun tower and then they had plenty of time to complete their fieldwork on their tablets. After they ran around the race track. Finally they sat down under the shade of the trees to eat their lunch.

Submitted by Ms Mathea Mompalao, Yr 4.1 Class Teacher

Goldilocks and the Three Bear during Literacy Week

Various activities were held during literacy week based on the story of Goldilocks and the Three  Bears.

Story using puppets invovled colouring Papa, Mama, Baby bears and Goldilocks for characters headbands craft with a rhyme.

Students then role-played the story using the main characters with headbands craft.

Students also played Goldilocks and the Three Bears Picture Lotto followed by Goldilocks and the Three Bears size seriation – big, medium, small.

In another activity students had to match the bears and had to decide between hot and cold.

To recapitulate the story students were given sequencing pictures/cards. They finally drew something about the story and used maths rhyme beginning subtraction using one less.

Submitted by Ms Lucienne Vella, K2.3

Literacy Day… Stone Soup

The teacher animated the story Stone Soup .  Students also enjoyed animating parts of the story.  Then, the class discussed the story elements.  Afterwards, students were given a template of a plan with pictures and they wrote the characters, the setting of the story etc…Another plan was given,  this time they had the question words or phrases only so that they could modify some parts of the story from the previous plan.  In so doing, the students made the text more interesting and relevant to them.

Finally, they were given the text of the story in the form of a paragraph and they had to change the underlined text according to their second plan. During reading sessions students not only draw their favourite scene and character but they also write why.