Title: In conjunction with the Emergent Curriculum topic – Dogs done in class. (Hiding flashcards and soft toys in soil)
Mr Matthew Cassar used Crafts combined with Maths.
In the first lesson, students had to create a Factor House where the factors of a given number were represented as windows while the multiple was drawn on the roof. This activity helps the students remember better what Factors are and give better examples.
Another activity about Equivalent Fractions was carried out. The students created a jigsaw puzzle where equivalent fractions were drawn on each piece. This helps the students build a connection between equivalent fractions and a jigsaw puzzle- as they are all equal and thus they all fit together as one.
Teaching and learning at Mġarr Primary School is fun for all. Well done to our educators.
Year 5.1 – Students worked in groups to discuss story and plan. On the provided storyboard they drew the main events of their story. Then, they used Scratch Jr on their tablets to build and code their own scenarios. This helped them visualise their story, making it easier for them to write it. Finally, they presented their animated story and their composed write up to the whole class.
Our youngest students are our treasures. There are moments when children are taken outdoors to play with balls and other resources. Having hands on activities enhances the learning in a fun way for all. These activities are complimented by indoor play dough sessions in class. Sensory skills are strengthened through the use of shaving foam.
At SNC Mġarr Primary School, we are are working to have systematically creative, active and collaborative learners. In Year 6.2, this was achieved by getting the students to help each other to learn and play through the shared language of LEGO Story Starters. LEGO can be used to help join logic and reasoning with creativity, and provide children with the opportunity to build the things they see in the real world, experiment with their surroundings and get hands-on with their environment. LEGO play and learning sets are just the job for helping children learn more about the communities they live in.
Mr Matthew Cassar gave his students the opportunity to use Lego Story Starters to create an image of the story they were going to write about in their creative writing task. The Lego packs helped the students formulate their ideas better while building a word bank of adjectives related to their story at the same time. Teaching and learning is fun for our students.
Our Year 5 and Year 6 students attended Playcon Expo. They participated in the following workshops by the Digital Literacy Team:
Cody Colour, Scratch Jr, Unplugged and Minecraft: Education Edition.