Today children learnt about flowers and plants. They talked about the parts of the plant – mainly the roots, the stem, leaves and fruit and they learnt about their purpose. Then they could analyse and discuss the similarities and differences including length, width of flowers, leaves and buds. They also noticed plants which had flowers and fruit.
In groups the children were challenged to recreate diagrams of plants. They using things they found in the outdoor environment.
Submitted by Ms Marilyn Bugeja, Year 1.1 Class Teacher
The Year 2.2 students of Ms Stephanie Azzopardi have been learning Maths in a very hands-on and practical manner. However they are also doing this outside the classroom, while enjoying the outdoors.
On another they learned about subtraction using loose parts available in the school garden.
And another interesting lesson that was extended from the classroom to the outdoors was during English whereby children were learning about houses. After being exposed to vocabulary students enjoyed building their houses of tyres, logs and wood in the school garden.
After reading the story The Very Hungry Caterpillar, children had the opportunity to go in the school garden to look for different insects. They enjoyed exploring and observing their surroundings using magnifying glasses.
Following a visit at Ta’ Ħaġrat Temples in Mġarr, the Year 1 students were asked to make models of this temple using stones and twigs gathered from the school garden and interlocking cubes. The students’ observational skills were amazing to the extent that one group made a model of the temple and church and placed the church in perspective.
Submitted by Ms Marilyn Bugeja, Yr 1 Class Teacher
This week the children prepared a healthy snack using wraps. Students got a variety of ingredients. They discussed the importance of avoiding the consumption of processed food on a daily basis and discussed alternative ways for making a pizza topping healthier. Children were asked to follow the instructions carefully. After preparing the ingredients, they placed them on their wrap and then, these were put in the oven for a few minutes. Later, they enjoyed eating their pizza wrap.
Submitted by Ms Marilyn Bugeja, Yr 1.1 Class Teacher
This week Year 1.1 children visited San Anton Gardens. The children participated in a very meaningful play based on the story ‘The Happy Prince’ written by Oscar Wilde. After this, the children had the opportunity to visit the garden where they learnt a lot about nature.
They had lunch next to the turtle pond and then, they had the opportunity to observe several ducks and ducklings in the garden’s main pond. They also saw the black swan’s eggs. The children enjoyed looking at the colourful flowers, some busy bees at work, a lot of insects and also going around and under the magnificent trees.#