Category Archives: Year 1

Book Characters come to Life

Children dressed up as their favourite book character and got their favourite book to school.

They read a part of the story or recited the story in short as a part of the weekly Show and Tell.

Finally they drew their favourite character and wrote a sentence about their favourite book.

Submitted by Ms Marilyn Bugeja, Yr 1.1

Out and about…

Year 1 students enjoyed a fieldwork session in one of the gems of our beautiful locality. The day started off by walking to the Mgarr square for the Maths trail. A short break followed and children enjoyed some time at the swings. On the way to school they visited Ta’ Ħaġrat Temples and continued their maths trail.

Submitted by Ms Louise Cutajar, Class Teacher

Sillabi…

Din il-ġimgħa, it-tfal tal-ewwel sena kienu qegħdin jitkellmu dwar is-sillabi u kif ser jinqasmu biex jgħinuhom fil-qari. Huma għarfu li f’kull sillaba jkun hemm vokali waħda u l-ittri doppji qatt ma jistgħu ikunu fl-istess sillaba. Dan sar kollu b’eżerċizzju ħafif meta bl-imqass qasmu numru ta’ leħħiet li kienu għamlu huma stess.

Xogħol ta’ Ms Marilyn Buġeja, Għalliema tal-ewwel sena

Maths Trail at School

Today Year 1 children participated in a school Maths trail.

They went round the school to count steps, find shapes, count fire extinguishers, observe height of trees and objects, and order numbers amongst other activities.

Whilst learning numeracy, the students enjoyed the outdoors.

This activity provided for a meaningful hands-on experience.

Submitted by Ms Marilyn Bugeja, Yr 1.1 Class Teacher

Walking Water & Mixing Colours

We started the experiment by filling up 4 clear cups with coloured food colour (Red, yellow, blue and another one with red) and put them about 4 inches apart. Then we put another 3 clear empty cups in between. We grabbed 6 strips of paper towels and placed one end of the each paper towel into the glass with the water and the other end into an empty cup. We repeated this for every cup, thus having 2 paper towel strips in the empty cups. We left the cups sit for a few hours and check on them every hour to see what happened.

The children learnt that water travels up and across the paper towel out of one glass and into another. They could see that the coloured water in the empty cup was a mixture of both adjacent cups’ water.  They learnt that red and yellow made orange, yellow and blue made green, blue and red made purple.

Later on during the week children were given some 3 cups of coloured water – red, blue, yellow and they were asked to create a painting on paper towels. They could see that when the colours touched they changed their initial colour – thus mixing into a secondary colour.

Submitted by Ms Marilyn Bugeja, Yr 1.1 Class Teacher

Weight

In class we introduced the topic ‘Weight’. After talking about what they knew about the topic, children were asked to take out their drinking bottles and go around the class to find objects which were lighter and heavier than their bottles. They enjoyed this hands on activity as they could clearly understand the difference between heavier and lighter.

Submitted by Ms Marilyn Bugeja, Yr 1.1 Class Teacher

Outdoor Estimation

Today we went outside to estimate the number of objects we have in the school yard. Children estimated the number of trees, steps, number of windows. They wrote their estate on the whiteboard and then counted to check the exact amount of objects.

Submitted by Ms Marilyn Bugeja, Yr 1.1 Class Teacher

Learning through experience

Children started learning about capacity. They learnt new vocabulary related to the topic: full and empty, nearly empty, half full, half empty and nearly empty.  They were give containers and were asked to fill them up in different amounts, and put them in order.

Children were then asked to get their containers from home. They could clearly identify that not all containers hold the same amount of water due to the size of the container.

Submitted by Ms Marilyn Bugeja, Yr 1.1 Class Teacher