Category Archives: Year 6

eTwinning Closure with San Lawrenz Gozo

The Year 6.2 students celebrated a year of eTwinning with their partners from San Lawrenz. The projects closure was done at Ġnejna Bay with a fantastic canoeing session and swimming. The students then returned to the school for a healthy lunch and ice-cream. It has been a very enriching learning experience for the year 6 students of both schools.

Special thanks to Ms Sharon D’Amico (teacher), Ms Doreen Abela (LSE), Ms Chanelle (Teacher) and Mr Saviour Tabone (Assistant Head).

More from Literacy Week

The children of 6.2 had to record themselves reading a story or poem, in English or Maltese. Then, they shared their tablets with their classmates who could hear the story being read using their headphones. It was great fun learning to read for an audience!

Submitted by Ms Sharon D’Amico

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 🙂

Capacity investigations

First- an explanation was done to help students remember how to convert l to ml and vice versa. An investigation was then carried out by myself using measuring containers and students were asked to observe the different questioning techniques.

Then, using measuring containers in groups, the students were given the opportunity to create their own investigation using liquids while emphasizing the concept of liters and milliliters. After creating their problems and using the necessary amounts of water in the containers, they went around and solved the investigations that the other groups had laid out for them in stations.

Submitted by Mr Matthew Cassar, Yr 6.1

Tick Tock! Tick Tock!

Learing about ‘Time’ using the CPA (concrete, practical, abstract) approach. Clocks from the Maths Class Toolbox were used as a tangible resource to help students understand the 24 hour clock better. A tablet game with pictures of clocks on it was then used as a consolidation of the previous explanation. A memory game was carried out in groups where students were asked to match the 24 hour clock time with the 12 hour clock time.
Submitted by Mr Matthew Cassar, Yr 6.1 Class Teacher

Maths Clocks and Right Angles

Students enjoyed a Maths game. Flashcards of numbers from 1 to 12 were placed in the middle of the classroom to represent the clock. The students acted as the clock hand and were given instructions by the others to face a number.

They were then given instructions with right angles or degrees to turn either clockwise or anticlockwise (e.g. Turn 120° or 1 2/3 right angles) and if they faced the correct number, their group was awarded points.

This game helped a lot since the students themselves became an involved part of the activity and were put in the ‘middle’ of the lesson.

A Quizizz activity on the tablets was then carried after as a consolidation of the lesson.

Submitted by Mr Matthew Cassar, Yr 6.1 Class Teacher