Category Archives: Year 6

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

eTwinning Activity at Ta’ Ħaġrat Temples

The Year 6.2 students are participating in an eTwinning project with students from San Lawrenz, Gozo. An activity was carried out with Ms Laura Schembri, the digital literacy support teacher this morning, at Ta Ħaġrat Temples.
The students used their tablets and QR codes to find clues and information about these temples. It was great fun and the children participated eagerly.
The children had already done some research about the site prior to the activity and were well-prepared 🙂
Submitted by Ms Sharon D’Amico, class teacher

Perimeter and Area Activity

Spaghetti and Meatballs for all- a mathematical story about optimizing area and perimeter…

The story is about The Comforts inviting 32 people for lunch. We see Mrs Comfort hiring 8 square tables to seat 4 at each table.  However, as the guests begin to arrive and they start putting the tables together so that they sit together, we see that although the area remains the same, the perimeter doesn’t!
We practiced the seating with square cut-cut-outs for a whole class activity and discussion. Later we used square bits of paper to recreate different ways of arranging the tables on our Maths Journal.  After that we progressed to draw different combinations of using the same area but different perimeter.
We also applied this to real life situations as seen in restaurants and big family gatherings.
Submitted by Ms Sharon D’Amico, Yr 6.2 Class Teacher

Olympic Quiz

Three Year 6 students from Ms Sharon D’Amico’s class participated in a first time edition Olympic Quiz held for year 6 students. The students had to study content about the Olympic Games from a book during the Christmas holidays. The quiz will be aired on TV.

Although the students did not make it to the final, they still made us proud. They were also awarded a T-shirt each as recognition for their effort and participation. Well done for your commitment 🙂

Equestrian Sessions for Our Students

The Year 5 students started a series of equestrian sessions at the Sunflower Park.

Students had some time to get to know the lovely ponies and horses residing at this park.

They also had great fun riding the ponies and horses.

This was a great experience for the students. In fact one student told his teacher that this was the best outing ever. In the following sessions students will learn how to groom ponies and horses and how to take care of them.

Festive Season E-Safety Event

An internet e-safety event was organised for the Year 5 and Yr 6 students by the healthy and safety teacher, Ms Jacqueline Abela and the digital literacy support teacher, Ms Laura Schembri.

Students used their laptops to scan QR codes which were displayed in the school hall.

Every code was linked to a safety measure that needs to be taken to make our homes safer this Christmas.

In the above photos students have shared some of the safety tips they learnt. Such sessions are a true example of how technology can be used to embrace a meaningful learning experience.