The Year 2.2 students of Ms Stephanie Azzopardi enjoyed a maths lesson outdoors about capacity. They estimated how many cups of water would be needed to fill in different sized containers and then actually counted the number of cups needed.

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


The year 3.2 were busy learning about capacity by participating in hands-on activities to help them understand this topic in a more concrete way.The students filled different containers with coloured water to learn about litres and millilitres.  They took part in several investigative tasks, such as pouring 1L of water into containers of different sizes, finding out how many containers of a specific amount needed to be poured into a 1L container to fill it up, reading the scale on different containers to find out how much liquid was poured in them, as well as pouring two different amounts of liquid into a larger container to find their total and recording their answers by drawing the capacity on a given jug.

Submitted by Ms Sharon Calleja, Yr 3.2

A learning experience for Yr 2.1

The Yr 2.1 students of  Ms Stephanie Azzopardi have embarked on an eTwinning Protject. In the above photos the students shared their experience with their partners from Greece by showing them how they learn shapes with the help of techonology using a Beebot. In this joint partnership both partners are using Beebot in teaching and learning.

Students learn counting in 2s and 3s using interlocking cubes, numbers, bee-bot and colourful pins to create a pattern using the Concrete, Practical, Abstract Approach.

Bark rubbing fieldwork held in Buskett  during the School Marathon Walk.

Capacity – measuring large bottles, a tin and a jug.During this session students used vocabulary to label: full, empty, nearly full, nearly empty, half full and half empty in a very practical and hands-on manner.Clocks – matching activity, use chalk to create your own clock! Students enjoyed this outdoor session in the school yard using hula hoops and chalk to create their own clocks.

During a visit at the Inquisitor’s Place in Birgu, the students enjoyed a Story telling andcooking session during which they prepared the typical pastini tar-raħal.

Students enjoying Sports Day organised by the PE teachers and the Sports Promotion Unit.

Submitted by Ms Stephanie Azzopardi, Yr 2.1



This week we talked about capacity in Maths. The students learned that capacity is the amount of liquid a container can hold. They also learned about the units we use to measure capacity, namely litres (L) and millilitres (ml). They learned that we use ml to measure small quantities and L to measure large quantities. They also learned that 1 litre is equal to 1,000 millilitres.  The students also practiced making estimations of the capacity of different containers as well as reading different amounts of liquid on a scale.  They did all this by means of hands on activities since we used different containers filled with water. We put green food colouring in the water so they could read the capacity clearly on the scale on each of the different containers. We estimated and poured different quantities of coloured water in different sized containers. We experimented with different containers to see if they could hold more or less than 1 litre. We even saw how many of a particular container were needed to fill up a larger container. For example, they learned that they needed 2 500ml containers to fill up a 1litre container.  The students also saw different sized 1 litre containers to learn that even though they looked different, they all had the same capacity. It was a fun learning experience and the students enjoyed pouring the coloured water in the containers!

Submitted by Ms Sharon Calleja, Yr 3.1 Teacher

Hands on capacity!


The year 1.2 students of Ms Marilyn Bugeja  were learning about different amounts of water in the different cups. After talking about the different amounts in different containers, children were asked to fill a number of cups and then, putting them in order starting from the cup holding most to the cup holding the least amount of water.