Learning outdoors is a very enriching experience for students. Not only do they learn about the environment, but they appreciate the importance of preserving nature, while learning literacy and numeracy.
Year 4 and year 5 students went to Ta’ Selmun to do a science fieldwork. They saw Ta’ Selmun tower and then they had plenty of time to complete their fieldwork on their tablets. After they ran around the race track. Finally they sat down under the shade of the trees to eat their lunch.
As part of the Social Studies Curricula, the Year 3 students carried out a fieldwork in their school locality. Students had to observed the environment surrounding the school. Among other things, pupils discussed and noted the differences and similarities between buildings, compared the two main streets surrounding the school, observed the different types of vehicles that passed from a main road and they also talked about the different shops one can find in the vicinity. Students recorded the information gathered in their fieldwork booklet.
Submitted by Ms Miranda Cauchi, Yr 3.2 Class Teacher
As part of their Social Studies learning programme as well as Continuous Assessment, the year 3.1 students took part in a fieldwork inside our school, around the school as well as in places of interest in Mġarr.
The students enjoyed listening to sounds around them, noting different types of buildings, fields and rubble walls, comparing a noisy street to a quiet one, observing and talking about different types of shops found in Mġarr as well as the church and patron saint, a recreational area for children in Mġarr and observing different cars that passed in a particular street and recording the information gathered in their fieldwork booklet.
It was truly a wonderful educational experience which was enjoyed by the students and teachers as well!
Submitted by Ms Sharon Calleja
Across the curricula we integrate key sustainable issues in teaching and learning. Indeed, as part of the Social Studies syllabus students are given the opportunity to visit a nature reserve and carry out the given fieldwork. On the 28th of May, the Year 3 students visited the Għadira Nature Reserve. There, they had the opportunity to see the different trees that grow in Malta and observe and learn more information about the flora and fauna of the Maltese islands. Furthermore, the pupils also discussed how they can help protect the environment. This fieldwork helped students to understand better what they had learned in class.