Nhar il-Ħamis 10 ta’ Novembru 2011, il-klassijiet tal-Ħames Sena kienu mistiedna sabiex jattendu Seminar bl-isem ta’ “Duq il-Qawsalla” fil-Home Economics Centre B’Kara. It-tema tas-Seminar kienet dwar l-importanza li fid-dieta tagħna ninkludu 5 porzjonijiet ta’ frott u ħaxix kuljum. L-istudenti tgħallmu permezz ta’ stejjer, attivitajiet u logħob edukattiv. Waqt il-brejk it-tfal ingħataw cereal bar nutrittiva. Fl-aħħar tas-seminar kull student u studenta ingħataw ċertifikat ta’ attendenza.
By Year 6.1 (Ms. Sharon Muscat)
This is a creative writing activity in which students worked in groups in order to create ideas and develop solutions to improve our environment.
Nhar it-Tlieta 18 t’Ottubru, il-klassijiet tal-Ħames Sena żaru il-Kitchen Gardens tal-President ġewwa Ħal Balzan. Tlaqna mill-iskola bil-mixi wara l-ewwel brejk u wasalna nofs siegħa wara. Hemmhekk iltqajna ma żewġ għalliema tax-Xjenza li dawruna mal-post u urewna bosta affarijiet interessanti. Tgħallimna dwar il-pjanti u l-ħxejjex tal-ikel, dwar l-animali kif ukoll dwar l-ambjent Malti. Uħud minna ħadu wkoll xi ritratti. Tawna wkoll ktejjeb bl-attivitajiet. Ħadna ħafna gost għaliex tgħallimna ħafna affarijiet ġodda fuq in-natura u rajna lil ħbiebna l-annimali.
Dawn ir-ritratti ittieħdu minn Ruth Borg (Yr.5.2)
During Holy week, Year 4 students acoompanied by their teachers, Ms. Josianne Hili and Ms. Alison Said, visited several exhibitions hosted at various Band Clubs in Żebbuġ. Students had the chance to admire the beautiful works of art made from coloured semolina, salt and rice. They also visited scenes from the Passion of Christ with life-size figures. This educational visit helped students to appreciate the rich cultural heritage of the Maltese islands and also to enter more into the spirit of this holy time of the Liturgical Year.
As part of Healthy Fun Week our students took part in a walk to San Anton Gardens which are a short distance from our school. Through this activity, students learned about the importance of physical exercise – in this case, walking – and admired the beauty of these gardens in central Malta. On-site and follow-up activities were also organised by the respective teachers. These photos show Year 6 students at San Anton Gardens as well as pictures drawn by Year 1 students.
Another Dinja Waħda activity carried out by Year 6 students was “The Wall!” focussing on rubble walls found in the Maltese countryside and their importance as habitats for plants and animals. The activity was carried out in a rural area just outside the village of Lija. Students were given a worksheet to fill in with their observations. After being given a short explanation by the teacher, students had time to observe and note down on their worksheets what they saw on and around the rubble wall. In class, after a short discussion, the students drew pictures of rubble walls and the creatures and plants that live around them. Here are some pictures showing the activity!
On Thursday and Friday 25th and 26th March 2010 students and teachers visited the Holy Week exhibition hosted at St. Gabriel Band Club in Balzan. The exhibition included scenes from the Passion of Christ including the Last Supper and the Agony in the Garden of Olives. There were also statuettes showing Christ during his moments of suffering. It was a fruitful and educational experience for all those who visited the exhibition. Guides accompanied the students throughout the exhibition explaining each item. In these photos Year 1 students and members of the SMT are admiring the interesting exhibits.
Through this activity, students learnt about migration through a game and a drawing and craft activity. Children played a game about migration in which they learnt about the dangers faced by swallows during migration. Then they made cardboard swallows which were displayed in class and ‘migrated’ from one side of the classroom to another.
In the school garden we set up a compost bin. Students from Kindergarten up to Year 7 and even staff members were encouraged to bring along from home vegetable and fruit scraps to make compost at school. In three weeks’ time the bin was filled to the brim. Now we just have to turn and poke the materials inside the bin so that in a few months time we would have some good compost.
Students were familiarised with 6 birds found in Malta, namely, the Sparrow (Għasfur tal-bejt), Sardinian Warbler (Bufula sewda), Black Redstart (Kudiross iswed), White Wagtail (Zakak Abjad), Robin (Pitirross) and the Starling (Sturnell). The activity consisited of a powerpoint presentation about the six birds in which students learnt about each bird and heard their song. Then students coloured pictures of these birds which were displayed in class and on the Green Board. A game followed in which students represented birds and raced to a box in which there were cards with the names of types of food birds eat. Students learned a lot about birds from this activity and enjoyed themselves very much.