As part of the Design and Technology project, we designed a box and turned it into a memory chest in order to put keepsakes in and preserve them for the future. We then did a write up describing the process steps – from design to implementation.
On Thursday 15th April, as part of Healthy Lifestyle Week, our students participated in a bikethlon organised by Birkirkara St. Joseph Sports Club. The event took place just outside the school and in the driveway of the University Residence opposite the school. Year 4, 5 and 6 students participated in the activity which was really fun!
As part of Healthy Lifestyle Week, students from Year 6A prespared puppet shows for students in Kindergarten 1 and 2 and Years 1 and 2. Students worked in groups and wrote a script for the puppet show about helthy living. Among the topics which featured the most were the importance of eating fruit and vegetables and of doing some form of physical activity everyday. It was a very educational experience both for the students who prepared the puppet shows and also for those who wathced. Here are some pictures of the activity!
Year 6C students together with their teacher Ms. Rita Debono prepared these charts about different types of animals for a special assembly. Students were divided into groups and each group chose a particular group of animals like, for example, farm animals, animals that fly, pets and so on. Then they cut out pictures of these animals and organised them to make an interesting chart. These are the charts these students made!
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!
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.
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.
For this activity, students were required to set up a bird table in the school garden. They stocked it regularly with food for the birds. Among our guests there were sparrows, sardinian warblers and also robins and black redstarts. Studetns enjoyed the activity as they had fun watching birds eating on the table.