The students in Year 1.1 (Ms. Francesca Saliba) and Year 1.2 (Ms. Jeanine Sciberras) made these posters about the villages and towns they come from as a follow-up activity to a Social Studies lesson. They found pictures and wrote a couple of sentences about their locality. Here are some pictures of these posters.
Kindergarten1 students made these beautiful crafts using recycled materials with their teacher Ms. Maggie Zammit. They made fish bowls from plastic bottles as well as charts recycling paper and pictures from magazines. These activities are also taking part in the Dinja Wahda project. Here are some pictures showing these crafts.
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!
Students from Year 1.2 made these beautiful sheep with cotton wool after a Religion lesson about the Good Shepherd delivered by their teacher Ms. J. Sciberras. The photo shows the display in class of Jesus the Good Shepherd surrounded by the sheep with the students’ names.
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.
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.