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Year 5 students will be visiting the new and exciting Malta’s interactive science centre on the 17th January 2017.

Health & Safety – Catch’em Young

Years 1, 2 and 3 will be having another session of the Catch’em Young health and safety sessions on the 18th of January 2017. This is an in class activity by special health and safety teachers.

High 5 – the Junior Mathematics Challenge

Selected students will be having a meeting at the school hall on the 18th January 2017 about this exciting challenge. This is one of a series of seminars that participants need to attend in order to reach the requested standards to pariticipate in the final phase that will take place in April 2017. Good luck to all our participants.

FLAP – German

Year 6 students are being introduced to the German language through the foreign language awareness programme. Another session will take place in class on the 19th January 2017.

 For further information re school’s calendar of events please view Calendar.

Theatre in Edcuation – Yrs 5 & 6

Teachers from the drama unit visited our school to work with our yr5 and 6 students on a drama project that treated Tolerance. They adapted a play which they acted out for the students. The theme of the play treated the following topics:

  • it is ok to be different
  • trying to communicate
  • trying to find methods to open doors
  • dismantling barriers that do not allow us to work together.

Apart from the usual exposure to manners in the theatre, such as listening quietly and not disturbing others, clapping at the appropriate places, discipline during a drama activity, the students were encouraged to  to perform. It was interesting to see the students choosing the parts of the play which they liked most, acting it out, calling in helpers from the audience just like the professional performers did,and be creative in their performance by acting out from memory, adding in dialogue and using gestures to enhance their performance.

These sessions are important in that the students are doing activities out of the classroom, they are all treated equally, in that their class teachers and LSAs are not present during the sessions; they are trained to be disciplined during the drama activity by listening quietly and obeying instructions; they learn to allow  others to speak or act; they learn  theatre jargon such as narrator, actor, props, cues, etc. All this was possible through drama games, energizers and allowing the students to perform.

Here are some photos of the event:

Tablet Activities – Year 4

Year 4 students had their first experience of using their recently provided tablets in class. The activity was conducted by the IT support teacher and the class teachers. The activities included:

  • internet safety
  • brainstorming activities
  • introduction to QR codes
  • editing photos
  • taking photos
  • accessing different lesson profiles

The students enjoyed the sessions and the following are some photos of the event:

Student of the Month – October 2016

Christmas Concerts

The school will hold the following Christmas Concerts:

  • 14th December 2016 – Kindergarten 1 & 2
  • 16th December 2016 – Years 1, 2 & 3
  • 20th December 2016 – Years 4, 5 & 6

All concerts start at 9:30am and will be over by 10:30am.

Invitations are issued for two persons per child only. There will also be a Euro 1 collection in aid of Strina.

Thanks for your cooperation.

The School Administration

European Day of Languages

The European Day of Languages has been celebrated every year on the 26th September since the year 2001,  at the initiative of the Council of Europe, Strasbourg. At Attard Primary, we celebrate this special day during Assembly.

The following are some photos of the event showing year 1 students. They prepared an item about the English Language. A student representative whose parents are Nigerian and English speaking, spoke about herself in English. The rest of the children drew the English flag and held it up during the representation.

Dun Karm Psaila

Yr 4 classes did projects about the Maltese National Poet, Dun Karm Psaila and presented their work during Assembly. Here are some photos of the event:

Malta Book Festival

The annual Malta Book Festival will be held between the 9th and 13th November at the Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta. During this event, all of Malta’s publishers, authors, bookshops, and other entities related to books, showcase their material. This event is organised by the Kunsill Nazzjonali tal-ktieb. Futher information may be obtained by clicking on the image:

eID

It is important for parents to obtain and activate their eID in order to be able to view their child’s results.

To do so click here or phone 21226628.

European School Sport Day

The European School Sport Day is a pan-European initiative with the main goal to promote physical activity on international level with the aim to involve as many children and young people, schools and organisations as possible. The idea was inspired by the Hungarian School Sport Day, an event which has been organised by the Hungarian School Sport Federation (HSSF) for the last 10 years. This is a day dedicated to promote physical activity, and to empower the “belonging to the school” experience for every participant.

The pictures below show the event which took place this morning at Attard Primary. All children from year 1 to year 6 were involved in these activities of sports and fun thanks to the planning and coordination of the PE teacher, Mr M. Scerri, as well as the cooperation of class teachers and LSAs.