Last November, year 5 students visited Marsaxlokk, Malta’s famous fishing village. As a follow up to this outing they did some research and classroom activities, then they exhibited some of their work yesterday, during the morning assembly. Here are some pictures of the event:
The Flu season has started and the best way to keep our students healthy is for all above six months of age to take the flu vaccine and take precautionary measures to prevent the spread of flu. The Health Authorities are still offering the flu vaccine free of charge from health centres. The flu virus is easily spread through coughs, sneezes, and by touching something with the virus on it and then touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Those in close proximity to one another on a regular basis, as in our schools, are more vulnerable to getting and spreading the flu virus.
Children who are sick are not to attend school.
Children who are sick during school need to be cohorted away from other children and parents are asked to pick up the children.
Thank you in advance for helping this school year to be as healthy as possible.
The visit to St. Catherine’s today has been cancelled.
Students in K2.4, class of Ms Miriam Camilleri carried out a feedback session for the Seħer l-Istejjer. After literally preparing the Borma Minestra immediately after the reading session, the teacher today allowed the students to choose their favourite vegetable. This way the students were able to recollect what they have learned in the session carried out previously. Here are some photos of the session.
Kindergarten 1 classes are currently using the project approach. Teachers are currently planning according to the children’s interests. Children in Ms Yanika’s class (K 1.7) have shown interest in the topic of the farm. The pupils and their teacher are participatory co-learners. This approach is developmentally appropriate in planning for children’s learning in early childhood settings. Through this approach, teachers gain a greater understanding of each child’s individual needs, allowing for thoughtful and individualised programming.
St. Anthony of Egypt is the patron saint of animals. During assembly, children brought photos of their pets and soft toys. Members of the Attard Stray Animal Support Group and Ms Connie Scerri, member of the Attard Council talked to the students about stray animals. The students’ council urged fellow students to donate dog and cat food. Here are some photos of the event:
Today KG 2.4 had a session of Seħer l-Istejjer. The chosen story today was Borma Minestra by Trevor Zahra. Parents were invited for the session and took part with their children in the follow-up activity. Here are some photos of the event:
Lately, there was an election for the students’ council. The following photo shows the elected students:
BeeBots are used in the curriculum to help children start coding at an early age. Here are some photos of the activity that took place in K 1.1 and K 1.2:
The Directorate for Digital Literacy and Transversal Skills is once again launching the Family
Coding initiative in collaboration with the Malta Libraries. Parents/Guardians are invited to
participate in FREE coding sessions together with their children (age 8 – 11). During the workshop, which will take at the Central Library, Floriana, adults will be assisted by their children to help discover ways in which they can learn to code through play! Participants will experience an educational family-oriented session introducing computational thinking concepts through hands-on activities involving amongst others, the use of the OTPC tablet. The scope of these family-focused workshops is to introduce parents to coding concepts which may be alien to adults. During the workshop, adults will be assisted by their children whilst learning how
to create an interactive story.
The sessions are free, but space is limited, so please sign up today! You’ll be coding with your kids in no time! Register for a session: http://bit.ly/familycoding. The Directorate for Digital Literacy and Transversal Skills is also inviting volunteers who would like to help with the organisation and delivery of such coding sessions for adults and children. Training and resources will be provided. Interested adults can apply via http://tinyurl.com/coachcode