TWIC ( 7-11 January 2019)

Ms Daniela Yr3

Time tasks, investigating magnetism and practising prepositions through fun games

Year 4.3 – Ms Leanne – Carrying out a survey and using the results to create a bar chart.Yr5- Mr Owen-science … creating a circuit (electricity)

Ms Jeanette- yr6- Weight

Ms Dolores/Ms Jacqueline- Books

Ms ALexia C- Yr1- This week we started learning English through phonics. The children used letters on bottle caps and magnetic letters to make words.

During the Literacy room slot, the children were given levelled books to read. While monitoring, I had the opportunity to listen to the children read phrases/sentences from the books.

During one of our Maths lessons, the children measure pictures using non standard unitsMs Lisanne/Ms Katya- K2- Cloud Painting and Wind Blowing Ms Mireille- Yr3- This week, during science we learnt about the way all parts have to be connected to build an electric circuit.Ms Stephanie & Ms Claire’s class (K 2.5 & K 2.6)-Working in teams to make igloos using various resources in class

School Council Elections

Dear Parent/Guardian,

School Council Elections 2019 – 2020

School Council Elections are being held as per Education Act 1988 in all State Schools in Malta and Gozo.

The School Council is made up of:

  • A President – who is nominated by the Minister for Education and Employment
  • A Secretary/Treasurer – who is the Head of School
  • Three representatives elected from among the Educators based at the school
  • Three representatives elected from among the Parents/Guardians whose children attend the School.

Elections will be held between Thursday 31st January and Monday 4th February. This year elections will be conducted online. Each parent is entitled to a vote. Parents can vote online at  schoolcouncilelections.edu.mt using a computer, a smartphone or a tablet. They can also choose to vote by going to the school on Thursday, Friday or Monday (31st January, 1st and 4th February) between 9.00 a.m. and 1.30 p.m. and vote using computers set up at the school. Helpers will be available to assist parents to vote. It is important that these parents take with them the Code that was given to their child so as to be able to vote.

Three parents/guardians, ready to serve on the School Council, are required.  The excellent work and dedication of members who served on previous Councils left positive results in our school.  Parents/guardians are therefore encouraged to participate in these elections by either volunteering as Council Members or by nominating other parents/guardians of children in our school. Participation in these elections is of utmost importance and your cooperation is greatly appreciated in the best interests of the school and the students.

Nomination forms

Nomination forms can be collected from your child’s school or submitted online on the website of the Ministry for Education and Employment at schoolcouncilelections.edu.mt. Each nomination is to be seconded by another parent/guardian whose children attend the school.  One can nominate him/herself. Nominations submitted by hand are to reach the school by not later than Friday 18th  January 2019. Online nominations will close at 1.00 p.m. on 18th January 2019.

Bronze Awards

Bronze Award Certificates were awarded to all those students who already manged to read 45 books from the class library and got them logged on their Reading Record Sheet.  WELL DONE!!!!!KEEP IT UP!!

TWIC (10-14 December)

Ms Dolores/Ms Jacqueline- Learning invitation, passport, what do you find in a luggage, the pilot

Ms Jeanette- Yr6- Maths investigation – At the restaurant

Ms Mireille – Yr3- Here are a few stages of our writing process. This week it was all about writing our letters to Santa!

Yr 4.3 Ms Leanne: Science experiment – testing the effect of different beverages on our teeth using eggs and various liquids

Ms Mariella Yr5- Wednesday p.e. activities

TWIC (3-7 December)

K1.5/K1.6- Ms.Prassede & Ms. Melvia- Cooking Activity – Decorating the Gingerbread Man with yoghurt and decorating it with a variety of fruits.

 Yr1- Ms Alexia C- Using letters on bottle caps to make words in Maltese

Yr5- Mr Owen- capacity-hands on activities

Year6 Social Studies fieldwork

Yr3- Ms Daniela- A fun shopping experience at the supermarket as part of the learning process to achieve the learning outcome ‘Making 100cents’.

Yr3- Ms Mireille- Science: Understanding that like poles of a magnet repel and unlike poles attract

Yr3- Ms Pam- Maths length lesson outside of the classroom. In groups the children had to draw a line as close as possible to 1m in length. They then used a measuring tape to see if their estimation was correct. They then used trundle wheels to measure the length and width of the yard.

TWIC 26-30 November

K1.1 and K1.2

Our small pilots took us to China😊where we had fun cooking noodles and working as a team creating fireworks using foam and paint.Our Chinese friend Larry also tried teaching us some Chinese words.We concluded the week dying noodles for sensory play.

YR 1.3 This week we carried out a Christmas themed experiment. We used Christmas shapes and filled them with bicarbonate of soda. We poured in white vinegar and this caused a bubbling explosion 🙂 

Yr6- Ms Jeanette

Yr 1.1- Growing Vetches (Ġurbiena) in class

Year 4.3 – Ms Leanne – Mental Maths Activity: Breaking the Code!

Yr3- Ms Mireille- This week we discussed things that can be measured in metres and others that can be measured in centimetres. We also practised giving estimates of the length of various objects and then measured them to assess how accurate our predictions were.

K1- Ms Melvia/Ms Prassede- Planting Vetch/ Science Experiment ‘Grow the Grinch’s Heart using a green balloon

TWIC (19-22 November)

Yr1- Ms Alexia C- We did a Maths session on problem solving. The children were involved in free play activities using tangrams and cuisenaire rods. They were also given dominoes and playing cards and asked to find different ways of making 8

Yr3- Ms Pam- BUSKETT OUTING

Yr3- Ms Mireille-Reinforcing mathematical knowledge and skills through activities: matching game, card game and designing our snowman using shapes of a cube.Yr6- Ms Jeanette

Yr5- Mr Owen- use of kahoot quizes on tablet during lessons

K1.1/1.2-Learning invitation, passport, what do you find in a luggage, the pilot

Reverse Advent Calendar

This is last year’s Christmas tree.  It was made from food donations brought by our students during the Reverse Foodbank initiative.Naxxar Primary School has joined the Reverse Advent Calendar Project in aid of the Foodbank at 210, Old Bakery Street, Valletta. Every day, starting Monday 3rd December till Friday 14th December. All the students will donate one non-perishable food item, from cans of food to sugar to cereals. The class teacher will tell the students what and when to bring the item to school.Project Reverse – Naxxar

Every single item will go towards people in desperate need, who unfortunately won’t have the kind of Christmas we are all excited about. This is a fully voluntary initiative. Feel free to opt out without prejudice!

So help us make a difference! Share your food! Share your joy!

Website:     https://www.foodbanklifeline.com/

Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/foodbanklifeline/

TWIC 12-16 November

Yr2.3- Ms Anna

Great resources with recycled material – bottle taps sealed in fruit containers to teach place value of numbers and letters written on bottle taps for word building

K1- Ms Melvia/Ms Prassede- Various games regarding number 2 value– Maths Journal (printing 2 stars to make the value of number 2)

Yr1- Ms Alexia C

We did an experiment related to the sense of smell. The children had to record their guesses by drawing on the result sheet.

We read the story ‘Hamilton’s Hats’. After the first reading we did the story sequencing in pairs.

We practised number value through the use of ten frames

K2.1/2.2

Year 4.3 – Ms Leanne – Using blocks to understand the relationship between multiplication and division

Yr3- Ms Pam- Sorting and exploring the properties of 2d shapes

Yr2- Ms Josette-  During Science lesson we learnt about the different parts of a flower and their basic functions. We did this experiment to see that water actually goes up through the stem to the whole flower.

Yr5- Mr Owen-drama session with Helen O Grady

Yr3- Ms Daniela

Yr6- Ms Jeanette

Yr1.1- Ms Deguara- Niktbu l-ittra J

TWIC (This Week In Class) 6-9 November

Yr2- Ms Gauci
Maths through PE
MsJacqueline and Ms Dolores K1.1 and K1.2
This week kids got familiar with aeroplanes.They had fun playing with mini planes and runway they’ve created.We ended the week with a science experiment with balloons to explain the concept of gravity.

Preparing for St. Martin Feast – Class K1.5/K1.6

Yr 1- Ms Alexia C-We talked about the human body during Science.

We did the Maths Journaling. The children were given different shapes and they had to create their own pictures using shapes. The children were allowed to share their creative work with their classmates. This enabled them to use vocabulary related to 2D shapes and to assess each other’s work.

We practised CV and CVC words in Maltese using the Look, Say, Cover, Write and Check method.

Yr1.1- Treasure Hunt! Hunting for numbers and shapes in the playground!

Yr5 Mr Owen- reading … literacy room