As a Nurture Group amongst many others we support the students in self-esteem enhancment, conflict resolution, team building and coping/life skills. Here our students enjoy circle time, making friends by giving out cards to their loved ones and get involved in cooking, arts and crafts as well as keeping fit.
Dinja Waħda Activity
Fiks in trouble
St.Theresa College St.Venera Primary School
The aim of the activity is to strengthen the children’s innate bond with nature through storytelling with a moral.
After hearing the adventurous story of a butterfly named Fiks who was sent on a mission, the children created a frieze that followed Fiks in his adventures and the various characters he met. The activity was spread over a number of days adding features to the frieze gradually every time the story was repeated.
The children started the activity by colouring the different characters found in the story such as butterflies, mice, robins, a spider, a lizard and a bad boy. Videos were shown on the Interactive White Board which helped the children to learn about the lives of these characters. The children started the frieze by creating the forest. They made hand prints to form the leaves of the trees and later they painted the trunks and sponge printed the soil.
The next day, the children continued the frieze by pasting the mouse and his friends, the pine cone and the seed that hit Fiks. They pasted also some foil to form the rain.
On another day, the 3 year olds pasted a spider and its web, pasted Fiks who was trapped, a robin who saved the butterfly and another robin who wanted his tree for himself. The children continued the activity by forming and pasting real flowers and leaves. They pasted also the butterfly Fiks and the lizard. Next they glued a wall and placed Fiks on it. Later they pasted the bad boy and the other flowers.
While making the frieze, the children learnt a song about the adventures of Fiks and were recorded. The recording of the song can be heard here: Fiks
Tfal tal-K2.4 jirrakkontaw l-istorja ‘It-Tajra l-Imqarba’
Sta Venera Primary, St Theresa College organised Merit Week on the topic ‘The Maltese Folklore’. The Kindergarten classes of the school decided to integrate the past with the present using technology to introduce the topic and to create interactive activities on the IWB. Pupils were shown videos, powerpoints, and big books (created using powerpoint) about Maltese Folklore. Various interactive games were also created for the IWB for the pupils to play on during the day. The games and songs were then played and sung in the classroom together with the parents who were invited to visit to the school.
Our school promotes a healthy lifestyle.
This we do by encouraging our pupils to eat healthy food and keep themselves fit.
In addition to weekly PE lessons, we organise special outings through which our pupils can practice sport disciplines which they cannot practice at school. The outing which our year 4 pupils had at GymStars was one of them. Many thanks to our dedicated PE teacher, Mr. Philip Cauchi, for organising such an event.
During this lesson students used their senses to touch, smell, feel, hear and taste water.
In these pictures, students are tasting water with salt; lemon and sugar.
During the first weeks of this scholastic year we have held the elections for the Ecoskola council. Pupils from year 3 till year 6 were encouraged to contest for the elections and we had a very good turnover of contenders. The voting was done online using the Ilearn voting system. Each class teacher inputted the names of the pupils who contested. A big thanks goes to Miss Giles, our IT support teacher, for her precious help in coordinating the system.
The pupils promoted themselves to gain votes from their peers by preparing charts from recycled material and by doing speeches in front of the whole class. With this initiative pupils had the opportunity to address a large number of people and enhance their creativity on what they can do to improve their school.
In order to ensure that all eligible pupils had their chance to vote, the voting process was spread over 2 days. Once the voting processes was complete, the pupil with the highest votes from each class was determined. These pupils are going to represent their classmates and all the school during the Ecoskola council meetings. These meetings are going to be held every fourth night during the midday break.
The names of the students who were elected on the Ecoskola council are:
Class 3.1 Mariah Refalo
Class 3.2 Xylon Abela
Class 3.3 Mathew Camilleri
Class 4.1 Kayden Grech
Class 4.2 Danica Micallef
Class 4.3 Iker Buontempo
Class 5.1 Kane Hudson
Class 5.2 Maya Sammut
Class 5.3 Mariah Scembri
Class 6.1 Janice Farrugia
Class 6.2 Maleck Haj Moussa
Class 6.3 Zack Bezzina
A big well done to all these pupils.
Mr. Malcolm Aquilina
First week of school