The Year 5’s visited the Malta National Aquarium as a second session linked to the Social Studies topic of Fishing – the students we divided in groups and had alternating activities. The staff guided them in a tour, demonstrating all the fish and how they take care of them whilst answering the students’ questions. Apart from the tour, the students had an activity where they learnt important information about different species and how rubbish in the sea can effect the sea creatures. It was very interesting.
During the last week, before the Easter holidays, the students were gathered in the school’s garden and together we went through, in detail, the most important parts of the Last Supper – the washing of feet, the Our Father, the Institution of the Eucharist, the most important Commandment and the New Covenant. The students understood better the significance of this important supper and how we still celebrate it during mass.
Year 5 Sunflowers
The students received a visit at school, in St. Madeleine Sophie’s Hall, by a representative from the Aqua-culture Team in Marsaxlokk. The students were interested in the talk accompanied by a presentation and a video showing the whole process of growing fish in St. Lucjan Tower. They were given time to ask questions too. All this was related to the topic we do in Social Studies – Akkwakultura.
As part of our Year 5 curriculum, we went to Marsaxlokk to work out the fieldwork. This time the students got their LearnPads and filled in all the answers on it. They were very excited and they took photos related to the topic: is-Sajd u l-Akkwakultura.
This year’s first outing was a visit to the Toy Museum in Valletta. It is a 3-floor house full of old traditional Maltese toys some of which are 50 to 100 years old. The students were amazed to see that these toys still work nowadays. This outing is linked to the Social Studies Unit – Nilagħbu.
The Year 5 students of the Junior School remind us of the important journey St Philippine Duchesne made 200 years ago to reach America. Her journey was long and difficult however her determination and qualities of courage and love of prayer teach us so much!