Monthly Archives: May 2013

Addition and Subtraction

The next topic in Mathematics that we will be learning about is addition and subtraction. We use addition and subtraction in our everyday lives more than you probably realise! Your parents might use addition and subtraction as they calculate how much their groceries are going to cost when they are at the supermarket, Miss Azzopardi uses addition and subtraction  when marking students’ tests and you might use addition and subtraction when you purchase items from the canteen to see if you have enough money to buy the items you want or to work out your change.

Can you think of any other times people might use addition and subtraction? Leave a comment with your answers!

Challenge: Ask your parents to write a comment about the times they use addition and subtraction in their daily lives. They might use it at work or around the house!

Try the following games to improve your addition and subtraction skills. Leave a comment below explaining which game(s) you played and what you thought of the game(s).


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Cooking Up a Storm!

The students in years 3-6 are participating in the ‘Cooking Up a Storm’ program. They have participated in a lesson to discuss rules and hygiene in the kitchen, become familiar with the types of utensils they will be using and meet “Chef Debbie”.

Cooking is a very valuable skill and eating healthy food is very important! Today, the students followed a recipe to make apple-maple granola. The students had a lot of fun making something they haven’t made before. Take a look at the photos below!

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What do you like about cooking up a storm?

What have you learnt so far? 


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Happy Mother’s Day!

Mother’s day is a very special day for all mothers. Our mums do so much for us, but most importantly, they love us more than anything. You should show your mum how much you love and appreciate her everyday, but especially on Mother’s Day. Read the poem below with your mum.

More Than A Mother

When God set the world in place, when He hung the stars up in space,
when He made the land and the sea, then He made you and me.

He sat back and saw that was good, He saw things to be as they should.
Just one more blessing He had in store; He created a mother,
but whatever for?

He knew a mother would have a special place to shine
His reflection on her child’s face.
A mother will walk the extra mile just to see her children smile.
She’ll work her fingers to the bone to make a house into a home.

A mother is there to teach and guide, a mother will stay right by your side.
She’ll be there through your pain and strife, she’ll stay constant in your life.

A mother will lend a helping hand until you have the strength to stand.
She’ll pick you up when you are down,
when you need a friend she’ll stick around.

A mother is one who listens well, will keep her word; will never tell.

A mother never pokes or pries but stands quietly by your side,
giving you the strength you need, encouraging you to succeed.

A mother is one who can be strong when you need someone to lean on.

You’re more than a mother to me; a reflection of Him in your face I see,
a love that knows no boundaries.

I’m glad that you chose to be all this and more to me.
You share a love that knows no end, you’re more than my mother,
you are my friend.


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What do you love about your mum? 

How do you spend Mother’s Day?

Can you get your mum to comment about what part of the poem she likes best and why?


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The Days in Each Month

It is important to know how many days there are in each month. The following rhyme will help you to remember.

30 days have September,
April, June and November
All the rest have 31
Except for February’s 28
Except in a leap year when February’s days are 29. 

Watch the YouTube clip below.

Can you find any other rhymes/videos to help you learn the number of days in each month?

When would you need to know how many days there are in a month? 


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