Online Easter Activities for KG, Primary and Middle School Students

We have compiled a list of websites with activities for Kindergarten and Primary School Students, featuring a list of fun activities that can be done with children during the Easter Holidays. Some feature online games, others have printable activities which can be done by students. For younger KG students, there are some fun craft activities, too. Click on the website names below to view access the sites!

Twinkle: Easter Activities For Kids

The Educators’ Spin on it: Activities, Recipes and Printables

Anzuk: Easter Activities for Kindergarten and Primary School Students

DTLK Sites for Kids: List of Activities, Songs, Printables, and links to other sites for Primary Years

Activity Village: Easter Crafts and Printables for Young Learners

Busy Teacher: Activities, Presentations and Printables for Primary Early Middle School Students

ISL Collective: Online Presentations and downloadable worksheets for Upper Primary and Middle School Students

Gwida għall-Ġenituri għat-Tagħlim Online – Guide for Online Learning for Parents

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Malti

Il-Ministeru għall-Edukazzjoni qed jippubblika linji gwida dwar it-tagħlim onlajn li ser ikun qiegħed isir minn nhar it-Tnejn 15 ta’ Marzu 2021 fl-iskejjel primarji, medji u sekondarji. Din il-gwida qed issir f’forma ta’ mistoqsija u tweġiba, bil-Malti u bl-Ingliż,  għall-ġenituri/gwardjani tat-tfal tal-iskejjel primarji, medji u sekondarji.

Il-Ministeru jiġbed l-attenzjoni li t-tagħlim onlajn ser isir permezz tal-pjattaformi diġitali MS TEAMS u MySchool u t-tagħlim ser isir kuljum skont timetable. It-tagħlim onlajn jinkludi wkoll l-assessjar, il-classwork u l-homework u l-attendenza tat-tfal ser tkun qed tittieħed kuljum.

English

The Ministry of Education has published a set of guidelines on how our students will be learning online during this time when schools will be closed. The guidelines take the form of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and are available in both Maltese and English for parents/guardians of students attending Primary, Middle and Secondary Schools.

Teaching and learning will be based on the online platforms MS TEAMS and MySchool and a timetable will be prepared by the teachers. Online work will include assessment, classwork and home activities, and attendance will be registered everyday.

Għal Aktar Informazzjoni Żur – For More information Visit:

TEAMS Tutorials for Students

The Directorate for Digital Literacy and Transversal Skills wants to ensure that all students are able to access their virtual classrooms on Microsoft Teams and receive and send assignments.  For this reason we have prepared a video showing important tasks when using Microsoft Teams.  Click on each of the below to learn how to use various features of Microsoft Teams.  

Accessing TEAMS on your Device:

Viewing TEAM Posts:

Viewing and Downloading Files:

Different Types of Assignments:

Add your work to an Assignment:

Fill in a Word Document Assignment:

Add a Picture to a Word Document Assignment:

Fill in a NOTEBOOK Worksheet

Add a picture to a NOTEBOOK Worksheet:

Quiz Assignments:

Channels on TEAMS:

Chat Feature on TEAMS:

General Info on TEAMS Meetings:

Resources for Educators, Students and Guardians for Online Learning

The Directorate for Digital Literacy and Transversal Skills have prepared several resources for Educators, Students, and Parents/Carers, which can be used during this time where schools have once again been closed due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Click on the links below to check out the following Toolkits, Tutorials and Online Videos to help keep our students engaged!

Online and Distance toolkits for Primary schools

Tutorials on MS Teams for Secondary Schools

Activities for Primary Schools (Exemplars)

Activities for Middle Schools linked to Learning Outcomes (Year 7)

Activities for Middle Schools linked to Learning Outcomes (Year 8)

How to Use MS Teams for Students

Guidelines for Parents and Students

Webinars for Parents and Educators – Recordings of Past Sessions

Free Educational Learning Tools

Literacy Resources Virtual Hub on TEAMS

The National Literacy Agency and the Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programmes would like to bring to the attention of all educators the Literacy Resources Hub on Microsoft Teams. This virtual hub offers resources for use in the Early, Primary and Middle Years in Maltese and English which can help educators in their work. These resources are grouped according to the different aspects of literacy, namely: alphabetic code, phonics, phonological awareness, reading, vocabulary building, tricky words, and writing.

The Literacy Resources Hub contains two channels (sections). In the second channel one can also find videos and lesson plans which form part of the Storytelling Schools Programme of the National Literacy Agency. To access this hub and all the resources it holds, educators are to click on the ‘Join or create team’ button in the main menu of MS Teams and insert the code fxl6zwz in the ‘Join a team with a code’ option.

STEM Initiative for Primary Schools: X’hemM? għal Dinja Aħjar

xhemmThe Science Centre within the Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programmes recently launched the 10th edition of the annual STEM popularisation initiative entitled X’hemM? għal Dinja Aħjar.

Since the first edition in 2014, namely X’hemM? il-Birgu, over 13,000 primary students participated in this appealing engaging Mathematics and Science outreach initiative. During the launch, Ms Desiree Scicluna Bugeja (Assistant Director, DLAP) highlighted the positive transformation process in national STEM Education. During the launch, two personalities from the entertainment sector, namely Mr Dorian Cassar and Ms Rachel Lowell, shared their experiences and views of the importance of STEM subjects in all aspects of life. Dr Fabri (Permanent Secretary within the Ministry of Education) concluded the launch by emphasising the pivotal role of STEM popularisation initiatives to strengthen national STEM education practices and outcomes related to International Studies.

During this 10th edition, a total of 33 schools will participate in a range of X’hemM? activities. All X’hemM? għal Dinja Aħjar activities will feature on the Teleskola portal.

Xkatapum: Science Experiments for Physics SEC Syllabus

The Science Centre within the Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programmes recently launched the educational programme entitled Xkatapum Esperimenti tal-Fizika ma’ Rowena u Andy.

The programme comprises 20 episodes of experiments related to themes and topics within the Physics SEC syllabus. Indeed Xkatapum addresses a range of  scientific queries related to everyday life at home, at the supermarket, at the beach and other places.  The programme puts forward the physics concepts underlying such relevant contexts and provides an explanation of the concepts through experimental investigation and analysis.  The end-of-episode questions motivate and engage viewers to seek further information and to discuss the topic in more depth at class and/or home.  The programme can be accessed on YouTube (Xkatapum) and on the Teleskola portal (https://teleskola.mt/).  Students and teachers are encouraged to use and share the programmes to facilitate understanding, learning and achievement in Physics.

Primary Science Webinars

The Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programmes is launching a series of Primary Science webinars for parents/guardians of students in the primary years. The aim of the Primary Science webinars is to:


• Provide an overview of Primary Science across the primary years.
• Highlight the importance of promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) from an early age.
• Address key areas vis-à-vis Primary Science, specific to the age category.
• Provide exemplars of doing inquiry-based Science in the primary using everyday resources.

Details of the Primary Science webinars can be accessed on the Primary Science website.
Participation in these educational webinars is on a voluntary basis. Interested applicants are kindly requested to register their participation through the following LINK. Registration will be open until a day before the date of each particular webinar.


Any queries can be forwarded to Ms Isabel Zerafa on isabel.zerafa@ilearn.edu.mt.

Safer Internet Day 2021 – Resources for Teachers and Students

Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year. It aims to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people and to inspire a national discussion about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively. To help educators to deliver practical and impactful activities for Safer Internet Day, the BeSmart Online Team have created a special section on their website, with a range of free resources, including lesson plans, presentations and more! Click on the link below to access these free resources!

https://www.besmartonline.org.mt/sid-toolkit