Daily Archive for February 1st, 2014

It is Examinations Time!

The month of February brings along the Half Yearly Examinations for the learners in years 4, 5 and 6. Examinations are there to help us remember what we have learned during the first half of the echolastic year. Everyone is expected to do one’s best during exams. A word of advice is to pay attention during lessons, do your work properly, study a bit every day, write neatly and try to concentrate. Be calm and do not let your nerves get the upper hand. Then results will be out and given during Parents’ Day which is going to be held on Friday 7th March.

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TIME TABLE

Tuesday 18th February:
Years 4 & 5 : Maltese Written and Religion
Year 6: Maltese Listening and Reading Comprehensions + Maltese Written

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Wednesday 19th February:
Years 4 & 5 : English Written and Listening Comprehensions (Maltese & English)
Year 6: English Listening and Reading Comprehensions + English Written

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Thursday 20th February:
Years 4, 5 & 6: Mental Maths, Maths and Social Studies.

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Friday 21st February:
Year 6: Religion

February

February is the shortest month of the year. It usually has only 28 days, but once every four years, on a leap year, it gets an extra day. As it happens, 2014 is not a leap year.

February, being full swing winter, brings about cold and wet days. As the popular tune goes: February brings the rain and thaws the frozen lake again!

Although the Christmas holidays and New Year’s have just passed and the long, lazy Spring still separates us from the relaxing Summer months, February is another festive month on the calendar.  2nd February is called Candlemas Day. It reminds us of the day on which baby Jesus was presented in the Temple.  This feast marks exactly the midpoint of Winter, halfway between the shortest day and the beginning of Spring. There are  also the feast of Saint Paul’s Shipwreck, Valentine’s Day – which is really a toss-up, depending on whether or not you’re romantically involved – and Carnival and the beginning of Lent.

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February brings about examination time in all schools, so it is associated with books, notes, revision and studying.