Category Archives: AoLE Digital Competence

National Award Winners 🏆 💻 📱

A massive congratulations to all the children involved in our ESafety Factor project show before Easter. We can now reveal that we have won the UK Community Education Award for Internet Security!! The children beat off 344 other schools across the UK. Yesterday, the Leader of Learning from ERW came to present the certificate and glass trophy to them! This is a fantastic achievement and they should be extremely proud!
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Space Travel in Year 2

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As part of their topic, this week the Year 2 children enjoyed finding out about the history of space travel. They enjoyed sequencing a timeline of space firsts, researching the planets and were amazed to watch the film of the first moon walk.

Phil Jones from the Ospreys!

Year 5 were extremely lucky to have a visit from Ospreys and Wales 7s player, Phil Jones this morning. Phil has played for Wales Under 20s, The Ospreys senior side and has recently travelled the World with the Welsh 7s team. We prepared for the visit by compiling open questions yesterday afternoon. We spent 20 minutes questioning Phil and used the Green Screen to transport him to the Liberty Stadium. Each of the children then had a photo with Phil, before teaching him to floss!
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Year 5 have been duped!

On Friday afternoon, Year 5 were tasked with researching the “Tree Octopus”. We saw that it was endangered as people were taking them out of the rainforest and wearing them as hats! Despite a few confused faces, they began to make their campaign posters to save the Tree Octopus. After twenty minutes, I told them to google the Tree Octopus and they could see by checking the second website down that it was a hoax! They realised that it is important to check multiple sources before we believe everything we read on the Internet!
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Move over David Attenborough…Year 1 are coming!

As part of our sharks topic, we decided to use our explanation skills, that we have been developing in our language sessions, to create our very own shark documentaries! We used the Green Screen to help us present our ‘in studio’ part, explaining the different features that sharks have. Then, we decided to ‘dive down’ into the ocean, using the VR goggles and present the second part of our documentaries, explaining what we could see.
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Virtual Reality at Pontlliw

Due to our close links with ERW, we have been lucky enough to trial their 8 sets of class Virtual Reality goggles for the rest of the summer term. Year 5 enjoyed being teleported around the world this afternoon after a busy day at the beach and choir practice! The headsets will be working their way around the other classes before the end of term.
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Fabulous Flapjacks, Lovely Lists and Cracking Coding!

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As part of their work on ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Picnic’ story, this week the Year 2 children made some delicious flapjacks for the story character Mr. Grinling. The children used their super reading skills to read and follow instructions, and they used their excellent measuring skills to weigh the ingredients carefully. The children also developed shopping lists on the computers, and thought of many fantastic adjectives to describe the picnic food. The children also worked well when using their coding skills, developing sequences of clear, step by step instructions to move Mr. Grinling around the village. Gwaith gwych, Blwyddyn 2!

The Lighthouse Keeper’s Picnic

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The Year 2 children have had a great morning working on activities based on The Lighthouse Keeper’s Picnic. They used their coding skills to move the Lighthouse Keeper from building to building around the village. They used their word-processing skills to develop shopping lists for Mr. Grinling. The children used their Welsh language skills when asking for ingredients to make sandwiches for the Lighthouse Keeper’s picnic, and practised cutting them into quarters. The children also enjoyed leading their own learning by constructing Lego lighthouses, drawing their own illustrations for the book, painting lighthouse scenes and researching lighthouses on Get Epic! They are looking forward to continuing these activities next week, and they will even get to make some delicious cakes for the picnic!

Enterprise Troopers Regional Final

A huge congratulations to the Year 6 enterprise club ‘Attitude’ who got through to the regional finals held today in Blaenavon. Throughout the day Joe, Poppy and Carys got the opportunity to speak to a number of judges about their work and take part in some exciting workshops. The judges were really impressed with all their hard work and believed they definitely had the right ‘attitude!’ Llongyfarchiadau pawb!

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