Category Archives: AoLE Expressive Arts

Year 3 Poison Dart Frogs

For Design and Technology this term the children have been busy creating Poison Dart Frog beanbags! They have all thoroughly enjoyed this project from start to finish! They designed their frogs, wrote detailed instructions about how they were going to make them, made them and then evaluated them. I have been amazed at the children’s sewing skills and the care and attention to detail they all had when making them. Ardderchog boys and girls!

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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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Hooray For Fish

We read the story ‘Hooray for Fish’, looking at the different types of fish…different colours, shapes and sizes. We then thought about how we are all different and how our similarities and differences should be celebrated….we realised that the world would be a very boring place if we were all the same! Here we are creating our own fish designs….every single one unique, different and special!
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The Singing Mermaid

We recently read the story ‘The Singing Mermaid’ in Year 1 and we decided to get creative!  The children had the challenge of making their own handprint mermaids or to work as a team to create a new home for the mermaid. The results were fantastic! The home that the children produced was outstanding, with a lot of thought put into the design and features. Da iawn!
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Fishy Fruit in Year 1

The children enjoyed making their own healthy snacks linked to our topic of ‘Under the Sea’. They used a selection of fruit to create sea creatures, such as fish and turtles. We revisited our recent maths lesson linked to finding half of an item and we used several storybooks to give us inspiration for our designs. They loved eating their creations at the end too!
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Lighthouse Junk Modelling

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The Year 2 children made some excellent junk model lighthouses this week. They were set the task of designing and creating model lighthouses that were at least 25cm high, with a working door and a light at the top. As you can see they worked brilliantly and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Excellent work Year 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!

Foundation Phase Film Club

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The Foundation Phase Film Club has been a real success so far. The children are enjoying watching films based on different themes. We have discussed how music and colour create atmosphere. The children have enjoyed watching a wide variety of films, including some which made us laugh an awful lot, and some which gave us something to think about. We are looking forward to even more film club fun next Tuesday!

Fantastic Fine Motor Skills

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Throughout the year, the Year 2 children have enjoyed further developing their fine motor skills through lots of exciting activities, such as Cheerios challenges, using tweezers and printing to name just a few. This week we decided to improve our fine motor skills by threading patterns on the fences outside. The area is looking really colourful, and the children have shown great dexterity. The children are looking forward to more exciting physical activities over the next few weeks.