Category Archives: AoLE Humanities

Messy Monday

This week, we have been reading the story ‘Charlie’s Superhero Underpants’. Charlie’s underpants go missing and a yeti finds them. The children used the outdoors to create their very own Yetis. Their creations were amazing and all so original.
We then decided to go on a leaf hunt and try and find out which trees are near our outdoor area. It was surprising how many different types of leaves we found. The children have also continued their learning by bringing in leaves they have found outside of school and using the charts to find out which tree they come from. Ardderchog Blwyddyn 1!
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Today’s star bakers are …

…Year 3! Today, we learnt all about the Ancient Egyptians diet. Did you know that they had a very healthy diet? They ate plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, like leeks, beans, onions, grapes, dates, figs and pomegranates. There was also a lot of fish too from the River Nile. Yet the main part of every diet, no matter how rich or poor you were, was bread. So, we decided to make our own Egyptian bread … with a twist! The children were given a traditional recipe to follow but were able to add a special ingredient to modernise it … the chocolate drops went down very well! We all had so much fun and developed so many important literacy and numeracy skills along the way. Well done boys and girls, I hope you enjoyed eating your creations.

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Year 2s Bioblitz Session

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Today the year 2 children had a fantastic morning working outside with Sarah from the RSPB doing a Bioblitz. The children pulled on their wellies and went into the nature reserve to hunt for different animals in the environment. We found lots of creatures, including woodlice, worms, land hoppers and even newts! We recorded our results using tallying, developing our numeracy skills. Diolch to Sarah for a fantastic, interesting and fun-filled morning.

Climbing on the coast

We have had such a busy day today! We left the centre early this morning with our bags packed and set off on a walk around the coast and to rock climb, climb through caves and abseil. The children have achieved so much today and they are all feeling SO PROUD of themselves. The staff are also so proud of all they have achieved this week.
They have made memories to last a lifetime, developed independence and created their most memorable moments for the leavers assembly. What an excellent start to Year 6. Continue reading

We’re Going on a Tree Hunt!

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Today, the Year 2 children were set a challenge, as part of their topic ‘Glitter and Glow’. The children were asked to investigate which is he most popular type of tree in Pontlliw Park. We began by learning about different trees, and ways to tell the differences between them. We decided how we could collect our data, and then pulled on our wellies and headed down to Pontlliw Park. The children showed lots of enjoyment and enthusiasm, and worked incredibly well when collecting their data, and used their leaf charts well. We then headed back to school and talked about our findings. We also enjoyed reading about why leaves change colour in the Autumn. The children are now keen to use their ICT skills to create bar charts on Hwb showing their data.
Da Iawn, Year 2! Super outdoor learning, using lots of skills whilst having great fun!

Playing games and building dens.

The afternoon we went into Mill Wood to play games, build dens, light fires, make cookie dough and cook the dough. We’ve laughed so hard our stomachs hurt…your children are amazing! Continue reading

An Orienteering Outing.

This afternoon, linked to our topic, year 4/5 learnt how to hide clues around the school yard and orienteered their way to find the hidden clues related to parts of the body. They hunted for letters that spelt out organs from the body and also searched for hidden children using their maps and the newly learnt skills linked to coordinates.

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