Category Archives: AoLE Languages, Literacy and Communication

The Evil Pea causes chaos…

What a traumatic week we have had in Year 1!
First of all, the Evil Pea caused havoc in the classroom by sellotaping vegetables and covering them in paint! So we made our very own Supertatoes to rescue the vegetables.
Then, our lovely class mascot, Ioan the Sheep, was kidnapped by the Evil Pea! Luckily, we have been learning all about persuasion in our language lessons, so decided to put our persuasive skills to the test and try and persuade the Evil Pea to return Ioan. We created videos using the Ipads, made posters which we put up around the school trying to persuade other classes to help us and we completed challenges, given to us by the Evil Pea, linked to our focus sound of the week. By 3pm, we had pretty much given up hope of ever seeing Ioan again, but then Mrs Norman arrived with a parcel for us…..our amazing persuasive skills had worked and the Evil Pea had sent Ioan back!!!! We were all so thrilled and can now have a relaxing, enjoyable weekend, knowing that our little friend, Ioan, is happy and safe. Well done Blwyddyn 1- amazing work this week. What a super team we are!!
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Cups of tea for Year 3!

Our non fiction writing genre this half term is instructional writing so this morning the children have sequenced the steps needed to make a cup of tea. They then had the opportunity of carrying out the steps to make their own cup of tea. We finished the session by drinking the tea and enjoying a biscuit with it too! Tomorrow they will be writing their instructions thinking about time connectives and bossy verbs. What a fun morning!

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Year 2 – Hwyl yn yr Parc yn yr Hydref

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Today the year 2 children had lots of fun further developing their Welsh and physical skills. We began by watching the Welsh film ‘Mynd i’r parc’, during which the children had to listen to characters talking in Welsh about things they like to do in the park in the Autumn. They then listened carefully to the story Hywl yn y Parc yn yr Hydref before spending the afternoon further developing gross motor skills on the play equipment. The children confidently used their questioning and answering skills in Welsh to find out what their friends enjoy doing in the park. Next week the children will use the photographs that they took, and will use their wordprocessing skills, to create a class book based on the story they read.
Gwaith ffantasteg, blwyddyn dau!

Saving the superheroes!

We have been using our superpowers to rescue some superheroes. The superheroes have got into a couple of tricky situations recently, starting with being trapped in ice! We had to work as a team to figure out the quickest and most effective way to save them. We had some fantastic ideas, such as using warm water instead of cold water, and we used a variety of different equipment too, so developing our problem solving skills and our fine/gross motor skills! The superheroes were then captured again, but were tied up this time. We had to use some quick thinking and our fine motor skills to unravel them and release them. I’m pleased to say that all of the superheroes were rescued…we certainly have our own superheroes in Year 1!

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Spiderman skills!

During our handwriting session, we did lots of activities to help develop our fine and gross motor skills.
Overnight, Spiderman had been into our classroom and put a huge web over our tuff tray. We had to use our skills to carefully remove the spiders using tweezers, without touching the web! We also managed to use our numeracy skills to count how many spiders were hiding!
The spiders had also been busy outside and had left a silky trail. The children managed to follow the trail, mark-making as they went.
Well done Year 1- you all had super ‘spidey’ powers this week!
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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!

The Bells Of Santiago

Thank you to the Lighthouse Theatre company for their amazing, inspiring and theatrical performance this morning. The production was part of our art project … This was stage one of the project.
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Practical Spelling in Year 2

The children have been making the most of the beautiful weather and enjoyed working outdoors to practise this week’s spelling words. As you can see, they children worked extremely hard before coming back inside for a well earned cool down!

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