Category Archives: AoLE Science and Technology

Pontlliw Bake Off

The children were set a challenge to develop a variety of skills on Friday.
1. Research a wartime recipe – ICT
2. Buy the ingredients and bring in the utensils. LNF
3. Follow the instructions. Literacy
4. Weigh and measure the ingredients. Numeracy

We then cooked the ingredients. While the food was cooking, pupils washed their dishes and cleared the hall.
Then came the most important part… pupils tasted their creations. (Some tastier than others)
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Year 2 Candle Investigation

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Today the Year 2 children completed their candle experiment. They discovered that the pillar candle would be the best one to send to Santa because it burned the slowest, which would then mean that the elves would have light for longer so that they could make more toys during the power cut. They completed tables using their results and then made bar charts on Hwb showing the difference in the length of each candle before and after burning. They then learnt how to send emails, and enjoyed emailing Santa to let him know about the results of their experiment. Hopefully we will receive a reply soon…

Santa S.O.S.

Yesterday the Year 2 children received a very important letter from Santa. We were asked to help him because they have had a power cut in the North Pole and the elves can’t continue making toys as they cannot see what they are doing! Santa set us the challenge of finding him a suitable candle which would allow the elves to continue making toys. The children decided they should begin by finding out which candles are available, so they used their research skills and looked into which types of candles we could use. They then did some fantastic problem solving using a candle catalogue, and showed super addition, subtraction and multiplication skills with money. The children then decided that they should test out some candles to see which one would burn the longest to allow they elves to work for as long ad possible. They set Mrs. Cusack the task of collecting the equipment that they want to use, and today they will be undertaking their experiment. We will then email Santa to let him know which candle we will send to him via our class elf. Watch this space for updates!

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Could you crack the code?

Today Blwyddyn 6 were set a challenge to communicate by using the technique of morse code. The children weren’t given any advice on how to do this but had to problem solve with their team to light the bulb and communicate as they did during World War 2.

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Super Superheroes!

What a ‘super’ day we have had in Year 1. We began by finding out what our Superhero names are and writing them in secret messages! Using paint, we were able to work out what everyone’s Superhero name is! Then, we decided that to be a Superhero we need superhero equipment, so we created some fantastic shields!
Before lunch, we all did superhero action training when we had to do a specific number of exercises. Keeping fit and developing our number skills along the way!

After lunch, we had target practice, where we used water guns to shoot superheroes with numbers on. We were given maths challenges and we had to work out the answers, making sure we hit the correct number. We also had a sticky spider web challenge. Every time we hit the spider web with a ‘fireball’, we would get a point.

Finally, we had a superhero problem to solve. A case arrived but it was locked with a padlock. The children had to retrieve the keys from the ice in order to open the case! I’m pleased to say we had a successful mission and the children opened the case to find a special treat to enjoy at the end of what has been a busy, fun Superhero day!

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Delicious Chocolate Apples

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This week the Year 2 children made some delicious chocolate apples for a bonfire night treat. The children have been busy learning all about instructions, and practised following and giving instructions during the activity. They then went on to writing their own instructions so other children could make chocolate apples. Gwaith Bendigedig, Blwyddyn 2!