AoLE Cross-Curricular Literacy

Examples of Cross-Curricular Literacy
  • Story time in Nursery.

    As part of our Welsh week celebration, the nursery children had a special visitor today. Mr Davies, one of our nursery parents, came to read a story. The story was titled ‘Ia Hw! Meddai Gwdihw’. It was a Welsh story about a little owl that decides to stay awake during the day and discovers an […]

  • Feeling the Love in Year 2!

    Today the Year 2 children have been further developing their language, maths and personal & social and creative skills whilst learning about Valentine’s Day. We began the day by discussing what valentine’s Day means to us, and then did some data collection about our favourite Valentine’s Day symbols. We then moved on to using Hwb […]

  • Crempogau Gwych yn Blwyddyn 2!

    Today the Year 2 children have been applying their Literacy, Maths, Welsh, ICT and creative skills whilst learning about pancakes. We began the day by undertaking some data collection in Welsh, talking about our favourite flavour pancakes. We then watched our Welsh friends Fflic a Fflac make delicious pancakes, before designing our own healthy, happy […]

  • Happy Chinese New Year…

    Year 1 have ‘visited’ China this week. We have loved learning about how the Chinese celebrate their New Year and we have done lots of different activities and challenges this week linked to China. The children were fascinated by videos of Chinese New Year celebrations, in particular the dragon dancing. A highlight of our week […]

  • Cluster Science Experiment

    Year 6 have been learning about insulation and researching why penguins huddle. Today Mr Smith came into school to teach us about the science behind why they huddle. We re-enacted the huddle by using test-tubes and hot water, measuring the temperature every 2 unites of the ‘penguin’ inside the huddle and on the outer circle.

  • Year 2 Are Safer Internet Day Superstars!

    Today Year 2 have been extremely busy completing lots of activities linked to Safer Internet Day. The children began the day by listening to a story about how to deal with unkind comments online. We then did a circle time activity using wool, which showed the children how we are all connected to each other, […]

  • Ser Yr Wythnos

    Congratulations to our stars 🤩 this week

  • Year 3 Stories

    The children in Year 3 put their handmade musical instruments to work today and created a sound story. The first job they had to do was figure out how they could fit the sound of their instrument into a story – did it sound like rain? or thunder? or a heartbeat? They worked extremely hard […]

  • Our own experiences of Africa

    This week, we have been learning about Africa. We have all enjoyed learning about other’s experiences

  • Chinese culture & craft

    Year 1 had a visit today from some representatives from the Chinese community in Wales. We learnt about their culture and language, listened to some traditional music and made some super Chinese lanterns. On Sunday February 11th between 11am and 4pm, they will be in Swansea Waterfront Museum, where there will be the opportunity to […]

  • Genius Gymnasts

    Year 5 and 6 have been busy developing their balance and team work skills. They were set the challenge to recreate the balance included on the task sheet. Pupils worked extremely well, not only with their gymnastic skills but also their communicative skills. Each group also developed their digital skills by photographing the balance. Next […]

  • 1st place for effort…

    We have been using our ordinal vocabulary in a variety of different activities in maths this week. As we have been learning about France, we decided to test Frog’s legs by having frog races and recording which frog came 1st, 2nd and 3rd. We also used HWB, as a whole class, to record our results, […]

  • Year 3 Get Epic!

    Year 3 have signed up to ‘Get Epic’ (www.getepic.com) which is a fantastic tool with thousands of books for the children to access. They have had fun exploring the site this morning and we will be using this for research in our future lessons.

  • Ser Yr Wythnos

    Congratulations to our stars this week

  • Customised Cake Contest

    Year 6 have been developing their Literacy and Numeracy skills this week and have been weighing, mixing and cooking cakes of their choice to share with loved ones on Santes Dwynwen Day. Mrs Norman was the critical judge and enjoyed every cake. Pupils made us proud with their team work and independence. They are now […]

  • Learning is Fun!

    The nursery children had lots of fun today. They used numicon to develop their number skills and used coloured lollipop sticks to make triangles. They played with trains, built tall towers with duplo and relaxed in the reading tent. They even had time to get out the dressing up box. What a busy day!

  • Get Epic – We R EPIC

    Year 6 have signed up to an online reading app www.getepic.com that allows pupils to access over 25, 000 books. This afternoon we have been enjoying exploring the site and are looking forward to using this wonderful tool in our lessons.

  • Messy Monday: Vive La France…

    We have been ‘visiting’ France this week in Year 1. On Messy Monday, we loved exploring and experimenting with all sorts of items to re-create our own French landmarks. We also enjoyed using the water tray to investigate which items would make good boats and could ‘sail across the English Channel’ to France.

  • Year 2 Candle Jars

    The Year 2 children have been working very hard on a project set for them by Santa. Earlier in the term, Santa sent the children a letter asking for their help, as there had been a power cut in the North Pole. The children came up with an investigation which would help them to find […]

  • 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 […]

  • Year 2 Christmas Traditions Trip

    Yesterday the Year 2 children visited Swansea museum and the Waterfront museum to find out more about Christmas traditions. Our topic this term has been ‘Glitter and Glow’, and we have enjoyed finding out about different celebrations. In Swansea museum, we listened to stories which explained where different traditions began. We all enjoyed acting out […]

  • Year 2 Candle Investigation

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Stars of the week

    Llongyfarchiadau to our stars this week

  • Children in Need – Reception

    What a great day we all had. Reception dressed the part and had fun making masks, counting spots and creating fantastic Pudsey pictures. All for a very good cause! We were all so busy, they should be tired teddy bears tonight!

  • Stars of the week

    Congratulations to our stars this week

  • Egyptian Mummie Pizza’s

    On Monday, the Year 3 children enjoyed making some Egyptian themed mummie pizza’s. They began by carefully cutting their muffins in half which they used as their pizza base. After that, the children measured out how much tomato purée they would need and then proceeded to create their mummie pizza using different ingredients. Olives and […]

  • Eye of the storm

    Year 5/6 thoroughly enjoyed theatre Na’nog’s eye of the storm performance. They then had the opportunity to develop their Science skills at the museum to create their own tornado.

  • Read all about it!

    We have been identifying the features of Newspapers in a year 5 today, using J2E to annotate our work.

  • Year 3 Egyptian Trip – Group 2

    What a fantastic day! All of the activities that the children took part in today were exciting, engaging and above all, enabled the children to develop a number of important key skills. In the morning, the children had the opportunity to take on the role of early 20th century explorers. They re-enacted the story of […]

  • 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 […]

  • Delicious Chocolate Apples

    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!

  • 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 […]

  • The Mummified Tomatoes

    After being covered in salt for the last two weeks the children were able to free their tomatoes this afternoon in order to make their observations. It was fascinating to see what the salt had done to the tomatoes and some of the weight differences recorded were amazing – one of the tomatoes pre mummification […]

  • Marshmallow Maths

    After our 3D shape hunt on Monday, we decided that the best way to further develop our knowledge and understanding of 3D shapes would be to make some 3D shapes of our own. However, the children weren’t expecting to be making 3D shapes out of marshmallows and cocktail sticks! They had a fantastic time creating […]

  • We’re Going on a Shape Hunt!

    We really enjoyed our Maths session on Monday. We began by going on a 3D shape hunt around the school grounds. We found so many different shapes in the environment. The most popular shapes we found were cylinders and cuboids and the least popular shape we found was a cone. When we got back to […]

  • The B Word

    Today the children in Years 2-6 enjoyed watching a production about bullying, called ‘The B Word’. The children watched attentively and thoroughly enjoyed the show. The show was very informative, and covered lots of issues including cyber bullying. The children were also taught about what bullying means, and when they term ‘bullying’ should be used.

  • 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 […]

  • Superkid!

    Our book is ‘Superkid’ this week and in the story, he encounters some pirates, so we went on our own pirate scavenger hunt on our outdoor day this week. We found cannonballs (conkers!), a parrot’s feather, a captain’s hook (a twig/stick shaped like a hook!) and we even found a plank for people to walk!! We […]

  • We’re Going on a Tree Hunt!

    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 […]

  • 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. The children thoroughly enjoyed and also loved the follow up workshop where they developed their acting skills.

  • Pontlliw Bake Off.

    Well… What an exciting day! This morning the children set up their business, thinking of a name for their company, a design for their cake, catchy slogans and looked at costing. They then researched the ingredients, amounts in grams and converted to ounces and worked through the method whilst looking at oven temperature and cooking […]

  • 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 […]