AoLE Cross-Curricular Literacy

Examples of Cross-Curricular Literacy
  • Tennis skills are a hit!

    Blwyddyn 6 are developing their tennis skills in PE this term. Team work and hand and eye coordination are key!

  • We had a ‘Grand’ morning.

    This morning Blwyddyn 6 visited the Grand Theatre to take a look at behind the scenes.

  • Under the sea

    This week we have been activating our prior knowledge in preparation for our new topic of ‘under the sea’. We have explored and observed different items that you might find in the sea and we have shared lots of facts and information that we already know. We explored our colourful ‘coral reef’ looking for and […]

  • Topic Entry: Journey With Us Over Land, Sea, Air and Space!

    This week the children have activated their prior knowledge about transport, in preparation for a fun-filled term based on our topic ‘Journey With Us Over Land, Sea, Air and Space’. We looked at lots of photographs of different vehicles, including some very unusual ones which the children had never seen before. The children enjoyed talking […]

  • The Big Bang Show

    Today Year 5 and 6 visited Parc Y Scarlets to experience a Science show. The children learnt all about how bubbles are formed and why they create a sphere shape. As we are learning about gravity and forces, this was a perfect show to be a part of. Pupils then had a show on ‘The […]

  • Planting seeds.

    The nursery and reception children have had a busy morning. They  listened to the story Jasper’s Beanstalk, then they went outside to do their own planting. They participated in a variety of garden themed activities. They painted a picture of a beanstalk, sorted different coloured beans into plant pots, played giant dominos, ordered stones into […]

  • Stargazers

    Today Blwyddyn 6 followed instructions to create a star ⭐️ shape through repeated patterns. Pupils had to measure and cut 12 squares (15cm by 15cm) to create the origami arrangement. We also listened to a composition of creative music. Pupils also had the opportunity to walk in space using the VR Google’s. It was very […]

  • Animal Antics!

    What a great day Reception have had! We arrived at Folly Farm fresh faced and eager to learn…. First on the agenda were the Lions!

  • PC Parry – Safe Places to Play

    PC Parry has visited Year 2 this morning to teach them about safe places to play. She brought Tarian the dragon with her to help the children identify dangers in their local environment, and to think about consequences for actions. They children are now fully aware of how they can keep themselves safe, and what […]

  • Folly Farm Here We Come!

    Reception are off and ready to go, we can’t wait to see the animals in Folly Farm! Buckled up, with our friends we are so excited!

  • Magic Squares

    This week the Year 2s have been learning about the Plague, finding out how hygiene and homes have changed over time. They used their Numeracy skills to create magic squares, as people believed that magic would keep the plague away from their homes. They worked well to find the missing numbers needed to complete their […]

  • Manor Wildlife Park

    What a super day we have had in Manor Wildlife Park. We have seen lots of animals from different countries and the children especially LOVED feeding the wallabies!

  • We have chicks!!!

    The Year 2 children are extremely excited, as our eggs have started to hatch! Our first chick hatched this morning and the children have decided to name it Charles! The children have enjoyed adding to their daily chick diaries, carefully noting down their observations. We are eagerly waiting for the other chicks to hatch. We […]

  • Chick Watch: Day 1!

    Today the Year 2 children finally received the eggs that they have waited for! As part of our topic ‘Take a Trip in a Time Machine, we have been learning all about chicks and eggs. The children have been eagerly waiting for the eggs to arrive, and finally Farmer Nigel arrived with 10 chicken eggs […]

  • Year 2 Visit St. Fagans

    Today the Year 2 children visited St. Fagan’s as part of our learning about the topic ‘Take a Trip in a Time Machine’. We began by visiting Y Maestr school, where we learned about how school used to be over a hundred years ago. The children were very shocked by the punishments used, and how […]

  • Sut mae’r tywydd heddiw?

    Year 1 have been using the Ipad and green screen in school this week to create their own weather forecast videos in Welsh. Here are some snapshots of their fantastic creations, da iawn!

  • Year 3 Techniquest Trip

    What an amazing time we all had at Techniquest today. As soon as we arrived, the children were eager to explore all of the interactive exhibits – and they weren’t disappointed. They began by watching a lively presentation about light in the science theatre, which they thoroughly enjoyed – they learnt so much! They were […]

  • Egg Experts in Year 2!

    Today the Year 2 children thoroughly enjoyed investigating eggs. They learned how eggs provide food, air and protection for the chick growing inside. They enjoyed finding out about the air sac, yolk, albumen and shell…and got very messy along the way! The children worked on recording their results carefully in different ways. They are now […]

  • Move over Jack.. Reception are planting Beans!

    As part of our Fairytales topic, Reception have been busy planting. We got out the soil, beans, gloves and trowels.. We set to work! We hope to get some very large beanstalks, and maybe even get to climb one!

  • Year 3 Candle Creations

    On Monday, the year 3’s were lucky enough to take part in a candle making workshop as part of our topic, light and sound. One of our lovely mums, Mrs. Isaac, offered to come in and help the children create their very own scented candles. Mrs. Isaac talked the children through the making process and provided […]

  • Year 3 Shadow Investigation

    The children have been busy the past two days investigating shadows. The question we were investigating was what happens to the size of a shadow as you move the light source away from an object? We had a mixture of predictions with some children thinking the shadow would get bigger and some predicting that the […]

  • World Book Day Celebrations

    Today pupils have had such a fun day today celebrating World Book Day. Our focus author was J.K Rowling, we wrote biography’s, book reviews and read stories to each other. We ev n had PE as various character. That was wonderful to witness!

  • Year 2 Celebrate World Book Day

    The Year 2 children have had a fantastic day celebrating World Book Day. We have been focusing on the author Dr. Seuss. We enjoyed looking at rhyming words in his stories, exploring the Seussville website, and completing a problem solving activity based on the book ‘One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish’. The children […]

  • Awesome Animation in Year 2!

    This week the Year 2 children are learning how to animate. They came up with some very creative ideas, and are looking forward to adding sound to their animations later in the week.

  • Could You Crack The Code?

    In Science this term we have been learning abo ut thermal insulators and why penguins huddle. Pupils have been busy writing code for huddling penguins. The penguins were set a challenge… to interact in Welsh.

  • Blwyddyn 6 Poetry Workshop

    This afternoon we had a special treat, Mr P Bowen visited Pontlliw to compose and listen to a range of poems. We created poems related to our previous and relevant topic: Lights, Camera, Action For starts of the silver screen, In Hollywood the biggest studio, Where anyone, who’s anyone, is seen! Lights, Camera, Action Where […]

  • A Taste Of Wales

    The children had the opportunity to taste a variety of welsh foods, some were tastier than others, I’ll let the photos tell the story.

  • Year 3 Poetry Workshop

    This morning, Year 3 had a special visit from Mr. Bowen. They took part in a poetry workshop where they shared lots of lovely ideas and generated some excellent vocabulary to create a poem linked to our topic, light and sound. What do you think of our poem? … Light and Sound, light and sound, […]

  • Dydd Gwyl Dewi Sant!

    We have celebrated St. David’s Day in style today by participating in our annual Eisteddfod. Congratulations to the winners of our writing and art competitions.

  • Happy Saint David’s Day!

    Have a very Happy Saint David’s Day! Reception looked wonderful in their costumes today, we have made cards, coloured some beautiful pictures and said our Welsh poem to the school!

  • Happy St. David’s Day from Year 1

    Happy St. David’s Day from Year 1. The children look fantastic in their Welsh costumes and rugby/football tops. We have had a busy morning completing ‘Welsh’ challenges, such as building castles, making paper leeks, learning about St David on the computers and finding words in a wordsearch. Ardderchog Blwyddyn 1! We have also thoroughly our […]

  • 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 […]