AoLE Expressive Arts

Examples of Expressive Arts at Pontlliw
  • Year 3 Zentangles

    We have had a very relaxing afternoon in Year 3 creating chameleon zentangles. After discussing the art of using repetitive patterns the children have created some fantastic pieces of work. Da iawn!!

  • Foundation Phase Film Club

    The Foundation Phase Film Club has been a real success so far. The children are enjoying watching films based on different themes. We have discussed how music and colour create atmosphere. The children have enjoyed watching a wide variety of films, including some which made us laugh an awful lot, and some which gave us […]

  • Fantastic Fine Motor Skills

    Throughout the year, the Year 2 children have enjoyed further developing their fine motor skills through lots of exciting activities, such as Cheerios challenges, using tweezers and printing to name just a few. This week we decided to improve our fine motor skills by threading patterns on the fences outside. The area is looking really […]

  • The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch

    This week the Year 2 children have enjoyed reading The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch. They worked well when thinking about adjectives to describe the seagulls in the story. The children then worked on developing questions to ask Hamish the cat, and thought of what Hamish would say in response to their questions. The children also undertook […]

  • Year 3 Animal Masks

    This afternoon the Year 3 children have been very creative producing fantastic animal masks. We first discussed the variety of animals found in the rainforest, which ones were our favourite and why. Some of the children’s responses included the sloth, monkey, jaguar and snake! We then put on some calming rainforest music as the children […]

  • Shark craft

    We have been learning all about sharks this week and the children have had the option of creating their own sharks using a range of ideas and materials. The completed designs were fantastic!

  • Year 3 Grrrreat Tiger Art!

    This afternoon the children have studied the french artist Henri Rousseau and looked at some of his jungle inspired paintings. We focused on Tiger in a Tropical Storm and talked about the colours and shapes used. The children then had the opportunity to create their own tiger pictures. Grrrrrrreat job boys and girls!

  • Year 1: Ship challenge

    The Year 1 children have been set the challenge of creating ships that can sail across an icy ocean, without sinking! The children investigated which materials would be best and then got to work building their ships. Next, the children had to name their ships and, using their persuasive writing skills, create a poster to […]

  • Year 3 Rainforest Music

    This afternoon the children transformed themselves into tribal members living in the Rainforest. Using materials that were available to them in our outdoor area they made their own musical instruments. Some of the children found stones to bang together, others used sticks and leaves. Working together in small groups they used their natural instruments to […]

  • Super Children…. With Superworm!

    Welly Wednesday has been all about wonderful worms, and the fantastic book ‘Superworm’. We listened to the story, joining in with the Superworm chant….. ‘Superworm is super long, Superworm is super Strong….’ we then danced to the Superworm rap, and then completed our fun activities… Take a look at the pictures.

  • Year 3 Rainforest Composers

    With a slight change in the music plan this afternoon due to the weather the children were transformed into magnificent composers. In small groups they were each given a musical instrument and asked to compose a piece of music, thinking about the number of beats and timing. After planning and rehearsal time the children had […]

  • Ser Yr Wythnos

    Congratulations to our 🤩 this week. Can we also take this opportunity to congratulate our entrepreneur groups from Year 6 who are running a successful business for our pupils after school; offering a range of activities in ‘Attitude’ and an opportunity to develop drama and ICT in ‘Movie Maker’.

  • Year 3 National Botanic Gardens Part 2

    More photos for you to enjoy form our trip today to the National Botanic Gardens …

  • Year 3 Rainforests

    What a fantastic first week to our new topic – Rainforests. The children have activated their prior knowledge, asked lots of interesting questions and had time on the chrome books to research. We have ended the week with a calming art session. With rainforest sounds playing in the background to create a calming environment, the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Easter flower baskets

    The children designed their own Easter flower baskets. They used their understanding of pattern work from maths to create repeating patterns with the petals. The flowers look fantastic and the children are looking forward to bringing them home with some extra little Easter treats included too…

  • Year 3 Gymnasts

    The children have been busy this half term working on their gymnastics skills. They have practised their balancing, travelling, jumping and being able to work as a team! In small groups they choreographed a short sequence which they performed to their friends. The performances were peer assessed and they were given targets how to make […]

  • Who has ATTITUDE?

    This is the second week of our year 6 entrepreneurs club ‘Attitude’. The group runs a variety of activities, this week the pupils got a chance to show off the dance moves with just dance… warming up for Sports Relief tomorrow.

  • Year 3 Northern Lights Artists!

    We looked at some amazing photographs this afternoon of the Northern Lights – looking at the colours and patterns that they produce in the sky. The children then had the opportunity to create their own pictures using chalk pastels for the night sky and then cut out black silhouettes of mountains, trees and animals to […]

  • Author visit: Helen Docherty

    Year 1 loved their visit from the author, Helen Docherty. She read us her story ‘The Snatchabook’ and the children followed her instructions to draw their own Snatchabook. She also read her book ‘You can never run out of love’. We thoroughly enjoyed our session, thank you Helen.

  • 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 […]

  • Welsh Dancing in Year 3

    It was tricky to take photographs of the children in Year 3 dancing this afternoon but what a giggle we had! Every child joined in and every child had a huge smile on their face as they tried welsh folk dancing. Excellent team work today and great listening skills! Ardderchog!

  • Year 3 Art Afternoon

    We have had a very creative afternoon today. As part of our welsh week we have been studying the myth The Giant of Snowdon. The children activated their prior knowledge by sharing lots of interesting Snowdon facts as well as learning many more. They then looked at images of Snowdon and tried to re-create a […]

  • Y Ddraig Goch.

    As part of Welsh week the nursery children have been learning all about y Ddraig Goch – The Red Dragon. They painted their very own dragon and even had time to colour a dragon mask. Don’t they look scary!

  • 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 […]

  • Hilarious 😂 Hats

    As part of a Science and Thechnology cluster project, Year 6 have been given the task to design, make and evaluate hats 🎩. They need to make a hat that will keep them warm. Next week the pupils will make their hats and will evaluate the success criteria by wearing them in the yard at […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Messy Matisse!

    This week, we have been looking at the work of the French artist, Matisse. The children created their own artwork by copying Matisse’s style of cutting and arranging shapes to create images. The children loved exploring different ideas and created a super variety of different pictures.

  • 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 3 Exploring Colour

    Year 3 had an exciting (messy!) afternoon today exploring colour. We discussed what colour ‘light’ was and had lots of interesting responses including yellow, peach and see through! We then learnt that visible light is actually made up of seven different colours and that when light is bent through a prism it causes the light to […]

  • Classical Creations.

    As part of our Music lessons this term, pupils combined their creative skills with their knowledge of WW2. The children had free choice of any instrument and had to choose an event that happened during WW2. They then had to compose a piece of music, including the elements of rhythm and volume, that would emphasise […]

  • 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 […]

  • An Outdoor Musical Morning.

    What an amazing morning the nursery children have had today! They spent the morning outside in the nature area. They took out some musical instruments and Mrs Rees played her guitar. She was like a rock star!  They sang and played along with Mrs Rees and then they had some lovely cawl to warm them […]

  • Mr Keegan’s One Man Band

    We were in for a treat today as Mr Keegan brought in all of his instruments and played for us in assembly.

  • 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 […]

  • Foundation Phase Autumn Exploration Day

    Today the Foundation Phase children enjoyed lots of hands-on, practical Autumn-themed activities. Unfortunately, the weather was against us, but with some adaptations to the planned activities, the children had a fantastic day, during which they further developed their personal & social and independence skills. The children developed their fine motor skills through making bird feeders, […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Brilliant Banner

    Today was our final day of the project – The Bells Of Santiago. Year 6 have thoroughly enjoyed egniting their creative sides. The banner is outstanding (even if I do say so myself). The banner will now be laminated and hung in the Waterfront Museum in preparation for the exepition in October.

  • Amazing Art – Bells of Santiago

    Today, following on from yesterday’s creative lessons linked to the Bells of Santiago project, Keith, our local artist inspired us to begin to create a banner related to the fire. Our art work will be hung in the Waterfront museum as we perform our song on October the 4th. Today was stage 1… Vocabulary word […]

  • The Bells…

    We are currently in progress of day two of our Bells of Santiago music creation project. The children have had the opportunity to listen to, sing, write and play music – piano and bells. Year 6 are thoroughly enjoying the project so far.

  • Creative composition

    Today Stacey Blythe came in to school to compose a song about the Bells of Santiago. We will be performing our song to the juniors tomorrow. We will also be performing to the public and family at the Swansea Waterfront Museum on October 4th… Details to follow.