AoLE Expressive Arts

Examples of Expressive Arts at Pontlliw
  • Christmas Candle Jars

    Last week the Year 2 children solved a problem for Santa, and sent him a candle which would help him to make toys for a long time during the North Pole power cut. This week, Mrs. Claus got in touch with the children to eplain there had been a slight problem; Edgar Elf had knocked […]

  • Year 1 Enterprise

    The Year 1 enterprise stall is up and ready to go for tonight’s Christmas fair. Come along and support the children. Their decorations are all hand made and will be on sale for just £1!

  • Year 2 Enterprise

    The Year 2 enterprise stall is up and ready to go for tonight’s Christmas fair. Come along and support the children. Their decorations are all hand made and will be on sale for just £1!

  • Anti-Bullying Week in Year 2

    Year 2 completed lots of activities as part of our Anti-Bullying week. We began by watching the Disney Pixar film ‘For the Birds’ and discussed how the characters were behaving. We discussed the exact meaning of bullying. We then designed our own birds for the film, emphasising how it’s ok to be different and how […]

  • Let’s be Friends!

    nursery and Reception have begun their week thinking about friendship! We read ‘Hugless Douglas’ by David Melling, and realised that we can all be good friends! The session began with the children creating a handprint poster, showing of their ‘Helping Hands’, they made some beautiful heart toast with a friend. There is more to come […]

  • Following instructions…

    We are learning about instructions in Year 1 this term. We followed some oral instructions to create our own Poppy biscuits. We then read, discussed and followed written instructions to make our own medals.

  • Year 1 remember…

    As part of our focus on ‘real life’ superheroes, the Year 1 children have been finding out about Remembrance Day and why some people wear poppies at this time of year. Here we are creating our own poppies…

  • Noson Tan Gwyllt

    Super Welsh and ICT skills were shown by the Year 2 children this week. They enjoyed writing in Welsh about different fireworks that they like, and used paint tools online to create some very effective firework pictures.

  • Our very own special Superheroes…

    Look at our amazing superheroes in Year 1! They certainly had a super time on our Superhero Day. Following a suggestion from one of the children, we baked our own superhero themed cupcakes. We took part in a variety of superhero training exercises ad we created lots of superhero craft items too.  Don’t the children […]

  • Coding Challenge

    Today Year 6 were set the challenge to code the theme tune to Star Wars using micro:bits. They can use the coding website at home…why not ask them to show you…I can guarantee you that you will be impressed!

  • Super Scarecrows!

    The Year 2 children enjoyed making their own scarecrow collages after reading the story Tattybogle this week. They were very pleased with their finished designs.

  • Making Chocolate Apples

    This week the Year 2 children made some delicious chocolate apple treats. As part of their work on instruction texts, the children worked together to sequence the jumbled instructions. They then read and followed the instructions carefully to make their tasty treats.

  • Natural Symmetrical Butterflies

    Year 2 have really enjoyed learning about lines of symmetry. The children then worked outside to apply their knowledge and skills by creating symmetrical butterflies using natural materials. The children could explain how to make their art work symmetrical, looking at position, colour and shape.

  • Scary Supertato

    The children continued to practise the skill of drag and drop by creating their own scary Supertatoes.

  • Supertato

    The children loved making their own versions of Supertato. We are hoping they’ll protect our classroom from the Evil Peas!

  • Shwmae!

    For Nursery and Reception today, we found out what it means to be a friend. We played some circle time games encouraging us to find new, old, or different friends to work with. We also had fun shouting SHWMAE! and making hats to show how proud we are. Reception challenged themselves to say ‘Shwmae’ as […]

  • Owl Collages

    This week the Year 2s enjoyed making beautiful collages of owls using natural materials. They discussed the different shades of the leaves and which materials would be best suited to the different parts of their owl pictures. I’m sure you’ll agree that the finished collages looked wonderful.

  • Gingerbread Superheroes

    This week, we have been using the story ‘Charlie’s Superhero Underpants’ as a basis for some of our work. One of the children suggested that we create our own underpants designs using gingerbread men. What a fantastic and fun idea! The children enjoyed using the icing and ingredients to create their own design…and I imagine […]

  • A Cool Carousel

    For the last lesson over the past 3 afternoons, Year 5 have been rotating around 3 tasks. Task 1 – Learn all about the Digestive System – led by Mr Stonham Task 2 – Estimate the size of a Celtic roundhouse – led by Aimee Task 3 – Independent drawing and labelling of inside and […]

  • Transition Planning

    This afternoon Year 6 have been taking a lead in their learning in preparation for their transition project in the Comprehensive in the Summer. The topic of the project is Health and Well-being. They need to plan under the headings: Physical, Mental and Social. The planning stage is underway and pupils are extremely excited.

  • Speaking and Listening.

    The nursery children have been busy this morning taking part in a range of activities to help develop their speaking and listening  skills. They brought a selection of items from home to discuss in ‘Show and Tell’. They played a variety of games, which involved listening carefully and following instructions. They played ‘Copy Me’ with […]

  • Starting Superheroes…

    This week, we have been busy activating our prior knowledge ready to begin our topic of Superheroes! The children had to use their ‘magnetic powers’ to catch pictures from Spiderman’s web and sort them into groups, based on whether they are linked to our topic or not. The children were also very creative and drew […]

  • Choreography Creations

    This term Year 6 are focusing on planning, performing and evaluating dance. The first lesson was eventful and lots of fun!

  • Year 3 Poison Dart Frogs

    For Design and Technology this term the children have been busy creating Poison Dart Frog beanbags! They have all thoroughly enjoyed this project from start to finish! They designed their frogs, wrote detailed instructions about how they were going to make them, made them and then evaluated them. I have been amazed at the children’s […]

  • Hooray For Fish

    We read the story ‘Hooray for Fish’, looking at the different types of fish…different colours, shapes and sizes. We then thought about how we are all different and how our similarities and differences should be celebrated….we realised that the world would be a very boring place if we were all the same! Here we are creating our […]

  • The Singing Mermaid

    We recently read the story ‘The Singing Mermaid’ in Year 1 and we decided to get creative!  The children had the challenge of making their own handprint mermaids or to work as a team to create a new home for the mermaid. The results were fantastic! The home that the children produced was outstanding, with a lot […]

  • Fishy Fruit in Year 1

    The children enjoyed making their own healthy snacks linked to our topic of ‘Under the Sea’. They used a selection of fruit to create sea creatures, such as fish and turtles. We revisited our recent maths lesson linked to finding half of an item and we used several storybooks to give us inspiration for our […]

  • Lighthouse Junk Modelling

    The Year 2 children made some excellent junk model lighthouses this week. They were set the task of designing and creating model lighthouses that were at least 25cm high, with a working door and a light at the top. As you can see they worked brilliantly and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Excellent work Year 2!

  • The Lighthouse Keeper’s Picnic

    The Year 2 children have had a great morning working on activities based on The Lighthouse Keeper’s Picnic. They used their coding skills to move the Lighthouse Keeper from building to building around the village. They used their word-processing skills to develop shopping lists for Mr. Grinling. The children used their Welsh language skills when […]

  • 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.