AoLE Languages, Literacy and Communication

Examples of Language, Literacy and Communication at Pontlliw
  • 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 […]

  • Sports Relief a Real Hit

    Sports relief this morning was a hit. Ozzie Osprey also got stuck in with the sports this morning. The teachers highlight of the day however was winning 4-1 to the pupils… not that we were extremely competative at all!

  • 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!

  • Exploring Explanation Texts in Year 2

    This week the children have continued learning about the features of explanation texts. They worked collaboratively to sequence contents pages, and discussed the purpose of contents pages in non-fiction texts. Glossaries were also explored. The children sequenced technical words in alphabetical order, and then worked in groups to match definitions to the words. The children […]

  • World Book Day in Reception!

    What a wonderful day had by us all. The children looked terrific! It was such a pleasure to watch all of the children show off their favourite books and characters, we had a Peter Rabbit, Alice in Wonderland and even Mr Stink! The children enjoyed listening to the visiting author Helen Docherty, and had some […]

  • Year 3 World Book Day

    What a fantastic day we have had in Year 3 celebrating World Book Day. We have studied Roald Dahl and the children have completed lots of different activities. They spent time researching Roald Dahl’s life and have made a fact page about him on Hwb. Today we focussed on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and […]

  • 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.

  • World Book Day in Year 1

    We have had a great day celebrating World Book Day in Year 1. The children look fantastic in their costumes!

  • 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 […]

  • World Book Day 2018

    Today the children eventually got to celebrate World Book Day! Everybody looked fabulous dressed up as story book characters. Thank you for the £1 contributions. The money raised will be used towards replenishing our school reading books. We had a wonderful assembly by the author Helen Docherty. She talked to us about how she became […]

  • World Book Day Reminder

    Just a reminder that our rescheduled World Book Day events are taking place tomorrow (Wednesday March 7th). Pupils are invited to dress up as a story book character for a £1 donation, which will go towards replenishing reading books for the children. Junior pupils enjoyed working with the poet Phil Bowen yesterday. Tomorrow the Foundation […]

  • 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!

  • A special visitor…

    We were so lucky to have a special visitor reading a Welsh story to us this week…Poppy’s mum! She read us a story about a penguin on holiday, which linked beautifully to our topic of Countries and Cultures. The children also had the chance to explore some props from the story. We all had such […]

  • 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 […]

  • Who Inspires You?

    To develop our extended writing skills we will be focusing on creative writing during World Book Day with the guidance and advice from The Fonz. We will also be entering his competition of ‘Sparking the idea in 100 words’. Entries for each story idea will be read by Henry Winkler and the winner will be […]

  • Jac Abertawe

    In preparation for our Eisteddfod, Year 1 have been learning about the story of Jac Abertawe, the dog who saved lots of people from the sea in Swansea. The children did some fantastic writing where they rewrote the story in their own words. I am so impressed with how much their writing has progressed and […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Year 3 Music Makers!

    Year 3 have been very busy this afternoon continuing with their Design and Technology project. What a musical treat for a Friday afternoon! The children have been so creative and not only thought about the sound that their instrument was going to make but they also thought about how it was going to be decorated. […]

  • A tasty treat…

    We have been focusing on the genre, ‘discussion’ this week in our language sessions. The children had to discuss whether an adult or a child should have a pain au chocolat and give reasons for and against. The children were particularly passionate about why they should have a pain au chocolat….and their arguments were very […]

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Special delivery coming your way soon…

    To begin our topic of ‘Countries and Cultures’, the children have been activating their prior knowledge by thinking about places that they have visited themselves and writing a postcard about it. They independently wrote something and then have used their IT skills to design a picture, adding text too! We had a great time visiting […]

  • 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 […]

  • Ser Yr Wythnos.

    Llongyfarchiadau i’n ser yr wythnos yma. Congratulations to our stars this week.

  • 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 […]

  • Fir Tree Fine Motor Skills in Year 2

    Last week we were learning about the story of the Little Fir Tree. We began by closely studying illustrations from the book and developed questions, whilst using our prediction skills. We then looked at rhyming words linked to the text. We created a fantastic piece of shared writing, using lots of wow words, different sentence […]

  • 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!

  • 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, […]

  • Cups of tea for Year 3!

    Our non fiction writing genre this half term is instructional writing so this morning the children have sequenced the steps needed to make a cup of tea. They then had the opportunity of carrying out the steps to make their own cup of tea. We finished the session by drinking the tea and enjoying a […]

  • Year 2 – Hwyl yn yr Parc yn yr Hydref

    Today the year 2 children had lots of fun further developing their Welsh and physical skills. We began by watching the Welsh film ‘Mynd i’r parc’, during which the children had to listen to characters talking in Welsh about things they like to do in the park in the Autumn. They then listened carefully to […]

  • Saving the superheroes!

    We have been using our superpowers to rescue some superheroes. The superheroes have got into a couple of tricky situations recently, starting with being trapped in ice! We had to work as a team to figure out the quickest and most effective way to save them. We had some fantastic ideas, such as using warm […]

  • Spiderman skills!

    During our handwriting session, we did lots of activities to help develop our fine and gross motor skills. Overnight, Spiderman had been into our classroom and put a huge web over our tuff tray. We had to use our skills to carefully remove the spiders using tweezers, without touching the web! We also managed to […]

  • 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.

  • Practical Spelling in Year 2

    The children have been making the most of the beautiful weather and enjoyed working outdoors to practise this week’s spelling words. As you can see, they children worked extremely hard before coming back inside for a well earned cool down!