AoLE Languages, Literacy and Communication

Examples of Language, Literacy and Communication at Pontlliw
  • Super Spy Spelling

    We have been super spies this week. We have been practising our spelling words by writing invisible messages to each other and using our special laser pens to read and check the spelling.

  • Save Ioan!

    What a traumatic week we have had in Year 1. The Evil Pea, from the story Supertato has been causing chaos in our classroom. He has now kidnapped our class mascot Ioan the Sheep. This morning, we have been busy using the persuasive skills that we have been developing in our language sessions to try […]

  • Investigating Instructions in Year 2

    This week the Year 2 children have enjoyed being instruction investigators. They learned all about bossy verbs and worked brilliantly on a range of activities. Firstly, we looked at bossy verbs in sentences and how they are used to give clear instructions. Then the children completed a concept sort activity, where they had to sort […]

  • Diwrnod Shwmae yn Blwyddyn 2

    On Monday, the Year 2 children enjoyed celebrating Diwrnod Shwmae. The event aims to show that the Welsh language belongs to us all – fluent speakers, learners or those shy about their Welsh. The children made colourful Shwmae banners to promote the Welsh language, and enjoyed using Shwmae in their conversations throughout the week.

  • 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 […]

  • Book Fair Success!

    A huge ‘Thank You’ to everybody who supported our Scholastic book fair this week. The total spent was £789.30, which means we will receive 60% commission on all purchases! This works out as £473.58 which we can spend on purchasing new reading material for the children. Diolch yn fawr everybody. Your support is greatly appreciated!

  • Fabulous Faces!

    Reception have been exploring the features on their faces, we looked at some faces without eyes and mouths, the children decided that we needed both to work out how we feel. We had some fun creating our own faces using pumpkins and biscuits, yummy!

  • Year 2 Visit the Book Fair

    Today the Year 2 children visited the book fair. They really enjoyed browsing the books that are on sale this week. Their enthusiasm for reading was clear to see!

  • Hwyl yn y Parc yn yr Hydref

    The Year 2 children have been working hard on their Welsh skills this week. They enjoyed listening to the story ‘Hwyl yn y Parc yn yr Hydref’, which is all about the different things that people like to have fun doing in the park in the Autumn. We decided that a visit to the park […]

  • Super Spellers!

    Every week, the Year 2 children enjoy learning their spelling words through a variety of multi-sensory, practical activities. This week chalking, spelling beads, magnetic letters and graffiti walls were the activities available to them, and they all showed super spelling skills!

  • Awesome Owls!

    This week the Year 2s have enjoyed reading the story Owl Babies by Martin Waddell. We discussed the structure of the story, using the 5 story mountain parts. The children then used their own story mountains to retell the story. The children were very keen to find out more about owls, and lots of the […]

  • We are off to Techniquest!

    Reception are on their way… Bags packed and we are all ready for our adventure. We can’t wait to have some fun today learning ‘all about me’.

  • Super spelling

    We have been busy practising some tricky spelling words in Year 1 using cotton buds and paint!

  • 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 […]

  • Ready for Reception!

    THIS IS ME! Reception have made a great start to the year. They have begun their new topic all about me, and are practising writing their names. Handwriting has been the focus of the week, and the children have been using their pencils to practise writing cursively. well done Reception, you have worked so hard!

  • Creating Stories in Year 2

    This week the Year 2 children have been looking at the book ‘The Little Yellow Leaf’ by Carin Berger. The children enjoyed looking closely at one of the illustrations without reading the book, and further developed their prediction and questioning skills based on what could happen in the story. Today they looked at more pictures […]

  • Ciwb Clebran yn Blwyddyn 6

    Today Year 6 created their chatter boxes for our Welsh drilling sessions. Throughout the term pupils will learn to talk about themselves in Welsh, likes and dislikes, ensuring that they extend their sentences.

  • 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 […]

  • Bronze Siarter Iaith Achieved

    This afternoon the whole school was presented with our Bronze siarter iaith for achievements in the Welsh language. The children and staff are extremely proud of all we have achieved during our journey to receiving the award. In September we will begin our journey to achieving the Silver Award 🥈 to raise standards in the […]

  • Fabulous Flapjacks, Lovely Lists and Cracking Coding!

    As part of their work on ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Picnic’ story, this week the Year 2 children made some delicious flapjacks for the story character Mr. Grinling. The children used their super reading skills to read and follow instructions, and they used their excellent measuring skills to weigh the ingredients carefully. The children also developed […]

  • 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 […]

  • Criw Cymraeg mewn Derbyn.

    Diolch yn fawr! Thank you to our year 4 representatives, they have spent Fridays after lunchtime working with the Reception Class. They have read Welsh books, played Welsh bingo and completed some Welsh activities. Mae hi’n amser hyfryd!

  • 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 […]

  • Teithio

    Today the Year 2s enjoyed further developing their Welsh reading skills. They enjoyed learning the names of lots of different forms of transport in Welsh. The children then had to use their phonics and decoding skills to match read and match the names of the vehicles given to them. The children were also very interested […]

  • Developing Our Research Skills

    This week the Year 2s have been further developing their research skills. Following on from last week’s sessions, the children have now each chosen their favourite endangered animal from the story ‘Oi! Get Off Our Train!’. They discussed the information that might be useful to include in a non-chronological report, and then further developed their […]

  • Years 1 & 5: Buddy reading

    Year 1 and Year 5 had a great time this week when they paired up to read and enjoy some Welsh books together. Da iawn!

  • Criw Cymraeg

    Tonight our Criw Cymraeg presented to our Governors regarding our progress to date for our Siarter Iaith. Diolch, Gaithersburg Gwych.

  • Super Research Skills

    As part of our topic ‘Journey With Us Over Land, Sea, Air & Space’, the Year 2 children have enjoyed reading the story ‘Oi! Get Off Our Train!’ They enjoyed reading about various endangered animals wanting to get on a train to escape, as they were facing threat from humans in various ways. The children […]

  • 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.

  • Siarter Iaith Competition

    A chance to win a family holiday 30 businesses across three Welsh towns – Pwllheli, Swansea and Cowbridge – have placed a sticker featuring the Siarter Iaith mascots, Seren a Sbarc, in their windows. From Monday 30th April until Monday 7th May, we are asking primary school children and their families to seek out these […]

  • Year 1: Freaky Fish

    This week, we read a non-fiction book called ‘Freaky Fish’. The children were amazed at the different, and unusual, types of sealife that there are in the world. We then used our Welsh skills to ask each other which sealife animal we like best and we recorded the results using the pictogram on HWB. Our […]

  • 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 […]