AoLE Cross-Curricular Literacy
Examples of Cross-Curricular Literacy
  • Interesting India

    We have been learning about different countries and one of the children asked to learn about India. One of our pupils kindly brought in lots of her own special items from India and helped us to learn more about this fascinating place. A huge thank you to this pupil, it was lovely to see the […]

  • Fantastic St. Fagans!

    The Year 2s thoroughly enjoyed their trip to St. Fagans museum of Welsh life today. We saw lots of things that we have learned about this term as part of our topic ‘Take a Trip in a Time Machine’. The children were particularly fascinated by the different houses from various eras, the shops and the […]

  • Digital Dragons hard at work!

    Our Digital Dragons recently compiled a questionnaire for all pupils in Years 2 to 6. We were shocked at the results! 20% of pupils watch YouTube for 3 hours or more per night 30% of pupils had spoken to someone online that they didn’t know 50% of pupils play games or have apps that have […]

  • Live Skype Session with Dr. Jane Goodall

    This afternoon, Year 6 joined in live to Dr Jane Goodall who set up the scheme of ‘Roots and Shoot’. Dr Jane visited Africa in her younger days and discovered her love for chimpanzees. She decided from that day that she would do all that she could to help the planet. Her message to us […]

  • Fairytale Challenge!

    The children in Reception have been completing challenges left by some very famous characters. Goldilocks, Red Riding hood, The 3 pigs and Jack and the Beanstalk have all been thinking up tasks for the children to complete. Reception took it very seriously, they popped their wellies on and it was head down and work! All […]

  • Fun with Weststreet.

    Foundation Phase have had a fun filled morning developing their gymnastic skills with the coaches from Weststreet Gymnastics Centre.

  • Year 3 are Proud to be Autism Aware

    As it is Autism Awareness Week this week, we have all enjoyed finding out more about Autism in Year 3. It has given us the opportunity to celebrate our similarities and differences and deepen our understanding and empathy for others. The children have also enjoyed making jigsaw puzzle biscuits this week. Each one completely unique […]

  • Year 3 Investigate Shadows

    The children have been busy the past two weeks 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 interesting predictions with some children thinking the shadow would get bigger and some predicting that […]

  • Money Sense with NatWest

    Year 5 and 6 have spent their day developing their detective skills, solving crimes of fraud. At the age of 11, pupils are entitled to their own bank accounts! Thank you to NatWest experts for guiding us in the right direction to keep our identities safe.

  • Year 3 Beautiful Candle Creations

    On Tuesday, 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 […]

  • Manor Park

    What a lovely, action-packed day we have had at Manor Park. We saw lots of animals from countries we have studied this term and we had lots of fun in the different areas around the park. What a super day!

  • Investigating Eggs

    Phew, what a busy day we’ve had in Year 2! The children were set a challenge…find out how eggs help to protect a chick when it is growing inside. The children worked their way around a number of tasks, showing lots of enthusiasm and excellent skills with recording their observations in different ways. They looked […]

  • P.C. Parry Teaches Year 2 to Play Safe

    This morning, Year 2 were visited by P.C. Parry. We talked about safe places to play. The boys and girls showed an excellent understanding of how to stay safe in their local environment.

  • Year 1 and The Big Clean

    We loved our outdoor morning and worked really hard to clear up our outdoor area- great teamwork!

  • P.C. Parry visit

    We had a visit from P.C. Parry this week and we learnt about possible dangers outside and how to stay safe.

  • Pontlliw’s BIG Clean!

    What a fantastic morning! All of the children from Nursery up to Year 6 were involved in cleaning up our school grounds. From litter picking to planting and washing to sweeping the school has been given a ‘Spring Clean’. We are very proud of our children who got their hands, and clothes dirty…. there was […]

  • Busy Bee Workshop

    To celebrate World Down Syndrome day and World Poetry day, pupils in Year 6 have been writing poems titled, ‘Only One Me, ‘Friendship’, ‘Respect’ and for their dear friend Frazer Appleyard! Ahead of tomorrow’s big clean pupils have also been studying their Eco footprint; developing Geography skills by mapping out where Year 6 have been […]

  • Safety Soldiers At Your Service

    Thank you to our Safety Soldier for educating us this afternoon on appropriate and anti social behaviour. They independently planned and taught a lesson, providing worksheets and an iMovie they’d created.

  • Is Goldilocks Good?

    Have you ever thought if Goldilocks is a good girl? Reception have been discussing the possibility that she has been a little bit naughty! We have talked about discussing reasons for Goldilocks being so naughty, and what she should have done. Reception had some lovely ideas, and realised that she shouldn’t have visited the bears […]

  • Having a Ball

    Year 6 are thoroughly enjoying their basketball festival at LC2.

  • Persuasion Alley

    We have been studying persuasion this week in Year 5. We have identified persuasive features, looked at the difference between facts and opinions and looked at ‘posh’ ways to start our sentences to be more convincing. This morning, we put our knowledge to the test in Persuasion Alley. One half of the children were trying […]

  • Another Fun Morning In Nursery.

    We’ve had another busy morning in nursery. We developed our fine motor skills by screwing nuts and bolts together and by threading pasta onto pipe cleaners. We practised our letter formation by making letters out of playdough and using the iPads and interactive whiteboard. We even had the dressing up box out! What a lot […]

  • Finding the features of a persuasive text

    We looked at the features of a persuasive text yesterday in Year 5, so today we tried identifying them ourselves. Some children chose ‘Explain Everything’ to identify the features and some completed the task in their exercise books. When we completed the task, some of the children presented their work to the class for them […]

  • ChatterKid pics and hockey in year 4

    Year 4 had a very active afternoon – they enjoyed using the ChatterKid pics app to make funny videos of themselves and objects speaking in Welsh. They then practised their hockey skills by dribbling, running and passing the ball. Da iawn blwyddyn pedwar.

  • Show Racism the Red Card

    Wow, what an outstanding afternoon! Steve Jenkins , ex famous football player, visited our school to deliver a very powerful message about racism. It’s an important message, this day in age, that pupils are taught to not stereotype. It’s important to educate about types of racism and discrimination. Thank you Steve, we will certainly be […]

  • Ser Yr Wythnos

    Llongyfrchiadau to our stars this week.

  • World Book Day in Year 3

    What a fantastic day we have had in Year 3 celebrating World Book Day. We have been studying the author Roald Dahl and the children have enjoyed taking part in a range of different activities. This morning, the children were put in pairs to solve a variety of Roald Dahl themed maths challenges. They were […]

  • World Book Day yn Blwyddyn 6.

    Year 6 have had a very busy but wonderful World Book Day: reading books, writing a 500 word story for a competition, playing Kahoot, related to Harry Potter, as our focus author was J.K Rowling. We also completed a fact file on J.K Rowling and wrote about her in welsh developing our third person writing […]

  • World Book day in Year 4

    Year 4 enjoyed celebrating World Book Day in comfort by wearing their pyjamas! They all reviewed their favourite books, and also had the chance to redesign the front cover to Ted Hughes’ Iron Man, our author for the day. They also enjoyed taking part in the “No Glue” robot challenge, where they had to make […]

  • World Book Day in Year 5

    We had a great time celebrating World Book Day in Year 5 today. We concentrated on author David Walliams and his book ‘Gangsta Granny’. We created probability scenarios during our maths lesson based on the book and then had a free choice of a range of activities on the book in the afternoon, from creating […]

  • World Book Day in Year 2

    Year 2 enjoyed celebrating World Book Day today. Our chosen focus author was Dr. Seuss. We started the day by reading an information book about Dr. Seuss. They children were amazed to discover how many characters he had created, and how many of his stories have been turned into films! Lots of fun activities were […]

  • ESafety Factor 2019 🎤

    A huge congratulations to all those who took part in this year’s ESafety Factor, this afternoon! All the groups performed their own songs and amazed the rest of the school with their brilliant voices and dazzling dance moves! Throughout the whole show the acts brought us important internet safety messages to help us when we are […]

  • Crempogau Gwych yn Blwyddyn 2!

    Today the Year 2 children enjoyed learning about Shrove Tuesday. They rotated around a variety of activities, in which they needed to use their literacy, numeracy, Welsh and computer skills. The children completed data collection based on their favourite pancake toppings, and then used JIT to create charts. They then wrote about what the data […]

  • Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus Derbyn!

    Wow! How fantastic Reception looked in their Traditional Welsh Costumes. They had listened to the Welsh myth of Arthur and Guinevere’s wedding, painted pictures and sent out wedding invitations. The children also learned a Welsh song to sing in our school Eisteddford. At the end of the day we proudly showed off the work to […]

  • Year 3 are proud to be Welsh!

    Year 3 have enjoyed taking part in our school Eisteddfod today. They worked hard to learn our poem ‘Joio’ and performed it to everyone with joy and enthusiasm. It was also a pleasure to listen to them singing the National Anthem and welsh hymns with passion and pride. As part of our Eisteddfod competitions, the […]

  • Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus yn Blwyddyn 2!

    Today the Year 2 children celebrated St. David’s Day in style. The children dressed to impress, and looked fantastic in their Welsh costumes. They enjoyed participating in our school Eisteddfod, during which they sang with hwyl and recited our class poem with gusto! Back in class, we learned about St. David and the different ways […]

  • Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus

    We’ve had a lovely day so far celebrating our St David’s day. The whole school have produced work of an outstanding standard. Work will be displayed in classrooms this afternoon for you to view.

  • All about Ghana! 🇬🇭

    We had a very special visitor in Year 5 today. Grace came to speak to us all about life in Ghana and make comparisons with the UK. The children learnt a lot about life in this wonderful African country and even got to try some of the local food – plantain and locally produced chocolate!

  • Ser Yr Wythnos

    Llongyfarchiadau to our stars this week. 🌟

  • Fun With Chatter Kid

    Pupils have been exploring our new APP of the week, Chatter Kid. Year 6 have been developing their Literacy (Oracy) and Numeracy skills by recording facts related to the planets in our solar system.

  • Cycling Training

    This week Year 6 are practicing their cycling skills in order to gain their Level 1 and Level 2 cycling certificates. At the end of the course, pupils will have the opportunity to set off site for a cycle in the village …keep an eye our for them if you are out and about on […]

  • A Taste Of Wales

    This week we are celebrating Welsh week; producing work related to Welsh myths, learning Welsh songs and recitals for the Eisteddfod. So we kicked started the week in style by a banquet of food from Wales. The children gave everything a try, some foods were liked more than others!

  • Year 3 Celebrate Valentine’s Day

    Love was certainly in the air on Thursday in Year 3! We had a lovely afternoon making heart shaped pizzas with heart shaped chicken, ham and pepperoni toppings. They looked delicious! I hope you enjoyed eating them boys and girls 🙂

  • Fortune cookies

    We learnt about fortune cookies this week and even got to try some examples. We then made our own special versions. We wrote a thoughtful or kind messages to other pupils in the class and put them into special red envelopes. The children will each bring an envelope home tonight with a special message from […]

  • Chinese dragons

    We enjoyed getting creative and making our own Chinese dragons in Year 1. Some of the children enjoyed using our puppet theatre to make their own shows using the puppets.

  • Feeling the Love in Year 2!

    Today the Year 2 children were feeling the love, as they completed lots of Valentine’s Day themed activities. We started off by listening to and discussing the story of St. Valentine. The children then used their speaking and listening skills well, participating in group discussions about how to be a good or bad friends. They […]

  • Love is in the air ❤️💞

    We had a love filled day in Year 5 today. Children have been analysing and planning love poems through the week, and today it was time to write them up! We had some poems written to girlfriends, some to pets and some to their favourite adult in the school…Aimee 💔 They finished the day with […]

  • 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 an interactive show called ‘The Adventures of Dr. Isosceles’. Throughout the show they had to solve problems with Dr. Isoceles to […]

  • Year 3 Celebrate National Welsh Music Day

    What a fun day we have had in Year 3 celebrating National Welsh Music day. The children had the opportunity to listen to a variety of amazing welsh artists throughout the decades, which included Bonnie Tyler, Tom Jones, Feeder, Catatonia and the Manic Street Preachers. We discussed the musical elements of each song, such as […]

  • Year 3 Celebrate Internet Safety

    This week, the children have taken part in a variety of activities in order to raise their awareness of internet safety. We talked about what we love about the internet and all of the wonderful opportunities it provides us. We also discussed what we can do to keep ourselves safe when using it. After our […]