AoLE Cross-Curricular Literacy
Examples of Cross-Curricular Literacy
  • Our Outdoor Puppet Show!

    Reception pupils had lots of fun this morning retelling the story of The Gingerbread Man using our outdoor puppet Theatre! Pupils had to use their language skills to ensure they used a variety of exciting vocabulary to retell the narrative as accurately as possible. All pupils did extremely well- da iawn dosbarth derbyn!

  • Year 2 A Bucket of Kindness

    In Year 2 today we having been talking about showing kindness to others and ourselves. During our Circle time session, the children each had a slip of paper with a child’s name on. They then had to write about a time when they had seen that person displaying kindness. They were then put into our […]

  • Skills Across the Curriculum

    This week Year 6 have been developing their Numeracy skills as well as their Health and Wellbeing and Welsh skills. Pupils asked questions in Welsh to collect data related to being healthy.

  • Kerbcraft Session 1

    On Monday, Charlie came in for our first Kerbcraft session. The Year 2s discussed the Kerbcraft rules and what they will be doing in the sessions each week. The boys and girls are very excited and are looking forward to learning important road safety skills this term. They cannot wait for our first outdoor Kerbcraft […]

  • Space Composition and Exploration.

    As part of our bubble lesson this week, pupils used Google Chrome Music Lab to compose music related to the 4 stages of visiting Space: 1 Preparation for Flight 2 Take-Off 3 Flying in Space 4 Landing For each stage pupils focused on Tempo, Dynamics, Rhythm and Pitch. For our second bubble we looked at […]

  • Helping Tedi Twt!

    Reception pupils have had a lot of fun learning new welsh vocabulary today related to ‘dillad’. Pupils first read the Dillad Tedi Twt story and then dressed their own bear for the weather. Pupils used lots of welsh vocabulary to discuss what clothing they had selected and then enjoyed writing all about the different clothing […]

  • Twinkle Twinkle Little Star…

    Whilst assembling the origami stars pupils listening to music related to stars from various artists and researched facts about stars. The facts were mind blowing: A star is a massive, bright, sphere of very hot gas called plasma which is held together by its own gravity. Stars radiate energy created from nuclear fusion, which is […]

  • Pupils Involved in Planning

    Pupils have been developing their independence and are taking more and more responsibility for their own learning. At the start of each topic, pupils write a question on a leaf about something they want to find out about related to our topic this term, Space and Flight. The children came up with awesome ideas about […]

  • Discussing the New Year

    The Year 2s enjoyed discussing New Year’s eve and resolutions, as part of our topic ‘Take a Trip in a Time Machine’. We discussed various New Year’s Eve traditions and celebrations from around the UK and the rest of the world. We also sand Auld Lang Syne, and then talked about the changes we would […]

  • EPIC Planning!

    The Year 2s have enjoyed discussing what they would like to learn about during this term’s topic, ‘Take a Trip in a Time Machine’. We will be learning a lot about changes over time, and the children came up with lots of great ideas during the Everybody Planning In Class session!

  • Origami Stars

    Year 6 have been as busy as bees first week back and hit the ground running, completing lots of tasks to enthuse them ready to start learning about their new topic, Space and Flight. One of our lessons this week developed following instruction to create an origami star whilst developing numeracy skills across the curriculum.

  • Christmas Around the World

    As part of their EPIC planning for our ‘Glitter and Glow’ topic, the Year 2s said that they wanted to find out about how Christmas is celebrated in other countries. Mr. Stonham and the Year 5s helped us to create Flipgrid videos in which we asked questions about Christmas, and we had replies from schools […]

  • Global Connections 🌎 🇦🇺

    Year 5 have been taking advantage of Hwb’s latest addition, Flipgrid. We asked a school in Australia lots of different questions about Christmas in their part of the world. We had lots of exciting replies and got to see that although there were lots of differences, w also had a lot in common even though […]

  • Practising our cursive writing!

    Reception pupils have had lots of fun practising their cursive writing using the ipads. Pupils took ownership of their learning and selected which letters to have a go at based on what they found ‘tricky’. All pupils were engaged and had lots of fun using the ipads as a writing tool- da iawn dosbarth derbyn!

  • Year 2 Festive Craft

    The children have enjoyed choosing a variety of materials to create these beautiful tree decorations this week. You’ll be lucky enough to have their lovely creations when they bring them home next week!

  • Designing and creating Sprout Cakes!

    Reception pupils thoroughly enjoyed designing and making Sprout Cakes today! First, pupils completed a planning sheet where they had to decide what flavours and ingredients they would need to create their cakes. Pupils then sketched their design, paying particular interest to Sprout Boys emotions. Reception then used their plans to create a sprout cake using […]

  • All about the heart! ❤️

    Year 5 studied the heart today and undertook a number of activities in the process. This morning we studied the various parts that make up the heart and the circulatory system. After break we dissected lambs hearts and saw the various parts up close. This afternoon we consolidated our learning by making quizzes on Microsoft forms […]

  • Christmas Candle Jars

    Following on from their Santa candle investigation last week, the Year 2s received a letter from Mrs. Claus. She asked us to design Christmassy candle jars so that Santa can burn our candle safely. The children came up with some fantastic designs and followed the success criteria well. They enjoyed experimenting with various materials and […]

  • Coming Home by Michael Mopurgo

    Year 6 have been studying the short film Coming Home. Pupils activated their senses of how their houses smell, sound, feel. We then looked at the robins journey to his home. Pupils completed a ‘role on the wall’ of the robin. They has to describe his appearance, movements and personality , using similes, metaphors and […]

  • Santa Emails

    Following their Santa candle investigation last week, the Year 2s were very excited to receive a letter from Mrs. Claus. She told us about another problem they have in the workshop. The Year 2s were very excited when they learned how to send and receive emails on Hwb. All the children showed super skills, and […]

  • Learning all about ‘Sprout Boys’ emotions!

    As part of our work on ‘Sprout Boy’, pupils in Reception studied various scenes from the video and plotted what emotions Sprout Boy was feeling throughout the story. All pupils worked very hard and produced lovely pieces of work- da iawn Reception!

  • Stori’r Nadolig

    Reception pupils had a lot of fun this morning learning all about Stori’r Nadolig! After reading the story together, pupils independently sequenced the story parts and wrote all about Stori’r Nadolig in Welsh! Bendegedig Dosbarth Derbyn!

  • Learning all about ‘Sprout Boy’!

    Reception pupils have had lots of fun this morning being introduced to the Christmas advert ‘Sprout Boy’. To start, pupils were shown clips of the video and made predictions about how they thought the story would end. Pupils then really enjoyed working in groups to draw and describe the character Sprout Boy. They wrote down […]

  • Christmas Traditions Trip

    The Year 2 children had a fantastic day learning about Christmas traditions in Wales. We started the day by visiting Swansea museum, where we listened to lots of stories about various Christmas traditions. The boys and girls enjoyed joining in with acting out the stories. We then had a look around the museum, before moving […]

  • Year 2 Feelings

    Over the last few weeks, Year 2 have been learning about different feelings. Today we listened to a lovely story about a little girl who was feeling a little angry. She described it as a balloon being blown up! We discussed strategies the children could use if they ever felt like that and they came […]

  • Year 1Trip to the Fire Station

    This week year 1 have been on a trip to Parc Tawe Fire Station. We learned lots about firefighters and their jobs. The children had lots of fun.

  • Welsh Script

    We were improving our Welsh scripts in Year 5 this afternoon. We edited our original drafts following our feedback and then wrote the improved version using Microsoft word. We discovered the insert table feature to help us organise our script layout.

  • Bee Bot Directions

    The Year 2 children thoroughly enjoyed using the Bee Bots this week. The children were learning about directional vocabulary, and then used their skills to programme and direct the Bee Bots through mazes that they created. As you can see by the photographs, the children were totally engaged and applied their skills very well.

  • Toy Shop Problem Solving

    This week the Year 2s have been learning about positional vocabulary. To consolidate their learning, they were set a problem-solving challenge: help the toy shop owner to sort the toys into the correct spaces by reading the clues about where each toy should be placed. The children worked brilliantly, and learned to read on and […]

  • Excited, Enthusiastic Entrepreneurs

    Come along to our Winter Fayre tonight and purchase these wonderful Christmas trees made by our year 6 pupils.

  • Lots of fun making Snowmen!

    Reception pupils have been super busy making their own Snowmen decorations. Come and see them in our schools Christmas fayre tonight!

  • Learning all about 3D shape!

    Pupils have learnt a lot about 2D and 3D shape over the past two weeks! Pupils particularly enjoyed classifying 2D and 3D shapes in to the correct hoops. They also used their cutting and sticking skills to match the 3D shapes to their correct names.

  • Selling our Mud and Leaf Pies

    This week reception have enjoyed using their knowledge of persuasive features to sell their leaf and mud pies to their friends. They had lots of fun using the mud kitchen and outdoor area.

  • Author Skype!

    Year 5 were lucky enough to Skype Caroline Lawrence this afternoon, the author of our current class novel. After researching her yesterday using Hwb playlists, the children asked some really impressive and insightful questions and enjoyed speaking to this accomplished author. Da iawn pawb

  • Christmas Traditions Around the World

    When planning what they wanted to learn about this term, some of the Year 2 children said that they wanted to find out what Christmas is like in other countries. This week the children used their research skills to find out about various Christmas traditions all around the world. The boys and girls used maps […]

  • WW2 Workshop

    Year 6 have been developing their writing skills under the expertise of a local author David Brayley. David brought in artefacts from WW2 and discussed the effects of the Blitz. The children then wrote a two part story on the effects. Their work and behaviour as a class stunned Mr Brayley, the work they have […]

  • Leaf soup anyone?

    Reception had lots of fun this morning! They followed the recipe to make a leaf soup in our outdoor Mud Kitchen! They worked in pairs and showed great team work- da iawn Recpetion!

  • Children in Need in Year 2

    Year 2 have had a busy day celebrating Children in Need.  We started the day by listening to a lovely story called Pudsey’s Great Fundraiser. Thank you to Freddy for bringing the book in! Throughout the day we decorated cupcakes, had toast, did some mindfulness colouring, watched some events live from the Children in Need […]

  • Beating Bullies

    This week was anti-bullying week. Year 2 enjoyed discussing what bullying is, and read a story which helped them identify lots of ways to stop bullying. The children also enjoyed watching the Pixar short film ‘For the Birds’, which helped the children to see that it’s ok to be different and how to stand up […]

  • Remembrance Day

    Year 1 have been learning about real-life superheroes linked to Remembrance Day this week. They created their own green screen videos explaining what they know about Remembrance day and suggesting something that they are thankful for. They also created their own poppy crafts and biscuits too.

  • A fantastic visit to the art gallery!

    We have just got back from a superb visit to the art gallery! Pupils had lots of fun. When we arrived we had a tour of the art gallery and pupils had a check list of different paintings to find. Pupils then had the opportunity to create a self portrait out of several materials such […]

  • Instructions in Action!

    Our literacy focus this half term is instructional writing. We have looked at some of the features of this genre and tried to put what we had learnt into practice by helping our partner through an obstacle course with their eyes shut. We then moved indoors out of the rain and tried to do the […]

  • Teaching Nursery about teeth brushing!

    This morning Reception pupils had a lot of fun teaching nursery pupils all about how to brush their teeth! Reception pupils taught the nursery two songs about teeth brushing as well as showing them the equipment that they use. They also gave step by step instructions and used picture cards. Da iawn Reception!

  • WW2 Hot Seating Mr Hughes

    As we celebrate Remembrance Day today we think back to all of the people who were effected by the wars. We were fortunate today to be in the company of Mr Hughes who was born during WW2. His stories of the war were informative and interesting. Pupils were enthused and hung off his every world. […]

  • Crime scene

    We are very lucky that we have been learning about the police in class because we had our very own crime scene to investigate this week. Our prize box has gone missing, so the children (armed with their notebooks to record) took on the challenge of finding out what has happened to it. They wrote […]

  • Fantastic Fireworks!

    The Year 2s have had a very busy week! They have completed lots of exciting activities as part of the ‘Glitter and Glow’ topic. The children have been focusing on learning about fireworks celebrations. They have completed lots of tasks, including: * learning about the firework safety code and creating their own safety posters * […]

  • Making Poo! 💩

    We recreated the human digestive system in Year 5 today! Children used scissors as teeth, water as saliva, gravy browning as stomach enzymes, and tights as an intestine! The children recreated the process and could see how nutrients leave the intestine into the body to be used, while the waste gets processed through the intestine […]

  • Connecting with the World! 🌎

    As we entered day two of Microsoft’s Global Connect initiative, Year 5 listened to students from Ecuador, Tunisia, USA, Pakistan and India today. They had posted videos on Flipgrid and we watched what they had to say about their countries. We then posted facts about Wales so other pupils from across the world can watch […]

  • Connecting with Argentina! 🇦🇷

    Year 5 took part in the Microsoft Global Connection Challenge today and travelled over 7000 virtual miles! We played mystery Skype with a teacher from Argentina. We did not give away the location and the children had to ask Yes/No questions to narrow the destination down! Once we correctly guessed, we asked lots of questions […]

  • Sharing Scary Stories! 🎃👻

    Year Five have written some spine tingling halloween stories this week, concentrating on using Figurative Language in their work. We were so proud of them, we shared some of them with a Year 5 class in Carmarthen via Skype. They had been creating scary stories too, so we listened to theirs during the call! We […]