AoLE Cross-Curricular Literacy
Examples of Cross-Curricular Literacy
  • 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 […]

  • Chinese New Year

    As part of our Countries & Cultures topic, we have been learning about China and specifically Chinese New Year. To support our language genre of discussion, we experienced trying a variety of different Chinese style food this week, providing lots of opportunity to discuss our likes/dislikes and give our opinions.

  • Where on Earth Did the Dinosaurs Live?

    The Year 2 children decided that they would like to learn about how the world has changed since the dinosaurs were alive. This week they found out about the super continent Pangea, and were amazed to find out that the continents used to be joined together. We watched some interesting videos and read a fascinating […]

  • Safer Internet Day in Year 2

    On Tuesday, the Year 2 children spent the day working their way through a variety of challenges as part of Safer Internet Day 2019. The children started by listening to and discussing a story, which made them think about how we should be respectful to others when online. They then worked on an activity which […]

  • Isn’t it Ironic?

    Year 5 were introduced to irony today! We started by listening to “Ironic” by Alanis Morissette and we picked apart the lyrics to decide what irony meant. Once the children were confident with the concept, they created PowerPoint presentations with their own examples of irony. As always, their wonderful imaginations run wild and they provided […]

  • Year of the Pig!

    Reception have had a great morning taking part in lots of ‘pig’ activities. The children have listened to the Chinese Traditional story of the New Year tale, telling us the order of the animals. The pig is the 12th animal, and one of the stories states that a wolf blew down the pigs house, and […]

  • Burning Energy Gyda Ynni Da

    On Friday 1st February we had an awesome ‘Welsh’ day – saving energy can be fun and keep you fit. We held our very own Eco School Party with this unique Pedal power experience. All the energy for the disco, was produced by pedaling bikes. It gave the pupils an understanding of the energy requirements […]

  • Tric a Chlic

    Year 1 have been enjoying developing their understanding of the Welsh language and phonics by using our new resource, Tric a Chlic.

  • Year 2 Welsh Music and Fitness Session

    Today the Year 2 children thoroughly enjoyed participating in their Welsh music and fitness session, which was run by the company Ynni Da.

  • Hat testing trial

    What better day to test our hats than on a cold winters day…most hats kept our heads warm. Pupils have learnt a lot about insulation and conducting heat and they applied their knowledge to real life situations. So much so, some are now wearing their hats to school on a daily basis.

  • USA Skype Space Center

    Year 6 were very fortunate to be part of a Skype call with the Sea, Air and Space Centre Museum in New York. Frank took us on a virtual tour and taught us about the famous Space Race. He showed us what happens to objects in space effected by the lack of atmosphere. The children […]

  • Hat Mania

    Following on from our ‘Why do Penguins Huddle?’ Science experiment, Year 6 have been designing, creating and evaluating hats. They developed their instructional writing skills as friends then had to peer assess their instructions. We will test the hats during our daily mile. Will the hats pass the test?

  • Origami 🌟

    This term our genre element is instructional work. Today pupils wrote and followed instructions to create an origami star. Pupils were confident to follow instructions and overcame the problems that they were faced with when folding the paper.

  • Santes Dwynwen

    The Criw Cymraeg have asked if I can pass on their ‘thanks’ for the support you have shown towards their Welsh Entrepenure sale today. With your help, buying love spoons, we have raised £55. They have decided to spend the money on Welsh signs for the outdoor areas to help raise standards in the Welsh […]

  • What better way to learn about France than to speak with other children from France?! Today, we enjoyed a skype session with a class of children from France. We had the opportunity to ask each other questions and learn more about the different cultures in our countries.

  • Ordinal numbers

    We have been learning about ordinal numbers in our maths. The children were especially shocked to learn that a delicacy in France is frogs legs, so we had a frog race, recording which frogs managed to escape and come 1st, 2nd, 3rd etc. We also read the book ’10 little rubber ducks’ by Eric Carle […]

  • Finding Out About Planet Earth

    As part of out topic ‘Take a Trip in a Time Machine’, the Year 2 children decided that they wanted to find out about how Planet Earth came to be. We looked at a variety of information sources and learned about how the oceans were formed, how meteors shaped the landscape and how life began […]

  • Why Do Penguins Huddle?

    As part of our topic, Year 6 have been learning about insulators and conductors. They have also been researching penguins and how they survive the minus temperatures. Today pupils investigated the temperature of a ‘penguin’ in a huddle, on the outer of the huddle and on its own. Pupils developed their LNF skills related to […]

  • Orienteering Experts

    Year 6 have been developing their orienteering skills in PE by not only reading maps but creating their own maps on HWB. They then had to mark on the map where they would go and hide and their partners had to find them.

  • Solar System Scavenger Hunt.

    This afternoon, as part of our topic entry, pupils were sent on a scavenger hunt. They needed to look around the whole school to locate the answers to the space related questions. (Sorry if I haven’t taken a picture of your child – they were running too fast for me to capture 😂)

  • Sioni Rhew

    This week the Year 2 children enjoyed listening to a Welsh story about Sioni Rhew (Jack Frost). They then wrote in Welsh about the things Sioni Rhew likes to do in the Winter. The children made fantastic symmetrical snowflakes online and using their cutting skills, and then used a variety of materials and techniques to […]

  • Take a Trip in a Time Machine

    This week the Year 2 children have started their new topic ‘Take a Trip in a Time Machine’. They began by activating their prior knowledge about the topic, using pictures to generate discussions about what they already know. They then thought about what they would like to learn and do this term. The children came […]

  • Christmas Stories and Traditions Museum Trip

    On Friday, the Year 2 children visited Swansea Museum to learn all about Christmas traditions. The children enjoyed participating in acting out Christmas stories, and also had a go at playing with lots of toys that children would have been given a long time ago. The children then moved on to the Waterfront Museum, where […]

  • A Workshop Full Of Elves

    Pontlliw Primary pupils have give the busy elves a run for their money today as they have been beavering away crafting an producing animations using the app ‘I Can Animate’.

  • Christmas Story Workshop

    Blwyddyn 6 have been busy drafting and editing their Christmas stories in order to share their work with Blwyddyn 1. All pupils thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Keep posted for our next stage in the process… making and producing animations using clay and IPads.

  • Marvellous ‘Me’ Tubs!

    Reception have spent the past week talking about themselves! The children brought into school some fantastic boxes, decorated and full of their favourite items. The rest of the class guessed which of the children they belonged to. We had some great surprises along the way, and found out some lovely things about our children. Well […]

  • Cacen Criw Cymraeg

    Thank you to everyone who supported the cake sale this week to raise money for the Criw Cymraeg to buy resources for our school.

  • 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 […]

  • Christmas Traditions in Iceland

    This morning, Year 2 and Year 5 pupils enjoyed a live web chat with Mr. Stonham’s cousin Darren. Darren lives in Iceland and he told us all about their various Christmas traditions. The children listened attentively, and asked lots of thoughtful questions. They enjoyed learning about the thirteen trolls who leave treats for children, the […]

  • Safety Soldiers Meeting

    This week the Safety Soldiers pupil voice group worked on gathering ideas for improving road safety outside our school. The children discussed the issues and how unsafe parking affects different people. They came up with some fantastic ways to improve road safety, and will be working on them in the coming weeks.

  • Santa SOS!

    The Year 2 children were super excited this week to find a letter that Santa had sent them asking the children for help. He told us that there had been a power cut in the North Pole, and asked us to send him a candle which would help him continue making toys in the dark. […]

  • Toys, Toys, Toys!

    This week the Year 2 children have been working on a Rich Task based on the theme ‘toys’. The children worked brilliantly applying their numeracy, literacy, ICT and Welsh language skills to complete a range of focused tasks. The children wrote fantastic letters to Sion Corn, using known sentence patterns. They used our Wal Cymraeg […]

  • Directions, Positions and Movement in Year 2

    This week the Year 2 children have been further developing their understanding and use of positional, directional and movement vocabulary. They learned about full, quarter, half and three quarter turns, and showed a good understanding of clockwise and anticlockwise movements. Some of the children also enjoyed learning about compass points. The children then used the […]

  • Fantastic firefighters!

    We had a very special visitor in class today. Mr Godwin came in to tell us more about his role as a firefighter. We found out what a typical day would be like in the fire service and we also learnt some very important information regarding fire safety. A huge thank you to Mr Godwin […]

  • Christmas Traditions Around the World

    This week, the Year 2 children enjoyed finding out about Christmas traditions around the world. The children decided at the start of term that this was something that they wanted to learn about, and they were extremely enthusiastic about the focused tasks! The children discovered lots of amazing facts, including Australians decorating their homes with […]

  • Cacen Cymraeg

    Our after school Welsh club is a real hit. Lead by our Cymraeg Cwl pupils, each week is planned for and caters for a variety of different Welsh language patterns and activities. This week pupils decorated cakes in the colours of the Welsh flag, ensuring they ask for the ingredients in Welsh. Da iawn, dal […]

  • 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 […]

  • P.C. Parry visit

    P.C. Parry visited Year 1 today to help us learn more about the role of the emergency services. We found out about the important and essential roles that they play and even got to try on some of the uniform. Thank you P.C Parry.