AoLE Cross-Curricular Literacy
Examples of Cross-Curricular Literacy
  • Digital Roald Dahl ‘Witches’ Event 🧙‍♀️

    Microsoft have recorded an event linked to Roald Dahl’s “Witches” on Microsoft Teams featuring Stanley Tucci, who plays the part of Mr. Stringer in the new film! Perfect for Halloween! If your child is interested in watching, they will need to click the link below on a laptop or desktop computer (or on a tablet/phone […]

  • Virtual Halloween activities 🎃 👻

    If you’re struggling for ideas for Halloween during the current lockdown, head over to Swansea Libraries Facebook page! There’s digital fun for all ages… if you dare 🕸🕷🧙‍♀️    

  • Year 3 Halloween Fun

    Year 3 have had lots of fun today taking part in a range of Halloween activities and a fantastic class party! We spent the morning decorating some Halloween biscuits and undertaking some Halloween craft. Then, this afternoon we had lots of fun playing Pass the Ghost, Pin the Bolt on Frankenstein, Musical Statues and lots […]

  • Year 2 Halloween Party 🎃 👻

    Year 2 have had a fun filled day taking part in Halloween activities and a lovely class party! They did some Halloween craft this morning and listened to a spooky story. This afternoon we played Pin the bolt on Frankenstein, Musical Statues and had a little dance together! The children then enjoyed having some sweets […]

  • Halloween In Year 1!

    Year 1 have had so much fun today undertaking lots of Halloween themed activities and of course, having a Halloween party! We started the day by learning a little bit about why Halloween is celebrated. The children then had lots of fun completing their Halloween spooktacular activity packs created by South Wales Police- real life […]

  • Learning about Pumpkins

    At the start of term, during our EPIC planning session, the Year 2 children decided that they would like to find out more about pumpkins…so this week we did just that! The children used their creative skills to make fantastic pumpkin shaped autumn wreaths. We read fiction and non-fiction texts on Get Epic, and the […]

  • Life as a Roman

    Year 5 studied life during Roman times this afternoon and how life differed significantly depending on a person’s social standing. They saw that not everyone in society could be a part of the senate and slaves didn’t get to vote. We learnt about the working class plebeian people as well as the upper class patricians.  There […]

  • Hot Seating Activity with Janette

    This week we have been developing our questioning skills in our catch up sessions. Thank you Janette for answering our questions today, linking with our food and hygiene topic in Science.

  • Year 3 Make Egyptian Mummy Pizzas!

    This afternoon, the Year 3 children enjoyed making some Egyptian themed mummy pizzas. They began by carefully cutting their muffins in half which they used as their pizza base. After that, the children measured out how much tomato purée they would need and then proceeded to create their mummy pizzas using cheese to create a […]

  • Superhero Training Day!

    Year 1 have thoroughly enjoyed training to be Superheroes today! The children undertook lots of different activities that all involved having to apply key skills that we have learnt this term! Year 1’s favourites were: Using the coding sheet to work out their secret superhero name. They then wrote this down using a secret ink […]

  • Happy Harvest!

    What a busy week we have had in Year 2, learning all about Harvest as part of our ‘Why do we celebrate?’ big question. The children worked so hard, using their literacy, numeracy and digital skills across a range of fun activities. The boys and girls enjoyed learning about the origin of food around the […]

  • Shwmae oddi wrth blwyddyn pedwar!

    Year 4 celebrated Shwmae day by enjoying an online concert from Bronwen Lewis, then decorated shwmae posters to show their own personalities. Da iawn blwyddyn pedwar!

  • Year 3 Celebrate Shwmae Day

    Shwmae! Today in Year 3, we have been celebrating ‘Shwmae Day’. We’ve really enjoyed celebrating and promoting the welsh language by taking part in a variety of activities. We used the chrome books to create posters about Egypt in Welsh. We completed a ‘Lliwio’r Llun’ about Cleopatra and wrote some sentences about her in Welsh. […]

  • What’s the time, Year 3?

    This week in maths, we have been consolidating our understanding of telling the time on a digital and analogue clock. Today, we used this knowledge to help us take part in a ‘time hunt’ where the children had to match a digital time on their sheet to an analogue clock which had been hidden in […]

  • Shwmae from Blwyddyn 6

    Today, as a country, we celebrated Shwmae Day; a day where we greet our fellow Welshman/woman with a ‘Shwmae’ (How are you?) Year 6 have had a wonderful morning: making flags, word-search, plotting places in Wales on the map, taking part in a virtual concert with the a famous welsh singer, Bronwen Lewis, and a […]

  • Learning all about Animal movements and adaptations!

    This week in Science Year 1 have learnt all about how animals move and the adaptions that allow them to move in this way. We started by observing videos of animals and then discussing how they move e.g. crawl, stomp, bounce etc. We then spoke about their adaptions that allow them to do this e.g. […]

  • Friendly or Unfriendly?

    This week Year 1 have started to learn all about ‘Supertato’ the hero and we looked at what qualities Supertato had that made him a kind friend to others. Year 1 then had lots of fun thinking about what actions could be classed as friendly or unfriendly. We looked at various scenarios and the children […]

  • Rhyme Time

    As part of their literacy development, the nursery children are learning about rhythm and rhyme. First we read the book “Don’t Put Your Finger In The Jelly Nelly!”. The children enjoyed listening to the funny rhyming words. Then we played “Silly Soup”, where the children had to match two pictures of items that rhymed and […]

  • Dear Diary…

    This week our Literacy focus is Recount writing. Today we began the week by developing our Oracy skills and knowledge of recount writing. One person was the ‘diary’ and the other the recount ‘writer’.

  • Year 2 Emotions

    Today in Year 2, the children discussed various emotions that they might have felt at some point. In their groups they sorted cards into good or bad emotions, giving reasons for their choices. The children decided that some emotions could go into both columns, such as nervous. We also talked about the fact that sometimes […]

  • WRU Minecraft ”Club of the future Competition” 🏉

    As a Minecraft Learning Centre for Wales, we are very excited to be rolling out the WRU Minecraft ”Club of the Future” competition to all our learners from Y2 – Y6. They were shown the details of the competition this morning in our virtual assembly. More details can be found here: Lots of the children […]

  • Year 3 Mummify their Tomatoes 🍅

    What an interesting morning we’ve had in Year 3. After being covered in salt for the last week and a half, the children were able to free their tomatoes this afternoon in order to make their observations. It was fascinating to see what the salt had done to the tomatoes and some of the weight […]

  • Raising Awareness of Mental Health in Year 6

    In preparation for World Mental Health Awareness Day (October 10th) Year 6 have been discussing what Mental Health and Mindfulness means to them. The children have been working on different activities to share strategies to help us when feeling down, upset, angry, frustrated etc. Pupils completed activities such as: Composing happy, upbeat songs using Music […]

  • Year 1- Mental Health Awareness.

    Year 1 have had lots of fun developing their mental health awareness today, in preparation for World Mental Health Day (Saturday October 10th). We started off by looking at what World Mental Health Day is and why it is important. We then talked about ways in which we can understand our own emotions and that […]

  • Working on Our Mental Health in Year 2

    In preparation for World Mental Health Awareness Day, this afternoon the Year 2 children discussed ways in which we can improve our mental health. We started by discussing what mental health means, and the children were interested to learn about ways in which we can improve our mental wellbeing. We discussed strategies that the children […]

  • All about Romans

    Year 5 have had a wonderful couple of afternoons getting to know the Romans this week. On Monday they took part in a Roman Bootcamp in class where the children got to learn how to march like a Roman soldier. They also looked at various Roman artefacts on the Caerleon National Museum website, giving their […]

  • Mental Health Awareness in Year 3

    On Saturday, October 10th, it is World Mental Health Day. The Year 3’s marked this occasion in class today by discussing different ways we can help our minds be healthy. The children were so sensible in their discussions and were able to suggest some fantastic positive actions that could help us if we had sad […]

  • Geographical Features of Egypt Year 3

    This afternoon, the Year 3’s found out about the geographical features of Egypt. We discussed information such as climate, population and location then compared the similarities and differences with our own country, Wales. The children then enjoyed using the iPads to research some other interesting facts about Egypt and the River Nile. Awesome work boys […]

  • Dyma Fi self portraits

    As mentioned last week, year 4 have also been working on some cross curricula welsh and art, creating self portraits and writing about themselves. Da iawn blwyddyn pedwar!

  • Food Around The World!

    Year 1 had lots of fun this afternoon learning all about different foods from around the world and the countries that they come from. The children particularly enjoyed using their map of the world and their information leaflets to research about all of the different foods/countries. They then recorded everything that they found out on […]

  • Year 3 become Egyptian Embalmers!

    What an exciting day we’ve had today with the Year 3 children becoming Egyptian embalmers! After learning all about the mummification process during our Science sessions, the children had the chance to put into practise what they had learnt by using a tomato. First, the children washed their tomato (dead body) and then carefully made […]

  • Year 1 Superhero music

    Year 1 have been super listeners this afternoon just as a superhero would be! They have been listening to a variety of superhero themed music and talked about the sounds and instruments they could hear. They used lots of words to describe the music including some musical elements such as pitch and tempo! They then […]

  • Skype a Scientist Canada 🇨🇦👩‍🔬

    Year Five were treated to a call with a Scientist based in Newfoundland, Canada! She told us about the different food groups and the effect each one has on our bodies. There were loads of questions from the pupils as they were so interested in healthy eating and the body!

  • Virtual Class Assemblies.

    Moving with the times, each week a different class will lead a whole school assembly via Teams online. This week, it was Year 6 to kick us off with this new tradition. We spoke to the whole school about our virtual meeting with the Jersey pupils from last Friday. We also showed the whole school […]

  • Show and Tell

    Our ‘Show and Tell’ was a little bit different this term. Instead of bringing an item to school to discuss with their friends, the nursery children, with a little help from their parents, uploaded a photo to their Hwb account. They were then able to put their photo on the big screen. Lots of amazing […]

  • Going on a Bear Hunt again!

    Reception had fun trying to find the Bear again! This time the children had to hunt for letters to make the word ‘bear’. All the children worked hard and found the letters, Mrs Besley had hidden them well. After this the children became kings and queens of the woods, and made some beautiful leaf crowns.

  • Year 6 Meet Jersey Pupils

    Today we had a virtual meeting with a year 6 class in Jersey, Channel Island. Jersey is situated near the coast of Normandy, France? Pupils shared their feelings about their return to school after lockdown. As it is National Languages Day in Jersey, we performed a Welsh song and played a Welsh game. We thoroughly […]

  • Developing our Problem Solving Skills in Year 3

    Today, the Year 3’s have been working hard on developing their problem solving skills. They were encouraged to use our ‘Steps to Success’ display board which outlines sequential stages to guide them through the problem solving process. The children worked methodically through each step and used the ‘draw a diagram’ strategy to help them work […]

  • Keeping Safe Online in Year 3

    During our ICT lesson today, the children were introduced to the concept of online privacy and how to distinguish between information that is appropriate to give out and information that is better kept private. The children played an online game called ‘Privacy Pirates: Set Sail to Internet Island’ where they had to assemble a map […]

  • A day in the life of a Celt!

    Year 5 have look at how an everyday Celt lived in Wales nearly 3000 years ago this afternoon. They looked at various things the Celt use to do in their daily lives and then used their research to create a diary entry. Lots of the children were able to use the skills we have been […]

  • Woodland Animal Research

    This morning, we started reading a lovely story called ‘Pricklebum’s Amazing Adventure’. We talked about how hedgehogs are woodland animals and compared them to other animals that live in different habitats, listing all the animals we could think of and sorting them into an alphabet chart. The children then did lots of research about woodland […]

  • Fish is the Dish! 🐟

    Year 5 had a very special treat this afternoon hosted by Swansea Council. We learnt about the different types of fish that can be sourced from Swansea Bay! It fitted in well with our science focus as we learnt about the benefits that fish has on our bodies and brains! Finally we got to taste […]

  • Going on a Bear Hunt!

    What a beautiful day for a Bear Hunt and Reception are NOT scared! We had great fun exploring our outdoor area, and collecting dinner for the Bear. We acted out the story by moving our bodies, and even made some fruity kebabs! Luckily the Bear didn’t arrive to steal the delicious fruit and we ate […]

  • Learning all about Super Healthy Heroes!

    When asked about what they would like to learn about this term, Year 1 were very eager to learn all about the kind of things superheroes would do to look after their body and mind. Therefore, this week we have been exploring lots of things that we can do to ensure we are super strong […]

  • Learning about our Rights in Year 3

    Today, we learnt all about children’s rights. These are all the things that children need to grow up happy, healthy and safe. We began by looking at each article and discussing why each one was important. The children then considered which of the articles they thought were the most important in helping us to create […]

  • What Do We Celebrate and When?

    Yesterday, the Year 2 children enjoyed finding out more about what we celebrate and when the celebrations happen. The children discussed our birthdays and sequenced them onto a class birthday timeline. They also enjoyed using the internet to find out the dates of popular celebrations, and then sorted them into the correct months. Super researching […]

  • Learning all about fast and slow objects in Year 1!

    During our EPIC planning this term, the children were particularly interested in learning all about how superheroes fly so fast and they wanted to know if any objects are super fast like them! Therefore, in Science we have started to explore objects that are fast and slow and the forces surrounding them. The children started […]

  • WANTED in Year 4!

    Year 4 have been working hard writing some creative WANTED posters for villains in the Wild West! There have been funny crimes, dastardly crimes and nicknames to boot! They used their writing and creative skills to create posters which were weather worn and beaten. Da iawn blwyddyn pedwar!

  • Instrumental Sounds

    The listening activity in nursery was a lot of fun today. The aim of the activity was to develop the children’s awareness of different sounds. They had to listen very carefully, to sounds made by various instruments. The activity included, comparing and matching sounds, playing instruments alongside a story and making loud and quiet sounds. They […]

  • Missing a Number?

    Reception have spent the week sorting out numbers. They have been using a variety of activities to order numbers, group items, and create patterns. The children have also used their Welsh counting skills to match the groups to the numbers! Well done Reception you found all the missing numbers in our number line!