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

  • 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 […]

  • Fatty Crisps and Online shopping

    Year 5 have had an exciting end to the week. We have carried out our fatty crisp experiment and will gather the results together next week, to analyse the data that we have recorded! We are researching which is the healthiest crisp, so we can advise Leigh Halfpenny which ones he can eat as part […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Our Number 4 P.E Lesson

    This week we combined our number of the week with our P.E lesson. Our number was 4, so the children were asked to do 4 repetitions of different actions, e.g, 4 hops, 4 jumps etc. Just look at how much fun they had.

  • 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 […]

  • Investigating Shadows

    The year 2s enjoyed learning about shadows this week. We discussed what shadows are and the children made some super shadow puppets. They were set a challenge: find out how to make the shadows bigger and smaller. They were able to use rulers to measure the shadows and compare the sizes. Super investigating, year 2!

  • 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 […]

  • Nursery’s Number Hunt

    The nursery children have been learning all about numbers, so today we went for a number hunt in the fairy garden. The children were really clever and managed to find them all. Well done nursery.

  • Patterns in Nature.

    Reception have enjoyed listening to ‘Stickman’ this week, and have spent the day thinking about his feelings. The children also went out into the nature reserve to look at patterns on the bark of trees. Reception discovered that they could use their crayons in a different way to make a picture. The children looked at […]

  • Collaborative Databases

    Year 5 were shown how to create databases this afternoon on J2E. When they were confident, they created a database of their own and shared it with a friend. Both friends were then able to collaborate and work on the same database together to speed up the process, collecting various data about the different players […]

  • 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 […]

  • ‘Super’ Colours In Welsh!

    This week, Year 1 have enjoyed learning all about Lliwiau in Welsh! The children enjoyed using their understanding of Welsh colour vocabulary to follow the instructions and design superhero costumes. Now that we are in Year 1- we extended ourselves by learning about how to ask for a light or dark colour in Welsh! Da […]

  • Creating and interpreting bar charts in Year 1!

    This afternoon, Year 1 really enjoyed creating bar charts on J2E (HWB) . We took a class vote on which colour was the most popular (for a superhero costume) and the children then displayed these results using their ICT Skills. The children then showed their bar charts to the class and answered key mathematical questions […]

  • Number 3

    We have had lots of fun In nursery today learning all about the number 3. We finger painted the number 3, made shapes out of three different coloured blocks, played a place a peg on the correct number numicon game and sang songs about number three. We also played a game on the smartboard where […]

  • 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.

  • Learning About Number 2

    We have been learning all about the number 2 in nursery today. We used colourful stickers to make number 2, rainbow writing to write number 2, used giant Numicon shapes and played a match the pair of socks game. We even had a number 2 self inflatable balloon. Vey exciting!

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Estimating and checking roundhouse diameters

    Year 5 took advantage of this week’s lovely weather by estimating the size of a 5 meter roundhouse in the yard. They then checked their estimate by measuring with a meter ruler. When that was compete they added the basic items the Celts had to see how much room a family would have had during […]

  • Battle of Britain – 80 Years

    Today we celebrated our victory of the Battle of Britain. The Battle of Britain is the name given to the World War II air campaign waged by the German Air Force against the United Kingdom during the summer and autumn of 1940. A lot of the day was built around discussion and research. It’s clear […]

  • Numicon in Nursery

    The nursery children have been using numicon shapes to develop their maths skills. They threaded pipe cleaners through the holes in the numicon pieces, counting them as they went along and they took giant numicon pieces outside. They counted the holes in the giant pieces, then used chalk to draw around them to make some […]

  • Developing our Number Bonds in Year 3

    This week in maths, we have been developing our understanding of Number Bonds. The children have completed a range of activities to help develop these skills, with their favourite being the game ‘Find My Number Bond Partner’. The children thoroughly enjoyed playing this game throughout the week and were eager to try and beat their […]

  • Time to Save The World

    Today Year 6 developed their orienteering skills. Pupils marked out hidden ‘bombs’ on their maps and their partners had to find them in the limited time before the school blew up (WW2 related of course) Everyone enjoyed and every pupils learnt a brand new skill of orienteering a map. We have had a fantastic first […]

  • Which is the most common tree in Pontlliw park?

    Last week during our EPIC planning session, lots of the children came up with interesting questions about trees, such as ‘Why do we have Christmas trees?’, ‘Why do some trees have different colour leaves? and ‘Where do conkers and acorns come from?. Today we used these questions as the start of a lesson. We talked […]

  • Getting to Know You

    The Year 2 children enjoyed completing a ‘Getting to Know You’ activity last week. Each child thought of a unique question that they could ask their friends The children worked in an organised way to gather and record their data. They then used J2E chart on Hwb to create bar charts showing what they found […]

  • Bubble Counting

    The nursery children had a lot of fun practising their counting today. They chased the bubbles and counted how many they could pop. They had to be quick to catch the bubbles before they blew away.

  • Finding shapes and sorting Numbers.

    In Reception today, the children began their learning in Maths. Some of the children looked at the properties of shape and searched the class for the shapes in the environment. Finally using their cutting skills, created a dinosaur picture from the 2d shapes they had described. Wonderful work! When Reception thought they could rest, they […]

  • Hwb Summer Family Enterprise Challenge

    The Summer Enterprise Challenge is for anyone aged 16 or under in Wales with a great idea that could be a business or help the community The Big Ideas Wales Family Enterprise Summer Challenge is for any young person in Wales aged 16 or under who has had an idea during the lockout that could […]

  • BBC Bitesize Lessons

    BBC Bitesize have released a fantastic new daily schedule of lessons for children of all ages, with many celebrities taking part. You can find the resources at feel free to use these resources in addition to the work we are sending home if you wish. Please note, these are just ideas for you and your children […]

  • Sumdog Competition!

    Tomorrow morning at 8am will see the start of a UK wide Sumdog Maths competition! Your children will have 1000 questions to complete by Thursday 9th April at 8pm. For a class to qualify, at least 10 of the students need to take part. This will be a good opportunity to get on the leaderboard […]

  • Celebrity Lessons throughout the day!

    We are sure you have all taken part in the Body Coach workouts, but there also are other celebrities offering lessons for various subjects across the curriculum! We hope you find some of them useful! Kind Regards,  Mrs Norman

  • Sequencing Recounts

    In Year 2 we have been learning about recount texts, and how they must be in chronological order. We have also been learning about telling the time on analogue and digital clocks. Today the children were asked to use their reading and numeracy skills to sequence a diary. The boys and girls were fantastic, and […]

  • Marvellous Magnets!

    The Year 2 children had great fun learning about magnets this week. They worked well making predictions before testing various items, and recorded their results carefully in a table. The children also learned how the opposite poles attract. Some children even went on to learn more about magnets by reading information books on Get Epic!

  • Mirror image…

    Year 4 have been learning about symmetry this week. As part of their work, they focussed on mirroring each other to create symmetrical positions. They also used Chrome Music Lab to cheat symmetrical musical patterns!

  • Are you mean?

    In maths today we learnt a new meaning to mean; we also learnt about mode, median and range. Whilst developing our Health and Well-being skills, pupils threw tennis balls 🎾 (How many throws in a half a minute?) and repeated 5 times. We then calculated the mean, mode, median and range.

  • Stylish Spaceships

    As we have learnt a lot about the creation of Earth (God or the Big Bang debate) planets, stars, seasons, time zones and the history of space travel; we now move on to the element of flight. To engage pupils enthusiasm we started with our Design and technology project. Year 6 have been designing, making […]

  • Beautiful Bird Boxes

    As part of our Design and Technology project, Year 6 have been designing a bird box for a robin. Today Mr Hughes came in to school to help the children assemble the boxes. They also varnished the wood to protect them from the weather. Next week we will be making fat balls of seeds. We […]

  • World Book Day in Year 2

    Year 2 had a great time celebrating World Book Day, and all looked fantastic in their costumes and pyjamas! Our focus author was Dr. Seuss. We enjoyed reading some of his stories and used Get Epic to research his life online. The children used their problem solving skills effectively to complete a task based on […]

  • Year 1 Making a Rain Gauge

    This afternoon the children have been busy transforming empty plastic bottles into rain gauges. They used their reading skills to follow the instructions and their measuring skills to make a ruler to stick on the side. Next week we will be collecting data and measuring the rain that falls every day.

  • Year 2 Dawnsio Gwerin!

    As part of the children’s learning for Welsh Week, today they learnt a lovely Welsh folk dance called Cylch Y Cymru. They worked with a partner to practice the moves before all working together to create the class dance. Dawnsio gwych!

  • The Legend of King Arthur!

    As part of our learning during Welsh Week, Reception pupils have had lots of fun studying the legend of King Arthur! Pupils particularly enjoyed learning all about the marriage of Arthur and Guinevere. Pupils first began by writing a wedding invitation to the wedding of King Arthur and Guinevere where they had to use all […]

  • Year 2 Love is all around

    Year 2 have had a lovely day taking part in activities linked to Valentine’s Day. This morning, we learnt about the history of Saint Valentine. We looked at some Valentines symbols before everyone voted on their favourite one in a tally chart. That information was then used to create a pictogram on HWB. The favourite […]

  • Safer Internet Day 2020

    The Year 2s enjoyed completing lots of work for Safer Internet Day. We talked about personal information and learned about information that needs to be kept private when online. We also discussed people who we can and cannot trust with out personal details. The children enjoyed making online identity posters which showed what they like […]

  • What’s the time Mr Sundial?

    Today we rolled back time to 3500BC and challenged ourselves to make a sundial to tell the time just like the ancient Greeks and Romans did. Children measured 15 degrees with a protractor and marked out the time for each hour from 6am to 6pm. Unfortunately we were unable to test if our sundials worked […]

  • Safer Internet Day Year 5

    After our KS2 assembly this morning, we delved further into our online presence this afternoon and how to create a positive identity online. We looked at what we say, how we interact and even our usernames can have an effect on how we are perceived online by our peers and even future employers! We have […]