AoLE Cross-Curricular Numeracy
Examples of Cross-Curricular Numeracy
  • Eggcellent Easter

    We finished off the term with lots of Easter fun this afternoon, from games to an egg hunt. Have a lovely Easter all.

  • Hunting for Eggs in Year 2!

    The Year 2s had a great morning hunting for Easter eggs! We started by discussing Easter traditions and the what the egg symbol represents in Christianity. The children then went hunting for eggs, and they had to use their maths skills, as different colour eggs were worth different points. The children worked brilliantly in teams, […]

  • 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.

  • Eyes Down For a Full House!

    A great night was had by all at the PTA Easter Bingo at the Village Hall. Thank you to our PTA for organising the event. Thank you also to all who donated prizes and made cakes.

  • Microbit Madness!

    We had a fun filled afternoon in Year 5. We begun by learning how to write our names in lights on the microbits and then progressed to creating a Fitbit programme that counted our steps! We then went in the hall and competed by bouncing around to see who was the fittest group! You can […]

  • Wacky weather

    We have been observing the weather this week. We have measured rainfall (using the gauges we made in class!) and temperature as well as investigating wind strength using windmills. Think we chose the right week to investigate given the range of weather we’ve had…

  • 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.

  • Solar Systems Specialists

    Our Numeracy challenge today was to draw our solar system on the yard, drawn to scale: cm = a million miles. The children faced the challenge and worked well as a team.

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Magic Squares

    This week, as part of our work learning about how the streets have changed over time, the Year 2s read about the plague. They discovered that people were so frightened of becoming sick that they tried magic. They believed that if they put a magic square on their door it would keep away the plague. […]

  • Tall Towers.

    The nursery have been learning about tall and short, big and small, so they decided to see if they could build some tall towers. Just look how tall they are! Good work boys and girls!

  • How to make a rain gauge

    We have been making our own rain gauges in Year 1, ready to measure rainfall as part of our weather topic.

  • 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 […]

  • Concentration was on point!

    In maths this week, year 6 are calculating: Range Mode Median And mean. Pupils will complete activities such as: throwing a tennis 🎾 ball 6 times in a minute then calculated the range, mode, mean and median. Linking to our science experiment, pupils will make and throw 3 paper planes 5 times, calculating the above […]

  • Children’s Rights around the world

    We have been learning about Africa this week and we looked at the lives of some children who live in Africa, which linked nicely to Red Nose Day this week too. We thought about our rights and considered whether or not children’s rights were being met in both Wales and in some of the African […]

  • Real Life Money 💰💶💵

    Our maths focus in Year 5 this week has been money in real life situations. On Monday we looked at budgeting, overdrafts and paying with cash or credit cards. On Tuesday we concentrated on different types of bank accounts such as savings and current accounts. On Wednesday we looked at bank statements and how to […]

  • 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 […]

  • Probability

    We have looked at Probability in Year 5 this week. Yesterday this culminated in a horse racing lesson where we looked at the probability involved in gambling. Even though a few finished with more virtual money than they started with, the vast majority lost all their money. In addition to all the different terms used […]

  • Ser Yr Wythnos

    Llongyfrchiadau to our stars this week.

  • 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 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Raise The Roof With The Tallest Tower

    Today Year 6 were set the challenge to build the tallest tower using marshmallows and spagetti. They had to do it as a team and resist the challenge to eat the marshmallows. Their towers needed to stand for 20 seconds and they needed to measure the height of their towers. Pupils developed their team wor […]

  • 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 […]

  • Total Eclipse of the Heart

    To celebrate Welsh Music Day, Year 5 listened to two versions of Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart”, the original and a techno version! After appraising the songs, we drew upon Mr Keegan’s musical expertise to help the children create their own Welsh techno music using google chrome lab, with some amazing results. Da […]

  • 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 […]

  • Dyn Eira Hyfryd yn Blwyddyn 2!

    This week the children have been further developing their Welsh language skills whilst focusing on Dyn Eira (snowmen). Last week the children designed snowmen and wrote about them in Welsh using the third person. This week the children followed their designs and made fantastic junk model snowmen. They also completed some pelen eira (snowball) maths […]

  • 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 […]

  • Magnificient Matisse.

    Year 1 looked at some of the work of the French artist, Matisse, this week. Following on from recent shape work completed in maths, they explored recreating a famous example of Matisse’s work: the snail! Fantastique!

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Posting postcard

    Year 1 have had a busy week creating postcards. They all wrote about a place that they have visited and then created a picture using HWB. They then used their maths skills to buy a stamp from the shop and posted their postcards. Hopefully you should receive some very special post soon…

  • 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 😂)