- 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.
- Symmetrical Snowflakes
The Year 2s decided that, as part of their topic this term, they wanted to learn about the changes in the seasons, especially Winter. They made super snowflakes, and were able to show where the lines of symmetry were. The boys and girls enjoyed comparing their designs, and were able to discuss similarities and differences.
- Sorting Materials
This week the Year 2s discussed the different materials that objects are made from. We talked about the importance of recycling and watched a really interesting video showing us what happens to the waste that we send for recycling after it leaves our houses. The children were fascinated. We then looked at some household waste […]
- Learning all about symmetry in Reception!
This week receptions pupils have learnt all about symmetry through a variety of fun learning activities. Pupils first created symmetrical butterflies through finger painting. They then created symmetrical images through colouring and drawing shapes. Lastly, pupils enjoyed creating symmetry through copying their partners actions and movements! A very fun week in Reception- da iawn!
- 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 […]
- 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 […]
- 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.
- Creative Christmas Cards
This term, the Year 2s have been working hard to be more independent, to further develop their creative skills and to apply their numeracy skills across the curriculum. When making theit Christmas cards this year, they were set a challenge to follow a success criteria to create a unique Christmas tree card. The success criteria […]
- Minecraft Hearts! ❤️
After a day learning about the heart Friday, Year 5 were tasked with recreating a 3D heart in minecraft with all four chambers with valves for the blood to pass through. We had some wonderful creations
- 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 […]
- Christmas Co-ordinates 🎄⛄️🎅🏼
We have been looking at co-ordinates in maths this week. We learnt that all points needed to be on the line and some pupils even took on 4 quadrant coordinates. You can see some of the finished articles below.
- 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 […]
- Creating Pictograms
This week Reception pupils have used their computing skills to create Pictograms online. This linked to our ‘Magical Me’ topic where pupils voted on which healthy fruit was their favourite and created a pictogram to show the results. Da iawn Reception!
- Excited, Enthusiastic Entrepreneurs
Come along to our Winter Fayre tonight and purchase these wonderful Christmas trees made by our year 6 pupils.
- The Wonders of Yeast
Year 6 have been investigating the effects of yeast. They predicted that when you add yeast to a sugar and water solution it causes a chemical reaction to form the gas carbon dioxide. We investigated this theory by putting balloons at the top of bottles with different amounts of yeast and sugar in. We then […]
- Maths Magic!
This morning, 12 pupils from year 2 to 6 took part in a maths magic competition at Pontarddulais Comprehensive. They all played brilliantly well, with the year 3, 5 and 6 children reaching and semi-finals and year 6 making the grand final! Unfortunately they were just pipped to the post, but represented the school excellently. […]
- 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.
- 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 […]
- 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. […]
- Making Shapes Outdoors
Just have a look at how clever the nursery children are. We have been learning all about 2D shapes, so we decided to go outside and make shapes out of skipping ropes. The children compared the shapes to see which were the biggest and smallest, and they counted how many children they could fit into […]
- 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 […]
- Learning About 2D Shapes
In nursery, we have been learning all about 2D shapes. The children were shape detectives and went on a hunt around the school to see how many 2D shapes they could find. They also hunted for shapes hidden in shaving foam and made different 2D shapes out of colourful pipe cleaners. They thoroughly enjoyed making […]
- 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 * […]
- How much fat in Crisps?
Year 5 have been independently investigating how much fat is in various brands of crisps. We crushed the crisps on to squared paper and counted the amount of squares that were fully covered in grease. We made sure the test was fair by keeping all conditions the same (dependant variables) apart from the brand of […]
- Manipulable Maths!
Year 4 have been working hard this week investigating and using concrete manipulables in maths lessons. They’ve been adding, subtracting and multiplying using a range of resources and started t find their favourite things to use!
- 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 […]
- Minecraft Maths
Year 5 looked at area and perimeter today. We learnt what each of them meant and then the children were tasked with making quadrilaterals that had the same figure for the shape’s perimeter and area! They were extremely excited when they learnt that they would be building the quadrilaterals in minecraft! We only found one […]
- Superhero Day
Year 1 have had lots fun celebrating their Superhero Day today. They undertook some tricky training in order to become fully fledged superheroes. They had to use an alphabet code to find out their superhero name. They created their own superhero shields (using their problem solving skills to make sure they attached a handle). They […]
- Pumpkin Investigation
At the start of term, the Year 2s enjoyed discussing what they would like to learn about as part of our Glitter and Glow topic. Quite a lot of the children said they would like to find out more about pumpkins….. so, today we did! The children read an information book on Get Epic about […]
- Organ Presentations
Year 5 have swapped roles and became teachers this week. They have been busy researching the different organs in the body and this week it was time to teach the rest of the class (and me) about their chosen organ. We learnt lots of interesting facts from each other and now know a lot more […]
- Super Food Sorting
As part of our topic ‘Glitter and Glow’, the Year 2s have started to learn about Harvest. This week, the boys and girls used Venn and Carroll diagrams to sort various items of food. They enjoyed learning the names of lots of foods in Welsh, and worked together to decide where the food should go. […]
- Collaboration in Year 5
We have been learning about the Roman Invasion of Britain in Year 5. Children were provided with the revelant research materials on Hwb Playlists as well as library books and the topic wall in class. They then collated their research in a Collaborative Class Notebook in Microsoft Teams. Competition kicked in when the pupils could […]
- Coding with our Bee-Bots!
This week reception pupils have enjoyed learning about coding! Pupils programmed their bee-bots to move along our ‘bear hunt’ map to reach their destination. Pupils had to use their numeracy skills to count how many squares were needed to reach each point on our map.
- Year 1 Superhero P.E
Year 1 have enjoyed taking part in some Superhero activities as part of their P.E lesson today. We started off with some Captain America warm up games (some which were led by the children). We then played a Heroes and Villians tag game before cooling down with some superhero posed yoga! They were fantastic.
- Tree Data
Today the Year 2s used Hwb to create charts which showed the data collected on our tree hunt. The boys and girls were able to explain what their data showed. Super skills, Year 2!
- Measuring Trees
Today the Year 2s investigated how the girth of trees can tell us about the age of the trees. The boys and girls enjoyed working together outdoors using measuring tapes, and they recorded their findings using tables.
- Learning about our bodies!
Reception have really enjoyed learning all about the human skeleton this week and the different parts of the body! They particularly enjoyed creating their own skeletons.
- Learning outdoors!
Reception have had a fantastic time going on an outdoor letter hunt and learning to group objects using outdoor resources!
- Learning About Number 2
The nursery children have had lots of fun learning all about the number 2. They looked for the number 2 in shaving foam, practised the correct formation on the whiteboard, made numbers with multilink cubes and carried out other number 2 activities with the grown ups. Well done nursery! Gwaith da!
- Problem? We can solve it!
Year 6 are defectives at solving problems and absolutely smashed this problem in record time. Each child used a stretegy that worked for them and experimented in a variety of ways to record their answers: practical, act it out, draw it, creare a stop motion animation and uploaded their evidence to their Hwb accounts! Pure […]
- Tree Tallying
This week the Year 2s visited Pontlliw Park when they were set the challenge ‘Find out which type of tree there is most of in Pontlliw park’. They applied their numeracy skills well, using tallying and a table to record their findings. They discovered that the answer was oak trees. Next week they will use […]
- Estimating and checking
Year 5 out their maths skills to the test this afternoon by estimating a diameter of 5 meters. This as the average size of a Celtic round house. Once they had finished estimating, they measured exactly to see how close they were. We learnt that the centre of the circle to the edge is called […]
- Missions are go!
Year 4 have spent the afternoon working on their missions, chosen by pupils in the class. They have been writing poems, creating digital surveys, writing newspaper articles and created Wild West maths games.
- Year 2 Football Skills
Year 2 have been busy developing their football skills. They practiced passing and dribbling before moving on to mini team games. Ardderchog!
- Number 1
Today the nursery children have been learning all about the number 1. They practised writing it on the interactive whiteboard, finger painted it, looked for number 1 pieces of Numicon in the water and sang number songs. Well done, good job!
- Going on a bear hunt!
Reception pupils really enjoyed going on a bear hunt! They particularly liked creating patterned fruit kebabs and creating food plates for the bear using their new knowledge of animals.
Examples of Cross-Curricular Numeracy