AoLE Cross-Curricular Numeracy
Examples of Cross-Curricular Numeracy
  • 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.

  • Developing Numeracy with Numicon

    Today, Year 6 explored the use of Numicon to help develop their visualization skills to actually see what sums look like, in particular, place value and multiplication. In the next couple of week we will be further developing the use of Numicon to help us understand the world on number and application.

  • How much will we grow?

    Our coat peg labels are a little different this year in Year 5. We have recorded some of our body measurements as well as our speed around the yard on the back of our labels and will compare them with the measurements in July, to see how much we have grown during the year. I […]

  • Our First Week in Year 2!

    The Year 2s have had a fantastic first week. The children have enjoyed exploring their new classroom and have completed lots of activities, including handwriting, discussing their rights, creating our class rules, finding out information about their friends, making bar charts on Hwb showing the information gathered, and discussing what they would like to do […]

  • Ser Yr Wythnos

    Llongyfarchiadau to our stars this week.

  • Minecraft for Education Competition

    A huge well done to all the pupils who took part in our Minecraft Competition this term. The children were challenged to create a school, but 100 years into the future. All the children produced wonderful ‘worlds’ and I was extremely impressed with all their work. The children voted on their favourite entry to be […]

  • Investigating Ramps

    The Year 2 children have been investigating ramps this week. Different groups investigated different questions: Does the height of a ramp affect the distance a car travels? Does the surface of a ramp affect the distance a car travels? Does the weight of a ramp affect the distance a car travels? The children loved making […]

  • Manic Melting!

    Year 4 have been learning about changing state in science this term, and today they were investigating which materials melts quickly and which melt more slowly. They planned brilliantly, using scientific knowledge and experience to make predictions to answer their enquiries. Once they have drawn up the results, they can write about what they found […]

  • Finger on the Pulse

    As we have been focusing on being healthy, Year 6 collected date related to resting and exercising pulse rates. Pupils will collect the date of everyone in the class and analyse the results tomorrow.

  • Entrepreneur Presentation

    This morning the Sassy Sisters presented to the Entrepenure judges at Trallwn Primary. They were amazing, confident and sassy! They discussed their buisness venture and how much profit they had made selling their handmade items.

  • Wimbledon Calling

    We have a very important job in Year 5 this half term. Due to the unreliable British weather, Wimbledon Tennis Centre have written to us to asking us to investigate how different temperatures change the height of the bounce of their tennis balls. We carried out the investigation this afternoon using an iPad to record […]

  • Perfect Penguins!

    This week the Reception began their investigations to find out about Emperor Penguins. We have begun to look at their habitat, their food and looking at where in the World Penguins live…. Some of the answers may surprise you! Reception then completed some challenges with Bee bots, information gathering on the computer… even making chocolate […]

  • Super sharks

    It’s been ‘shark week’ in Year 1 and we have done lots of different activities. We have been investigating why sharks don’t sink and we made our own ‘Shark Academy’ videos, using the green screen, to explain this. We have also been finding out about the different types of sharks and have been sorting them, […]

  • Lighthouse Research

    Following on from their work on the story The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch,the Year 2 children worked hard researching lighthouses. They read lots of non-fiction books on Get Epic, completed anticipation grids before finding out different facts, and used their maths skills to calculate and order the heights of various lighthouses from around the world.

  • Roller Coaster Composition 🎢

    We put our musical skills to the test today by trying to recreate the unmistakable sound of a roller coaster, using the instruments in school. The children listened to a clip of a roller coaster and then discussed how they could recreate each of the sounds. They then created and practiced their compositions before performing […]

  • Enterprising Entrepreneurs

    Congratulation to our young entrepreneur pupils who sold their products at Castle Gardens in Swansea on Friday 14th June. Collectively they raised over £200 profit. Absolutely outstanding girls, you did Pontlliw proud.

  • Roller Coaster Databases 🎢

    We worked in groups of three this afternoon to create collaborative databases on J2E in Year 5. Children researched the fastest, tallest, most expensive, newest roller coasters in the world and populated the data in a shared database. We are going to analyse our databases on Monday to compare and contrast the rides.

  • Titanic

    We have been learning all about the Titanic. First, the children used HWB to write their own reports about the Titanic. The children then had the task of designing and creating their own ships. They thought of names for their ships, created posters to advertise and persuade others to go on them, presented their ships […]

  • Complex 3D shapes

    We created complex 3D shapes in Year 5 today. We used pre-printed nets to construct them which sounds much simpler than it actually is. The children made some wonderful creations, including cuboids, triangular prisms, dodecahedrons, icosahedrons, octahedrons, hexagonal prisms and many more! The children were very proud of their finished shapes.

  • Year 3 Flower Dissection

    The children have had lots of fun this week learning all about the different parts of a flower. They were shocked to learn that flowers all have male and female parts. After a long discussion, they had the opportunity to put on their rubber gloves and use tweezers and magnifying glasses to investigate further. They […]

  • Exploring Angles

    Some year 4 pupils used their skills of measuring angles with a protractor by investing real life angles found around the school. Even though the weather stopped them going outside, they still found lots of angles inside the building. Once they had found an angle, they then had to draw the angle – they didn’t […]

  • Minecraft Competition

    Over 30 pupils have entered a minecraft competition run by ERW over the next month. They have been challenged with creating a futuristic school, 100 years from now. It has been amazing to see the initial engagement and I’m looking forward to seeing their creations develop.