AoLE Expressive Arts
Examples of Expressive Arts at Pontlliw
  • 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 […]

  • Happy Halloween from Year 6

    After a very hard working term, we are all enjoying our Halloween celebrations today. We would like to wish you a happy and safe half term

  • 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 […]

  • 4 Purpose at Pontlliw

    Pupils at Pontlliw are given opportunities every day to be: Ethical, Informed Citizens Enterprising, Creative Contributors Healthy, Confident Individuals And Ambitious, Capable Learners. Last year, every child, in their pupil voice group, had a voice in designing posters to identif the areas of each purpose. This term, pupils in Year 6 have been talking about […]

  • 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 […]

  • Pumpkin Prints

    The nursery children made some lovely pumpkin pictures today. They painted half an apple with orange paint and pressed it onto a piece of paper to look like a pumpkin. They then stuck on some googly eyes, drew a nose and a mouth and their pumpkins were complete.

  • Year 2 Harvest Baskets 🍏🍊🍋

    The children have been busy today creating these beautiful Harvest baskets. They used a variety of fruits and vegetables, dipped them in paint and printed them on to paper. Once they had dried, they cut each one out and arranged them onto their baskets. Well done all!

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • A Messy Morning In Nursery

    What a wonderful messy morning we had in nursery today. We painted on clear plastic to see all the different colours then we used a spay bottle to spray water onto the plastic to see what would happen. We used our hands to mix paint together to see the colours change and we also dipped […]

  • Creating Superhero Underpants!!

    What a super fun afternoon we have had today in Year 1! After reading the story Charlie’s Superhero Underpants, the children were incredibly excited to design and create their own as part of our D&T project. All pupils were able to create their superhero underpants independently, and enjoyed choosing a superhero word to write on […]

  • Teddy Bears

    As part of our topic, “Were Grandma and Grampa’s toys more fun than yours?“, the nursery children have been learning all about teddy bears and have been comparing the differences between old and new teddies. They then used Lego to make houses for little tiny teddies and participated In an activity where they had to […]

  • Mental Health Awareness In Nursery

    This week the nursery children have been participating in activities that help them to understand their emotions. Today we discussed how to identify different emotions. The children used a mirror to study their facial features to see how they looked when they felt happy, sad or angry. They then used a marker pen to draw […]

  • Zentangles in Year 4

    As part of work towards World Mental Health Day on Saturdays, Year 4 discussed and learnt about mental health, and reminded themselves of some of the strategies they learnt about last year. They then had a go at drawing Zentangles – small artistic drawings focusing on patterns and focus. They did an amazing job and […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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!

  • Wild West landscapes

    Year 4 have been working in their colour skills by colour washing in their sketchbooks to create a background for their Wild West landscapes. They will finish them off with pencil details, drawing plant life they might expect to find.

  • WW2 Expressive Arts

    This afternoon, we looked at pictures from WW2 and talked about how we would feel if we were in other people’s shoes. We expressed our feelings if we were evacuees, families of loved ones or soldiers in the war. We expressed our feelings through the medium of art.

  • 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 […]

  • Snip, Snip, Snip!

    The nursery children practised their scissors skills today. They made some funny faces out of paper plates, then used scissors to, snip, snip, snip and give the funny faces a hair cut! They look fabulous!

  • Colour Mixing

    The nursery children found an interesting way to experience colour mixing today. They painted one hand one colour, the other hand a different colour and rubbed their hands together to see what would happen.  They made some very interesting handprints.

  • Nature Art

    The nursery children made some amazing nature art today. They went out into our outdoor area to see what natural materials they could find to make a face. They used shells, stones, sticks and leaves. They look fantastic! Gwaith da boys and girls.

  • 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 […]

  • Designing And Creating Superhero Cuffs In Year 1!

    Year 1 had lots of fun this afternoon designing and creating their very own Superhero Cuffs! The children independently designed their cuffs- choosing the colour, pattern, materials and shapes that they used! The superhero cuffs all turned out brilliantly and the children had lots of fun sharing their designs with their friends. Another fantastic week- […]

  • 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!

  • 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 […]

  • Magical Me!

    During this term the Reception children will be answering the ‘Big Question’… What makes me special? The children have made a great start, thinking of some questions that we can investigate and hopefully answer… Why do we have teeth?…. Is it important to look after our hair?….. The first activity has been to look at […]

  • Sketchbook Poetry in Year 4

    Year 4 have been writing poems called “I didn’t” – a funny list of weird and wonderful things they didn’t get up to in the holidays! They have been brilliantly creative in their writing, and have also been practising using different layouts and designs in their sketchbooks. Da iawn Blwyddyn Pedwar!

  • Expressive Musical Art

    Year 6 listened to music from WW2 today. We played along to ‘We’ll meet again’ using bells and Glockenspiels. Pupils followed the music and drew a creative piece of art work linked to mood and tempo. Pupils them had an opportunity to compose their own piece of music using Google Music Lab

  • Hwb Keeping safe online – Summer challenge

    Hwb competition details and entry form: https://hwb.gov.wales/zones/online-safety/summer-challenge We’ve all been spending more time online during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, whether to stay in touch with friends and family, keep up with school work or for entertainment. Keeping yourself safe online has never been more important. Many of you will have been taking steps to protect yourselves […]

  • African Masks

    The time finally came to make our African masks today. The children enjoyed following their chosen design as part of their Design and Technology project. We had some wonderful creations and the children enjoyed an African tribal dance to end the day.

  • The Welsh myth, that the children had the opportunity to be part of today, dates back to over 1,000 years of story telling. Branwen, Daughter of Llŷr is a major character in the Second Branch of the Mabinogi, which is sometimes called the “Mabinogi of Branwen” after her. Branwen is a daughter of Llŷr and […]

  • Mabinogion Welsh Tales

    Our KS2 pupils are in for a treat today. They will experience the very talented story teller from Big Foot Education Centre. The children will be told tales from the dark ages of the Welsh coast. They will also develop their drama skills as they take part and become part of the story.

  • Savanna Artwork ☀️ 🦁 🐘

    Year 5 have been immersed in expressive arts in latter half of this week. We studied images of the African Savanna during sunset and then recreated this setting with pastels and black card. This afternoon we recreated the scene using Microsoft excel by using pixel art. We had a discussion about which technique the children preferred […]

  • Freeze frame robots

    As part of our work in Expressive Arts, year 4 have been composing a dance routine using freeze frame shapes. They have been taking their inspiration fro our topic of robots. They worked in groups to create their shapes, then taught them to the rest of the class.

  • Top Secret Mission!

    We have been working on a top secret mission in Year 2 this week. The boys and girls enjoyed using 2Simple 2Paint a Picture software to create beautiful artwork in preparation for a very special day that is coming soon. I wonder if you can work out what they have been doing!

  • Year 3 World Book Day

    Year 3 have been taking part in World Book Day activities related to Roald Dahl. Here are some pictures of them working and their costumes:

  • World Book Day In Reception

    We have had an action packed day in Reception completing lots of different activities for World Book Day! We began by reading the book ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’ as this was illustrated by our author of the day Oliver Jeffers. Pupils enjoyed reading the letters written by the different crayons and then had a […]

  • Fantastic Fire Breathing Dragons

    The nursery children have made some amazing fire breathing dragons. Don’t they look scary!

  • Eisteddfod! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

    We had a wonderful time celebrating St David’s Day today with our Eisteddfod this afternoon. We recited our class poems, sung welsh songs including our National Anthem and celebrated our competition winners of both the writing and art competitions that the children completed last week. Da iawn to everyone involved. The youtube link for the […]

  • Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus

    We have already had a busy morning at Pontlliw, celebrating St David’s Day. This afternoon the children will be in our Eisteddfod: reciting, singing and being presented with certificates for the winning art and writing competitions. And of course we will be finding out who will be crowned as our ‘chair’ of the Eisteddfod from […]

  • Heartstrings Drama!

    Following on from our introduction to the welsh short film Heartstrings, Reception pupils took to the stage to re-create scenes from the film! We started by pretending to be sculptures, where two pupils played the characters from the film and the other pupil the Artist. It was the artists job to model their sculptures and […]

  • Learning all about the short film Heartstrings!

    This week Reception pupils have had a lot of fun studying the short film Heartstrings which was created by a Welsh artist. Pupils first began by watching the short film and spoke about the different emotions apparent within the film. We then looked at the film more closely and discussed why there was no speech […]

  • Welsh Week in Year 2

    We have been busy working on our Welsh myth Yr Afanc, as part of our Welsh week work. The Year 2s enjoyed creating beautiful watercolours of their visualisations of the mythical creature, and they wrote fantastic instructions to tell people how to catch Yr Afanc.

  • A Monster in the Lake

    Following on from our work on the Welsh myth Yr Afanc, this week we watched a fantastic film called A Monster in the Lake. The film is based on the Afanc myth, with a modern day twist. In the film, a young girl named Anwen discovers the reason behind the Afanc’s anger is the amount […]

  • Yr Afanc Drama

    For Welsh week, we have been learning about the Welsh myth ‘Yr Afanc’, which tells of an angry water monster that lived in a lake. When the Afanc got annoyed, it would thrash it’s tail around, which would then cause flooding in the village. The myth tells us what the villagers did to capture and […]

  • Year 1 Jac Abertawe Drama

    As part of our Welsh Week studies the children have thoroughly enjoyed learning about Jac Abertawe – a hero dog who lived by Swansea docks and saved many lives of people that fell into the water. They have rewritten the story in their own words as well as writing an inscription about Jac for a […]

  • 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 […]