AoLE Expressive Arts
Examples of Expressive Arts at Pontlliw
  • Augmented Reality!

    We are testing out new technologies in Year 5 ready for the next academic year! This week, the children thought they had a simple colouring task to complete, however they had a big surprise when they scanned the pictures with our new ‘Quiver’ app! The pictures came to life and the children were able to […]

  • Amazing Abstract Art

    The nursery children made some amazing abstract art, using straws and liquid paint. They blew through the straws to mix colours together to make different patterns on the paper.

  • Marvellous Lighthouse Models

    The Year 2s thoroughly enjoyed making their lighthouse models this week. They followed their designs very carefully, and enjoyed discussing what went well and what they would improve. Super work, Year 2!

  • Carmarthen Trip

    Year 5 enjoyed reaping the rewards of their Christmas CD sales today. We made enough money to fund a bus to Carmarthen. We spent the time making delicious margherita pizzas in Pizza Express and then linking up with Mr. Stonham’s old school. We enjoyed meeting new children and after some lunch, we played football, danced […]

  • Building a volcano!

    Year 4 have been working hard honing their DT skills by designing and building Volcanoes! They were set a challenge to design and build a volcano which could have the eruption mechanism removed – and they’ve done an amazing job! They started out with just cardboard and newspaper, worked as teams and patiently crafted and […]

  • Fun at Forest Schools

    We had a fantastic time at the Forest School site this week. We used the mud kitchen, practised our digging skills and made clay sculptures. We used up our energy levels in the willow maze and then relaxed in the hammock. We finished off with some popcorn which was heated using the outdoor fire. What a […]

  • Using our imaginations 💡

    This week, we have been using our imaginations in Year 5. We have listened to the sound from a short movie, which the children have not been allowed to see. Following this, the children discussed what could be happening, then they created 2 characters based on what they thought they heard and imagined. On Thursday, […]

  • Designing Lighthouses

    Following on from their work on the stories ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’ and ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Picnic’, the Year 2s have been looking at the designs of lighthouses from around the world. They have been set a challenge of designing and making their own model lighthouses using a set criteria. They are looking forward to […]

  • Year 3 Rainforest Fruit Art

    As part of our topic Rainforests, the children have enjoyed experimenting with some fruit themed art. The children were required to do a close observational drawing of a bowl of fruit paying close attention to detail. They began by sketching the bowl and mixed fruit then later adding detail such as shading, colour and lines. […]

  • Nursery’s Nature Art

    The nursery children went on a nature hunt today to look for items for a nature art activity. They explored the nature reserve and found different size twigs, leaves and pieces of bark. Just look at the amazing pictures they made. Gwaith da nursery!

  • Year 3 Gymnasts!

    The children have been busy during our gymnastics session this week. They have practised their balancing, travelling, jumping and being able to work as a team! In small groups they choreographed a short sequence which they performed to their friends. The performances were peer assessed and they were given targets how to make them even […]

  • D.I.S.C.O. 💃🕺🏼

    A huge thank you to the P.T.A for organising our school disco tonight. There was lots of fun, great music and dancing and even a panda DJ!

  • 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.

  • Dylan Thomas Creative Arts Award.

    We are very proud of our extremely creative pupil who won the overall award out of 800 entries.

  • Enterprising Event

    All year, Year 6 were presented with an enterprise project. This project has provided them with opportunities to develop their Literacy,Numeracy, Digital and Creative skills. They have been researching, writing letters to companies for advice, trailing products in school, collecting popularity data and analysing results, making, designing, advertising, presenting and finally selling. Thank you to […]

  • Dyma fy ffrind!

    This week the Reception children have been thinking about the wonderful things their friends do. The children discussed all of their favourite things about each other, and then they thought about the special things they do themselves. The children created some beautiful pictures, ready for display in class. Take a look……

  • Under the Sea art

    We have been getting creative in Year 1 by making our own underwater scenes…

  • Ser Yr Wythnos

    Congratulations to our stars this week!

  • Mountain Views

    Year 4 began sketching ideas for mountain landscapes. We looked at colour, shape and depth and began laying ideas and colours to begin creating our pictures.

  • Art Project Finale

    Year 6 have thoroughly enjoyed their Monet art project. today we added our final touches to Claude Monet’s ‘Water Lilies’ painting. Pupils have researched Monet’s paintings, made observational drawings, copied an inspirational artist and created a piece of art work using a variety of 2D and 3D techniques. I’m sure that you’ll agree that their […]

  • Monet, Move Over!

    As Year 6 are learning about the Tour de France, they have been studying the life and creations of Monet. This afternoon we engined our creative flair and drew landscapes of our local area.

  • Art and Animation! 🎨 🎥

    Our animation club leaders are continuing to impress by combining art and animation in their after school club today! The children painted their pictures and took still shots at each stage to produce an animation of their painting! Very innovative.

  • Year 3 Frog Art

    This week for art, we have been studying different rainforest frogs. We have enjoyed looking at all the different frogs and the wonderful colours and patterns they have. We then used our sketch books to practise drawing the frogs, paying close attention to shapes and colours. We also experimented with some shading techniques too. Take […]

  • Primary Partners Choreography has begun!

    On Tuesday, the Primary Partners group had their first session with Alex the choreographer who is helping out with preparations for the concert in June. The choir got right to it and picked up their moves really quickly!

  • Year 6 – Tour de France

    The pupils are excited to start their new topic, which is Tour de France. Our main focus for this term is health and well-being; looking at nutritional bars, effects of exercise on our bodies and making the right choices to live a healthy lifestyle. The children have written their question on to their learning leaves, […]

  • African Masks!

    Year 5 have been putting their creative skills to the test by turning simple cereal boxes into scary, colourful African tribal masks. They looked at examples from various tribes and picked their favourite ones to create their very own with some excellent results!

  • Awesome Autism day

    The title of our lesson today was, This is Me, to celebrate that we are all unique. We artistically drew on jigsaw 🧩 pieces to combine to make a classroom masterpiece.

  • Happy Mother’s Day! 💐

    Hopefully the Year 5 children managed to keep your presents hidden until this morning! We had lots of fun recording “Mama” from the Spice Girls and creating CD covers from the photos you sent in. Thanks also to Mr Keegan for lending us his brilliant recording equipment! We hope you like the CD and have […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • Top Secret Creative Work!

    In preparation for Mother’s Day, the Year 2 children have been busy using their computer and creative skills this week. Their creations look fantastic…but their finished work is top secret until Sunday!

  • Robo-Biscuits

    Year 4 put the finishing touches to their robot inspired biscuits! After busily baking on Friday, they added icing yesterday and decorated them today to try (in some cases!) to replicate the original designs. They’ve done a great job on them, so take a look at the gallery to see them being made, and the […]

  • Bronwen Lewis – Welsh Sing-a-Long

    Yesterday, the Year 5 class has the opportunity to watch Bronwen Lewis, a welsh singer who has appeared on ‘The Voice!’ We went to Pontardullais Primary with lots of other schools from the area to listen to her sing popular songs but with Welsh words from artists such as Ed Sheeran, George Ezra and from […]

  • African necklaces

    We have been making our own African necklaces, using our understanding of pattern and colour.

  • Year 3 Northern Light Artists

    As part of our art topic this half term, we have been looking at some amazing photographs of the Northern Lights and studying the colours and patterns that they produce in the sky. The children then had the opportunity to create their own pictures using chalk pastels for the night sky and then cut out black […]

  • 1D You’ve Got Competition!

    Today’s Google Doodle was to compose music along side Johann Sebastian Bach, forming chords and harmonising. Pupils love of music has gone from strength to strength as we have been studying a different artist every week since September.

  • African Community Centre Visit Year 1 and Year 5

    We were extremely fortunate to welcome members of the African Community Centre to school this morning! We learnt all about traditional Senegalese dance and had a go ourselves. Then we listened to a calming song that mothers use in Senegal to calm their babies. The children picked up the words quickly and sung along. Finally […]

  • 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 […]

  • Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus Derbyn!

    Wow! How fantastic Reception looked in their Traditional Welsh Costumes. They had listened to the Welsh myth of Arthur and Guinevere’s wedding, painted pictures and sent out wedding invitations. The children also learned a Welsh song to sing in our school Eisteddford. At the end of the day we proudly showed off the work to […]

  • Year 3 are proud to be Welsh!

    Year 3 have enjoyed taking part in our school Eisteddfod today. They worked hard to learn our poem ‘Joio’ and performed it to everyone with joy and enthusiasm. It was also a pleasure to listen to them singing the National Anthem and welsh hymns with passion and pride. As part of our Eisteddfod competitions, the […]

  • 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 […]

  • Year 1 Eisteddfod.

    Year 1 have had a lovely day celebrating St David’s Day. We participated in our school Eisteddfod this morning and enjoyed a range of Welsh themed activities this afternoon.

  • Anti-Bullying Production ‘Bully’s Paradise’

    Today, the children in Years 2-6 enjoyed watching the Firehorse Production ‘Bully’s Paradise’. The play helped the children understand the difference between falling out and bullying. It also helped the children to identify ways to tackle bullying. All pupils thoroughly enjoyed the performance, and we would like to thank Firehorse Productions for working with us […]

  • Yr Afanc

    As part of our Welsh Week activities, the Year 2 children have enjoyed listening to and retelling the myth Yr Afanc. The myth tells the story of how villagers managed to capture and re-home a fierce water creature. The children used their writing skills to write instructions for catching the mythical creature. They then looked […]

  • Year 3 Football & Fitness

    The boys and girls had a fantastic afternoon where they enjoyed developing their football skills to music. What a great way to keep fit – awesome job Year 3! 🙂

  • Beatbox Football Year 5 ⚽️ 💃

    Along with the rest of the school, Year 5 enjoyed busting a move to music whilst playing football this afternoon. They showed some great skill and rhythm and loved the session. 💃 ⚽️

  • Chinese dragons

    We enjoyed getting creative and making our own Chinese dragons in Year 1. Some of the children enjoyed using our puppet theatre to make their own shows using the puppets.

  • Beat Box Football Fun

    Year 2 thoroughly enjoyed their Beat Box football session this morning! They developed their football skills whilst playing along to music.

  • Year 1: Football to music

    Year 1 enjoyed developing their football skills to music this morning. We had lots of fun!