AoLE Expressive Arts
Examples of Expressive Arts at Pontlliw
  • 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.

  • 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!

  • We’re Going On A Fairy Hunt!

    The nursery children went on an outdoor fairy hunt today. The fairies were hiding everywhere! They were on the fence, on the benches, and even up in the tree. The children were really clever and found them all!  Then they used chalk to draw their very own fairy. Da iawn boys and girls!

  • 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 […]

  • Stop Animation 🎥

    Year 5 enjoyed created stop animation movies this afternoon. We looked at the various types of animation including computer generated, drawings and stop animation with clay. The children were taken back in time and watched an episode of ‘Trap Door’ and saw how the characters moved and interacted. They came up with some wonderful creations […]

  • 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 […]

  • Dyma Sioni Rhew!

    The Year 2 children decided that they wanted to learn about the changes in Winter, so this week we listened to the Welsh story ‘Sioni Rhew’, which tells us all about the things that Jack Frost does in the Winter. The children then used their writing and ICT skills effectively to create text and pictures […]

  • 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.

  • African Dancing 🕺🏻💃🏼

    Year 5 had a great introduction to their new topic this afternoon. The children started by looking at the 6 areas of learning and outlining what they wanted to learn in each area this term. They then learnt some African dance moves and put them into practice when listening to “Waka Waka”. They are now […]

  • 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 […]

  • Christmas Crafts.

    What can you make with a salad spinner, some paint and some glitter? Just have a look at what the nursery children made; some amazing spinner art. They put some paper, paint and glitter into the salad spinner, turned the handle and just look at the result. Amazing! They also made a super snowy Christmas […]

  • Painted Pebbles.

    The nursery children finger painted some lovely Christmas pebble decorations. Don’t they look amazing!

  • Christmas Candle Jars

    Following on from their Santa candle investigation last week, the Year 2s received a letter from Mrs. Claus. She asked us to design Christmassy candle jars so that Santa can burn our candle safely. The children came up with some fantastic designs and followed the success criteria well. They enjoyed experimenting with various materials and […]

  • 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 […]

  • Reindeer Ready!

    The Year 2 children haven enjoyed watching and discussing the short film ‘Reindeer Ready’. The children worked on using their prediction and inference skills, before moving on to discussing the 3Cs and 3Ss of film: colour, character, camera, story, setting and sound. The children loved the film and showed excellent understanding during the group discussions.

  • KS2 Christmas Concert – Youtube

    You can now find the recording of our KS2 Christmas Concert on YouTube using the following link: https://youtu.be/nom8_ikw6U0 https://youtu.be/nom8_ikw6U0

  • Christmas Choir! 🎤

    The choir entertained Santa Claus and the residents of Pontlliw tonight with 4 wonderful songs in the Village Hall. Da iawn pawb. You sounded great!

  • Foundation Phase Concert – Youtube

    Our Foundation Phase concert is now available to watch on our YouTube Channel. We hoe you enjoy watching. The link can be found below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KYXDKNb5zs

  • Lots of fun making Snowmen!

    Reception pupils have been super busy making their own Snowmen decorations. Come and see them in our schools Christmas fayre tonight!

  • Stars, in their multitude!

    Year 4 have been busy working on their Christmas enterprise craft making and decorating star decorations ready for the Christmas Fair. They have worked really hard and there is glitter everywhere!

  • That’s a Wrap! 📀🎤🎶

    Year 5 proved to be extremely talented singers yesterday when we recorded our Christmas Album (available at all good Christmas Fayres) We managed to record 10 songs in 90 minutes which is an incredible achievement. Make sure you grab your copy at our Christmas Fayre on Thursday to get you in the festive mood 🎄🎅🏼 ⛄️

  • Excellent Entrepreneurs!

    The Year 2s were set a challenge to make tree decorations that they can sell in the Christmas Fayre. As we have been reading the story The Little Fir Tree this week, the children have been working hard making mini Christmas trees using fir cones. The boys and girls are very excited to see how […]

  • Disgrifio’r Goeden Nadolig

    We enjoyed reading the story The Little Fir Tree in Year 2 this week. We have undertaken lots of independent challenges based on the story, as well as working on many focused tasks. One focus activity that the children particularly enjoyed was when we learned how to describe Christmas trees and decorations in Welsh. They […]

  • Leaf Art

    Lots of lovely colourful leaves had fallen from the trees in the nursery yard, so we decided to make some ‘leaf art’. Just have a look at our lovely leafy pictures.

  • Children In Need

    The nursery children have had a lovely morning participating in a range of ‘Children In Need’ activities. They made biscuits, finger painted a lovely Pudsey picture, decorated cakes and made toast. What a fun way to raise money for a good cause. n  

  • Beating Bullies

    This week was anti-bullying week. Year 2 enjoyed discussing what bullying is, and read a story which helped them identify lots of ways to stop bullying. The children also enjoyed watching the Pixar short film ‘For the Birds’, which helped the children to see that it’s ok to be different and how to stand up […]

  • Remembrance Day

    Year 1 have been learning about real-life superheroes linked to Remembrance Day this week. They created their own green screen videos explaining what they know about Remembrance day and suggesting something that they are thankful for. They also created their own poppy crafts and biscuits too.

  • A fantastic visit to the art gallery!

    We have just got back from a superb visit to the art gallery! Pupils had lots of fun. When we arrived we had a tour of the art gallery and pupils had a check list of different paintings to find. Pupils then had the opportunity to create a self portrait out of several materials such […]

  • Boxes Of Fun!

    How much fun can you have with a large cardboard box? Just ask the nursery children! This morning the children had great fun using their imagination to decorate and play with some large boxes. First it was a house, then a rocket, then a castle. What do you think it looks like?

  • Fabulous Fireworks!

    The reception children enjoyed pretending to be fireworks during their P.E lesson. They twirled, jumped and spun to music. Then they took it in turns to put on their very own firework display. Amazing! Well done.

  • 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 * […]

  • 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 […]

  • Cactus Magnets

    This week, year 4 have been designing and making cactus magnets! They came up with a series of ideas, then selected their favourite one to make. We made a huge mess making the salt dough, but worked hard at measuring accurately, then mixing and working the dough into a useable form. Once they had been […]

  • Baking Blackberry Tarts

    At the start of term, some of the Year 2 children said they would like to make blackberry tarts, and to taste blackberries. So today, we did just that! The children have worked brilliantly this half term, and are looking forward to taking home a delicious treat to start their half term holiday.

  • Making Chocolate Apples

    The Year 2s made some delicious chocolatey treats this week. They applied their reading skills well, and were able to read and follow instructions for how to make chocolate apples.

  • We have the X Factor

    Ant and Dec, prepare to be amazed… Pontlliw pupils have the X Factor!

  • Harvest Service 2019

    Today saw the whole school head to Pontlliw Village Hall for our annual Harvest Service. The children performed their individual songs brilliantly, led by the Year 6 pupils. The children made us extremely proud and showed just how talented a school we have. Da iawn!

  • Budding Musicians

    Year 5 are enjoying their music lessons every Thursday afternoon this half term. They are working their way through different notes and songs on the recorders. We could have some future orchestra superstars in the making on our hands…

  • Supertatoes to the rescue!

    We had great fun making our Supertatoes! The children used the illustrations in the book to help them identify the colours they needed and they did a fantastic job of making their own supertatoes!

  • Scary spuds

    As we have been reading Supertato this week, we have been using the computers to create our own scary spuds.

  • Hedgehog Sculptures

    The Year 2 children have almost finished their fantastic clay sculptures of Pricklebum the hedgehog, based on the main character of one of our focus stories this half term. They are really looking forward to taking them home.

  • Year 2 Diwali Dance!

    This week Year 2 have been learning about a special festival called Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights. Their dance lesson this week was based on this. They responded to music, making movements like they were preparing for the special event. During the dance they pretended they were cooking a special meal, cleaning the house, […]

  • Superhero Underpants

    Year 1 loved designing and creating their own superhero underpants this week.

  • What Can You Hear?

    The nursery children took part in a fun activity today, with the aim of developing an awareness of different instrumental sounds. They were given a selection of different instruments, and they had to close their eyes when an adult played one of the instruments. They then had to identify which musical instrument had been played. […]

  • Building with Bing Bunny…

    We have been practising the ‘drag and drop’ skill in our ICT work this week. Here we are using the computers to create and build our own designs…

  • Outdoor Owl Collages

    This week the Year 2 children enjoyed using natural materials to create owl collages, based on our book of the week ‘Owl Babies’. I think you’ll agree that the finished collages look fantastic, and the children showed super collaboration skills whilst working together on their creations.

  • Reception’s Musical Marching Band

    Lovely music was heard coming from the school yard today. It was the reception musical marching band. They sounded fabulous!

  • It’s Yoga Time!

    The reception children enjoyed some nice relaxing yoga this afternoon. Then they had fun playing games that involved jumping, hopping and balancing. Amazing! Da iawn!  

  • Superhero Art

    We have been making superhero cuffs this week. The children chose their own colours and designs. Fantastic Year 1!