AoLE Expressive Arts
Examples of Expressive Arts at Pontlliw
  • 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!

  • Delicious Dinosaur Fossil Cookies

    This week the Year 2s continued their learning about fossils. They made some delicious dinosaur cookies which looked absolutely fantastic. Well done, Year 2!

  • Feeling the Love in Year 2!

    Today the Year 2 children were feeling the love, as they completed lots of Valentine’s Day themed activities. We started off by listening to and discussing the story of St. Valentine. The children then used their speaking and listening skills well, participating in group discussions about how to be a good or bad friends. They […]

  • Year 3 Celebrate National Welsh Music Day

    What a fun day we have had in Year 3 celebrating National Welsh Music day. The children had the opportunity to listen to a variety of amazing welsh artists throughout the decades, which included Bonnie Tyler, Tom Jones, Feeder, Catatonia and the Manic Street Preachers. We discussed the musical elements of each song, such as […]

  • Total Eclipse of the Heart

    To celebrate Welsh Music Day, Year 5 listened to two versions of Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart”, the original and a techno version! After appraising the songs, we drew upon Mr Keegan’s musical expertise to help the children create their own Welsh techno music using google chrome lab, with some amazing results. Da […]

  • Fairy Tale Music.

    Did you know a drawing can make beautiful music? Reception have been practising their pig drawing skills using ‘Music lab’. The children designed their own pigs on the screen and pressed play, each shape created a sound which the Reception children danced around to. We have some Mozart’s in the making in Recption!

  • Dyn Eira Hyfryd yn Blwyddyn 2!

    This week the children have been further developing their Welsh language skills whilst focusing on Dyn Eira (snowmen). Last week the children designed snowmen and wrote about them in Welsh using the third person. This week the children followed their designs and made fantastic junk model snowmen. They also completed some pelen eira (snowball) maths […]

  • Dance off!

    Year 5 finished their series of Dance lessons with a Dance Off today! There was lots of laughter and fun as the children showed off their best moves in front of the class. Who knows, we could have some “Strictly Come Dancing” contestants in the making!

  • Polar Bears in Pontlliw!

    This week the nursery children have been learning all about polar bears. They have made puffy paint polar bears to go on our classroom display, paper plate polar bears, and polar bear masks. Don’t they look scary!

  • Year of the Pig!

    Reception have had a great morning taking part in lots of ‘pig’ activities. The children have listened to the Chinese Traditional story of the New Year tale, telling us the order of the animals. The pig is the 12th animal, and one of the stories states that a wolf blew down the pigs house, and […]

  • Magnificient Matisse.

    Year 1 looked at some of the work of the French artist, Matisse, this week. Following on from recent shape work completed in maths, they explored recreating a famous example of Matisse’s work: the snail! Fantastique!

  • Year 2 Welsh Music and Fitness Session

    Today the Year 2 children thoroughly enjoyed participating in their Welsh music and fitness session, which was run by the company Ynni Da.

  • Painting Our Fossil Tiles

    This week the Year 2 children painted their clay fossil tiles. The detail of the dinosaur prints really showed up, and the children enjoyed comparing and discussing their designs.

  • Another Busy Day in Nursery.

    Once again the nursery children have been busy, busy, busy! They have been painting, making models with playdough, building tall towers with wooden blocks, and making 3D shapes with the polydron. They even had time to colour, read some books, and have a tea party. What a busy morning!

  • Dinosaur Fossil Tiles

    As part of our topic, the children decided that it would be interesting to make some dinosaur fossils using clay. We learned about how the dinosaurs died and how fossils are formed. Then the children used air drying clay and model dinosaurs to create their own fossil tiles. Next week they will paint their tiles […]

  • Snowball Painting and Snow Cakes!

    Continuing the theme of ‘Snow and Ice’, the nursery children did some ‘snowball’ splatter painting today. They used cotton wool balls that looked like snowballs, dipped them in icy coloured paint and ‘splatted’ them onto the paper. They also made some delicious ‘snow cakes’ using desiccated coconut to look like snow. Delicious!

  • African Sunset 🌅

    The children have created some fantastic pieces of of art this week after being inspired by the Savanna Sunset in our African topic! They used a variety of colouring techniques to create the effect and used black card to make the silhouette effect. Some children chose to have a picture with their artwork in front […]

  • Sioni Rhew

    This week the Year 2 children enjoyed listening to a Welsh story about Sioni Rhew (Jack Frost). They then wrote in Welsh about the things Sioni Rhew likes to do in the Winter. The children made fantastic symmetrical snowflakes online and using their cutting skills, and then used a variety of materials and techniques to […]

  • Perfect Pomanders!

    On Monday, the Year 2 children made some fantastic pomanders as a follow up activity from their Christmas traditions trip. We learned about old fashioned Christmas decorations, and the children enjoyed creating their festive pomanders to take home. Our classroom smelt wonderfully festive with the oranges and the cloves. I’m sure you’ll agree that the […]

  • Christmas Stories and Traditions Museum Trip

    On Friday, the Year 2 children visited Swansea Museum to learn all about Christmas traditions. The children enjoyed participating in acting out Christmas stories, and also had a go at playing with lots of toys that children would have been given a long time ago. The children then moved on to the Waterfront Museum, where […]

  • A Workshop Full Of Elves

    Pontlliw Primary pupils have give the busy elves a run for their money today as they have been beavering away crafting an producing animations using the app ‘I Can Animate’.

  • Christmas Candle Jars

    Last week the Year 2 children solved a problem for Santa, and sent him a candle which would help him to make toys for a long time during the North Pole power cut. This week, Mrs. Claus got in touch with the children to eplain there had been a slight problem; Edgar Elf had knocked […]

  • Year 1 Enterprise

    The Year 1 enterprise stall is up and ready to go for tonight’s Christmas fair. Come along and support the children. Their decorations are all hand made and will be on sale for just £1!

  • Year 2 Enterprise

    The Year 2 enterprise stall is up and ready to go for tonight’s Christmas fair. Come along and support the children. Their decorations are all hand made and will be on sale for just £1!

  • Anti-Bullying Week in Year 2

    Year 2 completed lots of activities as part of our Anti-Bullying week. We began by watching the Disney Pixar film ‘For the Birds’ and discussed how the characters were behaving. We discussed the exact meaning of bullying. We then designed our own birds for the film, emphasising how it’s ok to be different and how […]

  • Let’s be Friends!

    nursery and Reception have begun their week thinking about friendship! We read ‘Hugless Douglas’ by David Melling, and realised that we can all be good friends! The session began with the children creating a handprint poster, showing of their ‘Helping Hands’, they made some beautiful heart toast with a friend. There is more to come […]

  • Following instructions…

    We are learning about instructions in Year 1 this term. We followed some oral instructions to create our own Poppy biscuits. We then read, discussed and followed written instructions to make our own medals.

  • Year 1 remember…

    As part of our focus on ‘real life’ superheroes, the Year 1 children have been finding out about Remembrance Day and why some people wear poppies at this time of year. Here we are creating our own poppies…

  • Noson Tan Gwyllt

    Super Welsh and ICT skills were shown by the Year 2 children this week. They enjoyed writing in Welsh about different fireworks that they like, and used paint tools online to create some very effective firework pictures.

  • Our very own special Superheroes…

    Look at our amazing superheroes in Year 1! They certainly had a super time on our Superhero Day. Following a suggestion from one of the children, we baked our own superhero themed cupcakes. We took part in a variety of superhero training exercises ad we created lots of superhero craft items too.  Don’t the children […]

  • Coding Challenge

    Today Year 6 were set the challenge to code the theme tune to Star Wars using micro:bits. They can use the coding website at home…why not ask them to show you…I can guarantee you that you will be impressed!

  • Super Scarecrows!

    The Year 2 children enjoyed making their own scarecrow collages after reading the story Tattybogle this week. They were very pleased with their finished designs.

  • Making Chocolate Apples

    This week the Year 2 children made some delicious chocolate apple treats. As part of their work on instruction texts, the children worked together to sequence the jumbled instructions. They then read and followed the instructions carefully to make their tasty treats.

  • Natural Symmetrical Butterflies

    Year 2 have really enjoyed learning about lines of symmetry. The children then worked outside to apply their knowledge and skills by creating symmetrical butterflies using natural materials. The children could explain how to make their art work symmetrical, looking at position, colour and shape.

  • Scary Supertato

    The children continued to practise the skill of drag and drop by creating their own scary Supertatoes.

  • Supertato

    The children loved making their own versions of Supertato. We are hoping they’ll protect our classroom from the Evil Peas!

  • Shwmae!

    For Nursery and Reception today, we found out what it means to be a friend. We played some circle time games encouraging us to find new, old, or different friends to work with. We also had fun shouting SHWMAE! and making hats to show how proud we are. Reception challenged themselves to say ‘Shwmae’ as […]

  • Owl Collages

    This week the Year 2s enjoyed making beautiful collages of owls using natural materials. They discussed the different shades of the leaves and which materials would be best suited to the different parts of their owl pictures. I’m sure you’ll agree that the finished collages looked wonderful.

  • Gingerbread Superheroes

    This week, we have been using the story ‘Charlie’s Superhero Underpants’ as a basis for some of our work. One of the children suggested that we create our own underpants designs using gingerbread men. What a fantastic and fun idea! The children enjoyed using the icing and ingredients to create their own design…and I imagine […]

  • A Cool Carousel

    For the last lesson over the past 3 afternoons, Year 5 have been rotating around 3 tasks. Task 1 – Learn all about the Digestive System – led by Mr Stonham Task 2 – Estimate the size of a Celtic roundhouse – led by Aimee Task 3 – Independent drawing and labelling of inside and […]

  • Transition Planning

    This afternoon Year 6 have been taking a lead in their learning in preparation for their transition project in the Comprehensive in the Summer. The topic of the project is Health and Well-being. They need to plan under the headings: Physical, Mental and Social. The planning stage is underway and pupils are extremely excited.

  • Speaking and Listening.

    The nursery children have been busy this morning taking part in a range of activities to help develop their speaking and listening  skills. They brought a selection of items from home to discuss in ‘Show and Tell’. They played a variety of games, which involved listening carefully and following instructions. They played ‘Copy Me’ with […]

  • Starting Superheroes…

    This week, we have been busy activating our prior knowledge ready to begin our topic of Superheroes! The children had to use their ‘magnetic powers’ to catch pictures from Spiderman’s web and sort them into groups, based on whether they are linked to our topic or not. The children were also very creative and drew […]

  • Choreography Creations

    This term Year 6 are focusing on planning, performing and evaluating dance. The first lesson was eventful and lots of fun!