AoLE Expressive Arts
Examples of Expressive Arts at Pontlliw
  • 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!

  • 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.

  • Digital Superhero design

    We have been busy using the computers and Ipads to create our own superhero characters…

  • Superhero handprints

    Year 1 have been using their creative skills to create their own superhero handprint art.

  • Rainbow Fish Rights

    This week the Year 2 children decorated their own colourful fish based on the story ‘The Rainbow Fish’, to illustrate how everybody is unique, special and how we all have the same rights. Our fish will be displayed on our class charter, along with the top ten rights and responsibilities as voted for by the […]

  • Music Time In Reception

    Lovely music was heard coming from the reception classroom today. The children sang and played a variety of different instruments. They were really clever and were able to follow the beat of the music. Da iawn boys and girls.

  • A fun start to the year!

    This week pupils have thoroughly enjoyed learning about the story of Elmer and creating self portraits linked to our Magical Me topic.

  • 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…