AoLE Languages, Literacy and Communication
Examples of Language, Literacy and Communication at Pontlliw
  • Super Speech Marks

    Today the Year 2s worked hard when learning about speech marks. They looked at the use of speech bubbles in the story The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch, and worked together to turn them into sentences punctuated with speech marks. We also learned about more interesting words to use instead of ‘said’.

  • ‘F’ is for Fish!

    Our special sound of the week this week was ‘f’, so the children decided to make some tasty fish finger sandwiches. They were delicious!

  • Story Time In Nursery.

    The nursery children enjoyed sharing stories with each other day. Then they put on a fabulous puppet show to retell some of the stories. Amazing!

  • Awesome Adjectives

    This week the Year 2 children have enjoyed reading The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch. They worked hard investigating adjectives, and used them to describe the seagulls in the story. The boys and girls then used Thesauri to find lots of other interesting adjectives. Super skills, Year 2!

  • Bont’s Best Books Cluster Event

    Some of the children from Years 1-6 enjoyed representing their classes today in this year’s Bont’s Best Books afternoon in Pontarddulais Comprehensive School. They spoke confidently about the winning books in their classes, and enjoyed presenting some of the work they had done based on the books. Thank you to our class representatives, and a […]

  • Hunting For Features of Reports

    The Year 2 children have been learning about information texts and features of reports this term. This week, they worked hard hunting for features such as labelled diagrams, sub-headings, facts, technical words, captions, pictures, and fact boxes. They are now using all that they learned by using these features in their own reports throughout the […]

  • Research Skills in Year 2

    The Year 2 children have been using their research skills in preparation for this week’s work, when we will be writing information texts using the facts that they found out about their choice of endangered animal from our class story ‘Oi! Get Off Our Train!’.

  • Super Research Skills

    This week the Year 2 children have enjoyed using and further developing their research skills. As part of our termly topic, we read the story ‘Oi! Get Off Our Train!’, which tells us of the issues faced by five endangered animals as they all ask to get on a train to be saved. The children […]

  • Practising Letter Formation with Finger Painting.

    Our special sound of the week this week is ‘o’. The nursery children practised the correct letter formation by finger painting a large letter ‘o’ using orange paint. Well done nursery, they look amazing!

  • Book Fair

    Thank you to everybody who came along to our book fair this week. We are very grateful for your support, and the commission earned will be used to purchase books for our classes and libraries. A special thank you to our Year 6 book fair helpers for spending their time helping to set up and […]

  • Beth wyt ti’n hoffi?

    We have been using our Welsh skills and the pictogram function on JIT to find out which sea creature is the most popular in our class….

  • Guided reading in Year 1

    As well as individual reading in class, we also do guided reading sessions. We made the most of the sunny weather this week and took our guided reading session outside…

  • ….And We’re Done!!!!

    The Year 2s have worked so hard this week with their first ever National Tests. They all tried so hard and we are incredibly proud of them all. The boys and girls are looking forward to a treat this afternoon as a ‘Thank You’ and ‘Well Done’ for working their socks off.

  • Writing Practise.

    What better way to practise our letters than writing with chalk! Reception had fun copying letters, practising their name and making a picture to go with it. Well done Reception beautiful work!

  • 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 […]

  • Searching For Signs Of Spring.

    Spring marks the beginning of warmer weather and longer daylight hours. the budding of flowers, and leaves growing on the trees. As it is the first day of spring this week, the nursery children put on their wellies and wet weather gear and went outside to see if they could see any signs of spring. […]

  • Is Goldilocks Good?

    Have you ever thought if Goldilocks is a good girl? Reception have been discussing the possibility that she has been a little bit naughty! We have talked about discussing reasons for Goldilocks being so naughty, and what she should have done. Reception had some lovely ideas, and realised that she shouldn’t have visited the bears […]

  • Persuasion Alley

    We have been studying persuasion this week in Year 5. We have identified persuasive features, looked at the difference between facts and opinions and looked at ‘posh’ ways to start our sentences to be more convincing. This morning, we put our knowledge to the test in Persuasion Alley. One half of the children were trying […]

  • Celebrating World Book Day In Nursery.

    We have had lots of fun in nursery today celebrating World Book Day. The children and staff came into school in their pyjamas and the children brought in their favourite book to share with their friends. Our chosen Author was Roger Hargreaves, so we have been participating in lots of different Mr Men and Little […]

  • Pontlliw in Pyjamas for World Book Day

    Pontlliw celebrated world book day in their pyjamas today, to promote bedtime reading. The boys and girls brought in favourite books from home and enjoyed sharing their stories throughout the day. We had a whole school assembly where we discussed different types of stories. Each class chose a focus author, and then undertook lots of […]

  • World Book Day in Year 2

    Year 2 enjoyed celebrating World Book Day today. Our chosen focus author was Dr. Seuss. We started the day by reading an information book about Dr. Seuss. They children were amazed to discover how many characters he had created, and how many of his stories have been turned into films! Lots of fun activities were […]

  • Year 1 celebrate World Book Day

    We have had a great day exploring different books and developing our love and enjoyment of reading in Year 1. We did a scavenger hunt, played games linked to different characters and used our artistic talents to create art and images linked to our favourite books. We have also enjoyed books linked to our class […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • St David’s Day in Year 5

    We had a lovely time today during our belated St David’s Day in Year 5. Our Eisteddfod performance is available on the school YouTube channel. We also had photos in our red outfits in font of the green screen.

  • 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 […]

  • Feeding Our Feathery Friends

    This week the children further developed their Welsh language skills through reading the Welsh story ‘Parti’r Adar’, which tells the story of birds having a party. The children wrote super conversations between birds, using a range of Welsh questions and answers. They then made some delicious treats to take home and hang outside in their […]

  • Elephant Sanctuary Video Call 🐘

    Year 5 were treated to an amazing video call with an Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee this afternoon! We learnt all about the Savanna Elephant in line with our Africa topic. They also taught us about the differences between African and Asian elephants. We learnt how elephants use their bodies to survive in the wild and […]

  • Explanation Text Experts

    This week the Year 2 children continued their work on explanation texts. The children worked on rotation through a number of tasks which looked at different features of the genre. The children used their reading skills brilliantly when sequencing the life cycle of a hen. They then worked together to put topic words in alphabetical […]

  • 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 […]

  • Love is in the air ❤️💞

    We had a love filled day in Year 5 today. Children have been analysing and planning love poems through the week, and today it was time to write them up! We had some poems written to girlfriends, some to pets and some to their favourite adult in the school…Aimee 💔 They finished the day with […]

  • Welsh weather

    The children enjoyed using the green screen this week to give a weather forecast in Welsh.

  • Watch out there is a Wolf about!

    The Reception have had great fun this morning trying to blow down their straw, stick and brick houses. The children got into groups to design their houses, showing great team work the houses were ready. A very excited Reception waited to meet the Wolf… They began to tell the story and all of a sudden […]

  • Exploring Explanation Texts!

    This term the Year 2 children will be learning about explanation texts. This week they worked in groups to make predictions about the text features that they might find inside an explanation book. The children worked brilliantly together. The group managers made sure that everybody took turns and had a chance to share their ideas, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Tric a Chlic

    Year 1 have been enjoying developing their understanding of the Welsh language and phonics by using our new resource, Tric a Chlic.

  • Practical Spelling

    Every week, the Year 2 children enjoy working on their spelling words through a variety of multi-sensory activities. This week, they used rainbow writing and chalk, whilst using the Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check technique.

  • Planet Visualisations

    The Year 2 children have enjoyed reading the story ‘Dinosaurs and all that Rubbish’. This week they have been working on their visualisation and prediction reading skills. They created some fantastic, creative images of planets based on information given in the story.

  • Santes Dwynwen

    The Criw Cymraeg have asked if I can pass on their ‘thanks’ for the support you have shown towards their Welsh Entrepenure sale today. With your help, buying love spoons, we have raised £55. They have decided to spend the money on Welsh signs for the outdoor areas to help raise standards in the Welsh […]

  • Heated discussion in Year 1

    We have been looking at the genre of ‘discussion’ this week. The children were presented with one ‘pain au chocolat’ and were asked to consider whether someone should eat one or not. The children had a fantastic discussion, coming up with lots of different opinions and ideas. However, they were then extremely excited to see […]

  • Newyddion

    Super Welsh skills were used by the Year 2 children this week! They confidently shared news in Welsh using past tense phrases such as Es i and Ces i. Da iawn, Blwyddyn 2!

  • Welsh Trip Recounts

    This week the Year 2 children enjoyed writing recounts in Welsh about the trips we went on before Christmas. They used lots of past tense phrases, such as ‘Es i’ and ‘Ces i’. The children were able to add a shared image and confidently changed the font size, style and colour to enhance their work.

  • New Year’s Resolutions

    This week the Year 2 children have been learning about New Year’s Resolutions. They discussed how they celebrated new year, and watched videos of celebrations around the world. They enjoyed joining in with Auld Lang Syne! The children used their reading skills to find out more about new year celebrations around the world, and then […]

  • 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 […]

  • Marvellous ‘Me’ Tubs!

    Reception have spent the past week talking about themselves! The children brought into school some fantastic boxes, decorated and full of their favourite items. The rest of the class guessed which of the children they belonged to. We had some great surprises along the way, and found out some lovely things about our children. Well […]

  • Toys, Toys, Toys!

    This week the Year 2 children have been working on a Rich Task based on the theme ‘toys’. The children worked brilliantly applying their numeracy, literacy, ICT and Welsh language skills to complete a range of focused tasks. The children wrote fantastic letters to Sion Corn, using known sentence patterns. They used our Wal Cymraeg […]

  • Cacen Cymraeg

    Our after school Welsh club is a real hit. Lead by our Cymraeg Cwl pupils, each week is planned for and caters for a variety of different Welsh language patterns and activities. This week pupils decorated cakes in the colours of the Welsh flag, ensuring they ask for the ingredients in Welsh. Da iawn, dal […]