Author Archives: Matthew Stonham

National Award Winners πŸ† πŸ’» πŸ“±

A massive congratulations to all the children involved in our ESafety Factor project show before Easter. We can now reveal that we have won the UK Community Education Award for Internet Security!! The children beat off 344 other schools across the UK. Yesterday, the Leader of Learning from ERW came to present the certificate and glass trophy to them! This is a fantastic achievement and they should be extremely proud!
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Sports Day 2018 – Video

We hope you enjoyed the Sports Day yesterday. The children had lots of fun and performed really well.

Below is a link to a highlight video of the day including both Infant and Junior races. I hope you enjoy it.

Thanks

Mr Stonham

https://www.j2e.com/pontlliw-primary-school1/MatthewStonham/Pontlliw+Sports+Day+2018.mp4/

Race for Life!πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸΌ

What a brilliant morning we had today. The whole school took part in our Race for Life, lots remembering cherished family members, as well as those that that beaten the illness. The children did themselves proud. A big thank you to Owen from Crossfit, those who came to support and Mrs Evans for organising! Enjoy the pictures.
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Wear Sunscreen!β˜€οΈπŸ˜Ž

Year 5 have become teachers over the last 2 days! In preparation for our visit to the beach next week, they were tasked with researching and preparing a lesson for one of the classes in the school, to teach them about the importance of sunscreen. Each group visited their class armed with a PowerPoint slideshow, an activity for the class, and an extension task if needed. The biggest message that came across was to look out for the star rating for the UVA protection, often the expensive brands don’t have the highest ratings. All the children loved teaching and being taught by the Year 5s. Bendegedig pawb!
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Phil Jones from the Ospreys!

Year 5 were extremely lucky to have a visit from Ospreys and Wales 7s player, Phil Jones this morning. Phil has played for Wales Under 20s, The Ospreys senior side and has recently travelled the World with the Welsh 7s team. We prepared for the visit by compiling open questions yesterday afternoon. We spent 20 minutes questioning Phil and used the Green Screen to transport him to the Liberty Stadium. Each of the children then had a photo with Phil, before teaching him to floss!
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Real Life Probability 🐎

After studying probability towards the end of last week, Year 5 put their skills to the test this morning with some real life probability scenarios. Each child started with a virtual Β£10 and placed bets across 4 different horse and greyhound races. We discussed the probability of winning in each race and it soon became clear that we will probably lose if we place a bet!
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Year 5 have been duped!

On Friday afternoon, Year 5 were tasked with researching the “Tree Octopus”. We saw that it was endangered as people were taking them out of the rainforest and wearing them as hats! Despite a few confused faces, they began to make their campaign posters to save the Tree Octopus. After twenty minutes, I told them to google the Tree Octopus and they could see by checking the second website down that it was a hoax! They realised that it is important to check multiple sources before we believe everything we read on the Internet!
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Virtual Reality at Pontlliw

Due to our close links with ERW, we have been lucky enough to trial their 8 sets of class Virtual Reality goggles for the rest of the summer term. Year 5 enjoyed being teleported around the world this afternoon after a busy day at the beach and choir practice! The headsets will be working their way around the other classes before the end of term.
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