Year 6 pupils took part in a STEM challenge and stepped into the shoes of an engineer for the day. Pupils had the challenge to get the lighthouse keeper out of his lighthouse in a storm by designing and making a carrier with a light that can be seen in the dark. They then had to wire the circuit in order to light the bulb. They also had to create a device with a motor to be transported back up the zip wire to rescue the lighthouse keepers friend! They were given £120 Faradays and had to budget in order to buy all of their equipment from the classroom DIY store. The winning team of the day will visit Pontardullais Comp on July the 12th to represent Pontlliw in another STEM challenge day.
As part of their work on ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Picnic’ story, this week the Year 2 children made some delicious flapjacks for the story character Mr. Grinling. The children used their super reading skills to read and follow instructions, and they used their excellent measuring skills to weigh the ingredients carefully. The children also developed shopping lists on the computers, and thought of many fantastic adjectives to describe the picnic food. The children also worked well when using their coding skills, developing sequences of clear, step by step instructions to move Mr. Grinling around the village. Gwaith gwych, Blwyddyn 2!
This morning the children were transformed into explorers. They were put into teams of four, given a magnifying glass and told to hunt for the rainforest word problems that had been placed around the classroom and in the corridor. Some of the problems were very tricky but they shows excellent team work and managed to work out the answers. Ardderchog boy and girls!!
Year 5 have been busy making 3D shapes from ‘nets’ that were provided. It was a child led activity so they got to pick what shape they wanted to create. Some were really challenging and took some precision folding and sticking to make their desired 3D shape.
What a fantastic day the children have had celebrating the forthcoming wedding of the Royals! This morning all of Foundation Phase had an outdoor party which was lots of fun! They then took part in some lovely activities including designing a wedding cake involving fractions, decorating their own cupcakes, designing a bouquet for Meghan using real petals and more! They all looked wonderful in their outfits. Take a look at some of the fun they had here.
We spent some time in class yesterday looking at ratio and how it worked. After the children had got to grips with the concept and completed some questions, they were tasked with going outside to find real life examples of ratio! We found out that ratio is all around us.
To mark the end of the Premier League season, Year 5 had a mammoth task to complete today. They were given the League Table as it stood prior to the weekend’s games. They were then provided with the scores of every game from Sunday. With this information they had to update the League with the new tally for Wins, Losses, Goals For, Goals Against, Goal Difference and Total points. They had to place the teams in the correct final order based on the data collected. Whilst this sounds like a simple task at first glance, we realised that there were 140 bits of information that needed to be updated accurately! Unfortunately in every case, Swansea were in the bottom 3 and ultimately relegated 😥
We have been learning to tell the time this week. The children have enjoyed fun, practical ways of practising telling the time, including playing board games, playing games outside and using their own handmade clocks!
Welly Wednesday has been all about wonderful worms, and the fantastic book ‘Superworm’.
We listened to the story, joining in with the Superworm chant…..
‘Superworm is super long, Superworm is super Strong….’
we then danced to the Superworm rap, and then completed our fun activities… Take a look at the pictures. Continue reading
What a busy week we have had in nursery! The children have been making the most of the sunshine and playing outside on the bikes, scooters and Thomas the Tank Engine. Welly Wednesday was all about minibeasts, so they joined the reception class to listen to poems about creepy crawlies before going outside on a minibeast hunt. They also made some lovely ladybird biscuits using raisins for the spots. As our special sound of the week was ‘v’ they made some healthy vegetable wraps