This afternoon the whole school was presented with our Bronze siarter iaith for achievements in the Welsh language. The children and staff are extremely proud of all we have achieved during our journey to receiving the award.
In September we will begin our journey to achieving the Silver Award 🥈 to raise standards in the welsh language further.
The Year 2 children made some excellent junk model lighthouses this week. They were set the task of designing and creating model lighthouses that were at least 25cm high, with a working door and a light at the top. As you can see they worked brilliantly and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Excellent work Year 2!
This morning the Year 2s enjoyed participating in a traffic survey as part of their learning about road safety. They were amazed at how busy the road outside school is. We then analysed the data and next week the children will be creating bar charts and pie charts on Hwb to show what they found out. Gwaith da, Blwyddyn 2!
As part of our road safety learning, this week the Year 2 children enjoyed making traffic light biscuits. They also enjoyed designing their own roads outdoors, which included important safety features such as zebra crossings and traffic lights.
What an exciting and informative session the children have had this morning meeting the wonderful animals from A & S Encounters. They had the opportunity to meet a baby tortoise, Poppy the Azara Aguti, Honey the Ring Tailed Coatimundi, Biscuit the Bearcat and Pako the Parrot. The children throughly enjoyed touching the animals and they learned lots of new facts too. They particularly enjoyed when Biscuit walked over their laps! This session fitted in perfectly with our current topic ‘Rainforests’ and the children will use this experience to create a fact book next week. A huge thank you again to A & S Encounters.
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.
Today the Year 2 children visited the tram shed in Swansea Museum. We got to sit in the old Mumbles tram and listed to Miss Phoebe tell us what it was like travelling on the tram in Swansea long ago. We joined in with lots of stories and even tried on some of the clothes that people wore to go to the seaside a long time ago. We then finished the day off with a lovely ice cream treat as a reward for being so awesome on our trip.
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!
As part of their learning in Personal and Social Development, the children have been finding out about hazards around the home. Each group was given a different picture of a room with lots of dangers in. They had to identify them and then present them, using a mind map, to the rest of the class. They also thought of some potential dangers that were not in the pictures. Great group work all.