› find, evaluate and use evidence in forming views
› engage with contemporary issues based upon their knowledge and values
› understand and exercise their human and democratic responsibilities and rights
› understand and consider the impact of their actions when making choices and acting
› are knowledgeable about their culture, community, society and the world, now and in the past
› respect the needs and rights of others, as a member of a diverse society
› show their commitment to the sustainability of the planet
This morning, Year 2 and Year 5 pupils enjoyed a live web chat with Mr. Stonham’s cousin Darren. Darren lives in Iceland and he told us all about their various Christmas traditions. The children listened attentively, and asked lots of thoughtful questions. They enjoyed learning about the thirteen trolls who leave treats for children, the difference in daylight hours and about the unusual food eaten by people out there (including reindeer!). A big Diolch yn Fawr to Mr. Stonham for organising this morning’s web chat.
This week the Safety Soldiers pupil voice group worked on gathering ideas for improving road safety outside our school. The children discussed the issues and how unsafe parking affects different people. They came up with some fantastic ways to improve road safety, and will be working on them in the coming weeks.
The Year 2 children have been learning about persuasion texts. They have enjoyed watching and reading lots of adverts, and now understand the persuasive features used by companies to get us to part with our money. The children learned about superlatives, and then used them when creating their own adverts using their fantastic computer skills. The children used Jit5 and were able to search for images online and used shapes and different fonts to enhance their poster designs. Super persuading, Year 2!
Congratulations to our ‘Maths Magic’ team, who took part in our cluster Maths event in Pontardulais Comprehensive. Each team played their heart out, and showed that Pontlliw has great Mathematical skills.
All of our year groups showed great team spirit and encouraged each other to do best they could. Our Year 5/6 team got though to the final and won their heat.
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 to help them with their Welsh spellings, and used an online Welsh translation tool to help them find new topic words. The children then played a toy shop bingo game, where they had to total groups of coin, say the totals in Welsh and be the first to cover all their toys with price tags on their bingo board. Finally the children enjoyed discussing old and new toys. They had group discussions about whether toys were modern or from a long time ago, looking at the materials used, ways that they move etc. They then used a Venn diagram to sort the toys, explaining their choices. The children also started to learn the Welsh words for these toys. What a super week where lots of skills were practised and further developed. Ardderchog!
We had a very special visitor in class today. Mr Godwin came in to tell us more about his role as a firefighter. We found out what a typical day would be like in the fire service and we also learnt some very important information regarding fire safety. A huge thank you to Mr Godwin for volunteering to come in and see us. The children thoroughly enjoyed the session with you.
What a fantastic day Year 1 have had at the fire station. They learnt lots about the role of fire fighters and what to do in the event of a fire. They had the opportunity to use the equipment and even got to sit in the fire engine. We were also lucky to see an ambulance too! What a brilliant day. Thank you to the firefighters at Swansea Central Fire Station for taking the time to help us learn more about their important role.
This week, the Year 2 children enjoyed finding out about Christmas traditions around the world. The children decided at the start of term that this was something that they wanted to learn about, and they were extremely enthusiastic about the focused tasks! The children discovered lots of amazing facts, including Australians decorating their homes with ‘Christmas Bush’, Brazil has the World’s largest Christmas tree and in Mexico people carve radishes to make Nativity scenes! Fantastic research Year 2!
Year 2 completed lots of activities as part of our Anti-Bullying week. We began by watching the Disney Pixar film ‘For the Birds’ and discussed how the characters were behaving. We discussed the exact meaning of bullying. We then designed our own birds for the film, emphasising how it’s ok to be different and how we should respect everybody. We then set up a class kindness tree, to encourage and celebrate acts of kindness. Finally, we read and discussed the story ‘I Won’t Be Made To Feel Bad’, which taught us ways to stand up for ourselves and our friends if we ever witness bullying, and other ways that we can put a stop to bullying.
The Year 2 children have had a fantastic day raising money for Children in Need. They enjoyed learning all about the charity and played lots of games. The children also made some super split-pin Pudsey Bears. They all enjoyed finishing the day watching a film. What a great day raising money for such a worthwhile cause!