Category Archives: School Life

School Council

Our newly appointed school council and Super Ambassadors have had a couple of meetings already and they are very excited about the impact that they can make this year. They have some fantastic ideas and cannot wait to get started! What an enthusiastic group! We are looking forward to seeing what they get up to…

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Daily Mile is a hit!

Pupils have been taking part in the daily mile for almost two weeks and teachers have reported that it has been a success. Pupils are completing the mile quicker and their concentration skills have improved.
We decided to implement the mile at 2pm as the afternoon sessions were long and pupils concentration was proving a little challenge…but we now feel that the pupils are enthusiastic to get their work done in order to take part in the mile and feel refreshed coming back in to lessons. Continue reading

sQuid

The following page has now been added to the website to help parents with sQuid. You can access it from the menu under School Life.

sQuid has now arrived at Pontlliw Primary School

An easier, more convenient way to make school payments!

sQuid is an online payment system that can be used to make a variety of school payments. Parents can use sQuid to pay for school payments such as: Dinner Money top ups, Cashless Catering top ups, and payments for School Trips & Offers. As we introduce sQuid, we will send you your unique registration details so that you can create a sQuid account and top up your account online.

Where do I start?
sQuid is really simple. All you need to do to get started with sQuid is to create a sQuid account.

Create a sQuid account
You should have received a registration letter from us with your own unique 16 digit sQuid registration number and a 3 digit security code. Click here or go to https://portal.squidcard.com/CustomerPortal/#/register  to create your sQuid account and enter these numbers. You will then be able to top up your account and view your balance and transactions.

Login to your sQuid account
Click here or go to https://portal.squidcard.com/LoginPortal/ to login to your sQuid account to check your balance, top up or update your personal details and preferences.

How secure is the sQuid system?
sQuid uses sophisticated fraud prevention and detection processes, and conforms to the FCA Regulatory Requirements.

How does it work?
Once you create a sQuid account, you can login, top up and check your balance online at anytime. You can also view your transactions online to check how much has been spent and when. sQuid will send you account updates and payment confirmation via email.

sQuid is the most socially inclusive system as it has the widest range of top up options available to you. You can top up by credit or debit card, or bank transfer. You can also securely store your debit or credit details for faster payments, and even set up an Auto top up so you never run out of funds on your account.

Please click here to view the sQuid support page for parents, or for further guidance, click here to view step-by- step help videos.

Benefits to parents
Online payments with the ability to store payment card details for faster payments
Easy-to-use, 24/7, online customer portal
View transaction history online
Account updates and payment confirmation via email
Dedicated customer service team
No more writing cheques or sending cash to school

Download the sQuid App now
The sQuid App is free to download on iOS and Android devices and provides a quicker, more convenient way to access, manage and top up your online sQuid account.
To download the sQuid App on iOS and Android devices, please click on the appropriate download links below, or search for ‘sQuidcard’ in the relevant stores.

Please click here for more information on the sQuid App.

The B Word

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Today the children in Years 2-6 enjoyed watching a production about bullying, called ‘The B Word’. The children watched attentively and thoroughly enjoyed the show. The show was very informative, and covered lots of issues including cyber bullying. The children were also taught about what bullying means, and when they term ‘bullying’ should be used.

Year 2 – Hwyl yn yr Parc yn yr Hydref

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Today the year 2 children had lots of fun further developing their Welsh and physical skills. We began by watching the Welsh film ‘Mynd i’r parc’, during which the children had to listen to characters talking in Welsh about things they like to do in the park in the Autumn. They then listened carefully to the story Hywl yn y Parc yn yr Hydref before spending the afternoon further developing gross motor skills on the play equipment. The children confidently used their questioning and answering skills in Welsh to find out what their friends enjoy doing in the park. Next week the children will use the photographs that they took, and will use their wordprocessing skills, to create a class book based on the story they read.
Gwaith ffantasteg, blwyddyn dau!

Super ‘S’

The nursery class had lots of fun learning about their special sound this week. The special sound was ‘s’ so they sprinkled sand to make an s shape. They used the interactive whiteboard and the iPads to practise the correct formation of the letter and they rolled playdough into sausages and snipped them with scissors. They also made some super sandwiches. Lovely!

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Zoom, Zoom, Zoom, We’re Going to the Moon!

As part of our topic, “Out of this World!” the nursery children are learning all about space rockets, so we decided to make our own rocket out of cardboard and a lot of sellotape. The children used their fine motor skills to make astronaut tools out of nuts and bolts, then they decorated their rocket and Mrs Lewis and Mrs Rees helped them to assemble it. The children were very proud of the end result. We even made some chocolate moon rocks, yum!

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Sammy the Seagull Visits Pontlliw

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On Tuesday, Sammy the Seagull and Mr. Williams from Swansea Council visited school to teach the children about the importance of recycling. The children showed their excellent understanding by answering lots of questions, and even helped Sammy to recycle common household waste. The children also enjoyed listening to a story about a recycling superhero, Michael Recycle. Diolch to Sammy and Mr. Williams for an enjoyable, informative assembly, which helped us on our way to becoming recycling superheroes.