Category Archives: Year 1

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!🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼

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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The Singing Mermaid

We recently read the story ‘The Singing Mermaid’ in Year 1 and we decided to get creative!  The children had the challenge of making their own handprint mermaids or to work as a team to create a new home for the mermaid. The results were fantastic! The home that the children produced was outstanding, with a lot of thought put into the design and features. Da iawn!
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Fishy Fruit in Year 1

The children enjoyed making their own healthy snacks linked to our topic of ‘Under the Sea’. They used a selection of fruit to create sea creatures, such as fish and turtles. We revisited our recent maths lesson linked to finding half of an item and we used several storybooks to give us inspiration for our designs. They loved eating their creations at the end too!
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Super sharks

In Year 1, we have been enjoying finding out all about sharks. We read that sharks have lots of different features to help them to swim and not to sink. One reason is that sharks have very oily livers, which helps them to float, so we decided to make our own ‘sharks’ and do an investigation to find out if this theory is true. We filled one ‘shark’ with water and one with oil. We predicted what we thought would happen and then tested it out ourselves, recording our results. We were amazed to see that the ‘oily shark’ did in fact float!!
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Foundation Phase Film Club

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The Foundation Phase Film Club has been a real success so far. The children are enjoying watching films based on different themes. We have discussed how music and colour create atmosphere. The children have enjoyed watching a wide variety of films, including some which made us laugh an awful lot, and some which gave us something to think about. We are looking forward to even more film club fun next Tuesday!

Water safety

We have been learning how to stay safe near water in Year 1. We have had lots of discussions about what we need to remember when near any type of water, such as swimming pools, rivers/lakes and the sea…hopefully this knowledge will help to keep us even more safe in the summer months ahead.

Let’s set sail…

The children were set the task of creating their own unsinkable ships that could sail in icy waters! They chose their materials and resources to build their ships and even chose names too. They created posters to persuade other to board their ships and then they sold tickets to each other (remembering they’d need to add the corresponding number of passengers to their ships before the maiden voyage!)
The children each took turns to sail their ships…there were definitely a few surprises in regards to which ships made it across! It certainly gave the children a lot to think about in relation to design, shape, size, floating/sinking etc. Here are some of the children testing out their ships…
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