Category Archives: Year 1

Save Ioan!

What a traumatic week we have had in Year 1. The Evil Pea, from the story Supertato has been causing chaos in our classroom. He has now kidnapped our class mascot Ioan the Sheep. This morning, we have been busy using the persuasive skills that we have been developing in our language sessions to try and persuade the Evil Pea to return him. We’ve also been busy making posters and writing messages to the peas to stay away from our school!

We are hoping Ioan comes back  this afternoon….

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Book Fair Success!


A huge ‘Thank You’ to everybody who supported our Scholastic book fair this week. The total spent was £789.30, which means we will receive 60% commission on all purchases! This works out as £473.58 which we can spend on purchasing new reading material for the children. Diolch yn fawr everybody. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Amazing Addition

We have been practising our number bonds in Year 1. One of our challenges this week was to rescue the superheroes! In order to rescue the superheroes, the children had to make a specific total. Each superhero had been locked up with a padlock containing a number and the children had to find the corresponding key to make a specific amount.
The children also used the guttering outdoors to practise their number bonds. Each team had to roll a certain number of items down the guttering and the other team had to make the total up to 5/10 etc. There was also some fantastic discussion regarding shapes that roll too!
Great maths work Year 1- keep it up!
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Pants Patterns

Every week, we practise our fine motor skills. This week, we focused on scissor skills and cut out lots of different patterned pants, linked to our story of Charlie’s Superhero Underpants. We then used our maths skills too and had the challenge of making a repeating pattern using the different designs.
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Criw Cymraeg

This morning, our pupil voice group for Criw Cymraeg had their first meeting. We talked about the aims of our group and how we could go about creating a Welsh ethos in our school. They have a challenging year ahead as we drive towards achieving the Silver award for Pontlliw. The children couldn’t wait to share their ideas and suggestions and are looking forward to beginning work on these when we meet next week. Well done boys and girls – what a fantastic an enthusiastic start to this pupil voice group. Continue reading

Gingerbread Superheroes

This week, we have been using the story ‘Charlie’s Superhero Underpants’ as a basis for some of our work. One of the children suggested that we create our own underpants designs using gingerbread men. What a fantastic and fun idea! The children enjoyed using the icing and ingredients to create their own design…and I imagine they loved eating them too!
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Safety Soldiers!


Today our pupil voice group for Safety had their first meeting, which was extremely productive! We discussed the aims of our group and why pupil voice is so important. The children came up with lots of fantastic suggestions for improving and maintaining safety within and outside school, and we look forward to working on their suggestions throughout the year. The children also voted on the name for our group, and the winning name was SAFETY SOLDIERS!What a fantastic start to this important pupil voice group.