AoLE Health and Well-Being

Examples of Health and Well-Being at Pontlliw
  • Tennis skills are a hit!

    Blwyddyn 6 are developing their tennis skills in PE this term. Team work and hand and eye coordination are key!

  • Pasg Hapus

    We celebrated Easter 🐣 today with an Easter service ; readings from the staff, recitals, songs and cornet playing. Llongyfarchiadau to our Easter colouring competition winners. We’d like to wish you all a healthy and happy Easter.

  • Daily Mile Data Analysis

    Year 5/6 completed their 6 months training period to help develop their health and well-being, fitness and concentration levels. They all took part in a variety of exercises and a bleep test. In the afternoon Year 4, 5 and 6 took part in an online survey to collect data about their day to day activities […]

  • Cracking morning!

    Wow!! Reception have been so lucky……. We had a lovely morning with some eggstra special visitors!

  • Happy Easter!

    The Year 1 children were delighted to have some special visitors in the class today…

  • Eggciting Egg Hunting and Eggcelent Maths!

    Today the Year 2s enjoyed participating in an Easter Egg hunt outdoors. They worked together in teams to find lots of hidden eggs. They then used their Maths skills to work out how many points their team had earned, as different coloured eggs were worth different points. They used fantastic repeated addition and multiplication skills. […]

  • Chick Fun and Games!

    Today the Year 2 children finally got to hold the class chicks! They were very excited and enjoyed spending time exercising our feathery friends! This has really helped the children get in the mood for the Easter holidays!

  • PC Parry – Safe Places to Play

    PC Parry has visited Year 2 this morning to teach them about safe places to play. She brought Tarian the dragon with her to help the children identify dangers in their local environment, and to think about consequences for actions. They children are now fully aware of how they can keep themselves safe, and what […]

  • Folly Farm Here We Come!

    Reception are off and ready to go, we can’t wait to see the animals in Folly Farm! Buckled up, with our friends we are so excited!

  • Manor Wildlife Park

    What a super day we have had in Manor Wildlife Park. We have seen lots of animals from different countries and the children especially LOVED feeding the wallabies!

  • Cefnogi Cymru Amser Cinio

    Pontlliw are showing their support for the Wales football team at lunchtime today by watching the game ‘Wales V China’. Dw i’n cefnogi Cymru achos mae Cymru yn wych!

  • Rocking Odd Socks for Down Syndrome Day

    Today we are very excited to be wearing our odd socks celebrate World Down Syndrome Day. We are very proud of all of our children , they make our world a better place. Thank you to Mrs Appleyard who sent in cakes for every child to help us celebrate this wonderful day. 21/3/18

  • Sportrelief: Year 1

    Year 1 have had a busy day today for Sportrelief. They loved using the balance bikes this morning and it was great to see some of them gain in confidence as they practised. Then, we joined Year 2 and the children completed various different challenges, which also helped develop numeracy skills as they timed themselves […]

  • Sports Relief Fun

    Year 2 have had lots of fun today taking part in our Sports Relief activities. They began by participating in Yoga sessions in class. Ozzy Osprey visited the children at playtime to show his support. The children then moved outside to complete independent timed challenges, where they used the skills that they have been working […]

  • Sports Carousels Fun For Sports Relief

    Key stage 2 have had a fantastic morning participating in a rotation of activities. These included netball, hockey, hoolahooping and CrossFit. The children were able to practise a variety of skills and they all thoroughly enjoyed. A huge thank you to Owen from CrossFit and Gavin from Sports Development Swansea.

  • Sports Relief a Real Hit

    Sports relief this morning was a hit. Ozzie Osprey also got stuck in with the sports this morning. The teachers highlight of the day however was winning 4-1 to the pupils… not that we were extremely competative at all!

  • In perfect balance!

    Reception have been hard at it using up their energy, concentration and balance to complete some laps on the balance – bikes.

  • Sports Relief has begun!

    Reception are off to a good start! We have begun our sporty day with some yoga… we are now off to practise our balance on special bikes!

  • Who has ATTITUDE?

    This is the second week of our year 6 entrepreneurs club ‘Attitude’. The group runs a variety of activities, this week the pupils got a chance to show off the dance moves with just dance… warming up for Sports Relief tomorrow.

  • Awesome Athletes

    Congratulations to our athletics team who competed at the indoor event on Friday evening at the indoor track, Ashleigh Road. The competition was high but our pupils stepped up to the mark, we are proud of you all.

  • Move over Jack.. Reception are planting Beans!

    As part of our Fairytales topic, Reception have been busy planting. We got out the soil, beans, gloves and trowels.. We set to work! We hope to get some very large beanstalks, and maybe even get to climb one!

  • World Book Day in Reception!

    What a wonderful day had by us all. The children looked terrific! It was such a pleasure to watch all of the children show off their favourite books and characters, we had a Peter Rabbit, Alice in Wonderland and even Mr Stink! The children enjoyed listening to the visiting author Helen Docherty, and had some […]

  • World Book Day Celebrations

    Today pupils have had such a fun day today celebrating World Book Day. Our focus author was J.K Rowling, we wrote biography’s, book reviews and read stories to each other. We ev n had PE as various character. That was wonderful to witness!

  • Clowning Around!

    What great fun the nursery children have had today! As part of their ‘Roll up, Roll Up!’ circus theme, we had a clown day! The children took part in a range of clown themed activities which included making clown masks, making clown faces out of different 2D shapes and even painting their own faces to […]

  • Mark Making in Nursery.

    Mark making is not only fun but forms a vital part of a child’s development. It helps to develop their physical and creative skills, and their imagination. It gives them an output to express their feelings and is also a stepping stone into writing. In nursery the children have been taking part in a range […]

  • Feeling the Love in Year 2!

    Today the Year 2 children have been further developing their language, maths and personal & social and creative skills whilst learning about Valentine’s Day. We began the day by discussing what valentine’s Day means to us, and then did some data collection about our favourite Valentine’s Day symbols. We then moved on to using Hwb […]

  • Crempogau Gwych yn Blwyddyn 2!

    Today the Year 2 children have been applying their Literacy, Maths, Welsh, ICT and creative skills whilst learning about pancakes. We began the day by undertaking some data collection in Welsh, talking about our favourite flavour pancakes. We then watched our Welsh friends Fflic a Fflac make delicious pancakes, before designing our own healthy, happy […]

  • F is for fish!

    Our special sound of the week this week was ‘f’, so the children made some delicious fish finger sandwiches. They were so yummy even the nursery ladies had some!

  • Happy Chinese New Year…

    Year 1 have ‘visited’ China this week. We have loved learning about how the Chinese celebrate their New Year and we have done lots of different activities and challenges this week linked to China. The children were fascinated by videos of Chinese New Year celebrations, in particular the dragon dancing. A highlight of our week […]

  • Looking after our teeth.

    This week the nursery children are learning about the importance of taking care of their teeth. They watched a demonstration of how to clean their teeth, then practised their technique on some giant teeth. They played a selection of dental related maths games and even pretended to be a dentist by playing games on the […]

  • Year 2 Had Halfpenny’s Hat!

    A very big ‘Diolch’ to Mr. Stonham for being kind and letting Year 2 try on a very special item this week. The boys and girls were extremely excited when they had the opportunity to try on Leigh Halfpenny’s scrum hat from the 2013 Welsh team’s game against England, when Wales won 30-13!

  • Year 2 Are Safer Internet Day Superstars!

    Today Year 2 have been extremely busy completing lots of activities linked to Safer Internet Day. The children began the day by listening to a story about how to deal with unkind comments online. We then did a circle time activity using wool, which showed the children how we are all connected to each other, […]

  • Ser Yr Wythnos

    Congratulations to our stars 🤩 this week

  • Our own experiences of Africa

    This week, we have been learning about Africa. We have all enjoyed learning about other’s experiences

  • Pontlliw Pride Shines Through

    Today our year 6 boys and girls teams played in a county tournament. Even through the rain and wind the pupils played their hearts out. The boys got through to the semi-finals but unfortunately their luck ran out during extra time. I am so proud of their sportsmanship and team work. The encouragement and ‘family […]

  • A tasty treat…

    We have been focusing on the genre, ‘discussion’ this week in our language sessions. The children had to discuss whether an adult or a child should have a pain au chocolat and give reasons for and against. The children were particularly passionate about why they should have a pain au chocolat….and their arguments were very […]

  • Girls Football Storm a Victory

    Year 6 girls played in their first tournament today at Play football, playing a total of 3 matches. 2 wins and 1 draw, scoring a total of 11 goals. Awesome skills girls.

  • 1st place for effort…

    We have been using our ordinal vocabulary in a variety of different activities in maths this week. As we have been learning about France, we decided to test Frog’s legs by having frog races and recording which frog came 1st, 2nd and 3rd. We also used HWB, as a whole class, to record our results, […]

  • Tour De France

    Year  1 took part in our Tour De France this morning. They practised riding their bikes and scooters in several different races and we used our ordinal vocabulary from our maths sessions too! After lots of exercise and movement, the boys and girls should sleep well tonight…

  • Ser Yr Wythnos

    Congratulations to our stars this week

  • Jolly Juggling!

    This term the nursery children are learning all about the exciting and colourful world of the travelling circus. One of the first circus skills we decided to learn was juggling. We used silky scarves because we liked the way they shimmered in the light, and also they are easier to catch. We watched a demonstration of […]

  • Special delivery coming your way soon…

    To begin our topic of ‘Countries and Cultures’, the children have been activating their prior knowledge by thinking about places that they have visited themselves and writing a postcard about it. They independently wrote something and then have used their IT skills to design a picture, adding text too! We had a great time visiting […]

  • Ser yr wythnos

    Congratulations to our stars this week

  • Year 2 Rocking Around the Christmas Tree!

    Today the Year 2 children had a fantastic time celebrating Christmas in our class party. Lots of fun was had by all. The children enjoyed playing pass the parcel before settling down to enjoy their delicious plates of party food. (Thank you Mums and Dads – the food went down very well!) After food it […]

  • Year 1: Christmas party

    We had great fun at our Christmas party today. We played games, ate lots of party food and we enjoyed  some dancing too! We are all feeling very festive now…roll on Christmas! Merry Christmas from everyone in Year 1!

  • Year 2 School Trip Festive Fun

    The Year 2 children had a fantastic, festive time on our school Christmas trip today. They thoroughly enjoyed watching Despicable Me 3 in the cinema. In Waterfront Wonderland the fun continued when they met Santa and then went on some of the rides. They were all beautifully behaved and came back to school very tired […]

  • Year 1: Winter Wonderland Fun

    Year 1 had such a fantastic day in the cinema and Winter Wonderland today.  We all thoroughly enjoyed the film and we had great fun on the rides. The children’s behaviour was superb too…a great day was had by all!

  • Ser Yr Wythnos.

    Llongyfarchiadau i’n ser yr wythnos yma. Congratulations to our stars this week.

  • Pontlliw Bake Off

    The children were set a challenge to develop a variety of skills on Friday. 1. Research a wartime recipe – ICT 2. Buy the ingredients and bring in the utensils. LNF 3. Follow the instructions. Literacy 4. Weigh and measure the ingredients. Numeracy We then cooked the ingredients. While the food was cooking, pupils washed […]

  • A sky full of stars this week

    This week pupils have achieved an outstanding amount. Pupils also voted for their house team representatives. Congratulations to all who stood for election.