AoLE Health and Well-Being

Examples of Health and Well-Being at Pontlliw
  • Pel-droed Merched Yr Urdd

    Pob lwc i Merched blwyddyn 6.

  • Clwb Rygbi Pontlliw! 🏉

    A massive thank you to Technical Care Soultions for delivering our brand new rugby kit today! Their website is http://www.technicalcaresolutions.co.uk. Technical Care Solutions are a local business that specialise in providing preventative maintenance, repairs and service for patient lifting and other care equipment.  The children were over the moon with their brand new kit and wore […]

  • Rasoi Indian Kitchen

    Year five have had an amazing treat when they visited Rasoi this morning! This tied in nicely with our science theme of the digestive system and healthy eating. They got to make 2 different naan breads and a traditional Indian yoghurt based fruit drink called Lassi. The chef and staff judged their creations and the […]

  • Shwmae!

    For Nursery and Reception today, we found out what it means to be a friend. We played some circle time games encouraging us to find new, old, or different friends to work with. We also had fun shouting SHWMAE! and making hats to show how proud we are. Reception challenged themselves to say ‘Shwmae’ as […]

  • Ser Yr Wythnos

    Llongyfarchiadau to our 🤩 this week

  • Fabulous Faces!

    Reception have been exploring the features on their faces, we looked at some faces without eyes and mouths, the children decided that we needed both to work out how we feel. We had some fun creating our own faces using pumpkins and biscuits, yummy!

  • Planning the Future

    This afternoon 2 members of our Health and Well-being group attended a planning meeting at Pontardullais Comp in preparation for the transition project in the Summer.

  • Messy Monday.

    Reception and Nursery have met again! Not to get up to any trouble but to complete activities all about ‘Stickman’. We have listened to the story, so set to work making ‘Stickmen’ out of sticklebricks, sticks and even created some rainbow art.. Take a look at our pictures!

  • 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.

  • Ser yr Wythnos

    Congratulations to our stars this week!

  • Team Health & Well-Being and Rights Respecting

    This morning, our pupil voice group for Health & Well-Being and Rights Respecting had their first meeting. We talked about the aims of our group and how we could go about creating a happy, safe and caring environment in our school. The children couldn’t wait to share their ideas and suggestions and are looking forward […]

  • 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 […]

  • Eco Warriors meet again!

    Look out Pontlliw here come the warriors! The first Eco meeting of the term, generated some great ideas! The children were full of enthusiasm thinking of ways to make our school an Eco friendly place. We have talked about a mascot, and how this could promote positive Eco thinking. First task for The Eco warriors […]

  • Throwing and Catching!

    The nursery children enjoyed their P.E lesson this morning. Super throwing and catching everyone!

  • An Interview With Janette

    As part of our Science topic we are studying Microorganisms, so in order to also develop our Literacy skills we created open ended questions to gather information about Jeanette’s job. It is so strict to work in the kitchen to ensure hygiene is kept to the 5 star current rating 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

  • A Cool Carousel

    For the last lesson over the past 3 afternoons, Year 5 have been rotating around 3 tasks. Task 1 – Learn all about the Digestive System – led by Mr Stonham Task 2 – Estimate the size of a Celtic roundhouse – led by Aimee Task 3 – Independent drawing and labelling of inside and […]

  • Do’s and Dont’s to keep us safe.

    This morning Year 6 had the pleasure of PC Parry’s company and her knowledge and information related to good and bad drugs.

  • Transition Planning

    This afternoon Year 6 have been taking a lead in their learning in preparation for their transition project in the Comprehensive in the Summer. The topic of the project is Health and Well-being. They need to plan under the headings: Physical, Mental and Social. The planning stage is underway and pupils are extremely excited.

  • Spreading the ‘love’

    In our science topic this year, Year 6 are studying Micro-organisms. Today we tested our knowledge, using Kahoot, and the winners were congratulated with a germ infected handshake (green glitter). Other pupils then congratulated them to see how far we could spread the germs. Pupils were amazed as to how far germs can spread!

  • Tap, Tap, Tap!

    The Nursery children had a great time today. To develop their hand eye coordination and fine motor skills, they hammered golf tees into a melon! They were very careful and put their safety googles on first. What fun!

  • Fabulous Fresh Fruit Kebabs.

    Our number of the week this week was three, so the children made some healthy fruit kebabs using three different fruits. They chose from a selection of fruit including; apples, strawberries, kiwi, tangerines, bananas and pineapple. What a healthy snack! They tasted delicious too.

  • Ser Yr Wythnos

    Congratulations to our stars 🤩 this week.

  • We are off to Techniquest!

    Reception are on their way… Bags packed and we are all ready for our adventure. We can’t wait to have some fun today learning ‘all about me’.

  • The White Feather

    Year 6 have had a wonderful day today. We have been to see ‘The White Feather’ produced by the outstanding Theatre Na’Nog, which was fantastic, retelling the horrific events of WW1 (in memory of 100 years next year). In the afternoon, pupils developed their knowledge of the World Wars, taking part in activities in the […]

  • Year 1 use their superpowers…

    This week, we read the story ‘Eliot Midnight Superhero’ and thought about what powers we would all have if we were superheroes. The children then had to use their ‘superpowers’ to problem solve and work as a team to rescue the superheroes from the ice. We have also been busy developing our fine motor skills […]

  • Ready for Reception!

    THIS IS ME! Reception have made a great start to the year. They have begun their new topic all about me, and are practising writing their names. Handwriting has been the focus of the week, and the children have been using their pencils to practise writing cursively. well done Reception, you have worked so hard!

  • Mindfulness Matters

    The children enjoyed their first mindfulness after school club. We have been doing yoga stretches, colouring, relaxation and breathing techniques.

  • Fitness Data Collection

    Because the Year 6 pupils were looking a little too relaxed after their Summer holidays, pupils decided to assess their fitness levels; they took part in a variety of 10 activities over a minute, repeating 3 times. Pupils then calculated the total and worked out the mean. During the afternoon, pupils will coll ct data […]

  • Wake up, Wake up…

    The children were enthusiastic to start their morning with the help of The Body Coach. They were also thrilled to discover that the man himself, Joe Wicks, had retweeted our tweet yesterday, mentioning our participation in making UK a fitter and healthier planet!

  • Choreography Creations

    This term Year 6 are focusing on planning, performing and evaluating dance. The first lesson was eventful and lots of fun!

  • KS2 Monday Morning Workout!

    This morning, the KS2 children were put through their paces by taking part in a live workout with Joe Wicks. Everyday this week, KS2 will be getting fit at 10am. What a way to wake us all up on a Monday morning! Da iawn boys and girls – awesome effort!

  • Year 3 are “Bucket Fillers”!

    Today, we read the story “Have you filled a bucket today?” by Carol McCloud. It is a beautiful book which encourages positive behaviour by using the concept of an invisible bucket to show children how easy and rewarding it is to express kindness, appreciation and love. The idea is that we all carry an invisible […]

  • First day in Year 1

    The children have had a fun, action packed day in Year 1. We did some ‘getting to know you’ games and activities and we had a treasure hunt in the afternoon to help us get to know the classroom better. Hopefully your children should sleep well tonight after our busy day and I look forward […]

  • Year 3’s First Day in Juniors!

    The Year 3 children have had a wonderful first day in juniors. We have all enjoyed getting to know each other and are looking forward to finding out more about the Year 3 classroom and routine. It was lovely to see how happy and confident the children were throughout the day. Well done boys and […]

  • First Day in Year 2!

    The new Year 2 children have had a lovely first day of term. We enjoyed working together on some ‘Getting to Know You’ activities and the children explored their new classroom. The children left with big smiles on their faces and are looking forward to tomorrow!

  • The Start of a Last Chapter

    Year 6 settled in to school like a flash and have worked hard all day…long may it continue. This year is an extremely busy and important year for year 6; it is going to fly. I have every faith in them to raise the roof – let’s do it; we’ve got this!

  • Year 2 Graduate in Style!

    Today the Year 2 children enjoyed a little graduation ceremony, where we celebrated their achievements from throughout the year. Each child received a certificate unique to them, celebrating lovely positive traits, and everybody enjoyed guessing who would receive each award! What a lovely way to end our wonderful Year together. Year 2, you are all […]

  • A celebration 🎉 with friends

    After an emotional leavers assembly, Year 6 celebrated their efforts with a trip to the local shop to buy treats and quality time spent with friends at the park. It’s been quite a phenomenal year! We are going to miss your children so much.

  • Party!

    It was party time in nursery today.The children looked amazing dressed in their best party clothes and costumes, They danced, played party games and had lots of tasty treats to eat. Everybody had great fun! What an amazing morning!

  • Ser Yr Wythnos

    Llongyfarchiadau to our stars 🤩 this week

  • Year 3 Paramedic Visit

    We had a special visit today from paramedics Steff and Tash, along with their ambulance. In PSE this term we have been learning about first aid and the DR ABC method and are so lucky to have had this opportunity this afternoon. The session was so informative and the children thoroughly enjoyed having their stats […]

  • Nursery’s Race for Life.

    This morning the nursery children put on their running shoes to raise money for cancer research. The year 6 children helped them to run two laps around the junior yard before they were presented with their medals. Da iawn nursery!

  • Hooray For Fish

    We read the story ‘Hooray for Fish’, looking at the different types of fish…different colours, shapes and sizes. We then thought about how we are all different and how our similarities and differences should be celebrated….we realised that the world would be a very boring place if we were all the same! Here we are creating our […]

  • 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 […]

  • Traffic Survey

    This morning the Year 2s enjoyed participating in a traffic survey as part of their learning about road safety. They were amazed at how busy the road outside school is. We then analysed the data and next week the children will be creating bar charts and pie charts on Hwb to show what they found […]

  • Amazing Animals!

    Reception had an awesome morning! The children were greeted by some endangered animals, some they will never experience by visiting a zoo. We had the pleasure of meeting a Bearcat, Agouti, a parrot, and a baby tortoise. The keepers gave us information about their habitat, and how they survive. Even the staff were excited!

  • Year 3 Friendship Plates

    Following on from our lesson about what makes us special to our families, today we looked at our friendships. Each child had their own plate which was passed around the classroom for everyone to write down one positive word about that person. They agreed that these friendship plates would be so good to read if […]

  • Terrific Triathletes

    Our sporty Year 5 and 6 pupils had a wonderful morning at Penlan Triathlon this morning where they competed in a fun swim, bike and run experience.

  • Ser Yr Wythnos

    Llongyfarchiadau to our 🌟 this week.

  • Discussing Changes

    This morning Year 6 were visited by Pontardullais School 👩‍⚕️ Nurse. The nurse discussed changes to their bodies as they grow.