- 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.
- Bronze Sports Ambassador Training.
Today our two Year 5 pupils will receive training for their important role as sports ambassadors. They will be trained in writing an action plan, leading warm up games and will be given advice and guidance on how to promote Pontlliw to be an even healthier school.
- Children in Need – Reception
What a great day we all had. Reception dressed the part and had fun making masks, counting spots and creating fantastic Pudsey pictures. All for a very good cause! We were all so busy, they should be tired teddy bears tonight!
- Year 3 Children in Need
We have had a fantastic day in Year 3 taking part in lots of different Pudsey activities. Thank you for your support and donations!!
- Year 1: Children in Need
Year 1 loved supporting Children In Need today. Thank you for your generous donations.
- Stars of the week
Congratulations to our stars this week
- Wearing Spots, Raising Lots.
Pontlliw School have had a fantastic morning celebrating Children in Need. Pupils and staff were a wonderful sight to see in our achievers assembly. The children are now looking forward to the toast and cake sell. Thank you all for your donations.
- Eye of the storm
Year 5/6 thoroughly enjoyed theatre Na’nog’s eye of the storm performance. They then had the opportunity to develop their Science skills at the museum to create their own tornado.
- Anti Bullying Assembly
Our School Council and Super Ambassadors presented an informative assembly this morning to mark the start of Anti Bullying Week. They have worked hard to promote the importance of anti bullying and PC Parry and PC Hinds also joined us to re-iterate this message. This years theme is ‘All Different. All Equal’ and the children […]
- Internet Safety – Year 3 and 4
The Year 3 and 4 children had a visit today from P.C Parry and P.C Hinds to learn all about internet safety. They now know how to be S.M.A.R.T online. Safety – never give out personal information and always make a strong password. Meeting – tell an adult if anyone ever asks to meet you. […]
- An Outdoor Musical Morning.
What an amazing morning the nursery children have had today! They spent the morning outside in the nature area. They took out some musical instruments and Mrs Rees played her guitar. She was like a rock star! They sang and played along with Mrs Rees and then they had some lovely cawl to warm them […]
- PC. Parry visit
This term, we are learning more about the ‘real-life superheroes’ that are around us. We’ve started by looking at the role of the police officer. Today, we had a visit from PC. Parry and PC. Hinds, who told us about the job they do and how they help keep us safe. Then, we had the […]
- We are all unique and different.
Next week is anti-bullying week and we are celebrating that we are all unique and different we are paining our rocks white this week and discussing the possible designs for our rocks. During circle time we discussed the importance of celebrating anti-bullying week and how we can all help to prevent bullying. We also thought […]
- Super Superheroes!
What a ‘super’ day we have had in Year 1. We began by finding out what our Superhero names are and writing them in secret messages! Using paint, we were able to work out what everyone’s Superhero name is! Then, we decided that to be a Superhero we need superhero equipment, so we created some […]
- Foundation Phase Autumn Exploration Day
Today the Foundation Phase children enjoyed lots of hands-on, practical Autumn-themed activities. Unfortunately, the weather was against us, but with some adaptations to the planned activities, the children had a fantastic day, during which they further developed their personal & social and independence skills. The children developed their fine motor skills through making bird feeders, […]
- The Evil Pea causes chaos…
What a traumatic week we have had in Year 1! First of all, the Evil Pea caused havoc in the classroom by sellotaping vegetables and covering them in paint! So we made our very own Supertatoes to rescue the vegetables. Then, our lovely class mascot, Ioan the Sheep, was kidnapped by the Evil Pea! Luckily, […]
- 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…
- 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 […]
- Stick Man.
The nursery and reception children had a super Welly Wednesday full of ‘Stick Man’ activities. Firstly the nursery children joined reception to hear the Stick man story, then they all went outside for some fabulous Stick man themed activities.
- Tasty Tacos!
Our special sound of the week this week was ‘T’ so the nursery children made some some tasty tacos. They chose from a selection of healthy fillings to put in their taco shells. Delicious!
- The B Word
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
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 […]
- Spiderman skills!
During our handwriting session, we did lots of activities to help develop our fine and gross motor skills. Overnight, Spiderman had been into our classroom and put a huge web over our tuff tray. We had to use our skills to carefully remove the spiders using tweezers, without touching the web! We also managed to […]
- PC Hinds – Mobile Phones
Today we have been developing our personal and social skills and our rights to safety by discussing the positives and negatives of using mobile phones.
- All about us!
We have had a busy time getting to know each other in Year 1, so thought we would celebrate our ‘all about me’ fortnight by decorating some cakes to look like our faces! I’m sure the children enjoyed eating their creations too! We are all looking forward to starting this term’s topic next week….Superheroes!
- Farewell Fire with Friends.
This evening we have been for a final swim in the sea. We cwtched around the fire for a sing song and a chat about the weeks activities. The Year 6 class of 2017-2018 rock!
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