Ambitious, Capable Learners

  • Looking For Shapes!

    The nursery children went on a shape hunt today to see what shapes they could find around the school. They were looking for circles, squares, triangles and rectangles. They looked all around the school and even found musical instruments that were the shapes they were looking for. Gwaith da nursery!

  • Staying Safe 👮‍♂️

    Thank you to PC Parry for sharing advice on keeping us safe in our environment as we grow up. We discussed the importance of making the right decisions and choices and to resist peer pressure.

  • Year 2 Investigating Circuits!

    As part of our learning about ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’, today the Year 2 children investigated circuits. They were all set the challenge of ‘Can you make the lightbulb shine for the lighthouse?’, and were given a range of batteries, wires and bulbs to try out. They enjoyed seeing if various circuits worked, and every […]

  • Making A Mini Beach

    The nursery children made their very own miniature beach. They learned about the different states of matter by making jelly to represent the sea. They learned that they can dissolve the jelly into a liquid, then as it sets it turns back into a solid.  They then crushed biscuits to represent the sand and even […]

  • Ramp Investigation

    This week the Year 2 children have enjoyed undertaking various ramp investigations. The children worked well together to investigate how the height of a ramp affects he distance a toy car travels. Some groups investigated how different materials on the ramp affect the distance travelled, and discussed friction. Other pupils looked at how the weight […]

  • Entrepreneur at Castle Gardens.

    Come on down to Castle Garden today to support our Entrepenure finalists. They have a stall near MacDonalds, along with 28 other Primary Schools in Swansea and are awaiting your custom.

  • Foundation Phase Film Club

    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 […]

  • The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch

    This week the Year 2 children have enjoyed reading The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch. They worked well when thinking about adjectives to describe the seagulls in the story. The children then worked on developing questions to ask Hamish the cat, and thought of what Hamish would say in response to their questions. The children also undertook […]

  • Building Bridges.

    The nursery children used their problem solving skills today to build bridges across the construction area. They worked as a team, using planks of wood and blocks to construct bridges that they were able to walk across. They then used their balancing skills to walk across their constructions. Gwaith da nursery! Think we have some […]

  • Bont Buddies

    This morning year 6 pupils were paid a visit by year 10 Pontardullais Comprehensive to share information in preparation for transition to comp.

  • Llongyfrachiadau

    Congratulations to our Road Safety Team of 2018. They came 6th and did us proud.

  • Road Safety Finalists

    Good Luck to our Road Safety Team who are competing today at Llantrisant Fire Safety Headquarters, representing Swansea in an all Wales Competition.

  • Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside!

    As part of our topic, ‘Oh I do like to be beside the Seaside!’  we decided to bring the beach to Pontlliw. The children built sandcastles, made ice cream sundaes, drank ice cool slushies and even paddled. What a fabulous morning!

  • Come Fly With me!

    The nursery children have been having fun in their new outdoor airport. They wrote tickets, checked the flight times and even checked in their luggage. They also had time to play in the water, on the bikes and scooters, and dig in the sand. They even found a giant spider!

  • 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 […]

  • Bug Hunt!

    The nursery and reception children have been on a bug hunt. They went into the nature area to see what creatures they could find. Don’t worry, they were very gentle with the bugs and put them back where they found them.

  • Outdoor Fun!

    What a busy morning!

  • Shapes, Shapes And More Shapes!

    Today the nursery children have been very busy learning all about shapes. They cut out shapes and used them to make pictures, used magnetic shapes to build, threaded bolts through circular washers and nuts, and made different shape sandwiches. We even danced to the Mr Maker shape song!

  • Teithio

    Today the Year 2s enjoyed further developing their Welsh reading skills. They enjoyed learning the names of lots of different forms of transport in Welsh. The children then had to use their phonics and decoding skills to match read and match the names of the vehicles given to them. The children were also very interested […]

  • Years 1 & 5: Buddy reading

    Year 1 and Year 5 had a great time this week when they paired up to read and enjoy some Welsh books together. Da iawn!

  • Pupil Voice Forum

    Some of our School Council representatives recently attended a pupil voice forum at Cefn Hengoed Comprehensive School. The children had the opportunity to meet with pupils from other schools in Swansea, as well as representatives from various different organisations. The children listened to a variety of presentations and also had the chance to give their […]

  • Year 1: Ship challenge

    The Year 1 children have been set the challenge of creating ships that can sail across an icy ocean, without sinking! The children investigated which materials would be best and then got to work building their ships. Next, the children had to name their ships and, using their persuasive writing skills, create a poster to […]

  • A Right Royal Party!

    Today all of the Foundation Phase had a party to celebrate the Royal Wedding. What a fabulous day!

  • Year 3 Rainbow Roses

    This week in science the children have been studying how flowers drink water. They learnt about the importance of the roots and the stem and how they transport nutrients around the flower. To demonstrate this we set up a rainbow experiment. With adult help the children cut the stem in half and put each half […]

  • Party Planning!

    The nursery children have been very busy today, planning tomorrow’s party.  They have been making cakes, decorations and even their very own crown to wear. How exciting!

  • Super Research Skills

    As part of our topic ‘Journey With Us Over Land, Sea, Air & Space’, the Year 2 children have enjoyed reading the story ‘Oi! Get Off Our Train!’ They enjoyed reading about various endangered animals wanting to get on a train to escape, as they were facing threat from humans in various ways. The children […]

  • Rainbows and Raindrops!

    Today the children have been learning about rainbows. The children learned all about the lovely colours and participated in a range of rainbow and raindrop themed activities. They chalked some lovely rainbows onto black card and finger painted a rainbow picture. They played parachute games with a rainbow coloured parachute, did some messy colour mixing, […]

  • Year 3 Flower Dissection

    The children had lots of fun this afternoon learning all about the different parts of a flower. They were shocked to learn that flowers all have male and female parts. After a long discussion they had the opportunity to put on their rubber gloves and use tweezers and magnifying glasses to investigate further. They thoroughly […]

  • Darllen Gyda Ffrind

    This afternoon Blwyddyn 6 worked with Blwyddyn 3 to develop their Welsh reading and conversational skills. Da iawn plant. Gwaith Gwych.

  • Board Games Club

    The children are enjoying exploring a variety of different games in board games club. As well as developing a range of skills, including mathematical, language and social skills, they are having lots of fun too!

  • Year 1: The Titanic

    We have been finding out all the the Titanic in Year 1. The children have been busy researching and have found out some surprising (and shocking!) facts about the tragedy. The children loved using their GetEpic accounts on the computers to find texts about the Titanic and also did wordsearches to familiarise themselves with some […]

  • Fun Times In Nursery!

    We’ve had lots of fun again in nursery this week. We had a musical morning out in the sunshine, where we played along to our favourite songs. We learned all about shadows and light in our new dark den and brought out our dressing up box. Our special sound of the week was ‘y’, so […]

  • New Cool Kit

    Thank you to Pontlliw Sky team, Pontlliw football team and The Buck for sponsoring our new football school kit. The children were over the moon and are excited to play their first match wearing their kit

  • Super Children…. With Superworm!

    Welly Wednesday has been all about wonderful worms, and the fantastic book ‘Superworm’. We listened to the story, joining in with the Superworm chant….. ‘Superworm is super long, Superworm is super Strong….’ we then danced to the Superworm rap, and then completed our fun activities… Take a look at the pictures.

  • A Busy Week In Nursery.

    What a busy week we have had in nursery! The children have been making the most of the sunshine and playing outside on the bikes, scooters and Thomas the Tank Engine. Welly Wednesday was all about minibeasts, so they joined the reception class to listen to poems about creepy crawlies before going outside on a […]

  • Wonderful Weighing Skills!

    This week Year 2 enjoyed further developing their understanding of weight. They used g and kg to estimate, weigh and compare various objects. They also challenged themselves further by reading a variety of scales. Gwaith da, blwyddyn 2!

  • Year 3 National Botanic Gardens

    The children thoroughly enjoyed their trip today to the National Botanic Gardens, a fantastic way to kick off our new topic – Rainforests. We learned all about the different layers of the rainforest and even had the opportunity to go into the woodland to investigate the living things that can be found at each layer. […]

  • Cool Cricketers!

    HOWZAT! This morning Cricket Wales paid us a visit to advertise their clubs at local venues to develop cricket skills, team work and knowledge of Health and well-being.

  • Mad about Minibeasts

    Reception are completely MAD especially when it comes to minibeasts! The children listened to a fabulous story, and went off to hunt for some of their favourite minibeasts. The children were expert investigators, finding slugs, snails, worms, wood lice we even saw a bumble bee buzzing past!

  • Year 1: Freaky Fish

    This week, we read a non-fiction book called ‘Freaky Fish’. The children were amazed at the different, and unusual, types of sealife that there are in the world. We then used our Welsh skills to ask each other which sealife animal we like best and we recorded the results using the pictogram on HWB. Our […]

  • Year 3 Flower Hunt

    The children had the opportunity to explore our outdoor area this afternoon – looking for plants and flowers. Their aim was to sketch as many different varieties as they could find. When we got back to the classroom the children were then given identification sheets to see if they could identify the flowers that they […]

  • Nursery’s Surprise Visitor.

    We had a surprise visitor in nursery today. Chris, the local PCSO, called in to see us.  He had heard how well behaved the children were so he decided to pop in and see us. Some of the boys and girls even got to try on his police uniform.

  • 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!

  • Nursery Fun.

    The nursery children have been busy having lots of fun today. As it was such a lovely day they had their P.E lesson outdoors. To develop their hand eye coordination they practised throwing and catching. They also practised balancing bean bags and quoits, and rolling hoops.They’ll be ready when sports day arrives!

  • Under the sea

    This week we have been activating our prior knowledge in preparation for our new topic of ‘under the sea’. We have explored and observed different items that you might find in the sea and we have shared lots of facts and information that we already know. We explored our colourful ‘coral reef’ looking for and […]

  • Waffles and Weaving!

    Our special sound of the week this week is ‘w’, so the nursery children made some delicious waffles. First we toasted the waffles then the children  chose from a selection of tasty toppings. Yummy! Then they went outside to do some weaving. They threaded some brightly coloured ribbon through the fence in the nursery yard. […]

  • Topic Entry: Journey With Us Over Land, Sea, Air and Space!

    This week the children have activated their prior knowledge about transport, in preparation for a fun-filled term based on our topic ‘Journey With Us Over Land, Sea, Air and Space’. We looked at lots of photographs of different vehicles, including some very unusual ones which the children had never seen before. The children enjoyed talking […]

  • The Big Bang Show

    Today Year 5 and 6 visited Parc Y Scarlets to experience a Science show. The children learnt all about how bubbles are formed and why they create a sphere shape. As we are learning about gravity and forces, this was a perfect show to be a part of. Pupils then had a show on ‘The […]

  • Planting seeds.

    The nursery and reception children have had a busy morning. They  listened to the story Jasper’s Beanstalk, then they went outside to do their own planting. They participated in a variety of garden themed activities. They painted a picture of a beanstalk, sorted different coloured beans into plant pots, played giant dominos, ordered stones into […]

  • Stargazers

    Today Blwyddyn 6 followed instructions to create a star ⭐️ shape through repeated patterns. Pupils had to measure and cut 12 squares (15cm by 15cm) to create the origami arrangement. We also listened to a composition of creative music. Pupils also had the opportunity to walk in space using the VR Google’s. It was very […]