Ambitious, Capable Learners

  • Jac Abertawe

    In preparation for our Eisteddfod, Year 1 have been learning about the story of Jac Abertawe, the dog who saved lots of people from the sea in Swansea. The children did some fantastic writing where they rewrote the story in their own words. I am so impressed with how much their writing has progressed and […]

  • Story time in Nursery.

    As part of our Welsh week celebration, the nursery children had a special visitor today. Mr Davies, one of our nursery parents, came to read a story. The story was titled ‘Ia Hw! Meddai Gwdihw’. It was a Welsh story about a little owl that decides to stay awake during the day and discovers an […]

  • Y Ddraig Goch.

    As part of Welsh week the nursery children have been learning all about y Ddraig Goch – The Red Dragon. They painted their very own dragon and even had time to colour a dragon mask. Don’t they look scary!

  • Perfect Pancakes!

    As it was Shrove Tuesday the children were discussing what filling would make the perfect pancake. The children were then lucky enough to make their own tasty pancake. Their choice of fillings included: fruit, honey, maple syrup, chocolate spread and marshmallows. Delicious!

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Virtual Reality in Year 2

    The children have enjoyed using Virtual Reality equipment to extend their learning about dinosaurs. The children have been fascinated by this technology, and are keen to try our other VR activities linked to our topic.

  • Marvellous Magnets in Year 2!

    The children have been busy investigating magnetic materials this week. They enjoyed further developing their prediction skills, recording results and then worked on comparing their results with their initial predictions. Some of the children also decided to go on to Hwb and research Iron, and they then recorded their most interesting facts. Super investigative skills, […]

  • Another Week of Fun in Nursery.

    There has been lots of learning happening in nursery this week. The children have been learning about capacity and numbers using numicon. They have been filling different size containers with water and pouring it through the holes in the numicon. They have also been combining their maths and fine motor skills by threading pipe cleaners […]

  • Hilarious 😂 Hats

    As part of a Science and Thechnology cluster project, Year 6 have been given the task to design, make and evaluate hats 🎩. They need to make a hat that will keep them warm. Next week the pupils will make their hats and will evaluate the success criteria by wearing them in the yard at […]

  • Ser Yr Wythnos

    Congratulations to our stars 🤩 this week

  • Y2 Hunt for Building Materials

    The Year 2s have been busy investigating materials and their properties over the last few weeks. We have been looking at the use of materials for different purposes, and the children enjoyed exploring the school grounds to see which materials have been used in the construction of the school. They have shown a super level […]

  • Genius Gymnasts

    Year 5 and 6 have been busy developing their balance and team work skills. They were set the challenge to recreate the balance included on the task sheet. Pupils worked extremely well, not only with their gymnastic skills but also their communicative skills. Each group also developed their digital skills by photographing the balance. Next […]

  • 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, […]

  • Customised Cake Contest

    Year 6 have been developing their Literacy and Numeracy skills this week and have been weighing, mixing and cooking cakes of their choice to share with loved ones on Santes Dwynwen Day. Mrs Norman was the critical judge and enjoyed every cake. Pupils made us proud with their team work and independence. They are now […]

  • Learning is Fun!

    The nursery children had lots of fun today. They used numicon to develop their number skills and used coloured lollipop sticks to make triangles. They played with trains, built tall towers with duplo and relaxed in the reading tent. They even had time to get out the dressing up box. What a busy day!

  • 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 […]

  • Business Advice

    Since September, Year 6 have been taking part in a project that links with our Erasmus Entrepenure Project. Schools in Norway, Germany, Belgium and Spain are also part of the same project. Pupils work within their groups with the use of an online tool – class notebook which allows them to communicate online in a […]

  • 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 […]

  • Year 3 Exploring Colour

    Year 3 had an exciting (messy!) afternoon today exploring colour. We discussed what colour ‘light’ was and had lots of interesting responses including yellow, peach and see through! We then learnt that visible light is actually made up of seven different colours and that when light is bent through a prism it causes the light to […]

  • Ser yr wythnos

    Congratulations to our stars this week

  • Year 2 Candle Jars

    The Year 2 children have been working very hard on a project set for them by Santa. Earlier in the term, Santa sent the children a letter asking for their help, as there had been a power cut in the North Pole. The children came up with an investigation which would help them to find […]

  • Christmas Celebrations

    We raised a glass to our last Christmas party as year 6! We certainly went out with a BANG! After enjoying the teachers edition of 12 days of Christmas this morning, followed by party games, dancing and party food; th children and staff thoroughly enjoyed party day!

  • Snow…In Nursery!

    As we haven’t had any snow yet, the nursery children decided to make their own. First they put in the special powder, added water, and stirred and stirred and stirred, until as if by magic…snow! They even found some little penguins hiding! Continuing the snow theme, the children also made some edible snowmen out of […]

  • Ser Yr Wythnos.

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

  • Classical Creations.

    As part of our Music lessons this term, pupils combined their creative skills with their knowledge of WW2. The children had free choice of any instrument and had to choose an event that happened during WW2. They then had to compose a piece of music, including the elements of rhythm and volume, that would emphasise […]

  • 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 […]

  • Year 2 Christmas Traditions Trip

    Yesterday the Year 2 children visited Swansea museum and the Waterfront museum to find out more about Christmas traditions. Our topic this term has been ‘Glitter and Glow’, and we have enjoyed finding out about different celebrations. In Swansea museum, we listened to stories which explained where different traditions began. We all enjoyed acting out […]

  • Seren Yr Wythnos

    Congratulations to this weeks stars! The key stage 2 children were all awarded stars of the week this week because of their fantastic effort in the school production! Ardderchog!!

  • A Christmas Themed Welly Wednesday!

    The nursery and reception children had a fabulous Christmas themed Welly Wednesday today. They wrapped presents ready for Santa, made Christmas cards, elf masks, read Christmas stories and did some elf colouring. They also used their maths skills to complete a counting activity where they had to stick the correct number of pom poms on […]

  • Year 2 Candle Investigation

    Today the Year 2 children completed their candle experiment. They discovered that the pillar candle would be the best one to send to Santa because it burned the slowest, which would then mean that the elves would have light for longer so that they could make more toys during the power cut. They completed tables […]

  • Santa S.O.S.

    Yesterday the Year 2 children received a very important letter from Santa. We were asked to help him because they have had a power cut in the North Pole and the elves can’t continue making toys as they cannot see what they are doing! Santa set us the challenge of finding him a suitable candle […]

  • Marvellous Measuring in Year 2!

    The children have been further developing their measuring skills using standard units. They enjoyed investigating the heights of children (and adults!) in class, measuring them in decimetres and then converting their findings into centimetres. The fun then really began when they used their measuring skills to carefully measure and cut Christmas wrapping paper. Gwaith Gwych, […]

  • Fir Tree Fine Motor Skills in Year 2

    Last week we were learning about the story of the Little Fir Tree. We began by closely studying illustrations from the book and developed questions, whilst using our prediction skills. We then looked at rhyming words linked to the text. We created a fantastic piece of shared writing, using lots of wow words, different sentence […]

  • Stars of the week

    Llongyfarchiadau to our stars this week

  • Could you crack the code?

    Today Blwyddyn 6 were set a challenge to communicate by using the technique of morse code. The children weren’t given any advice on how to do this but had to problem solve with their team to light the bulb and communicate as they did during World War 2.

  • 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!

  • Children in Need Fun!

    Wow, what a wonderful day! Pontlliw Primary did themselves proud, we pulled out all the stops (and spots). The morning was full of busy entrepreneurs willing to give their hard earned cash to a worthwhile cause. The whole school enjoyed purchasing toast and cakes, and even had some stalls with face painting, crayons and candles […]

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Delicious Chocolate Apples

    This week the Year 2 children made some delicious chocolate apples for a bonfire night treat. The children have been busy learning all about instructions, and practised following and giving instructions during the activity. They then went on to writing their own instructions so other children could make chocolate apples. Gwaith Bendigedig, Blwyddyn 2!

  • Helping to feed the birds.

    The nursery children were very kind today and made some bird feeders for the birds. First an adult helped them to remove the core and thread string through the middle of the apple, then they used their fine motor skills to push seeds into the apple peel. The birds are going to enjoy eating those.