- 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 […]
- Colour Changing Cocktails.
Wow! What a busy week. Reception have been learning all about the properties of Ice in our STEM week sessions. Just for fun the children chose different ice cubes made of juice and built their own ice towers in a cup. We then watched them melt! We had some different results depending on the order […]
- 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.
- 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 […]
- Year 3 Animal Masks
This afternoon the Year 3 children have been very creative producing fantastic animal masks. We first discussed the variety of animals found in the rainforest, which ones were our favourite and why. Some of the children’s responses included the sloth, monkey, jaguar and snake! We then put on some calming rainforest music as the children […]
- Shark craft
We have been learning all about sharks this week and the children have had the option of creating their own sharks using a range of ideas and materials. The completed designs were fantastic!
- 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 […]
- Outdoor Fun!
What a busy morning!
- Year 3 Grrrreat Tiger Art!
This afternoon the children have studied the french artist Henri Rousseau and looked at some of his jungle inspired paintings. We focused on Tiger in a Tropical Storm and talked about the colours and shapes used. The children then had the opportunity to create their own tiger pictures. Grrrrrrreat job boys and girls!
- 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!
- 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 […]
- 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, […]
- 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 […]
- 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 […]
- Ser Yr Wythnos
Congratulations to our 🤩 this week. Can we also take this opportunity to congratulate our entrepreneur groups from Year 6 who are running a successful business for our pupils after school; offering a range of activities in ‘Attitude’ and an opportunity to develop drama and ICT in ‘Movie Maker’.
- Siarter Iaith Competition
A chance to win a family holiday 30 businesses across three Welsh towns – Pwllheli, Swansea and Cowbridge – have placed a sticker featuring the Siarter Iaith mascots, Seren a Sbarc, in their windows. From Monday 30th April until Monday 7th May, we are asking primary school children and their families to seek out these […]
- 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!
- 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 […]
- 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.
- Easter flower baskets
The children designed their own Easter flower baskets. They used their understanding of pattern work from maths to create repeating patterns with the petals. The flowers look fantastic and the children are looking forward to bringing them home with some extra little Easter treats included too…
- 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.
- 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 […]
- Celebrating World Book Day in Nursery.
We have had lots of fun in nursery today. The children and staff looked fabulous dressed as their favourite book characters. Our chosen author was Eric Carle, so we looked at the story ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’. We used tubes to print caterpillar pictures, made caterpillars out of playdough, searched for butterflies hiding in the […]
- Year 2 Celebrate World Book Day
The Year 2 children have had a fantastic day celebrating World Book Day. We have been focusing on the author Dr. Seuss. We enjoyed looking at rhyming words in his stories, exploring the Seussville website, and completing a problem solving activity based on the book ‘One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish’. The children […]
- World Book Day 2018
Today the children eventually got to celebrate World Book Day! Everybody looked fabulous dressed up as story book characters. Thank you for the £1 contributions. The money raised will be used towards replenishing our school reading books. We had a wonderful assembly by the author Helen Docherty. She talked to us about how she became […]
- Dydd Gwyl Dewi Sant!
We have celebrated St. David’s Day in style today by participating in our annual Eisteddfod. Congratulations to the winners of our writing and art competitions.
- Happy St David’s Day from Year 2!
Happy St. David’s Day from Year 2! The children look fantastic in their Welsh costumes and rugby tops. We are having a fun filled morning making Welsh flag shape collages whilst listening to music by Tom Jones. We will then participate in our whole school Eisteddfod.
- 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 […]
- 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 […]
- Cluster Science Experiment
Year 6 have been learning about insulation and researching why penguins huddle. Today Mr Smith came into school to teach us about the science behind why they huddle. We re-enacted the huddle by using test-tubes and hot water, measuring the temperature every 2 unites of the ‘penguin’ inside the huddle and on the outer circle.
- 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 […]
- Chinese culture & craft
Year 1 had a visit today from some representatives from the Chinese community in Wales. We learnt about their culture and language, listened to some traditional music and made some super Chinese lanterns. On Sunday February 11th between 11am and 4pm, they will be in Swansea Waterfront Museum, where there will be the opportunity to […]
- Year 3 Music Makers!
Year 3 have been very busy this afternoon continuing with their Design and Technology project. What a musical treat for a Friday afternoon! The children have been so creative and not only thought about the sound that their instrument was going to make but they also thought about how it was going to be decorated. […]
- 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 […]
- 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 […]
- Get Epic – We R EPIC
Year 6 have signed up to an online reading app www.getepic.com that allows pupils to access over 25, 000 books. This afternoon we have been enjoying exploring the site and are looking forward to using this wonderful tool in our lessons.
- Messy Matisse!
This week, we have been looking at the work of the French artist, Matisse. The children created their own artwork by copying Matisse’s style of cutting and arranging shapes to create images. The children loved exploring different ideas and created a super variety of different pictures.
- 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 […]
- Messy Monday: Vive La France…
We have been ‘visiting’ France this week in Year 1. On Messy Monday, we loved exploring and experimenting with all sorts of items to re-create our own French landmarks. We also enjoyed using the water tray to investigate which items would make good boats and could ‘sail across the English Channel’ to France.
- 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 […]
- 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 […]
- 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 […]
- 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 […]
- 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 […]