- 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 […]
- Tasty Toasties!
The nursery children enjoyed making some tasty toasties this morning. Delicious!
- Bronze Siarter Iaith Achieved
This afternoon the whole school was presented with our Bronze siarter iaith for achievements in the Welsh language. The children and staff are extremely proud of all we have achieved during our journey to receiving the award. In September we will begin our journey to achieving the Silver Award 🥈 to raise standards in the […]
- 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!
- 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 Light Biscuits and Road Designing
As part of our road safety learning, this week the Year 2 children enjoyed making traffic light biscuits. They also enjoyed designing their own roads outdoors, which included important safety features such as zebra crossings and traffic lights.
- 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!
- Ser Yr Wythnos
Llongyfarchiadau to our ⭐️ this week.
- 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.
- Move over David Attenborough…Year 1 are coming!
As part of our sharks topic, we decided to use our explanation skills, that we have been developing in our language sessions, to create our very own shark documentaries! We used the Green Screen to help us present our ‘in studio’ part, explaining the different features that sharks have. Then, we decided to ‘dive down’ […]
- Fabulous Flapjacks, Lovely Lists and Cracking Coding!
As part of their work on ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Picnic’ story, this week the Year 2 children made some delicious flapjacks for the story character Mr. Grinling. The children used their super reading skills to read and follow instructions, and they used their excellent measuring skills to weigh the ingredients carefully. The children also developed […]
- The Lighthouse Keeper’s Picnic
The Year 2 children have had a great morning working on activities based on The Lighthouse Keeper’s Picnic. They used their coding skills to move the Lighthouse Keeper from building to building around the village. They used their word-processing skills to develop shopping lists for Mr. Grinling. The children used their Welsh language skills when […]
- Discussing Changes
This morning Year 6 were visited by Pontardullais School 👩⚕️ Nurse. The nurse discussed changes to their bodies as they grow.
- 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 Fire Safety Talk
This morning, we were visited by Gemma, a fire fighter from Morriston Fire Station. Gemma came into class to teach us all about ways to stay safe around fire. She read us a story about Tanni, and we talked about the dangers of playing with matches and lighters. We also learned about how to call […]
- Criw Cymraeg mewn Derbyn.
Diolch yn fawr! Thank you to our year 4 representatives, they have spent Fridays after lunchtime working with the Reception Class. They have read Welsh books, played Welsh bingo and completed some Welsh activities. Mae hi’n amser hyfryd!
- 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.
- Fantastic Fine Motor Skills
Throughout the year, the Year 2 children have enjoyed further developing their fine motor skills through lots of exciting activities, such as Cheerios challenges, using tweezers and printing to name just a few. This week we decided to improve our fine motor skills by threading patterns on the fences outside. The area is looking really […]
- 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.
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!
- Water safety
We have been learning how to stay safe near water in Year 1. We have had lots of discussions about what we need to remember when near any type of water, such as swimming pools, rivers/lakes and the sea…hopefully this knowledge will help to keep us even more safe in the summer months ahead.
- 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!
- 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 […]
- Criw Cymraeg
Tonight our Criw Cymraeg presented to our Governors regarding our progress to date for our Siarter Iaith. Diolch, Gaithersburg Gwych.
- Year 1: Royal Wedding Party
Year 1 have had a fantastic day celebrating the upcoming Royal wedding. We enjoyed a party in the morning, with the rest of the Foundation Phase and then took part in a variety of games and activities later in the day, especially aimed at developing our problem solving skills and which required us to work […]
- Year 3 Dwr Cymru Workshop
The children were lucky enough to take part in a Dwr Cymru workshop this afternoon. The activities were all based around saving water and not wasting it. We first learnt about the hippo bag which lives in the toilet! This bag can save a family of four up to 48 litres of water a day. […]
- 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, […]
- 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!
- 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
- Superworm Welly Wednesday.
The weather was a little bit too wet for us to go outside first thing this morning but it didn’t stop our fun. We made edible mud pies, worm paintings using string instead of paintbrushes and even threaded Cheerios on to string and straws to make giant worms. We coloured Superworm pictures and designed our […]
- 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’.
- 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!
- 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.