- Magical Maths Team!
Congratulations to our ‘Maths Magic’ team, who took part in our cluster Maths event in Pontardulais Comprehensive. Each team played their heart out, and showed that Pontlliw has great Mathematical skills. All of our year groups showed great team spirit and encouraged each other to do best they could. Our Year 5/6 team got though […]
- Faraday Engineers
Year 6 have had a very challenging day today. They became engineers for the day and had the fulfil a STEM workshop to design and make an aeroplane and a transporter. Each member of the group had a role and each group were given 140 Faradays to buy the materials to make the plane and […]
- These Girls Can
Today was a another proud day for Pontlliw. Our Year 6 and Year 4 all girls teams played at Play Football and were absolutely AMAZING. They played with a 100% determination and dedication. They played as a team showing encouragement and support. Da iawn merched.
- Raising Money For Children In Need.
The nursery children have been very busy raising money for ‘Children in Need’. They wore their pyjamas to school today and took part in a range of ‘Pudsey’ themed activities. Dai iawn everyone!
- Year 1 support Children In Need
Year 1 have taken part in a variety of fun activities for Children In Need. What a great day for a fantastic cause!
- Remembrance Day
Year 1 have been using a range of skills to learn more about Remembrance Day. In pairs, we developed our oracy skills by asking each other questions and we then used the Green Screen to record our responses. We continued to develop our ICT skills by creating poppy pictures using JIT paint. We also used […]
- Let’s be Friends!
nursery and Reception have begun their week thinking about friendship! We read ‘Hugless Douglas’ by David Melling, and realised that we can all be good friends! The session began with the children creating a handprint poster, showing of their ‘Helping Hands’, they made some beautiful heart toast with a friend. There is more to come […]
- RSPB visit to Year 1
The wet weather didn’t dampen the spirits of the Year 1 children as they enjoyed our Wild Words session with the RSPB. The children loved exploring our outdoor environment and used a range of equipment to heighten their senses further. We discussed and used lots of different vocabulary and adjectives to describe what was around […]
- Our very own special Superheroes…
Look at our amazing superheroes in Year 1! They certainly had a super time on our Superhero Day. Following a suggestion from one of the children, we baked our own superhero themed cupcakes. We took part in a variety of superhero training exercises ad we created lots of superhero craft items too. Don’t the children […]
- Fabulous Fireworks!
What a busy couple of days we have had with all our firework themed activities. We made lovely glittery firework pictures, designed our own bonfire night rocket, made fireworks out of sparkly play dough, made big firework pictures outside using different coloured chalks and we played firework pairs and number matching games. We even had […]
- Borfa Day 3
[sorry blog is late, only now sat down – photo overload) Today has been a mega busy day… started with a fully cooked breakfast, a trip to Mill Wood, den building, team building games, lighting fires, making and baking bread, cutting wood and calving sticks to make wands! We came back to the center in […]
- Singing at Sunset
What an absolutely stunning night we’ve had, singing songs around the camp fire, roasting marshmallows and admiring the sunset.
- Bore Da From Borfa
We survived our first night … the children are currently having breakfast (cereal, toast and a cooked breakfast) . We have bodyboarding and orienteering to look forward to today.
- Pumpkin Fun.
The nursery and reception children have had a busy morning participating in lots of pumpkin themed activities. First of all they listened to the story “Pumpkin Soup” before going outside for lots of pumpkin fun. They hammered pegs into pumpkins, made pumpkin collages, made pumpkins out of play dough, and sponge painted bowls to look […]
- Pel-droed Merched Yr Urdd
Pob lwc i Merched blwyddyn 6.
For Nursery and Reception today, we found out what it means to be a friend. We played some circle time games encouraging us to find new, old, or different friends to work with. We also had fun shouting SHWMAE! and making hats to show how proud we are. Reception challenged themselves to say ‘Shwmae’ as […]
- Fabulous Faces!
Reception have been exploring the features on their faces, we looked at some faces without eyes and mouths, the children decided that we needed both to work out how we feel. We had some fun creating our own faces using pumpkins and biscuits, yummy!
- Planning the Future
This afternoon 2 members of our Health and Well-being group attended a planning meeting at Pontardullais Comp in preparation for the transition project in the Summer.
- Messy Monday.
Reception and Nursery have met again! Not to get up to any trouble but to complete activities all about ‘Stickman’. We have listened to the story, so set to work making ‘Stickmen’ out of sticklebricks, sticks and even created some rainbow art.. Take a look at our pictures!
- Hwyl yn y Parc yn yr Hydref
The Year 2 children have been working hard on their Welsh skills this week. They enjoyed listening to the story ‘Hwyl yn y Parc yn yr Hydref’, which is all about the different things that people like to have fun doing in the park in the Autumn. We decided that a visit to the park […]
- Learning About Shapes.
The nursery children have been really busy learning all about 2D shapes. They looked for shapes hidden in the sand and in shaving foam, and they cut shapes out of playdough. They participated in a range of different shape activities and looked for different shapes in the Lego. They printed with shapes to make a […]
- Criw Cymraeg
This morning, our pupil voice group for Criw Cymraeg had their first meeting. We talked about the aims of our group and how we could go about creating a Welsh ethos in our school. They have a challenging year ahead as we drive towards achieving the Silver award for Pontlliw. The children couldn’t wait to […]
- Safety Soldiers!
Today our pupil voice group for Safety had their first meeting, which was extremely productive! We discussed the aims of our group and why pupil voice is so important. The children came up with lots of fantastic suggestions for improving and maintaining safety within and outside school, and we look forward to working on their […]
- Eco Warriors meet again!
Look out Pontlliw here come the warriors! The first Eco meeting of the term, generated some great ideas! The children were full of enthusiasm thinking of ways to make our school an Eco friendly place. We have talked about a mascot, and how this could promote positive Eco thinking. First task for The Eco warriors […]
- We’re Going On A Bear Hunt!
The nursery children teamed up with reception to go on a bear hunt. They looked all around the school yard for clues. They looked on the climbing frame, the stage, in the little houses and in the construction area, and there he was hiding up a tree! You found him! Da iawn pawb! To celebrate […]
- Throwing and Catching!
The nursery children enjoyed their P.E lesson this morning. Super throwing and catching everyone!
- An Interview With Janette
As part of our Science topic we are studying Microorganisms, so in order to also develop our Literacy skills we created open ended questions to gather information about Jeanette’s job. It is so strict to work in the kitchen to ensure hygiene is kept to the 5 star current rating 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟
- Transition Planning
This afternoon Year 6 have been taking a lead in their learning in preparation for their transition project in the Comprehensive in the Summer. The topic of the project is Health and Well-being. They need to plan under the headings: Physical, Mental and Social. The planning stage is underway and pupils are extremely excited.
- Tap, Tap, Tap!
The Nursery children had a great time today. To develop their hand eye coordination and fine motor skills, they hammered golf tees into a melon! They were very careful and put their safety googles on first. What fun!
- Fabulous Fresh Fruit Kebabs.
Our number of the week this week was three, so the children made some healthy fruit kebabs using three different fruits. They chose from a selection of fruit including; apples, strawberries, kiwi, tangerines, bananas and pineapple. What a healthy snack! They tasted delicious too.
- Ser Yr Wythnos
Congratulations to our stars 🤩 this week.
- We are off to Techniquest!
Reception are on their way… Bags packed and we are all ready for our adventure. We can’t wait to have some fun today learning ‘all about me’.
- Clever Counting.
Reception have had a visitor! Perfect Peter the Pirate made an appearance to help the Reception count and order their numbers to 10. The naughty pirate had stolen the numbers from the number line and the children had to work out the missing digits. Luckily Reception were able to help and found their numbers in […]
- Ready for Reception!
THIS IS ME! Reception have made a great start to the year. They have begun their new topic all about me, and are practising writing their names. Handwriting has been the focus of the week, and the children have been using their pencils to practise writing cursively. well done Reception, you have worked so hard!
- Mindfulness Matters
The children enjoyed their first mindfulness after school club. We have been doing yoga stretches, colouring, relaxation and breathing techniques.
- Fitness Data Collection
Because the Year 6 pupils were looking a little too relaxed after their Summer holidays, pupils decided to assess their fitness levels; they took part in a variety of 10 activities over a minute, repeating 3 times. Pupils then calculated the total and worked out the mean. During the afternoon, pupils will coll ct data […]
- Outdoor Fun!
The nursery children had great fun exploring the outdoor area this morning. They explored the fairy garden, where they found snails and worms as well as fairies! They then decided to use the blocks in the construction area to build some houses for the fairies. Well done nursery. Gwaith da!
- Wake up, Wake up…
The children were enthusiastic to start their morning with the help of The Body Coach. They were also thrilled to discover that the man himself, Joe Wicks, had retweeted our tweet yesterday, mentioning our participation in making UK a fitter and healthier planet!
- First day in Year 1
The children have had a fun, action packed day in Year 1. We did some ‘getting to know you’ games and activities and we had a treasure hunt in the afternoon to help us get to know the classroom better. Hopefully your children should sleep well tonight after our busy day and I look forward […]
- First Day in Year 2!
The new Year 2 children have had a lovely first day of term. We enjoyed working together on some ‘Getting to Know You’ activities and the children explored their new classroom. The children left with big smiles on their faces and are looking forward to tomorrow!
- First Day Fun!
The nursery children enjoyed their first day of the new school year. It was lovely to see all their smiling faces this morning and we look forward to another fun filled year together.
- 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!