Healthy, Confident Individuals

  • 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 […]

  • Feeling the Love in Year 2!

    Today the Year 2 children have been further developing their language, maths and personal & social and creative skills whilst learning about Valentine’s Day. We began the day by discussing what valentine’s Day means to us, and then did some data collection about our favourite Valentine’s Day symbols. We then moved on to using Hwb […]

  • F is for fish!

    Our special sound of the week this week was ‘f’, so the children made some delicious fish finger sandwiches. They were so yummy even the nursery ladies had some!

  • 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 […]

  • 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.

  • Looking after our teeth.

    This week the nursery children are learning about the importance of taking care of their teeth. They watched a demonstration of how to clean their teeth, then practised their technique on some giant teeth. They played a selection of dental related maths games and even pretended to be a dentist by playing games on the […]

  • Year 2 Had Halfpenny’s Hat!

    A very big ‘Diolch’ to Mr. Stonham for being kind and letting Year 2 try on a very special item this week. The boys and girls were extremely excited when they had the opportunity to try on Leigh Halfpenny’s scrum hat from the 2013 Welsh team’s game against England, when Wales won 30-13!

  • Year 2 Are Safer Internet Day Superstars!

    Today Year 2 have been extremely busy completing lots of activities linked to Safer Internet Day. The children began the day by listening to a story about how to deal with unkind comments online. We then did a circle time activity using wool, which showed the children how we are all connected to each other, […]

  • 6 Nations!

    We are having a 6 Nations themed week in Year 5 to celebrate the start of the tournament and Wales’ brilliant win against Scotland! The children were lucky enough to try on Leigh Halfpenny’s scrum cap from the amazing 30-13 victory against England in 2013 and see his t-shirt from the 2012 Grand Slam winning […]

  • 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

  • Our own experiences of Africa

    This week, we have been learning about Africa. We have all enjoyed learning about other’s experiences

  • 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 […]

  • 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.

  • Tour De France

    Year  1 took part in our Tour De France this morning. They practised riding their bikes and scooters in several different races and we used our ordinal vocabulary from our maths sessions too! After lots of exercise and movement, the boys and girls should sleep well tonight…

  • Ser Yr Wythnos

    Congratulations to our stars this week

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • Ser yr wythnos

    Congratulations to our stars this week

  • Year 3 Christmas Party

    The boys and girls (and adults!!) have thoroughly enjoyed their Christmas party today. We played pass the parcel, ate lots of food and then had a dance. We hope you have the best Christmas, from all of us in Year 3.

  • Year 1: Christmas party

    We had great fun at our Christmas party today. We played games, ate lots of party food and we enjoyed  some dancing too! We are all feeling very festive now…roll on Christmas! Merry Christmas from everyone in Year 1!

  • 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!

  • Year 2 School Trip Festive Fun

    The Year 2 children had a fantastic, festive time on our school Christmas trip today. They thoroughly enjoyed watching Despicable Me 3 in the cinema. In Waterfront Wonderland the fun continued when they met Santa and then went on some of the rides. They were all beautifully behaved and came back to school very tired […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • A sky full of stars this week

    This week pupils have achieved an outstanding amount. Pupils also voted for their house team representatives. Congratulations to all who stood for election.

  • 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 – Nursery

    We had a fun morning in nursery today supporting Children in Need. We all wore our comfy pyjamas or something spotty. The children were able to buy toast and cakes and all the money raised will help to support less fortunate children. Thank you for all your kind donations.

  • 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 […]

  • Being a Good Friend.

    Today in Welly Wednesday we learned about being kind to our friends by considering their feelings. Mrs Griffiths read us the story about ‘Hugless Douglas’, a little bear who is in need of a hug and goes on a journey to try and find one. We then discussed the best ways to help our friends […]

  • 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 […]

  • Foundation Phase Autumn Exploration Day

    Today the Foundation Phase children enjoyed lots of hands-on, practical Autumn-themed activities. Unfortunately, the weather was against us, but with some adaptations to the planned activities, the children had a fantastic day, during which they further developed their personal & social and independence skills. The children developed their fine motor skills through making bird feeders, […]

  • The Evil Pea causes chaos…

    What a traumatic week we have had in Year 1! First of all, the Evil Pea caused havoc in the classroom by sellotaping vegetables and covering them in paint! So we made our very own Supertatoes to rescue the vegetables. Then, our lovely class mascot, Ioan the Sheep, was kidnapped by the Evil Pea! Luckily, […]

  • Elmer Day.

    It was Elmer day in Welly Wednesday today.  Elmer is a colourful patchwork elephant who discovers that it is good to be different. We listened to the story about Elmer, then we went outside to participate in a range of colourful activities. We made a patchwork pattern out of stickle bricks and blocks and even […]

  • School Council

    Our newly appointed school council and Super Ambassadors have had a couple of meetings already and they are very excited about the impact that they can make this year. They have some fantastic ideas and cannot wait to get started! What an enthusiastic group! We are looking forward to seeing what they get up to…