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Dear Parents / Annwyl Rhieni,

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Weekly Timetable

What's been happening in Year 4?
  • Welcome back year 4!

    Year 4 were back in school this week for their “check-in, catch up and prepare” sessions. They were in great spirits (even the group that spent the day battling the rain!) and brought lots of smiles, laughter and stories. They were incredibly sensible when discussing the current situation, and should be really proud of how […]

  • Keeping Our Language Alive.

    BBC Bitesize is an excellent tool for learning Welsh. I’ve included the link on this post to help develop the language in a fun way, for adults and children to help with learning Welsh as a second language. Diolch, Mrs Evans. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zxkq3k7

  • A special message…

    Here’s a photo with a special message for our lovely children and families…

  • Building Digital Robots

    Year 4 got creative this afternoon when they had a go at building some digital robots using Minecraft. Their brief was simply to use ROBOTS as a starting point, and see where they went. They worked brilliantly with their partners, and we had flying robots and famous robots. Da iawn!

  • Mabinogion Welsh Tales

    Our KS2 pupils are in for a treat today. They will experience the very talented story teller from Big Foot Education Centre. The children will be told tales from the dark ages of the Welsh coast. They will also develop their drama skills as they take part and become part of the story.

  • Freeze frame robots

    As part of our work in Expressive Arts, year 4 have been composing a dance routine using freeze frame shapes. They have been taking their inspiration fro our topic of robots. They worked in groups to create their shapes, then taught them to the rest of the class.

  • Thank you to Brett Johns for coming in to school this afternoon to open and close our Sport Relief event.

  • Sportstatic for Sports Relief 🎾 🏀 ⚽️

    Today we are celebrating Sport Relief. We are working as a community to develop our skills and raise money for this amazing event. A huge Diolch to Blwyddyn 6 for stepping into their roles as teachers and leading sports stations this morning.

  • World Book Day 2020 Year 4

    Year 4 celebrated World Book Day 2020 by dressing up in pyjamas or costumes – they all looked fantastic! We wrote book reviews of our favourite books, and used our class novel The Iron Man by Ted Hughes as inspiration for designing new front covers. They worked really hard and produced some lovely work.

  • Big Huge Thank You

    The Criw Cymraeg (Welsh Ambassadors) would kike to say a huge thank you to every one who supports our wonderful PTA. With your help, support and donations, we have been able to resources our teachers to develop the Welsh Language in Welsh lessons.

  • The Sword in The Freeze Frame

    As part of our work learning about our myth “The Sword in The Stone”, year 4 have been working in groups to freezeframe some scenes we have learnt about. They worked on their positioning, height and facial and body expressions.

  • Online Equality in Year 4

    As part of safer internet day, year 4 had to discuss what they thought about equality online. They looked at different people, from themselves, their friends and families to celebrities and other online personalities. They discussed who they thought was more important, and had to justify their thinking. The discussions and chats were very sensible, […]

  • Welsh Music Day

    Friday 7th of February marked national Welsh Music day. Pontlliw pupils celebrated by listening to a range of Welsh artist and Welsh song, completing a variety of activities including folk dancing.

  • Outdoor Maths

    Year 4 put their estimation and measuring skills to the test this morning by heading outside and measuring various objects around the school. Their estimations were pretty good, and they used teamwork to measure larger objects. Da iawn Blwyddyn Pedwar!

  • Coding with Logo

    Year 4 have been practising their coding and problem solving skills using the J2Code LOGO app. They tested using the repeat function, and had to work out angles for a variety of shapes to create repeating patterns using different shapes and colours.

  • Seren and Sparc

    The Welsh Language Charter, a project to encourage the use of Welsh socially in primary schools in Wales, has welcomed two new characters. The two heroes on posters and badges will encourage children between 4 and 7 years old to use the Welsh language in the playground, at home and the classroom. As part of […]

  • Investigating Electronics

    Year 4 have been putting their prediction skills to the test and have been trying to work out how many electrical components they can make work using just two batteries. They had lots of creative solutions and managed to get lots going on in just one circuit. Da iawn Blwyddyn pedwar!

  • Practical Maths

    As part of our work on measurements in maths this week, year 4 have been practising their skills of measuring accurately using a range of different sized containers and cylinders. They have shown excellent concentration, and worked on their skills of reading mixed scales.

  • Electronics Everywhere!

    Year 4 have had a great start to their new topic of Robots! They have investigated circuits, and begun to make Doodlebots (although some of the components didn’t work but a new set has arrived ready for next week.) They have also had a go at creating some 3D art, and started to have a […]

  • Christmas Party – Part 2!

    On the 18th and 19th of December, the year 4 Christmas party was really fun, and the children thoroughly enjoyed it! They played lots of games like musical statues and bumps, but the highlight was playing the world’s longest game of pass the parcel which went on for ages! The children also enjoyed all of […]

  • KS2 Christmas Concert – Youtube

    You can now find the recording of our KS2 Christmas Concert on YouTube using the following link: https://youtu.be/nom8_ikw6U0 https://youtu.be/nom8_ikw6U0

  • Maths Magic!

    This morning, 12 pupils from year 2 to 6 took part in a maths magic competition at Pontarddulais Comprehensive. They all played brilliantly well, with the year 3, 5 and 6 children reaching and semi-finals and year 6 making the grand final! Unfortunately they were just pipped to the post, but represented the school excellently. […]

  • Stars, in their multitude!

    Year 4 have been busy working on their Christmas enterprise craft making and decorating star decorations ready for the Christmas Fair. They have worked really hard and there is glitter everywhere!

  • Sêr Yr Wythnos

    Llongyfarchiadau to our stars this week.

  • Road Safety Assembly

    This week is Road Safety week. Our Safety Soldiers pupil voice group contacted Charlie from the road safety team and he very kindly came in to take assembly for us today. We discussed possible dangers for pedestrians and drivers, and Charlie showed us how many accidents gave happened recently in our local area. The children […]