- Roller Coaster Composition 🎢
We put our musical skills to the test today by trying to recreate the unmistakable sound of a roller coaster, using the instruments in school. The children listened to a clip of a roller coaster and then discussed how they could recreate each of the sounds. They then created and practiced their compositions before performing […]
- Enterprising Entrepreneurs
Congratulation to our young entrepreneur pupils who sold their products at Castle Gardens in Swansea on Friday 14th June. Collectively they raised over £200 profit. Absolutely outstanding girls, you did Pontlliw proud.
- Roller Coaster Databases 🎢
We worked in groups of three this afternoon to create collaborative databases on J2E in Year 5. Children researched the fastest, tallest, most expensive, newest roller coasters in the world and populated the data in a shared database. We are going to analyse our databases on Monday to compare and contrast the rides.
We have been learning all about the Titanic. First, the children used HWB to write their own reports about the Titanic. The children then had the task of designing and creating their own ships. They thought of names for their ships, created posters to advertise and persuade others to go on them, presented their ships […]
- Complex 3D shapes
We created complex 3D shapes in Year 5 today. We used pre-printed nets to construct them which sounds much simpler than it actually is. The children made some wonderful creations, including cuboids, triangular prisms, dodecahedrons, icosahedrons, octahedrons, hexagonal prisms and many more! The children were very proud of their finished shapes.
- Year 3 Flower Dissection
The children have had lots of fun this week learning all about the different parts of a flower. They were shocked to learn that flowers all have male and female parts. After a long discussion, they had the opportunity to put on their rubber gloves and use tweezers and magnifying glasses to investigate further. They […]
- Exploring Angles
Some year 4 pupils used their skills of measuring angles with a protractor by investing real life angles found around the school. Even though the weather stopped them going outside, they still found lots of angles inside the building. Once they had found an angle, they then had to draw the angle – they didn’t […]
- Minecraft Competition
Over 30 pupils have entered a minecraft competition run by ERW over the next month. They have been challenged with creating a futuristic school, 100 years from now. It has been amazing to see the initial engagement and I’m looking forward to seeing their creations develop.
- Algorithms 🧐🤨
We had an ICT lesson on paper this afternoon. We learnt that an “Algorithm” is simply a set of instructions, they can be found in cook books, Lego kits and many other walks of life. The children worked together to build number sequences, then attribute algorithms to them. Can you work out the missing number […]
- Finding out about Habitats
After our visit to the WWT Llanelli, the children decided that they would like to learn more about habitats, and the animals that could share the same space. We began by investigating our own outdoor areas, and thinking about the animals we see within them. We also talked about animals that come out at night, […]
- Data Handling 📈📉📊
We have been studying data in Year 5 this week during our maths lessons. Children were tasked with collecting, analysing and interpreting data as well as creating various bar and line graphs. One group even studied pollution data over the last 20 years on Wednesday to mark World Environment Day.
- Enterprising Event
All year, Year 6 were presented with an enterprise project. This project has provided them with opportunities to develop their Literacy,Numeracy, Digital and Creative skills. They have been researching, writing letters to companies for advice, trailing products in school, collecting popularity data and analysing results, making, designing, advertising, presenting and finally selling. Thank you to […]
- Crucial Crew Training
Year 6 have had an amazing day at the Territorial Army Training Center. They have had workshops with the Police, Road Safety, The Army, Lifeboat, Food Standards Agency, PCSO and The Fire Service.
- Ser Yr Wythnos
Congratulations to our stars this week!
- Tour de Pontlliw
This morning Year 6 cycled 10 miles around the school yard as part of their Tour de France topic. Pupils refuelled with water and orange segments. Pupils also had the opportunity to code the drones to follow the cycle journey of the riders.
- Minecraft Mayhem!
We have taken our theme-park business one step further in Year 5. After drafting our parks and working out profits and costs on spreadsheets, we have started to build our parks using Minecraft for education which is now available for all Welsh pupils via Hwb. The children led the learning after coming up with the […]
- Art Project Finale
Year 6 have thoroughly enjoyed their Monet art project. today we added our final touches to Claude Monet’s ‘Water Lilies’ painting. Pupils have researched Monet’s paintings, made observational drawings, copied an inspirational artist and created a piece of art work using a variety of 2D and 3D techniques. I’m sure that you’ll agree that their […]
- Mad about Minibeasts!
What a fun day! Reception were out and about again learning in the outdoor area. Their challenge this week was to find Minibeasts. We read our book and chose our favourites, and then went out and about to discover the different creatures in Pontlliw School. Try it at home pop down a hoop and count […]
- Ser Yr Wythnos
Congratulations to our stars this week
- Beth wyt ti’n hoffi?
We have been using our Welsh skills and the pictogram function on JIT to find out which sea creature is the most popular in our class….
- Football First
The children thoroughly enjoyed the Beat Box assembly today to promote our fundraising event. Sponsorship forms will be sent home today for the fun football day on June 7th.
- Healthy Eating Nutrition
Not only are we working on developing our healthy minds but also developing our knowledge of nutrition; looking at the healthy plate and sugar content in drinks. Pupils then had the opportunity to scan drinks, using the app food scanner, they were shocked by the results. Pupils analysed the data, including sugar, salt, fat and […]
- Theme Park Owners
We have become entrepreneurs in Year 5 and have created our own virtual theme parks using Microsoft Excel. We have used multiple tabs on our spreadsheet to set out a plan, work out our overheads and income and we will be looking at profits later in the week. This has been a great task to […]
- Year 6, We Smashed it!
Congratulations to Year 6 for all of their hard work this week. I am so proud of you all, your dedication and want to succeed was one to be admired. Thank you, Diolch.
- Year 3 Branching Database
This week, the children have been busy using the chrome books to research different Amazon rainforest species. Once they had completed their research, they then used this information to create a branching database on Hwb where they had to think really carefully about what they had researched in order to sort the animals correctly. The […]
- Counting up to 100.
This weeks challenge is to count up to 100! Can you do it? Reception have been looking at different ways of counting amounts up to 100, trying to group items and make it easier. We have used links, and Numicon to help us. By Friday we shall be experts……. Take a look!
- Let’s Get Fit! 💪🏼
As part of our indoor P.E sessions this half term, we have taken up High Intensity Interval Training in Year 5. The children loved the challenge and will no doubt have a few sore muscles in the morning. Prior to the training we timed how long it took us to do the daily mile. We […]
- Sensible with Money Sense
Thank you to NatWest for our goodie bags. We appreciate all you taught us to stay safe with money.
- Year 6 – Tour de France
The pupils are excited to start their new topic, which is Tour de France. Our main focus for this term is health and well-being; looking at nutritional bars, effects of exercise on our bodies and making the right choices to live a healthy lifestyle. The children have written their question on to their learning leaves, […]
- Eggcellent Easter
We finished off the term with lots of Easter fun this afternoon, from games to an egg hunt. Have a lovely Easter all.
- Hunting for Eggs in Year 2!
The Year 2s had a great morning hunting for Easter eggs! We started by discussing Easter traditions and the what the egg symbol represents in Christianity. The children then went hunting for eggs, and they had to use their maths skills, as different colour eggs were worth different points. The children worked brilliantly in teams, […]
- Digital Dragons hard at work!
Our Digital Dragons recently compiled a questionnaire for all pupils in Years 2 to 6. We were shocked at the results! 20% of pupils watch YouTube for 3 hours or more per night 30% of pupils had spoken to someone online that they didn’t know 50% of pupils play games or have apps that have […]
- Live Skype Session with Dr. Jane Goodall
This afternoon, Year 6 joined in live to Dr Jane Goodall who set up the scheme of ‘Roots and Shoot’. Dr Jane visited Africa in her younger days and discovered her love for chimpanzees. She decided from that day that she would do all that she could to help the planet. Her message to us […]
- Fairytale Challenge!
The children in Reception have been completing challenges left by some very famous characters. Goldilocks, Red Riding hood, The 3 pigs and Jack and the Beanstalk have all been thinking up tasks for the children to complete. Reception took it very seriously, they popped their wellies on and it was head down and work! All […]
- Fun with Weststreet.
Foundation Phase have had a fun filled morning developing their gymnastic skills with the coaches from Weststreet Gymnastics Centre.
- Eyes Down For a Full House!
A great night was had by all at the PTA Easter Bingo at the Village Hall. Thank you to our PTA for organising the event. Thank you also to all who donated prizes and made cakes.
- Microbit Madness!
We had a fun filled afternoon in Year 5. We begun by learning how to write our names in lights on the microbits and then progressed to creating a Fitbit programme that counted our steps! We then went in the hall and competed by bouncing around to see who was the fittest group! You can […]
- Wacky weather
We have been observing the weather this week. We have measured rainfall (using the gauges we made in class!) and temperature as well as investigating wind strength using windmills. Think we chose the right week to investigate given the range of weather we’ve had…
- Year 3 Investigate Shadows
The children have been busy the past two weeks investigating shadows. The question we were investigating was ‘What happens to the size of a shadow as you move the light source away from an object?’ We had a mixture of interesting predictions with some children thinking the shadow would get bigger and some predicting that […]
- Money Sense with NatWest
Year 5 and 6 have spent their day developing their detective skills, solving crimes of fraud. At the age of 11, pupils are entitled to their own bank accounts! Thank you to NatWest experts for guiding us in the right direction to keep our identities safe.
- Solar Systems Specialists
Our Numeracy challenge today was to draw our solar system on the yard, drawn to scale: cm = a million miles. The children faced the challenge and worked well as a team.
- Year 3 Beautiful Candle Creations
On Tuesday, the year 3’s were lucky enough to take part in a candle making workshop as part of our topic, light and sound. One of our lovely mums, Mrs. Isaac, offered to come in and help the children create their very own scented candles. Mrs. Isaac talked the children through the making process and […]
- Investigating Eggs
Phew, what a busy day we’ve had in Year 2! The children were set a challenge…find out how eggs help to protect a chick when it is growing inside. The children worked their way around a number of tasks, showing lots of enthusiasm and excellent skills with recording their observations in different ways. They looked […]
- Magic Squares
This week, as part of our work learning about how the streets have changed over time, the Year 2s read about the plague. They discovered that people were so frightened of becoming sick that they tried magic. They believed that if they put a magic square on their door it would keep away the plague. […]
- Tall Towers.
The nursery have been learning about tall and short, big and small, so they decided to see if they could build some tall towers. Just look how tall they are! Good work boys and girls!
- How to make a rain gauge
We have been making our own rain gauges in Year 1, ready to measure rainfall as part of our weather topic.
- Busy Bee Workshop
To celebrate World Down Syndrome day and World Poetry day, pupils in Year 6 have been writing poems titled, ‘Only One Me, ‘Friendship’, ‘Respect’ and for their dear friend Frazer Appleyard! Ahead of tomorrow’s big clean pupils have also been studying their Eco footprint; developing Geography skills by mapping out where Year 6 have been […]
- Concentration was on point!
In maths this week, year 6 are calculating: Range Mode Median And mean. Pupils will complete activities such as: throwing a tennis 🎾 ball 6 times in a minute then calculated the range, mode, mean and median. Linking to our science experiment, pupils will make and throw 3 paper planes 5 times, calculating the above […]
- Children’s Rights around the world
We have been learning about Africa this week and we looked at the lives of some children who live in Africa, which linked nicely to Red Nose Day this week too. We thought about our rights and considered whether or not children’s rights were being met in both Wales and in some of the African […]
- Real Life Money 💰💶💵
Our maths focus in Year 5 this week has been money in real life situations. On Monday we looked at budgeting, overdrafts and paying with cash or credit cards. On Tuesday we concentrated on different types of bank accounts such as savings and current accounts. On Wednesday we looked at bank statements and how to […]
Examples of Cross-Curricular Numeracy