- Sports Relief and School Fundraising
A massive thank you to each and everyone of you that raised money last week for our sponsored run around the village. All money has been counted and you have raised an unbelievable £1500 to be split between Sports Relief and resources for our school! An awesome effort. Thank you. Congratulations to one of our […]
- Fun Phonics!
Reception pupils have had lots of fun this week continuing to learn their phonic sounds through playing a variety of games. Pupils favourite game was rolling the the dice and jumping the amount that it landed on through the hoops- they then had to identify what sound they landed on and name an object beginning […]
- Fantastic Footballers
Congratulations to our girls football team who played outstandingly today. From watching them in their first game in Year 4, to how far they’ve come today…girls, contunie to make us proud. Peldroed Ardderchog.
- Swansea Sports Awards 🏉
Congratulations to last year’s rugby team who made the final of the Swansea School Team of the Year for 2019. We were treated to a wonderful night hosted by local celebrity Kev Johns. Well don’t boys on your hard work and dedication.
- Top Secret Mission!
We have been working on a top secret mission in Year 2 this week. The boys and girls enjoyed using 2Simple 2Paint a Picture software to create beautiful artwork in preparation for a very special day that is coming soon. I wonder if you can work out what they have been doing!
- Chicks in Year 2
The chicks have been looked after very well by the Year 2 children. They have enjoyed feeding them and making sure they have plenty of water to drink. This week the chicks were big enough for the children to hold. As you can see, the boys and girls were very excited to finally hold our […]
- Are you mean?
In maths today we learnt a new meaning to mean; we also learnt about mode, median and range. Whilst developing our Health and Well-being skills, pupils threw tennis balls 🎾 (How many throws in a half a minute?) and repeated 5 times. We then calculated the mean, mode, median and range.
- Sports Relief In Nursery
The nursery children have had a very busy day today. They participate in a range of different sports activities to raise money for Sports Relief. Well done boys and girls!
- Baby Chicks in Reception!
Yesterday, Reception pupils were lucky enough to meet the baby chicks that are being looked after by Year 2. Pupils thoroughly enjoyed holding and stroking the baby chicks and learning all about how they are being looked after. Thank you Year 2!!
- Year 3 and Baby Chicks
Year 3 Pupils has the opportunity to see and hold the chicks that are being cared for in Year 2. Here are some pictures:
- Foundation Phase Sport Relief Fun
The Foundation Phase children had a great time this morning working their way around various stations as part of our Sport Relief activities. They enjoyed further developing a range of skills, including kicking, throwing, catching, hitting, jumping, balancing and skipping.
- 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.
- Year 1 Chick Cuddles
The children had a treat today and had the opportunity to hold one of the chicks that have very recently hatched. They were extremely sensible and gentle. Well done boys and girls!
- Year 1 Kindness Jar
This afternoon the children participated in a lesson all to do with kindness. We gave examples of how to use kind words and compared them to soft cotton wool balls. We also discussed examples of words that are unkind and compared them to scratchy sandpaper. The children felt both and compared the soft feeling to […]
- Reception Gymnastics!
Reception pupils thoroughly enjoyed learning all about balancing and travelling during a gymnastics lesson today! Pupils started by completing a balancing circuit whereby they moved around in their groups and completed a different balance pose at each station. They then practised different travelling techniques such as skipping, jumping, crawling and hopping! Pupils then combined these […]
- Pob Lwc Merched
Good luck to our Year 6 girls who are competing in a Welsh Urdd Competition today. Pob Lwc Merched. Smash it
- Sêr y Wythnos 🌟
Congratulations to our stars of the week!
- Year 2 Dawnsio Gwerin!
As part of the children’s learning for Welsh Week, today they learnt a lovely Welsh folk dance called Cylch Y Cymru. They worked with a partner to practice the moves before all working together to create the class dance. Dawnsio gwych!
- Heartstrings Drama!
Following on from our introduction to the welsh short film Heartstrings, Reception pupils took to the stage to re-create scenes from the film! We started by pretending to be sculptures, where two pupils played the characters from the film and the other pupil the Artist. It was the artists job to model their sculptures and […]
- Learning all about the short film Heartstrings!
This week Reception pupils have had a lot of fun studying the short film Heartstrings which was created by a Welsh artist. Pupils first began by watching the short film and spoke about the different emotions apparent within the film. We then looked at the film more closely and discussed why there was no speech […]
- A Monster in the Lake
Following on from our work on the Welsh myth Yr Afanc, this week we watched a fantastic film called A Monster in the Lake. The film is based on the Afanc myth, with a modern day twist. In the film, a young girl named Anwen discovers the reason behind the Afanc’s anger is the amount […]
- Pentre Graig Away 🏉
The rugby team were in action again this afternoon in Pentre Graig Primary School. It was a hard fought game and Pentre Graig eventually run out as winners in what was a physical and competitive game. The children did themselves and the school proud and will look to bounce back with a win in their […]
- Our Emotion Toolkits!
Following on from our initial lesson whereby we chose to focus on the three emotions Happy, Angry and Worried, Reception pupils have spent the week creating the emotional tool kits that they chose to have when feeling such emotions. Reception pupils each chose to have a personalised notepad where inside they wanted to draw pictures […]
- Year 1 The Runaway Pancake
We read a lovely story today called “The Runaway Pancake” who rolled out of the pan and ran away – bumping into lots of different animals on the way. The children were challenged to try and remember all of the animals that the pancake met on his journey. They worked together in groups to sequence […]
- Creating healthy pancakes!
Reception pupils had lots of fun this morning designing and creating pancakes for pancake day! We decided that fruit would be a healthy decoration for our pancakes and used our understanding of emotions to create different faces based on our favourite expressions. Reception pupils could not wait to eat their pancakes and perhaps not unsurprisingly […]
- Year 2 Love is all around
Year 2 have had a lovely day taking part in activities linked to Valentine’s Day. This morning, we learnt about the history of Saint Valentine. We looked at some Valentines symbols before everyone voted on their favourite one in a tally chart. That information was then used to create a pictogram on HWB. The favourite […]
- Year 1 Tour de France
We were lucky enough today to complete our Tour de France challenge before the rain set in! The children were fantastic – they listened to the instructions and showed off their control and balancing skills. Another fun day in Year 1.
- Road Safety 🚗🚦
The juniors were treated to a fantastic production about Road Safety this afternoon. It was a fun and interactive assembly but with a serious and important message. Have a lovely half term and stay safe on the roads
- Emotion Tools
Year 6 have been producing a variety of products to enable pupils to build up a bank of strategies to deal with emotions such as: anger, anxiety and depression. Products included a chatter qube, dice, poster, magnets, PowerPoint and a game coded by emotion. Pupils have enjoyed being part of such a valuable project; it […]
- Sêr y Wythnos and Attendance 🌟
Congratulations to our stars of the week. Attendace for the school was an impressive 97%!
- Emotion Tools
As part if our school’s Erasmus European project, this week the Year 2 children have been focusing on emotions and self-regulation. We read lots of fantastic stories, which helped us to think about the way various emotions affect us. We discussed times when we felt delighted, anxious, frustrated, scared and so on. We then talked […]
- Safer Internet Day 2020
The Year 2s enjoyed completing lots of work for Safer Internet Day. We talked about personal information and learned about information that needs to be kept private when online. We also discussed people who we can and cannot trust with out personal details. The children enjoyed making online identity posters which showed what they like […]
- P.E Fun
What a busy afternoon the nursery children have had today. During P.E they enjoyed running around cones, practising stopping and starting. They were careful not to knock them over. Well done!
- I Can Catch!
The nursery children have had a lot of fun developing their motor skills today. They used chiffon scarves to practise catching. They threw the scarves into the air and used different parts of their body to catch them. They caught them with two hands, one hand, on their arms and even on their heads!
- Reception Safer Internet Day!
Reception pupils had lots of fun learning all about how to be safe when using the internet and their digital devices today. We started by discussing some popular apps and websites that pupils recognised and what they are for. We then looked at the story of Smartie the Penguin who taught us all about how […]
- I Love to Ride my 🚲
This week, Year 6 have been developing their cycling skills on the school yard, in our local estate and some have been cycling onto the main roads.
- Our Potion Shop!
Reception pupils continued to learn all about money this week and have paid particular attention to using coins to pay for items! Pupils took the opportunity to use our Muddy Kitchen to create potions and then practised their mathematical skills by selling and buying those items from their peers- Pupils even went on to providing […]
- Sêr y Wythnos and attendance 🌟
Congratulations to our stars of the week! School attendance was 96.3% for the week
- Off to a winning start 🏉
A huge congratulations to our rugby team who played against Pentre Graig this afternoon in the sunshine. They ran out 13 tries to 9 winners in what was a a fast paced and open game. All the players should feel extremely proud of themselves and we look forward to playing Pentre Graig again on the […]
- Rolling And Catching
In P.E today the nursery children worked on their catching skills. They worked with a partner and rolled a large ball to each other. They then practised gently throwing the ball for their partner to catch. Well done!
- WRU Schools Design a Mascot Challenge!
Reception pupils have had lots of fun this week designing a mascot as part of the WRU schools challenge! First we received a special message off a Welsh Rugby Player asking us to complete the design a mascot challenge. We then undertook research looking at different Mascots around the world and decided as a class […]
- We love Playing Outdoors!
The nursery children had lots of fun playing outside on Welly Wednesday this week.
- Emotion Tools
We have been creating personalised emotion tools this week as part of our school’s European Erasmus project. We identified 3 emotions which we found difficult to deal with. Feeling hurt 💔, feeling unwanted 😥 and feeling angry 😡. After discussing ways in which we could deal with the emotions, the children created personalised tools to […]
- Solar System Scavenger Hunt
We linked Science and Technology and Health and Well-being this afternoon by taking part in a scavenger hunt. Clues were hidden around the school linked to the Science of Space and the children had to run to find the answers to the questions. We added a little competitive element and timed the children, challenging them […]
- WRU 6 Nations 2019
In preparation for the start of the 6 Nations on Saturday, Year 6 have been busy researching and collecting data on the 6 Nations 2019 Pupils needed to create a database on J2Data, create fields, research and input data. They then created graphs and analysed the data developing their Numeracy skills across the curriculum based […]
- Learning about our Emotions!
As part of our Erasmus project, where our school is working with other schools across Europe on Health and Well-being projects, we further developed our understanding of Emotions. Here Reception pupils enjoyed meeting the various characters from inside out and then read a fantastic story titled ‘ The Colour Monster’. In the book we saw […]
- Learning symmetry through creative movement!
Reception pupils used their mathematical skills in our creative movement lesson today! Here their task was to create a dance routine with a partner whilst ensuring that they were symmetrical in their actions. Pupils enjoyed the challenge and then demonstrated their routine to the whole class. Pupils then had the secondary task of performing actions […]
- Fairy Wand Sandwiches
The nursery class have been participating in ‘fairy and troll’ activities this week. Today they made some delicious ‘fairy wand sandwiches’. Don’t they look amazing! They tasted delicious too!
Examples of Health and Well-Being at Pontlliw