- Tennis Taster in Year 1
For our P.E. today, Year 1 had a tennis taster. We enjoyed learning new skills…
- Clothes recycling with ‘Rags 2 Riches’.
Many thanks for the support from everyone who brought in their unwanted, clothes and items to recycle. The Eco Committee counted up the bags which totalled 78! They had a quick presentation from the collection driver, and then the bags were loaded. The children waited patiently to find out how much you have helped to […]
- Tennis Stars!
Reception were very lucky to have a visit from an instructor from Swansea Tennis Centre. They had the chance to try out some activities and practice some old and new skills. Hopefully this could be the start of inspiring some tennis stars of the future! We had great fun! Thank you so much.
- Sêr yr Wythnos!
Congratulations to all of our stars this week – as you can see we have so many talented and hard working children here in Pontlliw! Ardderchog!
- Online Wellbeing
Please see below some information and website link from “Childnet” regarding children’s health and well-being whilst online. There are some handy tips and advice found on their website… Young people are growing up in a world where technology has always been present for them and this can have both a positive and negative impact […]
- Athletics fun in Year 5!
We learnt the complex techniques of sprinting and shot-put this afternoon. Once we had completed this the children had their team work and communication skills with various races. As you can see from the pictures and video link below, it was a lot of fun. Video – Year 5 race
- 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, […]
- Growing Up
Thank you to our school nurse who visited Year 6 today to discuss the changes to our body as we grow.
- Bont Buddies
Thank you to Pontardullais Primary Year 10’s for visiting us to discuss the routines and to answer the questions our pupils had about their big move to their Secondary education.
- Reception at the Wetlands Llanelli.
What a wet and windy day! But spirits were not dampened, the reception were ready to learn all about the differences between themselves and birds. As part of our ‘Amazing Animals’ topic, the children wanted to find out about birds, what they eat, where they live, how they eat and how they swim. The children […]
- 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.
- Oral Health Assembly
Today, we have been learning about the importance of oral health. Helen, our school nurse, kindly came in to school to present a very informative assembly about brushing our teeth and what we need to do to keep them nice and healthy. Thank you Helen!
- Dyma fy ffrind!
This week the Reception children have been thinking about the wonderful things their friends do. The children discussed all of their favourite things about each other, and then they thought about the special things they do themselves. The children created some beautiful pictures, ready for display in class. Take a look……
- 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.
- Healthy Heroes Workshop
Earlier this week, the Healthy Heroes took part in a variety of workshops aimed at highlighting local and global issues. They took part in a variety of team games which encouraged leadership and problem solving skills. They finished by creating an action plan designed to enable us to make a positive impact in our community. […]
- Healthy Heroes fitness fun
The Healthy Heroes pupil voice group had the opportunity to take part in a range of different sporting activities, such as curling and pool…
- Oil spillage in Year 1…
We have been learning about water pollution and how we can help the planet. We read two books ‘I can save the Ocean’ and Oil Spill’. We were shocked at how difficult it is to clean up oil, so we put it to the test by having our own ‘oil spillage’ in class. We investigated […]
- 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.
- Stop, Look and Listen!
Today’s Kerbcraft was lots of fun. The children were learning how to cross the road safely between two parked cars. They finished their session with the song ‘Stop, Look and Listen’. Super work, Year 2!
- Healthy Kebabs
As we are looking at promoting a healthy diet, linked to the diet of a Tour de France rider, we also linked instructional writing to our lesson today. Pupils thoroughly enjoyed choosing their fruit and writing their instructions.
- 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 […]
- Year 3 Mental Health Awareness Week
This week in Year 3, we have been finding out about ways in which we can keep our minds and thoughts healthy. Over the week, we have taken part in 15 minutes ‘Mindfulness Moments’ where the children have had the opportunity to practice a mindfulness technique in order to help increase their ability to focus […]
- Marvellous Mindfulness in Year 2!
As part of mental health awareness week, the year 2s have enjoyed participating in different mindfulness activities.
- Mental Health Week in Year 1
As part of Mental Health Week, Year 1 have been taking part in exercises designed to help us think about own emotions…
- 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.
- Tennis Talents 🎾
Year 5 have been working hard on their tennis skills this half term. We started with forehand and backhand techniques before moving on to volleying this week. Some potential future Wimbledon stars in the making hopefully! 🎾
- Year 3/4 Dragon Sports Afternoon
This afternoon, years 3 and 4 were treated to a fantastic afternoon of sports by Dragon Sports run by students from Gorseinon College. They had the opportunity to take part in a number of activities, including hockey, rounders, rugby, football and other team games. They had a great afternoon in the sun.
- 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 […]
- Mindfulness Mayhem
They say that the best medicine is laughter…this saying certainly was appropriate for this mornings activities. As part of our Mental Health awareness week we played a game called, Passing the Balloon. The aim of the game was to pass the balloon, chin to chin, or knees to knees. I’ll let the pictures [tell the […]
- Mental Health Awareness in Year 4
Year 4 discussed what they understood mental health awareness to be, and looked at some differences between mental and physical health. They also took part in some class mindfulness activities, including mindful breathing with Dojo from Class Dojo.
- Mental Health Month
May marks the start of mental Health Month. Year 6 discussed the matter with maturity. We stuck suggestions on how to grow a healthy mind around our class brain. Take a look on how we can help you.
- Balance bikes
After our training sessions last term, Year 1 put their balance bike skills to the test…
- Writing Practise.
What better way to practise our letters than writing with chalk! Reception had fun copying letters, practising their name and making a picture to go with it. Well done Reception beautiful work!
- Kerbcraft in Year 2
The Year 2s enjoyed their first outdoor Kerbcraft session today. They learned about safety rules when walking near roads, and how to use pedestrian crossings safely. Thank you to Poppy’s mum for helping us today. They can’t wait for next week’s session!
- Bubbles Has Arrived
Year 6 were extremely excited to meet their new class pet, ‘Bubbles’. They decided that from their entrepenure money they would spend it on a hamster. We are looking forward to setting up a 24 hour surveillance camera to see what Bubbles gets up to at night.
- Primary Partners Choreography has begun!
On Tuesday, the Primary Partners group had their first session with Alex the choreographer who is helping out with preparations for the concert in June. The choir got right to it and picked up their moves really quickly!
- Llongyfarchiadau Sêr Y Wythnos 🌟
Congratulations to our stars of the week!
- 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 […]
- Kerbcraft Session 1
Today the Year 2 children were visited by Charlie from the Kerbcraft road safety scheme. He talked to us about what we will be doing in our Kerbcraft sessions this term. We discussed the importance of road safety, who uses pavements and named various vehicles that use the roads. We learned about the use of […]
- 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, […]
- 🤸♀️ Gymnastic 💎 Gems
The children, Reception to Year 4, thoroughly enjoyed their first gymnastic after school session.
- Fit Kids!
Reception have been getting fit this afternoon, using a range of skills to get their muscles working and their heart pumping. The children took it in turns to develop their balance skills using our new set of balance bikes, while the other group developed throwing, catching and bouncing skills using our new balls. Take a […]
- 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.
- Interesting India
We have been learning about different countries and one of the children asked to learn about India. One of our pupils kindly brought in lots of her own special items from India and helped us to learn more about this fascinating place. A huge thank you to this pupil, it was lovely to see the […]
- Pasg Hapus
Year 6 celebrated their last day of the Spring term by having an Easter egg hunt, making Space themed food and eating the food in the sun this afternoon. I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you a happy and safe Easter.
- Year 5 Basketball! 🏀
Year 5 enjoyed a fun filled day yesterday, playing basketball with schools from across Swansea in the LC2. They won lots of their games and came back red faced and with big smiles. Some budding NBA stars in the making potentially!
- Congratulation to our stars!
Congratulations to our stars this week!
- Urdd Rugby 🏉 ☀️
Well done to both boys and girls teams who entered the Urdd 7s rugby tournament today in Cwmtawe. They enjoyed playing in the beautiful sunshine. Both teams represented the school with pride and battled hard against some tough opponents. Bendegedig pawb!
Examples of Health and Well-Being at Pontlliw