AoLE Health and Well-Being
Examples of Health and Well-Being at Pontlliw
  • We’re going through changes

    We discussed the emotional changes the Year fives may experience as they develop into teenagers yesterday. We saw a clip from Harry Enfield and friends when Kevin turned from a sweet, lovely 12 year old to a grumpy, tired teenager at the stroke of midnight! We discussed strategies about how we can avoid reacting negatively […]

  • Happy, sunny days…

    Year 1 had a treat today for winning the attendance award. We went to the shop, bought ice creams and had a great time in the park. What a fun-filled afternoon!

  • Beach Trip – Youtube video

    You can now see highlights of our beach trip on our YouTube channel at  

  • Beach Trip 2019!

    We had a perfect day at the beach today with all classes from Reception to Year 6. We had lots of fun in the sunshine, digging holes, making sandcastles and playing sport. The children were a credit to the school once again and represented us well. Thanks to all the staff for capturing images of […]

  • Healthy Snack Time

    Our special sound of the week this week was ‘v’ so the nursery children made some healthy vegetable wraps. Delicious and healthy!

  • Kerbcraft Presentation

    This Thursday the Year 2s were presented with certificates for their completion of the Kerbcraft road safety training sessions that they have been undertaking this term. Rocky the Road Safety Rooster came along to present the awards with Charlie. They boys and girls were delighted with their achievements. A big thank you to Jane, our […]

  • Year 2 Fire Safety Visit

    This week the Year 2s were visited by the Fire Service. They listened attentively as they were told all about the importance of smoke alarms, and they were told what to do in the event of a fire. Super listening boys and girls!

  • Ser Yr Wythnos

    Llongyfarchiadau to our stars this week.

  • Carmarthen Trip

    Year 5 enjoyed reaping the rewards of their Christmas CD sales today. We made enough money to fund a bus to Carmarthen. We spent the time making delicious margherita pizzas in Pizza Express and then linking up with Mr. Stonham’s old school. We enjoyed meeting new children and after some lunch, we played football, danced […]

  • Fire Service visit in Year 5

    Year 5 were visited by the fire service this afternoon. They learnt how to keep themselves safe at home and were taught about some of the potential fire hazards that could be present – such as charging mobile phones over night, or playing games consoles for too long. They also found out it is important […]

  • Sports Day 2019 – Juniors 🏃🏼‍♂️ ☀️

    What a fabulous time we had at Sports Day today! Thank you to all who were able to make it to the park and support the children. They all performed really well and did themselves, the school and you proud! In hot conditions they ran extremely well and enjoyed the day. Thank you to the […]

  • Sports Day 2019 – Infants 🏃‍♂️☀️

    What a fabulous time we had at Sports Day today! Thank you to all who were able to make it to the park and support the children. They all performed really well and did themselves, the school and you proud! In hot conditions they ran extremely well and enjoyed the day. Thank you to the […]

  • Fun at Forest Schools

    We had a fantastic time at the Forest School site this week. We used the mud kitchen, practised our digging skills and made clay sculptures. We used up our energy levels in the willow maze and then relaxed in the hammock. We finished off with some popcorn which was heated using the outdoor fire. What a […]

  • Sêr yr wythnos ⭐️

    Congratulations to our stars of the week!

  • Ned’s Mindset Mission Show

    Last week, the whole school were treated to an interactive show called  ‘Ned’s Mindset Mission’. The purpose of the show was to help the children learn the power of ‘yet’, how to spark courage in others and how to keep learning and growing, even when we think we already know something. Through the use of […]

  • Water safety

    We have been learning about water safety in Year 1.

  • Nursery’s Nature Art

    The nursery children went on a nature hunt today to look for items for a nature art activity. They explored the nature reserve and found different size twigs, leaves and pieces of bark. Just look at the amazing pictures they made. Gwaith da nursery!

  • Rugby Event!

    A big Thank You to Mr Humphreys for organising a fantastic afternoon of rugby for our Year 6. We were joined by Pontybrenin and we carried out various skill and physical activities. The afternoon was finished off with a game between the school’s rugby teams. Despite having less experience than the Pontybrenin team, we managed […]

  • Finger on the Pulse

    As we have been focusing on being healthy, Year 6 collected date related to resting and exercising pulse rates. Pupils will collect the date of everyone in the class and analyse the results tomorrow.

  • Digital Dragons Present to the School!

    Our Digital Dragons presented 5 different apps/online areas that could cause problems to children outside of school. Whilst the children shouldn’t be accessing most of the things we talked about while they are in Primary School due to age restrictions, we understand that some do. Therefore we created Presentations to help children know the do’s […]

  • ‘F’ is for Fish!

    Our special sound of the week this week was ‘f’, so the children decided to make some tasty fish finger sandwiches. They were delicious!

  • Year 3 Rainforest Fruit Tasting

    This week, we have tickled our taste buds by tasting a variety of rainforest fruits. The children had the opportunity to try mango, passion fruit, dates, pineapple, papaya, avocado, coconut, grapefruit, lemon and lime! I was really impressed with the amount of fruit the children were willing to eat. Well done boys and girls, it […]

  • Year 3 Gymnasts!

    The children have been busy during our gymnastics session this week. They have practised their balancing, travelling, jumping and being able to work as a team! In small groups they choreographed a short sequence which they performed to their friends. The performances were peer assessed and they were given targets how to make them even […]

  • Year 3 Sticks and Stones!

    Thank you to P.C Parry who came in this week to do a ‘Sticks and Stones’ session with the Year 3 children. They discussed ways in which they can show care and consideration to others and how to be sensitive towards their feelings. The children listened very well and had lots of good ideas during […]

  • Triumphant Triathletes

    Today triathletes from Pontlliw absolutely smashed the race course today.

  • Nursery Fun!

    Just look at how much fun we had in nursery today!

  • 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.