The Year 2s enjoyed their first outdoor Kerbcraft session this week. They went down to the Zebra crossing and learned how to use it correctly and safely. The boys and girls were very sensible and worked brilliantly.
- Outdoor balance challenge!
Inspired by our previous reading of ‘Going on a bear hunt’ pupils undertook a balance challenge whereby they had to guide their way around a balancing course/ forest trail. Pupils demonstrated wonderful balancing skills and all tried their best! Da iawn dosbarth derbyn!
- Exploring The Outdoor Area.
The afternoon nursery children had fun exploring our nature area for the first time. They enjoyed investigating the different areas and walking across the bridge. Before they made their way back to class, they sat in the outdoor classroom and had a sing along. Well done!
- How Fit is an Astronaut?
Today, Year 6 have been developing their skills across the curriculum. We have focused on: Literacy – research about the required fitness to be become an astronaut. Health and Well-being – a poster promoting living a healthy lifestyle. Sport Science – thinking of different exercises to do in a minute and discussing muscle groups activated. […]
- Understanding our Emotions 😃😢😡
Year 5 looked at emotions this morning, as part of our European Erasmus project where we link with 5 other schools across the E.U. to complete Health and Wellbeing projects. We read the book ”In my Heart” which looked at different emotions and how they made us feel. We then colour coded a number of […]
- Year 2 A Bucket of Kindness
In Year 2 today we having been talking about showing kindness to others and ourselves. During our Circle time session, the children each had a slip of paper with a child’s name on. They then had to write about a time when they had seen that person displaying kindness. They were then put into our […]
- Year 5/6 Footballers
Congratulations to our Year 5/6 boys football team. It was pretty bleak at Play Football today but our boys were amazing. They played like a strong team: communicating, supporting, celebrating and showing resilience when things didn’t quite go as planned. So proud of you boys, excellent sportsmanship 💪⚽️
- Sêr y Wythnos and Attendance
Congratulations to this week’s stars! Attendance for the school was an impressive 97.8%! Well done everyone
- Hapus or Trist?
The nursery children have been learning about different emotions this week and today we discussed what made them happy. They said it was playing with their brothers and sisters, going to the park, and playing with their toys. I am very pleased to say that some said that it was coming to school that made […]
- Skills Across the Curriculum
This week Year 6 have been developing their Numeracy skills as well as their Health and Wellbeing and Welsh skills. Pupils asked questions in Welsh to collect data related to being healthy.
- Kerbcraft Session 1
On Monday, Charlie came in for our first Kerbcraft session. The Year 2s discussed the Kerbcraft rules and what they will be doing in the sessions each week. The boys and girls are very excited and are looking forward to learning important road safety skills this term. They cannot wait for our first outdoor Kerbcraft […]
- Sorting Materials
This week the Year 2s discussed the different materials that objects are made from. We talked about the importance of recycling and watched a really interesting video showing us what happens to the waste that we send for recycling after it leaves our houses. The children were fascinated. We then looked at some household waste […]
- Afternoon Nursery’s First P.E Session
The nursery children thoroughly enjoyed their first P.E session today. They practised balancing and jumping, and even did a bit of dancing!
- Balancing and Jumping!
Just look how good the nursery children are at balancing and jumping!
- Year 1 Countries and Cultures
The children are excited about our new topic “Countries and Cultures” and have provided lots of interesting ideas that will be included in the planning. It’s lovely to see their enthusiasm – especially when their ideas have been used in lessons. Our first destination is China! Keep up the good work boys and girls!
- Pupils Involved in Planning
Pupils have been developing their independence and are taking more and more responsibility for their own learning. At the start of each topic, pupils write a question on a leaf about something they want to find out about related to our topic this term, Space and Flight. The children came up with awesome ideas about […]
- Sêr y Wythnos! ⭐️
Congratulations to our stars of the week!
- Goals and Resolutions
The Year 2s enjoyed using their reading skills to find out about New Year traditions from around the UK. The children then wrote about their own goals for 2020.
- Discussing the New Year
The Year 2s enjoyed discussing New Year’s eve and resolutions, as part of our topic ‘Take a Trip in a Time Machine’. We discussed various New Year’s Eve traditions and celebrations from around the UK and the rest of the world. We also sand Auld Lang Syne, and then talked about the changes we would […]
- African Dancing 🕺🏻💃🏼
Year 5 had a great introduction to their new topic this afternoon. The children started by looking at the 6 areas of learning and outlining what they wanted to learn in each area this term. They then learnt some African dance moves and put them into practice when listening to “Waka Waka”. They are now […]
- Year 6’s Final Christmas Party
Year 6 enjoyed their last Christmas party. We exchanged Secret Santa gifts and played party games
- All about the heart! ❤️
Year 5 studied the heart today and undertook a number of activities in the process. This morning we studied the various parts that make up the heart and the circulatory system. After break we dissected lambs hearts and saw the various parts up close. This afternoon we consolidated our learning by making quizzes on Microsoft forms […]
- Learning all about ‘Sprout Boys’ emotions!
As part of our work on ‘Sprout Boy’, pupils in Reception studied various scenes from the video and plotted what emotions Sprout Boy was feeling throughout the story. All pupils worked very hard and produced lovely pieces of work- da iawn Reception!
- Learning all about ‘Sprout Boy’!
Reception pupils have had lots of fun this morning being introduced to the Christmas advert ‘Sprout Boy’. To start, pupils were shown clips of the video and made predictions about how they thought the story would end. Pupils then really enjoyed working in groups to draw and describe the character Sprout Boy. They wrote down […]
- Football Tournament ⚽️
The football team once again represented the school extremely well today. They won 3, drew 2 and lost 1 in a tough competition at play football, Llangyfelach.
- Year 2 Feelings
Over the last few weeks, Year 2 have been learning about different feelings. Today we listened to a lovely story about a little girl who was feeling a little angry. She described it as a balloon being blown up! We discussed strategies the children could use if they ever felt like that and they came […]
- Year 1Trip to the Fire Station
This week year 1 have been on a trip to Parc Tawe Fire Station. We learned lots about firefighters and their jobs. The children had lots of fun.
- Creating Pictograms
This week Reception pupils have used their computing skills to create Pictograms online. This linked to our ‘Magical Me’ topic where pupils voted on which healthy fruit was their favourite and created a pictogram to show the results. Da iawn Reception!
- Fireman Visit 👨🏼🚒
This week year 1 have been learning about firemen and women. We had a visit from Mr Godwin to tell us about the uniform, smoke alarms and the dangers of hot items in the home.
- Urdd Football Tournament
Well done to our fantastic Urdd football team who played outstandingly well in terrible conditions today at Ashleigh Road. They lost 1, drew 2 and won 2, conceding only 1 goal in 5 games. We missed out on the semi finals by 1 goal! The boys not only played well but represented the school with […]
- Leaf Art
Lots of lovely colourful leaves had fallen from the trees in the nursery yard, so we decided to make some ‘leaf art’. Just have a look at our lovely leafy pictures.
- Netball Tournament
Congratulations to our Year 6 Netball team on a storming fesitval today at Gowerton Comprehensive. Excellent determination, team work and resilience. Gwaith gwych merched.
- 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 […]
- Children in Need in Year 2
Year 2 have had a busy day celebrating Children in Need. We started the day by listening to a lovely story called Pudsey’s Great Fundraiser. Thank you to Freddy for bringing the book in! Throughout the day we decorated cupcakes, had toast, did some mindfulness colouring, watched some events live from the Children in Need […]
- Children in need!
Reception really enjoyed dressing up and raising money for children in need today!
- Children In Need
Year 1 enjoyed raising money for Children In Need today. Thank you for your support.
- Beating Bullies
This week was anti-bullying week. Year 2 enjoyed discussing what bullying is, and read a story which helped them identify lots of ways to stop bullying. The children also enjoyed watching the Pixar short film ‘For the Birds’, which helped the children to see that it’s ok to be different and how to stand up […]
- Children in Need 2019
This year for Children in Need, the children in Pontlliw have been working hard to raise money for charity. Led by the Enterprise Troopers, the children bought toast, decorated cakes, entered the duck race and dressed in Pudsey style clothes. Overall, the school raised a brilliant £393.51! Da iawn Pontlliw Primary School!
- Anti-Bullying in Year 5
We celebrated anti-bullying week by researching what bullying means in Year 5. We found out, it is repeated acts of unkindness to a person over a period of time. We also learnt that there were multiple types of bullying including physical, verbal, cyber and emotional. They then answered questions to test their knowledge on the […]
- A fantastic visit to the art gallery!
We have just got back from a superb visit to the art gallery! Pupils had lots of fun. When we arrived we had a tour of the art gallery and pupils had a check list of different paintings to find. Pupils then had the opportunity to create a self portrait out of several materials such […]
- Freezing Football Friend
On a cold Winter’s day at Play Football, Year 5 girls were doing the school proud and not allowing the cold to dampen their spirits. Da iawn girls, rougher and tougher than the rest 💪😊
- #AntiBullyingWeek How Serious is Bullying?
Year 4 have spent some time this morning discussing various scenarios, and trying to decide if any type of bullying is more serious than another. It was a hard task as, ultimately, any type of bullying is serious and can have serious consequences and impacts on everyone. They were incredibly mature in their discussions, and […]
- Aldi Kit for Schools.
Unfortunately we have 70 spaces left to fill on our poster. We have filled a staggering 830 stickers! Wow, thats an outstanding amound spent in Aldi. The closing date to send the poster, is the 18th of November, to be in with a chance of winning the sports kit and the £20,000 draw. A massivve […]
- Teaching Nursery about teeth brushing!
This morning Reception pupils had a lot of fun teaching nursery pupils all about how to brush their teeth! Reception pupils taught the nursery two songs about teeth brushing as well as showing them the equipment that they use. They also gave step by step instructions and used picture cards. Da iawn Reception!
- WW2 Hot Seating Mr Hughes
As we celebrate Remembrance Day today we think back to all of the people who were effected by the wars. We were fortunate today to be in the company of Mr Hughes who was born during WW2. His stories of the war were informative and interesting. Pupils were enthused and hung off his every world. […]
- Year 5 Bronze Ambassadors
Today 2 Year 5 Bronze Ambassadors have recieved training to help further develop sport and a healthy lifestyle at Pontlliw.
- Fabulous Fireworks!
The reception children enjoyed pretending to be fireworks during their P.E lesson. They twirled, jumped and spun to music. Then they took it in turns to put on their very own firework display. Amazing! Well done.
- Fairies in the classroom!
This week Reception had a shock to find that our class had been taken over by fairies!! They have been incredibly busy helping the ‘nurse’ write instructions for teeth brushing- they even had to help her find all of the items that the fairies had hidden around the yard! Pupils also got the chance to […]
Examples of Health and Well-Being at Pontlliw