- 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!
- 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 […]
- KS2 Develop Their Skills With Weststreet.
The whole school throughly enjoyed their taster gymnastic session. Keep a look out for our after school club starting after half term.
- 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.
- 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 […]
- Year 1 and The Big Pedal
Year 1 enjoyed taking part in the Big Pedal this week.
- Autism Awareness Week
The whole school took part in Autism Awareness Day by wearing different colours to represent how we are all different and unique. Each class took part in various activities to raise awareness and deepen our understanding of autism and we also had the opportunity to celebrate our similarities and differences in a whole school assembly.
- Year 3 are Proud to be Autism Aware
As it is Autism Awareness Week this week, we have all enjoyed finding out more about Autism in Year 3. It has given us the opportunity to celebrate our similarities and differences and deepen our understanding and empathy for others. The children have also enjoyed making jigsaw puzzle biscuits this week. Each one completely unique […]
- Awesome Autism day
The title of our lesson today was, This is Me, to celebrate that we are all unique. We artistically drew on jigsaw 🧩 pieces to combine to make a classroom masterpiece.
- Year 3 and the Big Pedal!
On Monday, the Year 3’s joined in with the Big Pedal. They spent part of the afternoon keeping fit by clocking up the mileage on our spin bikes! Well done boys and girls, what a fun way to keep us all fit and healthy.
- The Big Pedal!
We took part in the Big Pedal on Monday. The Year 2 children enjoyed showing off their cycling skills to help us keep the pedals moving throughout the day.
- 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.
- The Big Pedal
The morning began with a young lady arriving to school on a horse…. then there were some scooters and bikes… finally the ‘walking bus’ came into sight! Thank you to all those who helped to support the initiative, if you did you have helped the school get 1 step closer to our ‘Green Flag’ status. […]
- Fantastic Footwork in Year 5!
The children of Year 5 joined the Big Pedal initiative and worked hard on the Spin Bikes this morning! They also used their feet for another purpose! I tricked them into believing that the Welsh Government had released a new initiative, encouraging writing with feet! After watching a short video clip, they bought it and […]
- Peddling Miles, Big Smiles. 🚲
Year 6 kick started their week with a Big Peddle. They kept the bikes spinning all lesson before passing the baton on to the rest of the school.
- Bikes at the ready…
This week marks the start of The Big Pedal. Why not call in to school today join us for our cyclethon.
- Manor Park
What a lovely, action-packed day we have had at Manor Park. We saw lots of animals from countries we have studied this term and we had lots of fun in the different areas around the park. What a super day!
- Success in the Sun ☀️ 🏉
Well done to our rugby team who beat Clwyd tonight in Pontlliw Park! Clwyd were a competitive team and the boys did well to win. Da iawn pawb!
- Safety Soldiers Discuss Stranger Danger
This morning our Safety Soldiers pupil voice group discussed ways that we can teach everybody about Stranger Danger. This is the next focus for the group, following on from their work improving road safety.
- P.C. Parry Teaches Year 2 to Play Safe
This morning, Year 2 were visited by P.C. Parry. We talked about safe places to play. The boys and girls showed an excellent understanding of how to stay safe in their local environment.
- Year 5’s Big Clean!
We joined the rest of the pupils in helping to clean and improve all areas of the school this morning! We were mainly responsible for the pond area and the children put in a lot of hard work and totally transformed it! They picked litter, moved old branches and weeded the path. I am so […]
- Year 1 rock odd socks day!
Year 1 rocked their socks to recognise World Down Syndrome Day.
- The chicks visit Year 1
We had some very special visitors this week…
- Year 1 and The Big Clean
We loved our outdoor morning and worked really hard to clear up our outdoor area- great teamwork!
- P.C. Parry visit
We had a visit from P.C. Parry this week and we learnt about possible dangers outside and how to stay safe.
- Year 3 & the Big Clean!
What an awesome day we have had today joining in with the Big Clean! Year 3 came to school well equipped with trowels, spades and gloves ready for a morning of mucking in and clearing out! The children worked wonders on the vegetable patches by getting rid of all the weeds and rubbish – they […]
- Big Cleaning Enterprise Troopers
The Enterprise Troopers used some funds they raised to buy plants for the front of the school by the entrance. They spent the morning cleaning and planting and I think you’ll agree they’ve done a fantastic job! Da iawn!
- Pontlliw’s BIG Clean!
What a fantastic morning! All of the children from Nursery up to Year 6 were involved in cleaning up our school grounds. From litter picking to planting and washing to sweeping the school has been given a ‘Spring Clean’. We are very proud of our children who got their hands, and clothes dirty…. there was […]
- Year 3’s Feathery Friends
We were lucky enough to have a visit from the chicks this afternoon, what a treat! The children were very gentle and all enjoyed having a little cuddle.
- Chicks in Year 5! 🐥
A big thank you to Mrs Cusack for letting her chicks loose today! We loved having them in Year 5, even after they had left a bit of a mess on the tables and a lucky persons hand! 💩 🍀
- Reception are ROCKING odd socks!
Supporting Down’s syndrome day in Reception with our odd socks! Well done everyone for supporting we are very proud!
- 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 […]
- Rocking Odd Socks
Today we celebrate World Down Syndrome Day. We are proud to rock our socks at Pontlliw Primary today!
- Fun and Games with our Feathery Friends
Today the Year 2 children enjoyed handling the chicks. They were very careful and took good care of them. The children were amazed by how much they are growing and changing every day. The boys and girls have also enjoyed taking turns to feed them and change their water every day.
- Safety Soldiers At Your Service
Thank you to our Safety Soldier for educating us this afternoon on appropriate and anti social behaviour. They independently planned and taught a lesson, providing worksheets and an iMovie they’d created.
- Let’s Be Safe
Thank you to PC Parry for delivering an educational lesson on being safe on the internet
- African Community Centre Visit Year 1 and Year 5
We were extremely fortunate to welcome members of the African Community Centre to school this morning! We learnt all about traditional Senegalese dance and had a go ourselves. Then we listened to a calming song that mothers use in Senegal to calm their babies. The children picked up the words quickly and sung along. Finally […]
- 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 […]
- Searching For Signs Of Spring.
Spring marks the beginning of warmer weather and longer daylight hours. the budding of flowers, and leaves growing on the trees. As it is the first day of spring this week, the nursery children put on their wellies and wet weather gear and went outside to see if they could see any signs of spring. […]
- Is Goldilocks Good?
Have you ever thought if Goldilocks is a good girl? Reception have been discussing the possibility that she has been a little bit naughty! We have talked about discussing reasons for Goldilocks being so naughty, and what she should have done. Reception had some lovely ideas, and realised that she shouldn’t have visited the bears […]
- 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 […]
- Red Nose Day 2019
The whole school enjoyed taking part in Comic Relief 2019! The children and staff wore something red, or to do with Red Nose Day and raised over £130 – amazing! Classes also did some red nose related activities, so check out some photos from the day:
- Sêr yr wythnos
Llongyfarchiadau to our stars of the week!
Examples of Health and Well-Being at Pontlliw