AoLE Health and Well-Being
Examples of Health and Well-Being at Pontlliw
  • Day 1 – Afternoon beach combing

    Year 6 enjoyed a first afternoon exploring the beach. They made ochre face paint and got to create designs on each other’s faces (even the teachers didn’t get away from the fun!) After that they visited the salt house, and learnt all about the smugglers who used to wreck ships using false lighthouses. On their […]

  • Oh I do like to be beside the seaside

    Port Eynon at its best.

  • Mae hi’n amser cinio

    We have had lunch and are now getting ready to head to the beach. (I won’t upload every hour normally, but as we are still at the centre and have wifi, I’m making the most of it -lol)

  • Learning about the people who help us!

    As part of our Magical Me topic pupils wanted to learn about the people who helped them! We were lucky enough to be joined by PC Parry who taught us all about the different emergency services. We even got to try on Police uniforms!!

  • Right and Wrong in Year 2 with P.C.Parry

    This morning P.C. Parry visited Year 2 to talk about ‘Right and Wrong’. We discussed making the right choices and consequences for actions.

  • Halloween Disco 2019 🎃👻

    A huge thank you to our wonderful P.T.A. for organising another very successful Halloween Disco. The children looked great in their costumes and enjoyed the music from our resident DJ and got to try halloween activities and tattoos throughout the evening. Thank you for bringing your children out in this awful weather to help raise […]

  • Organ Presentations

    Year 5 have swapped roles and became teachers this week. They have been busy researching the different organs in the body and this week it was time to teach the rest of the class (and me) about their chosen organ. We learnt lots of interesting facts from each other and now know a lot more […]

  • Super Ambassador Event

    Two of our Healthy Heroes attended Super Ambassador training this week. They had the opportunity to meet the Children’s Commissioner for Wales, Sally Holland and they took part in a variety of workshops and activities linked to Children’s Rights. They have lots of information and special missions to share with our school over the coming […]

  • Super Food Sorting

    As part of our topic ‘Glitter and Glow’, the Year 2s have started to learn about Harvest. This week, the boys and girls used Venn and Carroll diagrams to sort various items of food. They enjoyed learning the names of lots of foods in Welsh, and worked together to decide where the food should go. […]

  • Let’s Be Germ Free

    As part of our Science topic this half term we are studying Microorganisms. Children have been been researching famous Scientists and looking into the effects of Yeast. Pupils have also been developing their questioning skills, asking Janette questions on the importance of food hygiene. Today we had a mini experiment to see how far germs […]

  • Friend or foe?

    Year 4 were visited today by PC Parry. She led a session called “friend or foe” and challenged the children to decide just from looking at pictures whether or not we can trust people. There was a lot of good debate and discussion, which the class took part in well.

  • Year 1 Superhero P.E

    Year 1 have enjoyed taking part in some Superhero activities as part of their P.E lesson today. We started off with some Captain America warm up games (some which were led by the children). We then played a Heroes and Villians tag game before cooling down with some superhero posed yoga! They were fantastic.

  • Reception Enjoy Keeping Fit!

    The reception children thoroughly enjoyed their P.E session today.

  • Learning about our bodies!

    Reception have really enjoyed learning all about the human skeleton this week and the different parts of the body! They particularly enjoyed creating their own skeletons.

  • Run for Cover

    As part of our WW2 topic we are studying how people survived WW2. Year 6 had lots of fun developing their problem solving and team work skills building dens in our outdoor area. We embraced the experience by dressing in the 1939 – 1945 era.

  • Healthy Heroes

    Our Healthy Heroes had a busy meeting this week. As groups, they discussed what they feel we should focus on this year. They also planned how to take part in a competition to design a mascot for a Swansea Bay Health Charity. Finally, the Year 6 children had to decide between them which events they […]

  • Handy hands

    As part of our handwriting session, we have also been developing our fine motor skills. We have been capturing and rescuing the superheroes by threading/unthreading them. We also used our superhero lego to practise fine manipulation skills.

  • Having Fun In P.E

    We practised our jumping skills today. Just look at how good we are!

  • P.C. Parry and Anti-Social Behaviour 👮‍♀️

    Year 5 have had a lovely treat this morning. P.C Parry came in to class and talked to us about Anti-Social behaviour. We learned what this phrase means and the different types of behaviour that is unacceptable. We also found out what we should do if we see anti-social behaviour in order for us to […]

  • Getting in line for dancing

    In PE, year 4 had a go at some simple line dancing moves. They worked hard to stay in time to a beat, as well as remembering which way they should be moving. Luckily only a few toes were stepped on! Da iawn Blwyddyn Pedwar.

  • PC Parry Safe Surfing

    Thank you to PC Parry for visiting our school today to remind us to keep us safe when we are surfing on the internet.

  • It’s Yoga Time!

    The reception children enjoyed some nice relaxing yoga this afternoon. Then they had fun playing games that involved jumping, hopping and balancing. Amazing! Da iawn!  

  • Skype a Scientist

    Year 5 got to speak to Dr Richter this afternoon. She is a biology scientist and taught us how she can tell what people who lived thousands of years ago used to eat, by scraping the plaque from their teeth! We looked at different food groups in line with our science focus and saw how […]

  • Sêr y Wythnos

    A huge llongyfarchiadau to all of our stars this week – da iawn!

  • Balance Bikes

    The nursery children have been busy practising their balancing skills and today they progressed to the balance bikes. Just look at how clever they are!

  • We love to dance!

    The reception children enjoyed dancing in their P.E session today. They showed some amazing dance moves. Well done!

  • We belong…

    As part of our R.E./PSD, Year 1 have been considering the theme of ‘belonging’. This week, the children brought in a photo of someone who is special to them. It was delightful to hear them speak so enthusiastically and lovingly about their special person and there was lots of fantastic discussions about the importance of […]

  • Year 2 Football Skills

    Year 2 have been busy developing their football skills. They practiced passing and dribbling before moving on to mini team games. Ardderchog!

  • Going on a bear hunt!

    Reception pupils really enjoyed going on a bear hunt! They particularly liked creating  patterned fruit kebabs and creating food plates for the bear using their new knowledge of animals.

  • P.E In The Sunshine

    The reception children had their P.E session outside in the sunshine today. Firstly they played a game of “Traffic lights”, where they had to follow instructions and “freeze, walk or jog”, then they practised their throwing and catching skills. They played a game of throwing a beanbag into a hoop and then throwing a ball […]

  • Learning about our Rights- Class Charter

    This week pupils have explored their rights and we have created a class charter. Pupils particularly enjoyed creating handprints that will be presented on our class charter display! 

  • Rainbow Fish Rights

    This week the Year 2 children decorated their own colourful fish based on the story ‘The Rainbow Fish’, to illustrate how everybody is unique, special and how we all have the same rights. Our fish will be displayed on our class charter, along with the top ten rights and responsibilities as voted for by the […]

  • Safety Soldiers Pupil Voice Group

    The Safety Soldiers pupil voice group met for the first time this academic year. The children voted for our chairperson, vice chairs, secretary and treasurer. In our next meeting we will set our aims for the year and discuss our plans for ensuring the safety of everyone in and around our school. We look forward […]

  • Aldi’s Kit for School

    Aldi’s Kit for Schools promotion is giving 20 primary schools the chance to win £20,000 to kick-start a health legacy for their school. What’s more, every school who enters by completing their Aldi’s Kit for Schools poster will also receive an exclusive school sports kit! Collect a sticker with every £30 spent in store and […]

  • We Love Dough Disco!

    It was another busy morning in nursery today. We exercised all our muscles, by dancing to music, playing games, balancing and jumping, and we even did some dough disco to music. Amazing!

  • Invasion Games!

    Year 4 have been learning some new invasion games. They have practised playing by new rules, and are beginning to gather ideas to invent their own games!

  • Netball Skills Development

    Year 6 are developing their netball skills this half term, improving hand eye coordination, team building and problem solving skills.

  • Learning About Throwing And Catching

    The reception children practised their throwing and catching skills in P.E today. Firstly they warmed up their muscles with some super stretches and then they tried really hard to throw beanbags into hoops. They also played a game where they had to stand and a circle and throw a tennis ball to their friends. Day […]

  • A fun start to the year!

    This week pupils have thoroughly enjoyed learning about the story of Elmer and creating self portraits linked to our Magical Me topic.

  • Welcome to Reception!

    Welcome to Reception! We are very excited for the year ahead.

  • Croeso i’r Blwyddyn Pedwar

    Year 4 have had a great start to the year – they have come back from their holidays refreshed and ready to hit the ground running with their learning! Everyone Is looking forward to a fun and exciting year ahead, which we’ve started off with some hilarious poetry which everybody enjoyed sharing with the class.

  • Welsh Mascots ⚽️

    We are very proud of our past and present girls who performed mascot duties at tonights Welsh Women’s Football International versus Northen Ireland! Da iawn pawb ⚽️

  • Welcome back Year 1…

    We have had a super first day in Year 1. The children have done lots of different activities and have had time to explore the classroom. It’s been lovely getting to know them and I’m looking forward to seeing them all tomorrow.

  • First Day Of Our Last Chapter

    Your children have had an extremely busy day and have settled into Year 6 as if they have never been away. This year is going to be mega busy and your children will learn and achieve so much. We are all excited for the year ahead.

  • 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!