- Bronwen Lewis – Welsh Sing-a-Long
Yesterday, the Year 5 class has the opportunity to watch Bronwen Lewis, a welsh singer who has appeared on ‘The Voice!’ We went to Pontardullais Primary with lots of other schools from the area to listen to her sing popular songs but with Welsh words from artists such as Ed Sheeran, George Ezra and from […]
- 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 […]
- Persuasion Alley
We have been studying persuasion this week in Year 5. We have identified persuasive features, looked at the difference between facts and opinions and looked at ‘posh’ ways to start our sentences to be more convincing. This morning, we put our knowledge to the test in Persuasion Alley. One half of the children were trying […]
- Celebrating World Book Day In Nursery.
We have had lots of fun in nursery today celebrating World Book Day. The children and staff came into school in their pyjamas and the children brought in their favourite book to share with their friends. Our chosen Author was Roger Hargreaves, so we have been participating in lots of different Mr Men and Little […]
- Pontlliw in Pyjamas for World Book Day
Pontlliw celebrated world book day in their pyjamas today, to promote bedtime reading. The boys and girls brought in favourite books from home and enjoyed sharing their stories throughout the day. We had a whole school assembly where we discussed different types of stories. Each class chose a focus author, and then undertook lots of […]
- World Book Day in Year 2
Year 2 enjoyed celebrating World Book Day today. Our chosen focus author was Dr. Seuss. We started the day by reading an information book about Dr. Seuss. They children were amazed to discover how many characters he had created, and how many of his stories have been turned into films! Lots of fun activities were […]
- Year 1 celebrate World Book Day
We have had a great day exploring different books and developing our love and enjoyment of reading in Year 1. We did a scavenger hunt, played games linked to different characters and used our artistic talents to create art and images linked to our favourite books. We have also enjoyed books linked to our class […]
- Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus Derbyn!
Wow! How fantastic Reception looked in their Traditional Welsh Costumes. They had listened to the Welsh myth of Arthur and Guinevere’s wedding, painted pictures and sent out wedding invitations. The children also learned a Welsh song to sing in our school Eisteddford. At the end of the day we proudly showed off the work to […]
- Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus yn Blwyddyn 2!
Today the Year 2 children celebrated St. David’s Day in style. The children dressed to impress, and looked fantastic in their Welsh costumes. They enjoyed participating in our school Eisteddfod, during which they sang with hwyl and recited our class poem with gusto! Back in class, we learned about St. David and the different ways […]
- St David’s Day in Year 5
We had a lovely time today during our belated St David’s Day in Year 5. Our Eisteddfod performance is available on the school YouTube channel. We also had photos in our red outfits in font of the green screen.
- Year 1 Eisteddfod.
Year 1 have had a lovely day celebrating St David’s Day. We participated in our school Eisteddfod this morning and enjoyed a range of Welsh themed activities this afternoon.
- Anti-Bullying Production ‘Bully’s Paradise’
Today, the children in Years 2-6 enjoyed watching the Firehorse Production ‘Bully’s Paradise’. The play helped the children understand the difference between falling out and bullying. It also helped the children to identify ways to tackle bullying. All pupils thoroughly enjoyed the performance, and we would like to thank Firehorse Productions for working with us […]
- Yr Afanc
As part of our Welsh Week activities, the Year 2 children have enjoyed listening to and retelling the myth Yr Afanc. The myth tells the story of how villagers managed to capture and re-home a fierce water creature. The children used their writing skills to write instructions for catching the mythical creature. They then looked […]
- Feeding Our Feathery Friends
This week the children further developed their Welsh language skills through reading the Welsh story ‘Parti’r Adar’, which tells the story of birds having a party. The children wrote super conversations between birds, using a range of Welsh questions and answers. They then made some delicious treats to take home and hang outside in their […]
- Elephant Sanctuary Video Call 🐘
Year 5 were treated to an amazing video call with an Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee this afternoon! We learnt all about the Savanna Elephant in line with our Africa topic. They also taught us about the differences between African and Asian elephants. We learnt how elephants use their bodies to survive in the wild and […]
- Explanation Text Experts
This week the Year 2 children continued their work on explanation texts. The children worked on rotation through a number of tasks which looked at different features of the genre. The children used their reading skills brilliantly when sequencing the life cycle of a hen. They then worked together to put topic words in alphabetical […]
- Feeling the Love in Year 2!
Today the Year 2 children were feeling the love, as they completed lots of Valentine’s Day themed activities. We started off by listening to and discussing the story of St. Valentine. The children then used their speaking and listening skills well, participating in group discussions about how to be a good or bad friends. They […]
- Love is in the air ❤️💞
We had a love filled day in Year 5 today. Children have been analysing and planning love poems through the week, and today it was time to write them up! We had some poems written to girlfriends, some to pets and some to their favourite adult in the school…Aimee 💔 They finished the day with […]
- Welsh weather
The children enjoyed using the green screen this week to give a weather forecast in Welsh.
- Watch out there is a Wolf about!
The Reception have had great fun this morning trying to blow down their straw, stick and brick houses. The children got into groups to design their houses, showing great team work the houses were ready. A very excited Reception waited to meet the Wolf… They began to tell the story and all of a sudden […]
- Exploring Explanation Texts!
This term the Year 2 children will be learning about explanation texts. This week they worked in groups to make predictions about the text features that they might find inside an explanation book. The children worked brilliantly together. The group managers made sure that everybody took turns and had a chance to share their ideas, […]
- Dyn Eira Hyfryd yn Blwyddyn 2!
This week the children have been further developing their Welsh language skills whilst focusing on Dyn Eira (snowmen). Last week the children designed snowmen and wrote about them in Welsh using the third person. This week the children followed their designs and made fantastic junk model snowmen. They also completed some pelen eira (snowball) maths […]
- Year of the Pig!
Reception have had a great morning taking part in lots of ‘pig’ activities. The children have listened to the Chinese Traditional story of the New Year tale, telling us the order of the animals. The pig is the 12th animal, and one of the stories states that a wolf blew down the pigs house, and […]
- Tric a Chlic
Year 1 have been enjoying developing their understanding of the Welsh language and phonics by using our new resource, Tric a Chlic.
- Practical Spelling
Every week, the Year 2 children enjoy working on their spelling words through a variety of multi-sensory activities. This week, they used rainbow writing and chalk, whilst using the Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check technique.
- Planet Visualisations
The Year 2 children have enjoyed reading the story ‘Dinosaurs and all that Rubbish’. This week they have been working on their visualisation and prediction reading skills. They created some fantastic, creative images of planets based on information given in the story.
- Santes Dwynwen
The Criw Cymraeg have asked if I can pass on their ‘thanks’ for the support you have shown towards their Welsh Entrepenure sale today. With your help, buying love spoons, we have raised £55. They have decided to spend the money on Welsh signs for the outdoor areas to help raise standards in the Welsh […]
- Heated discussion in Year 1
We have been looking at the genre of ‘discussion’ this week. The children were presented with one ‘pain au chocolat’ and were asked to consider whether someone should eat one or not. The children had a fantastic discussion, coming up with lots of different opinions and ideas. However, they were then extremely excited to see […]
Super Welsh skills were used by the Year 2 children this week! They confidently shared news in Welsh using past tense phrases such as Es i and Ces i. Da iawn, Blwyddyn 2!
- Welsh Trip Recounts
This week the Year 2 children enjoyed writing recounts in Welsh about the trips we went on before Christmas. They used lots of past tense phrases, such as ‘Es i’ and ‘Ces i’. The children were able to add a shared image and confidently changed the font size, style and colour to enhance their work.
- New Year’s Resolutions
This week the Year 2 children have been learning about New Year’s Resolutions. They discussed how they celebrated new year, and watched videos of celebrations around the world. They enjoyed joining in with Auld Lang Syne! The children used their reading skills to find out more about new year celebrations around the world, and then […]
- Sioni Rhew
This week the Year 2 children enjoyed listening to a Welsh story about Sioni Rhew (Jack Frost). They then wrote in Welsh about the things Sioni Rhew likes to do in the Winter. The children made fantastic symmetrical snowflakes online and using their cutting skills, and then used a variety of materials and techniques to […]
- Marvellous ‘Me’ Tubs!
Reception have spent the past week talking about themselves! The children brought into school some fantastic boxes, decorated and full of their favourite items. The rest of the class guessed which of the children they belonged to. We had some great surprises along the way, and found out some lovely things about our children. Well […]
- Toys, Toys, Toys!
This week the Year 2 children have been working on a Rich Task based on the theme ‘toys’. The children worked brilliantly applying their numeracy, literacy, ICT and Welsh language skills to complete a range of focused tasks. The children wrote fantastic letters to Sion Corn, using known sentence patterns. They used our Wal Cymraeg […]
- Cacen Cymraeg
Our after school Welsh club is a real hit. Lead by our Cymraeg Cwl pupils, each week is planned for and caters for a variety of different Welsh language patterns and activities. This week pupils decorated cakes in the colours of the Welsh flag, ensuring they ask for the ingredients in Welsh. Da iawn, dal […]
- Let’s be Friends!
nursery and Reception have begun their week thinking about friendship! We read ‘Hugless Douglas’ by David Melling, and realised that we can all be good friends! The session began with the children creating a handprint poster, showing of their ‘Helping Hands’, they made some beautiful heart toast with a friend. There is more to come […]
- Following instructions…
We are learning about instructions in Year 1 this term. We followed some oral instructions to create our own Poppy biscuits. We then read, discussed and followed written instructions to make our own medals.
- Noson Tan Gwyllt
Super Welsh and ICT skills were shown by the Year 2 children this week. They enjoyed writing in Welsh about different fireworks that they like, and used paint tools online to create some very effective firework pictures.
- Fantastic Fireworks Poetry!
This week the Year 2 children have enjoyed developing their own fireworks poems. They began by looking at onomatopoeia, using words such as pop, whizz, bang and whoosh to create their own fantastic shape poems. Some children used their ICT skills effectively and made their poems on Hwb, others worked together using glitter and letter […]
- Year 2 Are Instruction Experts!
This week the Year 2 children have worked incredibly hard investigating instructions. They played barrier games, where they had to give clear instructions to their partner, and then listen carefully to the instructions given to them. They also had to listen carefully to instructions during a drawing and colouring game, which they thoroughly enjoyed. The […]
- Super Spy Spelling
We have been super spies this week. We have been practising our spelling words by writing invisible messages to each other and using our special laser pens to read and check the spelling.
- Save Ioan!
What a traumatic week we have had in Year 1. The Evil Pea, from the story Supertato has been causing chaos in our classroom. He has now kidnapped our class mascot Ioan the Sheep. This morning, we have been busy using the persuasive skills that we have been developing in our language sessions to try […]
- Investigating Instructions in Year 2
This week the Year 2 children have enjoyed being instruction investigators. They learned all about bossy verbs and worked brilliantly on a range of activities. Firstly, we looked at bossy verbs in sentences and how they are used to give clear instructions. Then the children completed a concept sort activity, where they had to sort […]
- Diwrnod Shwmae yn Blwyddyn 2
On Monday, the Year 2 children enjoyed celebrating Diwrnod Shwmae. The event aims to show that the Welsh language belongs to us all – fluent speakers, learners or those shy about their Welsh. The children made colourful Shwmae banners to promote the Welsh language, and enjoyed using Shwmae in their conversations throughout the week.
For Nursery and Reception today, we found out what it means to be a friend. We played some circle time games encouraging us to find new, old, or different friends to work with. We also had fun shouting SHWMAE! and making hats to show how proud we are. Reception challenged themselves to say ‘Shwmae’ as […]
- Book Fair Success!
A huge ‘Thank You’ to everybody who supported our Scholastic book fair this week. The total spent was £789.30, which means we will receive 60% commission on all purchases! This works out as £473.58 which we can spend on purchasing new reading material for the children. Diolch yn fawr everybody. Your support is greatly appreciated!
- Fabulous Faces!
Reception have been exploring the features on their faces, we looked at some faces without eyes and mouths, the children decided that we needed both to work out how we feel. We had some fun creating our own faces using pumpkins and biscuits, yummy!
- Year 2 Visit the Book Fair
Today the Year 2 children visited the book fair. They really enjoyed browsing the books that are on sale this week. Their enthusiasm for reading was clear to see!
- Hwyl yn y Parc yn yr Hydref
The Year 2 children have been working hard on their Welsh skills this week. They enjoyed listening to the story ‘Hwyl yn y Parc yn yr Hydref’, which is all about the different things that people like to have fun doing in the park in the Autumn. We decided that a visit to the park […]
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