- Christmas Traditions Trip
The Year 2 children had a fantastic day learning about Christmas traditions in Wales. We started the day by visiting Swansea museum, where we listened to lots of stories about various Christmas traditions. The boys and girls enjoyed joining in with acting out the stories. We then had a look around the museum, before moving […]
- Llythyrau i Sion Corn
The Year 2s have enjoyed writing letters in Welsh to Santa Claus. They worked well using an online dictionary to search for new words to help them write their letters.
- Super Measuring Skills
The Year 2s have been busy learning how to measure accurately using cm rulers. They enjoyed measuring various strips of Christmas wrapping paper, and tried hard to work systematically.
- 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!
- Persuasive Toy Adverts
Following on from their work discussing persuasive features in adverts, the Year 2s enjoyed uisng J2E5 on Hwb to create their own persuasive posters advertising a toy from their Christmas lists to Santa. The children showed super skills, and were able to search, add and resize images, add and edit text, and use shapes effectively. […]
- Bee Bot Directions
The Year 2 children thoroughly enjoyed using the Bee Bots this week. The children were learning about directional vocabulary, and then used their skills to programme and direct the Bee Bots through mazes that they created. As you can see by the photographs, the children were totally engaged and applied their skills very well.
- Toy Shop Problem Solving
This week the Year 2s have been learning about positional vocabulary. To consolidate their learning, they were set a problem-solving challenge: help the toy shop owner to sort the toys into the correct spaces by reading the clues about where each toy should be placed. The children worked brilliantly, and learned to read on and […]
- Lots of fun making Snowmen!
Reception pupils have been super busy making their own Snowmen decorations. Come and see them in our schools Christmas fayre tonight!
- Learning all about 3D shape!
Pupils have learnt a lot about 2D and 3D shape over the past two weeks! Pupils particularly enjoyed classifying 2D and 3D shapes in to the correct hoops. They also used their cutting and sticking skills to match the 3D shapes to their correct names.
- Selling our Mud and Leaf Pies
This week reception have enjoyed using their knowledge of persuasive features to sell their leaf and mud pies to their friends. They had lots of fun using the mud kitchen and outdoor area.
- Digital Dragons – Minecraft Coding
One of the Digital Dragons aims this year is to improve coding across the school. They were introduced to coding in Minecraft for Education in their Pupil Voice group today. They are now confident to go back to class and show their peers how it is done!
- 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 […]
- Sêr Yr Wythnos
Llongyfarchiadau to our stars this week.
- Disgrifio’r Goeden Nadolig
We enjoyed reading the story The Little Fir Tree in Year 2 this week. We have undertaken lots of independent challenges based on the story, as well as working on many focused tasks. One focus activity that the children particularly enjoyed was when we learned how to describe Christmas trees and decorations in Welsh. They […]
- Christmas Traditions Around the World
When planning what they wanted to learn about this term, some of the Year 2 children said that they wanted to find out what Christmas is like in other countries. This week the children used their research skills to find out about various Christmas traditions all around the world. The boys and girls used maps […]
- 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.
- Investigating Lights
This week the Year 2s were set a challenge after reading the story ‘Can’t you Sleep, Little. Bear?’: Investigate which light would be the most suitable to help Baby Bear get to sleep. The children made lots of predictions, decided on how they would test the lights, discussed fair testing, and they used tables to […]
- 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!
- Remembrance Day
Year 1 have been learning about real-life superheroes linked to Remembrance Day this week. They created their own green screen videos explaining what they know about Remembrance day and suggesting something that they are thankful for. They also created their own poppy crafts and biscuits too.
- Remembrance Day medal
We are learning about instructions this term. The children looked at instructions to make a Remembrance Day medal. They had to use the ‘you will need’ list to find the equipment and materials they needed and then they independently followed the instructions to make their own medals.
- Free Minecraft and Microsoft Office!
Microsoft Office is FREE to learners and teachers in maintained schools in Wales. Save up to £69 with your child’s Hwb account! How do you get your free version of Office at home? Follow the link below: https://hwb.gov.wales/microsoft
- 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 […]
- 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!
- Boxes Of Fun!
How much fun can you have with a large cardboard box? Just ask the nursery children! This morning the children had great fun using their imagination to decorate and play with some large boxes. First it was a house, then a rocket, then a castle. What do you think it looks like?
- 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.
- Growing Grassheads.
A few weeks ago, the nursery children sowed grass seeds into pots. They watered them, watched them and waited. Just look at them now!
- 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 […]
- Tric a Chlic
We have been using the Tric a Chlic this week, which encourages reading in Welsh…
- Crime scene
We are very lucky that we have been learning about the police in class because we had our very own crime scene to investigate this week. Our prize box has gone missing, so the children (armed with their notebooks to record) took on the challenge of finding out what has happened to it. They wrote […]
- Llongyfarchiadau sêr y wythnos! 🌟
Congratulations to our Stars of the Week!
- Learning About 2D Shapes
In nursery, we have been learning all about 2D shapes. The children were shape detectives and went on a hunt around the school to see how many 2D shapes they could find. They also hunted for shapes hidden in shaving foam and made different 2D shapes out of colourful pipe cleaners. They thoroughly enjoyed making […]
- Fantastic Fireworks!
The Year 2s have had a very busy week! They have completed lots of exciting activities as part of the ‘Glitter and Glow’ topic. The children have been focusing on learning about fireworks celebrations. They have completed lots of tasks, including: * learning about the firework safety code and creating their own safety posters * […]
- Fireworks Problem Solving
The Year 2s enjoyed working on lots of fireworks problem solving activities this week. They confidently applied their addition and subtraction skills. Super work Blwyddyn 2!
- Fabulous Fireworks Poetry!
The Year 2s have enjoyed creating fireworks poems this week. They started by learning about onomatopoeia, and used these words to create shape poems whilst experimenting with different styles of writing. They then moved on to learning about acrostic poems, and made some fantastic group poems about fireworks, where they used lots of fantastic descriptive […]
- Manipulable Maths!
Year 4 have been working hard this week investigating and using concrete manipulables in maths lessons. They’ve been adding, subtracting and multiplying using a range of resources and started t find their favourite things to use!
The nursery children have been participating in a range of firework themed activities today. First they listened to some bonfire night safety tips from Fireman Sam, then they made firework pictures, paintings and a delicious breadstick sparkler.
The nursery children have been having a lot of fun learning about pumpkins this week. They used wooden hammers to tap golf tees into the pumpkins to see how hard they were on the outside. Don’t worry they put their safety goggles on first! They then enjoyed investigating the inside.
- Superhero Day
Year 1 have had lots fun celebrating their Superhero Day today. They undertook some tricky training in order to become fully fledged superheroes. They had to use an alphabet code to find out their superhero name. They created their own superhero shields (using their problem solving skills to make sure they attached a handle). They […]
- Saving Ioan the Sheep
We have had a traumatic week in Year 1. The Evil Pea from Supertato decided to kidnap our class sheep, Ioan. In order to get him back, the children had to use all the persuasive skills that they have learnt as part of our language this term to try and persuade the Evil Pea to […]
- Let’s go fly a kite!
This week pupils have been learning all about instruction writing and wrote instructions for how to make a paper kite! They then had the opportunity to make their own paper kite following the instructions.. we even got to see a real kite flying in the sky!
- Baking Blackberry Tarts
At the start of term, some of the Year 2 children said they would like to make blackberry tarts, and to taste blackberries. So today, we did just that! The children have worked brilliantly this half term, and are looking forward to taking home a delicious treat to start their half term holiday.
- Terrific Two-Times Tables!
Learning the 2-times table has been a focus for the Year 2s this week. The boys and girls have enjoyed playing board games in groups, Maths Universe games on the iPads and completing table mountain challenges on the computers. They have also loved learning our 2-times table song, and have made super progress with recalling […]
- Making Chocolate Apples
The Year 2s made some delicious chocolatey treats this week. They applied their reading skills well, and were able to read and follow instructions for how to make chocolate apples.
- Sequencing Instructions
The Year 2 children have been enjoying learning about instructional texts. This week we discussed various features of the genre, including bossy verbs, time words, titles, bub headings, diagrams, equipment/ ingredient lists, numbered steps and bullet points. The children were able to spot the features in various texts, and worked collaboratively to sequence jumbled instructions.
- We have the X Factor
Ant and Dec, prepare to be amazed… Pontlliw pupils have the X Factor!
- Outdoor Adventures!
The nursery children have had a busy morning in the outdoor nature area. They played musical instruments and sang songs, and they decided they wanted to use a Santa blanket to make a den! After all that excitement we all sat down and had some tasty, warm vegetable soup and a bread roll. Delicious!
- Pumpkin Investigation
At the start of term, the Year 2s enjoyed discussing what they would like to learn about as part of our Glitter and Glow topic. Quite a lot of the children said they would like to find out more about pumpkins….. so, today we did! The children read an information book on Get Epic about […]
- Super Spheros!
This week the Year 2s enjoyed working together to further develop their coding skills using Spheros. Thank you to the Year 5 pupils who came over to help the Year 2s.