• Our Final 🌟

    Congratulations to our stars this week. We would all like to wish you a happy and safe Summer

  • As one door closes…

    As Year 6 approach their final days at Pontlliw Primary, we reflect on their journey. Your children have grown so much and achieved things they never dreamed possible. We are so proud of each and every one of them. Pob Lwc Blwyddyn 6. Year 6, as you approach Year 7, remember all we have taught […]

  • Augmented Reality!

    We are testing out new technologies in Year 5 ready for the next academic year! This week, the children thought they had a simple colouring task to complete, however they had a big surprise when they scanned the pictures with our new ‘Quiver’ app! The pictures came to life and the children were able to […]

  • Year 2s Graduate Foundation Phase in Style!

    This morning the Year 2s had lots of fun receiving personalised certificates to celebrate their graduation from the Foundation Phase. What a lovely way to end a wonderful year. Each and every one of them is a star in their own right, and I couldn’t be prouder!

  • Big, Bigger, Biggest!

    In Nursery we have been learning how to sort objects by size. The challenge was to put the dinosaurs in order of biggest to smallest. We then discussed the dinosaurs using the words, big, bigger, biggest and small, smaller and smallest.

  • Experimenting With Circuits

    This week the Year 2s discussed how the lights on a lighthouse work. We chatted about circuits and electricity before the children were set a challenge: work with a partner to make the lightbulb light up. The children enjoyed trying out different circuits and they were delighted when they finally managed to make their bulbs […]

  • Collaborative Learning With Drones

    This week the Year 2 and Year 5 classes worked together to fly drones! The drones have been loaned to us by ERW, and the Year 5 children showed the Year 2 pupils how to control them. What a brilliant session, in which the children demonstrated excellent DCF and collaboration skills.

  • Marvellous Lighthouse Models

    The Year 2s thoroughly enjoyed making their lighthouse models this week. They followed their designs very carefully, and enjoyed discussing what went well and what they would improve. Super work, Year 2!

  • Ser Yr Wythnos

    Llongyfarchiadau to our stars this week.

  • Parental Digital Workshop

    As many of you will be aware, Digital Learning is now on an even platform with literacy and numeracy in schools with the introduction of the new curriculum. It was great therefore to see parents coming to see the Digital Dragons present some of the different ICT platforms that we currently use in school. Our […]

  • Sea turtle Skype

    We had the opportunity to connect with an animal centre in Virginia, USA today, where we learnt all about the important work they do to look after different animals. We then had the chance to meet Wilson, their resident turtle. We learnt all about turtles that live on land and ones that live in the […]

  • Branching Databases

    Year 2 showed excellent ICT skills this week when creating their own branching databases about different forms of transport.

  • Year 3 Rainforest Fruit Art

    As part of our topic Rainforests, the children have enjoyed experimenting with some fruit themed art. The children were required to do a close observational drawing of a bowl of fruit paying close attention to detail. They began by sketching the bowl and mixed fruit then later adding detail such as shading, colour and lines. […]

  • Year 3 Rose Experiment Underway!

    In Science this term, we have been studying the transportation of water in plants. The children have learnt all about the importance of the roots and the stem and how they transport nutrients around the flower. To demonstrate this, we have set up a ‘Rose’ experiment to try and answer the question “Does temperature affect […]

  • Investigating Ramps

    The Year 2 children have been investigating ramps this week. Different groups investigated different questions: Does the height of a ramp affect the distance a car travels? Does the surface of a ramp affect the distance a car travels? Does the weight of a ramp affect the distance a car travels? The children loved making […]

  • Cool Coding in Year 2

    The Year 2 children enjoyed working on their coding skills this week. They were set a challenge after reading the story ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch, where they had to help Mr. Grinling to park his car in various spaces. They used their knowledge of coding commands to move the car on screen, and enjoyed working […]

  • Super Speech Marks

    Today the Year 2s worked hard when learning about speech marks. They looked at the use of speech bubbles in the story The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch, and worked together to turn them into sentences punctuated with speech marks. We also learned about more interesting words to use instead of ‘said’.

  • Perfect Penguins!

    This week the Reception began their investigations to find out about Emperor Penguins. We have begun to look at their habitat, their food and looking at where in the World Penguins live…. Some of the answers may surprise you! Reception then completed some challenges with Bee bots, information gathering on the computer… even making chocolate […]

  • Story Time In Nursery.

    The nursery children enjoyed sharing stories with each other day. Then they put on a fabulous puppet show to retell some of the stories. Amazing!

  • Nourriture Délicieuse

    As our topic is Tour De France we tasted some French food. Most commented that it was ‘très bon’. As the children are responsible for a lot of the planning with regards to lesson ideas, this was one of their lessons, so every child fed back as to home much they jardired

  • Triumphant Triathletes

    Today triathletes from Pontlliw absolutely smashed the race course today.

  • Super sharks

    It’s been ‘shark week’ in Year 1 and we have done lots of different activities. We have been investigating why sharks don’t sink and we made our own ‘Shark Academy’ videos, using the green screen, to explain this. We have also been finding out about the different types of sharks and have been sorting them, […]

  • Lighthouse Research

    Following on from their work on the story The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch,the Year 2 children worked hard researching lighthouses. They read lots of non-fiction books on Get Epic, completed anticipation grids before finding out different facts, and used their maths skills to calculate and order the heights of various lighthouses from around the world.

  • Awesome Adjectives

    This week the Year 2 children have enjoyed reading The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch. They worked hard investigating adjectives, and used them to describe the seagulls in the story. The boys and girls then used Thesauri to find lots of other interesting adjectives. Super skills, Year 2!

  • Nursery Fun!

    Just look at how much fun we had in nursery today!

  • Bont’s Best Books Cluster Event

    Some of the children from Years 1-6 enjoyed representing their classes today in this year’s Bont’s Best Books afternoon in Pontarddulais Comprehensive School. They spoke confidently about the winning books in their classes, and enjoyed presenting some of the work they had done based on the books. Thank you to our class representatives, and a […]

  • Titanic

    We have been learning all about the Titanic. First, the children used HWB to write their own reports about the Titanic. The children then had the task of designing and creating their own ships. They thought of names for their ships, created posters to advertise and persuade others to go on them, presented their ships […]

  • Tennis Stars!

    Reception were very lucky to have a visit from an instructor from Swansea Tennis Centre. They had the chance to try out some activities and practice some old and new skills. Hopefully this could be the start of inspiring some tennis stars of the future! We had great fun! Thank you so much.

  • Learning About Colours.

    The nursery children have had great fun today learning all about different colours. They mixed coloured paints with shaving foam to see the changes. They placed different coloured transparent tiles onto light boxes to see the if the colour changed when the light shone through. They used tweezers and chopsticks to place different coloured mini […]

  • Hunting For Features of Reports

    The Year 2 children have been learning about information texts and features of reports this term. This week, they worked hard hunting for features such as labelled diagrams, sub-headings, facts, technical words, captions, pictures, and fact boxes. They are now using all that they learned by using these features in their own reports throughout the […]

  • Worded Problems in Year 2

    This morning the Year 2 children enjoyed solving worded problems. They read very carefully and discussed the language in the questions, deciding whether they needed to add or subtract to find the answers. Super work Year 2!

  • Finding out about Habitats

    After our visit to the WWT Llanelli, the children decided that they would like to learn more about habitats, and the animals that could share the same space. We began by investigating our own outdoor areas, and thinking about the animals we see within them. We also talked about animals that come out at night, […]

  • Bont Buddies

    Thank you to Pontardullais Primary Year 10’s for visiting us to discuss the routines and to answer the questions our pupils had about their big move to their Secondary education.

  • Reception at the Wetlands Llanelli.

    What a wet and windy day! But spirits were not dampened, the reception were ready to learn all about the differences between themselves and birds. As part of our ‘Amazing Animals’ topic, the children wanted to find out about birds, what they eat, where they live, how they eat and how they swim. The children […]

  • Problem Solving in Year 2

    This week the Year 2 children have been working hard on lots of problem solving skills. They did really well working systematically and showed their workings clearly. Super work, Year 2!

  • Dyma fy ffrind!

    This week the Reception children have been thinking about the wonderful things their friends do. The children discussed all of their favourite things about each other, and then they thought about the special things they do themselves. The children created some beautiful pictures, ready for display in class. Take a look……

  • Crucial Crew Training

    Year 6 have had an amazing day at the Territorial Army Training Center. They have had workshops with the Police, Road Safety, The Army, Lifeboat, Food Standards Agency, PCSO and The Fire Service.

  • Oil spillage in Year 1…

    We have been learning about water pollution and how we can help the planet. We read two books ‘I can save the Ocean’ and Oil Spill’. We were shocked at how difficult it is to clean up oil, so we put it to the test by having our own ‘oil spillage’ in class. We investigated […]

  • Ser Yr Wythnos

    Congratulations to our stars this week!

  • Developing Our Motor Skills In Nursery

    The nursery children enjoyed their P.E lesson this morning. The older nursery children have progressed to steering the balance bikes around cones! All of the children took part in a lively dough disco session and they also enjoyed riding the bikes through water to see who could make the longest tracks. Great fun!

  • Throwing And Catching.

    The year one children have been busy developing their throwing and catching skills. They learnt a range of different throwing techniques and how to throw with increasing accuracy. Excellent effort year one!

  • Dinosaur Day.

    The nursery children had an exciting ‘dinosaur day’ today. They searched in the slimy green swamp to find baby dinosaurs and match them with the correct coloured eggs. They made some colourful footprint pictures by making dinosaurs ‘stomp’ in the paint and then ‘stomp’ all over the paper. They made fossils by pressing dinosaurs into […]

  • Super Research Skills

    This week the Year 2 children have enjoyed using and further developing their research skills. As part of our termly topic, we read the story ‘Oi! Get Off Our Train!’, which tells us of the issues faced by five endangered animals as they all ask to get on a train to be saved. The children […]

  • Practising Letter Formation with Finger Painting.

    Our special sound of the week this week is ‘o’. The nursery children practised the correct letter formation by finger painting a large letter ‘o’ using orange paint. Well done nursery, they look amazing!

  • Ladybird Addition.

    Who thought a ladybird could be so useful… Reception found out this week. Our Maths this week has been adding 2 amounts, but we had to check our number recognition first. We chose a number stone and hunted around to find items to count. Then came the tricky part… we added the sides together! We […]

  • Year 3 Super Symmetry!

    This week for maths, the Year 3’s have been investigating symmetry in a range of 2D shapes. They have enjoyed the challenge of these tasks and in particular creating their own symmetrical shapes. Well done boys and girls!

  • Beth wyt ti’n hoffi?

    We have been using our Welsh skills and the pictogram function on JIT to find out which sea creature is the most popular in our class….

  • Super subtraction

    We have been learning about ‘taking away’ in our maths this week. We played a very competitive game of skittles where we used our subtraction skills to work out our scores. We also played bingo, used the IPads to pay a subtraction game and have taken part in lots of subtraction challenges together.

  • Guided reading in Year 1

    As well as individual reading in class, we also do guided reading sessions. We made the most of the sunny weather this week and took our guided reading session outside…

  • Computer science

    We have been looking at parts of a computer as part of our ICT this week. We went on a computer treasure hunt outside, we played a game using the IPads where we had to collect parts of a computer and we even built our own computers outside using the construction area.