- 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.
- Seat belt Safety Experiment
Last week Year 1 carried out a science experiment on seatbelt safety using a boiled egg. They enjoyed this investigation.
- 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 […]
- Caerleon Roman Fortress
Year 5 had a fabulous day in Caerleon today. We started at the amphitheatre and barracks site and stood on the very grounds where Roman Soldiers used to fight and sleep 2000 years ago. We then moved on to the museum where we learnt all about Roman Feasts and the slaves that served the upper […]
- Children In Need
The nursery children have had a lovely morning participating in a range of ‘Children In Need’ activities. They made biscuits, finger painted a lovely Pudsey picture, decorated cakes and made toast. What a fun way to raise money for a good cause. n
- Children in Need in Year 2
Year 2 have had a busy day celebrating Children in Need. We started the day by listening to a lovely story called Pudsey’s Great Fundraiser. Thank you to Freddy for bringing the book in! Throughout the day we decorated cupcakes, had toast, did some mindfulness colouring, watched some events live from the Children in Need […]
- Children in Need Year 5
We had a lovely Children in Need day today in Year 5. We dressed in our yellow clothes, bought toast, decorated cakes, watched the duck race and some of us got to create Pudsey Bear Pixel Art Pictures on Microsoft Excel! Thanks to all the parents for your kind contributions.
- Children in need!
Reception really enjoyed dressing up and raising money for children in need today!
- Children In Need
Year 1 enjoyed raising money for Children In Need today. Thank you for your support.
- Beating Bullies
This week was anti-bullying week. Year 2 enjoyed discussing what bullying is, and read a story which helped them identify lots of ways to stop bullying. The children also enjoyed watching the Pixar short film ‘For the Birds’, which helped the children to see that it’s ok to be different and how to stand up […]
- 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!
- 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
- #AntiBullyingWeek How Serious is Bullying?
Year 4 have spent some time this morning discussing various scenarios, and trying to decide if any type of bullying is more serious than another. It was a hard task as, ultimately, any type of bullying is serious and can have serious consequences and impacts on everyone. They were incredibly mature in their discussions, and […]
- 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 […]
- Connecting with the World! 🌎
As we entered day two of Microsoft’s Global Connect initiative, Year 5 listened to students from Ecuador, Tunisia, USA, Pakistan and India today. They had posted videos on Flipgrid and we watched what they had to say about their countries. We then posted facts about Wales so other pupils from across the world can watch […]
- Abseiling and Rock Climbing (Group 2)
Amazing opportunities and experiences, we even saw a seal.
- Rock Hopping to Culver Hole
The word “culver” derives from the Old English word “culfre”, meaning pigeon or dove. With its ability to breed all year round and its quick regeneration, pigeons provided a plentiful source of red meat – given the necessary shelter and food. The children have had a lovely day, walking the coast of the Gower and […]
- 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.
- Where does our food grow?
As part of our learning about Harvest celebrations, the year 2s enjoyed finding out where various foods grow. The children enjoyed learning about bananas, peppers, potatoes, avocados, pineapples and grapes. They then labelled world maps to show their findings.
- 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 […]
- Autumn Senses Walk
As part of our topic ‘Glitter and Glow’, we Year 2 have enjoyed learning about the changes that happen around us during Autumn. We have learned about why leaves change colour and how the changes in the weather affect the world around us at this time of year. This week the boys and girls went […]
- Mountain men of the Rocky Mountains
Year 4 were treated to another Skype lesson from Carrie at the Buffalo Bill Centre of The West in Wyoming, USA. They learnt all about the mountain men who travelled West in search of work, how they lived, hunted and trapped beavers for their pelts. It was a fascinating talk and the children joined in […]
- 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 […]
- 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.
- Tree Tallying
This week the Year 2s visited Pontlliw Park when they were set the challenge ‘Find out which type of tree there is most of in Pontlliw park’. They applied their numeracy skills well, using tallying and a table to record their findings. They discovered that the answer was oak trees. Next week they will use […]
- 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 […]
- 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 […]
- Eager Entrepreneurs
There is much debate right now about enterprise education in schools. It is clear we need to find time in the school day to teach children about how wealth is created and how good ideas can be turned into businesses. In particular, we need to teach them how to think in an entrepreneurial way. The […]
- 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.
- 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 […]
- 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 […]
- Globe Trotters!! 🌎 ✈️
Our pupils have totalled up over 20,000 virtual miles as a result of our Skype calls around the world this academic year! We have had some wonderful virtual lessons as a result of this tool and are looking forward to more exciting opportunities next year!
- Kerbcraft Presentation
This Thursday the Year 2s were presented with certificates for their completion of the Kerbcraft road safety training sessions that they have been undertaking this term. Rocky the Road Safety Rooster came along to present the awards with Charlie. They boys and girls were delighted with their achievements. A big thank you to Jane, our […]
- Year 2 Fire Safety Visit
This week the Year 2s were visited by the Fire Service. They listened attentively as they were told all about the importance of smoke alarms, and they were told what to do in the event of a fire. Super listening boys and girls!
- Fire Service visit in Year 5
Year 5 were visited by the fire service this afternoon. They learnt how to keep themselves safe at home and were taught about some of the potential fire hazards that could be present – such as charging mobile phones over night, or playing games consoles for too long. They also found out it is important […]
- 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 […]
- Year 3 Plantasia Trip
The children thoroughly enjoyed their trip today to Plantasia, a fantastic way to end our topic – Rainforests. We spent the first part of the day being treated to a very interesting talk from a lady who had recently visited the Amazon Rainforest. She had some amazing stories to tell us about the tribal people […]
- Ned’s Mindset Mission Show
Last week, the whole school were treated to an interactive show called ‘Ned’s Mindset Mission’. The purpose of the show was to help the children learn the power of ‘yet’, how to spark courage in others and how to keep learning and growing, even when we think we already know something. Through the use of […]
- Water safety
We have been learning about water safety in Year 1.
- Digital Dragons Present to the School!
Our Digital Dragons presented 5 different apps/online areas that could cause problems to children outside of school. Whilst the children shouldn’t be accessing most of the things we talked about while they are in Primary School due to age restrictions, we understand that some do. Therefore we created Presentations to help children know the do’s […]
- 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 […]
- Blustery Day Fun!
Winnie the Pooh was the inspiration for the Reception to complete some science challenges using balloons! The children experimented with static electricity and found out what items a balloon could pick up. They also looked at the temperature of air and the effect it would have on a balloon… I think the children were surprised […]
- Year 3 Sticks and Stones!
Thank you to P.C Parry who came in this week to do a ‘Sticks and Stones’ session with the Year 3 children. They discussed ways in which they can show care and consideration to others and how to be sensitive towards their feelings. The children listened very well and had lots of good ideas during […]
- Salvation Army Visit
Year 5 and 6 were visited by the Salvation Army this morning. Members of Morriston Salvation Army were accompanied by guests from the USA. The children rotated in a carousel of 3 activities: Community Zone – The charity work that the church carries out Bible Zone – They learnt about the Good Samaritan Music Zone […]
- Clothes recycling with ‘Rags 2 Riches’.
Many thanks for the support from everyone who brought in their unwanted, clothes and items to recycle. The Eco Committee counted up the bags which totalled 78! They had a quick presentation from the collection driver, and then the bags were loaded. The children waited patiently to find out how much you have helped to […]
- 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, […]
- Research Skills in Year 2
The Year 2 children have been using their research skills in preparation for this week’s work, when we will be writing information texts using the facts that they found out about their choice of endangered animal from our class story ‘Oi! Get Off Our Train!’.