- 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!’.
- 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 […]
- 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.
- Healthy Heroes Workshop
Earlier this week, the Healthy Heroes took part in a variety of workshops aimed at highlighting local and global issues. They took part in a variety of team games which encouraged leadership and problem solving skills. They finished by creating an action plan designed to enable us to make a positive impact in our community. […]
- 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!
- 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 […]
- 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 […]
- Mad about Minibeasts!
What a fun day! Reception were out and about again learning in the outdoor area. Their challenge this week was to find Minibeasts. We read our book and chose our favourites, and then went out and about to discover the different creatures in Pontlliw School. Try it at home pop down a hoop and count […]
- Learning About Shabbat.
This term the year one children are learning all about Jewish beliefs and practices. Today they learnt about the Jewish day of rest; Shabbat. Shabbat is a time when Jewish families come together for a special day each week. The children all enjoyed as they were able taste the bread and enjoy some refreshing cranberry […]
- Bubbles Has Arrived
Year 6 were extremely excited to meet their new class pet, ‘Bubbles’. They decided that from their entrepenure money they would spend it on a hamster. We are looking forward to setting up a 24 hour surveillance camera to see what Bubbles gets up to at night.
- Year 6 – Tour de France
The pupils are excited to start their new topic, which is Tour de France. Our main focus for this term is health and well-being; looking at nutritional bars, effects of exercise on our bodies and making the right choices to live a healthy lifestyle. The children have written their question on to their learning leaves, […]
- Interesting India
We have been learning about different countries and one of the children asked to learn about India. One of our pupils kindly brought in lots of her own special items from India and helped us to learn more about this fascinating place. A huge thank you to this pupil, it was lovely to see the […]
- Fantastic St. Fagans!
The Year 2s thoroughly enjoyed their trip to St. Fagans museum of Welsh life today. We saw lots of things that we have learned about this term as part of our topic ‘Take a Trip in a Time Machine’. The children were particularly fascinated by the different houses from various eras, the shops and the […]
- Fairytale Challenge!
The children in Reception have been completing challenges left by some very famous characters. Goldilocks, Red Riding hood, The 3 pigs and Jack and the Beanstalk have all been thinking up tasks for the children to complete. Reception took it very seriously, they popped their wellies on and it was head down and work! All […]
- Autism Awareness Week
The whole school took part in Autism Awareness Day by wearing different colours to represent how we are all different and unique. Each class took part in various activities to raise awareness and deepen our understanding of autism and we also had the opportunity to celebrate our similarities and differences in a whole school assembly.
- Year 3 are Proud to be Autism Aware
As it is Autism Awareness Week this week, we have all enjoyed finding out more about Autism in Year 3. It has given us the opportunity to celebrate our similarities and differences and deepen our understanding and empathy for others. The children have also enjoyed making jigsaw puzzle biscuits this week. Each one completely unique […]
- Money Sense with NatWest
Year 5 and 6 have spent their day developing their detective skills, solving crimes of fraud. At the age of 11, pupils are entitled to their own bank accounts! Thank you to NatWest experts for guiding us in the right direction to keep our identities safe.
- The Big Pedal
The morning began with a young lady arriving to school on a horse…. then there were some scooters and bikes… finally the ‘walking bus’ came into sight! Thank you to all those who helped to support the initiative, if you did you have helped the school get 1 step closer to our ‘Green Flag’ status. […]
- Bikes at the ready…
This week marks the start of The Big Pedal. Why not call in to school today join us for our cyclethon.
- Manor Park
What a lovely, action-packed day we have had at Manor Park. We saw lots of animals from countries we have studied this term and we had lots of fun in the different areas around the park. What a super day!
- Magic Squares
This week, as part of our work learning about how the streets have changed over time, the Year 2s read about the plague. They discovered that people were so frightened of becoming sick that they tried magic. They believed that if they put a magic square on their door it would keep away the plague. […]
- Year 1 rock odd socks day!
Year 1 rocked their socks to recognise World Down Syndrome Day.
- Nursery And The Big Clean
The nursery have been really busy helping the rest of the school with the ‘Big Clean’. Have a look at all the photos to see just how busy they were.
- Year 1 and The Big Clean
We loved our outdoor morning and worked really hard to clear up our outdoor area- great teamwork!
- Pontlliw’s BIG Clean!
What a fantastic morning! All of the children from Nursery up to Year 6 were involved in cleaning up our school grounds. From litter picking to planting and washing to sweeping the school has been given a ‘Spring Clean’. We are very proud of our children who got their hands, and clothes dirty…. there was […]
- Year 2 and the Big Clean!
The Year 2s have had a busy morning participating in our big clean. They worked really hard and the school grounds are looking fantastic. Thank you for your hard work, boys and girls.
- Reception are ROCKING odd socks!
Supporting Down’s syndrome day in Reception with our odd socks! Well done everyone for supporting we are very proud!
- Busy Bee Workshop
To celebrate World Down Syndrome day and World Poetry day, pupils in Year 6 have been writing poems titled, ‘Only One Me, ‘Friendship’, ‘Respect’ and for their dear friend Frazer Appleyard! Ahead of tomorrow’s big clean pupils have also been studying their Eco footprint; developing Geography skills by mapping out where Year 6 have been […]
- Rocking Odd Socks
Today we celebrate World Down Syndrome Day. We are proud to rock our socks at Pontlliw Primary today!
- Let’s Be Safe
Thank you to PC Parry for delivering an educational lesson on being safe on the internet
- 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 […]
- Children’s Rights around the world
We have been learning about Africa this week and we looked at the lives of some children who live in Africa, which linked nicely to Red Nose Day this week too. We thought about our rights and considered whether or not children’s rights were being met in both Wales and in some of the African […]