• We’ve ‘bean’ planting in Reception!

    This week we have been reading ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. We have read lots of different versions, but one thing we have noticed mum always throws the beans away and they grow! Reception accepted the challenge of planting their own beans and we will hopefully have some sky scrapping beanstalks!

  • Beat Box Football -Reception

    Reception had a fantastic time getting fit to music! The children learned new skills with a ball, and moved to the music as it played… the children had great fun and were smiling from ear to ear leaving the hall. Thank you Mrs Evans for organising!

  • Football Fun in Nursery.

    What an amazing time the nursery children had taking part in Beatbox Football on Friday. They practised their football and dancing skills. Da iawn everyone!

  • Year 3 Football & Fitness

    The boys and girls had a fantastic afternoon where they enjoyed developing their football skills to music. What a great way to keep fit – awesome job Year 3! 🙂

  • Beat Box Football Blwyddyn 6.

    Most of Year 6 love football…today, everybody loved it even more (if that’s possible) Pupils developed their football skills and have a whole lot of fun in the process.

  • Beat Box Football Fun

    Year 2 thoroughly enjoyed their Beat Box football session this morning! They developed their football skills whilst playing along to music.

  • Year 1: Football to music

    Year 1 enjoyed developing their football skills to music this morning. We had lots of fun!

  • Fairy Tale Music.

    Did you know a drawing can make beautiful music? Reception have been practising their pig drawing skills using ‘Music lab’. The children designed their own pigs on the screen and pressed play, each shape created a sound which the Reception children danced around to. We have some Mozart’s in the making in Recption!

  • 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 […]

  • Brilliant Balancing!

    Today in P.E the nursery children participated in activities to develop their coordination and gross motor skills. Miss Miles is now a qualified ‘Balanceability’ instructor and has been helping the children to improve their balancing skills. Soon they will be ready to go on the balance bikes. Gwaith da nursery!

  • 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 […]

  • Tour De France

    Year 1 enjoyed their Tour De France this week.

  • Year 2 Welsh Music and Fitness Session

    Today the Year 2 children thoroughly enjoyed participating in their Welsh music and fitness session, which was run by the company Ynni Da.

  • Hat testing trial

    What better day to test our hats than on a cold winters day…most hats kept our heads warm. Pupils have learnt a lot about insulation and conducting heat and they applied their knowledge to real life situations. So much so, some are now wearing their hats to school on a daily basis.

  • Feeding the Birds.

    As it is sometimes difficult for the birds to find food in winter, the nursery children decided to make some bird feeders. They mixed bird seed with lard and put it into yoghurt pots to hang on the trees. It was a messy job but I’m sure the birds will appreciate this tasty treat.

  • Origami 🌟

    This term our genre element is instructional work. Today pupils wrote and followed instructions to create an origami star. Pupils were confident to follow instructions and overcame the problems that they were faced with when folding the paper.

  • 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 […]

  • Brilliant balancing

    Year 1 enjoyed their first ‘balancing’ session today with Gavin, where they practised their balancing skills. Next week, we are looking forward to using the balance bikes.

  • Ser Yr Wythnos

    Llongyfarchiadau i ser yr Wythnos

  • Little Explorers!

    The nursery children became little explorers today. They put on their wellies and their warm coats and went out to explore the nature area.

  • Friendship Fruit Salad

    The reception children have been learning all about being a good friend. They learnt that we are all different and like different things. Today they made a ‘Friendship Fruit Salad’. They asked their friend what their favourite fruit was, then they used their fine motor skills to chop up the fruit and put it into […]

  • Ser Yr Wythnos

    Llongyfarchiadau i ser yr wythnos.

  • Pupils Voice Meeting

    Today Mrs Norman met with our pupil voice groups to discuss progress with the representative chair person. All pupils were confident and enthusiastic to discuss progress made and further action for the next couple of weeks.

  • Girls Football

    Thank you girls for making us proud yet again! You are a talented bunch. Well done. Looking forward to the next tournaments…bring it on!

  • Solar System Scavenger Hunt.

    This afternoon, as part of our topic entry, pupils were sent on a scavenger hunt. They needed to look around the whole school to locate the answers to the space related questions. (Sorry if I haven’t taken a picture of your child – they were running too fast for me to capture 😂)

  • Year 2 Cricket Session

    Yesterday the Year 2 children thoroughly enjoyed their Cricket taster session. They practised and further developed their throwing, catching and batting skills. Lots of fun was had by all!

  • Ser Yr Wythnos

    Congratulations to our stars this week. Llongyfatchiadau.

  • Reception visit to Dan Y Ogof

    What a wet morning! But Reception were all ready to set off on their adventures with year 1&2 to see Santa. We arrived to meet the land train, which took us down to the farm, we saw pigs, ponies, ducks and geese, and then had a play in the adventure play barn. We set off […]

  • Reception Party Time!

    The celebrations were noisy to say the least in Reception this afternoon. (I don’t know who bought party blowers but they were a great hit!) The children celebrated Christmas together, with dancing, singing, games and of course their party food. They are all tired out now… But can’t wait till tomorrow’s trip to see Santa!

  • Year 1 Christmas Party

    Year 1 had a great time in our class Christmas party today. We played games and ate lots of party food! We are all certainly feeling festive and looking forward to more fun over the next few days.

  • All Partied Out

    Blwyddyn 6 thoroughly enjoyed their class party. From Secret Santa, musical chairs, pass the parcel, party food to too many sweets; the children left feeling very festive! We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

  • 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 […]

  • Ser Yr Wythnos

    Congratulations to our stars this week

  • Magical Maths Team!

    Congratulations to our ‘Maths Magic’ team, who took part in our cluster Maths event in Pontardulais Comprehensive. Each team played their heart out, and showed that Pontlliw has great Mathematical skills. All of our year groups showed great team spirit and encouraged each other to do best they could. Our Year 5/6 team got though […]

  • Fun at the fire station

    What a fantastic day Year 1 have had at the fire station. They learnt lots about the role of fire fighters and what to do in the event of a fire. They had the opportunity to use the equipment and even got to sit in the fire engine. We were also lucky to see an […]

  • Faraday Engineers

    Year 6 have had a very challenging day today. They became engineers for the day and had the fulfil a STEM workshop to design and make an aeroplane and a transporter. Each member of the group had a role and each group were given 140 Faradays to buy the materials to make the plane and […]

  • These Girls Can

    Today was a another proud day for Pontlliw. Our Year 6 and Year 4 all girls teams played at Play Football and were absolutely AMAZING. They played with a 100% determination and dedication. They played as a team showing encouragement and support. Da iawn merched.

  • Raising Money For Children In Need.

    The nursery children have been very busy raising money for ‘Children in Need’. They wore their pyjamas to school today and took part in a range of ‘Pudsey’ themed activities. Dai iawn everyone!

  • Year 1 support Children In Need

    Year 1 have taken part in a variety of fun activities for Children In Need.  What a great day for a fantastic cause!

  • Remembrance Day

    Year 1 have been using a range of skills to learn more about Remembrance Day. In pairs, we developed our oracy skills by asking each other questions and we then used the Green Screen to record our responses. We continued to develop our ICT skills by creating poppy pictures using JIT paint. We also used […]

  • 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 […]

  • RSPB visit to Year 1

    The wet weather didn’t dampen the spirits of the Year 1 children as they enjoyed our Wild Words session with the RSPB. The children loved exploring our outdoor environment and used a range of equipment to heighten their senses further. We discussed and used lots of different vocabulary and adjectives to describe what was around […]

  • Our very own special Superheroes…

    Look at our amazing superheroes in Year 1! They certainly had a super time on our Superhero Day. Following a suggestion from one of the children, we baked our own superhero themed cupcakes. We took part in a variety of superhero training exercises ad we created lots of superhero craft items too.  Don’t the children […]

  • Fabulous Fireworks!

    What a busy couple of days we have had with all our firework themed activities. We made lovely glittery firework pictures,  designed our own bonfire night rocket, made fireworks out of sparkly play dough, made big firework pictures outside using different coloured chalks and we played firework pairs and number matching  games.  We even had […]

  • Borfa Day 3

    [sorry blog is late, only now sat down – photo overload) Today has been a mega busy day… started with a fully cooked breakfast, a trip to Mill Wood, den building, team building games, lighting fires, making and baking bread, cutting wood and calving sticks to make wands! We came back to the center in […]

  • Singing at Sunset

    What an absolutely stunning night we’ve had, singing songs around the camp fire, roasting marshmallows and admiring the sunset.

  • Bore Da From Borfa

    We survived our first night … the children are currently having breakfast (cereal, toast and a cooked breakfast) . We have bodyboarding and orienteering to look forward to today.

  • Pumpkin Fun.

    The nursery and reception children have had a busy morning participating in lots of pumpkin themed activities. First of all they listened to the story “Pumpkin Soup” before going outside for lots of pumpkin fun. They hammered pegs into pumpkins, made pumpkin collages, made pumpkins out of play dough, and sponge painted bowls to look […]

  • Pel-droed Merched Yr Urdd

    Pob lwc i Merched blwyddyn 6.

  • Shwmae!

    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 […]