Monday, 7 April 2014

We are recycling spectacles

After Easter the Eco Council will be recycling old pairs of spectacles for Vison Aid Overseas.  The collected spectacles will be taken to our nearest collection point which will be Specsavers in Pontypridd.  Vision Aid Overseas provides vital eye care and glasses to people in need overseas.  If you would like to see the work they do please click on the link http://www.visionaidoverseas.org/  All spectacles for recycling can be given to Mrs Davies or put in the recycling bin in the middle block.

Many thanks for your help and support.

Eco Council

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Primary School Choir of the Year 2014

Maesycoed Choir are through to the FINAL along with 5 other schools.

Come along and support us at Pontypridd High School

Thursday 3rd April 6pm

Admission £3

Proceeds to PONT

Tickets available from school office, Harvest Books and Crafts Pontypridd or reserve by telephone 01443 480830.

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Battery Recycling

We have had a good response to our Battery Collection Box in the middle block hall.  Below are the Competition prizes for the school which collects the most batteries.(average per child)

£250.00 of Amazon vouchers for the school

£150.00 of Amazon vouchers for the school
£100.00 of Amazon vouchers for the school

The prizes are being provided by ERP Recycling and the presentation will be held at the Amgen Cymru Visitor Centre on Thursday the 10th July 2014.

If you have any batteries for recycling (general household, watch, button cell, mobile phone etc) please send them into school in an envelope or bag with your child.

ECO Council

School Council

RCT Environmental Services have asked the School Council if they have any issues with the local area.  The Council are willing to help and would like to ask the local community if there are any environmental issues you would like the School Council to raise on your behalf.  Any concerns can be put in writing and addressed to the School Council and it will be discussed with Environmental Services.

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Junior Road Safety Officers

Oliwia Urbanska and Nia Davies have been elected as our new Junior Road Safety Officers.
They will be responsible for highlighting/raising road safety issues in the school.
The first issue they would like to highlight is the parking on the zig zags outside the school.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Whole School Topic Overview Spring Term

The topic overview shows some of the areas the children will be working upon each term that you may like to work with too. It is not exhaustive and because of the children’s interests some of the areas may be changed in order to follow the children’s ideas.

Lower Foundation Phase/ “Where in the World” 
1. We all go travelling by
2. Chinese New Year
3. Can you walk to the moon? /What ever next! [Rocket travel]
4 Welsh week/St David’s day
5. Up, up, up [exploring the sky, planes, balloons, etc...]
6. The train ride
7. Easter SEAL Going for Goals

Upper Foundation Phase/ “Where in the World” 
1. USA
2. Africa
3. Greece
4. Wales
5. Poland
6. Italy
7. Easter
SEAL Going for Goals

Lower Key Stage 2/Wonderful Wales 
Map of Wales, UK, and the World [mapping skills]
Research on Wales Welsh recipes/making welsh cakes
Letter writing /welsh theme
Acrostic poem-Wales St David’s day
Local study Pontypridd/Good /bad features
Local artist Martyn Evans-Valleys art
SEAL Going for Goals

Upper Key Stage 2/Black gold 
Children in the mines
Story writing [settings, openings, endings, characters]
Then and now with Brian Davies
Nicholas Evans artist
Welsh themed poetry
Persuasive letter writing
SEAL Going for Goals

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Lower Foundation Phase Eisteddfod

We celebrated our Eisteddfod on March 7th, we dressed up in our welsh costumes and sang lots of welsh songs.  We did lots of Welsh activities too, as you can see from our photos we all look very smart indeed.