Croeso i Ysgol Gynradd Y Pwll
I warmly welcome you to our school website where you will find information about all aspects of life at Pwll County Primary School.
Please use the tabs on the left and top of the page to find out about our school. Please do not hesitate to contact us at the school if you would like to find out more about us.
Mr Paul Trotman
Please could you take note of the following:
Bomb threats to schools
As you may be aware, a number of schools across the UK received hoax bomb threat calls this week. I would like to reassure you that we have firm procedures in place should such an event take place at Pwll CP School.
In essence we would be following our usual fire evacuation procedures in the first instance, with all children and staff gathering in the junior yard, away from the main building. At the same time as this, we would make a call to the emergency services. In a recent such event in Llanelli, police were on the scene before the children had left the building and took over proceedings from that point on.
Any decision as to whether to take children completely off-site would be made in conjunction with emergency services at the scene. If this is considered necessary, pupils will be taken to Pwll Park, until we have the all-clear to return to school.
All staff are aware of these procedures, and there is a significantly high adult to child ratio in the school to allow any such operation to take place safely.
The safety of pupils is of the utmost importance to us in Pwll CP School. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any concerns.
Mr P Trotman
Minecraft Comes to Pwll School
This June (2015), Minecraft comes to Pwll School. The school are currently the only school in Carmarthenshire to install Minecraftedu on computers in the junior classes.
Minecraftedu is a Minecraft teaching platform - a specially designed version of Minecraft where teachers can run carefully pre-designed Minecraft worlds to help pupils develop new skills. It naturally lends itself to work in art, science and mathematics and of course presents a highly motivating range of opportunities to develop social and collaborative skills. I am so excited about getting started with Minecraft in the classroom and seeing where it will take us this year!
March 2016 update-
Since launching Minecraft edu, we have used Minecraft to teach the following topics:
Personal and social skills / community
3D Logo Turtles (programming)
Minecraft also serves as a constant tool for the learning of social / behaviour rules and skills with pupils. The rules which apply to living and working in a school community also apply fully to any Minecraft community we are working in.