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Penarlag C.P. School

Penarlag C.P. School

Working together, learning for life and striving for excellence. Gweithio gyda’n gilydd, dysgu gydol oes ac ymdrechu am ragoriaeth.

Gallery ( more photos in class pages, in 'children' section)

21st May 2024 Urenco workshop with Year 5:

Urenco came to school today to lead a workshop with Year 5 about materials. They were completing mini investigations to find out how uranium is separated before it can be sent on to be used at a nuclear power station. Urenco separate the uranium needed using a centrifuge system. Da iawn Year 5!

20th May 2024 Open the Book Assembly:

Thank you to Open the Book that came to lead our collective worship on Monday. The children really enjoyed it! They heard the story of Joseph and his brothers.

10th May 2024.  Reception and Year 1 enjoyed a well being afternoon outdoors:

9th May 2024. STEM Formula one workshop at Hawarden High School:

A group of Year 5 pupils went to Hawarden High School to take part in this workshop. They built their own vehicles thinking about aerodynamics and then raced them. Da iawn pawb!

7th May 2024. The RNLI visited Year 2 and 3 :

They talked to the children about how to keep safe in or near the water. The children learnt about the role of the RNLI and they really enjoyed  trying on the life jackets and helmet as well as practicing the starfish shape to use in the water.

7th May 2024. Year 5 are taking part in the 'Flight of the Quail Egg'project and have to design a plane to fly whilst safely carrying a quail egg:

24th April Year 3 attending First Experiences Musical Extravaganza at William Aston Hall:

Welsh Water workshop with Years 2 and 3 26th April 2024:

Wales Outdoor Learning Week, week beginning 22nd April 2024:

17th April 2024 Mewn Cymeriad:


Today Mewn Cymeriad came into school to perform Hanes Yr Iaith to Blwyddyn 5 and 6 where the learnt all about the history of the Welsh language.

Year 5 Microbits lesson 15th April 2024:

Today Blwyddyn 5 used Microbits to build algorithms and code. They coded a Step Counter to discover if the person in the class with the longest legs walked the fewest steps around the field. Da iawn pawb!

Year 5 and 6  STEM Junior Airbus Session 'Moon Lander Workshop'

Year 4 show and tell session 21st March 2024:

Year 3 class assembly 20th March 2024:

Da iawn to our Year 3 class for their fantastic assembly for their parents. And a big thank you to Miss Vaughan and Mrs Gray for helping them get ready for their assembly.

Year 6 show and tell for parents March 15th 2024:


Comic Relief 2024:

Children wore red or their pyjamas to school and gave a £1.50 donation to Comic Relief.

Year 1 took part in an NFUeducation live lesson on the farm:

World Book Day 2024:

What a great day we have had for World Book Day. Children and staff wore fantastic costumes and lots of special activities took place. Junior children read to our infant children, a book quiz was completed in assembly , children took part in a book swap and to end the day teachers swapped classes for a story. Thank you to everyone for all your wonderful costumes!

Saint David's Day 2024:


We have had a wonderful day celebrating Saint David's Day. We had our Eisteddfod this morning and each class performed an item. To finish the Eisteddfod the whole school performed a Welsh folk dance together!


The children had two Saint David Day competitions to enter: designing a mosaic and creating a love spoon.

Our Safety Awareness Week , week beginning 19th February 2024:

Year 1 learnt about keeping safe outdoors.

For our Safety Awareness Week ,Blwyddyn 2 were learning ways to keep safe in the home. They talked about the different rooms in their homes and possible dangers. The children created safety posters and other activities to show how to keep safe. Da iawn Blwyddyn 2!

For our Safety Awareness Week Year 3 learnt about the dangers of electricity in the home and how to store solvents and cleaning products safely in a high place or in locked cupboards. The children then worked in pairs to make posters on adobe express.

For our Safety Awareness Week Year 4 learnt about water safety and made posters.

Year 5 learnt first aid during our Safety Awareness Week.

For our Safety Week Year 6 learnt about substance misuse:

Year 5 attending Maths workshop at Hawarden High School 26.2.2024

Year 5 have enjoyed participating in the maths workshop at Hawarden High School. Here are some photos of them creating an Icosahedron. Diolch Hawarden High!

Year 4 children's last Forest School session 23rd February 2024:

Year 4 really enjoyed their last forest school session on Thursday. They made fairy fires and toasted brioche, crumpets and marshmallows and of course, had hot chocolate! They had to really persevere to light their fairy fires at Forest Schools last week. But they didn't give up and got their fires going!

Overall winners of our talent show on 22nd February:

Here are the winners collecting their prize and shield. Da iawn! It was amazing!

Penarlag's Got Talent Show 22nd February 2024:

Well done to all the children that took part. It was an amazing evening. Here are photos of the performers who won the singing, dancing and open categories and them receiving their prize.

World Thinking Day February 22nd 2024:

Members of Guiding and Scouting remember their founders and guide and scout members all over the world. To celebrate this day children could wear their uniform to school.

Our Safety Awareness Week, week beginning 19th February 2024:

This week is our Safety Awareness week and each class has a different theme. Today St Johns came in and taught Year 5 AVPU, DR ABC, who to call in an emergency and CPR. It was fantastic!

Safer Internet Day 6th February 2024:

Some of our classes completed work  for Safer Internet Day. Below are photos of Year 3 work and Year 5. Year  5 watched a Newsround episode focussing on keeping safe online. They also looked at persuasive icons, what their technique is and the effect they have.

Children's Mental Health Week , week beginning 5th February 2024:

Each class completed a lesson focussing on their mental health.

Year 2 listened to a story called 'The Lion Inside' by Rachel Bright and Jim Field. The story is about a little mouse that finds out 'You don't have to be BIG and BRAVE to find your ROAR. We talked about what makes us brave and we shared how we can voice our worries if we are feeling a little scared. 

Da iawn Blwyddyn dau, you have all shown how brave you can be! 

For Children’s Mental Health Week year 3 were learning to recognise that their voices matter .They  discussed that children have a right to explain how they think or feel about something and how they could do this children , for instance, contributing to curriculum design through pupil voice, suggesting ideas during different clubs. They then spoke about how everybody is unique and how this can be celebrated. Children shared ideas about their likes and dislikes and discussed if this was the same for everybody. Children then expressed themselves by completing all about me flower sheet.



For Children’s Mental Health Week Year 5 designed a dream day filled with things that matter to them to focus on this years theme ‘ My Voice Matters’.

Year 4 forest school session on 2nd February 2024:


Our Year 4 children had a great Forest school session. This week, in small groups they made their own mini 'fairy fires' and enjoyed making smores and drinking hot chocolate.

They then played games and chased leaves in the wind, seeing how far they would blow.

Lots of laughter and smiles by everyone!

Year 5 and 6 trip to Danger Point 29th January 2024:

Blwyddyn 5 and 6 went on a school trip to DangerPoint today. They learnt lots about keeping safe and had a great time, despite the weather

Year 6 Prevent lesson 26th January 2024:


Saint Dwynwen's Day 25th January 2024:

Saint Dwynwen's Day, the Welsh equivalent of Saint Valentine is on 25th January. Each class completed work about Saint Dwynwen. For Saint Dwynwen's Day Year 1 read the story of St Dwynwen and made a card for someone they love.

Children in Blwyddyn 2 celebrated Saint Dwynwen Day by designing their own love spoons for someone special. They selected different symbols for their love spoons and made a label.

For Saint Dwynwen's Day Year 3 learnt about the story of Dwynwen and thought of what love meant to them, in particular how friends and family show love. They discussed lots of adjectives and what these words are in Welsh before writing them on the paper to describe their friends.

Year 4 wrote about what they had learnt about Saint Dwynwen, to celebrate her special day.

Blwyddyn 5 celebrated Santes Dwynwen by learning about the story of Dwynwen. They learnt about the tradition of giving Welsh Lovespoons and what the symbols represent. They then designed and created some Welsh Lovespoons of their own.


Year 6 made movies telling the story of Saint Dwynwen to celebrate her special day.

Year 4 Forest School session 25th January 2024:

We had a lovely fire and enjoyed toasting marshmallows and drinking hot chocolate! As well as playing games and laying trails, they also learnt relaxation techniques:

Football match 26th January 2024:


Our football squad played Ewloe Green school.

Both teams played very well and Penarlag won 7—2. Well done to everyone in our squad!

Thank you to Mrs Bowhill and Mr Vose for leading our football club and organising this match.

Year 5 show and tell session for parents 26th January 2024:


Our Year 5 class held our first show and tell session for their parents. Parents were invited into the hall at 1.30pm and our Year 5 pupils told them all about their Victorians topic from last term. They sang a song, showed their work and even made gruel for their parents to try!

Thank you to Mrs Davies and Mrs Hamilton for organising this and for all our Year 5 children for working so hard to plan this for their parents.

Everyone really enjoyed it!

Open the Book collective worship 22nd January 2024:

Thank you to Open the Book who came to lead our collective worship by telling the first part of the story of Joseph. Thank you to our Year 6 pupils who participated as well!

Year 4 Forest School session 19.1.2024:

We had a great session. We collected wood for the fire and made smores over the fire and had hot chocolate. We also played games on the field . At the end of each session we take it in turns to pour water over the fire and share what we have enjoyed. Then we pack up and head back to schoo

Year 5 live space lesson 18.1.2024:

Blwyddyn 5 were one of 1200 schools across the UK who participated in ‘The Spaceship Earth’ Live Lesson, where they learnt about satellites in space linked to their topic. Da iawn pawb!

Year 4 Forest School session 12th January 2024:

The second group of Year 4 children had their first Forest School session. They learnt some new games, we lit a fire and of course, had smores and hot chocolate. Lots of smiles and laughter from everyone!

Airbus workshop 11th January 2024:

Blwyddyn 5 and 6 completed session 2 of STEM Junior Airbus where they focussed on Aeroplane Design. The children learnt about the principles of flight and began designing their own planes. Da iawn pawb.

Rhyl Pantomime 21st December:

Everyone has arrived safely at Rhyl for the pantomime and are waiting for the show to start!

Bronze Award for Cymraeg Campus December 2023:

Da iawn, to Mrs Cass who leads welsh in the school, our Criw Cymraeg and all staff and pupils. We have achieved Cymraeg Campus Bronze award!

Christmas stalls December 15th 2023:

Thank you to all the children and staff for their hard work for our Christmas stalls yesterday. The stalls looked fantastic and everyone had lots of fun!

Junior pupil's Christmas dinner , 13th December 2023:

Thank you to Lianna, our school cook for preparing a gorgeous Christmas dinner for our Junior pupils today. Infant pupils will have their Christmas dinner tomorrow.

Nursery, Reception and Year 1 perform their Christmas Tree nativity. 13th December 2023:

Well done to our Nursery, Reception and Year 1 children who performed their Christmas Tree Nativity today. They were fantastic! Thank you to FOPs who served refreshments to the audience.

Years 2 and 3 carol concert at Highway Methodist Church 12th December 2023:

Well done to our Year 2 and 3 pupils for a wonderful carol concert at Highway Methodist Church this afternoon.

Years 4 to 6 carol concert 11th December 2023:

Da iawn to Years 4 to 6 for their lovely carol concert at Highway Methodist Church. Years 2 and 3 have their carol concert this afternoon.

Wednesday 6th December Year 4 forest school session:

The first group of Year 4's had their final Forest School session this week. They had a great time and made natural pictures. Can you guess what the pictures are?

Welsh lessons with Mrs Wright 15th November 2023:

Mrs Wright, one of our teachers is on a full time 'Welsh in a Year' course . She came into school on Wednesday to deliver Welsh lessons to Year 5 and 6 pupils.

Year 5 and 6 's first Airbus workshop, 15th November 2023:

Yesterday Blwyddyn 5 and 6 participated in our first STEM Junior Airbus workshop. The focus was an introduction to Airbus and it’s role in aviation. The children learnt about basic aviation concepts and history. A big thank you to Airbus, we look forward to working together on this project over the course of this academic year!

Anti Bullying Week, week beginning13th November 2023:

This week is Anti Bullying week. Yesterday the children had an assembly about bullying. They discussed what bullying is and the importance of telling someone about any bullying.

Pudsey visits Penarlag! 14th November 2023:

We have had a surprise visitor to school this afternoon and he visited all our classes! We told Pudsey we will be raising money for Children In Need on Friday by wearing our favourite colour to school and donating £2. Thank you for visiting us Pudsey

Open the Book Collective Worship 13th November 2023:

Thank you to 'Open the Book' who led our collective worship today. The theme was trust and the story was Jesus going fishing .

Hawarden Remembrance Service 12th November 2023:


Well done to our Head and Deputy Boys and Girls who attended Hawarden Remembrance Service this morning to represent the school. They did a wonderful job in very wet and cold weather. Thank you to Hawarden Community Council for organising this service.

We will remember them.

Year 4 Forest School session on 9th November 2023:

It was a very wet Forest School session for the Year 4's on Thursday. They completed some orienteering tasks and we still managed to have a fire, hot chocolate and make smores! Da iawn Blwyddyn 4!

Our Remembrance Service 2023:

This afternoon our Head and Deputy Boys and Girls led our Remembrance Service in School. They did a fantastic job. We had two special guests, Mr Vose , who served in the Air Force, as Sergeant Vose and Mrs Gray’s son, Able Rating Gray.

Our Remembrance Display 2023:

Diolch to Mrs Gray for creating our beautiful Remembrance display.

Thursday 9th November

Year 5 had so much fun working with Lianna, our school cook completing their design and technology lesson, which was to create a modern day gruel, linked to their class topic. Da iawn Blwyddyn 5!

Monday 6th November Year 6

Year 6 had a busy day today. In the morning they had a cryptography workshop, cracked codes and learnt about how Morse Code was used in World War 2 linked the their class topic. In the afternoon they had  first aid training and an introduction to sign language.

Da iawn Blwyddyn 6! 

Harvest food collection October 2023:

Thank you to everyone who donated to our harvest food collection. This will be taken to Flintshire Food Bank today.

All the food donations have been dropped off at Flintshire Foodbank.

Year 4 Forest school session 27th October 2023:

This week the children developed their map skills with Mr Vose. We also made a fire and made smores and had hot chocolate!