Penygarn Community Primary School

Ysgol Gynradd Gymunedol Penygarn

01495 742090

Penygarn Road, Pontypool. NP4 8JR

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Year 2 Recorder Concert and extra KS2 Christmas Concert

Year 2 have a recorder concert this morning at 11.15 am. Parent/carers are invited to attend. KS2 children are putting on an extra performance of their Christmas concert this afternoon at 1.30 pm, please come along and watch!

Classes | Water Voles

Water Voles

Croeso i Water Voles!

Penygarn Community Primary School have been working very hard to develop our excellent Nurture setting.  There have been lots of developments over the last few years and we are very proud of the high quality provision we deliver.

This year we have moved classrooms and are now based in Water Voles.  The staff in Water Voles are Mrs Robinson, Nurture Head, Mr Ryan and Miss Jones.

Nurture provides a safe, caring and friendly environment for children who struggle in a mainstream setting.  The children are able to work in smaller groups and have the individual attention that they need to build friendships, trust and to develop their self-esteem.  Consistency and boundaries are very important to us in Water Voles and to help is with this we use a visual daily routine timetable, a behaviour timetable, a set of Nurture rules and a class contract.  We teach Literacy, Numeracy, Science, P.E. and some Welsh based on individual pupil ability.  Goals and targets are also identified for each pupil using INSERTS (Literacy and Numeracy) and the Boxall Profiles (social skills).


Our topic for September is "All about me" which include learning about:


  • Family trees
  • Self Portraits
  • All About Me Maths and ABC's
  • Andy Warhol hand prints
  • Family Collages 
  • How to work with clay making an "I am a special rainbow".