Shwmae! Rydyn ni’n Criw Cymraeg!
We were selected by our fellow friends and classmates at George Street to be part of the team, as they thought we showed excellent enthusiasm and efforts towards welsh.
We work alongside Miss Main, Mrs Lloyd and Miss Woods to help promote the welsh language across our school.
We have numerous roles, some of which include: encouraging and promoting the use of welsh language inside and outside of the classroom, promoting ‘ymadrodd yr wythnos’ phrase of the week, helping to lead assemblies and welsh culture days and ensuring we do all we can to help achieve our ‘Siarter Iaith’ silver award.
We meet every Monday morning with our welsh co-ordinators to plan and discuss our priorities and next steps for obtaining our award and giving everybody the opportunity to use welsh around our school! Rydyn ni’n dwli cymraeg!
Blwyddyn 3 - Liliana & Luke
Blwyddyn 4 - Scarlett & Ellie
Bwlyddyn 5 - Kelsie & David
Blwyddyn 6 - Isabelle & Harry
Deputy Leader - Acacia-Eve
Criw Cymreag Sidekicks
We had so many fantastic applications this year that we had to make a sub-group called Criw Cymraeg Sidekicks
Edith, Layla-Jayne, Maizie-June, Evie, Mi Ya, Lois, Ciara, Payton, John, Dafydd
Ein taith hyd yma…/Our journey so far…
- Criw Cymraeg signed up for Urdd Membership
- Holding class assemblies with the help of Criw Cymraeg to explore new apps
- Took part in Pontypool Eisteddfod – coming first in ein dawnsio gwerin
- Every child contributed entries into our school Eisteddfod
- Local team Dragons rugby coaches working alongside our children
- Local team Newport County working alongside our pupils
- Delivered assemblies, including those so poignant to welsh history e.g. Aberfan disaster
- Hosted a welsh fate for parents from Nursery to Year 6 to promote the welsh language
- Performed welsh raps about recycling
- Visited numerous welsh locations to learn about our welsh culture, such as Castell Rhaglan, Stadiwm Principality, Royal Mint, Big Pit, Blaenavon Ironworks
- Children worked alongside Welsh Children’s Laureate Eloise Williams and Welsh poet Catherine Fisher for the day
- Criw Cymraeg hosted a whole school ‘Shwmae Day’ using the Elin Meeks’ ‘Wales on the Map’ book as a stimuli for a range of activities and quizzes
Apiau - Apps
Why not try these at home?
Ap Geiriaduron – a free app that allows you to find welsh words or check their spelling
Duo Lingo – a free app, suitable for all abilities that allows you to practice short bursts of welsh every day
Campau Cosmig – available for iPhone, allows you to practice welsh through various themes whilst travelling through space
Gwefannau – Websites
Astro Antics - http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/learning/astroantics/
Penigamp! - http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/learning/penigamp/
Welsh for learners - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zqsv7p3
Welsh second language - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zw9wy4j