News Archive - 2013

 

Canu o flaen Aelodau Clwb yr Henoed

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Canu gyda Chor Rygbi Gogledd Cymru

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Christmas greetings
We send warm greetings to Sion Guto, one of our former pupils, and extend our best wishes to him for the future. Fingers crossed that he will not have to wait too long for the operation.

Best wishes to Nell Medi Hughes (Nursery class). Nell recently underwent major surgery in hospital and is awaiting the date for her next operation.

Best wishes to Gwilym Williams, Anti Heather’s husband who had a car accident.


We send our condolences to Mrs Marian Jones` family.


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Y1 and 2 visit to Londis
The theme studied by Mrs Rona Williams and Mrs Marian Jones` classes currently is “The Supermarket and they visited the LONDIS shop, Bethesda. We received a very warm welcome from Mr J. Thomas and all the staff. The pupils had an opportunity to prepare questionnaires at school prior the visit and Mr Thomas had an opportunity to answer many interesting questions! Thanks to Mr Thomas and staff for giving each pupil delicacies and fruits and thanks for the warm welcome!

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Y 5 visit Electric Mountain, Llanberis
plantThe class theme this half term is energy and and in order to inspire Y5 pupils an excursion was arranged to the Electric Mountain, Llanberis. This power station provides an excellent example of generating renewable energy, and the pupils, wearing their yellow helmets, ventured into the mountain to see the six turbines. The pupils were enthralled by the process. The next part of the day involved a walk to llyn Peris and Dolbadarn Castle that stood majestically above the lake – in complete contrast to the modern technology concealed within the mountain! Click here to see the photos

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Year 5 – Coleg Llandrillo
The pupils visited the Renewable Energy Centre at Coleg Llandrillo. Looking out through the window in the college, the wind farm in the nearby sea is visible. Whilst at the college, the pupils experimented with wind turbines and investigated to find out how many blades generated the most energy. The main focus of this excursion was the latest methods of generating renewable energy.. Click here to see the photos

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Eisteddfod Dyffryn Ogwen
Congratulations to all the pupils who competed at Eisteddfod Dyffryn Ogwen to such a high standard again this year. We are so proud of the pupils` achievements on stage, in the literary field and in the Art and Craft Section. The icing on the cake was the rendition given by our school choir of Mr Huw E. Jones` arrangement of the ‘Golomen Wen’. Thanks to everybody who assisted with the rehearsals and preparations, and special thanks to Mrs Helen Williams and Mrs Menai Williams, Mrs Jane Parry for helping us out. Thanks to Mrs Sioned Webb, the pupils are coming on in leaps and bounds on our grand piano – already playing with both hands! Click here to see the photos

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Reception Class Visits
The Reception Class wish to give sincere thanks for the welcome they received at Londis and at the Hen Orsaf Surgery. The class studied the healthy foods that Londis sell and then learnt about the work done by the doctor, nurse and dentist at the surgery. By now the pupils in Mrs Wilson’s class are very health aware! On the annual trip to Piggery Pottery, the children were busy painting and decorating the pigs. Everybody had fun and every pig seemed very different in appearance!

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Children In Need
Enormous fun was again had at the school this year on ‘Children In Need’ day. Everybody wore spotty clothing, pyjamas or fancy dress to come to school, and over £300 was raised towards this worthy cause. It was thrilling to see the ‘buskers’ raising so much money. [Cerys Elen, Mari, and Swyn] through entertaining those at the door as well as the children in the services with their charming guitars! Thanks to everybody! Click here to see the photos

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Cae’r Groes Bakery

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Year 6 with Mr.Geraint Jones


Important letters were sent from Ysgol Llanllechid to Cae’r Groes Bakery. Year 6 pupils were very grateful to the owners Mr and Mrs Williams for the warm and to Mr Geraint Jones for the valuable lesson they received about baking and entrepreneurship. As well as observing the bread being baked, they learnt about how to knead dough. Great fun was had making welsh cakes. So, on their arrival back in school, there was no option except to make......butter! The butter was scrumptious; indeed, the best welsh cakes and butter that we have ever tasted! We now have many prospective entrepreneurs amongst us - thanks to the inspiration received from the successful bakery at Rachub.

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Remembering Hedd Wyn
Meurig ReesWe received a visit from Mr Meurig Rees from North Wales Rugby Choir. Mr Rees described his energetic bike ride to Flanders to raise money towards a red dragon memorial, in memory of those who were killed in the Great War. We remember the poet Hedd Wyn, who died in Flanders, and his poetry remains alive and resounds at Ysgol Llanllechid today!

 

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Ysgol Llanllechid’s choir have been invited to sing with the North Wales Rugby Choir at St John`s, Llandudno at 8 o`clock, December 18th. Please come along to support us!

Tickets are on sale at the school.

 

 

 

 

 

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Christmas Coffee Morning
This year, as usual, Ysgol Llanllechid Christmas Coffee Morning was held at the Cricket Club. There were many different stalls, crafts and gifts including special gifts from Father Christmas! Thanks to Mrs Lowri Roberts, Mrs Iona Roberts and all committee members and all our friends for their usual support and tireless work. A total of £780 was raised towards school funds. Many thanks to you all.. Click here to see the photos

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Nursery Class Visit to Carmel Chapel
Nursery Class pupils visited Carmel Chapel to listen to the Christmas story. We once again thank Mrs Williams for the warm welcome and for going the extra mile.

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Christmas Shows
plantFour Christmas concerts are being held again this year and were complete sell outs! The Nursery`s production conveyed the birth of Jesus and Reception class concert have. Year 1 and 2 looked magnificent in their costumes as they played the different characters of Gwlad yr Halibalw.

Congratulations to the pupils for excellent performances in front of a full house and grateful thanks to everyone for all your support and many thanks to parents and friends of the school for making the costumes.

Click here to see photos from the Nursery Class
Click here to see photos from the Reception Class
Click here to see photos from Year 1 and 2
Click here to see photos from the Junior Department's Musical - Trafferth y Tardis
or click here to see photos from all the shows

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Christmas Dinner
plantMany thanks to Mrs Macdonald and her team for a first class Christmas dinner yet again this year. See the pictures! Click here to see the photos

Gwenan Davies Jones and everyone at Ysgol Llanllechid wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

 

 


Engagement
Congratulations to Ms Angharad Efans, Bethesda on her engagement to Elfed from Rhiwlas. We all extend our very best wishes for a wonderful future together! (Thanks to Elfed also for his generous contribution to the school Fair)

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Get Well Soon

We all wish Nell Medi Hughes a seedy recovery and all the best with the next part of the treatment.

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Cycling

As cycling is so important to us as a healthy school and green school, Year 6 had an opportunity to improve upon their skills and aim to gain a road cycling safety certificate. It was a valuable experience and reminded everybody of the importance of wearing a helmet at all times. Click here to see the photos

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Teacher from India

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Ysgol Llanllechid pupils were thrilled at having a teacher from the highlands of Western India in their classes. Every class had plenty of opportunities to ask her endless questions! We look forward to further developing this contact and have opportunities to learn more about the tigers and tea etc!


The pupils had enjoyed learning from Mrs Renee, who teaches in India.

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Minibeasts

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Thanks to Mr Ben Stammers for concluding our education on insects with an interesting presentation on insects and habitats.

 

 

 

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Bang! Crash! Lava!
llosgfynyddMr Wright presented the wonders of volcanoes to the pupils. He displayed various rocks and ash from the famous volcano in Iceland and showed videos of explosions he had been close to, and consequently, several pupils from the class have set their sights set on becoming geologists! Year 1 also created interesting volcanoes with Mrs Rona Williams – a magnificent sight!


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Thanksgiving
An excellent audience of parents and friends of the school assembled in the school hall on the last morning of term to see our Thanksgiving presentations. Each class, in turn, had an opportunity to entertain the audience. The entertainment included action songs, dialogues, creative/instrumental music, a range of prose and poetry and much more! It was an excellent opportunity for parents and friends to see the school at its best! The Thanksgiving Service at Carmel Chapel was also a roaring success and it was a joy to see all the pupils participating. Mrs Helen Williams and her team are to be commended. We also wish Rev Geraint Hughes a happy retirement.. Click here to see the photos
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Local Chapels
Year 5 and 6, Mr Huw Edward Jones and Mrs Hanna Huws` classes entertained the local chapel goers on Thursday evening, October 10th and a stong audience assembled at the school hall. All kinds of items were presented based on the water theme and Aziliz Kervegant and Beca Nia, two former pupils performed to a high standard. Thanks also to Gwydion Rhys for playing his cello to the accompaniment of his father, Mr Stephen Rees. Bravo! Our Refectory was transformed into a 5 star restaurant and everyone enjoyed the refreshments before leaving! Thanks to Ms Leanne and Anti Gillian for their support and bara brith and to Mrs Macdonald for the biscuits. Click here to see the photos

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Filming
Mr Huw Edward Jones and his class recently appeared on Newyddion 9, S4C. The school had been selected to show a lesson on Healthy Living as part of the Assembly’s keep fit campaign.

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Gift
Thanks to Mrs Stella Davies, Bronnydd for the gift received in memory of her husband, Wyn. The whole family has been friends and supporters of the school for a long time and the connection continues, as her nephew and nieces are pupils here.

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Thanks

Thanks to Mr and Mrs H Roberts, Corbri and Mrs Shirley Roberts for their kind gifts of two comfortable sofas to the school.

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T. Llew Jones Day
2 blentynAs is our custom, T Llew Jones day was celebrated. The various activities are held in every class including story reading, learning poems, baking biscuits and indeed, the Nursery Class ‘danced with the leaves’ ā la T. Llew Jones along Lon Fach Odro!

 


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Year 5 and 6 pupils entertained the local Chapel Society on October 10th. Various items were presented and the audience also enjoyed tea and cakes! A wonderful evening!

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Ysgol Llanllechid`s Grand Fair
Ysgol Llanllechid is extremely fortunate of all the parents and the local community and this year the outstanding amount of £2,200 was raised towards the School Funds. Many thanks to all the members of the Parents Teachers Association led by Mrs Lowri Roberts and Mrs Iona Robertson for their tireless efforts.

The children, parents and friends of the school were in their element purchasing and selling whilst listening to the Menai Bridge Brass Band. There were a multitude of stalls including our brand new hair salon! It was a happy occasion,that makes us realise the welcoming nature and generosity of our friends. Grateful thanks to everybody. Click here to see the photos

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The pupils undertook many trips and visits at the beginning of the new term:

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plant“Study the minuscule” is Y6s motto this term as they go down on their knees to investigate various habitats, including the school garden and fields and the neighbouring bushes. Being escorted by Mr Ben Stammers and Rheon Roberts at Eithinog was a real adventure into the wild.

 

 

 

plentynThere was a wealth of mini beasts and opportunities to search for and record all kinds of bio-diversity using nets, absorption pots and a digital scraper. Our thanks to them and to the Wales` Nature Trust for their work protecting our wild habitats in order to enhance our learning programmes.

 


Liverpool

Year 5 again went on their special trip to Liverpool as part of their work on the 60’s. Everybody was dressed up in clothes from the period and they visited the Beatles Museum. In the photo, some of the children and staff are seen enjoying themselves at Albert Dock. Click here to see the photos


Walking Trips

Year 4 recently went on a walking trip accompanied by Cemlyn and Morfudd to the summit of Moel Wnion, Gyrn and Moel Faban, and Year 3 pupils climbed to the summit of Moel Faban and Moel Wnion. They were memorable trips and Cemlyn’s stories about the locality were very interesting, especially the story about the ‘Garreg Canan.’ Click here to see the photos


Steps towards the summit

Year 5 and 6 had the opportunity to roam the local mountains whilst following along a ffotpath by the waterfalls at Abergwyngregyn. Thanks to Cemlyn and Morfudd, our leaders. Y 6 are already looking forward to conquering Snowdon next year.Click here to see the photos


Gelli Gyffwrdd

Years 1 and 2 recently visited Gelli Gyffwrdd to build hides and study forest wildlife as well as use their senses. Everybody hugely enjoyed themselves and all the children were completely exhausted at the end of the day! Click here to see the photos


Visit from Dewi Pws


dewi pwsY 5 pupils enjoyed an enjoyable morning in the company of Dewi Pws and Mared Huws from the Pontio scheme. It was a hilarious morning and great fun was had by all. It was a joy listening to Dewi Pws` poetry and stories in his own unique style. Undoubtedly, the highlight was hearing him singing ‘Mae rhywun wedi dwyn fy nhrwyn!’ As a plenary session, the pupils wrote a poem describing their future wishes and aspirations.


Physical Education

The Reception Class currently enjoy attending Plas Ffrancon weekly and Years 3 and 4 have fun at their swimming lessons at Bangor.


African Drumming

Sidiki Dembele and his wife visited to hold ‘African Drumming’ workshops for a whole day at the school. He had a large number of drums and every child had an opportunity to keep to a rhythm in a memorable style! An excellent day! Click here to see the photos


RSPB Y3 and 4

This educational trip is always a success and provides pupils with many different experiences and as usual, a successful day was spent at RSPB, Conwy. The pupils were awe-struck by the glory of the natural world and many animals were observed including ten herons rooted to the spot with their heads amongst their feathers, several lizards hiding under the stones; - not to mention the multitude of frogs!

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Instrumental Lessons

Again this year, many pupils have received the instrumental lessons provided at the school, - wind, brass, stringed instruments, guitars club, as well as piano lessons for the first time ever taught by Mrs Sioned Webb.

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Carys Ofalus


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Carys Ofalus , the huge cat, came to visit the Reception Class and taught the pupils about the rules of the highway code.

 

 

 

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Ephapha

The Ephapha group came along to conduct morning assembly.

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Condolences

Our deepest condolences to the family of Ms Rhian Haf on their bereavement. Ms Haf’s mother, Mrs Mary Louise Roberts passed away recently. She is remembered as a kind lady who will be deeply missed. We send our regards to the entire family.

School Fair 2013

Click here to see photos from our School Fair

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Welcome
Welcome back and a special welcome to the new Infants class pupils who have already settled down amongst us.

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Congratulations!

Congratulations to three staff members who had a memorable summer! Mr Stephen Jones (year 3 and 4) teacher married Anona, and both now reside at Llanddaniel, Isle of Anglesey. Best wishes to them.

A son was born to Ms. Elen Evans and Gareth, named Abner Clwyd, and a daughter to Ms. Holly Rowe and Craig - Grace Emily!

We also warmly congratulate our former pupils on their successes in various examinations.Best wishes to you all in your new fields and for the future.

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Condolences

We send our condolences to the family of Ms Rhian Haf on their enormous loss. Ms Haf’s mother, Mrs Mary Louise Roberts, recently died. We remember her as a kind lady who will be sorely missed. We send our deepest condolences to the family.

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Year 6 on S4C

At the invitation of Mr and Mrs Alwyn Bevan, Y 6 Ysgol Llanllechid had the honour of serving as the escort for brave cyclists on their journey all the way to Flanders. North Wales Rugby Choir’s ambition is to raise money towards a Welsh memorial as a tribute to all the Welshmen who were killed in Flanders during the First World War. Of course, the most famous of them was Hedd Wyn and the pupils recited one of his poems and extended best wishes to the cyclists on their departure. Amongst them was Gerallt Pennant and the pupils appeared on the Heno programme, S4C. The pupils ar now eagerly looking forward to visiting the Ysgwrn to learn more about the history. Thanks to Mrs Bevan, Mrs Sian Rees and to Mrs Sandra Owen (Sandra Llan) for the warm welcome received at the Rugby Club.

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Some of the heroic cyclists on their way to Flanders. With them in the photo are Y6 pupils of Ysgol Llanllechid, Mrs Gwenan Davies Jones and the presenter Gerallt Pennant.

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Healthy School Welcome

Our thanks to Y6 pupils who welcomed the parents and new admissions with fruits and fresh vegetables from an organic garden as part of our Healthy School campaign.

dosbarthu ffrwythau a llysiau organic Mrs Davies Jones and the pupils sharing their healthy goods.

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Trip to Moelfre

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Click here to see the fun of the last day.
Happy summer holiday to everyone.

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Plas Menai

Click here to see year 4 pupils at Plas Menai.


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Sioe Gwlad y Rwla

The Reception Class, as well as Years 1 and 2, visited JP Hall at Bangor to see the show ‘ Cerdyn Post o Wlad y Rwla’. Everybody enjoyed watching the Llipryn Llwyd, Dewin Dwl and Rala Rwdins and were frightened when nasty Strempan shouted at the top of her voice!


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Trip to Anglesey Sea Zoo

The Reception Class visited the Sea Zoo at Brynsiencyn to learn about various sea creatures. Great fun was had watching the wolf-fish and his large sharp teeth coming closer and closer towards the glass and the children were screaming!! We saw a variety of different coloured fish and the ones that used camouflage to hide amongst the seaweed were remarkable. We also walked by the Menai where we collected all kinds of shells, seaside stones, seaweed and small crabs. By now, there is an aroma of the seashore in the class! A day to remember!. Click here to see the photos

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Winners in the Dyffryn Ogwen Show

It was excellent weather for the Dyffryn Ogwen Agricultural Show this year and a large number of pupils of Ysgol Llanllechid decided to compete on the host of available activities. Many prizes were won in the races competition in the morning as well as a large number in the Art and Craft competitions and the art work creates a fine display at the school. Congratulations to everybody! Click here to see the photos

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Welcoming Parents of our New Intakes
A large number of prospective parents and pupils had an afternoon to remember when they attended the ‘Welcoming Meeting’ at the school. Whilst the parents enjoyed a cup of tea, chat and presentation from Mrs Davies Jones in the hall, the children played and did all kinds of interesting activities in the class, with their new friends and everyone had a good time! We loook forward to welcoming you all in September!

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Art Workshop held by Theatr y Fran Wen
plantFollowing a visit by Years 2 classes to Canolfan Conwy to watch the excellent show ‘Gwyn’, an art workshop was held at the school as a follow-up to it all. The children worked with Mirain Fflur to create artefacts linked to the show, such as pompoms, small books, ribbons and all kinds of items to decorate white twigs! All created a fine display!

 


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Work experience
It was a pleasure to welcome two of our former pupils to the school on a week’s work experience. Owen Pickering and Megan Macey helped out in the various classes, as well as with Foundation Phase sports and sports of all kinds. All the best to both for the future and our thanks to them for assisting.

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Foundation Phase Sports
There was excellent weather for the Foundation Phase Sports. It was pleasing to welcome the children of the Cylch Meithrin to participate in the competing as well. Thanks to the huge crowd of parents who came to support the children and special thanks to Mr and Mrs Scott, ‘Siop y Post’ Rachub for their generous gift of water bottles for all the children!! Click here to see the photos

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Y 4 Botanic Gardens Treborth
Y 4 pupils recently enjoyed an excellent day at the Botanic Gardens at Treborth. They had an opportunity to do all kinds of activities from studying the leaves and trees to seeing musical instruments made out of wood from various trees. Probably the highlight was cooking a pizza each, - out in the open air! Excellent!


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Spanish Day !
Castanets, ...flamenco...matadors....what is going on in Mrs Rona Williams class? Well, Year 3 are having a Spanish day of course! Not only the children were dressed up in traditional costumes, but Mrs Williams was dressed as a mischievous seniorita dancing in her colourful flamenco frock! Yes, there was fun and games, music and art! [thanks to the artist Ms Anna Pritchard], all kinds of sweets, and the room was decorated with the colourful flags of Spain! O LE!!! Click here to see the photos

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Junior Department Sports
The Junior`s sports day was held on a bright, sunny day and a graet number of spectators watched all the varied races. The competing was as enthusiastic as ever! Thanks to all the parents for being so willing to participate! The winners of the fathers race were: 1st:Mark Jones,2nd: Terry Williams,3rd: Ben Stammers and the mothers race: 1st: Katie Jones, 2nd:Anwen Roberts,3rd:Emma Sinfield.. Click here to see the photos


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Captains of the three teams.

 

 

 


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Cricket Tournament
Congratulations to the cricketers of Ysgol Llanllechid and their coach Mr Stephen Jones who achieved great success in the ‘Ogwen Cricket Competition’ held on the Cricket Club field at Bethesda. The girls lost in the final but Year 5 boys won the final against Yr 6 Boys! It was a very close competition and Y5 boys competed at the Gwynedd schools competition held at Pwllheli, winning one of their three games! Very well done! Click here to see the photos

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Huge Strides to the Summit
The energetic and ambitious Y6 group visited Rhyd Ddu for two days, climbing to the summit of Snowdon and rambled around the area searching for insects in the gorse and streams. They were led by Cemlyn and Morfudd and we thank them for escorting our pupils so safely along our heritage paths. The entire trip was excellent, providing an opportunity to grow up through being independent and … yes indeed.. washing dishes! They broke our school`s record by reaching the summit in under 3 hours! Congratulations to everybody. Click here to see the photos

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Detectives at Ysgol Dyffryn Ogwen
There was huge excitement when attending Science lessons at Ysgol Dyffryn Ogwen. A mock criminal had been pestering Mr Dewi Gwyn and Y6 pupils, with all other Y6 pupils in the area, had to find out who the culprit was. Thanks to everybody for a fun day in preparation for September. Click here to see the photos

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Pili Palas
Y6 pupils were interested in insects and small creatures when visiting Pili Palas and found a large hairy tarantula roaming along their forehand. Gavin answered all our questions and thanks to everybody for being so willing to allow us close to the creatures; including a snake and iguana as well as farmyard creatures and of course a paradise of butterflies. Click here to see the photos


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Champions
Carwyn Lloyd Williams visited Year 5 (Mr Huw Edward Jones` class) to share his experiences as a champion in cricket and rugby. The children are well-accustomed to seeing Carwyn at Plas Ffrancon and they had an interesting morning asking him questions on how to prepare for competition, which foods are best and to describe the experience of representing Wales. The children also practiced their cricket skills and learnt how to fully stretch the body. Who knows? There may be future champions amongst them.

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Carwyn with the boys – inspired!

 

 

 

 

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Fitness Sessions
Year 5 pupils have worked hard at doing circuit training at Plas Ffrancon. This provides an opportunity to exercise every muscle in the body rotating around the hall doing various tasks. Thanks also to Elaine for informing the pupils of the various muscle groups in the body.

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Elaine ensuring all the pupils stretch after their work-out.

 

 

 

 

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School Council and the Siarter Iaith
The School Council has held a further meeting with the Governors to discuss how Gwynedd LEA requirements can be met as regards the Language Charter. Mr Dafydd Cadwaladr also came to give a talk to the Council about the benefits of talking Welsh in the business world. Thanks to him for his interesting talk and hopefully this will inspire the pupils to become entrepreneurs. We also welcomed Mrs Jane Parry to discuss her background – moving from London originally to Bangor to study at the University. Mrs Parry now speaks Welsh fluently and has thoroughly immersed herself in the Welsh culture. Thanks to Mrs Parry as well for her interesting talk.

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Mr Dafydd Cadwaladr with the School Council.

 

 

 

 


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Mrs Jane Parry with the School Council.

 

 

 



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Talented musicians
The whole school was mesmerised by talented musicians, one being a former pupil at Ysgol Llanllechid – Sian Mererid Jones. Sian (playing the oboe) and her friend Lois (playing the clarinet) together with their tutor Mrs Jane Parry performed various pieces including excerpts from popular films. Ysgol Llanllechid is very fortunate to have Mrs Jane Parry as a wind instrument tutor, and the whole school appreciated the excellence of this fabulous ensemble. We also enjoyed listening to the cellists Abigail, Gwydion, Thalia and Aziliz. They have been tutored by Ms Nicki Pearce and the standard once again of these young instrumentalists was excellent. The whole school got on their feet to end the concert by dancing to the popular piece La Cucaracha. Thanks to Nicki for all her hard work.
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Lois, Mrs Jane Parry and Sian.

 

 

 

 

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Gwydion, Nicki, Aziliz, Thalia and Abigail

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Conway Centre

Year 1 pupils enjoyed a wonderful afternoon on the Menai Straits. Some even guided the boat under the Britannia Bridge. Look at the photos of the young sailors. Click here to see the photos

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Eisteddfod Llangollen

Year 2 pupils enjoyed the festivities at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod. Look at their pictures! Click here to see the photos

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Huw Williams
The talented musician Huw Willimas played some of Wales’ traditional instruments in the school hall. The pupils enjoyed watching him play three instruments at once and especially the group folk dance at the end! Click here to see the photos

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Anna Pritchard

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We have been fortunate to have the artist Anna Pritchard working at the school since Easter with years 3 and 4. They have studied Picasso’s work and various Welsh legendary tales such as Rhys a Meinir and Branwen. A big thank you for giving the pupils such enjoyment.


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Year 6
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We wish a warm farewell to year 6 pupils and all the best for the future.

 

 


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North Wales Urdd athletics meet
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Congratulations to Beca Nia for coming third in the girls sprint at Colwyn Bay. Beca has enjoyed athletics success in the past and the school is once again proud of her achievement. Is she the new Jessica Ennis?!

 

 

 

Condolences
We send our sincere condolences to the family of Sara and Darren Williams on the recent loss of their father in an accident. We also send our condolences to Liam Twigge`s father. His father, William Twigge, passed away in May. We send our sincere condolences to both families.

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Work Experience

Many thanks to Ms Emma and Ms Lorraine for spending time with us at the school on work experience in the Nursery class. It was very pleasant to have your company and thank you for being so willing to assist us in so many different ways.

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Supply Teacher

Many thanks to Mr Rheon Jones for teaching with us here in the Foundation Phase Department. It was a pleasant experience welcoming Rheon (a former pupil) back and we thank him for inspiring the pupils with his scientific tasks. Best wishes in the new post at Ysgol Maelgwn.

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Urdd National Eisteddfod
Congratulations to Beca Nia on her sweeping success at the Urdd National Eisteddfod on reaching the stage and gaining third prize playing the oboe. It was a joy to see Beca performing so melodiously and thanks to Mrs Jane Parry for instructing her as well as Ms Sian Jones.

Beca also performed with her friends Aziliz Kervegant and Gwydion Rhys in the vocal ensemble competition, where they sang to a very high standard. Likewise, Aziliz`s rich voice as she competed in the solo was also excellent. Congratultions to all three on their success and for giving performances of such a high standard in the preliminaries.
Idwal and Ithel Temple Morris won in the Art and Craft competition – our warmest congratulations! Click here to see the photos

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Glanllyn
This year, 22 year 5 pupils visited Glanllyn accompanied by Mr Huw Edward Jones, Miss Angharad and Miss Awen. The pupils gained many memorable experiences including the ropes, wall climbing and raft building. Many were sad on leaving Glanllyn, but looked forward to seeing their families after two nights away from home. And once again, the food at Glanllyn was excellent! Thanks to the children for being such an enthusiastic and adventurous bunch! Click here for photos ... or click here for more photos

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Year One Trip

As part of the theme work, Mrs Bethan Jones and Mrs Nerys Tegid `s class visited Beaumaris and Moelfre lifeboat station. Beaumaris Life Boat was seen being launched and the mariners circled the water to address the children before going out on call! A memorable experience! An interesting talk was given about water safety and everybody listened attentively! Crabbing was without doubt one of the highlights and owing to the nice weather, the children paddled in the water and enjoyed the picnic and ice lollies. A hugely enjoyable day! Click here to see the photos

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The Tudors and Anne Boleyn’s Court Case
Having learnt about Cochwilan and Plas Mawr, Conwy, Year 5 pupils specifically focussed on the life of Henry VIII and his second wife Anne Boleyn. Following a period of detailed study and investigative work by the children, they held a court case to see whether Anne was guilty or not of infidelity to the king. The children were familiar with court of law proceedings learning about terms such as prosecution, jury, judge and lawyers. Some of the children depicted the main characters involved namely Henry, Anne, Thomas Cromwell and Christopher Smeaton. Before the proceedings, Harry had consulted closely with the prosecution and Anne had received advice from her team of lawyers. Following detailed and challenging questioing from the prosecution and defence, the jury stepped forward to discuss their decision. They reached the conclusion that Anne was not guilty!! How would history have been different if the same verdict had been reached 500 years ago?!

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Erin as the judge and
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School Council
plantThe School Council and Governors representatives met to discuss Gwynedd`s Siarter Iaith and Healthy School. The School Council pupils had several good ideas and it was pleasing to hear such a young group being able to discuss so maturely. Thanks to everybody for their commitment to these two ventures and upwards and onwards we go!

 


The School Council with Mr Godfrey Northam, Mr Walter Williams (Chair of the School Governors) and Mrs Lesley Hughes.

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Enterprise Club, Half Marathon and Charity
Many enterprises will been held in the Rachub area over the coming years, judging from the inventiveness and perseverance seen at the Enterprise Club at Ysgol Llanllechid. The activities include selling advertisements through presenting a journal, planting flowers to sell on special occasions, creating goods through sewing and modelling, not to mention the production of cards.The aim of the Club is to nurture skills in the hope that some of the pupils will become confident enough to start their own businesses in any field in the future or use their fund-raising skills for the benefit of local and worldwide communities or charities.

An excellent example of generating profit for a good cause was the Fair, organized by the Clwb Menter and Year 6 to raise money towards the ‘Northern Lights’ appeal. The charity, that gives a respite for seriously ill children, was selected due to the fact that two teachers (Mr Huw Jones and Mr Stephen Jones) were running a half marathon to support the cause. It was decided at the Clwb Menter that they would possess the skills and enthusiasm to support the fund-raising campaign. The Club invested £10.49 for prizes, making their money stretch much further. A letter was drafted and sent out to parents asking for goods such as fruits, cakes etc as well as a few pennies for their children to spend at the fair. Of course, with such supportive parents, everyone donated generously.

It was a hugely enjoyable day as brave teachers, Mr Stephen Jones and Mrs Nerys Tegid faced the pupils, who aimed their water guns towards them, and, in an another activity, scored goals on the playground. Then, throughout the afternoon, everyone went into the hall,- our Bazaar to spend on the interesting stalls, including a magic stall, origami, treasure hunt,joke telling, hair braiding, as well as selling fresh fruit, lucky dip, drinks, cakes, clothing and toys. To cap it all off, a puppet show was held to entertain the pupils.

And the profits – from an investment of around £10, over £440 was raised towards the charity! And in the business world – a profit of £430 was secured! Ysgol Llanllechid has young entrepreneurs who are much more prosperous than those competing in the Apprentice! The pupils managed to raise money through the simple reason that they are good communicators, effectively collaborate in a team, are creative, and think of others.

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‘Gwyn’ at Conwy Centre

Year 2 classes recently enjoyed an excellent time when they went to see a theatric performance, full of imagination performed by Cwmni Theatr y Fran Wen at Conwy Centre, Isle of Anglesey. The children were enthralled.Before setting off for home the children enjoyed a walk and picnic in Plas Newydd before playing amongst the vegetation.

Best Wishes
Congratulations to Miss Emma and Mr Sichon on their recent marriage in Thailand. We extend our best wishes to the couple.


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Happy Birthday !
A special happy birthday to Mrs Wilson and Mr Huw Edward Jones!

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Y1 Trip to Treborth/Moelyci
Year 1 pupils have been busy planting, gardening and looking after their seedlings recently. (Mrs Bethan Jones and Mrs Nerys Tegid`s class). The pupils went on an excursion to the University Nurseries at reborth that houses a variety of different plants – ranging from the venus fly trap to banana trees! The children were in their element looking at such wonders! In the afternoon, they were all busy gardening at Moelyci! Click here to see the photos

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Y 4 Trip to Beaumaris Castle and Gaol
plantYear 4 (Mr Stephen Jones) class had fun during their visit to Beaumaris Castle. An enjoyable time was had wandering inside the walls and the children were awe-struck by such a historic building. Everyone went around the town recording and observing its features before spending the rest of the time in the gaol, and what a gaol! The children listened attentively to how people were punished in bye gone times and were astounded by the punishment meted out for very trivial offences! This was an educational trip that was quite an eye-opener! Click here to see more photos

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Y 6 Assembly
plant yn gwrandoYear 6 (MS Hanna Huws` class)have been considering how to make their mark on society and the world at large. The local community can take pride in the group of innovative citizens at Llanllechid who have selected all kinds of causes to champion in future. Individuals amongst them intend to tackle poverty, improve hospitals, resolve farming emergencies, ensure the survival of the Welsh language, insist upon children’s rights, promote peace, animal protection, protect the environment, show the red card to racism in football, encourage fitness, and reduce the workload on young people. Therefore, where better to start their campaigns than a visit to learn about the Welsh National Assembly and the Welsh Government at the huge office at Llandudno Junction. There was a warm welcome and … a million pounds! Yes, really! But to be funded to meet Wales` needs. Invaluable experiences for our young innovative citizens.

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Reception Class - Oriel Môn and Plas Newydd
The Reception Class (Mrs Wilson’s class), had an enjoyable time visiting Oriel Môn at Llangefni when they attended an Art workshop led by the artist [and mother of Efa Lois] Anwen Burgess. The pupils imitated the style of Stephen John Owen, using pastels, crayons and watercolour paint. During the afternoon, they visited Plas Newydd to walk along the nature trails and look out for signs of Spring.Click here to see the photos

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Swimming and Plas Ffrancon
This term, Y 2 classes (Mrs Marian Jones` class) have the opportunity to attend the swimming pool at Bangor and receive ball skill lessons at Plas Ffrancon. They eagerly look forward to this every week!


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Y 4 Farm Visit
plant ar y ffermIt was one of those fine Spring days, that have been so rare this year, when year 4 visited Cae`r Graig Farm, Efailnewydd. They received a warm welcome from Gwyndaf Jones who taught them about the importance of farming and conservation. The pupils gained many experiences and it was a pleasure to see the children full of enthusiasm walking around with their clipboards! Gwyndaf has converted one of the cowsheds into a classroom and a lesson was held there in the middle of all the agricultural implements from a completely different era. Before going home, the children had an opportunity to wander through the fields and notice the gorse hedgerows and guess the names of the fields. A day to remember! Click here to see more photos

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Y 3 Cemlyn Beach
Y 3 pupils (Mrs Rona Williams class) visited Cemlyn Beach Nature Reserve, Ynys Môn, for the day where they studied the wildlife of the shoreline in the company of Mr Ben Stammers (father of Charmaine and Mabon). They had an opportunity to go on a shore safari and collect all kinds of seaweed, stones and shells. They learnt to identify sea birds and study their habitats. There was considerable discussion and questioning when observing the effects of the tide on the landscape. An excellent day in the open air! Thank you Mr Stammers! Click here to see the photos

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Rugby
Congratulations to the following on their performance at Caernarfon Rugby Club recently: Erin, Jac and Danny Jones, Caio, Guto, Owain, Iestyn, Sion, Josh Dignam, Tommy, Sam, Aaron and Dewi Click here to see the photos

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Cross-country
The Urdd cross-country race was recently held on the Faenol Estate and the following from our school participated: Thalia, Melanie, Maisy (3rd), Mared, Mari, Swyn, Boe, Lauren, Lottie, Esme, Iestyn, Aron F and Aaron P. Warmest congratulations.

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Plas Mawr
plantThis term, year 5 pupils (Mr Huw E. Jones` class) are studying the Tudor period, and in mid April, the class went into a time capsule to Plas Mawr Tudor house in Conwy to learn about the characteristics of a well known Tudor house. Some noticed the smell of fresh food wafting throughout the kitchen whilst others were awe-struck by the intricate patterns on the roof. Thanks to the staff for the welcome and for being so informative. Click here to see more photos

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Archives Officer
In order to learn more about the Tudor period, Ms Gwenda Williams from Caernarfon visited the school. She had interesting artefacts to show including the footwear used before wellingtons were in use, eating utensils and clothing from the period. Elin and Cerwyn looked very smart in the period costumes! Click here to see the photos

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James and the Giant Peach
Year 5 and 6 pupils visited Venue Cymru theatre at Llandudno to see a production of the novel by Roald Dahl James and the Giant Peach. It was an excellent show and the production company’s interpretation was very clever and hugely pleased the young audience. And to round everything off, a picnic was held on the prom at Llandudno! Click here to see the photos

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Nursery Class Pili Palas
Seven adults took all the pupils to visit Pili Palas. One of the highlights was holding large African snails and snakes and stick insects. Everybody trod extremely carfeully to avoid treading on the multi-coloured butterflies housed in the tropical house! After lunch in the sunshine, there was an opportunity to play on the climbing equipment! A hugely enjoyable day! Click here to see the photos

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Skipping
The School Council organized a skipping day as part of our Healthy School campaign. The pupils skipped energetically throughout the day, and thanks to the School Council for organizing the event. Click here to see the photos

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Childline Workshop

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Rhian and Tayera from the Childline charity visited to give a talk to year 5 and 6 pupils. Interesting workshops followed with the pupils responding and contributing in a mature manner.

 

 

St David’s Day Collection
The school takes pride in supporting Gethin Jeffreys and Carwyn Evans, two local boys, who will be competing in this year’s ‘London Marathon’. They are running to raise money towards a charity associated with ‘Cystic Fibrosis’, in memory of our dear former pupil, -Gavin Bolton. The collection made at the end of our St David’s Day concert raised £150.. Click here to see the photos

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St David’s Day Dinner

Our thanks to Mrs Macdonald and the kitchen staff for serving a special lamb dinner on St David’s Day – very delicious!

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Entertaining members from the local chapels

As is the custom, members of the Chapels within the Pastorate visited Ysgol Llanllechid to celebrate St David’s Day this year and our thanks to Rev. Geraint Hughes for his kind words. The audience was entertained by the school pupils performing various items; singing, recitation, instrumental solo, vocal ensemble as well as a show performed by some Y2 pupils based on the character Madam Chips from Rachub. A cup of tea and welshcakes were served and there was an opportunity for a chat at the end of the evening. Several members of the audience mentioned how pleasing it was to hear children reciting old verses and englynion; singing traditional songs, and to hear children`s telling stories about their local area. Thanks to everybody and special thanks to the members for raising £89 towards the school. A wonderful time was had by all.
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Easter Bingo

The Cricket Club was again full on the Easter Bingo evening; an evening organized by the Parents/Teachers Association led by Mrs Lowri Roberts and Mrs Iona Robertson. Prizes consisting of dleicious chocolate eggs were on display everywhere and Mr Dilwyn Owen, as usual called out the numbers in his inimitable way! Excellent!

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County Eisteddfod

Congratulations to everybody who competed at the Urdd County Eisteddfod at PJ Hall. Every individual gave of his/her best.We thank the parents for supporting the children on such an exciting day! Seeing the children joining in with the rest of the children from Eryri at Powys Hall to watch the big rugby match (whilst waiting to go on stage) will stay long in our memories for a long time! Congratulations to the Cerdd Dant choir (runners up), Thalia Liechstenstein (third in the cello competition), the orchestra under the skilful leadership of Jane Parry (third), Erin Grifiths (third in recitation for the under 7’s). Best wishes to Beca Nia (woodwind solo and vocal ensemble), Aziliz Kervegant (Year 5 and 6 solo and vocal ensemble, and runner up in the under 12 penillion singing solo) and Gwydion Rhys (vocal ensemble) at the National Eisteddod held in Pembrokeshire in May. Click here to see the photos

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County Urdd Art and Craft Competition

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Dance Eisteddfod

Congratulations to the disco dancing group on their performance at the Eisteddfod. Their enthusiasm was clear for all to see. This would not have been possible without the tuition received from Miss Nicola and Miss Awen. Congratulations!

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Reception Class Trip

The infants of the Reception Class recently enjoyed an adventurous day visiting Caernarfon Castle and Beddgelert. The term theme is ‘Castles’ and they pupils are truly enchanted when listening to Mrs Wilson relates the story of Gelert! A very busy day; little wonder that several of the children were sound asleep on the bus journey home!
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Year 2 Trip

During the last week of term Year 2 pupils had an enjoyable day at RSPB, Conwy. There was great excitement whilst observing various activities such as studying habitats; identifying birds, discovering creatures who live in the pools; playing games; learning about various insects; as well as going for walks along the meandering pathways! Thanks to everybody for their support, particularly Aran and Gwenno, our former pupils, who are on work experience at the school. Click here to see the photos

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Y3 and 4 Trip

At the end of term Y 3 and 4 visited `Techniquest’ in Wrexham as part of our science activities. Click here to see the photos

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An evening of Dance

Another performance by the members of our disco dance group! Congratulations on their powerful performance in the Galeri, Caernarfon during the Evening of Dance.

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Puppets Show

The ‘Treasure Trove’ Puppets Company visited to entertain the whole school at the end of term. Aesop’s Fables were focused upon and all the pupils learnt the moral of the stories! Click here to see the photos

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Computer Workshop

Mr Stephen Jones` pupils attended an art and computer workshop under the guidance of Ian Jackson. Ian is an old hand at using 'Microsoft Paint' programme for his illustrations. The pupils confidently used the ‘Paint’ programme to create likeable and creative characters for their stories. Y 4 presented their masterworks in the hall for the whole school. Click here to see the photos

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Red Noses Day

A fun afternoon was held at the hall on Red Noses day. Everybody was smartly dressed in their colourful clothes. An opportunity was also provided to learn about infants on the African continent who lack clean water and the basic necessities of living a healthy life.

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Tree Planting

Year 5 pupils planted trees near the rugby club at Bethesda. Thanks to the Country Side Council for organizing the event. The children worked hard in their wellingtons and they are to be commended for thinking about their local environment. One of the highlights was meeting Rupert Moon, former scrum-half for Llanelli and Wales who came along to help.
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New Piano!

There is a new grand piano at Ysgol Llanllechid! We had to bid a fond farewell to the piano that had served the school so faithfully since the school’s opening back in 1954! Quite a different sound emanates from the ivory keys these days in the school hall and we are all thrilled! Click here to see the photos

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Entrepreneurs of the future

The Entrepreunership Club was seen going from strength to strength and money was raised once again when planting, growing, re-potting and then selling flower baskets to the public. We eagerly look forward to seeing how you will be investing the £30 for your enterprise projects during the Summer Term.

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Some of the Y6 pupils who developed their entrepreneurship and their skills as sellers.

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Science Week
As part of the 2013 science week, Y 3 pupils with Mrs Rona Williams had an opportunity to attend an event held at the University’s Psychology Department at Bangor. The session included an interactive presentation by a nutrition specialist Dr Stephanie Mathews.The children tasted a variety of healthy fruits, vegetables and drinks and the children loved watching video clips of the "food dudes" and finding out that the healthiest period in history was that of the second world war! An opportunity was provided to play guessing games and wear a 'pedometer'. At the end of the afternoon the pupis were enthralled at receiving a goody bag each that contained a tee-shirt, mug and pencil case! Click here to see the photos

Welcome back Miss Dianne
We welcome Miss Dianne back following several months absence due to illness. Everybody is very glad to see her at the school once again! Welcome back Ms Dianne!

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Concert in aid of Leon/North Wales Choir
A special concert was held at Ysgol Dyffryn Ogwen to raise money towards the Leon Williams appeal fund. The North Wales Choir, conducted by Mr Geraint Roberts had a prominent role in the concert as Gwyndaf Williams, Leon’s grandfather, is a member of the choir. The evening began with Year 2 pupils performing a powerful presentation based on one of the old characters of Caellwyngrydd, Rachub from the last century, namely Madam Chips as well as William Morgan and the poet William Gruffydd, Henbarc. The children gave an excellent performance, and the audience appreciated Mrs Marian Jones` original script. The Junior Department pupils gave a musical presentation including a dynamic repertoire of lively songs were performed to a high standard under the guidance of Mr Huw Edward Jones. Thanks to everybody who assisted during this memorable evening. £500 was raised towards the Leon Appeal. Well done and thank you!
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Chinese New Year
plantYsgol Llanllechid was again, as is customary, a sea of colour this year to mark Chinese New Year celebrations. It is now the year of the serpent and the children attended the school dressed up in the colours of the China flag and had an opportunity to do all types of crafts during the day, as well as being awe-struck by the colourful dragon dancing around the school! Click here for more photos

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Urdd Eisteddfod (Bangor/Ogwen Area)
It was a memorable Eisteddfod and thanks to all the staff of Ysgol Llanllechid for attending the Eisteddfod and assisting during the day. Thanks also to the Parents/Teachers Association for holding meetings involving the arrangements and for working so hard in the kitchen. Thanks to Mr Huw E. Jones for his organizational work.


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criw dawnsio disgoMany congratulations to the disco dancing group which was placed second at the recent Urdd dance competition. Many thanks to their tutors - Miss Awen and Miss Nicola.

 

 

 

 

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Slate Decoration/Parc Meurig
Year 5 pupils assisted in the design of special signs to install at Parc Meurig as part of a scheme to create paths based on stories included in Llyfr Mawr y Plant. It is a magnificent experience to participate in such a scheme!

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Guitar Club
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Here are some of the Guitar Club members rehearsing their songs – outside in the sun for once! They meet after school every Tuesday, - making plenty of noise, but having a great deal of fun! Thanks to Mrs Marian Jones, their tutor

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St David’s Day Concert
3 plentynA 90 minute concert was held at the school hall on Tuesday morning the first of the month and all the children from the Nursery Class to the senior participated. It was pleasing to listen to the pupils reciting many englynion etc! Thanks to all the parents and friends of the school for their support.

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Santes Dwynwen Day
plantEverybody at the school celebrated Dydd Santes Dwynwen day! The children came to school wearing red clothing and an excellent disco was prepared for them by School Council members and Mr Huw Edward Jones. They had been very busy placing attractive decorations in the hall and preparing drinks for every child and at the end of the day, everybody had an opportunity to design a card for his/her sweetheart! Our grateful thanks to Mrs Rachel Morgan for her gifts of disco lights to the school. Click here to see the photos

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Leon’s Concert
Thanks to everybody who came to support the Ysgol Llanllechid and North Wales Rugby Choir Concert held at Ysgol Dyffryn Ogwen. This was a fund-raising concert in aid of the Leon Appeal.

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Ms Evans and Ms Dianne
We wish Miss Dianne who recently received hospital treatment, a speedy recovery. Everybody at the school wish you a speedy recovery Miss Dianne. Best regards from all of us and we hope to see you soon. It is nice to see Ms Elen Evans back at the school following a period of illness. Welcome back Miss Evans!

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PC Dewi Tomos
pc dewi thomasWe received another visit from P.C. Dewi Tomos, - on this occasion, to educate the children about the dangers of ‘other people’s’’ medicines. P.C.Tomos always conveys his message in his own inimitable way, and the children understand the words ‘Don’t touch – Tell’

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‘Hei Hogia Bach’ Dramatic presentation
plant a llyfrauThe actors Catrin Mara and Dyfrig Evans visited the school to perform the show ‘Hei Hogia Bach’, - a show organized by the Library Service. They gave presentations on a selection of books to the older children, as well as a story and song to Foundation Phase pupils. Everybody was delighted. Excellent performances!

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Techniquest
plantMr Gwilym Evans from the Techniquest company spent a day with Years 5 and 6. He had brought excellent scientific and mathematical equipment and everybody greatly enjoyed participating in the activities, learning a great deal through thinking and problem-solving. (lincio i albwm blwyddyn 5 ditectif rhif plis)

 

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Tropical Forests
Years 3 and 4 were very fortunate in receiving an interesting workshop from Esyllt Davies, Eco Schools Officer. The pupils learnt about the importance of the Tropical Forests and about all the creatures that inhabit them.

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Service

Our thanks to the Rev Jennifer Hood, the Curate for once again visiting the school to hold a morning service. Several of the pupils assisted her to convey the message about the importance of showing gratitude to those who help us.

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Cylch Meithrin Llanllechid Coffee Morning
llawer o blantThe Coffee Morning was held recently and was well supported by the parents. Many thanks to everybody who supported us. You will receive further information on this next time!

 

 


Christmas Concerts
The pupils performed three excellent Christmas concerts this year. The Nursery and Reception classes had learnt many songs and scripts when performing a show about Father Christmas letter. The children were very smartly dressed in their magnificent costumes, - an extremely colourful stage! Years 1 and 2 performed the show ‘Taith Madam Chips i Wlad y Rwla’, and this was also an excellent performance, full of song and dance and fun, with over seventy children participating!
The Junior Department visited Ysgol Dyffryn Ogwen to perform their show Culhwch ac Olwen, - and what a show it was! The large hall was full up, and everybody enjoyed the children’s excellent presentation! Thanks to everybody for their support, especially to the parents for taking charge of all the costumes!

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Father Christmas Train

The Reception Class children wnet on an enjoyable trip to Llanberis, to go on the train around the lake to see Father Christmas. Everybody was very happy, - every child returned with a great gift!

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Welcome back!

It gives great pleasure to see two familiar faces back amongst us, following quite a difficult time. Mrs MacDonald has returned to the kitchen, and Leon occasionally visits us to play with his friends.

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Coffee Morning

A very enjoyable Coffee Morning was recently held at the Cricket Club. It was organized by the Friends of the School Association, led by Mrs Iona Robertson and Mrs Lowri Roberts. There were plenty of stalls there, with everybody enjoying the Christmassy atmosphere, especially when Father Christmas appeared. On this occasion, the money raised went towards the Leon Williams, Maes Bleddyn appeal.

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Caroline/Gethin’s mother – Christmas decorations

Thanks to Mrs Caroline Jones [Reece’s mother] for visiting the school to teach Year 6 pupils on how to make magnificent table decorations for Christmas. The beautiful decorations were then for sale during the Coffee Morning. Thanks also to Ms M Bibby for visiting year 2 to make Christmas decorations, and indeed, for regularly listening to children reading in English throughout the year.

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Service and Christingle led by Jenny the Curate

Curate Jenny from Glan Ogwen Church led an interesting morning service, explaining the significance of Christingle to the pupils. Every Year 3 pupil then had an opportunity to prepare a Christingle orange in Jenny’s presence.

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Christmas parties/Christmas Dinner

Very enjoyable Christmas parties were again held this year, - some at the school and some at Plas Ffrancon, - and Father Christmas arrived with a sackful of presents every time. The Christmas dinner as is customary was very tasty, - thanks to Mrs MacDonald and staff. Thanks to everybody involved with all the parties!

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Byd y Llan

An enjoyable edition of the school’s newspaper, ‘Byd y Llan’ was published at the end of term. It contains all the interesting and valuable experiences gained by the school’s pupils during the term. It is in excellent paper, - thanks to all the pupils who are members of the newspaper club for the feat.

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Elderly Club.

Once again, it was pleasing to welcome members of the Elderly Club for a little entertainment and something to eat. They received excellent presentations from the children, which everybody enjoyed.

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Warws Werdd

Year 4 recently had an opportunity to visit the Warws Werdd re-cycling centre at Cibyn. Caernarfon. The pupils were very busy sorting various colourful clothing with the workers. The school collaborates with Warws Werdd to promote the clothes re-cycling campaign.

 

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