News Archive - 2015

 

Nadolig Llawen! (Welsh only available)
Dymuniadau gorau am Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda i bob un ohonoch ac fe`ch gwelwn yn ôl yn Ysgol Llanllechid ar Ionawr 5ed.

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Rhaglen Nigel Owens
(Welsh only available)
Cofiwch wylio rhaglen Nigel Owens ar ddiwrnod Nadolig pan fydd rhai o blant Ysgol Llanllechid yn cymryd rhan ac yn egluro`r Nadolig o`u safbwyntiau hwy. Mae naturioldeb y plant yn fendigedig!

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Radio Cymru (Welsh only available)
Dyma syndod a gafwyd pan ffoniodd Sion Corn Ysgol Llanllechid i siarad hefo Deio Wager a Cadi Efa a hynny ar y radio.

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Teithio i weld Sioeau Nadolig (Welsh only available)
Cafodd holl blant y Cyfnod Sylfaen fynd i Ysgol Uwchradd Llangefni i weld sioe Nadolig Cyw. Pawb wedi gwirioni ac yn canmol y sioe.

Bu dosbarth Derbyn, Blwyddyn 1 a 2 yn adeilad newydd Pontio yn gweld sioe Melltith y Brenin Lludd. Sioe arall werth ei gweld!

I Neuadd Ogwen aeth Blwyddyn 3 i weld perfformiad Saer y Ser. Unwaith eto, cafodd pawb eu plesio. Braf gallu cerdded i lawr i Stryd Fawr Bethesda a bod hyn i gyd yn digwydd ar ein trothwy.
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Sioeau Nadolig Ysgol Llanllechid (Welsh only available)
Cafwyd pedair sioe Nadolig i gyd:

Un gan y Dosbarth Meithrin a`r Cylch Meithrin o dan arweiniad Ms Evans ac Anti Debbie`r Cylch. Roedd y plant bach hyn yn fendigedig ac yn portreadu drama`r Geni yn anfarwol. Da iawn chi am ddysgu cymaint o ganeuon ac am berfformio mor dda o flaen eich rhieni. Click here to see the photos

Cafwyd sioe llawn hwyl gan y dosbarth Derbyn a daethom wyneb yn wyneb â chymeriadau e.e. y pryfaid cop, tylluanod, llygod, ystlumod, sêr, llwynogod a Sion Corn, wrth gwrs! Click here to see the photos


Cafwyd sioe wreiddiol arall gan Flynyddoedd 1 a 2: Wyddoch chi fod Sion Corn yn sownd ar y Weiren Wib a Ceridwen yn casglu diarhebion i`w rhoi yn anrheg iddo? A wyddoch chi fod y Llipryn Llwyd a Rodni yn chwilio am waith i dalu am y Nadolig?! Sioe Nadolig wreiddiol a`r neuadd yn llawn hwyl a chwerthin. Click here to see the photos

Yn Ysgol Dyffryn Ogwen y llwyfanwyd sioe`r Adran Iau a daeth cynulleidfa luosog ynghyd i wrando ar yr holl berfformiadau. Pedair chwedl a baban oedd y teitl a chafwyd gwledd! Noson gampus a phawb yn canmol!

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Diolch (Welsh only available)
Diolch i Mrs Helen Williams am fod yn ffrind mor dda i Ysgol Llanllechid.

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Diolch (Welsh only available)
Diolch i Ms Leah Jones am dreulio bron i dymor hefo ni ar Brofiad Ysgol. Mae`n chwith yma rwan hebddoch chi Leah! Pob dymuniad da i`r dyfodol!

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Diolch (Welsh only available)
Diolch i Mr Eifion Hughes am ei rodd Nadoligaidd arbennig i Ysgol Llanllechid – gwerthfawrogi`n fawr.

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Pili Palas (Welsh only available)
Aeth y dosbarth Meithrin draw i Bili Palas i gyfarfod y dyn ei hun – Sion Corn! Pawb yn rhyfeddu a gwirioni! Click here to see the photos

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Castell Penrhyn (Welsh only available)
Bu Bl 4 yng Nghastell Penrhyn yn dysgu am Nadolig yn oes Fictoria. Cyfle i wisgo dillad o`r cyfnod a throi`r cloc yn ôl. Click here to see the photos

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Canu Carolau Traddodiadol (Welsh only available)
Treuliwyd cyfnodau yn ystod dyddiau olaf y tymor yn cyd-ganu carolau traddodiadol a`r plant wrth eu boddau ac yn awyddus i ddweud pa un oedd eu hoff garol: I orwedd mewn preseb, A weliast ti`r ddau a ddaeth gyda`r hwyr? Dawel Nos, O deuwch Ffyddloniaid ac ati.

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Radio Cymru
plantIt was a pleasure to listen to Ysgol Llanllechid`s choir singing Away in a Manger so melodiously on Dylan Jones` programme on Radio Cymru. After hearing their rendition, everyone now feels the Christmas spirit!

Listen to the juinior departmen singing the lovely carol Away in a manger - click here

 

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Best wishes
We send our regards to Rhian Haf. All the best from everybody at Ysgol Llanllechid.

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Eisteddfod Dyffryn Ogwen
plantThis year’s Eisteddfod was outstanding, and the choir, unison group, recitation group, and the instrumental ensemble won first prize and the disco dancing group were runners-up, and talented individuals won countless other prizes. Congratulations also to i Efa on being awarded a special honour and receiving the trophy for the best musical performance in the Eisteddfod. The day was a huge success! Congratulations to everybody! My sincere thanks to all the pupils, staff, friends and parents for their energy and for being so willing to assist. Click here to see the photos.

Eisteddfod Results

Eisteddfod Gadeiriol Dyffryn Ogwen 2015 Results - click here

Eisteddfod Dyffryn Ogwen Art and Craft Results - click here

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Children In Need
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As usual, this campaign was supported and £299.08 was raised towards the charity. Thanks to everybody.

 

 

 

 

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Green School
plantWell done to everybody in Y6 for participating in the cycling proficiency test. Everybody listened attentively and could be seen from afar on the main road in their fluorescent jackets and the essential helmets. Thanks to everybody for participating and congratulations on receiving the certificates.

Also, on Monday November 23, ‘Doctor Beics’ visited the school to repair the bike of anyone who required assistance. One of the school’s recesses was turned into a bikes workshop and the Cycling Team set off to work! You will now be much safer on the roads Year 6! As part of our Green School initative, we looked at re-cycling and re-using at the Clothes Exchange Fair. This is a good principle that is effectively implemented. Click here to see the photos. Click here to see Dr Beics.

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Sian Williams – Thank you
Thanks to Mrs Sian Williams, mother to Sion and Osian McColin for making special decorations as a gift for the school. Each of the letters of the words `Merry Christmas’ was skilfully crafted.

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Caroline Jones – Thank you
plantThanks to Mrs Caroline Jones, (Noah’s mother) for visiting the school to assist with producing attractive Christmas wreaths. The wreaths were sold during our Coffee Morning and sold like hot cakes. Many thanks to you Mrs Jones for your important contribution to our Christmas activities. Click here to see the photos.

 

 

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Tŷ`n y Maes
Year 4 went to Tŷ`n y Maes to learn about how to keep the body healthy and fit through participating in Yoga sessions held at Snwodonia Lodge, Ty`n y Maes. The pupils had opportunities to move like jungle animals. This was a memorable visit and we look forward to another visit soon. Click here to see the photos.

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Pontio Worskop and Special Concert
The pupils experienced an excellent drama workshop at our school hall by Iwan Charles, Mared and Gwennan. Many thanks to you for inspiring our pupils and for developing their creativity. Ysgol Llanllechid will be performing at Theatr Bryn Terfel on Saturday Night, April 30th at 7.30p.m. All welcome! Click here to see the photos.

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Christmas Decorations
Mrs Rona Williams`s class spent a day roaming around Penrhyn castle gardens to make Christmas decorations. A creative workshop was held beneath the trees and a golden opportunity was had creating using the forest’s natural materials. The children returned to school having made all kinds of decorations including small elaborate stars, made out of tree trunks. Click here to see the photos.

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Climbing Everest - Mr Richard Bale
We all know Mr Richard Bale here at Ysgol Llanllechid as Aron and Harri’s father. But year 5 and 6 pupils now know Mr Bale as somebody who has given years of service to a Mountain Rescue Team. Therefore, as part of our classwork studying heroes in our locality, Mr Bale came to give a talk to the pupils about his work as a rescuing people who had got into difficulties in the mountains of Snowdonia, and had brought the specialist equipment that he used to show to the pupils.

But Mr Richard Bale had a secret! And here it is: Mr Bale has climbed the world’s highest summit! Yes indeed, it’s completely true! That’s a hero for you! An enjoyable time was spent listening to him discussing this adventure and the pupils found seeing the magnificent pictures and scenes a wholly unique experience. There was also an opportunity for role play and consider how they would survive the severe weather on the slopes of Everest. We are very grateful to Mr Bale for an afternoon that will long stay in the memory. Click here to see the photos

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Christmas Coffee Morning
Thanks to everybody who ventured through the storm to support our Coffee Morning in early December. Incredible support was received and £670 was raised towards the school fund. We have a very effective committee who are willing to organize all kinds of activities to help Ysgol Llanllechid. Thanks to you and to everybody who assisted in any way! You know who you are!The money raised is channelled back to the children and assists us in so many different ways. It was also pleasing to see the Siop Ogwen stall present, (from the High Street) containing a good selection of Welsh books for children and a selection of gifts. Click here to see the photos.

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Healthy School
Some pupils visited Dylan’s Restaurant at Menai Bridge whilst participating in Gwynedd and Isle of Anglesey FLAG scheme. The purpose of the scheme is to learn about marine life and to support our local fishing communities. An talk was given by Dylan Evans, Sea Life Ambassador and the short films were watched about fishermen’s lives. A great deal was leaent about different projects on sustainable fishing. It was an exciting experience and Hanna, Ariel and Anti Wendy had a delicious lunch after learning much, before returning to school. And what was on the menu? Well, a variety of sea food, of course! Thanks to Anti Wendy for her assistance. Click here to see the photos.

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Sponsored Proverbs
As part of our Language Charter work, everybody at the school have been busy learning proverbs! So if you walk along the corridors of Ysgol Llanllechid you will hear: Nid aur yw popeth melyn; I’r pant y rhed y dŵr; Deuparth gwaith yw ei ddechrau; Un wennol ni wna wanwyn; Un celwydd yn dad i gant etc. And even our Nursery class pupils have learnt some, and they are worth hearing! Our thanks to the parents for being so willing to support the pupils with our Sponsored Proverbs. This is greatly appreciated. Click here to see the videos.

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Piggery Pottery
This year, the Reception Class again visited ‘Piggery Pottery’, and they returned to school taking huge pride in their piggy masterpieces!

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Supermarket
Thanks to Lisa for the recent welcome at Tesco, Bangor. Opportunities were provided to taste all kinds of food to accompany the class theme ‘Global Food’ and amongst all the various activities, each had an opportunity to bake bread and be awe-struck by the effect of the yeast! Click here to see the photos.

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Elderly Club
Yes, as usual, members of the Elderly Club visited the school, to listen to our pupils singing their hearts out. Songs from our Christmas shows were presented, including traditional carols such as: Away in a Manger. Thanks also to some Foundation Phase classes for reciting a list of proverbs. It was also very pleasing to see our friends again this year before Christmas. Warm thanks also to you as a Club for your kind donation to the school. A special thanks to Anti Gillian, Anti Carol and Ms Leanne for preparing the feast for them. Click here to see the photos.

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Morning Services
Rev John Pritchard visited the school to hold morning services. The Bible time line was presented in a very interesting manner. During the presentation, there was an opportunity to learn about the following dates: 1588 – William Morgan translated the Bible into Welsh; John Davies`s Bible in 1620; The New Welsh Bible 1988; The revised new Welsh Bible 2004 and Beibl.net 2015 (Arfon Jones). To crown it all, our minister presented a copy of the new Beibl.net as a gift for the school, and will be of huge benefit to us in our morning services. Thanks very much! Also, the Ephapha company recently presented a fun morning service to add to further add to our provision.

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Electric Mountain
Mrs M. Jones and Mrs Parry-Owen’s classes ventured into the depth of the Electic Mountain at Llanberis to learn about electricity. What a thrill it was to stand by the side of the steel turbine, where tremors could be heard under our feet! In the workshop everyone had an opportunity to build a real human circuit! Learning through such direct experiences ensures that these experiences live long in the memory! (Hopefully!) As a follow-up to their work, these classes visited Techniquest, Wrexham. A day of adventure full of interesting experiments on the electricity theme was enjoyed by all. Click here to see the photos.

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Archives
Mrs Parry Owen and Mrs Marian Jones classes were visited by a member of the Archives Office, Caernarfon. The pupils were investigating the following question: What was life like in the days before electricity? No computer or ‘I-Pad’, no phone or ‘Xbox? But things were even worse for the adults: no washing machine or oven e.t.c.!! What fun it was to dress up in the clothes from by gone days and pretending to lay a fire, toast the bread, clean the carpet and iron clothes! Click here to see the photos.

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Saer y Ser Y 3
Mrs Bethan Jones visited Neuadd Ogwen to see Theatr Y Fran Wen’s interesting production, ‘Saer y Ser’. We are fortunate in having Neuadd Ogwen on the doorstep.

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Gymnastics Lessons
Thanks to Mr Haydn Davies for being so ready to visit the school to hold sample lessons for the pupils. Everybody enjoyed the lessons!

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Hockey Lessons
Thanks to Nicky Ashcroft for recently holding hockey lessons for years 5 and 6.

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Cheryl Parry ( Welsh only available)
Gweithgaredd arall oedd yn plesio oedd ymweliad Cheryl Parry, nyrs o Ysbyty Gwynedd a chwaer Ms Leanne, wrth gwrs! Daeth i ddosbarth Mrs Llinos Wilson i siarad am ei phrofiadau fel nyrs ac i ddangos y gwahanol offer y mae yn ei ddefnyddio yn ei gwaith o ddydd i ddydd. Diolch i chi am ddod draw a brysiwch yma eto`n fuan!

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Healthy School Day
Year 5 and 6 pupils had a healthy and memorable day in Mr Huw Jones` class. Just after 9 a.m, Mr Keith Squires from Ty'n y Maes centre visited with a lot of fruits and vegetables and some utensils from the kitchen.The following items were on the table – beetroot, carrots,blackcurrants,apples, oranges, as well as aloe vera, coco nut water and antibiotic yoghurt. Keith used various utensils to mix the nutritious produce and it was pleasing to see the children preparing to taste everything prompted by Adam "I am willing to taste!". Indeed, it was worthwhile tasting the mixes as they were so delicious and nutritious Keith then held a yoga session with the children, creating a pleasant relaxed ethos in the classroom, and the children producing shapes e.g. crocodile, sphinx, lion, tree and mountain.
After Keith left, the children used their mathematical skills to handle ‘excel’ spreadsheet. The task entailed creating a formula for fruits and vegetable shop spreadsheet and the children successfully handled the budgeting aspects of it very well. It was a memorable day, and everybody felt both physically and mentally healthy! A special thanks to Keith for being so congenial and for opening our eyes to healthy and nutritious drinks and cookery. Click here to see the photos.

Eisteddfod Results

Eisteddfod Gadeiriol Dyffryn Ogwen 2015 Results - click here

Eisteddfod Dyffryn Ogwen Art and Craft Results - click here

 

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Eisteddfod Dyffryn Ogwen Stage Competitions

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Eisteddfod Dyffryn Ogwen Art and Craft Winners

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Congratulations!

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Christmas Show Lyrics

Click here to learn the lyrics

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Christmas Coffee Morning

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Children in Need £299.08 was the total raised ! Thanks to everybody for contributing.

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Shoe Boxes Appeal / T4U
Thanks to everybody who brought in shoe boxes full of gifts for this special charity. The deadline for collecting boxes is Monday, November 23, 2015. Thanks to all.

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Cycling and Doctor Bikes
Well done Y 6 for undertaking the cycling training. Everybody listened attentively and could be seen from afar on the main road in their fluorescent jackets.

Monday November 23, ‘Doctor Bikes’ will visit the school to repair any bikes. So, if your bike needs attention – bring it to Ysgol Llanllechid!

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From Farm to Fork
Mrs Bethan Jones class visited Tesco, Bangor to learn from where food comes and everybody had an opportunity to bake bread and wonder at the effect of the yeast!

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Selling the Red Poppy and Remembrance
The appeal was a success as we reflected in silence and took part in the remembrance.

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Innovative Pupil

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Governors met Aron from Year five, who is an innovative pupil. This is his latest device!


 




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Condolences

We send our sincere condolences to Elin, Angharad, Mari and Rhiannon on the loss of their father. We remember Gwynfor ap Ifor who was renowned for his talents, as a parent and governor at Ysgol Llanllechid. We also remember him as the author of this englyn to Ysgol Llanllechid: - see Welsh version.

Mwynhewch y mannau uchel, - rhagorwch
A gyrrwch y gorwel;
Awchwch y dasg aruchel
A diliau aur mannau’r mêl.

Anfonwn ein cofion cynnes at y teulu oll yn eu colled a’u galar o golli cymeriad unigryw a Phrifardd dawnus.

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Thanksgiving Service

Congratulations to each and every class, from the Cylch Meithrin to Y 6 on their polished performance during our Thanksgiving presentations at the school hall. We thank parents and friends of the school for attending and it was great to see the strong congregation. The parents provided excellent feedback on the standard of our performances and everybody especially enjoyed the choir singing a variety of different songs!

On the following Sunday, some of our pupils visited Carmel chapel for a special thanksgiving service led by Helen Williams and presided over by Elin Mair Jones. This year, Mrs Davies Jones was again privileged to be invited to attend. It was a delight, and it was so pleasing to see members of the Dwylo Prysur, all the teenage pupils (our former pupils) persevering, and presenting their work so enthusiastically. Our pupils must also be praised, and thanks to Daniel for explaining the water circuit so clearly and to Cadi Efa for explaining from where milk comes. Thanks to all the children, from the youngest to the eldest, for their work and to Mr Godfrey Northam, Ms Maggie Bryn, Mrs Helen Roberts, Mrs Wendy Jones, Mrs Anne Marie Jones, Mr Gwilym Evans and Ms Mari Rowlinson for teaching them. Keep at it! You are all beacons in the local area!

In addition, Mrs Parry Owen and Mrs Marian Jones classes visited Carmel chapel to see the chapel in its glory following the Thanksgiving Service and it was a magnificent sight! Again, a warm welcome was received from Mrs Helen Williams. Our sincere thanks Mrs Williams! Click here to see the pictures.

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An Indian Summer

As the weather remained so unnaturally mild, every opportunity was taken to go outdoors to learn about our environment. Mrs Rona Williams` class hugely enjoyed the interesting walk traversing through Cae Rhosydd, Lôn Goed and the Talysarn area before returning through the village of Rachub. And who were the leaders? None other than Mr Ben Stammers and Udit! This was real education, an opportunity to learn the names of the trees and study their leaves out in the open air and a great opportunity to gaze at all the magnificent colours this year. Everybody has heard about overseas destinations that are magnificent in the Autumn. You do not need to visit any of those places! Come to Rachub!!

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Llipryn Llwyd’s Party

plantDon’t tell everybody, but Ms Nicola was our Llipryn Llwyd this year and she took on the role with gusto! The Nursery Class infants had no inkling that she was the Llipryn and it was a privilege to see their little eyes glowing!
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Christmas Coffee Morning

Please keep a note of this date for your diary: December 5th! That is when our annual Coffee Morning will be held, and Santa Claus is certain to call! Come to the Cricket club in droves by 10 a.m. !

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Don’t Touch, Tell

plantOnce again, a presentation was held that reminded the pupils to be careful and say “no” to drugs and alcohol.
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Siop Ogwen

Ysgol Llanllechid makes every effort to support Siop Ogwen on the High Street through selling Fair Trade goods there and purchasing our Welsh reading books from there! There is nowhere better to do our Christmas shopping!

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Coed Meurig

plantCoed Meurig was the venue for Mrs Bethan Jones` class and they received a warm welcome from Dafydd and Fiona Cadwaladr. We are so fortunate in our area to have such enriching teaching experiences, on our doorstep. Thank you!
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School Council

cyngor ysgol We have an excellent School Council! Thanks for organizing all kinds of things to assist us as a school, and for your commendable presentations! You make an excellent contribution to Ysgol Llanllechid! Thanks to Mr Huw Edward Jones for providing leadership, and to the committee officers for their meticulous arrangements.
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Keep Wales Tidy

plantThanks to the Gree Group for ensuring that we all support the ‘Keep Wales Tidy” campaign. Some of the eldest pupils tidied up the local area through litter gathering around Maes Bleddyn, Plas Ffrancon, along Lon Bach Odro and by Llyn Corddi. How many litter bags were collected? Twenty! Incredible! It was a pleasure to work with the Balchder Bro team.

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India

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The song of Mrs Marian Jones’s class

What better way to learn about rhyme than through jointly writing a song as a class, and here are the results:

Mae’n dosbarth ni
Yn llawn hwyl a sbri!
Alanna, Tianna ac Indi-anna
Sydd wrth eu boddau’n bwyta banana!
Mae Bobi, Keaton a Catrin Sion,
Ar ben y bwrdd yn canu cân!
Mae Llŷr a Llŷr a Jessica
Yn lliwio map o Affrica.
A Matthew, Cian, Harri a Ben
Yn adeiladu tý mawr pren!
Erin, Erin, Nel a Nel
Sy’n dawnsio’n wirion dan ambarel
Mae Emma, Seren, Lucas ac Ina
Yn chwerthin yn hurt fel pedwar hyena!
Mae Mali a Cadi yn edrych yn syn…..
“Mae Gwilym a Mia a Lucie mewn bin!”
Os ydych chi eisiau hwyl a sbri
Dewch draw yn syth i’n dosbarth ni!

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Ffrwd y Foel

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Goodbye and Thanks
We bid goodbye and thank Samantha Edwards for her work at Ysgol Llanllechid. We thank her for five years of service to our school as a member of the cleaning team. Thank you for working quietly and happily and best wishes for the future.

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This year as usual, the Ysgol Llanllechid Autumn Fair was memorable, and a sweeping success. The sun shone throughout the day with a clear blue sky. Did you see the picture of the Fair on the S4C Heno programme? Thanks to Elin Fflur for her support and for visiting to open the Fair for us. It was also a pleasure to listen to Llanrug Brass Band conducted by Mr Paul Hughes. The event was well supported by the area’s residents and we thank you for supporting Ysgol Llanllechid at all times.
We also thank the hard-working Committee for all their tireless work organizing and preparing for the big day. A total of £1,500 was raised towards school funds and a proportion of the money will be spent as contributions towards school excursions.
A Christmas Coffee Morning will be held on December 5th at Bethesda Cricket Club. A diary marker for you all!
Thanks to all of you.

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We continue with our work on a Healthy School, and consequently every pupil had an opportunity to ride scooters around the playground until they were dog tired! All wore a helmet, and all wore knee and ankle pads! The teachers and assistants were also in their element! But, what ever happened to you, Mr Stephen Jones!!
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The Green Crew are working hard on their projects and police our use of electricity daily!
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It is a pleasure to announce that Ysgol Llanllechid has been awarded British Council re-accreditation: International Schools for their pioneering work in this field. The British Council commended our comprehensive portfolio and the partnerships established between Jamaica, China and India. Congratulations to everybody at the school for their hard work and for this excellent success.

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Congratulations to Ms Kathryn and Mr Ramji Nyirend on the recent birth of their daughter, Evie Rae, - a little sister to Mia. Best wishes to the family.

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The school recently welcomed a Spanish visitor. Carlos Manuel Sanchez had heard about the work done by Ysgol Llanllechid with anti-bullying and wished to learn more about our KIVA anti-bullying programme,that originates from Finland. He spent the day with years 5 and 6 joining in various activities. Carlos is a correspondent for a monthly magazine that has an audience of three million readers! An article about his visit to Ysgol Llanllechid will appear during the next few months and we will place it on our website once it is has been received. Thanks to Mr Huw Edward Jones for co-ordinating all this.

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Mr Hywyn Williams from the Snowdonia National Park visited to present information about the Park to the senior years` pupils. He began his very interesting talk through questioning the pupils about their special place, as that is what Snowdonia us – a special place. He talked about the work of the Park wardens, the challenges that we face, and the pleasure of working and living in such a beautiful location. Excellent booklets and resources were also presented to the pupils.

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Tatws Bryn
“Tatws, tatws drwy`u crwyn, tatws, tatws dryw`u crwyn!!” There were planty of delicious potatoes to be seen at Tatws Bryn Farm and many vegetables of all kinds. The Reception Class were thrilled to see all the fresh vegeatables that are so beneficial to everybody! Thank you Chris for the warm wealcome as well as for the box of vegetables to bring back to the school. And the result? The best ever vegetable soup! Click here to see the photos

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Lon Bach Odro
That is a magical name to us, and some of the Foundation Phase pupils recently walked along this footpath. They gathered blackberries and noticed the natural world in all its glory. A lovely place. The pupils have also been busy collecting litter and to remind everybody to put the litter in the bin!

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Rev John Pritchard
The Rev John Pritchard visited to hold a morning service.
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Author
Congratulations to Anwen Roberts, mother of Llion and Efa Celyn on her feat writing a book! A great talent! The book is called Monster Diaries and is on sale at Siop Ogwen – be sure to obtain your copy!

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Year 4 visited Wylfa to learn more about Sound and Light. The day was a success.
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Student
We welcome our student, Leah Haf Roberts from UCNW Bangor and extend our best wishes to her with her work at Ysgol Llanllechid.

 

Cylch Bangor/Ogwen Disco

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Gweddiwn (Welsh only available)
O Dad! Diolch am ddechrau blwyddyn ysgol arall a diolch am gael dod yn ôl at ein gilydd fel un teulu mawr. Helpa ni i gofio a meddwl am ein cyd-ddynion ymhell ac agos. Helpa ni i ddeall ein gilydd a dathlu’r hyn sy’n wahanol. Meddyliwn am y ffoaduriaid sy’n cael eu herlyn ac sy’n ffoi am eu bywydau oherwydd anghyfiawnder. Helpa arweinwyr y gwledydd i gymodi a deall y gwahaniaeth rhwng yr hyn sy’n gyfiawn ac anghyfiawn.

Rho i ni nerth a’r gallu i ddefnyddio ein doniau i helpu eraill ble bynnag y bônt yn y byd.
Yn enw Iesu Grist,
Amen.

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Welcome
We extend a welcome to all pupils, staff and parents of Ysgol Llanllechid at the start of another brand new school year! We extend a special welcome to the Nursery Class pupils; each and every one has settled down very well, and are enjoying the company of their new friends.

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Farewell
A special meeting was held in the hall at the end of the school year to thank and bid farewell to Mrs Hanna Huws. Mrs Huws worked at the school for twelve years providing an invaluable service. She has contributed to different fields throughout the curriculum, and to school life in general, always with enthusiasm and to the highest possible standard. It has been a pleasure to work with such an intelligent and talented individual and we extend our best wishes to her in her circles. As Mrs Huws will be working for the Peace movement, we will maintain close contact. Thank you Mrs Huws.

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Two new babies!
Congratulations to Mrs Dianne Jones and family, and to Ms Holly Rowe and family – both have had new additions to their families during the summer holidays! Mila was born to Holly and Craig, and Becca to Dianne and Andrew. Best wishes from everybody at Ysgol Llanllechid!

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Condolences
It is with sadness that we send our condolences to the family of the late Charlotte Speddy. We remember Charlotte as a brave, special girl who had successfully surmounted so much in her life, until the end arrived so frighteningly suddenly. We remember her cheerful smile and happy personality and naturally, all her friends, like her family, thought the world of her. We were fortunate to receive her help at Ysgol Llanllechid during this year’s summer term when she came on work experience to assist in the Nursery class. It was a privilege to have her as a member of our team. Indeed, she loved being in this class, especially seeing little Caitlin! We send our sincere regards to the whole family on losing someone who was so dear to each and every one of us.

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Outdoor Education Award
Congratulations to the pupils of Ysgol Llanllechid for being awarded the Silver Award in the Outdoor Education field. This represents the pinnacle of the previous year’s work and attests to all the diverse skills that the pupils acquire through the wide range of annually held activities - canoeing, mountaineering, climbing, orienteering, sailing, keeping fit in the forest skills etc. A beautiful glass shield was received as a memento. Thanks to Mr H.E. Jones for co-ordinating the work.

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Indian Visitors
It was a privilege to welcome Arantika and Geeta to Ysgol Llanllechid from Kullu, Northern India, in the area of the Himalayas. Avantika and Geeta are two special women who have taught us so much about their customs and traditions. During the first week, all of our classes were involved with various aspects of this wonderful country and the scents of different herbs and curry permeated every nook and cranny of the school! Everybody at Ysgol Llanllechid now know how to do yoga movements and know how to meditate. All the photos will soon appear on our website. Education at its best!

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Llangollen Eisteddfod
As part of our Global Education programme, Mrs Parry Owen (Y 2) class had an opportunity to explore cultures from the four corners of the globe through dance at Llangollen Eisteddfod. Dances of all kinds were seen and the pupils had an opportunity to join in with some of the exotic rhythms. A great deal was learnt that day, and will live long in the memory.

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Foel Farm
The Nursery Class visited Foel Farm, Brynsiencyn at the end of the summer term. The weather was very fine and the pupils fed the animals and went on a ride on the trailer that was tugged by the large red tractor!

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Autumn Fair
This year, as usual, our Autumn Fair will be held - on September 26. If you wish to contribute in any way, please contact the school. We would be delighted to receive cakes, pickles, treacle toffee, bric à brac, toys, books etc. Our thanks to our hard working committee for all their stirling work organizing the event. A warm welcome to everybody and we look forward to another successful day.

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Rwdlan Puppets Show
Cwmni Cortyn performed this incredible show and we look forward to welcoming them back soon. The faces of the youngest pupils was a sight to behold.

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Royal Oak
Many thanks to Mrs Alison Jones from the Royal Oak, Rachub for the donation of £50 to the school. This is greatly appreciated and we thank the customers of the Royal Oak for supporting Ysgol Llanllechid.

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Summer Disco
Thanks to the Parents/Teachers Association for their work organizing the Summer Disco at the Cricket Club. It was a fine evening and everybody enjoyed sitting out in the sun. £400 was raised towards the School Fund,that is a very honourable amount. Thanks to the Committee, to you the parents for attending and for your support and to the Cricket Club.

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Thinking about our our fellow man/woman
Ysgol Llanllechid wish to assist our fellow man/woman through playing a small role in the campaign to assist the refugees who have reached the European continent, through organizing a food collection for them. If you wish to assist, we kindly request the following: rice, flour (no pasta), olive oil, tomato tins, onions and milk that does not sour. Thanking you beforehand for your co-operation and our thanks to Mrs Catrin Wager, Deio and Nedw’s mother for co-ordinating this.



Birth of a new Baby
Congratulations to Ms Angharad and Mr Elfed Williams on the birth of   Steffan Gwern.  I am certain that Tomos Jac and Philip, the two big brothers, are also delighted!

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Recovery
We are glad to inform you that  Miss Haf continues to recover following surgery, and that   Mr Rhys Parry Owen is also recovering following his stay in hospital. Best wishes to both of you.  

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Welcome back
Welcome back to Mrs Davies Jones following her visit to India- the  foothills of the Himalayas.

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Snowdon
Y6 reached the summit of Snowdon in two and a quarter hours and this again highlighted the benefits of being a healthy school and of keeping fit through regularly running around the track.   The weather was fine and everybody was glad to have successfully achieved the challenge.  Thanks to Cemlyn and Morfudd yet again for escorting us safely and to  Stephen Jones, Rhian Jones and Gwen Swann for their care of the pupils.

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Bonjour from Y 6
We are learning French with gusto in preparation for   Ysgol Dyffryn Ogwen, saying goodbye to Ysgol Llanllechid - “Au revoir et merci beaucoup!”

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World Cup
Year 4 visited Weiren Wib and to see the World Rugby Cup on display there.  The Cup; the Webb Ellis cup, was being displayed around Wales, and the children had their pictures taken with the cup and with a former Wales player, Rupert Moon. They also practiced their rugby skills with members of Bethesda rugby team!  A privilege! Thanks to Ysgol Dyffryn Ogwen for the entertainment.  A memorable afternoon!

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Welcoming Parents and our New Pupils
It was a privilege to welcome our new pupils and their parents to school recently. We look forward to working with you in a successful partnership from September.

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Tasting Sea Food
Mrs Parry-Owen’s class had a real feast one morning when Rachel and Dylan visited from F.L.A.G project to talk about sustainable fishing.
After learning about global issues e.g. over fishing and pollution, everybody tasted sea food cooked in front of them in the class and the aroma was mouth-watering! The excitement drew some other staff members to the door, hoping to join in the feast!
Well done children for tasting everything, and for licking your plates clean!!

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Brazil Day
Mrs Rona Williams recently held a Brazil Carnival Day at the school,  when everybody had an opportunity [including, of course, Mrs Rona Williams!] to dress up in colourful clothing like Rio’s carnival people! They had all made multi-coloured masks, and feasted on exotic foods, including fruits and cocktails prepared from a variety of colourful fruits! There was enthusiastic dancing to Brazilian music, and noisy instruments were played along the corridors! An opportunity was also provided to imitate the colourful Art work of the artist   Romero Britto. An excellent day!

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Sports
The Foundation Phase and Junior Department Sports were held on two fine afternoons in June.  We thank the large number of parents who supported us during both days.  The children were at their best, and a large number were awarded stickers!  Thanks to Mr and Mrs Scott, proprietors of Siop y Post, Rachub for their gift of water bottles for the pupils.

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Nursery Class Chinese Day
The Nursery class pupils enjoyed creating Chinese crafts in their traditional clothes. Seeing their colourful dragons and hats was a magnificent sight – all of the pupils hugely enjoyed the experience and explained to us well why they were involved with these activities.  Well done all!

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Y 3 Greek Restaurant
As part of the ‘Travel’ theme,  Mrs Bethan Jones had a magnificent, fine and sunny day learning about the special country of Greece last week,  through tasting a little of the culture and gaining excellent direct experiences. A warm welcome was received from the owners of the Greek Restaurant in Upper Bangor who had prepared an excellent meal for us of humus, olives, rice in vines leaves and much more besides!   All the pupils learnt a few words of the language and asked searching questions about the country, mentioning the current economy.  They learnt a Greek dance before leaving with our friends, leading us and of course it was a must to throw some plates before departing for the bus! An excellent afternoon and opportunity to learn!

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Y2 Forest
An interesting day had been organized by Llanberis Railway Trust for  Mrs Parry-Owen’s class. A trip, and story on the train tracing the area’s interesting history.  A quiz and walk led by Mr Osbourne Jones, where we learnt about medicinal plants to see in our forests and hedges – truly wonders of nature.  There were magnificent views in every direction as we climbed above the former hospital – did you know that the first x-ray machine was tested there?  Somebody learns something new everyday! The children also learnt about water power and machinery in the old quarry, the incline and Blondin wheel.  An incredible day!

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Sea Zoo
Reception Class pupils visited Anglesey Sea Zoo at Brynsiencyn recently as part of their theme, before enjoying the perfect afternoon on Benllech beach. Thanks to Mr Derfel Owen for his tireless service to Ysgol Llanllechid.

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Agricultural Show
Congratulations to all the children who achieved success at this year’s Dyffryn Ogwen Agricultural show. Congratulations to Ceirion Jones from Year 1 who won the Wendy Eccles Cup for the best photograph in the show! Well done Ceirion – a beautiful photo of the butterfly!  [PHOTO]

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Cricket
It has to be recorded that our cricket teams have again achieved success during this year’s cricket season.  The year 4 team had a competitive and drawn game against  Ysgol y Garnedd. The senior boys` team were runners up in the catchment-area tournament, whilst the girls team went one step further, they won in the final. The girls` team then went to Pwllheli where they had further success and were invited to participate in North Wales` tournament held at  Llaneurgain. Congratulations to all of them and thanks to Mr Stephen Jones for sharing his talents and skills in this field through coaching the young players to such an excellent standard.  Thanks also to Mrs Fiona Cadwaladr for her ready support.

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Designers of the future?
Years 4 and 5 have been busy creating diverse fair rides in Design and Technology and the pupils have been busy cutting,   sawing, joining, connecting the wires to create circuits and painting. The golden rule was followed – measure twice and cut once!  It was a pleasure to see everything successfully spinning to the thrill of the young designers.

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Cwm Idwal
Mr Stephen Jones class had a magnificent walk through Dyffryn Ogwen led by the experienced mountain guides Mr Cemlyn Jones and Mrs Morfudd Thomas. On a beautiful summer’s day, there was an opportunity to appreciate their area at its best, gazing at the majestic mountains and plants in their glory. Another memorable outdoor adventure experience for the pupils. 

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Visitors from Canada and Classical Music Concert  
Canadian visitors were welcomed to the school with their local escort Mr Idwal Jones. The girls had interesting stories to tell and the discussion of comparing two different cultures was very interesting and educational.  The concert that morning in our school hall was truly outstanding, organized by two instrumental teachers,  Ms Sioned Webb and Ms Nicki Pierce, who both give of their time and talents to instruct our pupils.  Both performed a duet of classical music by some of our foremost composers - Sioned on the piano and Nicki on the cello. Of course, our pupils, who are members of our orchestra, performed several pieces and pleased the audience. The performance was of an excellent standard and all of this made quite an impression on our Canadian visitors. To cap it all, our Canadian visitors were further thrilled by a performance by Mrs Marian Jones`s pupil of their traditional songs. A memorable morning!

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Mr Arwyn Oliver
It was an honour and a privilege to welcome the former head of Ysgol Llanllechid, Mr Arwyn Oliver to the school. We had a hugely enjoyable time in his company, learning about his trip to a camp in the shadow of Mount Everest in Nepal. We have heard the sad news that has emerged from that country in recent months and Mr Oliver gave the children a taste of the country’s culture, climate and landscape, further describing the damage that has destroyed some of the buildings and villages seen in his slides.  The children were very interested and many questions were asked.  Thank you for such an interesting afternoon Mr Oliver and hope to see you again soon!

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Urdd Athletics
Urdd members competed on a Cylch and County level at Treborth. A large number of the pupils experienced success andthanks   to Mr Stephen Jones for giving his time to instruct and supervise the children.       

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Local Talents Evening
The pupils were invited to take part in this special evening held at Bethesda Cricket and Bowling Club. The choir sang full of zest, and excellent individual performance were given by our singer from year 4 -  Efa Glain Jones, and the brass instrumentalist, Cerys Elen from year 5. It was a memorable evening and thanks to Mr Huw Edward Jones and to Mr Derfel Roberts for the invitation.

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School Council
The School Council take their role seriously as their peers` representatives.  Part of their responsibilities is to report to the Governors and they were well represented when discussing their recent work with the Governors.   The school gardens are flourishing and the vegetables are fully grown, and they received further praise for organizing the ‘Wild and Crazy’ day to fund raise towards the fate of the African elephant, an event that was jointly organized with Mrs Marian Jones class.  

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Summer Holidays
Best wishes for a long hot summer and we will see you back in school on September 2nd.

Condolences
As a school we send our deepest condolences to Ms Rhian Haf and family, following the passing of a much loved father and grandfather. Ms Haf herself has not been very well recently, we wish you a speedy recovery Ms Haf; best wishes from us all at Ysgol Llanllechid.

 

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Our Regards
We also send our regards to Mrs Parry Owen’s family.

 

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Congratulations
Congratulations to Mrs Llinos Wilson on her appointment as Foundation Phase Leader at Ysgol Llanllechid. Best wishes to you Mrs Wilson and congratulations!

 

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Charlotte Speddy
Best wishes to Charlotte Speddy, who spent time on work experience at Ysgol Llanllechid, as part of her course with Coleg Menai. Best wishes for the future, Charlotte.

 

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Urdd National Eisteddfod, Caerffili
This year it was again fantastic to see one of Ysgol Llanllechid’s pupils on the Urdd National stage! Efa Glain was runner up in the Solo competition for years 3 and 4, and she sang like a nightingale! Well done, Efa Glain! You have a bright future ahead of you! Ithel Temple Morris’s 3D Art Work was often seen on the Eisteddfod programme on S4C, as he had been awarded first prize! We also noticed one of our former pupils, Gwydion Rhys, Year 7 Ysgol Dyffryn Ogwen, giving an excellent performance on the cello, and was awarded the third prize. Congratulations to you all for bringing such credit to your schools and the area! Click here to see the photos

 

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Glanaethwy Choir
Congratulations to Efa Lois, who is a member of Glanaethwy choir, on the incredible experience of appearing on BGT stage! A thrilling performance!

 

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The Zoo
Mrs Marian Jones and her class recently enjoyed an excellent day at Colwyn Bay Mountain Zoo as part of their studies on animals. They saw many interesting creatures, including an enormous alligator, snow leopard and red panda. We had enormous fun watching the penguin and seal show, - and had a picnic in the sun! Click here to see the photos

 

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Carmel Chapel

Ysgol Llanllechid has forged a strong partnership with Carmel Chapel and we visit the Chapel at every available opportunity to cherish what it has to offer. On this occasion, we saw an excellent exhibition created by the infants and members of the Dwylo Prysur Group, following the Gymanfa. As usual, we received a warm welcome from Mrs Helen Williams, and an opportunity to sing favourite hymns! Thanks, Mrs Williams for allowing us to see the excellent displays and congratulations to you for co-ordinating it all, and for all your tireless work.

 

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Blaen y Nant
Mrs Rona Williams had a wonderful time at one of the most scenic and beautiful places in the world, Blaen y Nant farm, with Mr Gwyn Tomos, grandfather of Llyr and Jac Roberts. And the purpose? To gain direct experience of learning about a mountainous farm and about a year in a farmer’s life. The pupils obtained an enormous amount of information from Mr Tomos and learnt about rural practices and traditional vocabulary that will, unless we take action to preserve it, disappear. Click here to see the photos

 

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Cwm Idwal Walk
Pupils from Mr Huw Jones` class went on a challenging walk, led by two experienced mountain climbing leaders, Mr Cemlyn Jones and Mrs Morfudd Thomas. We are very fortunate in collaborating with these experienced walkers, who have travelled around the world including Everest base camp. The pupils went on a trip around Llyn Idwal, before walking back along the Roman road towards the school. A memorable day, full of history and with outstanding views. Click here to see the photos

 

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Cynan
Cynan, from Mrs Bethan Jones class, has recently proved himself to be a bit of a hero. At present, unfortunately, Cynan’s father spends quite a bit of time in hospital and the school sends him our regards. One evening, when Cynan was at home on his own with his mother, his mother fell ill. Cynan tried his best to assist his mother and whilst she was unconscious, he got through by telephone to his grandfather and grandmother, Valerie and Islwyn Jones to seek help. Fortunately, he knew the number and received help immediately! Well done Cynan! You are a hero! Click here to see the photos

 

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Outdoor Education: Climbing Wall and Orienteering
Years 5 and 6 visited Parc Padarn, Llanberis to participate in the Orienteering Festival for Gwynedd schools, and during the past few weeks, they have honed their map reading skills around the school. During this week, every pupil in years 4, 5 and 6 have visited Indefatigable climbing centre. Many follow the example of their former pupil, Ioan Doyle! Click here to see the photos

 

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Garden Centre

Nursery class pupils enthusiastically recently visited Fron Goch Garden Centre. They had fun looking at the plants and gardening equipment and to work as a group when planting, and before leaving for the bus, a treasure hunt was completed! Many plants were purchased for the school to add to our collection! Thank you ‘Fron Goch’ for the welcome! Click here to see the photos

 

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Play Activities
All pupils have enjoyed diverse play sessions during play and lunch times recently, through developing creative skills. The sessions are continuing and it is pleasing to observe all the imaginative play during the recent fine days. Click here to see the photos

 

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BBC Music Day
As part of the BBC Music day celebrations held on June 5th, Radio Cymru aimed to span over 7000 miles, the largest ever distance between people singing a duet, certified by Guinness World Records. This particular duet featured Cardiff and Patagonia. Joining Shân Cothi at BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff, was the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and a united choir containing members of various choirs, whilst joining Andres Evans in Patagonia were members of Gaiman Music School Choir. So, Ysgol Llanllechid joined in the fun with 200 pupils singing Calon Lân with great passion at the school hall. Can we not claim part of the new world record?!

 

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Wild day – Talons and Tails
As you will be aware, Mrs Marian Jones class, as part of their theme work, have studied the elephant with the pupils not being able to wait to draw everybody’s attention to the cruelty shown towards the poor elephants. A way forward was decided upon through collaboration with the School Council and a Wild Day was held to support WWF cause and campaign. Everybody came to school with their faces painted so as to bear the appearance of a wild animal on Friday at the beginning of June! If you can think of different wild animals, I can assure you that they were at Ysgol Llanllechid that day! Thanks to Ms Nicola, Ms Sara, Mr Tomos and Fiona Sherlock for being so kind as to allow us to ‘borrow’ her appropriate paint and for giving her time to assist us to paint the pupils faces.

During the afternoon, between the showers, the children went to Sgwar Rachub to draw the residents` attention to the cruelty that is inflicted on the elephant. This was a golden opportunity for the children to carry their banners and display their striking posters when expressing their dissatisfaction. The pupils walked in their dresses through the streets chanting and striking their instruments so as to ensure that everybody heard and understood their message. Our thanks to members of the public who listened and contributed towards this good cause. The film that was created is magnificent!
Click here to see the photos (coming soon)

 

Condolences to Mrs Lyn Ellis
We send our condolences to Mrs Lyn on her recent bereavement of losing her mother. The school sends you our warmest regards at such a difficult time for the family.


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Regards

We also send our regards to Ms Rhian Haf, and wish her a full and speedy recovery.

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Best Wishes

Best wishes to Ms Medi Davies in her new post and for the future.


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Congratulations!

Congratulations to Ithel Temple Morris on his feat in winning the first prize at the Urdd National Eisteddfod in Art and Craft. Congratulations on your masterwork, Ithel. With regards to the stage competitions, we must congratulate Efa Glain on gaining first prize in the cerdd dant solo! Well done Efa, and all the best at Caerffili! Our unison group and orchestra came third at the County Eisteddfod. Welldone!

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Thanks

Thanks to Mr Brynmor Jones for assisting the pupils with their gardening skills. The Foundation Phase gardens now look magnificent! Thanks very much.

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Plants and more plants!

Some pupils from the Foundation Phase accompanied Mrs Marian Jones to Canolfan Moelyci to learn more about plants. They received a very warm welcome and a golden opportunity to develop planting and weeding skills! Also, during the morning, there was an opportunity to participate in creative workshops on the growth theme, where everybody had an opportunity to listen to music, paint murals, create dances and wander through the fields observing and labelling many interesting objects. Afterwards, following their picnic, the class visited Treborth and the University Botanic Gardens where they saw incredible insect eating plants! All stared at the famous Gwybedfagl, and were astounded as he captured the insects! The huge cactus and banana trees were also firm favourites.


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School Council
School Council members have obtained a grant of £500 to create and develop our gardens. Thanks to Mr Ben Stammers and his colleagues for assisting the pupils to plant all kinds of flowers and plants. Indeed, this has adorned the outside of the school and it is a pleasure to walk up to the main entrance through the rainbow of colours! Our thanks to Mr Huw Edward Jones for co-ordinating all this.

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Cae Groes Bakery and Rchub Post Office
Mrs Rona Williams’ class had an adventurous afternoon roaming through the local area. They visited the Bakery at Cae’r Groes and Mr a Mrs Gwyn Williams, where they saw the Welsh cakes being baked. Following the baking and devouring, they visited the Post Office at Rachub and Mr and Mrs Scott went to buy stamps and post letters. Thanks to the area’s residents for their welcome as we ambled on walks in our high visibility jackets around the area.


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Glanllyn
Year 5 visited Glanllyn to enjoy three days of outdoor activities near Llyn Tegid. They had memorable experiences, including canoe, raft building, the ropes course, orienteering and canoeing. Everybody was very quiet on the bus on their return to Plas Ffrancon on the Friday afternoon! We thank the staff members, Mr Huw Edward Jones, Ms Sara and Ms Nicola for looking after the pupils during the visit.
The crew testing out that their raft had floated! Click here to see the photos

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Race for Life
We were very proud of being able to support two of our former pupils who now attend Ysgol Dyffryn Ogwen namely, Mia Richards and Ella Baker. Both had organized ‘Race for Life’ for every school in the catchment-area, fund-raising towards a cancer charity. Year 5 and 6 pupils participated in the race, and it was very pleasing to report that Idwal Temple Morris won the boys race, and that Mared Morris came third in the girls race. Congratulations to all who participated, and for raising money towards this worthy cause, that is so close to all of our hearts.

 

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Red Card to Racism
Year 5 spent a very enjoyable morning in the company of Noam Devey discussing racism, linked to the ‘show racism the red card’ campaign. Noam discussed the past injustices that specific groups of people have suffered, helping the children to define what racism actually is. He also armed them with the appropriate language so that they possess the skills to respond to real situations that may arise, unfortunately, from time to time, today. We thank him for dealing with such a sensitive matter in such an engaging manner for the children. And always remember: `Show Racism the Red Card!’

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Orchestra
As part of our Music curriculum, Mrs Parry Owen’s class visited Bangor Cathedral to attend a very special concert - Chamberfest - celebrating the music of Johann Sebestian Bach. The Foundation Phase pupils were entertained by Ensemble Wales who played famous compositions and a cantata by Bach and Jesu, Joy of Man`s Desiring was learnt as well as an opportunity to sing with the University Chamber Choir at the end of the morning. The class won a CD of the Peter and the Wolf music!

 

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Light Workshop – Jack Simone
Thanks to Jack Simone’s father – Y 3 had an enjoyable time at Neuadd Ogwen participating in a light workshop. The whole place was in darkness and patterns were created using torches that was artistic in itself. Thanks to Mr Simone and to all parents who are willing to give such assistance.

 

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Elephants
Mrs Marian Jones class have been studying elephants, and what interesting creatures they are to study! Through their research they have learnt that elephants live until they are 70 or older; that their ancestors was the great mammoth; the tusks are made out of ivory, and that they have four teeth, one the same size as a brick! Elephants can swim, cry, play and laugh and they possess an incredible memory! They are very kind towards their families and friends and assist sick animals. But do you know that around a hundred elephants are killed daily…a wholly incredible fact. The class is going to embark on a special campaign to assist to save the elephants and extremely interesting work is afoot! More details to follow in the next edition!

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Global Education and Global Citizenship Award
All kinds of engaging activities are afoot as we turn our attention towards India. Thanks to Mrs Huws for her hard work co-ordinating and gathering all the evidence for the accreditation.

 

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Y Faenol Cross-country race
Over a thousand primary school pupils from these areas participated in the cross Country race. pupils from our school participated. Congratulations to all of you.

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An evening of Dance
A group of year 6 pupils visited Galeri in Caernarfon to participate in the ‘Evening of Dance’ - an evening of diverse dances performed by the county’s primary and secondary school pupils. Our group performed the disco dance energetically, creatively and with effervescence. Our thanks to Miss Nicola and Miss Sara, their instructors, to Mr Stephen Jones for his work and to the parents for their support during the evening. Congratulations to Begw, Boe-Celyn, Esme, Efa, Lauren, Caitlin, Emma, Ila, Lottie and Gemma!

 

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Urdd Rugby
The school’s Rugby team recently competed in the county’s Rugby competition held on Caernarfon Rugby Club’s fields. The team reached the semi-final, and competed with enthusiasm. Congratulations to Boe Celyn, Erin Harney, Begw, Gethin Saynor, Jac Griffiths, Harry, Elis, Louis and Joseph. Thanks to the parents for their support on the evening.

 

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Easter Bingo
Many thanks to our Friends for once again organizing the Bingo. It was a memorable evening! A special thanks to Mr Derek Griffiths for calling out the numbers in an easy going manner and to everybody who contributed Easter eggs and raffle prizes. £400 was raised. Thanks also to Mr and Mrs Diwlyn Owen and Mrs Jean Hughes for their ready support over the years.

 

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Tyrd am dro Co`
A thrilling walk around Caernarfon was had in order to compare Rachub and Caernarfon as part of our Geographical work. That is was what Mrs Bethan Jones class did recently!

 

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Plas Menai
Year 4 pupils visited Plas Menai to enjoy various activities with Mr Stephen Jones. It was a day full of adventure where the pupils followed paths and answered specific numeracy questions that honed their outdoor reasoning and problem-solving skills.

 

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Records Office
Mr HE Jones and Mr S Jones classes received presentations from Gwenda Williams on the age of the Tudors and the connection with Penmynydd.

 

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Red Noses Day
Enormous fun was had on Red Noses day and £206.61 was raised towards this good cause.

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Egg and Cress Sandwiches
Nursery Class pupils were extremely busy boiling eggs and preparing delicious sandwiches – egg and cress – a mouth-watering project!

 

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The secret of Porthamel
Do you know? There is a small forest hidden away on the banks of the Menai, and it is a secret! None of us knew about this little forest’s existence, until we were informed about it by Mr Ben Stammers, Mabon’s father! And what is extraordinary about this small forest is that amongst the foliage you will find fairies and red squirrels! Mrs Bethan Jones and her class found this enchanting place, and a whole day was spent in the April sunshine in awe and wonder studying the various habitats and hiding places. A great deal was learnt and it is fair to say that by now several of us have ventured to Porthamel to see the wonders!

 

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Reception Class
Mae aelodau o`r dosbarth Derbyn wrth eu boddau yn mynd i`r sesiynau chwaraeon wythnosol ym Mhlas Ffrancon y dyddiau hyn!

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Henry Tudor Show

Years 4 and 5 spent an enjoyable afternoon learning about the history of the Tudor king Henry Tudor and his links with Penmynydd. This was a one man show, and Danny Grehan acted the part of the famous king. The show formed part of the class’ thematic work when studying the Tudor period. The children joined in the acting and the lively presentation. This method certainly assisted them to recall the entire history!


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May Newsletter 2015

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T. Llew Jones Newsletter May 2015 - click here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Gain Confidence in Speaking Welsh

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Eager to speak Welsh at home with your children but don't know where to start? - click here

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cydymdeimlo (Welsh only)
Anfonwn ein cofion a’n cydymdeimlad at deulu Dora a fu’n ddisgybl yn Ysgol Llanllechid. Bu farw Dora yn ddiweddar ac rydym wedi cysylltu â’r teulu i’w cefnogi yn ystod yr amser trist yma. Mae gwefan wedi ei sefydlu er côf am Dora o’r enw www.dorarainbow.com.

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Diffyg Haul (Welsh only)
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Caitlin yn rhyfeddu at weld yr eclipse drwy wydr tywyll diogel, cyn mynd ati i wneud camera twll pin a’i weld ben i waered.

 

 



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Yr Ail Ryfel Byd (Welsh only)
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Daeth y disgyblion ag atgofion teuluol ac arteffactau yn fyw i’r dosbarth yn eu cyflwyniadau am yr Ail Ryfel Byd. Dyma Lauren yn son am hanes hynod perthynas dewr iddi.

 

 

 

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Yr Ysgol yn Arwain
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Gwahoddwyd Ysgol Llanllechid i gynhadledd genedlaethol yng Nghanolfan y Mileniwm, er mwyn cyflwyno gwaith cydraddoldeb y disgyblion a strwythurau cefnogol yr ysgol. Cafwyd ymateb gwresog i gyflwyniad Llanllechid gyda Chyfarwyddwraig Cyngor Hil Cymru, Uzo Iwobi yn canmol yr ysgol am “ddatblygu dinasyddion cyflawn sydd â dealltwriaeth o bwysigrwydd gweithio ag eraill.”

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Rhodd o India (Welsh only)
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Cafwyd Taj Mahal hyfryd yn rhodd o’n hysgol bartner yn India wedi iddynt glywed fod Bl 4& 5 yn astudio Saith o Ryfeddodau’r Byd. Rhyfeddod yn wir yn ei fawredd gwyn ond cofiwn hefyd un o ryfeddodau mwy diweddar y byd sef y we, sy’n ein caniatáu i gyfathrebu efo’n ffrindiau yn India.



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Best Wishes

Best wishes to Ms Medi Davies in her new post and for the future.

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Thanks
Thanks to Mr Brynmor Jones for assisting the pupils with their gardening skills. The Foundation Phase gardens now look magnificent! Thanks very much.

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School Council
School Council members have obtained a grant of £500 to create and develop our gardens. Thanks to Mr Ben Stammers and his colleagues for assisting the pupils to plant all kinds of flowers and plants. Indeed, this has adorned the outside of the school and it is a pleasure to walk up to the main entrance through the rainbow of colours! Our thanks to Mr Huw Edward Jones for co-ordinating all this.

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Cae Groes Bakery and Rchub Post Office

Mrs Rona Williams’ class had an adventurous afternoon roaming through the local area. They visited the Bakery at Cae’r Groes and Mr a Mrs Gwyn Williams, where they saw the Welsh cakes being baked. Following the baking and devouring, they visited the Post Office at Rachub and Mr and Mrs Scott went to buy stamps and post letters. Thanks to the area’s residents for their welcome as we ambled on walks in our high visibility jackets around the area.

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Glanllyn
Year 5 visited Glanllyn to enjoy three days of outdoor activities near Llyn Tegid. They had memorable experiences, including canoe, raft building, the ropes course, orienteering and canoeing. Everybody was very quiet on the bus on their return to Plas Ffrancon on the Friday afternoon! We thank the staff members, Mr Huw Edward Jones, Ms Sara and Ms Nicola for looking after the pupils during the visit.

The crew testing out that their raft had floated! Photo
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Race for Life
We were very proud of being able to support two of our former pupils who now attend Ysgol Dyffryn Ogwen namely, Mia Richards and Ella Baker. Both had organized ‘Race for Life’ for every school in the catchment-area, fund-raising towards a cancer charity. Year 5 and 6 pupils participated in the race, and it was very pleasing to report that Idwal Temple Morris won the boys race, and that Mared Morris came third in the girls race. Congratulations to all who participated, and for raising money towards this worthy cause, that is so close to all of our hearts.

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Red Card to Racism
Year 5 spent a very enjoyable morning in the company of Noam Devey discussing racism, linked to the ‘show racism the red card’ campaign. Noam discussed the past injustices that specific groups of people have suffered, helping the children to define what racism actually is. He also armed them with the appropriate language so that they possess the skills to respond to real situations that may arise, unfortunately, from time to time, today. We thank him for dealing with such a sensitive matter in such an engaging manner for the children. And always remember: `Show Racism the Red Card!’
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Elephants
Mrs Marian Jones class have been studying elephants, and what interesting creatures they are to study! Through their research they have learnt that elephants live until they are 70 or older; that their ancestors was the great mammoth; the tusks are made out of ivory, and that they have four teeth, one the same size as a brick! Elephants can swim, cry, play and laugh and they possess an incredible memory! They are very kind towards their families and friends and assist sick animals. But do you know that around a hundred elephants are killed daily…a wholly incredible fact. The class is going to embark on a special campaign to assist to save the elephants and extremely interesting work is afoot! More details to follow in the next edition!

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Global Education and Global Citizenship Award
All kinds of engaging activities are afoot as we turn our attention towards India. Thanks to Mrs Huws for her hard work co-ordinating and gathering all the evidence for the accreditation.

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Y Faenol Cross-country race
Over a thousand primary school pupils from these areas participated in the cross Country race. pupils from our school participated. Congratulations to all of you.

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Urdd Rugby
The school’s Rugby team recently competed in the county’s Rugby competition held on Caernarfon Rugby Club’s fields. The team reached the semi-final, and competed with enthusiasm. Congratulations to Boe Celyn, Erin Harney, Begw, Gethin Saynor, Jac Griffiths, Harry, Elis, Louis and Joseph. Thanks to the parents for their support on the evening.

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Egg and Cress Sandwiches
Nursery Class pupils were extremely busy boiling eggs and preparing delicious sandwiches – egg and cress – a mouth-watering project!

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The secret of Porthamel
Do you know? There is a small forest hidden away on the banks of the Menai, and it is a secret! None of us knew about this little forest’s existence, until we were informed about it by Mr Ben Stammers, Mabon’s father! And what is extraordinary about this small forest is that amongst the foliage you will find fairies and red squirrels! Mrs Bethan Jones and her class found this enchanting place, and a whole day was spent in the April sunshine in awe and wonder studying the various habitats and hiding places. A great deal was learnt and it is fair to say that by now several of us have ventured to Porthamel to see the wonders!

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Reception Class
Members of the Reception class love attending the weekly sports sessions held at Plas Ffrancon these days!

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Henry Tudor Show

Years 4 and 5 spent an enjoyable afternoon learning about the history of the Tudor king Henry Tudor and his links with Penmynydd. This was a one man show, and Danny Grehan acted the part of the famous king. The show formed part of the class’ thematic work when studying the Tudor period. The children joined in the acting and the lively presentation. This method certainly assisted them to recall the entire history!

 

Condolences to Mrs Lyn Ellis
We send our condolences to Mrs Lyn on her recent bereavement of losing her mother. The school sends you our warmest regards at such a difficult time for the family.

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Regards
We also send our regards to Ms Rhian Haf, and wish her a full and speedy recovery.

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Easter Bingo
Many thanks to our Friends for once again organizing the Bingo. It was a memorable evening! A special thanks to Mr Derek Griffiths for calling out the numbers in an easy going manner and to everybody who contributed Easter eggs and raffle prizes. £400 was raised. Thanks also to Mr and Mrs Diwlyn Owen and Mrs Jean Hughes for their ready support over the years.

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Plas Menai
Year 4 pupils visited Plas Menai to enjoy various activities with Mr Stephen Jones. It was a day full of adventure where the pupils followed paths and answered specific numeracy questions that honed their outdoor reasoning and problem-solving skills.

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Red Noses Day
Enormous fun was had on Red Noses day and £206.61 was raised towards this good cause.

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Light Workshop – Jack Simone
Thanks to Jack Simone’s father – Y 3 had an enjoyable time at Neuadd Ogwen participating in a light workshop. The whole place was in darkness and patterns were created using torches that was artistic in itself. Thanks to Mr Simone and to all parents who are willing to give such assistance.

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Records Office
Mr HE Jones and Mr S Jones classes received presentations from Gwenda Williams on the age of the Tudors and the connection with Penmynydd.

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Plants and more plants!
Some pupils from the Foundation Phase accompanied Mrs Marian Jones to Canolfan Moelyci to learn more about plants. They received a very warm welcome and a golden opportunity to develop planting and weeding skills! Also, during the morning, there was an opportunity to participate in creative workshops on the growth theme, where everybody had an opportunity to listen to music, paint murals, create dances and wander through the fields observing and labelling many interesting objects. Afterwards, following their picnic, the class visited Treborth and the University Botanic Gardens where they saw incredible insect eating plants! All stared at the famous Gwybedfagl, and were astounded as he captured the insects! The huge cactus and banana trees were also firm favourites.

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Congratulations!
Congratulations to Ithel Temple Morris on his feat in winning the first prize at the Urdd National Eisteddfod in Art and Craft. Congratulations on your masterwork, Ithel. With regards to the stage competitions, we must congratulate Efa Glain on gaining first prize in the cerdd dant solo! Well done Efa, and all the best at Caerffili! Our unison group and orchestra came third at the County Eisteddfod. Welldone!

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Orchestra
As part of our Music curriculum, Mrs Parry Owen’s class visited Bangor Cathedral to attend a very special concert - Chamberfest - celebrating the music of Johann Sebestian Bach. The Foundation Phase pupils were entertained by Ensemble Wales who played famous compositions and a cantata by Bach and Jesu, Joy of Man`s Desiring was learnt as well as an opportunity to sing with the University Chamber Choir at the end of the morning. The class won a CD of the Peter and the Wolf music!

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An evening of Dance
A group of year 6 pupils visited Galeri in Caernarfon to participate in the ‘Evening of Dance’ - an evening of diverse dances performed by the county’s primary and secondary school pupils. Our group performed the disco dance energetically, creatively and with effervescence. Our thanks to Miss Nicola and Miss Sara, their instructors, to Mr Stephen Jones for his work and to the parents for their support during the evening. Congratulations to Begw, Boe-Celyn, Esme, Efa, Lauren, Caitlin, Emma, Ila, Lottie and Gemma!

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Tyrd am dro Co`
A thrilling walk around Caernarfon was had in order to compare Rachub and Caernarfon as part of our Geographical work. That is was what Mrs Bethan Jones class did recently!

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Happy Birthday
Happy birthday to Mrs Bethan Jones! We hope that you enjoyed your special birthday!

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Eisteddfod Cylch yr Urdd
Thanks to all the children, staff and parents for being so willing to attend the Urdd Eisteddfod.  Once more, the school gained enormous praise through the pupils` efforts and congratulations to all of them – for their performance in the prelims or on stage.  Well done to you all!! We also wish to thank all who instructed them to such a high standard.  Thanks to Ysgol Tregarth for undertaking all the arrangements.


Y 2 and junior solo   

3rd - Mari Watcyn Roberts

Y 3 and 4 solo

1st – Efa Glain Jones
3rd – Erin Griffiths

Unison Party Y 6 and junior   

1st– Parti Ellie

Choir Y6 and junior

2nd – Choir  Aron Bale

String Solo Y6 and junior

2nd – Begw Evans
3rd – Abigail Greenough

Brass Solo Y 6 and junior

2nd – Cerys Elen

Instrumental Ensemble  Y 6 and junior

3rd – Parti Mari Fflur

Orchestra /Band Y 6 and junior

1st -  Parti Ellie

Cerdd Dant Solo Y 3 and 4

1st – Efa Glain Jones

Solo Recitation  Y 2 and junior

2nd – Seren Roberts

Solo Recitation Y3 and 4

3rd – Madeleine Sinfield

Conversation Y 6 and junior  

1st – Parti Begw Angharad

Urdd Art and Craft Results:

2D Drawing Work  Y.2 and junior/  2d Artwork

2nd – Leusa Morris
3rd – Hanna Pierce Jones

2D Creative Work  Y 3 and 4/Creative 2D

3rd – Elsie Owen

2D Creative Work  Y 5 and 6/ Creative 2D

2nd – Ithel Temple Morris

3D Creative Work  Y. 3 and 4/ Creative 3D

2nd – Idris Temple Morris

3D Creative Work  Y 6 and Junior   A.A/Creative 3D

1st – Ithel Temple Morris

Argraffu  Y 3 and 4/ Printing

3rd – Elan Rees

Graffeg Cyfrifadurol Bl 2 ac iau/ Computer Graphics Y2 and junior

3rd – Ffion Tipton

Argraffu/ Addurno ar fabrig 5/6/ Printing on fabrics

3rd- Idwal Temple Morris

Argraffu/ Addurno ar ffabrig Bl 3 a 4/ Printing on fabrics Y3 and 4

1st – Idris Temple Morris

Gwaith Creadigol 3D Tecstiliau Bl 5 a 6/Creative Textiles 3D Y5 and 6

1st – Efa Lois Burgess

Print Monocrom BL 2 ac iau/Monochrome print Y2 and junior

1st – Joe Pole

Print Lliw Bl 2 ac iau/Colour print Y2 and junior

1st – Leusa Morris

Cyfres o brintiau lliwBl 2 ac iau/ Set of colour print Y2 and junior

1st – Joe Pole

Gemwaith Bl 3 a 4// Jewellery Y3 and 4

2nd –    Idris Temple Morris

Gemwaith Bl 5 a 6/  Jewellery Y5 and 6

3rd – Ithel Temple Morris

 

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Disco Dancing
Congratulations to the Disco Dancing Group for being runners-up in the Steddfod Symudol and thanks to Ms Nicola and Ms Sara for teaching them.

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Outdoor Adventure
With pupils studying the Second World War, the perseverance of our Welsh soldiers was fully appreciated during our visit to Plas Menai at the beginning of March to take part in exciting experiences on the water.  Y6 were adventurous and skilful when rowing their canoes against the flow of the Menai, with wind whipping the waves in another direction.  The instructor highly praised the pupils` bravery and enthusiasm and the pupils warmly thanked him for the experience.

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Llanllechid Gallery
It was an honour to open a gallery of Y6 work at Ysgol Llanllechid, as families and the community ventured to admire the work and indeed to create their own masterworks.  The pupils were inspired by many artists from Wales and overseas and their work was a wonder to behold, including Chinese lanterns painted to celebrate the New Year of the Sheep.  A Fair Trade Cafe was held to accompany the Galeri and the fruits, with the special labels, were very delicious. 

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Anwen Burgess
Ysgol Llanllechid is blessed by very gifted parents including the artist Anwen Burgess who shared her talenets with Y6.  The pupils were thrilled when watching and listening,  and were highly impressed at her success portraying, following the guidance they received from her. Thanks very much to Anwen Burgess on behalf of the whole class.

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History of Rachub from by gone times. 
Well, what fun we had in the company of Mrs Helen Williams, Mrs Gwenda Jones and Mrs Vera Parry. It gave enormous pleasure to listen to them reminiscing about the area.  We enjoyed ourselves enormously in their company,  learning about all kinds of things, including how to dance the foxtrot and the waltz! Thanks to Mrs Marian Jones for making the arrangements, and to  Mrs Wendy Jones and Ms Leanne for preparing the best ever cup of tea at the end of the afternoon!

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A trip around Rachub
Year 3 class went on a trip with  Mrs Bethan Jones around the village and were escorted by  Mrs Helen Williams  who knows every nook and cranny in Rachub.  Mrs Williams showed the children the location of Madam Chips shop and John ‘P’ hall, -  where many people went dancing and borrowed dresses to act in plays.  Thanks to Mrs Williams for all the information obtained about the history of  Rachub! Being in your company has enormously enriched our children.

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Library
A group of Y6 boys enjoy participating in the Reading Premier League reading project.  They enjoyed visiting Bethesda library, as well as reading a variety of books, magazines and articles about football. 

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Ogwen Partnership
The following pupils participated at the St David’s Day concert,  that was held at  Neuadd Ogwen Mari Watcyn, Seren and Ffion Tipton. Well done.

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St David’s Day
A feast of green, red and white colours were enjoyed at our school in early March when every pupil had an opportunity to participate in our St David’s Day presentations. Every pupil was at his best, with the sound of a broad range of poetry being recited from memory by every class in turn,  such as the Llwynog gan R.Williams Parry, Yr Wylan fach Adnebydd a Hon by T.H. Parry-Williams. We had a memorable St David’s Day  and I thank all the children for giving of their best;   to you the parents for being so ready to offer support and to the entire staff for their hard work and thanks to  Mr Huw Edward Jones for his tireless work accompanying all of this. 

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Electricity Workshops for the Foundation Phase 
The Foundation Phase pupils recently  enjoyed learning about electricity at very interesting  workshops. All of them showed an interest and listened attentively.

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Gold Award
Congratulations to  Mr Stephen Jones and the Green Group on being awarded Gwynedd and Môn Green Schools Gold Award. 

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KIVA
Our anti-bullying programme is going from strength to strength,  led by Mr Huw Edward Jones and Elis, Begw, Lauren and Emma visited Bangor University with  Mr Jones presenting and celebrating our successes, sharing good practice before a wide audience. 

(Welsh Only)

Llongyfarchiadau!
Llongyfarchiadau i Ms Lynne Ellis ar ei dyweddiad gyda Mathew Parry.
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Yr Hwyaden Fach Hyll!
Aeth holl ddisgyblion y Cyfnod Sylfaen i Neuadd Ogwen i wylio perfformiad o’r ‘Hwyaden Fach Hyll’. Mor braf oedd y croeso yn Neuadd Ogwen, - gyda gofod arbennig i’r plant gael eistedd yn agos at yr actorion, a chael eu gweld yn canu amrywiol offerynnau cerdd, ac ymateb i’r lliwiau a’r cysgodion ar y waliau oedd yn creu awyrgylch y gwahanol dymhorau. Roedd y stori’n apelio’n fawr, a’r actorion yn hudo’r plant i fyd ffantasi. Roedd pob plentyn wedi ei swyno, ac yn canolbwyntio’n llwyr! Mae’n fendigedig cael cyfle i weld perfformiad fel hyn yn ein neuadd leol. Diolch, Neuadd Ogwen!

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Y Celtiaid
Er ei bod hi`n diwrnod rhynllyd, cafodd Bl 3 fodd i fyw mewn gweithdai Celtaidd yn Wrecsam! Y gwir amdani yw, mai nhw oedd y Celtiaid, a chawsant fynd yn ol mewn peiriant amser i fyw a phrofi bywyd fel yr oedd hi yn ystod oes yr hen Geltiaid!

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Gweld Celf y Byd
Bu Bl6 yn Lerpwl yn edrych a rhyfeddu at waith celf Ewropeaidd drwy’r oesoedd, yng Ngaleri Walker, yn ogystal â gweld celfyddyd o bob cyfandir yn Amgueddfa`r Byd. Dywedodd Esme: “Roedd yn anhygoel gweld y lluniau hyfryd a chlywed am eu hanes, yn ogystal â dysgu sgiliau darlunio.” Ychwanegodd Emma: “Mwynheais ddarlunio arteffactau hynod oedd wedi eu llunio ar draws y byd ac roedd o`n ddiwrnod i`w gofio!”

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Santes Dwynwen
Roedd yr ysgol yn fôr o goch a phinc, swsus yn cael eu chwythu i bob cyfeiriad, a chardiau cywrain cariadus yn cael eu hanfon yn y dirgel! Roedd hwyl fawr yn yr ysgol ar ddiwrnod Santes y Cariadon, a phawb yn mwynhau clywed y chwedl ardderchog yn cael ei hadrodd unwaith eto.

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Archarwyr
Cafodd plant dosbarth Mrs Marian Jones ‘Ddiwrnod Archarwyr’ yn ddiweddar, pan oedd pob un wedi gwisgo fel ei hoff archarwr neu gymeriad o stori’r archarwyr. Cafwyd cryn amrywiaeth o Superman i`r Hylc heb son am gymeriadau gwreiddiol Mrs Marian Jones: Pry Cry, Gwibnain, Ceri a Huw, Cen Dau Ben ynghyd a chymeriadau hoffus Llyfr mawr y Plant.

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Post Rachub
Aeth plant dosbarth Mrs Marian Jones am dro i’r post yn Rachub, ar ol bod wrthi`n ddygn yn cyfansoddi llythyron er mwyn eu postio i’w rhieni. Cafodd y rhieni syrpreis hyfryd y bore canlynol! Diolch i Mr Ian Scott am ei gymorth parod pob amser.

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Anrheg o’r India
Cafwyd syrpreis braf ar y diwrnod cyntaf ar ôl dychwelyd i’r ysgol wrth dderbyn pecyn o’r India. Ynddo roedd sgarffiau gwlân wedi ei gwehyddu’n gyda phatrymau cain fel anrheg o’n hysgol bartner newydd yn India. Mae ein cyfeillion fel ninnau yn byw yn uchel yn y mynyddoedd. Rydym yn dysgu mwy amdanynt bob dydd, yn cysylltu a nhw yn aml a chael holi a dysgu am adeiladau diddorol fel y Taj Mahal.

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Te Bach Cymreig
Cafodd plant dosbarth Rona Williams hwyl fawr yn paratoi te bach Cymreig,- llestri gorau, te blasus a phawb wedi bod wrthi`n creu y cacennau cri. Roedd yr arogl yn y dosbarth yn tynnu dwr o`r dannedd!

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Parti Pyjamas
Daeth plant y dosbarth Meithrin i`r ysgol yn gwisgo eu dillad nos, gan afael yn sownd yn eu hoff dedi, fel rhan o`u thema. Cafwyd amser bendigedig a llwyddwyd i ddysgu hwiangerddi a chaneuon i suo`r teganau medal i gysgu`n sownd!

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Gweriniaeth Siec
Braint oedd croesawu ymwelwyr o Weriniaeth Siec atom i edrych ar arferion da yn ein Cyfnod Sylfaen. Roeddent wedi gwirioni gyda`r holl waith celf a byddwn yn postio bwndel o enghreifftiau i`r Weriniaeth yn fuan er mwyn iddynt gael arddangos ymdrechion plant bach Dyffryn Ogwen mewn Oriel yno.

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Llongyfarchiadau!
Llongyfarchiadau i ddisgyblion blwyddyn 3 a Mrs Bethan Jones ar ennill gwobrau anhygoel o hamperi bwydydd iach gan Tesco Caernaerfon. Bu`r disgyblion wrthi`n ddyfal yn creu gwaith Celf ac roeddent wedi gwirioni`n lan pan glywsant mai nhw oedd yn fuddugol! Da iawn chi!

Happy New Year!
A Happy New Year to all our readers! The children have been busy decorating apples to celebrate the new year in Mrs Parry Owen’s class!


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Condolences

We extend our condolences to   of Ms Leanne`s family on their bereavement of losing a beloved grandmother, Mrs Annie Parry at the start of the year.  We send our heart felt condolences.
We also send our condolences to Ms Rachel and Ms Medi. Their aunt, Mrs Bethan Jones, died before Christmas. We send our warmest regards to you all as a family.

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Congratulations

Congratulations to two of our fellow pupils, who are currently pupils at Ysgol Dyffryn Ogwen, on being offered a place at Oxford; Gwynfor Rowlinson in Jesus College and  Bethan Hughes at Merton. Well done!

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Pencampwyr Cystadleuaeth Tesco

Llongyfarchiadau i ddosbarth Mrs Bethan Jones ar ddod yn fuddugol yn y gystadleuaeth hon!

 

 

 

 

 

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Sporting Achievements

Congratulations to Emma Hughes on her success in the cricket field.  Emma was adjudged the best bowler in the under 12 team at Bangor. Congratulations to Ila Clark on receiving her bronze award in gymnastics and to Louis Revilles on receiving a yellow belt in kick boxing.

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Ben Dant

Congratulations to Gwen, William, Daniel and Gwion on their appearance on the Ben Dant programme in December.  

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Senior Citizens Club

As usual, members of the Senior Citizens Club were welcomed to the school, and enjoyed  the Christmas entertainmen. It is so sad to think about the sudden death of Mr Twm Morgan, who sang a solo; a carol, for us during the morning. That memory will remain with us for a long time. We send the family our dearest regards in their loss of such a very special gentleman.

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Christmas Coffee Morning

Bore Coffi NadoligThanks to the club committee for again holding our Christmassy Coffee Morning at the Cricket Club and thanks to the Friends of Ysgol Llanllechid Committee for their tireless work.  All your efforts are hugely appreciated. Santa Claus is to be commended for his relaxed and jovial way with the children; it was a privilege to hear the interesting conversations. Thanks also to the parents and friends of the school for coming to support us. £521.16 was raised towards the school funds, that in itself, speaks for itself.

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Christmas Jumpers

During December, many of the pupils visited the school wearing Christmas jumpers and a contribution was sent to the Save the Children charity.

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Pili Palas

On Tuesday, December 9th, the Nursery Class pupils visited  Pili Palas to meet the man himself – Santa Claus!  Everybody had an opportunity to tell him that they had been obedient children. They also had an opportunity to meet some of the animals and insects and played in the soft toys zone, before returning to school in the large green bus with Mr Derfel Owens! An excellent trip, and thanks to the staff of Pili Palas for the welcome.

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Nursery Class and Cylch Meithrin Christmas Show

It was nice to see the hall full during the Nursery Class and Nursery School Christmas show.  They hugely enjoyed listening to the young children performing the ‘Story of the Nativity’.   They had learnt a good collection of various songs and looked smart in their grand clothes.  The Christmas aura was certainly present on that morning.   

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Reception Class Christmas Concert

Reception Class Christmas ConcertIn Mrs Wilson’s class, the dilemma was that the poor star had lost its shine!  And do you know what? ! The deer’s tiring work was to search carefully for the shine in every nook and cranny! The fairies, from the bottom of the garden, were to blame. During the performance,  a dancing contest was held where the fairies and deer danced against one another, exactly as in  ‘’Strictly Come Dancing’’. Santa Claus saved the day, with his incredible movements! Afterwards, everybody had a Christmas full of fun and festivities!

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Years 1 and 2 Classes Christmas Concert

Years 1 and 2 Classes Christmas Concert After Santa Claus was hijacked by a group of Stone Age people,   and imprisoned in a cave at  Llanddona with the witches and spiders. Fortunately,  William Ellis Williams happened to be flying his plane on that beach for the first time!  Assisted by Sian Owen Tŷ’n y Fawnog (and many other renowned characters),   William rescued Santa Claus,  and rescued Christmas for the world’s children! The children acted and sang excellently! Thanks to the parents for their assistance with the costumes. 



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Pws mewn Bŵts

Reception Class and Years 1 and 2 pupils visited  Galeri Caernarfon to see the pantomime ‘Pws Mewn Bwts’. It was an excellent show starring  Martyn Geraint. Everyone had great fun!

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Pip the Penguin

Pip the Penguin Pip the Penguin – the star of the Junior department’s Christmas show this year,  who followed the adventures of poor  Pip, as he tried to find his way back to his friends in  Antarctica. After suffering the hatred of the Warden at Rachub Zoo, Pip was helped by his friend  Sam to escape from the zoo. At Bethesda,  Pip noticed the rugby crew and the zip wire,  before venturing to Spain amidst the senoritas and matadors. Finally, with Santa Claus help, he safely guided the slide to Antarctica where Pip discovered his family.  Thanks to the children for trying their very best during the rehearsals and especially on the evening of the presentation. The audience was enthralled and thanks also to the parents for preparing such magnificent dresses and for very support and praise; many said that this was the best show yet! Thanks to Mr Alun Llwyd for allowing us to use Ysgol Dyffryn Ogwen so that we could stage the performance. 

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Panto Patagonia

It is a real treat to walk down  Bethesda High Street and go to to  Neuadd Ogwen, to enjoy a show.  It is an incredible resource to the Valley and one that the school will certainly utilize.  Pupils from the Junior Department visited  Neuadd Ogwen to enjoy Cwmni Mega’s presentation of  `Patagonia.` The  panto was energetic and evervescent and the children hugely enjoyed the characters adventures. 

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Santa Claus Train

The Reception class had a memorable trip when visiting Santa Claus at  Llanberis. Santa Claus had a large sack full of gifts for the obedient children in the class.

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Cyw Christmas Show

On the last day of term, the Nursery Class visited Llangefni to see ‘Nadolig Llawen Cyw’. All of them enjoyed the performances of the famous pirate, Ben Dant, the mischievous girl Igam Ogam, Tara Tan Toc, Radli Migins from the Llan-ar-Gollen series, and of course, their favourite character, Cyw himself!

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African Film

And here we are, once again, taking the opportunity to visit  Neuadd Ogwen. It was a cold Friday afternoon in December when Mrs Bethan Jones` pupils went there to watch a film with a contemporary message. The film, ‘Khumba,’ was part of the Wales African Film Festival,  and traced the history of a zebra of that name. Poor  Khumba was being persecuted by his superstitious peers as he was semi striped. The film’s obvious messages were bravery, hope, celebration and respect for  individuals who are different in any way. Important messages that perfectly tie in with our World Education programmes.

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