At Penclawdd Primary our Criw Cymraeg consists of pupils from Year 1 to Year 6. The Criw are enthusiastic about promoting and encouraging the use of Welsh throughout our school. They are excellent role models to others and lead by their example.
Beth yw’r manteision o gael Criw Cymraeg?
What are the benefits of having a Criw Cymraeg?
They promote the use of incidental Welsh throughout the school.
Maen nhw’n hybu iaith achlysurol drwy’r ysgol.
They promote a Welsh ethos throughout the school.
Maen nhw’n creu ethos Gymreig.
Maen nhw’n hybu brwdfrydedd am yr iaith Gymraeg.
They promote enthusiasm for the Welsh language.
The Criw Cymraeg lead playground games in Welsh, they read with younger pupils, promote the ‘Phrase of the week’ and organise fun activites and competitions such as, Diwrnod Shwmae, Dydd Gwyl Dewi (St David’s Day) and Wythnos Cymraeg (Welsh Week). They lead their own assemblies and present awards to the Dosbarth/Athro/Athrawes yr wythnos (class and teacher of the Week).
The Criw Cymraeg have been working hard to achieve the targets of the Siarter Iaith Bronze Award. Siarter Iaith is an award system to promote the use of Welsh Language and schools welsh ethos.
The targets are broken down into 10 areas 1 – Establishing a Visual Welsh Ethos 2 – The advantages of Learning Welsh 3 – Using incidental Welsh in the Classroom 4 – Using incidental Welsh outside of the Classroom 5 – Welsh in assemblies 6 – Using apps and websites to enhance learning and enjoyment 7 – Enrichment activities 8 – Developing Reading 9 – Using Welsh across the curriculum 10 – A positive attitude
The Criw meet regularly to check the progress the school is making towards achieving the targets, discussing how they can help achieve certain targets and set challenges or tasks for pupils or teachers to achieve. Mrs Edwards and Mrs Garcia are currently leading the school towards the Bronze Award this year 2020-2021.
Every week we choose a useful Welsh phrase to use around the school.
An example of some of the phrases;
Dim problem/No problem
Ga i…?/Can I have…?
Ble mae…?/Where is…?
Pob lwc/Good luck
Wyt ti’n hoffi…?/Do you like…?
Beth ydy dy hoff…?/What is your favourite…?
Throughout the week, pupils are rewarded with ‘tocyn iaith,’ language points by teachers or members of the Criw Cymraeg for their use of Welsh. Criw Cymraeg collect the points each week and award the winning KS2 and Foundation Phase class with a certificate, ‘Dosbarth yr wythnos.’ They also award a teacher of the week.
We love Slot Drilio
Welsh Music Day
Fun at the Urdd Residential Cardiff
Gwasanaeth Cymraeg/Welsh Assembly
The Criw lead Welsh Assembly every week on Dydd Iau.