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Eisteddfod 2016

Our school Eisteddfod is fast approaching and the children are going to be very busy preparing for all the events we have organised. The actual Eisteddfod will be on Tuesday  March 1st and leading up to this we have planned a ‘Welsh week’ in school which will start the first week back after the half term.

With regards to what the children might wear for the Eisteddfod, we would encourage each child in years 1-6 to wear clothes to represent the House they are in: green for Glyndwr, white for Caradog and red for Llewelyn. Children are also encouraged to wear traditional Welsh costumes if they prefer.

We will be holding a cookery competition for all year groups. Foundation Phase children will complete this activity within school whilst children in years 3-6 will need to produce their entry at home. The judging will take place on Wednesday 24th February so children will need to bring in their entries in a container clearly labelled with their pen name and class.

Year 3: Fairy cakes

Year 4: Welsh cakes

Year 5: Bara Brith

Year 6: Crempogau (pancakes)

Children from Year 2 upwards will also have the opportunity to audition for a Welsh poetry recital which will also take place in school on Wednesday 24th February. Those chosen will perform on stage during the Eisteddfod. Children will be bringing copies of the poem for their year group home with them next week and we would appreciate your support in helping them learn the poem off by heart should they wish to take part in the auditions (additional support will also be provided within school).

There will be a Highlights Concert in school for parents to come and watch a selection of winners from the Eisteddfod perform. Further details will follow regarding this concert.

If all this wasn’t enough to keep your child busy, we are celebrating World Book Day on Friday 4th March.  We are inviting children to come to school dressed up as a character from a book of their choice. Throughout the day there will be activities centred around the theme of reading. We are encouraging your child over the half term to prepare for our celebrations by completing one of the following:

  • Writing a short description of their chosen book
  • Finding a favourite quote or passage
  • Designing  a book cover
  •  Drawing a picture of the chosen character.
Welsh poetry will be part of the Eisteddfod this year and each year group from years 2 to 6 have been given a poem to learn over the Half Term holiday. Should they lose their copy, they can be downloaded below.
This year's singing competition will comprise of Octets made up of years 3 and 4 together, and 5 and 6. The groups will be singing a song, The Ashgrove, which is a popular Welsh song which we have often sung in assembly. The house singing competition will comprise of Calon Lan. Words to both songs can be found below.