At Ysgol Nannerch we are proud of our enthusiastic Welsh learners.
The Welsh language is taught through a variety of schemes using puppet characters, games, television programmes, Big Books, group readers and interactive whiteboard activities.
Pupils are encouraged to use the language in all settings.
We believe it is important to practice vocabulary and sentence patterns regularly to gain confidence when learning a language.
Clwb Cymraeg is an afterschool club which is well attended by eager, committed Welsh learners.
In a recent initiative and with a view to promoting the Welsh language outside the classroom a group of children are currently responsible for awarding “Tocyn Iaith” ( reward tokens) on the playground when they hear the language used. The “Tocyn Iaith” are then counted and translated into house points. The system is operated by the pupils and is proving very popular. During our Wythnos Cymreig ( Welsh week ) pupils learn about some of the customs, traditions and the culture of Wales.
This year we will be holding our Wythnos Cymreig in the week beginning 3rd March. Pupils will have the opportunity to dress in traditional Welsh costume on 7th March. Year 5 pupils will be visiting Glanllyn Urdd Centre, Bala where they will be participating in a range of outdoor activities and encouraged to use Cymraeg whenever possible.
We hold a biannual Eisteddfod to celebrate pupils` skills in playing a musical instrument, singing and poetry. This year the Eisteddfod will be held on 2nd April 2014. Pupils are given house points for participating. An individual cup is awarded to the pupil who achieves the most Eisteddfod points. A shield is also given to the house which achieves the highest number of points.
Items from the Eisteddfod will be showcased in our end of year concert 17th July. The concert is an opportunity for parents to share in this celebration of our pupils` achievements.