Learn about our Criw Cymraeg
Dysgwch am ein Criw Cymraeg
We are having a very busy time as we work towards out Siarter Iaith Bronze Award.
The simple objective of the Language Charter is to provide a clear framework, which can be used to promote and increase the use of Welsh by children in a whole school context. The Charter’s main aim is to promote a strong Welsh ethos in our school and to provide a range of enriching activities that enable the children to enjoy learning Welsh.
The Language Charter requires participation from every member of the school community, the pupils and their parents, school governors and the wider community are all encouraged to take full ownership of it. The Criw Cymraeg (Welsh Crew) are instrumental in leading and driving the Language Charter forward at Gladstone Primary.
Our ministry meets every fortnight and involves children from Years 2 to 6.
We have an action plan which has 3 key aims:-
We have already introduced Brawddeg yr Wythnos which introduces a new sentence to practise during the week.
We have been encouraging more children (and staff) to speak Welsh in school. We will also be introducing Welsh playground games very soon and they have considered ways of promoting Welsh more in everyday life.
St David's Day with our families
On Friday 28th February we invited our families in to join us in celebrating St David's Day and share the reasons why we at Gladstone are proud to be Welsh, wherever in the world we come from.
Our Collaborative Community set up activity tables for the younger members of our families which allowed the grown ups to enjoy looking at some of the competition winners work and listening to Welsh singing from across the school.
Some of our Criw Cymraeg carried out a survey to find out how many parents had ever learnt Welsh and how many would be interested in learning some Welsh. So watch this space as they develop some activities to include our families learning Welsh.
St David's Day 2020
On Thursday 27th February 2020 we celebrated St David's Day. We had a wonderful day with artwork, stories, handwriting, choirs, Welsh traditional dancing and of course the chair poem from Year 6.
This year's winner was Ifan.