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Criw Cymraeg / Siarter Iaith - Welsh Charter

Siarter Iaith Gymraeg
Welsh Language Charter

Members of our Criw Cymraeg attended the presentation of the Bronze Siarter Iaith Gymraeg to Whitchurch Primary School at the All Nations Centre. Llongyfarchiadau i bawb!

The Criw Cymraeg judged many of the competitions in this year's Eisteddfod. Here they are sampling some of the delicious Welshcakes in the Home Cooking Competion!

We invited parents and grandparents to our Caffi Cymraeg in December 2019. Click on the links below to see an outline of how we teach Welsh in Whitchurch Primary School, and the Continuum of Welsh Language Patterns:

Our Criw Cymraeg welcomed parents to our Caffi Cymraeg, describing how the Welsh language is taught in Whitchurch Primary School.

Diwrnod Shwmae - 15th October 2019. The winners of the Criw Cymraeg's Key Stage 2 competition, to design a poster encouraging others to speak Welsh. Bendegedig!

Diwrnod Shwmae - 15th October: the winners of the Criw Cymraeg's Foundation Phase competition, to design a 'Croeso' poster to appear on doors throughout the school. Llongyfarchiadau!

Criw Cymraeg Members 2019-20
Aelodau'r Criw Cymraeg 2019-20



Molly and Jacob



Lovella, Evan and Ollie



Elin and Joseph



Megan, Charley, Izzy and Rhys



Megan and Ava



Jake and Chloe



Osian, Keerthi and Isaac



Layla and George



Felix and Chika



Orla and Phoebe



Gracie-Leigh and Eddie



Edward and Liam








What we do?

As Criw Cymraeg, we have given ourselves the following job description…

  • Promote a Welsh ethos in Whitchurch Primary School by encouraging learners to speak Welsh;
  • Deliver the Cwestiwn Cymraeg in assembly;
  • Implement Cymraeg Campus and gather evidence to achieve our school targets;
  • Teach Welsh games on the yard.

Criw Cymraeg at Whitchurch Primary School

Learn about our Criw Cymraeg / Welsh Language Crew. Dysgwch am ein Criw Cymraeg.

Objective :


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. In a nutshell, the Charter’s main aim is to promote a strong Welsh ethos in our school and to provide a range of enriching activities that propel the children to enjoy learning Welsh.


The Language Charter exhorts participation from every member of the school community, and members of the school workforce and council, 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 Whitchurch Primary.


Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards :


To ensure that all efforts are rewarded, the Charter is based on the principle that every school follows challenging but attainable targets in connection with promoting the use of the Welsh language. The specific targets included in the Language Charter can form part of a school’s Welsh Development Plan.


The aim is to achieve the gold award over a four year period.

Lawnsio Targed 7 / Target 7 Launch

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We fired the dragon (tannwch y ddraig) for targed 7 of our Siarter Iaith. We are very close to achieving targed 5, and hope to achieve one more by the end of the summer term..... So it will be 5 down.... And 5 to go.... #siarteriaithWPS
Fe wnaethom ni lawnsio targed 7 o'n Siarter Iaith Gymraeg! Cyffrous iawn!

Llawlyfr Cymraeg Campus Handbook

Have you seen these two colourful
characters recently?

The Welsh Language Charter, a project to encourage the use of Welsh socially in primary schools in Wales, has welcomed two new characters called 'Seren' and 'Sbarc'. The two heroes on posters and badges will encourage children between 4 and 7 years old to use the Welsh language in the playground, at home and the classroom.

You can read more about the Welsh Language Charter here.


Dydd Miwsig Cymru:


Our Criw Cymraeg helped to encourage children around the school to listen to Welsh music and learn the song for Seren a Sbarc.  Bendigedig!  If you would like to sample some miwsig Cymraeg click here for a playlist!  To find out more about Dydd Miwsig Cymru click here!


Diwrnod Santes Dwynwen:
Our Criw Cymraeg distributed Santes Dwynwen cards to all our classes today! Da iawn blant! Dosbarthodd ein Criw Cymraeg cardiau Santes Dwynwen i'n holl ddosbarthiadau heddiw!



Prosiect Cymunedol / Community Project:
Criw Cymraeg are working on a joint project with Melin Gruffydd to incorporate Welsh into the local community. We asked local businesses if we could count on their support - the response was bendigedig! Rydym yn mwynhau cyd-weithio ag Ysgol Melin Gruffydd.


Our Criw Cymraeg enjoyed making a film about their work with Mr N and Mr Gidney! We look forward to publishing in the near future!


How can I help my child?

Sut allaf helpu fy mhlentyn?


Welsh Phrases / Ymadroddion Cymraeg:


Days of the Week - Dyddiau'r wythnos

• Monday   -    Dydd Llun,

• Tuesday   -   Dydd Mawrth,

• Wednesday -   Dydd Mercher,

• Thursday   -  Dydd Iau,

• Friday  -  Dydd Gwener,

• Saturday   -  Dydd Sadwrn,

•Sunday  -  Dydd Sul


Misoedd – Months of the Year


•Ionawr   –   January

•Chwefror  –   February

•Mawrth   –   March

•Ebrill   –   April

•Mai   –   May

•Mehefin   –   June

•Gorffennaf –   July

•Awst   –   August

•Medi   –   September

•Hydref  –   October

•Tachwedd   –   November

•Rhagfyr   -   December

•Penblwydd Hapus             Happy Birthday

•Nadolig Llawen                 Happy Christmas

•Blwyddyn Newydd Dda    Happy New Year

•Pasg Hapus                      Happy Easter


•1 - un,

•2 - dau,

•3 - tri,

•4 -  pedwar,

•5 - pump, 

•6 - chwech,

•7 - saith,

•8 -  wyth,

•9 -  naw,

•10 - deg

•Eisteddwch           Sit

•Sefwch                  Stand

•Ewch                     Go

•Dewch                   Come

•Mae hi’n amser…..chwarae / cinio / mynd adref / cofrestr / tacluso.

•It’s…… playtime / dinnertime /   home time / register /  tidy up time.

•Bore da               Good morning

•Prynhawn da      Good afternoon

•Noswaith dda     Good evening

•Nos da                Good night

•Hwyl fawr           Good Bye

•Pwy wyt ti?/Be ydy d’enw di?  

•Who are you/What’s your name?


•……… ydw i     

•I’m ………

•Sut wyt ti?             How are you?


•Bendigedig / Gwych     Fantastic

•Da iawn diolch              Very well thanks

•Ofnadwy                        Terrible

•Wedi blino                     Tired

•Hapus/trist                     Happy/sad


•Porffor, •Llwyd, •Brown, Oren, Coch, 

Glas, Gwyrdd, Melyn, Du, Pinc