Reception – Dwynwen
Teacher: Miss Lois Williams
HLTA – Miss Natalie Hill
TA 1:1 – Miss Alys Robinson
Our class has been named after Santes Dwynwen. Here is more information about her.
Class Folktale – Dwynwen
Wales’ version of Valentine’s Day is celebrated on the 25th of January and is called ‘Dydd Santes Dwynwen’. According to folklore, Dwynwen lived in the 5th century and was one of king Brychan Brycheiniog’s most beautiful daughters. There are many different versions of the tale but in the most common version, Dwynwen falls in love with Maelon Dafodrill only to discover that her father has arranged for her to marry somebody else.
Class Artist – Carys Bryn
Carys Bryn was born on a Farm in Pen Llyn in 1965. She has been commissioned for various artistic jobs from designing books to face painting! Carys is a farmer’s daughter, a mother of two and a full time art teacher in Pwllheli. Her work demonstrates speed and spontaneity; the technique is a direct result of diligence and haste. The purpose of the work is enjoyment of colour, mark-making and creating interesting textures. Out of this enjoyment comes work that conveys the way of life around Pen Llyn, from farm animals to road signs.
Class Poet – Mererid Hopwood
Mererid Hopwood is a Welsh poet who became the first woman ever to win the bardic Chair at the National Eisteddfod in 2001. She is now a professor of languages at Univeristy of Wales Trinity Saint David. She has plenty of fun poems for children, as well as a collection of children’s books including; Trysor Mam-gu, Yr Ynys Hud, Dosbarth Miss Prydderch and O’r Môr i Ben y Mynydd.
P.E Lessons: Thursdays