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Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Pontybrenin

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Daily reading: 

Please help your child to recognise letter sounds, starting with the 'yellow' letter. 

1.Tric a Chlic Melyn – r, a, p, t, h, e, m, c, y 

2.Tric a Chlic Glas – w, th, l, g, b, o, n, s 

3.Tric a Chlic Gwyrdd – u, i, ll, ch, d 

4. Tric a Chlic Pinc- f, rh, dd, j, ff 

For example some fun ways to do this are: 

  • Going on a letter hunt. Hide letters on ‘post its’ around the house. 

  • Finding objects in the house that start with the letter sound.  

Practice reading (and writing) the Tric a Chlic words. 

Melyn – cap, mam, het, tap, mat, car, map, ham. 

Glas – bws, pen, bath, bag, mwg, wal, cath, nos 

Gwyrdd – sach, swch, coch, mul, dol, dis, pwll, moch 

Pinc – ffon, sedd, fan, sudd, rhaff, fet, jam, rhes 


Please read a story to your child every day, for example during snack time or at bedtime. 


Practicing fine motor skills daily. For example: 

  • Threading beads on a lace/threading beads or cheerios on pipe cleaners. 

  • Using tweezers to pick things up with. 

  • Using some playgough, place some dried spaghetti in it and see how many Cheerios they can fit on the spaghetti in 30 seconds. 

  • Painting with cotton buds. 

  • Playing with playdough – pulling, stretching, rolling, cutting, pressing, Making the playdough is a fun activity in itself, collecting ingredients, measuring, counting, mixing, rolling, kneading. 

  • Dough Disco’ - Google ‘Dough Disco’ and find some fun videos and songs that you can get up and move to whilst using playdough! 

  • Practice their scissor skills, find old birthday cards to cut up. Draw shapes or pictures on a piece of paper and ask them to cut them out. 

  • Practice writing their name, first name and surname if they can. Remember to practice holding the pencil correctly, also point out capital letters at the start of their first name and surname. 

Writing Activities 

  • We have been doing lots of work on pets. Can they draw their favourite pet? Then choose to do one of the following: 

Can they write the name of their favourite pet? 

Can they label parts of their favourite pets body?  

Can they write a word to describe their favourite pet?  

Can they write a small sentence about their pet? (Remembering a capital letter, finger spaces and a full stop). 

  • We have been doing work on Springtime, can they draw a Springtime picture?  Then choose one of the following. 

Can they write ‘g’ for Gwanwyn (Spring) on their picture? 

Can they write ‘Y Gwanwyn’ (Springtime) on their picture? 

Can they label their picture? 

Can they write ‘Rydw i'n hoffi’r Gwanwyn’ (I like the Springtime)? 

Can they write their own words or sentence (Remembering a capital letter, finger spaces and a full stop)? 

  • We have been practicing writing letters correctly.  

Using a big piece of paper, chalk outdoors, paint, shaving foam, playdough. Can your child practice writing some letters correctly?  

Some children may like to write the capital letter that goes with the lower-case letter they have written. 

  • Make a poster about themselves. 

Draw a picture of themselves and write their name. Can they write some information about themselves? Gender. Age. Hair colour. Eye Colour.  


  • Talk about the following picture together. 

What is the photograph of? Which colours can you see? Would you like to go to this place? Why? How does the photograph make you feel? What time of year is it? Is it day or night? Have you ever been to a place like this?  

  • News – talk about something you have done over the week - Es i... (I went) Gwelais i (I saw) Cefais i (I had).  

  • Role-play/Small World Play – dressing up and pretending to be a character. Use small figures to act out stories and imaginative play. Act out various scenarios e.g ‘house’, ‘school’, ‘doctors’. Playing with puppets or making puppets from socks or with lollipop sticks and a paper plate.  

  • Talk, talk, talk! Use this opportunity to talk to your child as much as possible (in English or in Welsh). Not always questioning them but providing them a narrative of what you’re doing/current situation e.g “Now I am buttering the toast ready for breakfast, then we will have to wash our hands before we eat and then sit at the table etc.” 

  • Playing board games, talking about the rules, turn taking.  

  • Interactive Stories on HWB: