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Annwyl Riant / Warcheidwad,


Dychwelyd i’r ysgol


Rydym wedi dychwelyd i’r ysgol ers pythefnos bellach ac mae hi wedi bod yn braf iawn gweld wynebau y plant wrth iddynt ddod yn ol. Erbyn diwedd y tymor bydd dros 120 o blant wedi dychwelyd i’r ysgol ac rydym yn edrych ymlaen at weld pawb eto ym mis Medi.


Dino Ugly


Yn ystod y cyfnod clo mae blwyddyn 4 wedi bod yn gweithio ar brosiect arbennig o’r enw Dino Ugly. Maent wedi cydweithio gyda arlunydd lleol, Tom Maloney, i animeiddio stori am ddeinosoriaid oedd yn byw yn yr ardal amser maith yn ol.


Cysylltodd y dosbarth a Lynne Neagle AS a Nick Thomas-Symonds AS ac mae’r ddau wedi cyfranu at y llyfr.


Mae’r llyfr nawr wedi ei gyhoeddi a gellir prynnu copiau o’r ysgol am £3.


Hefyd gallwch ymwled a thudalen Facebook Dino Ugly;


Tapestri Blaenafon


Yn ystod y misoedd nesaf mae’r adran iau yn mynd i weithio gyda Cefyn Burgess a grwpiau lleol arall i greu tapestry sydd yn dangos hanes Blaenafon a’r ardal o gwmpas y dref.

Thema y tapestry fydd teithiau a chwedlau a theithiau. Rwyf wedi atodi rhestr o weithgareddau gall y plant wneud yn y stod y gwyliau. Hoffwn pe bai pob plentyn yn cwblhau un o’r tasgau ar dudalen 3 cyn dychwelyd ym mis Medi.

Bydd y prosiect hwn yn ran bwysig o themau yr adran iau yn nhymor yr Hydref.


Blwyddyn 6


Mae rhai o ddsigyblion blwyddyn 6 wedi bod yn yr ysgol am y tro olaf yn ystod yr wythnosau diwethaf. AMe’r profiad wedi bod yn un anarferol i bob un ond mae Mrs Meredith-Wood wedi mynd allan o’i ffordd i wneud eu dyddiau olaf yn yr ysgol mor arbennig a phosib.


Dear Parent / Guardian,


Return to School


We have been back at Ysgol Bryn Onnen for two weeks now and it has been lovely to see the children’s faces as they return to class, By the end of term over 120 pupils will have returned and we look forward to seeing everyone else in September.


Dino Ugly



During lockdown Year 4 have worked incredibly hard on a project called Dino Ugly. They have worked with local artist Tom Maloney to animate a story about dinosaurs that roamed Varteg millions of years ago.


The class contacted Lynne Neagle MS and Nick Thomas Symonds MP and both have written a foreword for the story.


The book has now been published and copies are available from the school for £3.


You can also visit the Dino Ugly Facebook page;

Blaenavon Town Tapestry



In the coming months Key Stage 2 will be working on an exciting project with textile artist Cefyn Burgess. They will be working with other local groups to create a tapestry showing the history of Blaenafon and the surrounding area.


The theme of the tapestry will be “Trails and Tales. I’ve attached more information regarding research for the project at the bottom of the newsletter. I would like all pupils who will be in Years 3,4,5 and 6 next year to complete one of the tasks to prepare for September when this project will be an important part of our work.


Year 6


Mae rhai o ddsigyblion blwyddyn 6 wedi bod yn yr ysgol am y tro olaf yn ystod yr wythnosau diwethaf. Mae’r profiad wedi bod yn un anarferol i bob un ond mae Mrs Meredith-Wood wedi mynd allan o’i ffordd i wneud eu dyddiau olaf yn yr ysgol mor arbennig a phosib.


Some Year 6 pupils have been leaving the school for the last time. It has been a strange experience for all of us but Mrs Meredith-Woods has made it as special as possible.

Yr eiddoch yn gywir / Yours sincerely,




Mr. Rh ap Gwyn

 Pennaeth / Headteacher






Telling a Tale and Trail


Tapestries or textile wall hangings can tell a tale a story about an event or happenings or of people and places. Maybe you could develop your own story?


  • A family tale - the story and history of the family, where they lived, what they did, their work, play and pray. Their background and origins.


  • A tale and trail to school - what you see and hear, the history and stories on the trail. The buildings, the landscape, the environment, the plants and animals the happenings and characters.


  • Religion - the chapels and places of worship of the different people, their language, music and singing, culture and rituals. Festivals and traditions – e.g. Easter and Whitsun parades with banners.


  • Work- the industries of the area, e.g. coal and iron, what they made and how and where did they sell it.


  • Transport - history of the local transport, the trains, trams etc. where the trains came from, the stations and tracks. The people and the tails.


  • Home - where people live, the famous terraces and streets on the hills, the type and style of houses. What they had inside, the furniture and objects.


  • The high street - shops and what they sell. What people could buy and needed, the buildings, shop fronts, goods packaging, graphics and posters for advertising. The pubs and what they sold, barbers, clothing, butchers, greengrocers, clothing, hats, ironmongers etc.


  • Events-happenings - the culture, the eisteddfod, celebrations, festivals, concerts, work holidays and trips.


  • Sport events - The tales, celebrities and famous people.





Work Ideas


Research – online using search engines the types of tapestries - for ideas of how tales can be told in textile pictures. The colour, texture shapes and lines. How they used different types of stitching for outlines and patterns.


Look for - family photographs and albums, magazines old pictures and paintings.


Use mobile phones and cameras - to record walks - Images of what you see, the landscape, plants, insects, animals, buildings and people.


Drawing - in sketchbooks or make your own sketch books by using different papers, wall paper lining, cooking papers, greaseproof paper, brown package paper, printing paper. Draw ideas of a tale or the trail. The characters the buildings and the places. Draw what you see of where you live, what’s around you. The buildings, people, animals and things. Tell the tale of where you live in pictures. Use pencil, paint, crayon, felt pen, ink or altogether. Look for four things in a drawing - the outline of things, the shapes, colour and texture.


Photomontage - is a way of making pictures by cutting and putting together lots of different images to tell a tale. Photocopy and print lots of old and new photographs for making a photo montage of a tale. Different sizes of pictures, small and large, change scale on the printer. But don’t use the original photos!


Collage - is to make pictures by using things you can glue down. Photocopied pictures, shapes in different colours of papers, newspaper or old books and magazines old wrapping paper. Collage can also be made by using textiles, by gluing and stitching different types of textiles to create a picture to tell a tale.


Comic strip - like many tapestries they tell a tale like a comic stip. Create a comic strip of a tale and trail by joining a4 paper or square paper together  flat or to create a zig zag, concertina for folding. Draw or glue your pictures of the tale or place.