March News


Letter to parents 27/3/2020: HENBLAS CARE CENTRE

At the end of the week I’m writing in the hope that you are all well and healthy.

It has been a strange week at Ysgol Henblas – we are not operating as a school now of course but rather as a care centre. It’s not the same without the children and we miss them dearly. I’m also sure that the residents of Llangristiolus and the surrounding area miss the hustle and bustle of happy children on the yard.

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Mrs Williams and Ted ArthurMrs Williams a Ted

Here they are - Ted Arthur and mum - Mrs Williams. Everyone associated with Ysgol Henblas are sending warm wishes to you all as a family. We look forward to seeing you soon.


Ideas to do at home

Here is Ifan with some ideas for you to do at home!

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With sympathyMrs Rhian Khardani

At the end of March, we learned of the sad news of the death of Mrs Rhian Khardani. Rhian had been battling against cancer over the last few months. She had been the clerk of Ysgol Henblas' governing body over the last four years. She had a wonderful sense of humour and her warm laughter would fill the room during our meetings. It was a privilege to work with Rhian and she always kept us in order!

Ysgol Henblas meant a lot to Rhian – she would always get in touch to congratulate our children on their various achievements. She also had a family link – she was Efa Lois’ aunt. Only a few weeks ago Rhian suffered the sad loss of her brother.

We sympathise immensely with her husband Ali, as well as Elen, Michael and Efa. We might be socially distant at present, but we stand together in sending our deepest sympathies to the whole family.

Thank you, Rhian, for your work and company.


Friendly game of rugbyRygbi Cyfeillgar

At the beginning of the month our rugby team had some great matches versus our friends from Ysgol Llanfairpwll. Thanks to the, for coming over to Ysgol Henblas. Some great rugby was played.

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Years 3 and 4 fruit shopSiop ffrwythau blwyddyn 3 a 4

Years 3 and 4 class fruit shop opened its doors recently - aiding the pupils’ understanding of dealing with money. It’s great to see Ysgol Henblas pupils eating so healthily!

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New garden fence and planting potatoesFfens newydd a phlannu tatws

Thanks to the PTA for contributing towards the cost of the new fence around the garden. All pupils planted potatoes at the beginning of Spring with the help of Mike and Kirsty. There will be a good crop of potatoes on sale at the Summer fair hopefully!

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Singing to raise our hearts

Here are our wonderful pupils singing a song about the various birds we may find this spring.


Eisteddfod yr UrddEisteddfod yr Urdd

Congratulations to all who competed at the Urdd local eisteddfod and thanks to Elen and Eirian for preparing them so thoroughly.


St David’s Week

During St David's week 2020 all the pupils took part in various activities celebrating our culture.

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Welsh cakes

After a cookery session with Mrs Owen and Anti Nia wonderful Welsh cakes were produced by our year 1 & 2 chefs. Next stop - Masterchef!

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Tag rugbyRygbi tag

A great morning of rugby tag was had a t the local schools St David’s rugby tag competition with years 3&4 team winning all their games and years 5&6 winning 4 out of 5 games. Thanks to Mike Coyne for coaching them to such a high standard.


Folk dancingDawnsio Gwerin

Here are the reception class children folk dancing in their world book day costumes!


St David’s Week Cookery competitionCoginio

Anti Sian and Anti Aloma had a feast tasting and adjudicating the cookery during the St David’s week cookery competition. Well done all!

Welsh cakes: 1st Ceri a Harri
Bara brith: 1st Lili
Treacle Toffee: 1st Jacob bl0.



St David’s marchGorymdaith Gwyl Dewi

Year 5 and 6 pupils marched through Llangefni with their friends from the local schools and enjoyed a concert by Arfon Wyn followed by a disco at the local secondary school.


Poetry competition

Congratulations to Casi (year 3) and Bedwyr (year 6) on achieving second prize in their respective ages in a poetry competition held for the local schools to celebrate St. David’s Week.

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Welsh traditional instruments

Years 5 and 6 pupils had a presentation about Welsh traditional instruments, the Welsh costume, as well as folk singing and dancing with Huw and Bethan Roberts.

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World Book DayDiwrnod y llyfr

On World Book Day years 5&6 pupils read to their friends in the reception class. A wonderful interaction was had.

 



 

February News


Football Successplant

Its been a busy month for our football teams. Games have been played against Bodffordd School, Llangoed School and Rhoscolyn School , all at Henblas. Three 5-a side teams competed in the area 5-a side competition , with two teams going through to the semi final stage , with one going through before losing in a close final game.. Later in the month one team competed in the Anglesey Schools competition , where they eventually came third. Many thanks to Barry for coaching the boys.


Gymnastic Successplant

Congratulations to the Gymnastic Team consisting of Ariana, Erin, Gwen Ioan, Mari and Ifan who came seventh out of 15 teams throughout Wales. Their performance was excellent according to their tutors Mair, Ruth and MrsOwen, to whom we are grateful to them for coaching the team. Congratulations to Cai who became Anglesey Schools champion, who will compete in the National Schools Competition at Bala in March.


Farewell for nowplant

Best wishes to Mrs Williams who has gone on maternity leave. Best wishes to you as a family. (By this time a warm welcome to Ted Arthur who has just been born)
We welcome Miss Bethan Owen who has taken over duties in Class 3 and 4, and who has enjoyed her first weeks with us at Henblas School.


Fitness Club

We are grateful for all those who organise classes at the School after 3.15P M. The Urdd Group and football and rugby group meet regularly and asre flourishing. This year two new groups have been set up, namely a Fitness group for the Foundation Class with Mrs Clare Owen, and a Dancing Club with Katie Jones leading.


Mr Wil Rowlandsplant

Many thanks to Mr Wil Rowlands who taught pop art skills to Class 5 and 6. The class were very interested in pop art, and enjoyed the session.


Chroesawu Mrs Bethan Jones i Ysgol Henblas (welsh only...)plant

Ffrind arall yr ydym wrth ein boddau yn ei chroesawu i Ysgol Henblas yw Mrs Bethan Jones. Rydym yn gyfarwydd a llais Mrs Jones ar raglen Galwad Cynnar ar Radio Cymru. Fe fu plant y cyfnod Sylfaen yn dysgu am wahanol goed a phlanhigion fel rhan o’u gwaith thema ac roeddent wedi dysgu llawer.


Dydd Miwsisg Cymru (welsh only...)

Cafodd disgyblion yr adra iau fore arbennig yn Ysgol Llangefni gyda’u ffrindiau o ysgolion y dalgylch yn dathlu Dydd Miwsig Cymru. Diolch i Arfon Wyn am yr holl ganu a da oedd gweld bandiau ifanc Môn yn cael y cyfle.



 

January News


Swimming Gala

Pupils took part in the Urdd Swimming Gala, and in particular we would like to congratulate the members of the Year 3 and 4 relay team for coming first. The team consisted of Erin Quin , Ela Edwards , Efa Lois, and Efa Torr. Erin Quin went all the way to Cardiff to compete individually in the National event, and came fourth and fifth. This is quite an achievement!


Gymnastic

Many congratulation to the Gymnastic Team who competed in the Urdd County competition. The group of six came first, the trio came second and the pair came third. Many thanks to Mair, Ruth and Mrs Owen for training them, and best wishes to the group - Ifan Gilford , Ioan Coyne, Ariana Hardy, Mari Roberts and Gwen Coyne in the final at Aberystwyth.


Hanblas Nurseryplant

We are pleased to announce that the Nursery Section has re-opened this month. A special opening session was held to herald the new start with Hanna Huws and Selog coming to welcome the children. Best wishes to everyone involved with the new venture, and many thanks to the committee who organised the event.


The Christmas Period.plant

The village of Llangristiolus is full of talented people. On the Sunday before Christmas a concert was held by former pupils , parents and present pupils. Many thanks to the choir for singing so enthusiastically, and for all those who attended. Year 6 pupils went to Rhos Home in Malltraeth. Listening to them conversing with the senior people was a chastening experience. Many thanks to Ann and her staff for the welcome. Anti Aloma and Anti Sian prepared a very special Christmas dinner again this year , and it was wonderful to see the school hall packed out for the event. Many thanks to Cannon Emlyn Williams and his team of helpers who created the 98 Christingle with the children, and thanks also to the children who took part in a special service at Cristiolus Church.



Cannon Emlyn Williams . with the Nursery pupils and Christingles.plant

It was an honour for the School Choir to take part in the service of Lighting the Candles at Saint Cyngar Church, Llangefni, which was organised by the Llangefni Rotary Club, and which was held to support Saint David’s Hospice Holyhead. The choir was also invited to sing at the Urdd Concert in early December. In a busy pre Christmas period, three performances of “ Pantolig “ was held , with every school child involved. The theme this year was the postman sending invitations to stars of the jungle, Cinderella and her family, and others to come to the party to celebrate the the new king. The costumes were also worth seeing.


Christening

It was an honour for all pupils to witness to the christening of Anti Aloma and Anti Pat in the school hall recently. The service was led by Cannon Emlyn Williams with all the pupils also taking part . Year 3 and 4 pupils also had an opportunity to question Cannon Emlyn Williams about the history of Cristiolus Church.


School Cook of the Year

Many congratulations to Anti Sian for coming second throughout Wales in The Cook of the Year Competition. As a school we all know that Anti Sian prepares excellent meals , and now she has received just recognition for the fact.


Saving Life

The junior sector of the school had an interesting session with Stephen - a member of St John’s Ambulance – learning about saving a life. They were also shown how to use the defibrillator which is available to villagers, and placed near the school entrance.


Thomas Telford Centreplant

Pupils of Year 5 and 6 were shown how the two bridges were built across the Menai Straits at the Thomas Telford Centre. The pupils were amazed by the skills of Thomas Telford and Robert Stephenson. Many thanks to Mr Gareth Jones and Gareth Hughes for their special preparations and for helping the pupils to build models of the two bridges.


Andrew Southall – local painterplant

Year 3 and 4 pupils were inspired by the works of local artist Andrew Southall recently. They were impressed and totally enthralled with his art work. Many thanks Andrew for coming along to the school to show your artwork.

The big weddingplant

The wedding of the year was held at Cristiolus Church at the end of November. Mrs Clare Owen’s Class of Year 1 and 2 children filled the Church and Owen and Mia acted as bride and groom. The service gave the children an understanding of the Christian Service of Marriage. Many thanks to the Rev. Emlyn Williams who led the service. Following the Service a marriage feast was held at the school.


Invited Speakers

We are always pleased to invite special speakers to the school and during November we invited Sian Parry from ‘Don’t Touch Tell’, Rev. Emlyn Williams and P.C. Owain.


Christmas Shopping Evening

During the month a special evening was held at the school, with a wide range of items and Christmas crafts on sale. Santa Claus was also present . Many thanks to everyone who supported and attended the event. A praiseworthy £600 was raised for the school funds.


Ysgol Henblas Anthem - with Mei Macplant

In early November, Year 5 and 6 pupils spent the morning in the company of the poet Mei Mac. The exercise was to compose an anthem for Ysgol Henblas based on the vision ‘roots to grow - wings to fly’. Below is a translation of the original version created by the children and Mei.

Anthem to Ysgol Henblas

Where lived Ifan of Paradwys
Where pretty gardens lay
Not far from Cristiolus bells
A beautiful school lay standing.
Where respect for friends exist.
Here I came to learn respect.
Chorus: Henblas! Ysgol Henblas! Is my call!
Thanks to Ysgol Henblas –my inspiration

Under one roof enlighten me,
Of the whole wide world and beyond,
Between its solid walls so colourful
A friendly hearth exist, so warm.
All our tomorrows come together.
A welcome will always lay.
Chorus; Henblas! Ysgol Henblas! Is my call!
Ysgol Henblas is my friend.

As T.G.’s birds will venture
Time will come for me to wander,
And if afar I go to nest,
In warm climes or where cruel storms do blow.
I’ll soar above all challenges,
With Ysgol Henblas at my back.
Chorus; Henblas! Ysgol Henblas! Is my call!
Thank you Ysgol Henblas – you fostered me.



Chocolate Factoryplant

As part of the theme ‘Food and Farming’ , Year 3 and 4 pupils visited a Chocolate Factory in Llandudno, to establish how the product is prepared for human consumption. According to reports, the chocolate product was very tasty.


Sain Studio Visitplant

Year 5 and 6 pupils had a memorable visit to Sain Studio in Llandwrog near Caernarfon. They learnt about the recording of Welsh songs and music. After lunch, they recorded ‘ Ty ar y mynydd’ with the Welsh Whisperer and then sung the song with gusto ! Who knows, some of the pupils will return to Sain Studio to record their own songs in the future.


Marketing Local Productsplant

As part of the close collaboration between the secondary school and the local primary schools, Year 6 pupils spent a morning studying Science at Llangefni Secondary School. Many thanks to the Science Departmentn for their welcome.
Photo- Alfie, Bedwyr, and Ifan experimenting in the laboratory.


Christmas Boxes

Thank you to everyone who supported the Teams 4U Campaign this year . Bedwyr and Alfie made sure the boxes arrived at Ysgol Llangefni collection point safely.


Indoor Athletics

Congratulations to the Ysgol Henblas Athletics Team on coming second in the indoor athletics event at Plas Arthur. There were some outstanding performances , with every member of the team giving of their best.


Jodrell Bankplant

Year 5 and 6 pupils had a day to remember at Jodrell Bank, and learnt a great deal about the Universe. They became involved with scientific research being undertaken, and were enthralled viewing the stars in the special pavilion. They were also very impressed by the Jodrell Bank dish.


Chef of the Yearplant

We received great news during the month – namely that Anti Sian has gone through to the next round of Chef of the Year Competition. Congratulations and best of luck in the next round at Manchester!


Community Resource- Defibrillator for the community

A defibrillator has been placed outside the school entrance. It will be a valuable resource in the case of emergency.


Thanksgiving Serviceplant

The Thanksgiving Service was held on the last afternoon before half term. The School Hall was full with pupils and their parents. Each class performed a different aspect of the Thanksgiving theme - the Reception and Nursery Class performed on the theme of Colours; Year 1 and 2 performed a review of the story of the Little Red Hen; Year 3 and 4 were thankful for the food on their tables; Year 5 and 6 were thankful of the targets and ambition they should all attain in life. A collection was made at the end of the Service, which raised £305, which will be sent to help secure a water supply to the village of Kimlili in Kenya, the work being organised by Mr and Mrs Alun Pritchard.


Journey of the Loaf.plant

To contribute to the theme of Year 3 and 4 in the Thanksgiving Service, the pupils participated in the baking of bread. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the experience, and were able to take their loaves home to eat.
Photo: Ela , Reece, Erin and Efa making bread.


Science Laboratoryplant

As part of the close collaboration between the secondary school and the local primary schools, Year 6 pupils spent a morning studying Science at Llangefni Secondary School. Many thanks to the Science Departmentn for their welcome.
Photo- Alfie, Bedwyr, and Ifan experimenting in the laboratory.


Vegetable Stall

The Vegetable Stall outside the School has raised £150 over the Summer months. This cash will be used to buy seeds and plants in the Spring. A special thanks to Mike for his guidance and practical help with the stall.


Stories from the Bible

Recently we have welcomed friends from Cildwrn Chapel to read stories from the Bible. Many thanks for your efforts in enlightening our pupils about stories from the Bible.


Bulbsplant

Many thanks to the Holland Arms Garden Centre for supplying the School with a bag of bulbs. After planting , we will look forward to the flower show in Spring!
Photo: Aron, Osian , Taio, and Mari with the bag of bulbs.


Bake Off at Ysgol Henblasplant

One of the most important events in the annual programme of the Parent /Teachers Association is the Bake Off event . It was obvious that a great deal of effort had gone into this event again this year. Once again a feast of food was served, and together with the bingo a total of £380 was raised. Many thanks to everyone who helped in the event.
Photo: Cakes prepared on the 1960 theme.


Maternity Leave plant

Best wishes to Mrs Roberts who has taken maternity leave at the moment. Congratulations on the borth of Jac Elis was born at the end of October. We welcome Mrs Clare Owen who will take care of Year 1 and 2 pupils during the next few months.
Photo Year 1 and 2 pupils bidding farewell and presenting Mrs Roberts with a gift and flowers.


Orienteeringplant

Year 5 and 6 pupils spent a very interesting afternoon orienteering at Carreglwyd , Llanfaethlu. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed being outdoors in a pleasant location and learning a new skill.
Photo Ifan, Giorgio, Osian and Alfie being tought the skills of orienteering by Aron from Mon Actif.


Caneuon Diolchgarwch 2019

 

Can Hosanna

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Diolch am Roddi i mi'r Bore

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Glas Glas Blaned

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Tyrd o Iesu

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Farm Visit to Fferam y Llan

This term year 3 and 4 pupils are studying the topic “Food and farming” . They visited Fferam y Llan - the home of Mari, Sara, Beca and Elliw. A very interesting afternoon was held there with Sion the farmer and Lois his wife. The pupils watched the cows being milked in the new milking parlour, and a highlight was visiting the calf pens. Many thanks to Sion and Lois for hosting a very educational farm visit.



Anglesey Showplant

The Primary School competition this year at the Show was to fill a barrow with garden produce. And the school obtained a very deserving third prize. Once again we were very grateful to Mike Allen for his preparatory work.



NSPCC

Rhian came to the School to talk about how children should face the challenges which they might come across in life. The pupils responded well in the discussion with Rhian following her talk.


Tales of Wales

The children learnt a great deal of Welsh history from the Tales of Wales Show. The climax to the show was a presentation of the life of Betsi Cadwaladr and her world-wide nursing career. Many of the children took part in the show and enjoyed the experience.


Reception and Nursery Class

Chidren in the Reception and Nursery Class have settled down well under the care of Mrs Owen, Anti Diane and Anti Carol. There are 23 children in this class this year, and they are a very happy and friendly group.


Anglesey Showplant

The Primary School competition this year at the Show was to fill a barrow with garden produce. And the school obtained a very deserving third prize. Once again we were very grateful to Mike Allen for his preparatory work.



NSPCC

Rhian came to the School to talk about how children should face the challenges which they might come across in life. The pupils responded well in the discussion with Rhian following her talk.


Tales of Wales

The children learnt a great deal of Welsh history from the Tales of Wales Show. The climax to the show was a presentation of the life of Betsi Cadwaladr and her world-wide nursing career. Many of the children took part in the show and enjoyed the experience.


Reception and Nursery Class

Chidren in the Reception and Nursery Class have settled down well under the care of Mrs Owen, Anti Diane and Anti Carol. There are 23 children in this class this year, and they are a very happy and friendly group.


Washing Hands

Nurse Mandy came to the School to demonstrate the proper way to wash hands. She also demonstrated how quickly germs can spread –a timely visit at the start of the school Year.


Safety in the Sun

Cerys from Tenovus came to the school to talk about how to guard against direct sunlight, a timely warning during the early September hot days. Sun-cream, head cover, plenty of fluids were all mentioned in the talk.

 

plantFarewell

We wish good luck to our splendid year 6 leavers going on to receive their education at secondary school level. They have been a very special group, and it has been a pleasure to see them develop over the years and achieving the features we wish to see in our children at Ysgol Henblas as well mannered, respectful and courteous children. We look forward to hear of their progress in the future.

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plantSports Award Ynys Mon and Gwynedd

Ysgol Henblas are the winners of the primary school of the year award in Ynys Mon and Gwynedd for 2019. Thanks to all who were involved with this achievement- the staff, parents, coaches, but in particular the school pupils themselves. Also the school football team came second in the team of the year category. Congratulations.




posterHenblas Talent

A happy day was held with various pupils showing off their talent. Congratulations to Charlie, Daniel, Sion and Caio for winning the vote from their friends.




New Books

Many thanks to Catherine Jones and Supporting Charity for the financial support to buy books for the pupils in the Foundation Class. As you can see the children are very happy.




plantFitness Week

The Fitness Week was held at the beginning of July, arranged by the Health Group. Sessions were held in karate, circuit training, zumba, athletics and weightlifting. The School Hall was used for the healthy breakfast, and to crown the week each pupil ran the race for life – helping to raise £668. Well done everybody.

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plantRace for life - Cancer Research

Claire , the local organiser of the Cancer Research Charity came to the School to receive a cheque of £668 raised by the pupils during the Fitness Week. Thanks to everyone who took part in the race and for helping to raise such a fantastic amount.




Summer Bingo

A successful evening was held in the bingo session , arranged by the Parent/Teacher Association. Thanks to all who supported the event which raised £248 towards School Funds.


plantSingalong with Edward

It is always a pleasure to welcome Edward Morus Jones to Ysgol Henblas . An afternoon of whole hearted singing was held under Edward’s leadership , thoroughly enjoyed by all the school pupils. Many thanks Edward and we look forward to your next visit.




plantPili Palas

The Foundation Phase Class visited Pili Palas towards the end of term, and were excited by the butterflies and other quaint creatures. Some of the pupils were brave enough to handle the snake! Thanks to the staff at Pili Palas for their welcome.




plantFriend from India

A warm welcome was given to our friend from India, Avantika. She spoke to Years 3-6 pupils about her local school in North India. Pupils were enthralled to hear about the swimming pool and horses kept in the school.




plantCors Ddyga

Many thanks to the Rev. Hywel Meredydd Davies who spoke about the various birds to be seen at Cors Ddyga - in particular the bittern. The pupils then sang the famous Welsh song about the bittern – Deryn y bwn.




plantBorder Control

There was an exciting event at the end of term when a white van turned up at the school with Border Control on its side. The driver was Cai’s father from Year 3 – Mr Andy Linney. He spoke about his work controlling the border and Port of Holyhead. He spoke about the funny items they came across in their work, including a gorilla. Many thanks Mr Linney for such an interesting talk.




plantRugby on the beach

The school’s rugby team enjoyed a day on Llanddwyn beach playing against other teams from Ynys Mon. Many thanks to Michael Coyne for coaching and managing the team.

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plantPrinting Art

A warm welcome was given to the artist Diana Williams. She produced wonderful prints with the pupils of Years 3 and 4. The prints will eventually be seen at Oriel Mon as part of an art project studying the work of the artist Elizabeth Morgan of Henblas.




plantSummer Fair

Thanks to everyone for supporting the Summer Fair. The Fair was opened by Arfon Wyn with an instrumental group of pupils supporting him. Many thanks to the Parent/Teacher Association for organising the event. £520 was raised in the Fair towards school funds.

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Green fingers

An insight into the recent work the children have done in the garden. High praise to Mike Allen for all his fantastic work, enthusiasm and dedication. The children gave gained invaluable experiences and skills and enjoyed seeing the progression from soil to the plate.


4 personActivities for children during the school holidays

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4 personAnglesey and Gwynedd Sports Awards 2019

Ysgol Henblas are the 2019 winners of the ‘primary school of the year award’ at the Gwynedd and Môn sports awards. The football team were also runners up in the team category. Thanks to all coaches, parents, staff and of course...our fantastic pupils. Very proud of all of you.

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4 personSchool Kitchen

We are continually grateful for the excellent food prepared daily in the School kitchen. Recently Anti Sian and Anti Aloma receoived acclaim from two members of the catering company Caterlink - Dawn Williams and Alan Coward. They gave Anti Sian and Anti Aloma full marks for their food preparation. Congratulation to both and many thanks, you are both ensuring that a high proportion of the school pupils enjoy school meals of a high nutritional diet.


4 personThe Ieuan Wyn Jones Shield

The School soccer team played in the final of the Ieuan Wyn Jones Shield recently against a very good team from Ysgol Pencarnisiog who were the eventual victors. The Ysgol Henblas team played very well, and many thanks to Barry Edwards for coaching the team and for giving hours of his time. The team contains stars of the future!


posterSportsday 2019

The Sportsday was held on a very sunny day, with a large support from family and friends. It was a close competition throughout the afternoon between the Cybi and Seiriol teams. After thirty races and competitions, Cybi were the eventual winners by the narrowest margin of 5 points.

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RugbyGarden Produce

We are appreciative of the fine produce obtained from the garden under the care of Mike Allen. All the pupils have been involved in the growth and movement of produce from garden to kitchen. Thanks to Anti Sian and Anti Aloma for preparing the garden produce as side salad in the canteen.


plantRugby Tournament

The School rugby teams took part in the Ynys Mon Rugby Tag Tournament . Both the Year 3 and 4 and the Year 5 and 6 teams performed very well on behalf of the School. Many thanks to Mike Coyne for his coaching of both teams.

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Welcome to the Reception Class

16 children from the Nursery class came to Ysgol Henblas to get a taste of school life before joining in September. Mrs Owen, Anti Diane and Anti Carol had a very enjoyable time in their company, and they look forward to welcoming them in September. The parents were also welcomed and they enjoyed the meals from the kitchen and had a taste of the School activities. An exciting development is the fact that nursery age children will be taught at Ysgol Henblas for 10 hours weekly from September onwards. We look forward to welcoming these new pupils in September.


Urdd Athletic Meeting

31 pupils from the School’s athletics squad went to Ysgol Uwchradd Bodedern to participate in the annual athletics competition. Over 1000 pupils took part from the whole of Ynys Mon. Congratulation to all who took part, but in particular to the following for getting into the first three:
Individual race for boys Year 3 and 4 : Osian
Long jump Year 3 and 4: Osian
Ball throwing Year 3 and 4: Ioan
Throwing the javelin Year 3 and 4: Ela
Individual race for boys Year 5 and 6 : Daniel
Long jump for boys Year 5 and 6: Caio


RugbyUrdd’s National Five-a-side Football Competition

The School’s Five –a-side team went all the way to Aberystwyth to compete in the National Football Tournament. They played 6 games in their group, and won 4 and drew 2. This unbeaten form resulted in them going through to the final. They eventually lost in the final to a very good team from Newcastle Emlyn, but we are very proud of each member of our team. Many thanks to Barry Edwards for coaching the team.


RugbyUrdd’s National Rugby Tournament

Following their success in the Anglesey Rugby Tournament, as with the soccer team, the school team went to the National Tournament in Aberystwyth. The team gave a very creditable account of themselves in their group, and gained valuable experience. Many thanks to Mike Coyne for coaching the team.


Building HousesTag Rugby Tournament

Further success was achieved by the School’s rugby teams in the local area tag competition held at Llangefni Rugby Club. Year 5 and 6, and the Year 3 and 4 teams won every game. All the players played very well and again many thanks to Mike Coyne for coaching them.

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Building HousesCross Country

57 pupils from the Junior Section took part in the Cefni Area Cross Country competition held at Ysgol Gyfun Llangefni. Every pupil completed the course, and special congratulations to Gruff who came in first in the Year 5 and 6 race , and also to Leo who came in third in the Year 3 and 4 race.

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RugbyTacla Taid

Year 3 and 4 pupils visited the ‘Tacla Taid Exhibition’ and learnt a lot about transportation over the last century. It was interesting to see the changes in transportation over the years , and compare with today’s modern transport.


RugbyStoriel Centre

Year 3 and 4 pupils were taken to the Storiel Museum at Bangor to learn about Elizabeth Morgan who once lived at Henblas Hall many years ago. They learnt about the special garden at Henblas, and other local stories . They also saw some local artefacts and archives from Llangristiolus village.


RugbyFferm y Foel

The children from the foundation phase class visited Foel Farm as part of their theme ‘three little pigs’. They learned what animals need, where they live and had an enjoyable ride on the tractor and quad! A memorable day was enjoyed by all and there was plenty of stimulus for the follow up tasks in the class!


Building HousesThe School garden

The Foundation Class with the help of Mike Allen have been caring for the vegetables growing in the School garden, and recently the cucumbers were ready for picking. The pupils tasted the cucumbers , and reported that they were very tasty. The rest of the cucumbers were utilised by the Schools canteen in their salad. Our friends from Lithuania visited the School and were impressed by the garden produce. Our pupils were given an opportunity to question the Lithuanian visitors and learnt a few words of their language.

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RugbyRugby

On a very sunny afternoon in May, the School’s rugby teams played friendly matches against Ysgol Bodffordd. Many thanks to Mr Roberts for his welcome and for the Ysgol Bodffordd teams for providing excellent competition. We look forward to welcoming them back to Ysgol Henblas before the end of the Summer term.


Building HousesBuilding Houses

During the first few days of May the Foundation phase pupils (and parents!) were immersed in the preparation of 3D models of their homes. The resultant models are now on display in the School foyer.

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Cardiff VisitCardiff Visit

At the end of April, 21 pupils from Year 5 and 6 travelled by bus to Cardiff to enjoy a three day visit . They resided at the Urdd Millenium Centre. During their stay, they visited the Cardiff City Stadium, swam in the Cardiff International Pool, visited the Techniquest Centre and travelled to Llantrisant to the Royal Mint. They also visited the Welsh Assembly , and were welcomed by Mr Rhun ap Iorwerth A.M. The pupils enjoyed their visit, and a special thanks to Mrs Ruth Gilford for her supervision and her care of the children during the visit.


St Davids DayRaft Race

In what has been an exceptional year for sport at Ysgol Henblas in various fields including gymnastics, rugby, football and cross country running, more success followed at the end of May when a team consisting of the school’s parents triumphed in the Great Strait Raft Run. The team captained by Berwyn Griffiths came first out of a strong group of rafts starting from Felinheli and finishing at Menai Bridge. A tremendous achievement which was greatly supported by the school pupils and their parents. Llongyfarchiadau mawr i dîm Ysgol Henblas. 1af yn raft race.

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St Davids DayMôn ar Lwy

Mrs Helen Holland was welcomed to the School at the end of term, and she kindly brought with her five tubs of home made ice cream. She explained to the pupils how she developed her dream of setting up a successful Ice Cream business. The ice cream tasted scrumptiously. Please come along again Helen!


St Davids DayRubbish on our beachs

We live in such a wonderful environment, and it is such a shame that there is so much rubbish on our beautiful beaches. Lately school pupils responded to the problem by caring for their environment . Well done to the classes of Mrs Roberts and Mrs Owen who went onto Rhosneigr beach , and collected a large amount of rubbish.


St Davids DayArt and Craft Club

We are extremely grateful to Anti Nia, Elen Clode and Louise Quinn for holding the art and craft club over recent months. The pupils have received valuable experience in creating their work, and their final work is well worth seeing. Many thanks to the three tutors , and also the pupils for their skilled work.


Cristiolus Church

In the weeks up to Easter, Mr Emlyn Williams described the biblical events leading up to the crucifixion. Year 3 and 4 pupils were then taken to Cristiolus Church, and Mr Emlyn Williams described various aspects of the Church building. Many thanks to Mr Emlyn Williams for his warm welcome.


Football

During a break from competition for the Ieuan Wyn Jones Cup, an exciting game took place between Ysgol Henblas School and Ysgol Parc y Bont. Many thanks once again to Barry Edwards for coaching the Henblas team, and congratulations to both teams for playing the game in such good spirit. Thank you Parc y Bont School for your welcome , and good wishes to the Henblas team for the rest of the season.


St Davids DaySchool Garden

Many thanks to Mike Allen for showing the School pupils how to prepare and plant various vegetables in the School garden. We were also grateful to other parents who came to help in the garden. Thanks also to Mr Huw Myrddin for providing guidance with the “Grow With Me Scheme”. We look forward to seeing the resulting garden products.


Urdd Eisteddfod

We would like to congratulate all the pupils who took part in the Urdd County Eisteddfod . In particular we would like to thank Elen Keen for giving so much of her time preparing the pupils for the various events. Best wishes to Eluned and Jasmine who go forward on behalf of the Henblas Urdd Branch to compete at the Urdd National Eisteddfod in Cardiff.


Visit to the Dingle - Llangefni

Year 3 and 4 pupils were taken to the Dingle Nature Reserve, near Llangefni to view the Red Squirrels said to be located there. Fortunately they saw a few Red Squirrels there on their visit. Pupils also prepared food using branches and wax as a base for the birds nesting locally.


Urdd Eisteddfod

A busy Saturday was spent by the school pupils competing at various events in the local Urdd Eisteddfod in the name of Henblas School, and many pupils were successful. Well done to all who competed, and best wishes for those going forward to the next stage at the County Eisteddfod. A very special thanks to Elen for all her hard work training the pupils in the various events.


Individual Gymnastic

Congratulations to Cairon Rowlands on his success in a gymnastics competition that was held recently. Cai has been working hard to develop his gymnastics skills over recent weeks and the hard work has paid off, he will be going through to the next round in Bala soon and we wish him well.


Saint David's

The first week of March saw the School celebrating the birth of Dewi Sant. The Foundation phase pupils joined their compatriots from schools of the area in a concert at Ysgol y Graig. The Junior Department pupils paraded with compatriots from the area, in Llangefni, and then went on to Llangefni Secondary School to enjoy a band competition event. The school also held a Welsh Disco event during the week, and also a competition in cake making, resulting in £107 being raised for the School funds.


Welsh Tea

It was nice to see the school hall full to capacity to celebrate St. David’s day. After a concert involving the pupils, parents enjoyed tea and cakes. £277 was raised for the School funds.


Karate

Members of Karate Cymru came to hold a Karate Session with all the school pupils. It was a very successful event with pupils focusing intensively on the karate action.


Young Leaders

Thanks to Barry Edwards and Aaron Evans for training Year 5 and 6 pupils in Play Leadership under the Playmaker Scheme. Pupils learnt key skills in a relaxed and practical mode.


Lego

Many thanks to Catrin Williams from Coleg Menai who came to the School to demonstrate and create various mechanical effects using Lego pieces. Pupils became fascinated with their compilations, and were completely absorbed by the activity.


Cycling

Congratulations to Year 5 and 6 pupils who succeeded in passing their cycling tests. Many thanks to Mrs Ashworth and Martina for training the pupils so thoroughly , and happy cycling . Remember to wear your cycling helmets at all times.


Football - Ieuan Wyn Jones Cup

Following recent successes on the soccer front, further good news was attained when the 5-a –side team came second in the Anglesey Tournament. Also there was further success in the second round of the Ieuan Wyn Jones Cup. Many Thanks to Barry for his coaching and management of the team. Forward to the next round.


St Davids DayRugby

Many thanks to Mike Coyne for training the School’s rugby team, who competed at Llangefni Rugby Club recently. The team tackle hard and have been well trained as a force by Mike. The team won the Ynys Mon Schools Tournament and they will be travelling to Aberystwyth for the Welsh Schools Tournament in May. Daniel’s late winning try in the Anglesey competition was a highlight.


Cycling

All the bikes and scooters in the Schools parking area are a testimony to the pupils participating in the Big Pedal Scheme. This is testimony of the pupils care for their environment.

St Davids DayFantastic achievement

Fantastic achievement - national runners up in the five a side tournament.


St Davids DayRugby teams

Years 3 and 4, and years 5 and 6 rugby teams celebrating their recent success in the tournament held at Llangefni club for local schools. Fantastic effort.



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Henblas Gymnastics Team

Ysgol Henblas gymnastics team and individual gymnastsc have enjoyed considerable success over the last weeks, in the Anglesey Schools’ Gymnastic Competition and the Urdd County Championship. Following their success in the Urdd competition the team went to Aberystwyth to compete in the National Championship and after an excellent performance they had took home the first prize. Congratulations to the 6 pupils that went to Aberystwyth and a huge thanks to Mrs Mair Eluned, Mrs Ruth Gilford and Mrs Kelly Owen for training the pupils.


Gala nofio

Gala nofio

The pupils had many success in the Swimming Gala for the Cefni and Menai area held recently at Plas Arthur. Osian Keen won the freestyle race for boys, yr 3 and 4, Lena Clode came second in the freestyle race for girls, Year 6, Leo Saxon and Erin Quinn came second in the breaststroke race for years 3 and 4, Sara Coyne, Sion Williams, Sion Williams, Sian Rowlands, Ioan Coyne and Freya Tomblin came third in their races. The relay team, years 3 and 4 came third. Congratulations to everyone on their achievement.

 



Lena, Ariana, Martha, Caio, Daniel and Ifan


Individual Gymnastic

Congratulations to Cairon Rowlands on his success in a gymnastics competition that was held recently. Cai has been working hard to develop his gymnastics skills over recent weeks and the hard work has paid off, he will be going through to the next round in Bala soon and we wish him well.


Football

It has been a very successful month for our footballers, they are through to the next round in the Ieuan Wyn Jones trophy, the team won the 5 a side Urdd competition and further success came in the five a side, catchment area.


Siarter Iaith

The Siarter Iaith group has been very busy lately, they gave a presentation for the school governors, sharing the good work they are doing. The presentation detailed their Action Plan for this year and members of the governing body had a chance to ask questions. Thank you to Mrs Legge for preparing the members of the group and to the pupils for displaying and introducing their work so maturely.


St Davids DaySt Davids Day

The pupils of the Cylch Meithrin celebrated St Davids Day. Everyone had been busy creating art work, singing and eating welsh cakes! Everyone looked splendid in their welsh costumes.


Outside Area

There has been some change in the Foundation Phase’outside area over the last few weeks, and the thank you goes to Mr Elfyn Roberts (Awel, Sion and Ellis’ father). Elfyn has been busy creating a mud kitchen and a bench and these are now in place. But, the children have also been busy helping with fitting the new furniture in place in the concrete. Thank you to Eryl and Lisa for their hard work.


Cooking together

There was a lovely smell of food in Henblas School recently, 86 pupils cooking with Richard Shaw from Coginio gyda’n gilydd company together with Carla Desmond (Healthy Schools).
Muffins were made and the wraps were very tasty as well. The parents of pupils from the Foundation Phase class came in the afternoon to cook with their children. Thank you to Richard and Carla for giving the pupils excellent experience with cooking.


Goodbye

It was a pleasure to welcome Mrs Helen Pritchard back to the school recently, we would like to thank her for her hard work whilst working in the kitchen. Together with Anti Sian and Anti Aloma they made an excellent team and the children were very lucky over the years for her care.



Gymnastics

Members of the school gymnastics team represented the Urdd team and were successful in the Island gymnastics competition when numerous awards were had. Ifan Gilford came second in the singles competition, Martha Gilford and Ariana Hardy came second in the doubles competition, Martha, Arianna and Gwen Coyne came second in the trio competition, and the icing on the cake was the team bewing placed in first position. Congratulations to all who took part and good luck to them when they will be representing the Island in Aberystwyth next month.

We would also like to thank Mair Eluned and Ruth Gilford for training the children and to Mrs Owen who for arranging and co-ordinating the event.


LesothoLesotho

This term pupils in years 5 and 6 are studying Lesotho, a country twinned with Wales. A good friend to the school who has contacts in Lesotho, Mr Alun Pritchard came to the school to give a presentation about the country and answered challenging questions from the pupils. The pupils learnt a lot about Lesotho which is a country that is the same size as Wales and its majestic mountains. Thank you to Mr Pritchard for a special morning and for borrowing various artefacts over the term.


Robert Recorde

‘In Character’ company came into the school to present a lively show involving numeracy. The pupils had an interesting hour and their enjoyment showed as they followed the main character Robert as he asked for answers in order to solve mathematical problems. Eventually the answers to all the problems led to alphabetical letters that created a mathematical word.


Bird Watching

Pupils of year 3 and 4 have been participating in an inspection of bird watching by making an audit of the birds that visit the school garden over a period of two weeks. The pupils enjoyed learning about the different types of birds that come to the garden and it was a good chance for them to further their numeracy skills.


Science

Mrs Awen Ashworth from Hoizon Company visited the school to educate the pupils in years 3 and 4 about carbon emissions. The session helped the pupils to develop their understanding of how man effects the environment.


Christingle

A lovely service was held at St Cristiolus Church before Christmas under the leadership of Cannon Emlyn Williams. During the day all the children had been making a Christingle and learnt how all the elements were related to the Christingle. Thank you to the children who performed so well under the leadership of Mrs Legge and to Cannon Emlyn Willimas for his time in giving the pupils such a special experience.


Pip the PenguinPip the Penguin

It was lovely to see the hall full for two performances for our original show ‘Pip the Penguin’. The audience followed the trouble and strife of Pip as she escaped from Henblas Zoo by travelling back to Antarctica to her family. The acting and singing by the children was lovely and each one gave their best efforts.Thank you to all for your support with the colourful outfits.

Christmas Shopping Evening

The school was transformed on Thursday November 29th - full of stalls for our annual Christmas shopping evening organised by the Parent Teacher Association. A wonderful atmosphere filled the whole school and we are so thankful to all who attended. A fantastic amount of £891 was raised.


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Thanksgiving

It was lovely to see the hall full for the Thanksgiving service this year. A huge thanks to the parents for their support and to every child for giving their best when performing, from the youngest child from the Cylch Meithrin to the elder child in Year 6.
£333 was collected towards our friends at Hafan Henblas, Kenya.


Service by the Reverend Hywel Davies and Councillor Dylan Rees

The school would like to thank Rev Hywel Davies and Councillor Dylan Rees for their visit to the school to hold a service about the skate park in Llangefni.
They both stressed that is it very important to wear adequate clothing when visiting the skate park and not to be ‘like a melon’ that is they must wear a helmet. The children were shown a clip of a melon shattering on the floor – learning that a helmet will protect the head. Both praised the children for their good response and for asking probing questions.


OrienteiringPC Gilford, PCSO Katy Visit

At the beginning of October PC Gilford and PCSO Katy came to the school to talk to the children in the Foundation Phase about their work with the Police. After the talk the children had a chance to sit in a police car and wear the police uniform. The children enjoyed themselves. As the pupils had been so well behaved they had a colouring book to go home. The children were praised from PCSO Katy for their behaviour saying that they were a credit to the school.


OrienteiringOrienteiring

Year 5 and 6 pupils took part in the orienteering festival around Garreglwyd, Llanfaethlu.
It was a very successful morning. The children had time to practice their orienteering skills - working as a team in a beautiful location.
Thank you to Môn Active for arranging and to the children for their co-operation and excellent behaviour.


Bake Off

If you were passing Ysgol Henblas on Monday evening the 22nd of October you might have enjoyed the beautiful aromas cakes which was a part of the baking competition ‘Henblas Bake Off’. A huge thanks to the children and the parents for their wonderful cakes, a lot of work and effort had been put in to the baking. Anti Sian and Anti Aloma enjoyed the task of adjudicating and tasting the produce. It was lovely to see the school hall full and vibrant enjoying the bingo!
Thank you very much to all for your support and to the Parent/ Teacher association for their hard work in arranging the event.


History – Learning about WalesHistory – Learning about Wales

Pandemonium Company came to the school to perform three dramas, introducing Welsh history. The children had an excellent time and had a chance to be part of the drama, performing different scenes. The actors of the future are here at Ysgol Henblas.


Fitness Day

The whole school went to the Mona show ground at the beginning of the month to participate in the ‘ Go Fun Run’ event. The children had a day of physical activities and they had fun in the warming up session with the mascot - dancing to various music. All of the pupils were full of energy, they all ran around the track and completed successfully.


Welcome to the new pupils

Mrs Roberts would like to welcome the new pupils to this years’ reception class.
Everyone has settled in well.


Dinosaurs

The Foundation Phase has had a very busy, fun filled month. The theme at the moment is ‘Dinosaurs’.
They all went on a visit to the Stone Science Museum to learn more about dinosaurs, the children had a chance to hold bones of a dinosaur.


SelogSelog

Selog came to visit the children in the Foundation Phase where they sang many Welsh lullabies and listened to stories on Selog’s new app. We are looking forwards to seeing Selog again, thank you to Hanna from Menter Iaith Môn for keeping company to Selog and entertaining the children.


Language Charter

The Language Charter is alive at Ysgol Henblas. An election was held to choose members for the Language Charter who have already been very busy. They have arranged a competition to create a logo for the group and made sure that the children of the school listen to the band of the month. This month Yr Ods is the band of the month and the children love listening to their songs. Also, the Language Charter group is trying to encourage the school children to use in Idiom of the month daily and this month everybody has been ‘torchi llewys’!


Taith gerddedTaith gerdded

Hoffai blwyddyn 3 a 4 ddiolch i Mr Huw Myrddin o bentref Llangristiolus am eu tywys ar daith o amgylch llwybrau cyhoeddus Llangristiolus. Cawsont weld llawer o lefydd nad oeddent wedi cyfarwyddo a hwy yn y gorffennol gan ddysgu am hanes yr ardal. Roedd yn ddiddorol dysgu am enwau cartrefi heddiw a chlywed am gymeriadau’r pentref gan gynnwys Jac Beti. Tybed ydach chi yn adnabod hanes Jac Beti? Diolch o galon i Huw am roi ei amser ac edrychwn ymlaen at ragor o deithiau yn ei gwmni yn y dyfodol.


The Body’s BonesThe Body’s Bones

Mr Sion Quinn visited children in years 3 and 4 in his ‘work role’ of a physiotherapist, he discussed the body’s bones as part of their theme. The children enjoyed and learnt a lot of facts on how the body works and the purpose of each part of the skelleton.
Thank you very much Sion for such an interesting afternoon.


Trip to LiverpoolTrip to Liverpool

As part of the World War II theme, pupils of year 5 and 6 visited the Mersey Nautical Museum in Liverpool to learn about the battle of the Irish Ocean. Tnhey also visited the War Museum Liverpool, they walked into large rooms where the battle on the sea was monitored. They learnt that the co-coordinator of the battle – Admiral Horton was born in Rhosneigr. They studied the large, wall mounted map and had a chance to hold many artefacts from the period. A very interesting day was had.


Anglesey Archives

Lia from the Archives department came to the school to share information about the effect the war had on Anglesey. The children had created a list of questions for Lia and many interesting facts including data about the amount of bombs that had fallen on houses in Holyhead, Llangefni and Menai Bridge. Thank you for leaving a number of artefacts which will enrich the children’s learning.


Bread Making

It was worth seeing every pupil of year 5 and 6 in their baking hats as they created bread shapes with Blodwen and Bryony from Caterlink. Thank you to Auntie Sian, Auntie Aloma and Auntie Helen for baking the bread in the oven. Apparently the bread was very tasty.


Washing Hands

Washing your hands correctly is very important and that is the message that Nurse Mandy gave the children when she visited the school. She showed effectively how simple germs can be spread from person to person, e.g. by shaking hands. Freya, Erin and Morgan modelled how to wash the hands properly and make sure that the soap is put in between the fingers and nails. Thank you Nurse Mandy.


Rev Emlyn Williams

The children enjoy having a service from Rev. Emlyn Williams on a Wednesday morning. It is lovely to hear the children singing their hearts out and moving energetically after hearing the important message. We look forward to more interesting stories.


big pedalBig Pedal – first throughout Wales

We are very proud that Ysgol Henblas has come first throughout Wales in the small schools category in the Big Pedal. This is an achievement and a half and we wish to thank everybody who took part, the children and their parents for their support. Thank you also to Mrs Owen and the Eco Group for co-ordinating the campaign.


Year 6

We would like to wish all the pupils of Year 6 the best on the next venture in their education at Secondary School. They are a very special crew and we know they will doing well in Ysgol Gyfun Llangefni. Enjoy and go for it!


Gwynedd and Môn Sports Awards

We are so proud of the fact that Ysgol Henblas has received the second prize in the Gwynedd and Môn Sports Awards. This is a bit of an achievement and it reflects on all the activities that have happened in the Physical Education side over the last year.
Congratulations to everyone and thank you to all the staff that have been helping to ensure that the children at Ysgol Henblas enjoy numerous experiences.


Busy Afternoon

Thank you to the healthy group and year 6 for arranging an afternoon of health and fitness activities on the school field. There were four activities and the children worked energetically in each activity station.


Henblas Talent

As there is so much talent in Henblas, the school council decided to arrange a special morning for all of the children to show their talent - dancing, gymnastics, singing, acting and more. All who performed were amazing and congratulations to Jasminne and Sion Gwilym for receiving the most nominations in the Foundation Phase and Junior class.


Jac Jones

We welcomed Jac Jones the Artist to the school, he visited children of year 3 and 4 as they had been reading the novel ‘Diwrnod Ofnadwy’ by Haf Llewelyn. Jac Jones had designed the pictures in the novel. He showed the children how he goes about designing pictures for books. A lovely morning was had in his company and the children were amazed at his artistic skills.


People who help – Anti Julie

Reception Year and Year one pupils would like to thank Anti Julie for coming into the school us as part of the themed work on ‘Jobs – People who help’. The children asked various questions, and learned how to use medical equipment. Everyone had fun learning about how important a Nurse’s job is. Thank you Anti Julie for your time.


Farewell

We would like to thank and show our appreciation for the contribution of two members of staff who have left, Miss Ceri Roberts and Miss Medwen Humphreys. We are very thankful to both of them for their contribution to Ysgol Henblas and for giving the children valuable experiences. We send our best wishes to Anti Ceri at Ysgol Bodedern and Miss Humphreys at Ysgol Brynsiencyn.


Welcome back!

At the start of the new school year we warmly welcome the children back to Ysgol Henblas.
Mrs Roberts’s reception children have settled in well and are now enjoying their early school days.


plantSports Day / Summer Fair

One of the highlights of the school year is the sports day and again this year we had a lovely afternoon of great competition from the younger pupils to the eldest. It was a fun filled afternoon as everyone competed, there were two teams - Cybi and Seiriol. By the narrowest margin, Cybi won the trophy this year.Thanks to all the parents for their support and also for taking part in the races at the end of the afternoon.
Following the sports afternoon the Summer Fair took place where there was an assortment of stalls for everyone to enjoy. A huge thanks to the Schools’ Parents Association and staff for their hard work in arranging the fair. During the afternoon a healthy sum of £700 was raised during the activities.


Bethan Wyn Jones

Bethan Wyn Jones visited the school to speak with pupils of Year 5 and 6 about the habitats on Anglesey. The children had thought of questions to ask Bethan during the question and answer session. They learnt the correct terminology about plants, birds and animals that can be seen on the Island of Anglesey. Thank you very much Bethan for an afternoon that will be remembered for a long time.


plantRNLI – Lifeboat

Children from the Foundation Phase visited Moelfre Lifeboat Station during this half term to learn about the work of the Lifeboat men who save lives. A very good visit was had and the children enjoyed going on the new lifeboat called Kiwi and saw the smaller boat which is called Enfys. Following the visit the children had a picnic and a walk along the beach where they had a lovely ice cream from the Ice Cream Parlour, Moelfre. Thank you Paul Roberts for paying for the ice creams.


Anglesey Sea Salt

Year 2 pupils visited Anglesey Salt Centre so that they could learn the process of how the salt is processed from the sea. The children had fun comparing salts and they got to do some workshop activities and were allowed to go the factory to see the production process of the Sea Salt. The children were amazed by the process of making a successful business using local and natural resource.


Royal Charter / Amlwch Copper Centre

Pupils of Year 5 and 6 went to Moelfre to learn about the history of the Royal Charter. Waiting for the pupils in the Chapel was the Reverend Huw John Hughes who gave a talk about the background of the ship before it sank. The pupils saw the place where the ship sank and also noticed the beauty of the Anglesey Coastline. Thank you to Mr Hughes for a memorable morning. After lunch we visited the Amlwch Copper Centre where the pupils could learn about the copper industry at Mynydd Parys and the importance of Amlwch Port in its days to ship the copper to the rest of the world. Porth Amlwch and the Copper Museum is beautiful – a place worthy of a visit if you can during the Summer holidays.


Haf Llywelyn

Pupils in Years 3 and 4 have been studying ‘Diwrnod Ofnadwy’ by Haf Llywelyn and recently the author came to the school to discuss the book and what inspired her to write the novel. The pupils had prepared questions to ask Haf Llywelyn, an hour of questions and answers was held and it was a very interesting session.
Thanks to Haf for attending and spending time enriching the education of Henblas School pupils.


Rugby Tournament

Congratulations to Year 3 and 4 rugby team and year 5 and 6 team for their good performance at the Island tournament which was held at the Rugby Club fields, Llangefni. Thanks to Mrs Sue Legge and Mrs Eleri Stephen and the parents for your support.


Thomas Telford Centre

Year 5 and 6 pupils went on a visit to the Thomas Telford Centre, Menai Bridge to learn about the history of both bridges which cross the Menai Straits and the general structure of both bridges. On a sunny day in June walking over the Menai Bridge was an exceptional experience. The pupils then built their own bridges and each of the bridges built succeeded in supporting the weight that was put on them. Well done all and thanks to the staff at the entre for their time.


Urdd Athletics (Anglesey)

There was serious competing at the region’s Urdd Athletics following the success in the catchment area athletics. Well done all for giving your best. Congratulations to the following pupils on their further success:

Long Jump Yr 5 & 6 1st – Gruff Parry
Ball throwing Yr 3 & 4 1af – Sion Stuart
600m single race Yr 5 & 6 1af – Gruff Parry
Ball throwing Yr 3 & 4 1af – Sara Coyne


Condolences

As a school and community , we would like to send our deepest sympathy to Ms Carol Jones or Auntie Carol as the children call her following her recent bereavement of losing her mother. We are all thinking of you Carol at this sad time.


Edward Morus Jones

Well – the sound of energetic singing could be heard at the school at the beginning of June, it was a pleasure to welcome Mr Edward Morus Jones to the school for an afternoon of upbeat and joyous singing. We always welcome Mr Jones to Ysgol Henblas and thanks for his enthusiasm and inspiring the pupils every time. We look forward to welcoming you back to the school soon.


Summer Fair

Click here to see all the fun of the summer fair which followed our great sports day. Thanks to all who supported and to the energetic team who organized so efficiently.


Edward Morus Jones

Ysgol Henblas pupils singing their hearts out with the talented Mr Edward Morus Jones. Click here to see the photos and the videos


Spring Fair

At the beginning of May a lovely evening of socialising was held at the school. The Hall was full and the school field was full of activities. Thank you to all who helped on the stalls, and for the sporting activities on the field, the lovely musical performances by members of the ‘Adran’ yr Urdd and also for the tasty food in the kitchen. Click here to see the photos


Aberystwyth

We are very proud of our Netball and Football team who represented the Adran at a weekend of national sports arranged by the Urdd. Praise was given to both teams over the weekend, everybody enjoyed themselves and gave their all in the competition. Thank you to everybody who supported the school and especially to Eleri Stephen and Barry Edwards for their hard work in training both teams.


plantBig Pedal

More good news was received by the school – Henblas School was placed third throughout Wales during the Big Pedal fortnight. This was quite an achievement.
Well done everybody for supporting and being so energetic.


Urdd Athletics

Congratulations to all the children who competed in the Urdd Athletics for the catchment area on Tuesday. There were many successes and we wish all the pupils well in the regional competition. Thank you to Siwan Gwilym for her hard work arranging everything.


Rhun ap IorwerthArt & Leisure Path, Llangristiolus

In the sunshine of May, it was nice to meet Mr Rhun ap Iorwerth, AM, when the Art and Leisure Path was launched through the village. You can see the children’s Art work by the Village Hall and then you will be able to go for a walk along the path. Click here to see more photos


cen williams a'r plantVisits

We have been lucky to have had some interesting visitors to the school who have been able to share their experiences with the children. Chief Bard Cen Williams has been to the school to compose poetry with pupils of Year 5 and 6. Canon Emlyn Williams visits fortnightly to give the children a service to the whole school. Also, PC Owain has attended to give important information to all the pupils with regards to Safety on the Internet.


pobl a phlantOutside Area

A huge thank you to all parents and children for their hard work hard over the past few weeks. We are very thankful to everybody who has helped to change the outside area in the Foundation Phase. The children have been busy planting lettuce, peas, broad beans, broccoli, flowers and spices in their new garden. Thank you very much to Michael Allen and Anti Nia for their donations.


Fitness and athletics

Ffitrwydd ac athletauOnce again we are lucky that Ysgol Henblas pupils are having Physical Education Training with Barry Edwards. The Pupils are enjoying the workouts on Friday mornings and also getting the opportunity to participate in all activities. Thank you Barry.


Get Well Wishes

We wish to send our get well wishes to Anti Dianne who is getting better following her recent operation, we all at Ysgol Henblas are pleased that you are getting stronger. Get well soon.


Biking to School

During the last week of April and first week of May, we at Ysgol Henblas have taken part in the ‘Big Pedal’ 2018 Challenge. Every day the pupils, parents and members of staff are being urged to use their bike, scooter or walk to school. Ysgol Henblas catchment is broad and rural. This means that some pupils has to travel up to 2 – 3 miles daily, others have to climb steep hills, which is a great effort. On the last day of the challenge the pupils were allowed to wear as their favourite superhero. Last year the school came second through Wales in the competition and we hope that we will better this this year.


Kerbcraft

Not only the biking, scooter to school is happening, Year 1 pupils has had lessons on how to cross the road safely by looking each side to make sure that no cars are coming. By carefully listening and walking in pairs the children have developed important skills.
Very good Year 1 pupils.


Urdd Success

We are very pleased for all of our pupils who has been competing in the Urdd Eisteddfod before the Easter Holidays. We would like to thank everyone who has been involved in the
Teaching and of course, congratulate all the pupils for giving their best.
Good luck to Greta (Wind Instrument Solo), Eluned (Cerdd Dant soloist for Year 3 and 4) and to the Unison Party who will be travelling to the National Eisteddfod at the end of May.
Good luck to you all and congratulations on your achievement.


Visit to Melin Llynnon

Visit to Melin LlynnonYear 3 & 3 pupils has been on a visit to Dean Lligwy and Melin Llynnon as part of their Celtic Times project. The saw old ruins of an old village from the Celtic times before heading to see a reproduction of a round house. The children enjoyed listening to Ash who spoke to them about the Celts by trying to light a fire and produce pottery made from clay.


Outside Area

It’s lovely to see the outside area of the Foundation class, it has been transformed over the last weeks. Thank you to the parents who has been volunteering and has prepared equipment and resources. Also, thank you to the children who has been hard working during the Easter Holidays. By now there is a mud kitchen, large area and sand area and the children enjoy learning by playing in these areas.


 

Urdd Crafts competition

Many congratulations to the children who competed in the Urdd Crafts competition. The school was awarded four first, two second and two third prizes. Fantastic!


Success for the Choir

success for the choirCongratulations to the School Choir on their success in a competition held in Menai Bridge Chapel on October 19th. The choir won the competition and received a cup and a cheque for £350 for the school. Thank you to the conductor, Mrs Kelly Owen and to the accompanists, Mrs Bethan Roberts, piano; Mrs Bryony Mundy, flute; Mrs Lois Roberts and Mrs Mair Eleri Jones, violin. Thank you also to Mr Edward Morus - Jones for his translation of one of the songs. But, most of all, thank you to the children for all their hard work and for singing beautifully on the day. Well done you!

 


Young Ambassadors

Congratulations to Osian Iorwerth and Elin Rowlands on being chosen as Sport Young Ambassadors for the coming year. They have already received a morning of training with the Sports Development Team in Plas Arthur and had an opportunity to discuss and share ideas with Ambassadors from other schools on the island.


The Climbing Frame

The Climbing FrameThere was great excitement when the children returned to school after the half term holiday to discover that a climbing frame had appeared on the younger children’s play area. The general verdict seems to be “Cool”!


The Happy Tree – October

The Happy TreeHere are the children who were nominated to be on the Happy Tree for October.


Children In Need

Children In NeedThere was a hive of activity in school on Friday, November 14th as the children raised money for Children In Need. The day was organised by members of the School Council and a fantastic total of £392-29 was raised. Well done everyone!

MMM! These cakes are delicious!