Blwyddyn Newydd Dda Gyfeillion y Gwanwyn, gobeithio i chi fwynhau’r gwyliau. Sut hwyl sydd ar y cennin Pedr a’r Crocysau? Cyn y Nadolig, ysgrifennodd nifer o ysgolion ata i i ddweud bod y cennin Pedr a’r bylbiau dirgel yn dechrau gwthio drwy’r pridd. Beth yw hanes eich planhigion chi? Cofiwch, wrth anfon eich data, gallwch chi ddweud pa mor dal yw eich planhigion drwy ysgrifennu mwy yn yr adran ‘sylwadau’. Mae’n gyffrous gweld y planhigion cyntaf yn ymddangos bob blwyddyn!
Y llynedd, y dyddiad blodeuo cyfartalog ar gyfer y Crocws oedd y 7 o Fawrth a'r dyddiad blodeuo cyfartalog ar gyfer y Cennin Pedr oedd yr 16 Fawrth. Cafodd y blodau cyntaf eu hadrodd yn gynnar ym mis Chwefror, ond efallai y byddant yn ymddangos yn gynharach eleni. Gwyliwch yn ofalus, bydda nhw’n blodeuo toc! Cofiwch fesur taldra’r blodau ar y diwrnod byddan nhw’n agor. Byddwn ni wedyn yn casglu’r holl wybodaeth i roi dyddiad a thaldra cyfartalog. Bydd hyn yn ein helpu i weld patrymau, neu newidiadau dros y blynyddoedd.
Cofiwch fod blodau yn angen golau'r haul, gwres a thwr i dyfu. Y llynedd, gwelwyd llai o law a thymheredd isaf nac yn 2014 a blodeuodd ein planhigion ychydig yn hwyrach. Sut dywydd ydych chi wedi ei weld? Ydych chi’n credu bydd y planhigion yn blodeuo yn gynt neu yn hwyrach na’r llynedd?
Rwy’n edrych ymlaen i weld eich data yr wythnos hon!
Rydych chi’n gwneud gwaith gwych Gyfeillion y Gwanwyn.
Eich cwestiynau, fy atebion:
Prof Plant: There was a lot of news about the weather before and during the Christmas holidays. It was very interesting to read comments about how the extreme weather was affecting you. We have had a few comments about flooding from schools across the country. Thank you for sharing your stories:
Arkholme CE Primary School: A very, very wet week. Some local flooding, the playground was under water and our football match was cancelled.
St. John the Baptist Primary School: On Wednesday we didn't get out to play because of the rain and it is getting cold!
Staining C of E Voluntry Controlled Primary School: We have had local floods in Staining
Ysgol Rhys Prichard: River Bran flooded Monday and Thursday evening causing roads closed and cars rescued by the fire brigade.
Mellor Saint Mary CE Primary School: Internet down due to flooding.
St. John the Baptist Primary School: Storm Desmond made it very wet here and our pupil who lives near the Clyde had to put sandbags on the path near the river. The Clyde burst its banks near Ikea and flooded the motorway. Even though it has been quite mild this week, it was snowing in Lanark on Monday and we had hail here today - it is getting colder.
Ysgol Pentrefoelas: Cawsom lawer iawn o law dros gyfnod y Nadolig gyda llifogydd yn lleol. Tymheredd cynnes am yr adeg yma o'r flwyddyn.
Coppull Parish Primary School: On Tuesday we found a piece of ice in the rain gauge! It must have been cold!!! One day it was raining a lot and we had to bring an umbrella!!!We love doing this project and we wish you good luck on it.xxx
Prof Plant: Hi Coppull Primary, I’m glad to hear you are enjoying the project. Did you wait for the ice to melt to take your rain fall reading? Did you compare the volume of ice to the volume of water once it had melted? If so, what did you find? Ysgol Pentrefoelas also reported ice in their rain gauge: Ysgol Pentrefoelas: Bore oer a wedi rhewi Dydd Llun (dwr wedi rhewi yn y twmffat).
Stanford in the Vale Primary School: Another cold and wet week observed this week! We had a light dusting of snow Saturday morning!!!We have spotted our bulbs in the ground have started to poke through the soil...
Prof Plant: Exciting news about your plants growing Stanford in the Vale Primary! A few other schools have reported seeing their first shoots, including St Joseph’s Primary and Wormit Primary.
Stonehouse Primary School: We are doing this by ourselves now.
Prof Plant: Fantastic Stonehouse Primary, you are doing a very good job!
Shakespeare Primary School: Dear professor plant, we have had so much fun going outside during lessons. We have been running up and down the field.
Prof Plant: I’m glad you are enjoying the project Shakespeare Primary. You can learn anywhere and I hope being outside caring for the plants and studying the environment around you is helping to bring your lessons to life.
Wormit Primary School: Four of our pots have been vandalised at the weekend. We are going to ask parents to keep an eye out and ask our community policewoman to help as well.
Prof Plant: I’m sorry to hear that your pots have been vandalised Wormit Primary. Especially as I know how excited you were to see your first shoots before Christmas. I hope this won’t happen again. Your plants are very robust so hopefully they will still grow.
Stonehouse Primary School: When we came back after the holidays our water container had blown over and we think it had overflowed. A tree in our school garden has also blown over.
Prof Plant: Hi Stonehouse Primary. You must be having really windy weather if trees are being blown over! Did you think the rain gauge was overflowing because there had been a lot of rain? You could look at the MET office website to see the rainfall rate over the holidays: http://wow.metoffice.gov.uk/
The Blessed Sacrament Catholic Primary School: When we came back after the Christmas holiday our polytunnel had blown down so the bulbs had not been protected from the weather. However, they were all fine and many of them are showing shoots. The daffodils in the bed are all showing shoots and are already bigger than those in the pots. There has been so much rain that the ground is now getting very muddy. We will have to bring our wellingtons to school so we don't get too dirty!
Prof Plant: Hi Blessed Sacrament Catholic Primary. I’m sorry your polytunnel blew over, it must have been very windy! I’m glad your plants were Okay. They are very hardy and should be fine in all kinds of weather as the soil provides a warm layer protecting the bulbs from the cold. I’m glad to hear your plants have started growing. Why do you think the plants in the ground are growing quicker than the plants in pots? Keep up the good work Bulb Buddies.
Pontrhondda Primary School: Hello Professor Plant Over the Christmas holidays our class plants have been growing as well as they could be growing. The rainfall and tempriture has been ok over Christmas. How have you been over the holidays.
Prof Plant: Hi Pontrhondda Primary, I had lovely holidays thank you. I hope you did too. I’m glad to hear your bulbs are doing well. Keep up the good work!
St. Brigid's Primary School: Primary 7 were at Kilbowie this week, Primary 6 stepped up to the challenge to record this week’s results.
Prof Plant: Hi Primary 7, thank you for arranging for the weather readings to be taken while you were away. Thank you and well done to Primary 6 for recording the data! Maybe you will be taking part next year?