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Ebrill 2014

Constable goes down a storm in Cardiff

Postiwyd gan Stephanie Roberts ar 25 Ebrill 2014

Last week we created a storm in the galleries at National Museum Cardiff with our Easter workshops. Families who took part got to make their own pop-up landscapes inspired by John Constable’s Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows 1831. This activity was part of the Aspire programme, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Art Fund.

Here are some of the mini masterpieces created.

We were impressed by the variety of skies! Some were stormy and brooding. Others filled with colour and light. Butterflies, bees, and a murder of crows all made an appearance – and, of course, some beautiful rainbows.

If Constable were alive today he surely would have approved! For him the sky was the most important part of a painting. It creates feelings, mood and emotions. I wonder what mood our families were in when they created theirs?

Whatever mood they were in at the time, they left the workshop feeling happy! Families were asked to complete the sentence ‘the workshop made me feel...’, and to hang it on our specially-created comments cloud. ‘Happy’ was the most popular response! Here are some others:

The workshop made me feel…

  • Happy happy and I loved it a lot - Jack
  • Interested because I like learning about Constable
  • Hapus fel y gog achos rwy’n hoffi celf a chrefft
  • Welcome ♥

 

Find out more:

Explore Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows 1831 with this interactive guide.

Download a free pack for teachers from our Learning Resources page.

Download our Landscape and Lights family trail

 

Aspire

Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows was purchased by Tate with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund, The Manton Foundation, the Art Fund (with a contribution from the Wolfson Foundation) and Tate Members in partnership with Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, Colchester and Ipswich Museum Service, National Galleries of Scotland, and Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum, 2013.

To secure the painting, a unique partnership initiative was formed between five public collections: Tate Britain, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, Colchester and Ipswich Museums, Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum and the National Galleries of Scotland. This initiative, named Aspire, is a five-year project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Art Fund enabling the work to be viewed in partner venues across the UK. National Museum Cardiff is the first venue to display the work.

Llwch Llundain

Postiwyd gan Catalena Angele ar 14 Ebrill 2014

Y llwch yn Llundain bbc.co.uk

Beth am warchod y Ddaear drwy helpu i leihau llygredd aer

Mae nifer o'r gwyddonwyr gorau yn cytuno bod lefelau llygredd yn cyfrannu at gynhesu byd-eang

Os oeddech chi yn ymweld â Llundain yr wythnos diwethaf mae’n siŵr eich bod chi wedi sylwi bod yr awyr yn llawn llwch – fel edrych drwy gwmwl brwnt! Ond beth yw mwrllwch, a beth yw’r gwahaniaeth rhyngddo â niwl?

Beth yw niwl?

Cwmwl ar y llawr yw niwl! Llawer o ddiferion dŵr mân yn hofran yn yr awyr yw niwl ac mae’n rhan naturiol o’r tywydd. Mae niwl yn helpu i ddyfrio planhigion ac yn ddiogel i chi ei anadlu i mewn.

Beth yw mwrllwch?

Llygredd aer yw mwrllwch. Mae’n cael ei gynhyrchu wrth i niwl gymysgu â mwg a nwyon cemegol ceir a ffatrïoedd ac mae rhai o’r cemegau yma’n wenwynig! Mae’n niweidio planhigion ac anifeiliaid a gall fod yn beryglus ei anadlu i mewn.

Mae’r mwrllwch diweddar yn Llundain yn gymysgedd o niwl, llygredd a thrydydd cynhwysyn – tywod o’r Sahara! Anialwch anferth yn Affrica yw’r Sahara ac mae peth o’r tywod yno yn fân iawn, iawn fel llwch. Weithiau bydd stormydd gwynt yn codi’r llwch a’i chwythu filoedd o filltiroedd i’r DU. Dyna siwrnai hir!

Yn anffodus, mae’r gymysgedd o niwl, llygredd a llwch yr anialwch yn golygu bod mwrllwch Llundain yn niweidio’r ysgyfaint, ac mae wedi gwneud rhai pobl yn sâl. Mae mwrllwch yn un rheswm da iawn pam y dylen ni i gyd geisio lleihau llygredd aer!

Beth alla i ei wneud i leihau llygredd aer?

Meddyliwch am lygredd aer… beth sy’n ei achosi? Allwch chi feddwl am 3 pheth y gallech chi ei wneud i leihau llygredd aer? Trafodwch yn y dosbarth cyn gwirio eich atebion yma (gwefan Saesneg).

Dilynwch y ddolen hon i ddysgu mwy am fwrllwch. Dilynwch y ddolen hon.

Eich cwestiynau, fy atebion:

Glyncollen Primary School: Sorry we were late again. We had a busy week as we are going to Llangrannog. We have had great fun doing this investigation. We can't wait to find out who has won the competition. We are going to tell the year3 class about it as they will be doing it next year. Thank you Professor Plant. Yr. 4. Prof P: Hope you had fun at Llangrannog! I am so glad you have enjoyed the investigation Glyncollen. Thank you so much for taking part!

Ysgol Clocaenog: Pen wedi disgyn ffwrdd! Athro'r Ardd: Wedi colli ei ben!

Gladestry C.I.W. School: Although the flowers were open earlier in the week, they have closed up again at the drop in temperature. Prof P: I can tell that you have learnt a lot about your planrs Gladestry, well done!

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Athro'r Ardd

10 Uchaf yr Adar

Postiwyd gan Catalena Angele ar 7 Ebrill 2014

Beth yw’r 10 aderyn mwyaf cyffredin yng ngerddi Prydain?

Cennin Pedr gyda da neu dri blodyn – rhyfedd iawn!

Blodau hyfryd yn Ysgol Gynradd SS Philip a James yr Eglwys yn Lloegr

Wnaeth pob blodyn ddim agor yn llawn – ys gwn i pam?

Shwmae gyfeillion y gwanwyn!

Canlyniadau Big Garden Birdwatch

Beth yw’r 10 aderyn mwyaf cyffredin yn eich gardd chi? Cyfrannodd bron i hanner miliwn o bobl at Big Garden Birdwatch 2014 yr RSPB (y Gymdeithas Frenhinol er Gwarchod Adar). Dyma nhw’n cyfri dros 7 miliwn o adar! Wnaethoch chi helpu? Os na, beth am ddechrau eleni er mwyn gallu helpu y flwyddyn nesaf? I weld y 10 aderyn mwyaf cyffredin, dilynwch y ddolen hon

Pa ysgolion sydd wedi gweld eu blodau cyntaf?

Mae Trellech Primary School yng Nghymru, ac Britannia Community Primary School yn Lloegr i gyd wedi anfon eu cofnodion blodau cyntaf. Da iawn a diolch yn fawr i’r ysgolion yma!

Dyma un o fy nghydweithwyr yng Nghaerdydd yn dangos y ffotograff yma i fi o gennin Pedr yn ei gardd. Allwch chi weld rhywbeth rhyfedd am y blodau? Mae’r llun ychydig yn aneglur ond wrth edrych yn ofalus gallwch chi weld bod gan rai o’r coesynnau ddau neu dri o flodau! Rhyfedd iawn. Ydych chi wedi gweld unrhyw blanhigion anarferol?

Diolch i Ysgol Gynradd SS Philip a James yr Eglwys yn Lloegr am anfon y ffotograff hwn o’u holl flodau hyfryd. Yn y trydydd ffotograff gallwch chi weld eu bod nhw hefyd wedi gweld blodau anarferol – wnaeth rhai o’r cennin Pedr ddim agor yn llawn. Mae hyn yn ddiddorol iawn, alwch chi feddwl am unrhyw reswm pam na fyddai’r blodau yn agor? Wnaeth hyn ddigwydd i’ch blodau chi?

Cot Cennin Pedr!

Ydych chi am weld llun doniol o ddyn yn gwisgo cennin Pedr? Dyma chi! James yw ei enw ac mae’n gwisgo siwt wedi’i gwneud o gennin Pedr i godi arian at elusen. Da iawn James!

Your comments, my answers:

Prof P: I had lots and lots of comments from Dallas Road Community Primary School so I thought I would put them all on the blog this week, thank-you all for sending me your messages! Congratulations to all of you, even if your flower did not grow, was stepped on, got broken or died, you are ALL Super Scientists! Prof P.

Dallas Road Community Primary School: 

I think it didn't open because the daffodil was hovering over it and so it didn't get enough sun and rain. :(

I think my daffodil was in the shade so it did not open.

Someone cut its head off

It didn't open because somebody stepped on it

It died

Someone broke the bud off

Mine did not open!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My Bulb disappeared

It was a bit floppy so we did not get chance to tie it up. But it is still open.

I am quiet sad my daffodils have not opened but they are growing so I will believe that soon they will and they are really tall.

My daffodil is growing very tall but it is a bit floppy.

My crocus is beautiful some of them are starting to die but still i'm happy because some are still growing and some have opened and some of them are fully beautiful i'm really happy about every crocus. My crocus's are quiet tall some are small as well

my crocus is really beautiful i have got another 3-4 crocuses opening i really enjoy seeing my plant grow.

My crocus has flowered well and is growing quite tall which is good and happy about it all.

I did not get a daffodil so it did not grow.

Daffodil has broke and I had to tie it up.

My plant head fell off. I haven't seen it since so I don't know if it has grown back.

My daffodil didnt open. I dont think mine had enough sunlight

Prof P: Culross Primary School sent me messages to tell me they had named their flowers, thanks Culross! Here are some of the names they gave their Daffodils and Crocuses: Danny, Dafty, Crocy, Abby, Croaky, Dave, Chris, Cassy, Ceeper, Bob, Jim.

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Athro'r Ardd

 

Mawrth 2014

Y Dyddiad Cau!

Postiwyd gan Catalena Angele ar 28 Mawrth 2014

Diolch yn fawr gyfeillion y gwanwyn, oddi wrth Athro’r Ardd a babi bwlb!

Blodau yn Ysgol Gynradd Rogiet, Cymru.

Gweirglodd blodau gwyllt Amgueddfa Genedlaethol Caerdydd yn dechrau blodeuo

Mae dyddiad cau Bylbiau’r Gwanwyn wedi cyrraedd! Diolch yn fawr IAWN i chi gyd am gasglu eich cofnodion tywydd a blodau a’u hanfon ata i mewn pryd.

Pa ysgolion sydd wedi gweld eu blodau cyntaf?

Mae Balcurvie Primary School, Chatelherault Primary School, Glencairn PrimarySchool, St. Blanes Primary School, St. Patrick's Primary School, Tynewater Primary School ac Wormit Primary School yn yr Alban, ac Brynhyfryd Junior School, Cleddau Reach VC Primary School,Coed-y-Lan Primary, St Athan Primary,St Mellons Church in Wales Primary School, Ysgol Bro Eirwg, Ysgol Iau Hen Golwyn ac Ysgol Y Plas yng Nghymru i gyd wedi gweld eu blodau cyntaf. Yn Lloegr, mae ysgolion Bleasdale CE Primary School, Combe Primary School, Cutteslowe Primary School ac Flakefleet Primary School i gyd wedi anfon eu cofnodion blodau cyntaf. Da iawn a diolch yn fawr i’r ysgolion yma!

Daliwch ati i anfon eich cofnodion blodau!

Fel y dwedais i yn y blog diwethaf, os oes blodau ar eich planhigion ond eu bod nhw heb agor eto, daliwch ati i wylio ac anfonwch eich cofnodion pan fyddan nhw’n agor. Fyddan nhw ddim mewn pryd i gael eu cynnwys yn Adroddiad Bylbiau’r Gwanwyn eleni, ond byddan nhw’n gwneud adroddiad y flwyddyn nesaf yn fwy cywir.

 

Planhigion heb flodeuo?

Diolch i bob disgybl anfonodd gofnodion yn dweud fod eu planhigion heb flodeuo, neu’r blodau heb agor (gwnewch hyn drwy glicio ‘Heb agor’ yn y Cofnod Blodau). Mae’n gallu bod yn deimlad siomedig os nad yw’r planhigion y blodeuo, ond peidiwch â phoeni! Un o’r gwersi pwysig fyddwn ni’n dysgu fel Gwyddonwyr Gwych yw na fydd pob arbrawf yn rhoi’r canlyniad oedden ni’n ei ddisgwyl. Ond nid yw’r arbrawf yn fethiant. Mae cofnodi pan fydd rhywbeth ddim yn digwydd YR UN MOR BWYSIG i wyddonydd â chofnodi pan fydd rhywbeth yn digwydd.

Does dim ots os agorodd eich blodyn neu beidio, os weithioch chi’n galed a helpu gydag Ymchwiliad Bylbiau’r Gwanwyn, byddwch chi’n derbyn tystysgrif a phensel Gwyddonydd Gwych!

 

Gweirglodd blodau gwyllt Amgueddfa Genedlaethol Caerdydd

Yma yn Amgueddfa Genedlaethol Caerdydd rydyn ni’n arbrofi wrth dyfu gweirglodd blodau gwyllt. Oes gweirglodd blodau gwyllt yn eich ysgol chi? Rydyn ni wedi plannu rhai hadau a bylbiau a’r blodau cyntaf i ymddangos yw’r crocysau a’r cennin Pedr! Dyma ffotograff ohonyn nhw. Dyw e ddim yn edrych yn debyg iawn i weirglodd eto, ond gobeithio y bydd e’n llawn blodau erbyn yr haf. Yn y cylch mwdlyd, rydyn ni wedi plannu llawer o babïau coch i gofio’r Rhyfel Byd Cyntaf. Eleni rydyn ni’n cofio 100 mlynedd ers dechrau’r Rhyfel a byddwn ni’n cynnal digwyddiadau ac arddangosfeydd yn Amgueddfa Cymru i adrodd hanes pobl Cymru yn ystod y Rhyfel. Cliciwch yma i ddysgu mwy.

 

Eich cwestiynau, fy atebion:

Dallas Road Community Primary School: Hi Proffeser Plant!! Prof P: Hi everyone at Dallas Road!

Pinfold Primary School: nearly all the bulbs have opened. The mystery bulbs are blooming very well. The crocus is growing purple flowers. Prof P: What were your mystery bulbs Pinfold?

Glyncollen Primary School: Hello Professor Plant, We're excited because our bulbs have now sprung and we can't wait to get our certificates. From, Year 4. Prof P: Congratulations Year 4! I look forward to sending them to you, you are Super Scientists!
Ysgol Terrig: Our Bulbs have opened and they are 15cm tall :). Prof P: Great measuring Ysgol Terrig.

Rougemont Junior School: What a warm a dry week Professor Plant, our crocuses are all blooming as are our daffodils. Prof P: All the colours look so lovely don’t they?

St. Ignatius Primary School: We have uploaded our weather records for this week but unfortunately our bulbs have not flowered just yet. We are disappointed as this is the last week and we can see them coming along but not as quick as we would have hoped. We will continue to keep an eye on them and let you know when they have flowered. Our teacher will need to do this next week as P7 are off to Kilbowie in Oban for an outward bound trip. Prof P: Please don’t be disappointed P7, your results are still really important, even if your flowers didn’t open by the deadline. Enjoy your trip it sounds like fun!

Kilmaron Special School: We are using the findings of our daily temperature readings and rainfall as evidence in our SQA National 1 Measurement unit. Prof P: That is fantastic Kilmaron, I am so glad it is helping you with your qualification.

Stanford in the Vale Primary School: Thank you very much we really enjoyed it and are datherdils are blooming and are very healthy and strong through all of these conditions. Stanford in the vale gardening club. Prof P: I am so glad you enjoyed it Stanford, that makes me very happy!

St. Blanes Primary School: Hi Professor Plant, the start of the week felt much warmer. It's the first time we saw the temperature in double figures! Prof P: I hope you enjoyed the warm weather.

Gladestry C.I.W. School: it has grown well i'm a mum. Prof P: Congratulations! You must have looked after your baby bulb very well.

Chatelherault Primary School: Some of our plants are starting to bloom the daffodils are showing the most. The crocuses are still growing but not as much as the daffodils. Prof P: That is very interesting as crocuses usually flower before daffodils.

Ysgol Gynradd Cross Hands: Dyma ein blodyn cyntaf gan LM o Ysgol Gynradd Cross Hands. Mwy o haul plis!Prof P: Llongyfarchiadau LM o Ysgol Gynradd Cross Hands!

The Blessed Sacrament Catholic Primary School: my plant is just the same as the plant I got at my home it has grown twenty cm. Prof P: It’s wonderful to hear that you are growing flowers at home too, well done!

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Athro'r Ardd

 

Mae blodau Athro’r Ardd wedi agor!

Postiwyd gan Catalena Angele ar 21 Mawrth 2014
Mae blodau Athro’r Ardd wedi agor.
Mae blodau Athro’r Ardd wedi agor.
Cennin Pedr cyntaf Clwb Garddio Stanford.

Dwi wedi cyffroi yn lân! Mae fy mlodau i wedi agor o’r diwedd, ac mae nhw mor brydferth alla i ddim peidio gwenu wrth edrych arnyn nhw. Blodeuodd y crocws ar 16 Mawrth ac roedd e’n 90mm o daldra. Blodeuodd y cennin Pedr y diwrnod wedyn ac roedd e’n 240mm o daldra. Dyma ffotograff o’r ddau.

Diolch yn fawr i Glwb Garddio Stanford o Ysgol Gynradd Stanford in the Vale CE yn Lloegr am eu ffotograff o’u cennin Pedr cyntaf! Oes unrhyw un arall am anfon ffotograffau o’u planhigion ata i, i fi gael eu rhoi nhw ar y wefan hefyd?

Pa ysgolion sydd wedi gweld eu blodau cyntaf yn agor?

Mae Abronhill Primary School, Culross Primary School, ac Glencairn Primary School yn yr Alban, ac Christchurch CP School, Coleg Meirion Dwyfor, Gladestry C.I.W. School, Rogiet Primary School, Ysgol Clocaenog, Ysgol Gynradd Cross Hands, Ysgol Deganwy ac Ysgol Santes Tudfulyng Nghymru i gyd wedi gweld eu blodau cyntaf. Yn Lloegr, mae ysgolion Arkholme CE Primary School, Burscough Bridge Methodist School, Coppull Parish Primary School, Hillside Specialist School, John Cross CE Primary School, Pinfold Primary School, Scotforth St. Paul's CE Primary School, SS Philip and James CE Primary School, St Laurence CE Primary School ac Woodplumpton St. Anne's Primary School i gyd wedi anfon eu cofnodion blodau cyntaf. Llongyfarchiadau i chi gyd!

Un wythnos ar ôl…

Dim ond un wythnos sydd ar ôl tan ddyddiad cau project Bylbiau’r Gwanwyn. Cofiwch anfon eich cofnodion ata i erbyn 28 Mawrth.

Beth i wneud os nad yw’r blodau wedi agor erbyn y dyddiad cau?

Daliwch ati i anfon eich data blodau! Os nag yw eich blodau wedi agor, mae croeso i chi barhau â’r ymchwiliad. Pan fydd y planhigion yn blodeuo byddwch chi’n dal i allu cofnodi y dyddiad a’r uchder ar ein gwefan.

Y rheswm am y dyddiad cau yw fy mod i’n ysgrifennu adroddiad arbennig bob blwyddyn yn crynhoi yr holl ddata fyddwch chi’n ei anfon. Rhaid i fi ysgrifennu’r adroddiad ym mis Ebrill. Bydd cofnodion fydd yn cyrraedd cyn y dyddiad cau yn cael eu cynnwys yn yr adroddiad eleni. Bydd cofnodion fydd yn cyrraedd ar ôl y dyddiad cau yn cael eu hychwanegu at y bas data ac yn cael eu cynnwys yn adroddiad y flwyddyn nesaf.

Mae eich cofnodion i gyd yn bwysig iawn. Rwy’n addo y bydd eich data i gyd yn cael ei gynnwys yn y project ac yn helpu i wneud yr ymchwiliad yn fwy cywir yn y dyfodol.

Ydych chi wedi gweld unrhyw arwyddion o’r gwanwyn wrth chwarae? Fe welais i gacynen flewog dros y penwythnos, buwch goch gota ac ŵyn bach! Dyma fi’n edrych mewn llyn ond welais i ddim grifft llyffaint. Ydych chi wedi gweld grifft llyffaint neu unrhyw arwyddion eraill o’r gwanwyn?

Hoffech chi fod yn Dditectif Natur? Mae Coed Cadw wedi paratoi gweithgareddau gwych y gwanwyn ar eich cyfer chi. Dysgwch sut i adnabod arwyddion cyntaf y gwanwyn yma ac am ragor o syniadau gwych y gwanwyn cliciwch yma.

Eich cwestiynau, fy atebion:

Ysgol Bro Eirwg: Roedd y mesurudd glaw yn llawn ar ddydd Llun gan ei fod wedi casglu'r holl law dros hanner tymor. Rydym ni yn gyffrous iawn bod rhai o'r bylbiau wedi dechrau agor. Rydym wedi sylwi bo'r bylbiau sy'n agor yn hwyrach llawer yn llai, oes rheswm am hyn? Athro’r Ardd: Rydw i’n falch iawn bod eich blodau chi yn agor Ysgol Bro Eirwg! Da iawn chi am arsylwi mor ofalus ar y planhigion a gofyn cwestiwn gwyddonol gwych. Yr ateb yw… dwi ddim yn siŵr!! Efallai bod rhai o’r bylbiau yn llai na’r lleill wrth gael eu plannu. Gallai hyn olygu eu bod nhw’n cymryd mwy o amser i flodeuo a’u bod nhw’n llai o faint. Oes gennych chi unrhyw syniadau i’w esbonio? Sut fyddech chi’n profi eich syniadau wrth dyfu rhagor o blanhigion y flwyddyn nesaf?

Raglan VC Primary: Our flowers are blooming now! The shoots are 85 cm tall! Prof P: Do you mean 85mm tall Raglan? An 85cm tall flower would be HUGE!

Glencairn Primary School: It was very foggy on Thursday night and Friday morning! Prof P: Great weather reporting. I love fog, it’s quite spooky isn’t it?

Hillside Specialist School: Our first flower opened. By K. Prof P: Well done K and everyone else at Hillside School.

Greyfriars RC Primary School: It was fun me and R. really enjoyed it. Prof P: Hooray!

SS Philip and James CE Primary: A lot of our crocus flowers had come out over the holidays! Prof P: Fantastic! A lot of people’s flowers opened during the holidays.

Pinfold Primary School: Mystery bulbs started opening on Monday. We think they're daffodils. Other bulbs are growing very well. Prof P: Great news Pinfold.

Ysgol Terrig: our bulbs are growing great they are now 7cm tall !!!!! Prof P: Fantastic news Ysgol Terrig!

Chatelherault Primary School: During the week it has been sunny and because of this our plants has started to blossom although the flowers are still closed. We have had a lot of spiders in our pots. Prof P: Oooh, how cool! I love spiders! Their webs are so beautiful and the way they make them is so clever.

Culross Primary School: We have been very busy in P5-7 recently with trips to Scottish Parliament and also the Foodbank with a collection we organised. Sorry for the lack of records for Tuesday and Thursday! Matt is the name of my daffodil and he was the first one to flower here at Culross PS. It has been quite warm here at Culross and we haven't had any snow, so the daffodils are now beginning to grow. O's crocus is called Coco and measures 50mm. Her’s is the first crocus to flower here at Culross. Well done to O.! Prof P: Wow you sound like you have had some really interesting school trips Culross Primary. Well done for collecting for the Foodbank. I love the names you have given to your plants!

Darran Park Primary: The first crocuses flowered on the 7th of march. Their colour is purple\violet. The bees have already started collecting the pollen and they are 6 cm tall. Some of the other crocus bulbs have only just started to sprout through the soil. Prof P: Great observations Darran Park, I like your description of the crocuses as purple/violet.

Arkholme CE Primary School: Sun shining at last it is doing the flowers a world of good they have come out to see it!!! Prof P: It is doing me the world of good too Arkholme!

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Athro'r Ardd

National Science and Engineering Week

Postiwyd gan Katie Mortimer-Jones ar 21 Mawrth 2014

Yesterday, Natural Sciences Staff took part in the 'Meet the Pollinators' Event run by First Campus, a partnership between higher education institutions, further education colleges and schools in South East Wales. The event was part of National Science and Engineering Week and was attended by approximately 100 Year 9 pupils from six schools. The pupils had the opportunity to speak to the curators and find out about 'a day in the life of museum scientists'. 

Blodau i bawb!

Postiwyd gan Catalena Angele ar 14 Mawrth 2014
Tystysgrif Gwyddonydd Gwych — Fyddwch chi'n cael un gyda'ch enw arni?
Crocysau a chocynau yn Sain Ffagan Amgueddfa Werin Cymru
Athro'r Ardd yn cofnodi'r tywydd gyda Phensel Gwyddonydd Gwych!

Waw gyfeillion y gwanwyn! Mae cymaint ohonoch chi wedi gweld eich planhigion yn blodeuo ers y blog diwethaf! Mae’n rhaid bod meysydd chwarae a gerddi yr ysgolion yn werth eu gweld. Diolch am eich cofnodion blodau i gyd.

Pa ysgolion sydd wedi gweld eu blodau cyntaf?

Mae Ysgol Gynradd St Bernadette yn yr Alban ac Ysgol Gynradd WR Abergwili, Ysgol Gynradd Parc Darran, Ysgol Gynradd CIW Henllys, Ysgol Gynradd WR Llanishen Fach, Ysgol Bro Tawe ac Ysgol Gynradd Dolgellau yng Nghymru i gyd wedi gweld eu blodau cyntaf. Yn Lloegr, mae ysgolion Balshaw Lane Community Primary School, Dallas Road Community School, Golden Hill School, Holy Trinity CE Primary School, Manor Road Primary School, Red Marsh School, St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, St Michaels CE (Aided) Primary School, St Nicholas Primary School and The Blessed Sacrament Catholic Primary School i gyd wedi anfon eu cofnodion blodau cyntaf. Llongyfarchiadau i chi gyd!

Dim ond 3 wythnos i anfon eich cofnodion

Fyddwch chi’n ennill tystysgrif Gwyddonydd Gwych eleni? Y dyddiad cau i anfon eich cofnodion blodau yw 28 Mawrth. Os byddwch chi’n anfon eich cofnodion tywydd a blodau ata i (os ydyn nhw wedi agor) byddwch chi’n dod yn Wyddonydd Gwych! Bydd pob Gwyddonydd Gwych yn derbyn Tystysgrif a Phensel. Bydd cyfle i chi hefyd ennill Taith Natur neu hadau i dyfu blodau’r haul eich hun!

Ydych chi’n artist? Beth am gymryd rhan yn y Gystadleuaeth Darlunio Cennin Pedr? 20 Mawrth yw’r dyddiad cau ar gyfer hon hefyd. Rydw i’n chwilio am ddarluniau botanegol – sef darluniau o blanhigion mewn arddull wyddonol. Rwy’n siŵr y gallwch chi dynnu lluniau gwych, ond cofiwch labelu rhannau’r Cennin Pedr yn glir hefyd. Gallwch chi weld yr enillwyr, a’r esiamplau gorau o’r llynedd drwy ddilyn y ddolen hon. Bydd yr enillwyr yn derbyn pecyn gwylio adar gyda binocwlars bach i’r dosbarth, a’r goreuon eraill yn derbyn bag o hadau blodau i’r ardd!

Dyw fy mhlanhigion i mewn potiau yn dal heb flodeuo, ond mae’r crocysau draw yng ngardd Sain Ffagan Amgueddfa Werin Cymru yn werth eu gweld. Mae’r gwenyn yn eu mwynhau nhw hefyd y ôl y ffotograff yma! Allwch chi weld bod paill melyn dros gorff y gacynen? Pan fydd e’n hedfan at flodyn arall bydd e’n trosglwyddo’r paill o un blodyn i’r llall – dyma sut mae blodau yn cael eu ffrwythloni!

Eich cwestiynau, fy atebion:

Raglan VC Primary: Still no sign of the flowers this week! We are having some good weather. Prof P: Don’t worry Raglan School, mine haven’t flowered yet either. Hopefully the good weather will help our plants to flower.

Cutteslowe Primary School: Monday 17th - school closed, no heating or hot water. Prof P: Brrrr that sounds very chilly.

Manor Road Primary School (Lancashire): One of are crocus bulbs are starting to flower. Prof P: Fantastic news Manor Road, Congratulations!

Chatelherault Primary School: Wk 10: Most of our plants have started to too grow. It has raining a lot and some snow. Prof P: We didn’t have any snow at all in Cardiff this year, but we did have lots of rain.

The Blessed Sacrament Catholic Primary School: It has been so exciting this week as the buds all suddenly started to appear and on Friday some crocus flowers opened! The daffodils have suddenly grown and we know it won't be long before they too flower. They just love the sunshine! Prof P: Hooray! It’s such a lovely feeling to see your flowers open isn’t it?

Greyfriars RC Primary School: S - ten of our crocuses have budded. Prof P: Great news S. at Greyfriars, I’m sure the other crocuses won’t be far behind.

Dallas Road Community Primary School: Super Fun!!! Prof P: I’m so glad you think so Dallas Road! Science IS Super Fun!

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Cofnodion blodau cyntaf yr Alban!

Postiwyd gan Catalena Angele ar 7 Mawrth 2014
Carped o gennin Pedr

Llongyfarchiadau i Ysgol Gynradd Ladywell am fod yr ysgol gyntaf o’r Alban i anfon eu cofnodion blodau! Anfonodd Ysgol Gynradd Lakeside, Caerdydd eu cofnodion blodau cyntaf hefyd – agorodd eu crocws cyntaf a’u cennin Pedr cyntaf yn yr un wythnos! Da iawn chi gyfeillion y gwanwyn.

Tair wythnos… Dyddiad cau anfon eich cofnodion tywydd a blodau ata i yw dydd Gwener 28 Mawrth, felly dim ond tair wythnos sydd ar ôl!

Os ydych chi wedi bod yn cadw cofnodion ond heb eu hanfon nhw eto cofiwch frysio – mae pob un o’ch cofnodion tywydd a blodau yn bwysig i fi! Bydd pob cofnod anfonwch chi ata i yn gwneud Ymchwiliad Bylbiau’r Gwanwyn yn well ac yn fwy cywir.

Os nad ydy’ch blodau wedi agor eto, peidiwch poeni. Gall tipyn ddigwydd mewn tair wythnos, yn enwedig os bydd yr haul yn tywynnu!

Hoffech ddefnyddio’ch planhigion i gynnal Astudiaeth Gwyddoniaeth Gwych? Rydw i wedi casglu rhai syniadau ar gyfer arbrofion allwch chi eu cynnal yn y dosbarth! Allwch chi dwyllo eich crocws? All eich cennin Pedr symud? Edrychwch ar Syniadau Athro'r Ardd am brojectau ymchwil. Yn ogystal ag arbrofion cyffrous, gallwch chi hefyd ddarllen fy hoff gerdd Saesneg! Cennin Pedr yw’r testun, a dyma’r pennill cyntaf:

 

Daffodils

I wander’d lonely as a cloud

That floats on high o'er vales and hills,

When all at once I saw a crowd,

A host, of golden daffodils;

Beside the lake, beneath the trees,

Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

gan William Wordsworth (1770-1850).

 

Ydych chi erioed wedi meddwl ysgrifennu cerdd am y gwanwyn? Neu beth am gerdd i’ch hoff blanhigyn? Rhowch gynnig ar farddoni!

Your questions, my answers:

Ladywell Primary School: We have had our computer system upgraded in school and it has been difficult for us to send weekly weather reports because we lost a lot of data which was stored on our apple mac and which we cant convert to PC. However we have been taking temperatures and it has not really been cold and we have had a lot of rain. Some of our plants didn't grow very well but our first daffodil opened today 25th February and it is 28 cm tall. We have another one about to open and some others not far away. We hope this is ok with you and we will send more information soon. Prof P: Sorry to hear you have had computer trouble Ladywell School, don’t worry, I completely understand. Thanks very much for sending your first flower record! Keep up the good work and send in your other flower records when they open.

Lakeside Primary: Daffodil comment: Only one is open and the one that has opened has only got half a pot of compost, we think it was knocked over and some soil lost so perhaps less soil has led to quicker flowering, but why? Prof P: Great question Lakeside! Do you have any ideas? This is my theory: A bulb closer to the surface may flower sooner because it warms up quicker and has less soil to push through when it starts to grow. So why don’t we plant them all close to the surface? Well, if there is a very cold winter the frost can damage bulbs that are too close to the surface, and then they may not grow at all.

The Blessed Sacrament Catholic Primary School: We all brought our wellies into school this week so that we can go out and look at our bulbs whatever the weather. We went to check on them all on Friday and measured how tall the leaves were, and started recording them in a table like we had been doing in maths. We hope to do this every week now then we can make a graph of the results. Still no sign of flowers yet! Prof P: What a fantastic idea! I love making graphs, they are a great way to see what the numbers are telling me. You must be very dedicated scientists to bring your wellies in to school so you can measure your leaves. Well done, I am very impressed!

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Chwefror 2014

Gwanwyn yn Gwawrio

Postiwyd gan Catalena Angele ar 28 Chwefror 2014
Mae fy nghennin Pedr talaf yn 80mm o uchder.
Dim ond 30mm yw uchder fy nghrocws i.
Cennin Pedr chrocysau yn blodeuo ym Mharc Bute, Caerdydd.

Mae’r haul yn disgleirio drwy ffenest fy swyddfa yng Nghaerdydd ac mae’n teimlo fel gwanwyn o’r diwedd! Dyw fy mhlanhigion i ddim yn barod i flodeuo eto – mae’r cennin Pedr talaf yn 80mm o uchder a’r crocws talaf yn ddim ond 30mm o uchder – ond dwi’n siŵr y byddan nhw’n mwynhau’r heulwen! Fe dynnais i lun o’r cennin Pedr a’r crocysau yn eu blodau ym Mharc Bute yng Nghaerdydd y bore ’ma. On’d ydyn nhw’n brydferth?

Pa ysgolion sydd wedi cofnodi eu blodau cyntaf?

Cofnododd Ysgol Glan Cleddau bod eu crocws cyntaf wedi blodeuo, ac mae Ysgol Gynradd yr Archesgob Hutton yn Lloegr wedi cofnodi bod eu cennin Pedr cyntaf wedi blodeuo.Llongyfarchiadau, a da iawn chi am anfon eich cofnodion!

Dyma Ysgol Gynradd Rougemont yn anfon y neges hon: Mae cyffro mawr yma yn Ysgol Rougemont Athro’r ardd ... mae ein BYLBIAU DIRGEL wedi dechrau blodeuo! Mae nhw’n edrych yn iach iawn gyda choesau byrrach na’r cennin Pedr a blannon ni. Rydyn ni’n meddwl taw Narcissus ydyn nhw, Tete a Tete efallai? Byddwn ni’n anfon ffotograff cyn hir. Athro’r Ardd: Mae hynna’n gyffrous iawn Ysgol Rougemont, a da iawn chi am ymchwilio i weld pa fath o Narcissus ydyn nhw – gwyddoniaeth gwych! Rwy’n edrych ymlaen i weld y ffotograffau.

Dywedodd Ysgol Arbennig Kilmaron: ARSYLWI BYLBIAU’R LLYNEDD. Rydyn ni wedi bod yn monitro bylbiau crocws a chennin Pedr y llynedd i weld os yw’r hen fylbiau yn blodeuo cyn y rhai newydd. Ar ôl gwyliau hanner tymor dyma ni’n canfod bod bylbiau crocws y llynedd wedi blodeuo tra bod bylbiau eleni wedi blodeuo tua 7-10 diwrnod yn ddiweddarach. Rydyn ni’n gobeithio anfon cofnodion eleni tua diwedd yr wythnos nesaf. Athro’r Ardd:Arsylwi ac ymchwilio arbennig Ysgol Kilmaron! Rydych chi’n iawn bod bylbiau hŷn fel arfer yn blodeuo yn gynt na bylbiau newydd ifanc, ond y rheswm dros hyn yw eu bod nhw wedi cael blwyddyn ychwanegol i dyfu a storio bwyd.

 

Ys gwn i ble fydd y blodau nesaf yn agor? Gallwch chi weld ble mae’r blodau wedi agor hyd yn hyn drwy edrych ar y map yma.Os nad yw eich blodau chi wedi agor eto, gwyliwch nhw’n ofalus. Gallan nhw agor unrhyw ddiwrnod!

Cofiwch anfon eich cofnodion blodau ata i cyn gynted fydd y blodau’n agor. Os nad ydych chi’n cofio sut i wneud hyn, defnyddiwch y cyflwyniad PowerPoint Cadw cofnodion blodau, a darllen y dudalen Beth i'w gofnodi a phryd ar y wefan.

CYNGOR CRAFF:

  1. Gall pob disgybl yn y dosbarth anfon eu cofnodion blodau. Mae’r holl ddata fyddwn ni’n ei dderbyn yn cael ei ddefnyddio i ganfod dyddiad blodeuo cyfartalog pob ysgol. Gwyliwch y siart crocysau a’r siart cennin Pedr i weld y tablau yn newid wrth i fwy o ddata gyrraedd. Mae’n bwysig ofnadwy bod pob disgybl yn anfon eu cofnodion, fel bod y wefan yn gallu cyfrifo dyddiad blodeuo cyfartalog yr ysgol.
  2. Bydd y cennin Pedr yn troi ei ben i lawr ychydig cyn blodeuo. Fydd y blodyn ddim wedyn yn llenwi â d?r ar ôl agor.
  3. Rhaid i chi gyd anfon eich cofnodion blodau er mwyn ennill y Gystadleuaeth Gwyddonwyr Gwych!

Eich cwestiynau, fy atebion:

Your questions, my answers:

Ysgol Terrig: It snowed heavily on Monday morning and stopped about lunch time. Our bulbs are starting to grow :) Prof P: I’m glad your bulbs are growing, did you go out to play in the snow?

Raglan VC Primary: We missed Tuesday because it was raining cat's and dog's, and we had bike training. Prof P: I love that saying! Can you imagine what it would be like if it really did rain cats and dogs? How would we measure that in our rain gauge?

Chatelherault Primary School: Sorry we did not record information on Thursday because we were away all day at a school trip. We were excited to see little green shoots in some of the plants. Prof P: Thanks for letting me know Chatelherault, I hope you had fun on your school trip.

Greyfriars RC Primary School: The plants are growing well and it's wonderful seeing them grow up. The mystery bulbs are really a mystery. from A and A :) Prof P: I hope your mystery will soon be solved Greyfriars!

Arkholme CE Primary School: Unfortunately the plant pots are standing in water this week. Let's hope next week is drier. The mystery bulbs are growing better than the others. Flower buds just appearing. From H. Prof P: I am sure your plants will survive the rain Arkholme, keep watching those flower buds!

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Bwrw glaw yn sobor iawn...

Postiwyd gan Catalena Angele ar 21 Chwefror 2014
Map y Swyddfa Dywydd yn dangos glawiad yn y DU yn Ionawr 2014.

On’d oedd mis Ionawr yn wlyb a gwyntog gyfeillion y gwanwyn? Dwi’n siŵr ei bod hi wedi bwrw bob dydd! Ond faint o law welson ni, o’i gymharu â’r cyfartaledd?

Mae Gwyddonwyr Tywydd y Swyddfa Dywydd wedi creu’r map yma o’r DU i ddangos faint o law a ddisgynnodd ym mis Ionawr. Gallwch chi gael golwg fanylach drwy ddilyn y ddolen.

Sut wnaethon nhw gyfrifo’r cyfartaledd glawiad? Mae Gwyddonwyr y Swyddfa Dywydd wedi bod yn cadw cofnodion tywydd am amser maith! Dyma nhw’n canfod cyfanswm y glawiad yn Ionawr am 30 mlynedd (rhwng 1981 a 2010) cyn rhannu â 30 i weld cyfartaledd blynyddol y glawiad.

Allwch chi weld y ddau liw glas tywyll? Disgynnodd rhwng dwy a thair gwaith yn fwy o law na’r cyfartaledd yn yr ardaloedd yma yn ystod mis Ionawr? Allwch chi weld yr ardaloedd du yn ne Lloegr a dwyrain yr Alban? Roedd y glawiad yn yr ardaloedd yma dros dair gwaith yn fwy na’r cyfartaledd yn ystod mis Ionawr!

Cyngor craff i ddefnyddio’r map:

  • Mae 100% o’r cyfartaledd yn golygu ei bod hi wedi glawio yr un faint â’r cyfartaledd.
  • Mae 200% o’r cyfartaledd yn golygu ei bod hi wedi glawio ddwywaith cymaint â’r cyfartaledd.

Allwch chi ganfod eich cartref ar y map? Beth yw lliw y map yn eich ardal chi? faint o law ddisgynnodd yn lleol? Oedd mwy neu llai o law na’r cyfartaledd? Efallai y gall eich athro eich helpu i ateb y cwestiynau yma!

Eich cwestiynau, fy atebion:

Gladestry C.I.W. School: Our school was closed on Thursday because of a power cut so our head teacher recorded the results that day. Prof P: We done to your head teacher! I am very glad your head teacher is helping you with your investigation.

St Mellons Church in Wales Primary School: Hello Professor Plant. It has been so windy this week that our thermometer has blown off the wall and broken. We have been using the car thermometer. L, J and L-b. Prof P: Hello L, J and L-b at St Mellons School! I am very sorry to hear that your thermometer is broken, I will email your teacher and arrange to send you a new one. Well done for your quick thinking in using the car thermometer.

Bleasdale CE Primary School: It is very cold and wet. Prof P: I agree Bleasdale School!

Ysgol Gynradd Dolgellau: Yn anffodus mae ein thermometr wedi torri ar ol cael ei chwythu gan y gwynt mawr yn ystod yr wythnos. Athro’r Ardd: Trueni mawr i glywed hyn Ysgol Gynradd Dolgellau. Bydda i’n e-bostio eich athro i drefnu anfon thermomedr newydd atoch chi.

Manor Road Primary School (Lancashire): on Wednesday there was a red weather warning but luckily the plants stayed in place. Prof P: I’m very happy to hear that your plants are okay!

Stanford in the Vale Primary School: It is very rainy here but we are not flooded. Prof P: I am very glad to hear that Stanford! What colour is the rainfall map is your area?

Burscough Bridge Methodist School: The heavy gales have caused the rainfall measurements to be unreadable as the measuring vessel was continually disrupted and blown over. Prof P: Gosh it must have been very stormy. Thanks for letting me know, keep up the good work!

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