Canolfan Peniarth will launch a series of new Welsh grammar mats for pupils that study Welsh as a second language in Key Stage 3.  The resource will be officially launched Wednesday morning, 19 November 2016, at the Urdd camp in Llangrannog.

The new resource includes a total of fifty mats which cover different aspects of grammar, with explanations and examples on the front, and activities to reinforce the learning on the back.  This is a digital resource that is available for teachers to download from the Hwb website.

Matiau Gramadeg is the second resource for the Welsh second language secondary sector that Canolfan Peniarth have released in recent months.  Catrin Evans-Thomas, Projects Co-ordinator and Welsh in Education Tutor at Canolfan Peniarth said, “It’s great to be able to publish another Welsh second language resource within only matter of months for the seconday sector.  While the Cardiau Fflach (Flash Cards) resource that was published earlier in the year is a resource to promote and develop the use of Welsh across the curriculum with learners of Welsh as a second language, the Matiau Gramadeg resource that we are launching today have been created with the aim of developing learners’ grammatical skills”.

Thhe resource will be launched with year 7 pupils from Ysgol Gyfun Emlyn, who are attending a residential course at the Urdd camp in Llangrannog.  Catrin Evans-Thomas siad, “We are delaited to have been invited to Llangrannog to launch this new resource.  The Urdd camp here provides excellent courses and opportunities to develop pupils’ confidence in their Welsh language skills, and doing so in a leisure environment, outside of the classroom.  That is one of our main aims at Peniarth, is to ensure that we provide opportunities for leaners to have fun while they are learning the language”.

The resource pack was developed following receiving funding from the Welsh Government, and is available to download free of charge from the Hwb website.  For more information, please contact us on 01267 676 772.