February and March

February and March were very sporty months in Year 5 and 6. We won the local hockey tournament, danced in the Urdd eisteddfod, celebrated Sports Relief by having a running competition and we went to watch the Wales women play against Estonia. There was also time for a science investigation and we had the school eisteddfod too.






Ionawr 2020

Bobol Bach! Roedd Mis Ionawr yn prysur!

January was a very busy month in Ysgol Penygloddfa! Here are some of our highlights…

The Knife Angel

Year 5 and 6 took a walk down to see the harrowing but impressive knife angel that had come to Newtown to warn us of the dangers of knives.

Urdd Netball County Round

Our girl’s netball team competed in the Urdd county round in Llanfair Careinion High School. The girls played very well and made it to the semi finals.


We were visited by Amy and the Mythstories team who taught some of the Year Sixes a local fairy tale which they performed in front of the school at the end of the day.

Urdd Gymnastics

Our gymnasts competed in the Urdd gymnastics competition held in the Maldwyn Dragons centre in Newtown. They all did very well; Lexie and Lexi came 3rd in the pairs, Cari, Abi and Freya came 2nd in the trios and our team came 1st. Our team will now go on to represent our area in the national finals in Aberystwyth in February. Da iawn pawb!

Diwrnod Santes Dwynwen

Cawson ni diwrnod cymraeg ym Mhenegloddfa i ddathlu Diwrnod Santes Dwynwen. Gwnaethon ni lawer o weithgareddau fel coginio, adeiladu a gwehyddu. Roedd yn hwyl!

Urdd Football

Our girls took part in the county round of the Urdd football tournament. They played very well and remained undefeated but unfortunately they did not make it though to the nationals. Da iawn merched!!

And finally… 

Congratulations to Fyfe, one of our year 6 pupils, who won the Montgomeryshire under 12’s sports person of the year award for 2019 in theatre Hafren. There were also awards for some of our ex-pupils too! Llongyfarchiadau pawb!


Christmas Dinner Day

Today was Christmas Dinner Day at Ysgol Penygloddfa. We would all like to say a big thank you to Jacqui and the kitchen staff for providing so many delicious platefuls of food in such a short space of time. Roedd y bwyd yn flasus iawn!

The children were in great spirits and had a lovely festive sing-a-long, accompanied by our in-house brass band, who performed impressively at short notice. Cawson ni amser bendigedig!

Nadolig Llawen!


Gwyddoniaeth- Science

Over the past week, Blwyddyn pump a chwech have been looking at dissolving and have been investigating which substances are soluble and insoluble. We have had a lot of fun finding this out and we have worked on our measuring, timing and teamwork. Gwaith bendigedig pawb!

Children in Need- Sponsored Run

On Friday 15th November, the whole school took part in a sponsored run all in the name of raising money for Children in Need and Healthy Schools. The Sports Ambassadors set the school the task of running a combined 1000km. After a long morning’s running from Years 3 and 4 in school and an hour’s running around the running track in Maldwyn Sports centre for the Year 5s and 6s, it was left to the Foundation Phase to spend the afternoon running around the Top Playground.

The great news is that when we added all of our distances together we ran a combined 1028km!! The even better news was that we had a cake stall in school to raise some extra cash for charity and also to reward all of our hard work.

The EVEN better news is that we have so far raised lots of money for Children in Need. The overall total keeps rising as sponsorship money comes in to school. We will let you know an overall total when we get it. Thanks to all of the people who sponsored us and a massive thanks to Freedom Leisure for supporting us in this run. Diolch yn fawr pawb!

Newtown Cross Country Competition

This afternoon, 60 of our children took part in the Newtown area cross country competition alongside children from all of the other Newtown primary schools. Even though it did not rain, the course was very mucky and slippy in places! Everybody ran really well, especially the Year 1 and 2 children who ran in the competition for the very first time. We had some excellent results, including 1st in the Year 1 boys for Matthew, 1st in Year 1 girls for Darcey, 1st in Year 2 girls for Ava, 1st in Year 5 girls for Hannah and 1st in Year 6 boys for Dylan. There were also some very good finishes from the other children. Llongyfarchiadau pawb a pob lwc to those who will be competing in the next round!


Year 5 and 6 have recently been on their residential trip to Broneirion. During the trip they took part in lots of amazing activities. Cawson ni amser bendigedig!! This video that the children made shows you some of the things that they got up to. Keep checking this page as some of their writing will feature on here very soon!