Parent and teacher notes for Syrcas Gerdd a Welsh language music site for key stage 2.

Information for Parents and Teachers



Syrcas Gerdd is part of a collection of Welsh language websites for children aged 7-11. Other resources for Key Stage 2 include:

Roll up, roll up! Welcome to Syrcas Gerdd (Music Circus) where you can discover all sorts of amazing musical activities inside the wagons and tents.

You can move around the circus freely and visit the games and activities in any order. Choose which path to take by clicking on the green arrow. Step inside a tent or wagon by clicking on the large 'I Mewn' (enter) arrow.

Activities

Jiwcbocs (Jukebox)
Listen to all sorts of music, from rock to reggae, pop to hip hop, in Madame Vaudeville's luxurious wagon. Learn about 12 musical genres by reading simple notes about the music as you listen.

Cegin Gerdd (Music Kitchen)
This is a collection of rhythm and sound activities. Give Mali Mwg a helping hand in her musical kitchen and keep the beat with Wish Wash the dish-washing robot. Get jamming with Gordon the chef and create your own rhythms.

Caban Cyfansoddi (Composing Cabin)
Choose a video clip then create a soundtrack for it using the wide choice of musical styles, instruments and rhythms.

Caban Fideos (Video Cabin)
Watch a collection of related video clips by clicking on the TV booth next to each wagon or tent.

Some clips feature composers talking about how they compose, their favourite songs and what inspires them.

Other clips show how the percussion group Samba Galez create their music.

Map

If you get lost or want to take a shortcut directly to an activity, then click on the map icon in the bottom left hand corner.

Tool bar

On the left hand side of the tool bar is a title which helps you keep tabs of where you are in the Music Circus.

Use the speaker icon on the right to alter the audio volume.

Logging in

You are only able to save your work while you are logged in. You will need to create a profile that will be kept on the computer where you are working. Choose a unique name and use it to load your profile in future.

You can delete a specific profile or all the profiles on your computer by going to the profile management page.

Audio and visual help
Click on the 'Cymorth clyweledol' button to:
• resize on-screen text and change text and background colours
• hear on-screen text being read out
• make captions available for most video and audio content.

These preferences are not accessible while you are in the Information for Parents and Teachers section.

You can also navigate most content using the keyboard.





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