The Languages, Literacy and Communication Area of Learning and Experience (Area) addresses fundamental aspects of human communication. It aims to support learning across the whole curriculum and to enable learners to gain knowledge and skills in Welsh, English and international languages as well as in literature.

The four statements that express what matters in this Area should be addressed holistically. This means that different languages should be explored in relation to one another, so too the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. It also means that learning about and through literature should be seen as contributing to all aspects of learning about languages.

What Matters in Languages, Literacy and Communication

1. Languages connect us.
2. Understanding languages is key to understanding the world around us.
3. Expressing ourselves through languages is key to communication.
4. Literature fires imagination and inspires creativity.

Progression in Languages, Literacy and Communication

1 Increasing breadth and depth of knowledge
2 Deepening understanding of the ideas and disciplines within areas of learning and experience
3 Refinement and growing sophistication in the use and application of skills
4 Making connections and transferring learning into new contexts
5 Increasing effectiveness as a learner

At Pennard we are incredibly proud of our Welsh language, culture and heritage. We ensure to take every opportunity to develop our Welsh language skills and celebrate our country through a range of challenging, exciting and enjoyable activities. This enables our children to achieve their full potential and be proud of their Welsh heritage.

We encourage our children to develop their Welsh language skills (reading, writing and oracy) throughout all areas of the curriculum and throughout their school day both inside and outside of the classroom.

Within lessons our children are taught the building blocks to the Welsh language, learning the Welsh alphabet, key words/phrases, language patterns, verbs and tenses (past, present and future). Each year group is allocated a set of language patterns to learn. These are taught through specific Welsh lessons and on a daily basis during our Clonc sessions. Clonc sessions are ten minutes in our day where we revise these key elements through repetition, song, dance and games.

folk dance

(See Literacy page for more information on the teaching of the English Language)

Language Patterns

Meithrin – Nursery

nurseryDerbyn – Reception


Blwyddyn Un – Year One


Blwyddyn Dau – Year Two


Blwyddyn Tri – Year Three


Blwyddyn Pedwar – Year Four


Blwyddyn Pump – Year Five


Blwyddyn Chwech – Year Six



Cymraeg ar y We Welsh on the Web


Yr Wyddor – The Alphabet


  • Cyw a’r Wyddor
  • Byd Cyw
  • Antur Cyw
  • Cyfri Gyda Cyw

Tric a Chlic

Online books:

Letter sounds:


  • Tric a Chlic
  • Tric A Chlic 2
  • Magi Ann
  • Betsan a Roco yn y Pentref



  • Campau Cosmig/ Campau Cosmig 2
  • Codi Hwyl
  • Sillafu (Spelling)
  • Brawddegau (Sentences)
  • Ap Geiriaduron (This is a Welsh Dictionary app)