Languages, Literacy and Communication

Picture1The 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. The statements support and complement one another and together they contribute to realising the four purposes of the curriculum.

What matters?

  1. Languages that connect us.

  2. Understanding languages is key to understanding the world around us.

  3. Expressing ourselves through languages is key to communication.

  4. Language that fires imgaination 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

  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

Languages, Literacy and Communication at Pennard 

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World Book Day 2020

At Pennard we believe that Pennard that we should celebrate achievement & set high expectations to enable pupils to become enthusiastic, imaginative & creative independent learners who have positive attitudes to learning. We ensure that we deliver a stimulating and innovative literacy curriculum that challenges, excites and inspires pupils to achieve their best.

We encourage children to develop their language skills across all areas of learning  and every opportunity is taken to develop listening, reading, writing and speaking.

Embedded provision to develop the appropriate skills knowledge and experiences for Languages, Literacy and Communication includes:

  • Through the Story Book theme

  • Teaching literacy skills daily

  • Talk for Writing – Pie Corbett Approach to teaching writing

  • Cross curricular teaching of literacy

  • Teaching of literacy through inquiry based learning

  • Teaching the 8 reading behaviours

  • Regular teaching of “Super sentences” (see below)

  • Reading intervention

  • Read, Write, Inc.

(See Cymraeg page for more information on the teaching of the Welsh Language)

Reading 

Parent_Help_Early_Reading30 Day Reading Challenge….pob lwc!

30 day kids reading challenge - calendar

Writing

Click on the links below to view some of the engaging ways we teach writing.

Kung Fu Punctuation

Super Sentence PowerPoint

RAP 2 grids

 

Speaking and Listening

Useful Documents/Websites

Useful Apps

Spelling

app_abcmouse

AbcMouse

app_alphabetorganizer

Alphabet Organizer

app_rocketspeller

Rocket Speller

apps_crosswords

Crosswords

spelling-bee

Spelling Bee

Vocabulary

spellingcity

Spelling City

suess

Dr Seuss

chicktionary

Chicktionary

mad-libs

Mad Libs

Story Telling/Writing

bookcreator

Book Creator

app_superherocomicbookmaker

Superhero Comic Book Maker

grammaropolis

Gammaropolis

app_shadowpuppet

Shadow Puppet

apps_toontastic

Toontastic

Reading

apps_garfieldfact or opinion

Garfield Fact or Opinion

apps_milo

Milo

apps_questionbuilder

Question Builder