Language, Literacy and Communication
Links with Children’s Rights
Language Literacy and Communication enables children and young people to experience their rights of cultural participation (particularly Articles 14, 15, 30 and 31) and also their participatory rights around freedom of expression, understanding information and decision making (Articles 12, 13 and 17).
The Languages, Literacy and Communication Area of Learning and Experience 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
- Languages connect us.
- Understanding languages is key to understanding the world around us.
- Expressing ourselves through languages is key to communication.
- Literature fires imagination and inspires creativity.
Progression in Languages, Literacy and Communication
- Increasing breadth and depth of knowledge
- Deepening understanding of the ideas and disciplines within areas of learning and experience
- Refinement and growing sophistication in the use and application of skills
- Making connections and transferring learning into new contexts
- Increasing effectiveness as a learner
In Cila, we encourage children to develop their language skills across all areas of learning and through extra-curricular activities. Every opportunity is taken to develop listening, reading, writing and speaking.
Learning in Language, Literacy and Communication in Cila includes for example:
- Literacy lessons
- Daily Reading
- Teaching and using the 8 Reading Behaviours
- Reading Scheme system
- Reading intervention for identified pupils
- The use of Reading Eggs and Readiwriter
- Literacy links in focussed tasks
- Library visits
- Celebrating Language Week
- Sing to sign activities
- Driegiau Cyrmraeg
- Tric a Chlic welsh reading scheme
- Slot Drilio
- Specialist Welsh teaching opportunities
- Digital Literacy
- Physical Literacy projects