At Abercarn Primary we actively encourage “Welshness” within the school in order to stimulate and encourage pupil’s learning and general awareness of the welsh language and culture. Children are spoken to and encouraged to respond in Welsh as often as is possible during the school day.
Welsh is taught as a second language, as part of the Curriculum. It is taught in a meaningful way reflecting events and experiences. We aim to make the learning of Welsh a pleasurable, interesting and lively experience through song, dance, drama and games.
Through stories and legends we aim to develop in the child an awareness of the cultural heritage of Wales.
Teaching staff and pupils are supported by a teacher adviser for Welsh who visits the school regularly during the school year.
Learning Welsh can feel like a challenge, start with the alphabet. Click the picture to go to a youtube video which will help you learn the right sounds.
Every year group needs to learn sentence patterns, they’ll learn them through speaking and listening (oracy) then reading and writing.
Year 3 & 4 Language Patterns
Year 5 & 6 Language Patterns
This next resource is really big, choose a topic and print off a poster for your wall – it all helps!
Cardiau Cymraeg ar dy dafod
This website have developed an app that you can use to learn lots of languages. Are you up for trying 5 minutes every day!