Abercynon Community Primary School

Ysgol Gymunedol Abercynon


Languages, Literacy and Communication /Laith, Llythrennedd a Chyfathrebu

Our LLC Vision

Our pupils will : 


  • Secure strong foundations in acquiring and learning the basic skills of receiving and expressing themselves as literate users of the English language. 
  • Feel a strong sense of belonging through their use of the Welsh language.
  • Be proud of who they are, where they come from and develop a love of languages from the experiences they are immersed in.
  • Build on the firm foundations to acquire other languages, and learn to make connections between these languages. 
  • Explore their place in the wider world through the languages they learn to use, showing adaptability and resilience in the face of challenges.
  • Develop the confidence and skills to articulate themselves clearly and use their languages creatively and expressively.
  • Collaborate in discussion through effective listening, being respectful of views and opinions of others.
  • Be enthused and engaged in literature, appreciating the joy and knowledge that reading can bring to their lives, opening up windows to the world.
  • Develop a strong sense of empathy and respect for others through the literature and languages they are immersed in.
  • Use their own and the imaginations of others to craft their own creations across the range of languages they learn.

Welsh at Abercynon


During the Foundation Phase, children should learn to use and communicate in Welsh to the best of their ability. Children should listen to Welsh being spoken and respond appropriately in familiar situations, using a range of patterns. They should be encouraged to communicate their needs in Welsh and should be increasingly exposed to Welsh. Skills are developed through communicating in a range of enjoyable, practical planned activities, and using a range of stimuli that build on and increase children’s previous knowledge and experiences, in safe and stimulating indoor and outdoor learning environments. The children’s oral experiences should be used to develop their reading skills and they should be encouraged to choose and use Welsh reading materials. They should listen to a range of stimuli, including audio-visual material and ICT interactive software in Welsh. Children should be given a range of opportunities to enjoy mark-making and develop their writing skills in Welsh. Language skills learned in one language should support the development of knowledge and skills in another.


At Key Stage 2, learners build on the skills, knowledge and understanding acquired during the Foundation Phase. This progress is achieved through an integrated programme of oracy, reading and writing. Learners are presented with experiences and opportunities that interrelate the requirements of the Skills and Range sections of the programmes of study.


Learners become confident, coherent and engaging speakers, working as individuals and as members of a group. The experiences presented to them include opportunities to take part in drama and role-play activities. They develop as active and responsive listeners in a wide range of situations.  Throughout the key stage, they experience a progressively wide range of demanding texts, for enjoyment and information, so that they can develop into fluent and effective readers. They become competent writers, writing clearly and coherently in a range of forms and for a range of purposes.  They acquire a growing understanding of the need to adapt their language to suit purpose and audience. They work with increasing accuracy and become reflective and evaluative in relation to their own and others’ achievements.

Here are some ideas and links to help you practise your Welsh.


Mae siarad cymraeg yn bril, mae siarad cymraeg yn skil!