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Language Literacy and Communication
Llythrennedd Iaith a Chyfathrebu

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.


What does languages, literacy and communication look like at St. Mary’s?

  • Daily Welsh lesson

  • RWInc phonic lessons

  • Drama

  • School trips – local library, museums

  • Whole school performances

  • Daily literacy skills lessons – spellings, handwriting, reading

  • Links with local comprehensive for French and Spanish lessons

  • Two Welsh sabbatical teachers

  • Fresh start lessons 

  • Guided reading

  • Reading libraries for all pupils

  • Celebrating literature

  • Daily storytime

  • Giglets online learning

Reading with my child

Reading is a highly valued life-long skill here at St. Mary's Primary and aim to foster a love of reading amongst all our pupils. All children will take home weekly reading book, a chosen library book as well as other home learning centred around reading. All classes have the opportunity to visit our local library within Chepstow on a termly basis and take home a library book to enjoy. 

Below you will guidance sheets for supporting your child's reading at home. 

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