Learning language through the expressive arts
Cerdd Iaith is a powerful new resource which uses music and drama to help primary school children to learn Welsh, English and Spanish. It is packed full of unique and exciting activities, including many original songs created especially for Cerdd Iaith. This creative learning resource has been developed by linguists, musicians and drama practitioners, working closely with primary school teachers in Wales. Cerdd Iaith will support teachers to build on learners’ knowledge of Welsh and English to introduce a third language to the classroom, as required by the Curriculum for Wales within the Languages, Literacy and Communication Area of Learning and Experience and will inspire and stimulate children to learn actively and begin speaking new languages. This resource has been designed for use with primary school pupils age 7-11. It will be especially useful for Year 6 pupils who are preparing for the transition to secondary school.