Llangiwg Primary School plans collaboration with artists every year as part of its programme to widen learners’ experience and promote engagement.
This project was developed as part of the school’s drive to improve standards of literacy in Key stage 2 and embed literacy across the curriculum. It enabled teachers to deliver the relevant sections of the national Literacy and Numeracy Framework (LNF) for Years 3 and 4 in terms of Literacy, specifically:
- Oracy – Developing and presenting information and ideas – Speaking, Listening, Collaboration and discussion
- Reading – Responding to what has been read – Comprehension, Response and analysis
- Writing – Organising ideas and information – Meaning, purposes, readers, Structure and organisation.
- Writing – Writing accurately – Language, Grammar, punctuation, spelling, handwriting.
It fulfilled many areas (Skills and Range) of the programmes of study for Key Stage 2 for English, art and design, and ICT. It was also an opportunity to address the Curriculum Cymreig and to celebrate the Dylan Thomas’ centenary. The starting point for the collaboration was the Year 3 and 4 teachers’ medium-term curriculum planning documents.
In preparation for the visit of artist and poet, the pupils were asked to find information about Dylan Thomas and Ceri Richards as homework.