These ‘starter’ activities introduce your pupils to each of the three languages by introducing simple words and phrases. They also help to warm up the mind and body; we learn better when our whole body is engaged and involved in the activity.
The objective of each activity and full instructions for leading your pupils through it are explained on each activity’s page.
The green buttons at the bottom of each page will take you to a whiteboard activity plus additional vocabulary if applicable.
The activities in this section are more in-depth, sustained activities that will help learners to become more confident in speaking and listening to languages.
This section includes nine original songs in Spanish, Welsh and English, created especially for Cerdd Iaith. On each page, you will find a short description of the activity along with audio files, videos, lyrics and sheet music that will help you and your learners to sing along with the musicians.
You will also find additional vocabulary where needed.
The links on this page will take you to five pages, linked to each of the Cerdd Iaith themes, where you can develop your students’ vocabulary further and test their progress.
Each word has sound files accompanying it. At the bottom of the page, you can select the flag to hear how the word is said in Welsh, Spanish and English.
The page will load with the words hidden. You can show or hide any of the written words in order to ‘test’ your class or allow your class to recap.
All the activities in the Cerdd Iaith resource fit under the themes below. You might choose to work on activities from one theme throughout a term, with extension activities, or focus on one theme per lesson. On each page you will find discussion suggestions and quizzes.
Working in partnership with the Welsh Government, the Goethe Institute, Aberystwyth University and Ceredigion County Council, we are now developing resources using German, Welsh and English for teachers and pupils to use in the classroom and at home. Try them here!
Working in partnership with the Welsh Government, we have now introduced resources in French, Welsh and English for teachers and pupils to use in the classroom and at home. Try them here!