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Communication and Language

Communication and Language is a core area of learning in Nursery and underpins all other areas of learning.  It is therefore essential that we get it right for children from an early age.  Communication and language isn't just the ability to speak but also includes listening, paying attention and responding and developing vocabulary.

 

At Kingston Park we like to invite parents into school to find out how we teach these essentials skills and how parents can support at home too.  

 

Please take a look at our recent presentation.

 

 

Phonics in Nursery 

 

Here at Kingston Park Primary School phonics is taught as part of a broad and rich curriculum that engages children in a range of activities and experiences to develop their reading, writing and spelling.  We follow the 'Little Wandle Letters and Sounds' programme as a systematic scheme. It is taught daily in discrete 20 minute sessions and phonics knowledge and skills are reinforced and applied across the curriculum. 

 

In Nursery we use the Foundations for Phonics.  

Pupils will be taught to:  

  • Develop speaking and listening skills.  

  • Developing language and vocabulary.  

  • Explore environmental sounds, instrumental sound, body percussion, rhythm and rhyme, alliteration, voice sounds, oral blending and segmenting.  

  • Develop curiosity about letters and sounds through classroom phonics areas.  

  • Develop their phonological awareness, so that they can: - spot and suggest rhymes - count or clap syllables in words - recognise words with the same initial sound, such as ‘money and mother’ 

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As part of our phonics sessions, we learn 20 nursery rhymes over the course of the year.  You can access these videos at home too. 

 

Click on the link to get singing!