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Talk Derby

At Redwood we are involved in an Opportunity area project called Talk Derby! Within school we have developed communication friendly areas and language and communication skills are at the heart of our curriculum. We work alongside parents to ensure that children make accelerated progress in this area.


We a held a Talk Derby Day in school when all the activities were based on communication, language and listening skills. Some children played Simon says, take a look at their video


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In Foundation Stage your child may come home wearing a sticker that says...

The sticker will give a little bit of information about what your child has been doing that day so that you can have conversations about their school day at home.

Here's some activities that develop Communication and Language skills that you might like to try at home

  • Simon Says
  • Suprise Box - hide an object in a box and ask questions to find out what's inside
  • Explain to a friend how to build a Lego model
  • Draw a picture, hide it and explain how to draw it
  • Learn a poem or rhyme
  • Discussion cards e.g. would you rather be a lion or a giraffe? Explain your answer.
  • Make time to talk!