Language of the Term

To celebrate cultural diversity at playgroup, each term, Sarah, our Language Lead, introduces a new country, language and culture to the children. They will look at the flag and globe to find the country as well as learn a few key words, listen to music and taste food from the country. To support the learning at playgroup, the children will take home some words and Sarah would like to encourage you to practise them with your child.  

During the Winter term, the children will be learning about China.



Previously, the children have learned about Spain, Finland, Wales, Italy and Germany.

 If you have any questions or suggestions, or can help with our language programme, please speak to Sarah.

Useful links

Love My Books

This useful website provides a range of activities and resources designed to help parents and young children enjoy sharing books together.

Love My Books 0-3 Years

Language for Life

This is a great website for parents to learn more about speech and language development.

Language for Life


If you would like to learn more about the signs and symbols used at playgroup, the Makaton Charity website is a fantastic source of information and free resources.


The Communication Trust

Lots of great speech, language and communication resources for parents with children aged 0-5 years.

The Communication Trust - Early Years resources

The Communication Trust - Resources for Parents

Nottinghamshire Family Directory

Information, advice and support on a wide range of topics for parents, child carers and professionals.

Nottinghamshire Help Yourself

Internet Safety

Information about helping to keep children safe online.

Internet Matters

Physical Activity for Children

Department of Health poster, giving ideas about how to keep young children active, and the benefits that this leads to.

Physical activity ideas

Illnesses where children should be kept at home

Public Health England guidance setting out when and for how long children should stay at home, when treatment/ medication is required and where to get further advice.

Public Health England Guidance

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