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St Gilbert's R.C.

Primary School

Inspired by St. Gilbert, as God's family, we are growing strong in love and faith, becoming the best we can be.

Communication & Language



  • Storytelling with homemade puppets - use lolly sticks, old socks and straws then print or draw pictures of characters and attach them.
  • Sing Nursery Rhymes and action songs (e.g. Simon Says)
  • Make music with saucepans and pots
  • Play guessing games (think of an animal and give your child clues to guess what it is)
  • Play board games
  • Play listening games 
  • Go outside in the garden and see what sounds you can hear
  • Role-play and retell stories with figures
  • Go to and learn how to use sign language.
  • Talk, talk talk! (Talk is extremely important in your child's development - ask them questions, talk about what they see and hear etc.)
  • Play instructions games (e.g. first put the teddy on the bed, then put it on the chair etc,)
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