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Leamington Primary Academy “Relentless in our strive for excellence”

Our Trust

Our Trust

Leamington Primary Academy is a proud member of the Flying High Trust.

The ethos behind the Trust is one of sustainable school improvement; and schools joining the Trust do so with the prime aim of improving each other so that they can all become outstanding schools. Find out more ---->

We aim for our schools to be the best in the universe!

Find Us

Find Us

  • Leamington Primary and Nursery Academy
  • Clare Road, Sutton-in-Ashfield,
  • Nottinghamshire, NG17 5BB

Curriculum Information

                                                Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Making Relationships

A Unique child (30-50mnths):

  • Can play in a group, extending and elaborating play ideas, e.g. building up a role-play activity with other children.
  • Initiates play, offering cues to peers to join them.
  • Keeps play going by responding to what others are saying or


  • Demonstrates friendly behaviour, initiating conversations and

forming good relationships with peers and familiar adults.


Self-confidence  & self-awareness

A Unique child (30-50mnths):

  • Can select and use activities and resources with help.
  • Welcomes and values praise for what they have done.
  • Enjoys responsibility of carrying out small tasks.
  • Is more outgoing towards unfamiliar people and more confident in new social situations.
  •  Confident to talk to other children when playing, and will communicate freely about own home and community.
  • Shows confidence in asking adults for help.

Managing feelings and behaviour

A Unique child (30-50mnths):

• Aware of own feelings, and knows that some actions and words can hurt others’ feelings.
• Begins to accept the needs of others and can take turns and share resources, sometimes with support from others.
• Can usually tolerate delay when needs are not immediately met, and understands wishes may not always be met.
• Can usually adapt behaviour to different events, social situations and changes in routine.

Communication and Language

Listening and Attention

A Unique child (30-50mnths):

  • Listens to others one to one or in small groups, when conversation interests them.

• Listens to stories with increasing attention and recall.
• Joins in with repeated refrains and anticipates key events and phrases in rhymes and stories.
• Focusing attention – still listen or do, but can shift own attention.
• Is able to follow directions (if not intently focused on own choice of activity).


A Unique child (30-50mnths):

  • Understands use of objects (e.g. “What do we use to cut things?’)

• Shows understanding of prepositions such as ‘under’, ‘on top’, ‘behind’ by carrying out an action or selecting correct picture.
• Responds to simple instructions, e.g. to get or put away an object.
• Beginning to understand ‘why’ and ‘how’ questions.


A Unique child (30-50mnths):

• Beginning to use more complex sentences to link thoughts (e.g. using and, because).
• Can retell a simple past event in correct order (e.g. went down slide, hurt finger).
• Uses talk to connect ideas, explain what is happening and anticipate what might happen next, recall and relive past experiences.
• Questions why things happen and gives explanations. Asks e.g. who, what, when, how.
• Uses a range of tenses (e.g. play, playing, will play, played).
• Uses intonation, rhythm and phrasing to make the meaning clear to others.
• Uses vocabulary focused on objects and people that are of particular importance to them.
• Builds up vocabulary that reflects the breadth of their experiences.
• Uses talk in pretending that objects

Physical Development

Moving and Handling

A Unique child (30-50mnths):

• Moves freely and with pleasure and confidence in a range of ways, such as
slithering, shuffling, rolling, crawling, walking, running, jumping, skipping, sliding and hopping.
• Mounts stairs, steps or climbing equipment using alternate feet.
• Walks downstairs, two feet to each step while carrying a small object.
• Runs skilfully and negotiates space successfully, adjusting speed or direction to avoid obstacles.
• Can stand momentarily on one foot when shown.
• Can catch a large ball.
• Draws lines and circles using gross motor movements.
• Uses one-handed tools and equipment, e.g. makes snips in paper with child scissors.
• Holds pencil between thumb and two fingers, no longer using whole-hand grasp.
• Holds pencil near point between first two fingers and thumb and uses it with good control.
• Can copy some letters, e.g. letters from their name.

Health and self-care

A Unique child (30-50mnths):

• Can tell adults when hungry or tired or when they want to rest or play.
• Observes the effects of activity on their bodies.
• Understands that equipment and tools have to be used safely.
• Gains more bowel and bladder control and can attend to toileting needs most of the time themselves.
• Can usually manage washing and drying hands.
• Dresses with help, e.g. puts arms into open-fronted coat or shirt when held up, pulls up own trousers, and pulls up zipper once it is fastened at the bottom.

Welcome to Leamington Primary Academy. Relentless in our strive for excellence.