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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.

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