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Our Lady and St. Patrick's Catholic Primary School Part of the Mater Christi Multi-Academy Trust

Time to Talk

'Time to Talk' is a communication programme for small groups of children. It is primarily used in the EYFS at our school and is accessed by many of our children.


The programme is delivered by a Senior Teaching Assistant and staff select pupils who would benefit from further support with speech, speaking, listening and communication skills, among many others.


Ginger bear helps to teach and develop spoken language and social interaction skills to children aged 4-6. We deliver it over 40 sessions, once a week, and aim to develop the "rules" of interaction with the help of the character Ginger the Bear, who features in all the activities we do.


Skills we teach include: eye contact, taking turns, sharing, greetings, awareness of feelings, following instructions, listening, paying attention, and play skills.