Oakfield Primary School and St Matthew’s Bloxham School come together

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CHILDREN from two Rugby primary schools joined in harmony to celebrate communication.

Oakfield Primary School and St Matthew’s Bloxham were joined by parents for a singing session as part of Chatter Matters Week.

The schools linked last week to raise the importance of early language development and to celebrate ways of communicating.

Janette Newbon, early years language practitioner at Oakfield, said: “It was a great event and we’re really pleased with how successful it was.

“The school hall at St Matthew’s was full of parents and children enjoying themselves.”

She added: “They sang a variety of nursery rhymes and finished with the special chatter matters song which had been written specially for the week’s event.”

Speech and language therapist Alex Williams said it’s important to spend time talking and listening to young children. Being able to listen, understand and use words effectively helps with learning.