Well that’s our 4 week block finished and I have really loved sharing what I know about sign language with the P1-4 pupils! I am so impressed to see how much they have learned in such a short space of time and have encouraged them to keep their new-found skills up at home! There is a link below for the website we have enjoyed using during our 4 week block that shows the alphabet, has a signing dictionary and has games to play.
Today, we also watched this short advert that shows how a young, deaf man’s day was transformed when he surprisingly met a number of people in the community who could sign. I wish each day could be like this for him. Keep up the signing. You never know when you might need it!
It’s amazing to see how quickly the group are recalling signs each week and how well they can use the finger spelling alphabet to sign words and to “read” words back. Today we learned the days of the week and learned food signs to go with our topics. We spent time on the laptops searching for words we use at home and words we were keen to learn. The “Sign A Day” website is excellent!
We had another good session today. We revised the signs we learned last week and were taught lots of new animal signs. We learned to ask, “How are you today?” We also learned lots of ways we could answer this. We looked again at finger spelling and played a sign language word search on the laptops.
Watch Jay and Lewis say, “How are you today?” “I’m happy!”
What a super first week of sign language! We have talked about what sign language is, why it is needed and why it’s an important life skill to have. The pupils have learned various greetings and have been studying the finger spelling alphabet. They also learned how to ask, “What is your name?” and how to answer. They learned lots of colour signs and played Bingo using these signs. They concentrated SO hard for the full session.
Watch Iona and Callum in action below.
Lorelei and Christina signed really well together!
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