Simply Sign, our primary age sign language sessions are perfectly placed to help children learn the lifetime skill of signing together in a fun and informal way that provides enhanced interactions for all concerned.
Simply Sign courses run over a full term and are available both as lunchtime (25 mins) and afterschool clubs (25mins or 45mins). Each week building on the previous weeks work to enable your students to communicate in BSL and Signed Supported English (SSE). They will gain knowledge and confidence of D/deaf awareness and etiquette. BSL is the 4th most commonly used native language in the UK and now recognised as a Modern Foreign Language (MFL). SSE is using BSL signs but in the word order of spoken English – it is used often in schools to support English Language learning.
Simply Sign is suitable for KS1 and KS2
Voices Herts and Hands – Sign Language Choir
Sign Language Choir – Is suitable for Upper KS1 and all of KS2.
Sign Language brings music to life adding another dimension to understanding the song and its lyrics. Using a mixture of British Sign Language and Signed Supported English, we take a song and over a few weeks learn to sign along – voices are optional! Songs are taught in sections in a fun and relaxed environment.
Sign choir can be booked in half termly or termly blocks which stand alone – this enables more of your students to try the choir. It can be delivered as a lunch time (25mins) or as an after school club (25mins or 45mins). Is suitable for Upper KS1 and all of KS2.
An example of a half term programme:
- Week 1 – Sign Etiquette, ‘Let it go’ pt 1
- Week 2 – recap Pt 1. Pt 2.
- Week 3 – recap Pt 1 and 2. Pt 3
- Week 4 – recap Pt 1, 2, 3. ‘You’re Beautiful’ Pt 1
- Week 5 – polish ‘Let it go’. ‘You’re Beautiful Pt 2
- Week 6 – Performance polish.
SSE is using BSL signs but in the word order of spoken English – it is used often in schools to support English Language learning.
Super You, Super Me
Did you know we all have superpowers? Things that we can do well. Its sometimes easy to forget our superpowers when we are faced with things we find difficult.
Super You, Super Me – helps us all to find the superpowers we all possess – kindness, acceptance and understanding – as well as our own unique gifts.
Super You, Super Me is not just about disability equality and awareness it is about understand we we all have similarities and differences and how important it is to celebrate these.
Our Super You Super Me workshop is 2 hours long and can be split into 2 x 1 hour sessions. The workshop comprises of the following topics:
What’s your Superpower? – encouraging young people to look at their skills
Different but Similar – Through simple games and fun discussions we look at similarities and differences and that its not just OK to be different – it makes the world go round.
Different Ability or Disability? – looking at each person as an individual and not one size fits all mentality.
Deaf Awareness – Fingerspelling their names, how to ask for help? How do Deaf people use phones or call for help. For youth groups their promise signed.
Visual Impairment Awareness – Find out about Braille and try our Braille machine to write their own names. Play games with our Giant Braille frames. Look at Braille in action.
Deaf/Blind Awareness – How do Deaf/Blind people communicate?
Guide and Assistance Dogs – Different harnesses mean different things. Find out all the different amazing ways animals can help people. What to do when you see an assistance dog?
Physical Impairments – Different ways to move and play.
Our Brain the computer – A gentle introduction into Learning Difficulties and the Autistic Spectrum disorder