Sign 4 Learning Courses


 

Please contact us to have any of these courses delivered as INSET in your school or setting

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Sign 4 Communication

Do you have some children in your school or setting for whom communication is really difficult, perhaps because they are new to learning English or have speech, language and communication needs?

Sign 4 Communication is all about supporting these children consistently, throughout the day, with simple signs in these five key areas:

 

  • Time to listen
  • Time to eat
  • Time to wash and change
  • Time to play
  • Time to go home

 

This is a practical and interactive workshop where you will learn a minimum of thirty signs through songs and games.

Feedback from delegates:

 

“Fantastic introduction to Signing- I have so much to take back to my setting!”

 

“I can’t wait to put this into practice, and to see the impact on our children.”

 

The signs taught are British Sign Language signs and are compatible with most signing systems in use in the UK. No prior knowledge of sign language is required.

 

Please contact us to have this course delivered as INSET in your school or setting

Sign 4 Feelings & Behaviour

Sign 4 Feelings and Behaviour will support your children to make measurable progress in expressing and managing their feelings and behaviour.

 

Signs such as ‘worried’, ‘disappointed’ and ‘frustrated’ are taught through stories, songs and activities to help children talk about a wide range of feelings and to understand that although all feelings are understandable and acceptable, not all behaviours are.’
Behaviour management signs such as ‘calm down’, ‘share’ and ‘take turns’ are also included in this training package, which has been enthusiastically reviewed;
“This is a winning formula! Sign 4 Feelings and Behaviour will appeal to children, parents and practitioners, giving them loads of prompts for discussion. I found the characters in the stories, and their feelings and behaviour, instantly recognisable. The parents, practitioners and teachers will too, and so will the children!”

 

Please contact us to have this course delivered as INSET in your school or setting

Sign 4 Little Talkers

A new approach to support communication and positive behaviour in two and three year olds

“The progress our children have made is amazing, their vocabulary and confidence has grown. They are able to express how they are feeling and use more complex words to convey their thoughts and ideas. Using signs and the dolls during the story session has also improved the children’s concentration and encouraged them to participate actively. Parents are also engaged and are spending more time reading and talking with their children.” Nursery manager

Why sign?

Young children learn best when they are actively engaged and with Sign 4 Little Talkers they are not just hearing and saying new words but doing them as well!

The signed vocabulary for communication will support your children to talk about what happens in their lives and to understand and use words such as who, what, why and where.

The signed vocabulary for feelings will support your children to express the many emotions they experience each day, with words such as happy, sad, frustrated, worried and excited.

The signed vocabulary for behaviour will support practitioners, parents and carers to praise their children’s positive behaviour and to promote good manners, sharing and turn taking. Signed words include: please, thank you, calm down, gentle, wait, kind, your turn and listen.

 

“I have seen an enormous improvement in my sons vocabulary since beginning signing. He is using ‘because’ in context and understands the meaning of complex emotions such as frustrated and disappointed. He is showing more empathy for others and able to express himself more easily.”

 

Please contact us to have this course delivered as INSET in your school or setting

Sign 4 Maths

This course shows how new mathematical vocabulary can be learned through songs, rhymes and practical activities, supported kinaesthetically with signs taken from British Sign Language. The signs are specifically targeted to support children’s use of descriptive, comparative and positional language, problem solving vocabulary and the language of addition and subtraction. Using the hands to sign helps children to learn and understand new vocabulary quickly and retain it more effectively.

 

This is a practical course which has had outstanding evaluations from delegates.

 

“I will now be able to better support the children who struggle with mathematical language.”

 

“Will enhance my lessons and make them more visual and active for kinaesthetic learners.”

 

“The impact will be HUGE! Especially for EAL children.”

 

No prior knowledge of sign language is required.

 

Sign 4 Maths for KS1 and KS2 – Coming soon…

New materials are currently being developed to support Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 due to demand from schools.

 

New vocabulary to sign includes words such as symmetry, perpendicular, radius, axis and many more.

 

“Using their hands to sign new mathematical vocabulary has definitely supported my children to understand and use these mathematical terms with confidence”

 

Sign 4 Stories

This course will show how the language of narrative can be learned in an active multi-sensory way that children really enjoy. You will learn how to sign key words to SEQUENCE a story [such as first, next and finally] and words to CONNECT it together [such as suddenly, unfortunately, so and but]. Using the hands to sign helps children to learn new vocabulary quickly and to retain and use it more effectively.

 

“I have not been so excited about an initiative in a long time. You can see the impact almost immediately in the children’s attitudes, speaking and writing. It helps all abilities to understand and retell the story and engages my boys as they are telling the story kinaesthetically.”

 

This is a practical course which has had outstanding evaluations from delegates.

 

“Really enthused and looking forward to using it at home and school!”

 

“Lots of fun in the classroom resulting in the children having a wider vocabulary!”

 

No prior knowledge of sign language is required.

 

Please contact us to have this course delivered as INSET in your school or setting

Sign 4 Writing

New materials to support children in KS1 and KS2 to build on the successes of Sign 4 Stories.

New vocabulary includes exciting verbs like ‘tumbled’, ‘smashed’ or ‘roared’, story telling phrases, such as ‘and was never seen again’ and words relating to time, ‘a little later’, immediately’.

 

Sign 4 Writing uses traditional tales such as Rumplestiltkin and the Hobyahs as well as original new stories to extend children’s narrative vocabulary in a totally ‘hands on’ way!

 

“Children are able to write stories from a much richer word bank than we would expect”

 

Please contact us to have this course delivered as INSET in your school or setting