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Summer 2021 Newsletter

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A Visit from Singing Hands

Arbour Vale School would like to invite Singing Hands to run Makaton-signed sessions to encourage all the children in our Early Years and Primary department to develop their Makaton signing skills.

“By joining in with a Singing Hands session, we also hope to inspire your staff members who have already completed their Makaton training on how to refresh and apply their signing knowledge and how to reinvigorate their approach to delivering rhymes and stories with the children at your setting. We also hope to encourage non-signing staff to see how easy it is to apply through songs and stories so that they feel motivated to attend their Makaton training as soon as they can. Makaton is what we call a ‘use it or lose it’ skill, so we hope to show staff how to use the signs through activities on a daily basis to keep up their signing skills.

Each school session starts with a signed story and/or key words relating to a topic being covered by the Year Groups.

After the keywords and story, we move onto the singing with our lively range of multi-sensory Makaton signed songs about emotions, feelings, farm animals, jungle animals, mini-beasts, the weather, transport, colours, numbers and much more. We bring everything we need with us including our exciting range of visual, tactile and auditory props for the children and staff to enjoy.”

£750 will pay for a visit from Singing Hands and enable them to run 2 sessions during the day.

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