The BISP Early Years team always strives to improve and offer the best support to our students. To deepen their understanding of how signing can support a communication-rich learning environment and support language development, our Little Ducks, Nursery, Reception and Key Stage 1 teachers recently completed the Makaton Language Programme Level 1 Workshop. The 1-day workshop was delivered by BISP Early Intervention Specialist Hayley Thomas, who is also a certified Makaton Tutor.
Teachers had fun learning a range of practical signs for the classroom as well as receiving hints and tips for effective signing and symbol use to support communication skills. The workshop ended with a competitive game of Makaton Bingo to test the teachers’ new signing skills!
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