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Makaton

Makaton is a unique language programme that uses symbols, signs and speech to enable people to communicate. It supports the development of essential communication skills such as attention and listening, comprehension, memory, recall and organisation of language and expression.

Being able to communicate is one of the most important skills we need in life. Almost everything we do involves communication; everyday tasks such as learning at school, asking for food and drink, sorting out problems, making friends and having fun. These all rely on our ability to communicate with each other.

With Makaton, signs are used, with speech, in spoken word order. This helps provide extra clues about what someone is saying. Using signs can help people who have no speech or whose speech is unclear.

Words of the Week

We promote the use of Makaton with all our staff and hope that our families will use it too.  To help, we have created a resource bank of Words of the Week. Many are core vocabulary words that are generally helpful, but sometimes there are enrichment lists that link to specific events or festivals.  We hope you enjoy learning and using Makaton too. 

Here is a quick reference of the words covered each week. 

Set 19 choose which now next time wait      
Set 18 teddy doll bricks ball and hot      
Set 17 dog cat bird tree flower book      
Set 16 fire radiator television light lamp telephone      
Set 14 cake jam `ice cream knife to cut fork      
Christmas 2 Christmas tree presents Father Christmas snow snowman party      
Christmas 1 Christmas Kings shepherds Baby Jesus stable celebrate      
Set 15 spoon Plate cup door  window        
Set 13 noodles milk tea coffee juice sugar      
Bonfire Bonfire fireworks loud hot sky colours      
Halloween Halloween Spiders Web Trick or Treat pumpkin monster costume      
Set 12 butter egg chapatti/roti dhal rice yoghurt      
Harvest harvest farmer farm food vegetables farm animals  crops help give
Set 11 man woman boy girl baby bread            
Set 10 home car bus I me you      
Set 9 chair table washbasin bath shower house      
Set 8 to come to give more good          
Set 7 to sit to wash to bath to shower to go        
Set 6 to eat to look to see to stand to get up/stand        
Set 5 where? what? here there to sleep to drink      
Set 4 dinner food water toilet bed        
Set 3 mummy daddy brother sister drink biscuit      
Set 2 good OK bad/naughty yes no please      
Set 1 Thank You Hello/hi Good Morning Goodbye          

Set 19

 

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Set 18

 

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Set 17

 

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Set 16

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Set 14

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Christmas 2 - Modern vocab

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Christmas 1 - Nativity vocab

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Words of the Week Set 15

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Words of the Week Set 13

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Bonfire Night

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Halloween

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Words of the Week Set 12

 

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Harvest

Harvest Samba linked to our Harvest Assembly 18th October 2023

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Words of the Week Set 10

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Words of the Week Set 9

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Words of the Week - Feelings

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Words of the week Set 8

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Words of the week Set 7

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Words of the Week Set 6

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Coronation Words of the Week

 

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Words of the Week Set 5

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Words of the Week Set 4

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Easter 

 

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Words of the Week Set 3

 

 

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Words of the Week Set

 

 

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Words of the Week Set 1

Week 1

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