In our History lessons we have been looking at communication and within that we have been learning about Alexander Graham Bell, who invented the 'audiometer' which helped detect hearing problems and also opened a school for the deaf and people with speech impediments.
So with that in mind, I asked Richard (Rosy's Dad) if he would mind coming in to teach the children how to communicate using sign language (BSL), and what a hit he/it was!
Richard taught the children how to sign the alphabet and sign their names, some greetings - Good Morning, Good Afternoon etc, colours, Pets and Animals.
The children particularly enjoyed telling Richard and their class mates their favourite colour, pet and animal all through signing!
I was SO impressed at how well the children picked it up and I can safely say all of the children really enjoyed it.....so much so they continued to sign to each other after our visitor had left!
Richard kindly put all what he had taught the children onto powerpoint slides, which I have printed off and stapled for each of the children to bring home tomorrow as I think many of them were keen to show you what they had learnt.
So be prepared to be 'tested'!
A HUGE thank you to Richard for coming in this afternoon - we all really enjoyed it and learnt alot! Take a look at us in action....