Girlington Primary School

Girlington Primary School


At school, we use Makaton as one form of communication with the children. Makaton is a way of communicating that involves using symbols, signs and speech. Signs are used alongside speech to provide extra clues about what someone is saying. Using signs can help children who have no speech or who's speech is unclear.

This video will explain a bit more about what Makaton is and why we use it...

Below, I will provide some basic signs that you may want to use at home with your children. Some of these, your child may already know and some they will not have used or seen before. You may want to start with a few basic signs such as hello, thank you, please, finished and more.

Have a go at practising these with your child!

Why not visit the Cbeebies website where you can learn more Makaton with the programme 'Something Special'. Here is the link