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Year 3, Miss Colins would like you to learn this song from Out of the Ark.


This particular song has Makaton Signing with 'Singing Hands''. I would like them to look and learn these actions while singing the song.


Makaton is a language programme that uses a combination of speech, signs and symbols to communicate. Makaton signing helps convey meaning because it gives extra visual clues when speaking. 
Many of the signs are iconic i.e. they look like what they represent.

It supports memory and understanding. By reinforcing these main concepts in a message, it helps support language and literacy development. It can help pre-verbal or non verbal children but it can also be enjoyed by all children in a mainstream setting as a way to promote inclusion.

Makaton is also being used to support children with English as an additional language, to learn English.

Using Makaton with singing includes key performance skills such as rhythm, placement, timing, awareness of the song structure and delivery of signs to engage an audience.

Singing Hands was established by Suzanne Miell-Ingram and Tracy Upton back in 2003. They are both Makaton tutors.



Give A Little Smile - Makaton Signing with Singing Hands and Out of the Ark Music - YouTube