Watermill School, Turnhurst Road,

Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST6 6JZ

School Tel: (01782) 883737   INSPIRE Tel: (01782) 883777

Executive Headteacher: Mr J May

Communication and Language

Communication and Language

Communication is key in early years, we focus on communicating using different methods:  Staff are trained in Makaton (sign language), PECs (Picture Exchange Communication System) Switches (Big Mac switches which only take one press to communicate.

We have a daily sensory story, including traditional, action and modern rhymes, objects of reference are included in these lessons. Your child will be encouraged to handle and explore objects, textures, sounds, to use and build on vocabulary and music to encourage communication.

We incorporate Talking tubs and floor books, this is a fantastic resource and it’s been tried and tested to aid communication.

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Communication and Language

Communication is key in early years, we focus on communicating using different methods:  Staff are trained in Makaton (sign language), PECs (Picture Exchange Communication System) Switches (Big Mac switches which only take one press to communicate.

We have a daily sensory story, including traditional, action and modern rhymes, objects of reference are included in these lessons. Your child will be encouraged to handle and explore objects, textures, sounds, to use and build on vocabulary and music to encourage communication.

We incorporate Talking tubs and floor books, this is a fantastic resource and it’s been tried and tested to aid communication.