Communication is an essential skill throughout life. We want our children to be well versed in all aspects of communicating with others.
Children in our first Flair for Communication groups have explored the importance of facial expressions in terms of communicating. It certainly looks as if they had fun practising a range of different expressions! They also explored the value of eye contact as a means of showing that you are focused and paying attention, as well as the difference between making eye contact and staring.
Lots of role play has been used in the communication sessions, with children acting out a range of different situations, e.g. showing interest/disinterest in another person's work; collecting lunch in the lunch hall; visiting the doctor's surgery.
Speaking clearly and audibly was an important focus, going from children sending Chinese whispers around the room to shouting out loud on our outdoor stage.
Ambitious tongue twisters and familiar nursery rhymes also formed part of the children's learning. Congratulations to our lovely Ruby for her wonderful rendition of 'Humpty Dumpty'! So confident and articulate! Well done!
British sign language is a crucial means of communication and our children spent time learning how to say 'Good morning' and 'Good night'. Very well done to those children who performed before an audience.