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Can’t “stop” us now!

…the Coreword of the month for October is “stop”!

Check out our video below to see how to sign “stop” using SignAlong or onbody signing.

Parents/carers please look out for the postcards in your child’s home-school diary.

Remember… Don’t “stop” using our previous Corewords too… more, finished, ready, go!

Please get in touch with Nicky (SLT) on 0131 315 8106 or via the home-school diaries if you need any tips or want to catch up about your child’s communication at home.

Thanks! From Annie and Nicky in Speech and Language Therapy (SLT)

… with a big thank you to Gillian, Ross, Chloe, Rebecca, Oliver, Keiran and the super symbol laminating team.

Jeans for Genes Day Tomorrow!

Don’t forget it’s Jeans for Genes Day tomorrow (Friday)  at Oaklands!

We hope all of our pupils and staff will get behind this brilliant campaign by wearing their jeans  and donating £1, if they can!

There’s a special assembly and our Little Acorns in the Nursery will be doing the rounds with their collection bucket.

Photos from our assembly fashion show will be on our Twitter feed @Team_Oaklands as usual.

… “go!”

Let’s GO TeamOaklands! … Our Coreword for September is “go”!

We are excited to focus this month on saying “go”, signing “go”, waiting for “go” and pointing to “go” symbols!

Please watch the video to find out how to sign “go” using SignAlong or onbody signing.

Also – parents/carers look out for your “go” postcard in your child’s home-school diary today – with ideas for how to practise “go” at home!

… from Nicky and Annie in Speech and Language Therapy; with a big TeamOaklands thank you to our signing models and the team of volunteers who laminated almost 200 “go” symbols!


Ready, steady…

Our Coreword for August was ‘ready’!

This one works best as a sign – please watch our video to find out how to sign ‘ready’ with your child – using SignAlong or onbody signing.

… from Annie & Nicky in Speech and Language Therapy – with help from our models Chloe and Leon!

Corewords at Oaklands School 2018-19

We would like to share the plan for our year of Corewords at Oaklands with everyone – parents, carers, staff, visitors – please take a look!

We have a simple version – showing you what the Corewords are for each month – and a more detailed version of our Corewords plan.

Please let us know if you have any ideas or comments!

  • From the Speech and Language Therapy team & the Communication Working Party

Plan for CoreWords – detailed version

Welcome back!

It’s brilliant to have (almost all!) of our children and young people back to school today!

It’s great to be back together and everyone seems to be settling well in to their new classes.

Particular mention to our new P1 and S1 pupils. It’s a big day for them and their families and they can be very proud of their first day. 🙂

Here’s a few photos from today but as ever, there’s lots more over on our Twitter feed @Team_Oaklands


Happy Holidays!

From all the staff and pupils at Oaklands, thank you all for your support of the school over the past year.

It’s a privilege to be Head Teacher of such a wonderful school.

Wishing you all a very happy holiday.