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Great ideas for Core Words at home!

Thanks to all the parents, carers and family members who came along to the ‘Core words at Home’ SLT workshop today.  Everyone came up with some great ideas for how to use core words more at home… here’s a pic of today’s map of our ideas – for those who couldn’t make it along. Any questions, just contact Nicky (SLT) on 0131 315 8106.

parents ideas from corewords workshop

SLT workshops next week!

dont forgetLast month we sent out a ‘save the date’ for our Speech and Language Therapy workshops on Tuesday 30th October (9.30-11am)…

… now it’s time to book your place! Please look out for your letter in your child’s home-school diaries tomorrow (Tuesday).

Topics are: Using corewords at home; signing (onbody and SignAlong).

EVERYONE is welcome… parents, carers, family friends, babysitters, extended family!

Please call Nicky on 0131 315 8106 with any questions or if you can’t find your invite.

See you next week!

– Nicky and Annie (Speech and Language Therapy)

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