Sheerness West Federation

Using Makaton

Why Do We Sign? Some Basic Rules
Signing helps the development of spoken language Always say the word as you make the sign
Signing helps the child to pay attention to us Make sure the child is watching
Signing makes us emphasise the key words of our message Allow time for a response
Signing makes us slow down, giving the child more time to process Use appropriate expression and body language
Signing gives a clear visual of what we are talking about Remember to sign the key words


Sign of the Week

More Makaton Signs

School Contact Details

Executive Head Teacher Mrs A Pattenden

Head of School Miss H Brewer

Contact Person D Jamieson


Telephone 01795 662178

School Address
West Minster Primary School
St. Georges Avenue
Kent, ME12 1ET

School Opening Times

Main School:  8.35am – 3.15pm

Nursery (All Day):  9.00am – 3.00pm

Nursery (Sessions):  8.30am – 11.30, 12.00pm – 3.00pm