SignSpell - Bringing British Sign Language to Primary Classrooms
Join Zip, Pella and Statz on their adventure to planet Earth. They use British Sign Language to tell stories and improve children’s communication, spelling and literacy. You won’t need any sign language knowledge to use SignSpell. SignSpell was created so that adults and children can read and learn BSL together!
A cross curriculum teaching aid and educational resource for Key Stage 1 and 2, SignSpell’s unique method uses British Sign Language (BSL) as a vehicle to enhance children’s language skills, broaden their communication toolset and to support emotional and kinetic learning.
SignSpell is a fun and inclusive approach to help readers (with varying experiences with language) to develop their literacy skills. All of the SignSpell resources are created to help children develop physical expression of words; from recognising signs, to repeating, recalling, and reusing in real life situations.
What is included?
- 12 SignSpell story books
- Educational resource pack
- Lesson plans
- Fingerspelling lesson plans
- Improves literacy and communication skills
- 340 online BSL video clips
- Promotes inclusivity and generates discussion
- SignSpell flashcards
- No prior knowledge of BSL required
Support and accessibility
- Available on a range of devices 24/7
- Create up to 8 accounts on the Signature Learning Hub, for enhanced accessibility
- Support from Signature - should any issues occur
- Download and print content as you wish
Case study – The Wainfleet Magdalen School
I was surprised how quickly the children have picked up signing and can sign without looking at the images. Any spare time the children have, they ask to read the SignSpell books, it has been a big hit! The books are a nice size for the classroom and all the resources complement each other well – I will definitely be continuing the use of SignSpell in my classroom in the future!
What do teachers think?
100% of surveyed schools said they would recommend SignSpell
100% of schools said that they thought SignSpell was good value for money