Sheffield 1st Ward Primary

This blog is all about using British Sign Language in Primary. Singing time to be more exact. If you look at the pages on the right side menu you’ll find videos of the songs we are learning for 2012 presentation and more. None of the signs are an official Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints interpretation, because there is no official one. We are just doing the best we know how to include the wonderful deaf girl in our primary.

I pray in faith sign language poster


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As a Child of God signing video for Primary Presentation 2012

As it’s a bit to much time wise for me to post a sign of the week on every single week, I’m just going to stick to the help people need with singing time. We’ve changed quite a few of the songs we’re singing in the outline for the easiness of signing and keeping the kids interested at the same time. This one though, is the new song from the outline. It’s slow enough to learn and really easy. You could just have the little ones sign the chorus. We’ve decided to interpret the phrase “receive special light” as “special guidance” in case you get confused.


Our Zarahemla Nativity

With a brand new Presidency and very little time to learn the songs, we managed to pull off a wonderful nativity with lots of signing

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Signing Little Jesus for Christmas

After a very long gap in the posts, we hope to get the blog back on track and have the signing for all the presentation songs on at the beginning of the year. For now, this is what we are learning in primary for our nativity at Christmas. It’s a lovely short and super easy song to sign.

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A little bit of help

Here’s how we sign help. It’s a positive sign so we put our thumbs up, hold it in our hand and then offer it out to someone to help them, or pull it towards you to ask for help.


how to sign help in BSL

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How to Repent…

Sorry for not many posts lately, everyones had rather alot going in primary lately, with new babies and broken bones. So today we learnt about repentance and how you have to change to truly repent. This explains the sign perfectly.

First you use your index finger to draw a tear falling down your face, to show remorse, then making your hands into fists place your wrists together. Keeping your wrists joined twist your fists into the opposite position to sign ‘change’.


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One tenth of our increase…

Here is the sign for tithing, we show number one, then pull down to show a whole, therefore 1 tenth- easy!

sign for tithing

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Prayer Poster

Here’s the first of two prayer posters. This is to help the kids sign prayers for church. The two wider rows have 4/5 pictures that the children can chose from to sign. We say prayers at least 4 times a day, so learning to sign a prayer is a great way to pick it up.

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How to sign the Young Women theme

Obviously this isnt a post for primary. We’re hoping that the young women could prepare early for Nevaeh coming into yw but also we need them to help set a great example in the ward. So here we have the theme in a video to learn. It’s recorded very slowly to try and be clear enough for to learn from. So be brave, and give it a go. If we can get this now and keep it going it’ll be a great achievement and can probably count towards personal progress!

Click here to take you to the signing video for the Young Women Theme

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I will follow God’s Plan for the presentation…

We are trying to learn to sign as many songs as possible for this years presentation. Last sunday the older children learnt this song in 10 mins. The amazed themselves learning it so fast, but this just shows they know so much sign language now. This is a lovely simple song to sign, it’s a bit quick at the beginning but it looks great. We’re trying to make these videos with a lot of volume now, just in case Nevaeh’s implant can pick up a bit of the sound, so be prepared to turn your volume down! 😉

Click Here to take you to the signing video for I will follow God’s plan

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