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.

Church, Book of Mormon, Good Morning…

This is the sign for church, move your hands up and down, to mimic pulling on a rope to ring a church bell

Book of Mormon, move your hands to show you opening a book, then move 3 fingers, to represent ‘M’ down your cheek

Good morning, use your prime hand (the hand you write with) and reach to your opposite shoulder and simply move to the next shoulder.

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A little more help

This week we have someone coming to visit the ward. His name is Wayne, and he served a mission with Matt Pegg. Wayne is deaf and he is coming to help talk to the Bishop about how we are going to learn sign.

Also for any other Primary leaders that may be looking for some help with the new song If I listen with my heart we have made simplified word sheets for the little ones and have put them up here for you to use. Its really helped in our ward, and has been a big hit with the older ones too. Hopefully you will be able to print them out ok for your ward to use too.

Follow the link to print them out ——> Printable word sheets, If I listen with my heart

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Whenever we sign anything to do with talking, speaking, singing etc, we always gesture from your mouth, obviously. This is the same with Testimony, this sign also means promise, oath and testify.

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Stand for the Right video…

We now have our first instructional signing video up on youtube. There will always be links to these on this blog. Stand for the Right is a song we will be signing for the presentation,  click here – Stand for the Right video

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This weeks Sign…

Every week the children will be taught at least one new sign, this week it’s       AMEN

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Hello everyone!

Welcome to the Sheffield 1st Ward primary blog. We’ve made this site to help all the kids in primary and their mums and dads. On here you will find words to the songs we are learning for our presentation, links to the music, and the signs we are learning too.

Over time we aim to upload videos of people signing primary songs, to help the kids learn if they have missed a week in primary or just want to get better.  Signing in primary is very important, our friend Nevaeh is profoundly deaf, and even though she wears an implant to help her, she still needs us to sign. Also we have Maleah with her special breakable bones who has a very good chance of also loosing her hearing as she gets older. It’s important to look after eachother in primary, and learning sign is a great way to do it. Plus kids, it seems like we need to set the example to the grown ups and show them that learning sign is lots of fun, (and makes you smarter!)

We are going to try and post new pictures and videos all the time so please come back and see what there is!

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