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.

Happy Birthday

It’s about time we learnt the sign language for happy birthday. Somebody in primary is always having a birthday we should know this by now. It’s simple to. Make your index finger and thumb into a circle, this is your birthday badge. And where do birthday badges go? on your chest. Tap it gently twice.

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Jesus wants me for a sunbeam

There is one little lady in primary that has been working extra hard through the week to learn all the sign language for the songs we are learning. We are very proud of her for trying so hard, and for the support from her mum. So missy, this signing video is especially for you, as we’ve heard it’s your favourite………Jesus wants me for a sunbeam

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Mother’s Day Sign Language

Here’s a bit of help for those keen kids in primary that want to learn a bit more during the week 🙂  This will be the song were signing for Mother’s Day. Don’t worry if you think it’s too fast, we’re going to practise the quick bits in primary together and make a game out of it, so just have a go.

Click the link to take you to the video —–>  Mother Dear

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I know the scriptures are true

This weeks sign language is KNOW. Simply take your prime hand in a thumbs up position and place your thumb next to your temple on your head.

All the children have learnt enough signs from all the different songs we have learnt, to now sign this year’s primary theme, “I know the scriptures are true”.  Well done kids!

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Sign for Right

Sorry for such a late post this week. The children learnt a whole new song in sign on sunday so we’re just going to take one of the signs from the song as the sign of the week.

The sign of the week is RIGHT (as in right and wrong). Take your prime hand (writing hand) and make a fist, lay your other hand flat, with palm up. Place your fist firmly down onto your palm.

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Kids learn sign language so fast

We’ve been preparing to teach the children to sign the chapel doors, and as a result have been practising before hand at home. A certain very bright young lady has picked this up just from watching bits and pieces and using signs she already knows. Click on the link to see how well she did….Maleah signing The Chapel Doors

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Signs for Prophet and Play

The church sign for this week is PROPHET. The children learnt this as part of the song they are learning for the presentation. Wiggle your fingers away from your mouth (this is the sign for prophecy), then with the same hand, use your index finger and thumb to move  straight downwards, outlining a man. So essentially the sign is ‘prophecy + man’
The sign for PLAY may look complicated, but is actually really easy once you understand why.  Imagine you have a rubik’s cube in your hand, now twist it back and forth, there you have it! the sign for play, simple!
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Kai signing Stand for the Right after only one lesson!

Here’s is a video of Kai trying to sign Stand for the Right. I have to point out he’s had no extra help learning this at home before signing and that it was everyones first time learning it today. It still amazes how fast the kids can pick up the signs and it helps them to learn the words faster too. I’m super proud of all of them!

Kai signing stand for the right

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Articles of Faith

As part of the Primary Program we encourage the children to learn all 13 articles of faith by heart. Any sort of actions are great for helping kids remember anything, so it’s a great idea to pick just one article of faith that you can learn to sign with your child. We’ve got the first one sorted for you here, but will have them all on a special page just for the articles of faith soon.

Click here to view the video —-> 1st Article of Faith

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The Chapel Doors Video

We sing ‘The Chapel Doors’ most weeks at the end of primary to help the children settle down and be reverent. Because we sing this so often, we are going to teach the children how to sign it. Many of them are already trying to copy as Abi signs for Nevaeh. So we’ve made a video if any parents would like to help their children learn it at home. Just click on the link to take you to the youtube video —–> The Chapel Doors video
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