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Communication

At JFK, communication is embedded throughout our learning. We use different methods to convey our messages. This is what communication looks like in our school.

Giving Students a Voice

Giving Students a Voice 1 A 'Seeing Dog' came to visit Waterloo Class
Giving Students a Voice 2 I am learning to read Braille
Giving Students a Voice 3 I create stories on a Braille typewriter to share
Giving Students a Voice 4 I am learning to write letters on the iPad
Giving Students a Voice 5 I can communicate through switches
Giving Students a Voice 6 I can find my name by recognising letters
Giving Students a Voice 7 I can order drinks in the community
Giving Students a Voice 8 I can show others how happy I am using a mirror
Giving Students a Voice 9 I help with the visual timetable - what is next?
Giving Students a Voice 10 I move my hands in the paint when someone sings
Giving Students a Voice 11 Object & Symbols help me plan my day
Giving Students a Voice 12 I explore smells, feelings & experiences by story
Giving Students a Voice 13 I use body language & gestures to communicate
Giving Students a Voice 14 Musical Ineraction makes me giggle
Giving Students a Voice 15 Multi sensory story props
Giving Students a Voice 16 Typing in Braille
Giving Students a Voice 17 What is in the news, let me check!
Giving Students a Voice 18 Writing with chalk

Becky loves to read her magazine

Becky loves to read her magazine 1
Becky loves to read her magazine 2
Becky loves to read her magazine 3

Reading

Reading 1 Mahmud has been working so hard at his reading skills.
Reading 2 He has shown great improvement and read a story to Metropolitan Class on a Friday afternoon before Christmas.
Reading 3 Both the Metro class and Mahmud enjoyed this experience so much, he repeated it with a different story last Friday.
Reading 4 This has been such a success other classes wanted in on the action. He will now read to different classes each week.

Communication in the Community

Communication in the Community 1
Communication in the Community 2

Two students in Metropolitan Class sharing a call and response activity using the sound cradle

Two students in Metropolitan Class sharing a call and response activity using the sound cradle  1

Using symbols to support communication at snack time

Using symbols to support communication at snack time 1

East London Dance Company visit and work with students to express themselves

East London Dance Company visit and work with students to express themselves 1
East London Dance Company visit and work with students to express themselves 2
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