Lyneham Primary School

Lyneham Primary School

Belong - Believe - Achieve


To support all of our learners at Lyneham Primary School, we have started to teach the children key vocabulary through Makaton. Makaton is a unique language programme that uses symbols, signs and speech to enable people to communicate. It supports the development of essential communication skills such as attention and listening, comprehension, memory, recall and organisation of language and expression.

With Makaton, signs are used, with speech, in spoken word order. This helps provide extra clues about what someone is saying. Using signs can help people who have no speech or whose speech is unclear. Using symbols can help people who have limited speech and those who cannot, or prefer not to sign.

Makaton has been shown to be useful for all sorts of people including those who struggle with understanding concepts, those who have poor literacy skills, including grammatical knowledge, and those with English as an Additional Language. By using Makaton, children and adults can take a more active part in life, because communication and language are the key to everything we do and learn.

For more information about Makaton, click here.

Take a look below to see which signs we are learning this term!

Makaton Term 6 - Feelings and Emotions

Makaton Term 5 - Activities

Makaton Term 4 - Questions

Makaton Term 3 - Family

Makaton Term 2 - All About School

Makaton Term 1 - All About Me