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St Gabriel’s Roman Catholic Primary School

Speech and Language Resources

Top tips from our Speech and Language Therapist

These are activities aimed at children at “blank level 1”. These are children at the start of their communication journey who are mainly using single words to get their message across. The blank level poster below will help with some different things you can be asking the children. There are also some activities to try. Keep a record of any great answers the children gave. Always remember to keep it fun!

These are activities aimed at children at “blank level 2”. These are children who are starting to use a bit more language so might be putting 2 or 3 words together in short phrases. This level starts to focus on introducing more varied vocabulary (words) so that the children can describe things. It also introduces who, what and where questions. These are the easiest of the “W” questions but can be a bit tricky to start with. We suggest using the signs as a bit of visual support to cue to children in. Examples of the signs are given to prompt so of the narrative questions you might have when reading together. If you want to learn more about sign please contact your school speech and language therapist for more information.

Blank Level 3 includes the ability to identify similarities and differences, describe what might happen and to give 2-stage directions.

Level 4 is the highest level of difficulty as students are encouraged to think about ‘why’ and ‘how’ questions.