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Running for I CAN in the Bupa London 10K

A team of 60 runners pounded the streets for I CAN in the BUPA London 10K on the 27th May. It was a glorious day with a buzzing atmosphere and some fantastic cheering from the I CAN stand. We are so grateful to all our runners for their hard work fundraising and training – you should be so proud of …

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Jean Gross, former government Communication Champion, shares concerns about the place of speaking and listening in the future school curriculum

I’m getting worried about what may happen to the teaching of spoken language. It’s great that Ofsted are focusing on how well schools and teachers are promoting good communication skills, but does the average inspector really know what they are looking for? Then there’s the revised primary National Curriculum proposals published by the DfE, which do not have distinct speaking …

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If You’re Happy And You know It!

IF YOU’RE HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT, CLAP YOUR HANDS!   Use this classic children’s song with actions to encourage learning while you play!   If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands. (clap, clap) If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands. (clap, clap) If you’re happy and you know it, and you really want to …

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I CAN’s 125th Anniversary Therapy Theme Day

In order to celebrate I CAN’s 125th anniversary, the Therapy Department at Dawn House School led a ‘themed day’ which aimed to highlight the achievements of the charity and how pupils’ speech, language and communication needs are supported in school. The day, which involved 37 students from primary age through to year 11, started with a quiz for students about …

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Baa Baa Black Sheep – Make-a-Sheep Activity!

Baa baa black sheep Have you any wool? Yes sir, yes sir Three bags full One for the master and one for the dame And one for the little boy who lives down the lane   Baa Baa Black Sheep – Make-a-Sheep! This activity gives children the opportunity to practice using words for various body parts and the materials they are …

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