A Sign Language Day really can benefit the teaching of the national curriculum.
In both key stage 1 & 2, learning about how the body works forms part of the curriculum. Sign Language Days can help children understand about what happenes without the sense of hearing, how the ear works and how people with deafness adapt.
Understanding more about people wiith disabilities and alternative forms of communication is important for children to learn, not only to make sense of the world but to aid communication with children and adults that cannot hear.
Ofsted recognises schools that promote equslity and diversity. One of the first steps for children to understand equality and inclusion is education. A Sign Language Day is a convenient and effective way for schools to demonstrate thier committment to this important area.