British Sign Language

Did you know?

  • British Sign Language was recognised as an official language within the UK on the 18th March 2003
  • British Sign Language has regional variations, just like spoken English has dialects and accents.
  • You can be a left handed or a right handed signer, just like you can use your left or right hand to write.
  • British Sign Language is only used in Britain. In America they use ASL, in France they use LSF, just the same as different countries speak different languages.
  • Around 150,000 people in the UK use BSL.

Want to learn more?

Let's start with finger spelling the alphabet.

a b c d e f
g h i j k l
m n o p q r
s t u v w x
y z

Signs of the week.

Each week we teach the NUSA staff a new set of signs to support communication with our FPU pupils. Why not click on a link below and learn some signs yourself!

How are you? I'm fine.

Good morning. Good afternoon.

What's your name?

Work hard. Be kind.

Nice to meet you.

Welcome to NUSA.

Good work! Well done.

Toilet? Quickly please.

I like..... I don't like.....

Look at me. Look at the board.

Concentrate. You try.

Help me. Thank you.

Happy Christmas everybody!

Have a good holiday.

Happy New Year!

See you later. See you tomorrow.

What have you learnt today?

Dinner time. Do you want dinner or a sandwich?

Easy. Hard / difficult work. Hard work.

Head teacher.

Sit down. Stand up.

Assembly now. Hurry up!

Go outside. Don;t go outside.

Home time. School.

Happy birthday! When is your birthday?

Easter holidays.

Spring. Warm.

I'm happy. I'm sad.

I'm angry. I'm tired.

Read a book. Write a story.

Quiet please, it's too noisy!

Have a good holiday. Have a good break.

Maths, English. Science.

Art. History.

Geography. History.

Woodwork. Textiles. Cooking.

ICT. PE.

Remember. Forget.

Summer. Hot food!

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