Welcome to the Instructional Video for Signing Friends – Poppy Goes to the Farm

The video is aimed at parents, caregivers, teachers, support workers and other professionals to pre-learn the signs for this story.  Watch and practise as many times as you need till you feel confident with the Makaton signs.  Then go ahead and enjoy signing the story with your Makaton user.   We hope you have lots of fun learning Makaton together.

Underneath the instructional video, you will find a list of the concepts featured in this book and their source (Core or Resource vocabulary).  We have also listed all the signed used per page but you are welcome to do fewer signs initially.  And don’t forget to sing Old MacDonald had a Farm, Down on Grandpa’s Farm, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Little Peter Rabbit and Chick Chick Chick Chicken with Singing Hands to reinforce the signs you’ve learnt in this book.  Happy signing!

Story text and sign Transcription

Poppy and Zack are off to the farm today.  What animals will they see? (P / Z / FARM / TODAY / WHAT / ANIMALS / SEE)

It’s chilly outside. Brrrrr! They put on their wellies, jumpers and woolly hats.  “Let’s go!” says Zack. (COLD / OUTSIDE / WELLIES / JUMPER / HAT / GO / TALK / Z)

Poppy helps to milk a cow. Moo! Moo! Poppy works hard and soon the bucket is full of milk.  (P / HELP / MILK / COW / MOO* GESTURE COW SIGN / P / WORK / BUCKET / FULL / MILK)

Zack helps feed the chickens.  He looks for some eggs…1-2-3! Cluck! Cluck! (Z / HELP / FEED *MODIFY FOOD / CHICKEN / LOOK / EGG *ie laid eggs / 1-2-3 / CHICKEN [CLUCK])

Poppy goes for a ride on a big brown horse.   Neigh! Neigh! “Be careful Poppy!” says Zack. (P / RIDE / BIG / BROWN / HORSE / HORSE * [NEIGH]  / CAREFUL / P / TALK / Z)

The farmer show the friends the sheep in the field.  Baa! Baa! How many can you see? (FARMER / FRIENDS / SHEEP / FIELD / SHEEP * [BAA BAA] / HOW MANY / SEE)

Next, Poppy and Zack help wash the pigs – the pigs are so dirty! Oink! Oink! (NEXT / P / Z / HELP / WASH / PIG / PIG / DIRTY / PIG * [OINK OINK] )

Poppy is happy.  She drives the red tractor around the farm.  Poppy loves tractors.  Chug! Chug! (P / HAPPY / DRIVE / RED / TRACTOR / FARM / P / LOVE / TRACTOR / DRIVE [CHUG])

“I can’t see any ducks by the pond,” says Zack.  “Here they are with all their yellow ducklings!” says Poppy (I / NO / SEE DUCKS / POND / TALK / Z / HERE / YELLOW / DUCKLINGS / TALK / P / DUCK * [QUACK])

Zack give the rabbit a carrot.  Munch! Munch! “Rabbits are my favourite animal,” says Zack. (Z / GIVE / RABBIT / CARROT / EAT / RABBIT / FAVOURITE / ANIMAL / TALK / Z)

Woof! Woof! “What’s that noise?” says Poppy.  “It’s the farmer’s dog.  He is hungry too,” laughs Zack. (DOG * [WOOF] / WHAT / NOISE / TALK / P / FARMER / DOG / HUNGRY / LAUGH / Z)

Poppy and Zack have had a very busy morning at the farm.  It’s time for eggs and toast. Yum! Yum! (P / Z / WORK [BUSY] / MORNING / FARM / TIME / EGG *BOILED  / TOAST / YUM

Vocabulary and Makaton Stages

Stage 1

TO EAT [1]

GO

HERE

TO GIVE [1]

I

LOOK

NO

SEE

WASH [2]

WHAT

 Stage 2

COLD

DOG

EGG *BOILED

MILK

 Stage 3

BIG

COW

DIRTY

CHICKEN

HORSE

PIG

RABBIT

TO RIDE [HORSE]

SHEEP

 Stage 4

FRIEND

OUTSIDE

WORK [BUSY]

Stage 5

HAPPY

HELP [1]

TIME

TO LOVE

Stage 6

BROWN

RED

TALK

YELLOW

Stage 7

CAREFUL

HOW MANY

TODAY

NUMBERS 1 -6

 Stage 8

HUNGRY

NEXT

Additional

FARMER

Core Vocabulary

Finger Spelling Alphabet

P

Z

Animal Transport and Vehicles

DUCK

DUCKLING

LAMB [YOUNG SHEEP]

TRACTOR

National Curriculum part 1

ANIMAL

TO DRIVE

FARM

FIELD

FULL

LAUGH [FUN]

MORNING

NOISE

POND

Food and Drink

CARROT

TOAST

Other Resources / Makaton Hub

EGG [LAID]

FAVOURITE

BUCKET

WELLIES

JUMPER

HAT [1]

FEED *MODIFY + FOOD [CHICKENS]