For all the Strictly Come Dancing Fans

Week 4 – Saturday 13th October

What an amazing show last Saturday was – topped by the lovely Dr Ranj & Janette signing ‘Glitter Ball’ at the start of the show #inclusion #itmatters – thank you!

See Dr Ranj & Janette sign Glitter Ball here 

Would love to see more signing on the show – maybe a ‘fab-u-lous’ from Craig next!? Here is our updated weekly score summary and your score sheet to use for week 4.


SCD 2018 Week 4

SCD 2018 Weekly Score Summary

Dr Ranj and Janette’s score may not have been the highest but they were week 3 winners to us!

Keep Signing & Dancing!


Week 3 – Da Da Da Da Da Dah…Saturday 6th October

IMG_2899We said goodbye to Susannah & Anton last week, and kept on top of the scores using our Numicon shapes!

Here are the updates score sheets from week 2 and a week 3 score sheet if you are playing along with us:

Keep Dancing!

Week 2 Saturday 29th September is almost upon us! Almost as soon as we got to know the couples, one pair are almost set to leave the competition!

This week we have a new score card to combine week 1 & week 2 scores as well as see who is in the dance off and who isn’t going through to week 3. We also have a series score card to update each week and keep a track of those scores.

We found it very difficult last week to keep track of the scores( they appear on the screen for a matter of seconds) this week we are going to get out the Numicon shapes! We have 4 sets of 1-10 shapes for each judge so we can select the Numicon shape each time and then put the 4 shapes together to match the total. – Look out for next weeks update to see how we did!

If you would like to try this and haven’t got any Numicon shapes then to start with you can use these paper cut out shapes from Oxford University Press click here.

Saturday 22nd September is the start of the dancing competition, and to help us follow and remember what is happening and who is with who ( there are so many dance couples at the beginning!) we have a score sheet all ready for week 1.

No -one will be leaving the competition this week, so they are all winners and we can still have fun putting the pairs in order of the highest Judges scores.  We can use the dance off column for that, or can cut out rows and sequence in the order of highest scores.

Our score sheet that we use at home has Makaton symbols to show what the celebrities really do – so we can get to know them a bit more…but this download doesn’t have the symbols due to copyright…you can take our lead and draw them on yourselves – a good preshow activity.IMG_2837

SCD Week 1 Scoring Card- click on

Simply note the scores,  and  tick who is in the dance off and who are winners ( through to the next week) Exciting stuff!

Linked below  is  the #wetalkmakaton you tube channel for the ‘Dance’ sign and symbol!

Keep signing & dancing!


So September 8th marked the star of the 2018 Strictly session and to kick start getting to know this seasons celebrities and new dancers we used a Makaton Symbol Matching game.

It was great fun and worked a treat keeping everyone engaged whilst we patiently waited to see who would be partnered with who! We even sent some pre show predictions through to Kevin Clifton and Dr Ranj!


Keep signing & dancing