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Understanding more complex instructions


Why is this important?
This activity will help children follow three key words in a sentence,

thereby developing verbal understanding.

What to do
• Three-word level instructions can be given during any and all daily activities.

In this way teaching and learning opportunities are available throughout the day.
• Gather together the following:

Doll, teddy (or alternative toy character). Flannel, hair brush.
• Play together using the items to ‘wash’ and ‘brush’ doll/teddy’s body parts.
• Encourage the child to listen and then give an instruction using three key words:

‘Wash teddy’s feet.’ ‘Brush doll’s hair.’
‘Brush doll’s hand.’
N.B. Try to remember not to look at, point to or give any visual clues

(you can do this if you need to ‘Step down’).
• If the child doesn’t quite get it right, acknowledge what he/she has managed,
repeat the instruction and then gently prompt/guide the child towards the correct
toys. Repeat the instruction as you guide or the child copies you.

  • Through our Christian school and ethos, we all aim to believe in ourselves, each other, our teachers, leaders and parents. With reflection and prayer, we trust in God that our prayers will be heard. We know that every child is a child of Jesus, treating everyone with respect and dignity that they deserve.

    Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.
    Matthew 7:7


  • We aim to build our pupils’ and teachers’ confidence, delight in their teaching & learning and discipline in seeking wisdom; gaining the truth, knowledge, understanding and skills they will need in their everyday lives. We offer a broad and inspiring curriculum that nurtures emotional intelligence, creativity and remembering of important knowledge. We teach and learn collaboratively leading to our pupils developing the life skills of learning.

    For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;
    Proverbs 2:6


  • We aim to be the best we can be. Whilst nurturing our pupils’ and staff, we encourage and drive them to aspire to achieve their hopes and dreams. We are honest in the fact that this will take hard work, perseverance and resilience.

    For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
    Jeremiah 29:11


  • Above all we aim to show compassion to ourselves and each other. By developing strong relationships and friendships we develop a true understanding of each other.

    ‘Love thy neighbour…’
    Luke 10:28


  • We are a family. We show compassion for all members of our community irrespective of gender, ethnicity, religion or sexuality. We strive to be ‘courageous advocates’ for our local, national and global community.

    There is no longer Jew or Gentile, slave or free, male and female. For you are all one in Christ Jesus.
    Galatians 3:28



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