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Learning to remember and then say the names

of two things

Why is this important?
Verbal understanding can be likened to a ‘list’ of things that need to be
remembered in order to carry out a task. For example, in the two-word level
instruction ‘Give Sam a cup’, the child has to remember ‘Sam’ and ‘cup’.
If children can’t do this, it may be that their auditory memory is not yet
sufficiently developed. Auditory memory can be improved with practice.

What to do
• Gather together a selection of pictures of everyday things.

These could be cards or cut out from magazines.
• Place a few cards (e.g. six) face-down on the table.
• Choose two cards but don’t show them to the child.
• Look at your cards and say what they are (e.g. ‘I’ve got a dog and a table’).
• Ask ‘Can you remember what cards I’ve got?’
• If the child is right, show your cards and reinforce:

‘Well done! A dog and a table!’
• If the child finds it difficult or remembers just one item, repeat what cards you have, emphasising the key words (e.g. ‘I’ve got dog and table’).

  • 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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