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Learning to remember and then say the

names of three 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. If, for example, a three-word
instruction is given (e.g. ‘Wash doll’s face’), the child has to remember
‘wash’, ‘doll’ and ‘face’. If he/she can’t do this, it may be that auditory
memory is not yet sufficiently developed.

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 (i.e. four) face-down on the table.
• Choose three cards but don’t show them to the child.
• Look at the cards and say what they
are (e.g. ‘I’ve got a hat, a cup and a pencil’). Ask:

‘Can you remember what cards I’ve got?’
• If the child is right, show your cards and reinforce:

‘Well done! A hat, a cup and a pencil!’
• If the child finds it difficult or remembers only one or two items,
repeat what cards you have, emphasising the key words

(e.g. ‘I’ve got hat, cup and pencil’).
• Try the activity with some action pictures (e.g. ‘doll is sitting’, ‘boy
jumping bed’). Can the child copy these three-word phrases?

  • 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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