Do you remember?

After we have learnt something new, we often return to it with the aim of helping our brains to move the learning from our working memory into our long term memory. We call this remember-reflect-recall.

We might use a photograph, object or a special word to help us remember. Then we think about and reflect upon all the things we learnt associated to the word, picture or object. Lastly we recall the key information we learnt.

Here are some photographs to share with the children at home. We have returned to this learning a few times to see what has moved into long term memory...hopefully they can tell you about it too.

Simple games and puzzles can help build strong memory skills such as Kim's Game (put objects on a tray and hide with a cloth, then remove an object and guess what is missing), matching pairs card games, jigsaw puzzles and the shopping memory game ("I went tot the shops and I bought....").


* We shouldn't put things in our mouths unless we know it is safe. Some children thought the packets for medicine and pills were juice, swets and mints. Always ask an adult just to be safe. Some of us have allergies so have to be extra careful.

**Our school nurse called Jane helped us to wash our hands carefully by using her 'magic, pretend germs' and her special light box. We could see who had washed thier hands carefully.

***Odd Socks Day celebrated our differences. We are all unique and special. We read a book called Along Came A Different.

****The poppy is the symbol for Remembrance Day. Grown-ups think about the sadness caused by wars and conflicts. We all hope for a peaceful future. We learnt that the guns of the First World War stopped firing on the 11th hour of the 11th day in the 11th month of 1918.