1st Edition

Developing Memory Skills in the Primary Classroom
A complete programme for all

ISBN 9781138892620
Published June 15, 2015 by David Fulton Publishers
144 Pages 55 B/W Illustrations

USD $47.95

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Book Description

How can we help children to develop their working memory?

The memory demands in the classroom for children are high; they are constantly bombarded by new knowledge in multiple topic areas, given series of instructions to complete and expected to both learn and demonstrate their mastery of knowledge and skills on a daily basis. Developing Memory Skills in the Primary Classroom is a highly practical book that contains all the guidance and resources a school needs to boost their pupils’ working memory. Proven to have a positive impact on pupils, this tried and tested complete programme combines teaching pupils memory strategies with opportunities to practice those strategies within a small group, the classroom and at home. The resources provided by this book include:

  • a variety of photocopiable games and activities
  • extensive teaching notes
  • a range of sample letters to parents/carers
  • essential information sheets
  • bespoke baseline assessment tools
  • a detailed programme that can be run by a teaching assistant under the guidance of the SENCo.

This text provides a clear link between working in the classroom and with parents in the home, making it a one-stop resource for any teacher, SENCo, teaching assistant or parent wanting to help children develop their working memory.

Table of Contents

  1. Working memory  2. Classroom strategies to support working memory  3. The Importance of measuring impact  4. The Memory Programme  5.  Memory strategies 

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Gill Davies is a practising teacher and SENCo. She is a Leading SENCo for Nasen delivering their training on using a whole school approach to improving access, participation and achievement.


'the book provides a clear link between working in the classroom and with parents in the home - this is emphasised by the advice and information sheets for parents. The techniques used are wide-ranging, meaning there is plenty for every type of learner; they can be easily adapted for use throughout the curriculum and for learners of all abilities. I think this interesting book has plenty of value beyond the classroom too - we can all apply some of the ideas and techniques.' - Parents in Touch

"An excellent, informative and practical programme which can easily be used and delivered by staff within a school setting." - Amy Corp, Nasen Special