A knowledge organiser is a single sheet of A4 paper that lists the important facts – not practical skills – that pupils should know by the end of a unit of work.
Teachers use them:
- To set a clear expectation of what every pupil should learn and remember in the long term
- To give a clear indication of what information to emphasise in lessons
Students use them:
- To quiz themselves in lessons and at home
- To practise spelling key vocabulary
- To further research people, events and processes most relevant to the unit
- As a way to trigger memories from lessons about key information
Parents are encouraged to use them:
- To understand exactly what their children are supposed to learn and remember
- To know what language they should use when discussing learning at home
- To know how to support their children in learning about a topic
Every child is issued with a new knowledge organiser for every subject on their timetable, each half term. You can access these by clicking on the appropriate half term i.e. Autumn 1 and then select the correct year group for your child.