What is a ‘Knowledge Organiser’?
A Knowledge Organiser is a go-to document for a topic of work: each one identifies the key information that children can refer to in lessons for a particular subject, and it also acts as a tool to support children in retaining and retrieving knowledge for life-long learning.
How do they help children?
They provide the essential knowledge that children need to cover in the topic, shared at the beginning so children know what they are going to be learning.Knowledge Organisers help them to remember key dates, key people, key events, vocabulary and definitions and key concepts. They can be used as a fun assessment tool to help remember the topic. They improve their ability to remember. Knowledge Organisers help them to develop other skills - e.g. when writing a nonfiction report, if they already have the knowledge they can focus on the writing skills.
How do they help parents?
Parents will have a better understanding of what the children are learning. They will allow parents to build on their knowledge at home and provide an easy tool for parents to quiz children at home (and children to quiz parents!)
We have developed our own Knowledge Organisers to support the delivery of the curriculum which contain a list of technical vocabulary with definitions. These knowledge organisers are designed carefully to match identified key knowledge, vocabulary and skills we want each class to understand in each of our topics.
Once each Knowledge Organiser has been completed, we will gradually place them on this page for your information.