Please access individual knowledge organisers through the subject and key stage pages in the main menu.
How to use your Knowledge Organiser
What are Knowledge Organisers? A Knowledge Organiser is a set of key facts or information that you will need to know and be able to recall in order to master a unit or topic. Typically, an organiser fits onto one page of A4, which helps you to visualise the layout of the page, which in turn helps you to memorise the information better.
How will a Knowledge Organiser help you ? Knowledge Organisers will be made available at the start of each unit to help you remember what you are learning and to help you to see the bigger learning journey in your subjects. Instead of forgetting previous learning, you will continually revisit and retrieve prior learning from your memories.
How to use your Knowledge Organisers • Make sure you find your correct knowledge organiser. If in doubt ask! • Read through the organiser! • Try converting the information together into a mind map or make your own version using clip art imagery if the organiser contains a lot of text. Display this on the wall or the fridge door until the memory ‘sticks’. • Test yourselves regularly on the spellings of key words until they are perfect. Make a note of the ones you get wrong. • Make a glossary (list) of key words with definitions or a list of formulae. • Try recording the knowledge from the organiser as a sound file on your phones, so that you can listen to it. You will retain more information this way. • Test yourselves about the knowledge using:
How can parents/carers help me use my knowledge organiser?
Here are some strategies thatmighthelp you to support your child’s learning: ·Tell your child that theKnowledge Organiser will be as important as a pen, both at school and at home. ·Read through the organiser with your child – if you do not understand the content then ask them to explain it to you – ‘teaching’ you helps them to reinforce their learning. ·Try converting the information into a mind map or make your own version using clip art imagery if the organiser contains a lot of text. Display this on the wall or the fridge door until the memory ‘sticks’. ·Test them regularly on the spellings of key words until they are perfect. Make a note of the ones they get wrong. ·Get them to make a glossary (list) of key words with definitions or a list of formulae. ·Try recording the knowledge from the organiser as a sound file on their phones, so that your child can listen to it. Some students retain more information this way. ·Read sections out to them, missing out key words or phrases that theyhave tofill in. ·Test them about their knowledgeusing: