We are committed to planning high quality learning experiences for children and developing their knowledge and understanding of the world. Each half term, children will bring home a document called a Knowledge Organiser. This document contains the essential knowledge that children will need as part of the new project they will be studying in class.
These knowledge organisers are designed to be used at home by parents to help children learn the information contained within. We want every pupil to be able to recall the information on these sheets off by heart by the end of the topic and regular practice at retrieving knowledge will help it stick in their long-term memory. We will also send home the learning journey so both you and your child will know what they are learning now and what will be coming up.
These are some ways that your child can use their knowledge organisers at home:
- Write questions for an adult to ask them
- Ask an adult to make up questions
- Ask an adult to give them the answer and they must come up with the question
- Quiz an adult
- Compete against someone else
- See how much knowledge they can remember in 2 minutes. Can they improve each time?
- Teach someone at home about the knowledge on their knowledge organise then quiz them!
- Draw a mind map of the knowledge on your Knowledge Organiser
The key to success is to repeat this regularly over the week. It is also important to keep revising the information that has already been learned in previous weeks to keep it fresh in the memory.
We are confident that these knowledge organisers will help children to develop their knowledge on a wide range of topics and also improve their vocabulary. This, in turn, will make them more confident when answering questions in class and help them to develop their reading and writing skills.
Please speak to your class teacher if you have any questions about the learning journey or knowledge organiser.