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Knowledge Organisers

What are knowledge organisers?

​A knowledge organiser is a document that contains key facts and information that children need to have good knowledge and understanding of a topic.

Most knowledge organisers will include:

·         the essential facts about the topic, usually laid out in easily digestible chunks

·         key vocabulary or technical terms and their meanings

·         images such as maps or diagrams

·         famous quotations, if relevant

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Why do we use knowledge organisers?

​·         to give children and teachers the ‘bigger picture’ of a topic or subject area

·         pre-learning

·         access to spelling and definitions of key vocabulary

·         use for retrieval practice - regular retrieval of knowledge helps us remember more effectively 

·         They make the knowledge explicit. So, even if a child misses a lesson, they have a constant point of                  reference.

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How can we use knowledge organisers at home to support learning?

·         ask children to match definitions to key vocabulary

·         practise spelling the key vocabulary using look, say, cover, write, check

·         look through the knowledge organiser at the start of a new topic and ask your child if they have any                questions – these can then be researched at home

·         create mini quizzes based on different sections of the knowledge organiser

·         carry out additional research about key people or events within the knowledge organiser

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Please find our knowledge organisers below.

Science

 

 

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Year 6

Connected Curriculum - History

 

 

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Connected Curriculum - Geography

 

 

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Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6