Every half term, children will bring home a document called a Knowledge Organiser. The Knowledge Organiser contains the essential information that children will need to know as part of the new topic they will be studying in class. On it, it will have all of the details that children will be taught and will be expected to remember at the end of that term.
Teachers will provide children with the same Knowledge Organiser to use during lessons as a learning prompt sheet that supports work undertaken in class. They may also set work based on the knowledge organiser for children to complete at home.
It is essential that when you receive it, you keep your child’s knowledge organiser somewhere safe so that any homework based on it can be completed successfully.
Knowledge Organisers are designed to be used at home by parents to help their children learn the information contained within them ‘off by heart’. The best way to use the Knowledge Organiser at home with your child is as follows:
- Read the KO with them each night
- Test them on remembering the facts that they have read
- Ask them to practice spelling the key vocabulary
- Ask them to explain what the words in the key vocabulary list mean
- Ask them to summarise small sections of information on the KO - put it in their own words
- Ask them to explain the events that happened on any key dates contained on the KO
- Ask them to recreate any diagrams contained on the KO
- Challenge them to compete against you in a quiz based on the KO
We are confident that these Knowledge Organisers will help our children to develop knowledge on a wide range of topics and will significantly improve their long- term memory and vocabulary skills. This, in turn, will make them more confident students in class and will help them in developing their reading and writing skills.
All Knowledge Organisers will be made available each term on the school website within your child’s class page.
We thank you in advance for your partnership work in helping your child to be as knowledgeable as they can and to achieve their full potential.