What are they?
As part of our curriculum, we will be using Knowledge Organisers within class and sending home copies for you to share and discuss with your child.
A Knowledge Organiser is a go-to document for a topic/unit of work: each one identifies the key information that children need to have learned by the end of a topic. It also acts as a tool to support children in retaining and retrieving knowledge for life-long learning. Typically, they contain key vocabulary, definitions and key concepts in ‘child-friendly’ language linked to a given topic.
How do they help parents?
We have developed our Knowledge Organisers to support the delivery of the curriculum. Our Knowledge Organisers are designed carefully to match identified ‘key knowledge and vocabulary’ each child needs to know in their units of work.
As parents and carers, we hope that by sharing them with you that you will have a better understanding of what your child has been learning and what they need to know. You will be able to use them with your child to further their understanding of a topic. You can read through the Knowledge Organiser together and could even use it to make a fun quiz for your child! They could also test you on your knowledge as well!
How do they help children?
They provide the essential knowledge that children need to learn in the unit and are shared at the beginning of that unit so children know what they are going to learn. Knowledge Organisers also help to remember key dates, key people, key events, vocabulary and key concepts.