Why does your child have a Knowledge Organiser?
Knowledge Organisers show your child everything that they need to know for that particular topic of study. It is the ‘big picture’ of what knowledge they will be taught by the end of the topic. It will give them an excellent understanding of the topic they are studying and to understand the expectation by the end.
How will the teachers use it?
Teachers may set homework to learn parts of the Knowledge Organiser or set tasks from what is on there. KS3 students are expected to complete between 30 minutes – 45 minutes of homework for each subject according to the homework timetable.
Teachers may use the Knowledge Organiser in lessons to support the new knowledge being taught and to encourage independent learning skills.
Teachers may give low stake quizzes which will test your child’s recall of the current knowledge but also previous knowledge as the year progresses.
How can you support your child to utilise this resource?
Encourage your child to use the Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check system to learn the information.
Encourage your child to complete any support or challenge tasks.
Help your child to recall information by quizzing them or giving them spelling tests.
Promote independent study especially towards the end of the half term when assessments usually take place in lessons.
Please note that each term your child will be given a new Knowledge Organiser to ADD to the previous. They should keep all of them throughout the year as they will need to revise from them for their end of year 7 exam.
If your child loses their copy, they can purchase one from student services.
Follow these links for your copy of the Knowledge organiser: