Knowledge Organisers

To ensure that essential knowledge is clear and to support it being chucked carefully to support cognition, each unit has a knowledge organiser.

These are used in many ways, including:

  • To ensure links are made to prior learning
  • To support low stakes quizzes and tests for spaced retrieval, supporting pupils in remembering the key knowledge in the long term
  • To specify the essential knowledge that must be the focus of the unit for teachers when planning
  • To share essential knowledge with families
  • To lay out how the 5 Curriculum Drivers will guide the unit – coherence, critical thinking for compassion, creativity, communication and collaboration with the community
  • To suggest high quality texts
  • To suggest sources and resources linked to the unit
  • To form the basis of conversations around knowledge within a unit