Ash Green

Ash Green

Community Primary School

  1. Curriculum
  2. What is a Knowledge Organiser?

What is a 'Knowledge Organiser'?

Please take a look at our Knowledge Organisers to help you support your child at home with their learning! Each Knowledge Organiser is a bright and attractive page all about what your child will be learning each half term in their exciting afternoon lessons.

Knowledge Organisers are the ‘go-to’ documents outlining the essential knowledge and skills that the teachers will be covering across a unit of work in the foundation subjects including dates, famous figures, vocabulary, timelines, maps and other important information. They are shared with pupils, parents and carers before units of work are taught with the aim that everyone knows exactly what is being taught, and what the children need to learn.

The Knowledge Organisers set out in detail what we want children to retain by the end of a unit of work. They will help the children to re-visit the knowledge that has been and will be learned, helping to transfer knowledge from your child’s short term to long term memory. We would love for the majority of children to be able to recall all of the ‘Key Facts’ on the Knowledge Organisers, as well as be able to discuss the skills that they have learnt within the context of each unit of work. During lessons, the children will take part in re-cap activities that help stretch their long-term memory and develop their recall of key information for each unit of work.

You may want to use the Knowledge Organisers as a basis for carrying out further research or as a stimulus for an arts and crafts activity at home. They may also act as a handy prompt for after asking the question, “What did you do at school today?”.

As you can see, all Knowledge Organisers are uploaded onto the ‘Curriculum’ section of the school website organised by year group as well as subject. Your child’s class teacher will also upload the Knowledge Organisers for each half term on to your child’s Seesaw account.

We hope you find these Knowledge Organisers useful in supporting your child at home!

Thank you for your support!