A knowledge organiser sets out the key, useful and important knowledge which pupils need to know during that unit of work. This is usually on one single page where it is broken down into key vocabulary, significant knowledge and includes images and/or diagrams to support pupils with their understanding. At Northlands, we use them across subjects to ensure children have the key knowledge and vocabulary to refer back to- we also conclude our theme learning with a knowledge organiser quiz to see what the children have secured and what may need revisiting.
Knowledge organisers are not only a valuable tool for pupils but also for you as parents in supporting your child to help them review and revise their learning.
Below are some ideas and strategies you can use with the Knowledge Organisers to enhance your child’s learning:
- Create a quiz of 4-5 questions based on the key knowledge shared. What can your child remember? Have they identified the correct dates? Have they used the key vocabulary when giving their answers?
- Provide the definition, do they know the word? Reading the definition of a key word and encouraging the children to then identify the word.
- How many words/facts can your child write down associated with the given unit?
- Phrasing questions differently in encourage deeper thinking- Convince me that…, True or false…, Prove to me using a diagram that….
Please see below knowledge organisers for each subject, for each year group. Click on the knowledge organiser to download and start using it at home.