“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest” Benjamin Franklin
“Knowledge begets knowledge.” E.D.Hirsch
A knowledge organiser is a one-page document for one unit of work in one subject. In foundation subject all knowledge organisers are headed with a focusing enquiry question. The purpose of our knowledge organisers is to provide pupils with accessible guidance about knowledge that they can study on their own in order to build a secure schema with a recall of the knowledge elements. They are intended to be a summary; not a comprehensive, exhaustive list of all that could be known.
Each knowledge organiser is a bespoke document prepared by class teachers. Teachers have to consider: What are the overarching themes or timeline for this unit? What is the key technical vocabulary? Who is a key person? By paring down knowledge to the essentials it brings a rigor and discipline to each subject.
Our Knowledge organisers can include:
An enquiry question
Tables or columns of related information
Bullet point lists of key ideas
A Key person
Related school values