“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
Can Science be art? PRINT
Do colours hold meaning? FABRIC
How do we make a moving vehicle?
How do we Make a working drawbridge?
What is more important to design: aesthetic or functionality?
How can I incorporate technical knowledge into my product?
What do plants need to grow and survive?
How can I create 3D media?
Social Science: How do beliefs shape identity for Muslims?