Haslam Park Primary School

Subject Pages and knowledge/ skills organisers.

 

Click on the subject name to find out more about it!

 

We hope you enjoy finding out about the wonderful lessons that we learn every day.

 

What is a knowledge organiser, and what should it include?

A knowledge organiser is a document, usually no more than two sides of A4, that contains key facts and information that children need to have a basic knowledge and understanding of a topic.

Most knowledge organisers will include:

  • the essential facts about the topic, usually laid out in easily digestible chunks
  • key vocabulary or technical terms and their meanings
  • images such as maps or diagrams
  • famous quotations, if relevant.

What a knowledge organiser includes will depend on the subject. For example, a ‘Second World War’ knowledge organiser and a ‘Rivers’ knowledge organiser would both include maps, but the former would also include a timeline, and the latter would need diagrams.

How can I as a parent use the knowledge organisers?

Talk to your child about what they are going to learn, ask them afterwards what they have learnt .

Ask them which facts they can remember.

Ask them to tell you what they learnt yesterday/ last week or last month