We have been in the process of focusing on the content of our whole curriculum to ensure that there is a much greater emphasis on the ‘powerful knowledge’ that children need in order to truly understand concepts and also to enable them to apply that knowledge. We have looked at each subject and are currently identifying the essential knowledge that we feel is the children’s minimum entitlement - and then deciding how best to teach it.
This year (2020-21), we will be producing 'Knowledge Organisers' which are the ‘go-to’ documents outlining the essential knowledge that the teachers will be covering across a unit of work; including dates, key personnel, vocabulary, definitions, and other information. These Knowledge Organisers (below as PDFs) are shared with pupils, parents and carers – with the aim that everyone knows exactly what is being taught, and what the children need to learn.
Our Knowledge Organisers will be rolled out over the course of this academic year.
We ask that parents read through these Knowledge Organisers at home with their children. The children will be asked to learn and recall key information - facts and vocabulary - from their specific knowledge organisers so please support them with this.
If you have any further questions please email Mrs Grenander at: firstname.lastname@example.org