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What is a Knowledge Organiser?

At King George V Primary School, we are 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 concept.

A Knowledge Organiser (KO) sets out in detail what we want pupils to know by heart by the end of a unit of work.

We expect the majority of children to be able to recall all of the information on the KO by the end of the unit of work. During each unit of work, pupils will take part in regular quizzes, which help develop their long-term memory and develop their recall of key information.

Our ‘Knowledge Organisers are the ‘go-to’ documents outlining the essential knowledge that the teachers will be covering across a unit of work; including dates, famous figures, vocabulary, definitions, and other information. These Knowledge Organisers will be shared with pupils, parents and carers before units of work are taught – with the aim that everyone knows exactly what is being taught, and what the children need to learn.

All Knowledge Organisers will be uploaded into the ‘Curriculum’ section of the school website and can be accessed to help support with homework. We ask that parents read through these Knowledge Organisers at home with their children. It is also useful for children to go back to previous Knowledge Organisers and revise these so that the information from previous learning is not forgotten.