Home Learning Guide to Using Knowledge Organisers
What are knowledge organisers?
Knowledge organisers contain essential, fundamental knowledge that you MUST know in order to be successful in Year 7 and subsequent years. They will help you to recap, revisit and revise what you have learnt in lessons, enabling you to move the knowledge from your short-term memory to your long-term memory. Knowledge organisers are designed to help you learn a wide range of knowledge which in turn will mean you are more prepared for your lessons as well as your GCSEs that you will sit in the future.
How can I access the knowledge organisers?
Each subject area has created a knowledge organiser for the topics you will cover over the year. They can be accessed on our school website here. You may wish to print them out or you might prefer to save them in your documents and use them on screen. It is really important that you keep all of your knowledge organisers somewhere safe, because the knowledge required in Year 7 will also be needed in Years 8-11.
How will the knowledge organisers be used?
You will use your knowledge organisers at times in class, but you will mainly use them to assist with your homework tasks. Most of the time, your teachers will give you specific tasks focused around your knowledge organiser for your homework, but sometimes they may allow you to pick a way of using them to help revise for a topic. They will be very useful in developing your confidence at home with topics you have covered in class. On the next page there are some ways you could use your knowledge organisers independently.
You will continue to be set homework on Go4Schools in line with the school homework schedule: