Our vision for our curriculum is to provide all pupils with the cultural capital – the language, knowledge, skills and values - to be active participants in the world in which they live and not merely observers.
This level of interaction with the world requires a great deal of knowledge and so we have designed an ambitious, language and knowledge rich curriculum where the focus is on developing the long-term learning of children, not just the here-and-now and the understanding of key concepts is deepened over time.
With this in mind, we have introduced knowledge organisers into our curriculum. Knowledge organisers clarify information for children and parents, summarise and streamline the key facts of a particular subject, and encourage learners to retain this knowledge beyond the classroom, deepening them over time. The aim of sharing this information is to include families in our classroom learning by providing you with the key information your child needs to know by the end of a unit/topic.
Sometimes, teachers will set learning parts of the knowledge organiser as homework. This is a fantastic opportunity for your child to share their learning with you and for you to ask questions about what they have been learning about in certain subjects. It would be fantastic if parents/families could spend a little time, maybe 5–10 minutes a week, discussing your child’s knowledge organisers with them. Ask questions, read the key information with them and enjoy the opportunity to discover more about about your child’s learning.