As a key element of our teaching and learning strategy this year, the academy will be introducing Knowledge Organisers as homework for all year 7 and 9 students. Knowledge Organisers are separated into weekly homework tasks for the whole module and contain all the basic information that students need to access their learning. We have conducted a range of research to find techniques that have credible evidence to support learners being successful and believe that Knowledge Organisers offer the best pathway to help your child to succeed. It allows students to build prior knowledge and helps them to build confidence in every subject.
Knowledge Organisers will appear on Show My Homework and the school website from the start of the module, students can print these if they wish, or can access them via their device. Your son/daughter’s subject teacher will facilitate regular low-stakes testing based on the information given in the Knowledge Organiser, this might be in the form of a quiz, spelling test, problem solving, or something similar.
We would like to invite you and your son/daughter to a meeting where I can give you more information about the process, discuss the best way for you to support your child and to answer any questions you may have. This will take place on Tuesday 10th September 2019, from 6pm-7pm in the Lecture Theatre.
In the meantime, if you have any queries about a Knowledge Organiser in a particular subject – please contact your son/daughter’s subject teacher.