At Godmanchester Community Academy we have focused 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 a concept.
A Knowledge Organiser (KO) sets out in detail what we want children to know by the end of a unit. We expect the majority of children to be able to recall information on the KO by the end of the unit of work. Throughout each unit the children will take part in regular quizzes that help stretch their long-term memory and develop their recall of key information.
'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 and are available via the tabs on the right for parents and carers. We hope that by providing KOs to all, that everyone knows exactly what is being taught, and what the children need to learn.
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.