If you have been asked to self isolate please follow the advice here and that has been sent to you via parentmail.
We will be using Microsoft Teams as our main means of teaching, learning and communication for all students during self isolation or school closure. If your child is absent from school during a self-isolation or school closure please refer to the relevant part of the Remote Learning Plan.
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What are knowledge organisers?
Year 7 KO
Year 8 KO
Year 9 KO
A knowledge organiser is a set of key facts or information that all students need to know and be able to recall in order to ‘master’ a unit or topic. Typically, an organiser fits onto one page of A4 – this helps students to visualise the layout of the page which in turn helps them to memorise the information better.
How will a knowledge organiser help my learning?
Knowledge organisers will be made available at the start of each term to help you remember what you are learning and to help you to see the bigger learning journey in your subjects. Instead of forgetting previous learning, you will continually revisit and retrieve prior learning from your memories using small tasks in lessons and at home.
You will have a Knowledge Organiser for all of your subjects. Use some of the strategies below to help you to learn the important key knowledge outlined on each KO. Your teacher will then use the KO in class and also ask you to complete retrieval style tasks to check your understanding and learning.
We recommend that all students spend thirty minutes per week per subject learning the knowledge detailed in the organiser. (Remember this does not have to be all in one go….little and often is better!!)
The last year has been extra stressful, especially if you’re a parent. As we are in another lockdown over the first two months of 2021, it’s normal and entirely understandable if you’re feeling overwhelmed frustrated, worried or exhausted about the situation. You might be finding it harder than ever at the moment to know how to best look after your child’s mental health and wellbeing, as well as your own. If you’re struggling, you are not alone. We have advice and tips that can really help. Please have a look at the support for students with SEND or to support with any anxieties during this time.