Knowledge Organiser

Home Learning at Trinity Academy Leeds is simple, powerful, and meaningful. As one of our three strands of home learning, every day, every student completes half an hour revising a weekly section of their Knowledge Organiser. All resources needed by our purple stars to be successful are provided.

These include:

  • Knowledge organiser folder
  • Purple practice book
  • Recall book (for morning recall – keep in school bag at all times)
  • Black and purple pens

Students are then quizzed on this knowledge in morning recall. The following subjects are assessed each week on the following days:

Monday – Maths

Tuesday – English

Wednesday – Science

Thursday – Humanities (History/ Geography/ Religious studies)

Friday – Spanish

In order to help our purple stars revise effectively from their knowledge organisers, our students are explicitly taught two specific revision techniques.

Strategy 1 – Look, Cover, Write, Check

The steps below model how to effectively use Look, Cover, Write, Check with Knowledge organisers.

Step 1. Student writes and underlines the date and title of recall in their practice book.

Step 2. Student locates the correct week in their knowledge organiser (e.g. Term 3, week 1 science).

Step 3. Student reads (preferably aloud as this aids memory) one piece of key knowledge at a time, using the images/diagrams provided to aid understanding.

Pro tip: Understanding will be improved further if your child can explain the new term in their own words and say it aloud to.

Step 4. Student covers the definition of the new piece of information with an item such as a planner or ruler.

Step 5. Student attempts to write the definition of the keyword in their practice book.

Step 6. Student checks the definition using their knowledge organiser and corrects mistakes in purple pen.

A tick – Correct answer – repeat twice more after next piece of knowledge to check this information has been memorised.

A slanted line – Almost right! Correct, cover, and try again (repeat twice more or until correct).

Step 7. Repeat for all key words for that week.

Strategy 2 – Self quizzing

The steps below model how to effectively use self-quizzing with your knowledge organiser.

Step 1. Student writes and underlines the date and title of recall in their practice book.

Student locates the correct week in their knowledge organiser (e.g. Term 3, week 1 science).

Step 2. Student reads (preferably aloud as this aids memory) the key knowledge from their knowledge organiser.

Step 3. Student writes 10 questions based on the knowledge they have learnt.

Step 4. Student covers their knowledge organiser and answers the questions they have set themselves in full sentences.

Step 5. Student checks their answer fully using their knowledge organiser and corrects mistakes or adds additional information in their purple pen.

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