Knowledge Organisers

What is a Knowledge Organiser?

A Knowledge Organiser is an information document for a topic/unit of work: each one identifies the key information that children need to have learned by the end of a topic. It also acts as a tool to support children in retaining and retrieving knowledge for life-long learning.

They are used as a planning tool- to plan the essential knowledge that children need to cover in the unit such as:

  • Key dates
  • Key people
  • Key events
  • Key vocabulary and definitions, and key concepts- in ‘child-friendly’ language

How do they support children?

They provide the essential knowledge that children need to cover in the unit shared at the beginning so children know what they are going to be learning that term.
Knowledge Organisers help them to remember key dates, key people, key events, vocabulary and definitions and key concepts.

They can also help them to develop other skills- e.g., when writing a non-fiction report, if they already have the knowledge they can focus on the writing skills.

Please click on the link to view Knowledge organiser for our year groups.

Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6