What is a Knowledge Organiser?

Curriculum Initiative – Knowledge Organisers

At Lyng Primary School we are in the process of focusing 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 concept. A Knowledge Organiser (KO) sets out in detail what we want children to know by heart by the end of the topic. We expect the majority of children to be able to recall all of the information on the KO by the end of the unit of work. During their topic the children will take part in regular quizzes, that help stretch their long-term memory and develop their recall of key information.

This year we will be producing 'Knowledge Organisers' which 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, parents and carers before units of work are taught – with the aim that everyone knows exactly what is being taught, and what the children need to learn.

All Knowledge Organisers will be uploaded into the ‘Curriculum’ section of the school website and can be accessed to help support with homework. 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.



Mr Staniland

Curriculum lead