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16/01/20

New state of the arts Sports Hall unveiled... https://t.co/ggOXBpzKIS

20/12/19

⭐Last Day Of Term!⭐ We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas - here's to a fantastic 2020! Our newly released December edition newsletter can be found here: https://t.co/Z8Lq8LnSt2

17/12/19

Retweetd From ThurrockNubNews@thurrocknubnews

Police engage with students https://t.co/idZtNOTNEy https://t.co/OuIm0Z5jj8

12/12/19

Congratulations to our Year 8 and 9 winners this morning! Here are some of our students who were chosen for positive Attitude To Learning awards. Amazing work!⭐️ https://t.co/tzMQ6bOGdN

11/12/19

Our Year 10 and 11 Celebration Assembly was held this morning, with students being recognised for their consistently excellent work. Well done everyone! ⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Year 8 & 9 assembly will be held tomorrow, with Year 7 on Friday. https://t.co/suCWkj1M6b

10/12/19

Retweetd From Harris Federation

"I frequently say to staff, 'I don't want you here after half past five'". Harris Fed Executive Principal George McMillan offers his tips for time management, in a short film for https://t.co/tzZ3j6eTNq

09/12/19

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

Only a few more days! If you want to in or with , come and meet the team to find out more. Local people for local schools. https://t.co/ao7KRY2bpQ

05/12/19

Tonight is the night! We are excited to share with you our brand new sixth form curriculum. No need to book, simply turn up between 5pm and 7pm. Our Head of Sixth Form's presentation will take place at 6pm. https://t.co/4v9hLQqdi9

04/12/19

Looking forward to tomorrow - our students will visit London to tour the offices of The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, with a morning of inspiration from ! https://t.co/3Usnt1nCck https://t.co/gHQ4OADoeu

03/12/19

Our Sixth Form Open Evening is on Thursday 5th December, 5pm-7pm. Come and find out about our brand new courses starting September 2020. https://t.co/Gl2JdNT29j https://t.co/b3Ru6eAYaz

03/12/19

Congratulations to the winning students who entered our Christmas Card Competition! We had some fantastic entries. Winners will receive points for their House⭐️ https://t.co/veWc7uCuVY

29/11/19

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

Looking forward to answering questions about how to in . https://t.co/pH6vUorSEW

27/11/19

Reminder: Year 11 Parents' Evening is tomorrow from 4pm to 7pm.

26/11/19

Retweetd From SLS

We're excited to welcome our newest school partner, in . An impressive, modern school with facilities to match 🤸‍♂️🥎 https://t.co/aZG691q7w6

21/11/19

Retweetd From Harris Academy Ockendon Sixth Form

It was great to speak with so many students yesterday, all excited for their futures and the possibilities we can offer them. Our Sixth Form Open Evening is being held on 5th December, 5pm-7pm. Find out how we can kick-start your career. https://t.co/xk44tD7uCU

19/11/19

Retweetd From Harris Academy Ockendon Sixth Form

We are pleased to be exhibiting at tomorrow, held at the Tilbury Cruise Terminal. We will be there all day, answering any and all questions about our courses offered from September 2020. It would be great to see you there! https://t.co/V87O7CANy1

14/11/19

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Two Harris academies celebrated their official openings in Thurrock last week - opened its new building and marked the start of its 'exciting journey'. https://t.co/PEBSXTZ2ju

13/11/19

Join us on 20th November 5.30-7.30pm at , for our joint Sixth Form Open Evening, to explore Sixth Form courses & see how we can kick-start your future! Our Sixth Form Open Evening is 5th December 5-7pm - meet the teachers, speak with students and view facilities. https://t.co/Z6KqtXzoYB

12/11/19

Come along to the Information Event and find out how can help you achieve your career in teaching. https://t.co/FAfHxlmJeU

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Knowledge Organiser Homework

Key terms

  • Knowledge Organisers contain only the most vital knowledge students need to memorise in a half term. It is broken up into subjects and individual boxes to show what students need to memorise each week. Each half term students will receive a new printed booklet that containing all their Knowledge Organisers that they need to learn. Not all subjects will be represented in the Knowledge Organiser booklet and this is a conscious decision on the academy’s part.
  • Knowledge Retrievers are an A5 book that students complete their knowledge organiser homework in.
  • Fetch, Flip, Check and Repeat is the process that students use to do their knowledge organiser homework in their Knowledge Retrievers. Students do not write down the answers to the questions found in the Knowledge Organiser boxes. The questions at the bottom of the box are for students, parents and carers to know what questions students will answer as part of a low stakes quiz in lessons.
  • Silent Do Now task is the beginning task of every lesson. The is a silent, independent, task that focuses on students recalling knowledge that they have learnt previously. Its aim is to stop students forgetting key knowledge that they will need for their exams. So questions may be based on content from last lesson, last topic, last term or even prior years.
  • A homework Low Stakes Quiz occurs when a teacher incorporates the questions from the knowledge organiser box into the Silent Do Now task at the beginning of a lesson. Low Stakes Quizzes are not a test where students pass or fail and get told off. They are just an opportunity for students and teachers to see, each week, how well students have done in remembering the key facts in the subjects they are learning and if they can apply them. 
  • Fluency Task is a short task that allows teachers to check is students can link and apply the knowledge from their Low Stakes Quiz.
  • The BIG Quiz is a large multiple-choice test that students will sit in exam conditions. It is low stakes so there is no pass or fail bench mark. However, it is an opportunity to get feedback to see how much of the most vital knowledge have students managed to commit to their long-term memory.

The Process

  1. Each half term Knowledge Organiser booklets get printed centrally and given to students.
  2. Subject teachers remind students what box you need to try and memories over a week.
  3. Students then do the process of Fetch, Flip, Check and Repeat, at home, in their Knowledge Retrievers.
  4. Then in the following week:
    1. Form tutors check for homework compliance. They check students have done the correct number of pages and met all Fetch, Flip, Check and Repeat expectations. 
    2. Subject teachers include the questions from the bottom of the Knowledge Organiser box, for that week, in the class's Silent Do Now to check what students have remembered. This is a Low Stakes Quiz and a subsequent Fluency Task checks if students can apply some of the facts.