Knowledge Organiser Homework
- 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.
- Each half term Knowledge Organiser booklets get printed centrally and given to students.
- Subject teachers remind students what box you need to try and memories over a week.
- Students then do the process of Fetch, Flip, Check and Repeat, at home, in their Knowledge Retrievers.
- Then in the following week:
- 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.
- 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.
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