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06/04/20

Hear from our students why they enjoy being the best they can be at Harris Ockendon, by watching the video below. To further your teaching career get in touch with Principal Jo Rainey or Executive Principal for an informal chat. Click here https://t.co/ulDN8jLrM4 https://t.co/CtW84Irhpr

06/04/20

Why not get involved in the competition by following the link below: https://t.co/CCeXFXqwfb One of the many activities listed on our Easter Break beyond the curriculum activities https://t.co/GUk2tOeI8e

06/04/20

A great activity to encourage young people to be creative during the Easter break. Click below to see how students can get involved in this film competition https://t.co/kKDfKvgOt5

03/04/20

We wish all of our Harris Ockendon community well at the end of this term. Communication from Principal Jo Rainey has gone out to all families today. Do complete the survey for us to improve our virtual school & try the family activities over Easter. https://t.co/f5FlyTYrz2

03/04/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

THANK YOU to everyone for your ideas. We've decided to provide supermarket vouchers, giving parents a choice of where to shop and what to buy. The first £8,000 will be emailed tomorrow to 400 Harris families. 60 laptops + dongles will be given out next week, with more to follow. https://t.co/WDNzFKh23N

03/04/20

Retweetd From Department for Education

Millions of parents are supporting children with learning at home while schools are closed. The BBC has worked with experts and exceptional teachers to create this educational package, supporting schools and parents by bringing learning to TV and online. https://t.co/E39wZNbA6n

03/04/20

Retweetd From Department for Education

Did you clap for yesterday? 👏 Take a moment to tell them what a fantastic job they are doing and send a free thank you card: https://t.co/akNtb2kVCk 👩‍🏫👨‍🏫 https://t.co/BR3q6nfW0L

02/04/20

Check out our video below to see how you can Enjoy Being the Best You Can Be with a Career at Harris Ockendon. Get in touch with Principal Jo Rainey or Executive Principal for an informal chat. Click on the link below. https://t.co/87TDsN0SZB https://t.co/ECHX0PwEQY

02/04/20

HAOC assembly has gone live today! Tune in as a family and let us know your thoughts. https://t.co/Pq7oeCiMWM

01/04/20

A great guide for families to go through with their children, to help them come to terms with what they are feeling and what is going on in the world around them https://t.co/56XxPkAoN7

31/03/20

We received positive feedback from HAOC families after last week's assembly, which focused on well-being, being the hero in your own story and celebrating the "Shout outs" of exemplary work. Tune in to this week's assembly on Thursday delivered by https://t.co/87Q2lteJ2c

30/03/20

Parents and carers please take time to read this guidance about the well being and mental health of children. It is important to model good behaviours, by managing our own emotions and react calmly to situations, so young people can learn to manage their own feelings effectively https://t.co/kGzIH7YYfW

28/03/20

Retweetd From Essex County Council

It doesn’t matter what the weather might be like or what day of the week it is, it’s essential that you and your family . Please remember this as we enter the weekend. https://t.co/aDMPMugAob

28/03/20

A great resource helping young people critically think in a time where they are surrounded by an overwhelming amount of digital media, enabling them to distinguish between what news is real or fake https://t.co/WU3uw2j8pH

26/03/20

In a time of deep uncertainty, we invite you to come explore together with astronauts and specials guests live to your screens speaking about their experiences and techniques in living in confined places, trusting the experts and working together as a team https://t.co/4lbW21ILh0

26/03/20

Retweetd From First News

With school closures in place and a nationwide lockdown, our aim of providing reliable news to children is more important now than ever. That's why, for a short period, we are offering a free digital download of each week’s paper. Get yours here ➡️https://t.co/p1TSQi7Xxp https://t.co/XoJjFxVR22

25/03/20

Retweetd From JustGiving

We've put together a How-To-Help Guide. Learn how you can support others during this difficult time

25/03/20

Retweetd From NHS England and NHS Improvement

When staying at home, it’s important to take care of your mind as well as your body. tips and advice can help you keep on top of your mental health and cope with how you may feel while you . 💛🏠 https://t.co/BHXLICXHZc

25/03/20

Good morning HAOC families. David Williams is releasing a free audio story every day (for free) for the next 30 days. Enjoy! https://t.co/8nlF4na1Dn

25/03/20

Retweetd From UK Safer Internet Centre

As young people will soon start spending more time online, we have created some quick activities which look at screen time and how you can help create a healthy balance https://t.co/QbKLBBs4hb https://t.co/XoGu7MS9jS

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

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Knowledge Organiser Key Terms

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 printed booklet containing Knowledge Organisers for each subject for that half term. This contains all the knowledge students need to commit to their long term memory. Not all subjects will be represented in the Knowledge Organiser booklet which 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 This 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 This is a short task that allows teachers to check if 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 on how much of the most vital knowledge students have managed to commit to their long-term memory.
  • Overlearn is to learn or practice repetitively until it becomes automatic e.g. like knowing the order of letters of the alphabet
  • Interleaving is returning to knowledge that has been taught previously with the aim of stopping it from being forgotten.
  • Low Stakes means students are not sanctioned, reprimanded or told off for not being able to do os remember something.  This encourages students to think hard, not to cheat and lower anxiety.