We have created Knowledge Maps to aid the retention of key knowledge, vocabulary and skills taught within topics; to encourage that pupils then actively use this knowledge, vocabulary and these skills wherever possible. Our goal is that these Knowledge Maps will be introduced at the start of each topic within our termly themes. They provide key information that we expect all children to be able to discuss and expand upon by the end of the topic. They provide parents with an insight into what our pupils will be learning over the term. The individual Knowledge Maps will also be used regularly within lessons and recapped at the end of the topic or theme, highlighting to the pupils how much they have learnt. The Knowledge Maps also provide a starting point for parents who wish to challenge their children further. We actively encourage parents to investigate and research the topic in greater depth or to reinforce at home, what the pupils are doing in the classroom.
Our Knowledge Maps have been created for most topics we cover within a curriculum subject. They will be added to as we go through the year. They will be actively used in lessons and referred to regularly, reinforcing key vocabulary throughout the topic.