In order to support long term learning, all subject areas have produced a Learning Journey and Knowledge Organisers. These can be found on individual Subject Area pages on this website, as well as on Google Classroom.
For guidance on how to use these effectively, please see below:
At key stage 3, units of study are tracked by the use of the Learning Journey. The Learning Journey is a tool that both staff and students use as an overview for each unit of work in the subjects studied throughout a year. The Learning Journey enables us to share the big question or ‘what’s the point?’ of the unit of work with the learners. It then guides the development of knowledge, understanding and skills over the course of this unit and it signposts the assessment opportunities that students will engage in to demonstrate their progress.
A Knowledge Organiser is a go-to document for a unit of work: each one identifies the key information that children need to have learned by the end of a topic. It also acts as a tool to support children in retaining and retrieving knowledge for life-long learning. Typically an organiser fits onto one or two pages of A4 or A3 paper. This helps the students to visualize the layout of the page, which then helps them to memorize the information better.