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STM is a single-form primary school; each class has 30 pupils. We aim to work in partnership with parents to give our pupils the best chance to succeed. Information sharing is obviously important to this process so, alongside regular parent consultations and open mornings, we also offer these documents:
Passports to Learning are sent home at the beginning of each term. These documents contain information about our curricular offer for each year group, together with some suggestions for parents about how they can support their child's learning. We encourage parents to share the information with their child and pay particular attention to the target that the child sets for themselves.
Passports for Learning - Spring term 2023
What are they?
A Knowledge Organiser (KO) sets out the important, useful and powerful knowledge on a topic on a single page (Kirby, 2015). Knowledge Organisers are a summary of the key facts and essential knowledge that pupils need for a unit of work. This is a process which takes a significant investment in time and so Knowledge Organisers will be updated and added throughout the academic year. They can be a valuable tool for both children, staff and parents.
How do knowledge organisers help children?
They provide the essential knowledge that children need to cover in the unit, shared at the beginning so children know what they are going to be learning. This means children can come to a lesson already having some understanding of the key vocabulary or key facts needed to be successful for that lesson and with an increased confidence. Knowledge Organisers help them to remember key dates, key people, key events, vocabulary and definitions and key concepts. They are a tool to support children in retaining and retrieving knowledge for life-long learning. They can also act as a useful tool to support children who have missed lessons and can be referred to during home learning.
How do knowledge organisers help parents?
Knowledge organisers are a clear and easy to understand way for parents to be more aware of what their children are learning and thus to support them. They allow parents to build on the children’s knowledge at home and provide an easy tool for parents to quiz them at home (and children to quiz parents
Please use the year group tabs on on the right for specific information.