Please click on the links above to access our Knowledge Organisers, which are the ‘go-to’ documents outlining the essential knowledge that the teachers will be covering across a unit of work; including dates, key personnel, vocabulary, definitions, and other contextual or technical information. These Knowledge Organisers are shared with pupils, parents and carers – with the aim that everyone knows exactly what is being taught, and what the children need to learn.
Please feel free to use these as a reference guide for what your child is learning, and also as an opportunity to discuss the facts about the topic with your child and find out as much as you can about each subject. Any knowledge that your child acquires before a topic is taught in class will help them to deepen their understanding in lessons.
Knowledge Organisers can also be used to see if your child is able to start making links or offer explanations about the topics they are learning.
KIRFs (Key Instant Recall Facts)
To improve the children’s mathematical understanding we are starting to use KIRFs (Key Instant Recall Facts) and each term we will be focusing on a different set of KIRFs. In school we will be using them in our afternoon maths meetings and the children will do a KIRFs game quiz every two weeks to track their progress. Each term will be a different whole school focus and will include shape, measures, time and number work.
In each set of KIRFs there are 6 levels that the children will work through. When the children correctly complete a KIRFs quiz they will collect a certificate to celebrate their achievement.
In doing this we will develop the children’s instant recall of facts which will engage the children in their maths learning and take away an unnecessary barriers to their learning.
At the beginning of each term you will get a copy of the KIRFs for that term and a list of suggested activities that you could do at home to help. This term we are focusing on shape so please encourage your child to look at the world around them and talk to them about the shapes they can see.
Thank you for your continued support and we hope you enjoy focusing on the KIRFs with the children.