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Knowledge Mats

To help children develop key knowledge and vocabulary related to subjects, we have introduced ‘Knowledge Mats’ in Science, Geography and History. These contain key information that children are encouraged to learn as part of the new topic they will be studying in class.

These Knowledge Mats are also designed to be used at home by parents to help children learn the information contained within them. We want every pupil to be able to recall the information on these mats off by heart by the end of the topic. We will also be learning the same information in class. The best way to use the Knowledge Mats at home is as follows:

Children read the information from the section to be learned (possibly with an adult)

• They then try and recall the information (this can be written down or verbally)

• An adult quizzes them on the information

• The key to success is to repeat this regularly

• It is also important to keep revising the information that has already been learned in previous weeks to keep it fresh in the memory.

Regular use of the Knowledge Mats in school and at home will undoubtedly support your child to develop knowledge on a wide range of topics and help improve their vocabulary. This, in turn, will make them more confident in class and help to develop their reading and writing skills. All year group Knowledge Mats can be found by clicking on the links below:

Autumn 1 Knowledge Mats

Autumn 2 Knowledge Mats

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