Crown Lane Primary School & Children's Centre

Crown Lane Primary School

Knowledge Organisers

We use Knowledge Organisers to support the children in their learning.  

A knowledge organiser is a document that contains key facts and information that children should know by the end of a topic/unit of work.

Most knowledge organisers will include:

  • the essential facts about the topic, usually laid out in easily digestible chunks
  • key vocabulary or technical terms and their meanings
  • images such as maps or diagrams

 

Science Knowledge Organisers

Term Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4/5 Year 5/6
1 Animals, including humans (senses): Using Our Senses Living things and their habitats: What is in your habitat? Animals, including humans: Amazing Bodies Animals including humans: Body Pump

Animals including humans: Body Pump

2 Seasonal Changes Use of everyday materials: Materials: Good Choices Light: Can you see me?

Electricity: Switched On

 

Electricity: Danger: Low Voltage!

Electricity: Switched On

Electricity: Danger: Low Voltage!

3 Everyday Materials

Use of everyday materials: Materials: Shaping Up

Forces and Magnets: The power of forces

Light: Light Up the World

Light: Light Up the World
4 Everyday materials

Animals including humans: Growing up

Rocks: Rock Detectives

Living things and their habitats (Classification keys)

Living things and their habitats: The Nature Library

Living things and their habitats (Classification keys)

Living things and their habitats: The Nature Library

5 Animals, including humans - Looking at Animals

Plants: The Apprentice Gardener

Plants: How does your garden grow?

Animals, including humans

Animals, including humans

6

Plants (Naming parts and classifying plants)

Animals, including humans (Survival needs of animals)

Plants (How they grow and life cycles)

 

Evolution and Inheritance: Everything Changes

 Geography Knowledge Organisers

Term  Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4/5 Year 5/6
2 How do seasons look different?

What are the wonders of this world?

What is life like in Spain? Has Antarctica changed since Shackleton went exploring there?

Has Antarctica changed since Shackleton went exploring there?

4 What is it like where we live?

Is it ever cold in Africa?

How does the Earth shake, rattle and roll?

 

6 What are the UK’s countries like?

Would you rather live in Tanzania or the UK?

Why are London and Dodoma the capital cities?

What is climate change and what action can we take?

 What is climate change and what action can we take?

 History Knowledge Organisers

Term  Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4/5 Year 5/6
1

What changes did Emma Clarke bring?

How has communication changed since when my grandparents were young?

What was new about the Stone Age?

The Vikings: Ruthless Killers or Peaceful Settlers?

The Vikings: Ruthless Killers or Peaceful Settlers?

3

Is an iPad more fun than the toys my grandparents played with?

Would the Great Fire of London be able to happen today?

How did life change from the Stone Age to the Iron Age?

 

 

5

Why did astronauts risk their lives going to the moon?

What changed because of Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole and Edith Cavell?

Which was London’s most successful era and why?

 

 

 Computing Knowledge Organisers

Term Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4/5 Year 5/6
1 Grouping Data IT Around Us Connecting Computers Computing: The Internet Computing: The Internet