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30/07/21

Thank you again to the amazing team! https://t.co/xIcWQo68Vy

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30/07/21

What a week at Summer Camp! A big thankyou to all the staff and sixth-formers who made it happen; you're superstars! 🙌 https://t.co/LULzkVPMFi

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28/07/21

Another fantastic but slightly rainy day at Summer Camp draws to a close. We need to keep all fingers and toes crossed that the rain stays away on Friday 🤞😬 https://t.co/mWH3eJL2Ej

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27/07/21

Summer Camp 2021 for our incoming year 7 students in full swing! https://t.co/WMgrwGo3yb

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12/07/21

Our Creative Arts students are incredible! Art, Music, Drama, Food, DT...do watch our video...even the music is home grown Glyn student talent! https://t.co/zIssky8EmY https://t.co/vHZorfymsC

12/07/21

Do take a look at our weekly Newsletter! https://t.co/9aLtngb1is

12/07/21

Parents and Carers - if you did not receive the Glyn Newsletter on Friday 9 July, please check your junk! Please then move the email to your inbox, which will resolve the issue for future messages. Apologies - new parental messaging system gremlin!

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08/07/21

Open Evening postponed to Thursday 16 September 2021. We hope this new date will allow prospective families onto the school site, and we look forward to meeting you then! https://t.co/unlBiA4Dy7

02/07/21

Vacancy - are you an inspiring and experienced Careers Advisor looking for a position in an ‘Outstanding’ school? https://t.co/1pWEIld3Ed

02/07/21

Do take a look at this week's Glyn Newsletter! https://t.co/jxVNaFbXEz

29/06/21

Joining Glyn School in September 2021? Please see our Transition Experience video! https://t.co/eeYSfosABR

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28/06/21

Wishing our Glyn School Wimbledon Ball Boys all the best as the Championships begin today https://t.co/D9IqPD316k

23/06/21

Reminder! Mufti Day Thursday 24 June - own clothes, voluntary £2 on the gate for Glyn PSA, remember your face covering...remind your friends!

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21/06/21

Library book returned 19 years late - 995 hours of detention? We hope he made it in The Rock Business! https://t.co/bSiAVVOXPI https://t.co/pGGIKI8iTE

15/06/21

With regret, Glyn School Open Evening for prospective Year 7 entry has been postponed until Thursday 16 September 2021. Further details on our website: https://t.co/8z3j0dapL7

11/06/21

Friday 11 June train disruptions/cancellations, including West Ewell and Epsom: https://t.co/gTY3K8q8LK

11/06/21

Good afternoon Due to significant problems with the signalling system near London Waterloo, train services running across the whole South Western Railway network may be cancelled, severely delayed or revised.

28/05/21

Do take a look at this week's Glyn Newsletter - so much good news! https://t.co/XVuFlZIFZV

Knowledge Organisers

Knowledge organisers are a whole school resource we have introduced to support long term learning.

All Knowledge organisers can be viewed and downloaded here. They are filed by Faculty/Subject, Half Term and then Year Group.

A knowledge organiser is a simple, specific, (ideally) one page summary of the key knowledge of a particular topic. They specify what students will need to successfully learn. They can be used to get an overview of a new topic, be referred to during a topic for key points, spellings and meanings and used home to consolidate learning. Knowledge Organisers are being created for all year groups, in nearly all subjects. Teachers will share them with students each half term/term via Google Classrooms and set homework tasks which relate to them.

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At Glyn School, we have drawn on recent educational research to help us better understand how we learn. We understand that learning happens when we connect knowledge in our long term memory. This allows us to understand, store and retrieve it when needed. If knowledge isn’t secured in our long term memory, we need to keep going over it, or think about it a lot, which takes up space in our working (short term) memory. The problem with this is that our working memory is really limited and gets easily overloaded. Our long term memory, however, is thought to be unlimited. The more knowledge we can store in long term memory, the more thinking can be spent learning new things or applying our knowledge to new tasks. For more on the model of long term learning, please refer to this interactive digitised document.

One way we can transfer knowledge to our long term memory is through self-quizzing (or retrieval practice). It can take many forms, but essentially involves working to see how much can be remembered, without looking. It has been proven to improve understanding, increase recall and retention as well as reduce test-anxiety. It allows students and teachers to pinpoint what is known and not yet known, so that this can be targeted. Whilst teachers will set self-quizzing homework tasks, students will have all the resources they need to consolidate their learning at any time. Using any Knowledge Organiser with any of the suggested consolidation tasks here or as shown in our Homework policy. students will always have homework they can do. For more information about our expectations of students’ homework, please refer to the section on homework.

If you have any further questions about Knowledge Organisers or how to support your child’s use of them, please email a.cortizo@glynschool.org.