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04/05/21

Hello! Any ideas how long Schoolcomms will be down, please? Do I stay at school and hope it comes back on, or go home?...do I stay or do I go now?!?

30/04/21

Remember that Monday 3 May is a Bank Holiday. We will see you all on Tuesday 4 May at 8.35am for an 8.40am start!

30/04/21

Do take a look at our Glyn Newsletter! Good to see students enjoying activities again! https://t.co/4eX2SYh8fK

27/04/21

suitable for students in Years 10, 11 and 12

27/04/21

This survey will close at 7pm on Weds 28/4

27/04/21

Retweeted From Glyn School

We are seeking your feedback on your and your child/ren’s experiences of school life at Glyn School via this link: https://t.co/Z5gP3YH4KI The survey should take no more than 5 mins to complete. Thank you for taking the time to support us. Miss Cortizo, Asst Headteacher

27/04/21

Retweeted From Glyn School P.E.

Just posted a photo @ Epsom College https://t.co/cGTJ1TTQPM

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26/04/21

Congrats to John Matthews on the naming of the library after him following 33 years at Glyn...and counting! https://t.co/gBmkERijST

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26/04/21

Retweeted From Glyn School P.E.

CRICKET is under way this morning against we’ve all missed this, great to have fixtures back on after over a year! https://t.co/zMdGJ5Sqi2

22/04/21

Hi - we are green with envy about your gritter! or should that be yellow?...good work!

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22/04/21

Retweeted From Marden Lodge

An exciting visit from the gritter today that was named by our school . Year 6, asked some excellent questions . We will be looking out for our gritter next winter ! https://t.co/Yi5U8lO9No

21/04/21

We are seeking your feedback on your and your child/ren’s experiences of school life at Glyn School via this link: https://t.co/Z5gP3YH4KI The survey should take no more than 5 mins to complete. Thank you for taking the time to support us. Miss Cortizo, Asst Headteacher

19/04/21

Bus Strike - please visit TfL for the latest information: https://t.co/8utzbcrq2n

19/04/21

We have been advised by TfL that further industrial action will affect bus services operated by London United. Local bus services will be affected on Fri 23 April, Mon 26 April, Fri 7 May and Sat 8 May

19/04/21

Welcome back following the Easter break. Staff returned early this morning for a staff meeting, and we look forward to seeing all students in school for a 10am start.

01/04/21

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

12/03/21

Do take a look at this week's Glyn School Newsletter via the link: https://t.co/CCaPRnvUrl

11/03/21

First round of LFD testing concluded for all students yesterday - fantastic response from everyone involved (all negative too!). We are so excited to welcome ALL students back to lessons today for the first time since mid-December.

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.