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04/04/20

A great opportunity to widen your horizons and emerse yourselves in the wonder of Musicals. Andrew Loyd Webber is releasing a musical every Friday for 48 hours for people to watch. https://t.co/EEfFo9xYnS

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03/04/20

. Today is about community, and those that are vulnerable and potentially quite lonely. Why not create something that will bring a bit of joy to them, share your results with us. https://t.co/FHaJscZMeO

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02/04/20

. Today we will look at enrichment. Try visiting a virtual museum, maybe create a project based on what you see. https://t.co/boF0IrG09B https://t.co/pVNcQrMDtg

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01/04/20

Feeling concerned and anxious? Why not chat it through with some professionals https://t.co/wafFYFlyAw

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01/04/20

. Today we got one that focuses on wellbeing. Take a look at this excellent website https://t.co/kXielFY1c0 https://t.co/5MU28IkfjR

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31/03/20

. Today have a chat with someone that you are at home with. The art of conversation. https://t.co/yKykVyJAlp

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30/03/20

. Day 4. Messages that will mean a lot to those in the NHS. https://t.co/ihZVf94Jyb

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27/03/20

Day 3. Staying in touch helps you to keep some normality to life. Whether it’s on the phone or via a video link, let’s spend today catching up with those we love . Don’t forget to share with us!! https://t.co/b2dMrdAuyd

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26/03/20

. Day 2. A national competition about kindness, that has a monetary reward if I win. Don’t mind if I do... Don’t forget to share your efforts with us!!! In a world where we can truly be anything, choose to be kind 🙏🏻 https://t.co/BxZRTmfdyr https://t.co/7Md081VZTH

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25/03/20

- something to occupy your time and allow you to be creative. Day 1. We would love to see examples of your work/efforts as these challenges continue, just remember to https://t.co/rtFoWzvIFb

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22/03/20

The message is clear, wherever possible... https://t.co/R2aVS5WG3G

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22/03/20

Retweeted From Gavin Williamson

From tomorrow, schools will be closed except for children of critical workers and the most vulnerable. We must ensure NHS staff are able to access school places. Don’t take a place you don’t need. Be responsible. Keep your kids at home. https://t.co/B4QZJG7kY4

20/03/20

The government has released more details around the provision for childcare that schools are being asked to provide as part of the national effort to combat the COVID-19 outbreak. Please see our latest update here: https://t.co/PgSe54eX5r

19/03/20

Moving forward until further notice, the school will only be open to children of designated 'key workers' and those with additional needs. For further details and updated information for parents please follow the link: https://t.co/KDvyoiYDP2

19/03/20

School is partially closed again today. School is open to years 10, 11 and 13 students only. Please follow the link for more details: https://t.co/c7L7kLBgiR

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18/03/20

Schools may be closing you say? Well these cabinets aren't going to build themselves! GCSE technology students (and Mr Toye!!) still hard at work post 5pm with no sign of stopping. https://t.co/hIgZS394mj

18/03/20

School is partially closed again today. School is open to years 10,11 and 13 students only. Please follow the link for more details: https://t.co/XvJq533q7P

17/03/20

Please be advised that Year 12 parents' and carers' evening on Thursday 18 March has been cancelled. Please see website for more details: https://t.co/ByyQs04vqb

17/03/20

School is partially closed today. School is open to years 10,11 and 13 students only. Please follow the link for more details: https://t.co/ByyQs04vqb

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16/03/20

U18 Regional Rugby Success - Molly 13M who plays open side flanker, was a part of the Sutton & Epsom team who won the South East Regional match this weekend. This puts the team in the top four in the country. honoured to have her here at Glyn. Well done, Molly. https://t.co/xZn5MM4eMD

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.