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06/12/19

Do take a look at this week's Glyn Newsletter! https://t.co/qFZul5Z9BO

05/12/19

Year 13 Parents and Carers evening this evening, Thursday 5 December. A warm welcome to families.

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04/12/19

Retweeted From The Beacon School

Artist in Residence at The Beacon School Jonathan Braybrook, who is an art teacher at School came to the Beacon School to take up the role of Artist in Residence on Wednesday, 2nd December. He led a master class for our A-Level students in fine art portraiture. https://t.co/18G9n8sCRL

28/11/19

A reminder that school is closed for all students on Friday 29 November for INSET. See you on Monday!

28/11/19

Do take a look at this week's Glyn SchoolNewsletter: https://t.co/nxaMgx2pjL

27/11/19

LAST ORDERS FOR CHRISTMAS TREES! Premium Nordmann Non-Drop. The deadline to order a Christmas tree is Tuesday 3 December 2019. Please order via ParentPay, or email glynpsa.com.

26/11/19

“We are delighted to be celebrating the success of Accelerated Reader! We have been awarded Champion School status and our success story has been published on . Fabulous! Read more here: https://t.co/7foKwTPVpl

25/11/19

Applications to join will close this Friday. Make sure you submit your application form via: https://t.co/iAQtDPfBXU

25/11/19

Another busy day at Glyn!..House football, final of the Tony Cooper Spelling Bee, Baskeball match v Southborough Sch and representative from the charity CRY to speak to students in Years 10 and 11 assembly

22/11/19

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Are you interested in getting into ? We have places for early years, primary, secondary and the assessment only route. Please get in touch with us info.org & visit our website https://t.co/HyOS8obezt

22/11/19

Do take a look at this week's Glyn Newsletter! https://t.co/v2caWcspSE

22/11/19

Overall Winner of House Music this year is Asher 11A with a note perfect performance of 'Fantaisie Impromptu'. Totally amazing performance!

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21/11/19

And 7 Merton win best form! https://t.co/y3qoPQHLRR

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21/11/19

House Music Final in full swing and slightly festive at the moment! https://t.co/zDqZPg95WG

18/11/19

We hope families will come along to our House Music Final on Thursday 21 November from 6.30pm to 8.30pm - it is always a very popular evening, with lots of talented student musicians, and Mr Cooke as MC!

15/11/19

Do take a look at our weekly Newsletter - lots of uplifting news! https://t.co/v2caWcK1he

15/11/19

Any questions, please contact glynpsa.com NOT glynpsa.org https://t.co/CJjrjXFZgz

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.