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13/07/20

Are you or someone you know experiencing abuse? For help, please see our new safeguarding and reporting system, Glyn SHARP: https://t.co/wszZOdIMvP

13/07/20

Your School - Your Vote! Please vote for your new Head Boy and Head Girl. Candidate videos and the voting form have been emailed out to your school accounts this morning!

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13/07/20

Captain Revision and Memory Boy... What would you name yours? https://t.co/BWchnNL7vN

11/07/20

Retweeted From Amjad Ali

Essentially a massive thank you HeadTeachers. A massive group hug to you all. These last few months have been incredibly difficult. And you have been shelters, protectors and guides. Thanks to Trusts, CEOs who like mine have been amazing to all their colleagues.

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10/07/20

I will be fishing with my kids, what will you be doing? https://t.co/HG2CBdIl6L

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09/07/20

I wish I had known this when I was younger. https://t.co/HR7UL9iKqF

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08/07/20

Another artistic challenge. https://t.co/Eo8wQ1DuKc

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07/07/20

Time to get artistic. https://t.co/8seP2DR8HZ

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06/07/20

Let’s get to it. Acrostic definition: a poem, word puzzle, or other composition in which certain letters in each line form a word or words. https://t.co/eZ3apBkJ5t

03/07/20

Amazing to see the year 7’s in this morning. We have definitely missed them around school 🙌👌

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03/07/20

What key items will you put in your capsule? https://t.co/PmPZkNdQcF

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01/07/20

Your parents will probably know a couple of classics to watch. https://t.co/RMBddejm5L

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30/06/20

Come dine with me, but with people you actually want there. Who would you choose? https://t.co/JUQrSFN5PN

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29/06/20

Something for the coastal towns might be appropriate currently. https://t.co/KKJeiftUF0

26/06/20

Year 10 - reminder that week commencing Mon 29 June you have online face to face tutorials, online provision is suspended that week, so use Knowledge Organisers. Unsure what to do? Email Mr Lightfoot r.lightfoot.org

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26/06/20

What are the must have items which you think go nicely with chocolate? https://t.co/sIaa3G3LfK

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25/06/20

What rules would make social media a nicer, safer platform? https://t.co/dFptZoSDh4

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24/06/20

I know that I need this type of cafe at the moment. What healthy foods will you have? https://t.co/BE0KRBQnB0

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23/06/20

What don’t you know about your friend? https://t.co/oJZipPTfNn

22/06/20

. Time to cook. Research and prepare a healthy meal for you and someone in your family.

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.