Knowledge maps form an important part of our foundation subject units. The structure of the maps is provided by the key questions in a unit, and the children record their learning through key words, phrases, pictures and diagrams. The maps are learning tools: the retrieval practice plays an important part in storing and retrieving information from their long term memory. They also help our children to understand complex relationships between pieces of information and ideas, and act as prompts that the children can refer back to.
Knowledge maps are used throughout KS1 and KS2. In Year one, the children help to contribute to class knowledge maps, before starting to create their own. As the children move through the school, they develop their knowledge mapping skills, with the maps increasing in complexity as they do so.
Examples of our Knowledge Maps