Knowledge Organisers

To support our teaching of history and geography topics, we have developed knowledge organisers for children to use as a learning aid. They contain key vocabulary, big questions, sticky knowledge, recommended reading, timelines, important people, interesting facts and more; they will be used regularly in class and, we hope, by parents at home to support children's learning.


Autumn 1: Is everybody's home the same?

Autumn 2: Why are there so many leaves on the ground?

Spring 1: Twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder what you are?

Spring 2: Was it once upon a mixed up time?

Summer 1: Are all mini-beasts scary?

Summer 2: Who can I ask for help?

Year 1

Autumn 1: Why do we play with different toys?

Autumn 2: Where do the leaves go?

Spring 1: Why can't a meerkat live in the North Pole?

Spring 2: Whose footprints are these?

Summer 1: What was life like in Victorian times?

Summer 2: Where do we live?

 Year 2

Autumn 1: What are explorers and why are they important?

Autumn 2: What happened in Puddfing Lane?

Spring 1: Where would you like to live, England or Africa?

Spring 2: What was it like when the Queen came to the throne in 1953?

Summer 1: Why are some places hot and some places cold?

Summer 2: Why do we love to be beside the seaside?

Year 3

Autumn 1: Who first lived in Britain?

Autumn 2-Spring 1: Has Greece always been in the news?

Spring 2: Why should the rainforest be important to us all?

Summer 1: Where in the world are we?

Summer 2: Why do so many people choose to go on holiday to the Med?

Year 4

Autumn 1: Why is London such a cool place to live?

Autumn 2-Spring 1: Who were the Romans, why were they so powerful, and what do we learn from them?

Spring 2: Why is the Thames so important to London?

Summer 1: Were the Anglo-Saxons really smashing?

Summer 2: Where would you choose to build a city?

Year 5

Autumn 1: What's so special about Brazil?

Autumn 2-Spring 1: How can we re-discover the wonders of Ancient Egypt?

Spring 2: What were the historical implications of Henry VIII's break from the Catholic Church?

Summer 1-Summer 2: What makes the Earth angry?

Year 6

Autumn 1: How did the Battle of Britain change WWII?

Autumn 2: Will you ever see the water that you drink again?

Spring 1: Were the Vikings always victorious and vicious?

Spring 2: Who were the Maya and what have we learned from them?

Summer 1: From Stone Age Man to William the Conqueror: how was Britain changed?

Summer 2: From Stone Age Man to William the Conqueror: how was Britain changed?