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Ofsted inspection Report has been sent to parents via ParentMail.  This can also be found on our website (Our School > Ofsted and Standards)

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Please be reminded we have an INSET day on Monday 6th June 2022

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Please note school is closed to staff & students on Friday 27th May for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

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Barrow Hedges is delighted to have won the Anchored Schools Platinum Safeguarding Award following their safeguarding audit on 15th November 2021.

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Cirrus Primary Academy Trust are following the latest information and guidance for educational establishments from Public Health England. Information relating to the virus has been and will continue to be shared on a regular basis. For the latest information specifically relating to Barrow Hedges please click here.

Barrow Hedges Primary School

Knowledge Organisers

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Knowledge Organisers have been devised as a multi-purpose tool to assist teachers in their planning and assessments, Subject Leaders in their evaluations of standards in their subjects and parents to have a fuller understanding of the knowledge their child will cover each term and how they can support them to remember this. 

At Barrow Hedges, we emphasise the importance of children needing to regularly revisit their prior knowledge to make links in their learning and to help them to remember more.   This is referred to as ‘sticky knowledge’ which is important in two ways:

Firstly, the more a child knows, the more their knowledge can stick to their existing knowledge (building schemas). 

Secondly, we want their knowledge to stick!  To ensure that this is the case, children must keep retrieving existing knowledge from their long-term memories in order to interrupt forgetting.  

Therefore, the children will use the knowledge organisers in class to help them remember key facts from their themed learning. We encourage parents to spend some time looking at them with their child(ren) at home too.

In Early Years, Knowledge Organisers support the following areas of learning:

- Communication and Language

- Literacy (Reading, Writing and Phonics Knowledge)

- Understanding the World

- Expressive Arts and Design

Click on the tabs to view the knowledge organisers for each half term.