Knowledge organisers are a tool which summarise some information from a scheme of work we teach in school. We use knowledge organisers in school and for homework to teach students to revise information that will help them in lessons. A knowledge organiser can't help in and of itself but it can direct students to the knowledge which will be of most benefit to them.
Students use knowledge organisers to 'self-quiz'; this means covering information and trying to remember it. We do this self-quizzing because it strengthens student memory and enables them to access more complex tasks. Increasing memory also helps students to think more creatively, critically and analytically.
Parents can support their children's education by discussing the information on the knowledge organisers with their son or daughter and quizzing them on what they know.