City Today – May 2015

Welcome to May's City Today! We hope you're enjoying your summer term so far!

What's New?

EducationCity's Phonics Screening Check Tool

Welcome to May's City Today! We hope you're enjoying your summer term so far!

What's New?

EducationCity's Phonics Screening Check Tool

The Year 1 Phonics Screening Check is fast approaching.

Help make sure your students are equipped with the right skills they need for this upcoming assessment and access EducationCity's Phonics Screening Check Tool. It's great for giving students the preparation and practice they need for the Phonics Screening Check.

Available in Year 1 and Year 2 in the English module, you can read more about the benefits of the Phonics Screening Check Tool and how it can help you and your students by clicking here.

New Content iconBreaking News! New Content Added

To make sure that we are meeting curriculum demands and that we're delivering fresh resources for you and your students, we have added even more new content to EducationCity.

Content has been added to the English, Science, French and Computing modules, including 71 completely new questions for the PlayLive French challenge!

To read more about the exciting content we've recently produced, simply click here.

Maths Challenge Week logoThe Results of the Maths Challenge Week!

Maths Challenge Week took place from 20th to 24th April and was a great success! From Marvellous Monday and Awesome Addition through to Fabulous Friday and The Incredible World of Investigative Maths, it was an enjoyable, engaging week for all.

In the PlayLive tournament, the top score from the week was a fantastic 82, which proved tough to beat!

Thank you to everyone who participated! We hope you had as much fun as we did. Visit our blog to see the results from Maths Challenge Week. 

Topical Resources' Toolkit iconTopical Resources to Use in the Classroom

Don't forget about the fantastic Topical Resources which we've produced for you to use in your classroom! Tie in your lessons with topical events; check out the Toolkit we've recently produced below.

Walk to School Week

Walk to School Week takes place between Monday 18th to Friday 22nd May and takes place as part of National Walking Month, organised by the charity, Living Streets, each year. Check out the materials we've provided for this week; Fact Sheets, ThinkIts and Lesson Plans are among the fantastic resources included. Click here to access it. 

EducationCity Hub School iconProudly Announcing St Giles Primary School as EducationCity's Newest Hub School

We've got some exciting news! St Giles C of E Primary School in Walsall joins Brierley Forest Primary School and Park Road Primary School as EducationCity's third Hub School.

EducationCity's Hub Schools provide benefits for other schools in the surrounding community, such as regular, local CPD training with an EducationCity staff member.

To read more information on this update and the benefits that Hub Schools provide, click here

Update Your Browser

To make sure you are getting the best EducationCity experience, we recommend that you update your Internet browser to the latest version. Ask your ICT Co-ordinator to arrange this for you and click here to see what you'll get out of it.

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Until then, see you next time!

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