Today though, we’re going to look at one way you can use our popular Activities for your teaching.
We’ve been talking to Miss Cook, a Year 2 teacher from Greyfriars Primary School in Norfolk, to explore one of the many ways she uses Activities in the classroom.
What’s an Activity?
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Activities are engaging pieces of content which are mapped to curriculum objectives and are available across all subjects.
- Bright, engaging graphics: both setting the scene and making learning fun.
- Varied questions: many Activities pull from a bank of questions so students can repeat them but get different questions each time.
- Enhance progression: answers are reinforced to help students develop their knowledge.
- Recorded scores: to help with monitoring progress, all students’ scores are automatically saved so teachers can view them.
Here’s what Miss Cook said: “Use an Activity as a starter, record the score and time, teach the lesson (sometimes using practical equipment or the Activity Sheets and ideas from the Activity’s Lesson Notes), redo the Activity as a plenary to a lesson, and see if your students’ scores and times have improved.”
To put Miss Cook’s idea for using Activities into practice, here are some ways you can try Activities in your classroom.
Next, we’ve also been chatting to our Content and Curriculum Team who have recommended a number of Activities (for both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2) for you to try on EducationCity. Take a look below!
Brothers Grimm – practise pre-reading strategies and answer a variety of comprehension questions about non-fiction texts.
- England Year 3-4
- Scotland Second *
- Wales Year 5
Ten Brown Owls – sing along to the nursery rhyme, and count down from 10 to 0.
- England F1
- Scotland Early *
- Wales Nursery
- N. Ireland Pre-School
Box Carts – to investigate which surface will slow an object down the most.
- England Year 3 & 5
- Scotland Second *
- Wales Year 4
- N. Ireland P6
To try them out, and see how you can use Miss Cook’s tip, log in here.