Preventing Summer Learning Loss with

Research* shows that children can lose key academic skills and knowledge in holiday breaks, especially the summer period. Studies indicate that as many as one in three children can fall behind as a result of a seven-week break away from the classroom.

So we thought we’d share with you how can help you prevent your pupils losing their hard earned knowledge and skills this summer.                                              


Did you know that can be accessed by pupils at home at any time?

With our Homework module, pupils have access to fun learning anytime, anywhere – it’s perfect to keep your pupils’ minds ticking over the summer. What’s more, the Homework module helps:

  • get parents engaged with their children’s learning

  • improve pupils’ access to learning materials over the holidays

  • track holiday learning progress

It’s so flexible – you can allow pupils the freedom to explore the resource and work through activities of their own choice at their own pace or set challenges or a specific path to follow.

For your free summer trial including free homework access** for your pupils please call 01572 725 080 or email


Top Tips: How to use's home access this summer

  1. Set up a Play Live challenge – challenge pupils to a weekly Maths or Literacy Play Live challenge
  2. Set summer Homework and/or a myCity – create a bank of suggested activities that children can work through
  3. Mind Map Tool – use as a template to plan/create their own summer story
  4. Use our summer suggestions of summer themed activities & tool ideas (coming soon) and our Games Topical Resources

Don’t forget by setting a test a revision pathway is made, so this can be used throughout the summer, the test redone and the revision pathway refreshed automatically!

However, do ensure that pupils get a chance to unwind and explore their other interests while at the same time maintaining their academic momentum.

* References

Entwisle, D., Alexander, K., & Olson, L. 2000. “Summer Learning and Home Environment.” In R. Kahlenberg Ed., A Notion at Risk: Preserving Public Education as an Engine for Social Mobility pp. 9-30. New York: Century Foundation Press.
Terrey,C., 2009. Tackling ‘summer learning loss’ at Grays School, Achievement: The SIMS in Education Newsletter, [Online]. Available at:… [Accessed on 5th July 2011].

** Terms and conditions apply: Extended trial offer open to UK schools that request a trial of before the 27th July 2012. Extended trial access expires on 20th September 2012. Trial is open to non-subscribing schools.