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In the Classroom… One Way You Can Use Activities for Your Teaching

On EducationCity, there are so many content types to choose from and use in your classroom. ThinkIts, Learn Screens, Topic Tools and so much more... there's something for everyone's learning...

On EducationCity, there are so many content types to choose from and use in your classroom. ThinkIts, Learn Screens, Topic Tools and so much more… there’s something for everyone’s learning style.

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.”

Try It!

To put Miss Cook’s idea for using Activities into practice, here are some ways you can try Activities in your classroom.

First, you can get a taste of our fantastic Activities in our Freemium content which is housed under each subject – try them now!

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!

English/Literacy

Brothers Grimm – practise pre-reading strategies and answer a variety of comprehension questions about non-fiction texts.

Mathematics

Ten Brown Owls – sing along to the nursery rhyme, and count down from 10 to 0.

Science

Box Carts – to investigate which surface will slow an object down the most.

To try them out, and see how you can use Miss Cook’s tip, log in here.

To explore our Activities and see how you can use them in the classroom, sign up for a free trial here.

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