Peel Hall Primary School is a two-form entry primary school based in Salford. There are approximately 430 students currently on roll at the school and EducationCity has been used by the school since 2009.
Teacher and Computing Coordinator, Mr Pickering, explains how the school has benefitted from using EducationCity in a whole-class learning environment on digital screens provided by Alpha Interactive Screens.
I use EducationCity regularly as part of my teaching; combining this excellent ICT resource with other teaching strategies when teaching as a whole class is a good way of keeping lessons fresh, different and engaging. I tend to use the Activities most as starters, plenaries or extension tasks for children to apply their learning.
What is PlayLive?
Interactive, competitive games which allow students to pitch their knowledge against others in a timed environment. PlayLive is great for testing students’ knowledge and improving recall skills.
What are Learn Screens?
Animated Learn Screens introduce and reinforce topics or concepts. They can be used by individual students or a whole class to help them gain a thorough understanding of a topic.
EducationCity works well with the curriculum. It is clear that they have done a lot of work to ensure new objectives are met and it is quick and easy to find activities to practise specific skills.
Here’s what some of Mr Pickering’s students said about EducationCity:
“I like EducationCity because it’s fun but you get to practise things at the same time.”
Year 2 Student
“I really like PlayLive, especially when I beat children from other schools.”
Year 2 Student
Overall, EducationCity being used on the Alpha Interactive Screens provides students with lots of opportunities to practise and consolidate learning as a class.
EducationCity also supports me with quick starters, plenaries or extension tasks and provides me with a wide variety of content to help with whole-class teaching.
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