Nasima Ephraim, a Leader of Learning at Colvestone Primary School, says that “EducationCity has provided another means of helping children with their learning. We have used the activities to supplement the home learning guidance that we publish each week.
“It has helped with consolidating key skills both at school and at home. Children are able to practice what they have learnt at school at home as well.”
EducationCity has also helped Colvestone Primary School engage parents, with both parents and students offering highly positive feedback of using EducationCity at home. In fact, since March 2020, around the time when lockdown was enforced in England, Colvestone Primary School has used the learning resources on EducationCity over 7,000 times. Nasima comments that “parents are keen for children to use the online platform, but I am not sure if it is because they see the benefit or due to the eagerness of their children to access it. Parents have expressed the fact that their child likes using EducationCity and they are able to do so independently.”
“Children enjoy the online learning as they are a very technology-driven generation. EducationCity makes learning fun, engaging and competitive which children like and so are engaged in the activities. In year 5, children like knowing that their teacher is able to check on what they have been doing and their scores.”
In fact, teachers have been using EducationCity increasingly well for distance learning and utilising all the tools to support their students’ learning.