Team GB is proud to have Meadowbrook Primary School in their corner!

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We been giving a lot of attention recently to our Super Schools, those schools who have exceeded one million answers on Skoolbo. Today however, we are turning our attention to the children from a lovely primary school in Bristol who are currently sitting just below that one million mark.

Meadowbrook Primary School are very deserving of our attention as they may be smaller in size than many of the schools topping the leaderboards but they have shown that they are capable of punching well above their weight when it comes to learning.

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Since starting on Skoolbo they have answered over 888,000 questions putting them in line to join the other Super Schools very soon. Voles (class) have answered more than 141,000 questions making them the school’s top scorers. They have some pretty impressive improvement statistics as well – 41% in literacy and 35% in numeracy skills! A special mention should go to the three students who have answered the most questions so far – Harvey T on 18,402, Zachary on 15,322 and Jessica T on 12,905. Well done!

Securing these basic skills speedily is of enormous benefit when it comes to answering higher order questions in the classrooms and so these students are set to fly!

Herons class are vying for the title of top class and so Voles had better watch out! The students from Herons have answered over 106,000 questions so far. Here’s what they had to say –

‘I like it because the games make learning fun!’

‘Skoolbo gives you opportunities to learn a range of English and Maths skills’
‘You can be competitive with your friends which pushes you on further!’

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We’re so glad to have Meadowbrook Primary School helping Team GB in their bid to become Skoolbo World Champions. Will you join them?

 Follow the hashtag #SkoolboWorldCup on twitter!

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Meadowbrook Primary School is part of the Olympus Academy Trust. It is a two-form entry school based in Bradley Stoke, Bristol. Here’s what Headteacher Jon Barr had to say about the students –
“Our children are a huge asset in our school and across their learning journey with us they take responsibility for many aspects of our school. The trust we have in them is a reflection of the relationships teachers have with their children. We have mutual respect and a shared view that all children can succeed and that it is our role to inspire them to that success. Our children’s behaviour for learning has been described as exemplary by visitors to the school.”

The World Cup is almost here! Here’s how you can get your students playing from home

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The Skoolbo World Cup Countdown Is On!

Are you ready to win Team GB? This Wednesday the 2nd of December, children across the UK will be battling it out on the World Cup leaderboards to answer as many literacy, numeracy and language questions as possible over the 7 day period. The goal? To beat the other countries and become Skoolbo World Champions!

You can see how your class and school is going by visiting our Skoolbo homepage which will turn into a dedicated World Cup challenge page! Here you will be able to see the live totaliser and get leaderboard updates! Will we be seeing your classroom at the top?

You can get your students playing from home with ease by downloading the World Cup parent newsletter printout. This specially designed newsletter explains what the challenge is about and has a quick start guide on how to get students logged in and playing from home. Simply get your students to fill our their username and password in class to make things easier.

This challenge is a great way to motivate children to learn and improve their skills with Skoolbo.

We look forward to seeing your class on our leaderboards!

Follow the hashtag #SkoolboWorldCup on twitter!

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Happy, Healthy, High Achievers! Thorndown Primary School are Team GB Ambassadors

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Happy, Healthy, High Achievers!

What a marvellous motto for some truly marvellous children! We are absolutely delighted to introduce the hard working students of Thorndown Primary School as our latest Skoolbo World Cup Ambassadors.

Their enthusiasm for learning is truly infectious and they clearly love learning with Skoolbo. We were bowled over to receive this wonderful video (quite literally) singing our praise!

There are some super star classes. For example, Gorillas have have exceeded 220,000 answers averaging 29% improvement, while Hyenas and Zebra each have over 100,000 answers. Red Panda, Otter and Lion classes are tantalisingly close to joining the 100K club as well. This together with their regular appearances on the leaderboards makes this school perfect ambassadors for the Skoolbo World Cup which starts in five days time on the 2nd of December.

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We received these wonderful comments from teachers at Thorndown –

I think it’s great that Skoolbo provides opportunities to practise both English and maths skills. Miss Marshall

My class love Skoolbo and are really keen to try to win the class trophy each week. It gets very competitive in assembly! Mrs Browne

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and from the children…

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I love Skoolbo. It helps me improve my literacy and maths skills in a really fun and exciting way.

 Skoolbo is great. I love the Duelbos because I like challenging my friends.

 I like that I can pick my challenges and can collect lots of points that I can spend.

 I love it when I get a superhero suit!

 

 

 

The 2nd of December is actually only three school days away so get your skates on! If your school is registered then you’ll already know what to do. Make sure everyone in your class has their username and password and is practising by playing at home and school.

Spread the word about the challenge by downloading this cool poster to display around your school-

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Forgotten your login? Not a problem, we’re here to help. You can email us, call us, tweet us or message us!

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Not yet registered? Why wait? It’s fast and free, your school can be up and running quick as a flash with no training required.

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Thorndown Primary School is a happy, thriving community school based on the west side of St Ives. They strive to value and respect everyone in their community and work as a team to……

  • Provide learning experiences which support and inspire high achievement for all
  • Ensure a caring, safe and welcoming environment
  • Promote cooperative and responsible attitudes to make a positive contribution
  • Actively encourage independence and confidence to thrive in a changing world

Heathlands CofE VC Primary – 40% improvement with Skoolbo!

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They may have only recently joined Skoolbo but the students of Heathlands CofE VC Primary School have made a cracking start, answering a total of 25,000 questions in a single day during their first week, which they then topped by answering 45,000 the following day! Since then this wonderful school has been a regular fixture on the Schools’ Leaderboard.

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This incredible start did not go unnoticed and we thought these marvellous children would make great ambassadors for Team GB in the Skoolbo World Cup which begins on December 2nd. It’s great to see that the whole school are getting behind the challenge

“Skoolbo is making a big impact on our school after I introduced it.” Ross Turver, Maths Coordinator.

                                                                  “It’s really good! I kept trying and got lots of points and now I’m a superhero! I really like itOJ because you can fly ships against other people and improve at Literacy.” Olivia Jacobs, 2F

“I really like Skoolbo because I want to improve at learning. It is fun and it helps me a lot. I am improving at telling the time and at maths, I think it’s really helpful!” Faiza Kafala, 4B

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“It’s really addictive and fun to play – it makes you happy when you win! It’s really fun to see other people’s costumes. It helps you to learn and it helps with times tables, number bonds and English.” Ida Webb, 6H

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All classes from Year 1 to Year 6 are active on the platform with class 4B currently holding the title of top scorers with over 52,000 answers so far. 5C, 3T and 2D are not far behind them making it very difficult to predict who will be the first to reach that coveted 100K milestone.

As we have heard, the children of Heathlands love the fun aspect of Skoolbo but they are also completely switched on to how it can help them improve their maths and literacy skills. Together they average over 40% improvement on the platform!

It’s great to know that Team GB will be entering the World Cup with these amazing students on side to give us the best possible chance of winning.

Would you like to join in?

If your school is registered then you’ll already know what to do. Make sure everyone in your class has their username and password and is practising by playing at home and school.

Spread the word about the challenge by downloading this cool poster to display around your school-

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Forgotten your login? Not a problem, we’re here to help. You can email us, call us, tweet us or message us!

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Not yet registered? Why wait? It’s fast and free, your school can be up and running quick as a flash with no training required.

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Heathlands finalHeathlands is a Church of England village school established in 1858 to serve the village of West Bergholt in Colchester (Essex – England). It now has over 350 pupils and has expanded over the years with the growth of the region and the choice of parents because of its very good reputation.

Heathlands School’s mission is to develop fully the knowledge, skills, faith and self confidence of all our children in a joyful, enthusiastic and Christian environment.

Carleton Primary School is ‘getting behind Team GB for the Skoolbo World Cup Challenge’!

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There are now only nine days remaining until the start of the Skoolbo World Cup on 2nd December and today we are shining a light on the marvellous children of Room 14, Carleton Primary School.

We recently got in contact with teacher Lynn Chapman as we couldn’t believe our eyes. Over 22,000 questions answered in a single day! Clearly these are children who mean business and who are totally dedicated to their learning. Exactly the qualities that will help Team GB to victory in the challenge. We asked them to give a few words of encouragement to all the Skoolbo-ers out there who are flexing their brains and getting in lots of practise ahead of the challenge. Here’s what they had to say –

“We love playing Skoolbo, it is fun and makes learning more interesting.  We’re getting behind Team GB for the Skoolbo World Cup Challenge and hope GB answer the most questions. We will certainly be trying our best to do this.”

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All this dedication is bringing its own rewards. Room 14 are showing incredible improvements in foundational literacy and numeracy skills. A whopping 26% average improvement in literacy and 18% in numeracy! There are some names that stand out in this class of superstars. We’d like to say a special congratulations to Ryan, Codi and Luci who are the three highest scorers for the class – well done!

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Carleton finalCarleton is a two-form entry Primary School and was built in 1953. It is probably the oldest Primary School in Glenrothes.

The school strives to create and foster a secure, caring, stimulating yet supportive environment which is conducive to good teaching and learning, in which children can develop confidence and self esteem and where pupils can become self motivated learners who understand and enjoy all the activities in which they are engaged.

We’re so pleased to have these guys on our side and it’s really easy to join them. If your school is already registered then you will be automatically entered once the challenge begins. Just keep answering questions to help Team GB increase their tally. If you’re not yet registered click below and you’ll be up and running in a matter of moments. It’s free and you won’t need any training.

button-register-for-free-nowYou can download a fabulous poster to print out and display around your school here

Get ready for the Skoolbo World Cup with Adrian Turner

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Skoolbo World Cup 2nd – 8th December 2015

With just two weeks to go until the launch of the 2015 Skoolbo World Cup it’s time for Team GB to get practising.

‘Team GB – who are they?’ we hear you ask…

You of course!

All children (and schools) in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are invited to join together in an effort to become Skoolbo World Champions. Together you make up Team GB and your task is to try to beat all the other Skoolbo teams from around the globe by answering the most literacy, numeracy and language questions over the 7 day challenge.

During the challenge students’ avatars will be dressed in an exclusive Team GB kit and every question answered correctly will take us one step closer to victory! Keep a look out for the dedicated Challenge Leaderboard which will show live results in real time!

Former Olympic Swimmer and Skoolbo Ambassador Adrian Turner knows all about preparing for a big event and has recorded this special message to get us all motivated and ready to win –

If your school is registered then you’ll already know what to do. Make sure everyone in your class has their username and password and is practising by playing at home and school.

Spread the word about the challenge by downloading this cool poster to display around your school-

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Forgotten your login? Not a problem, we’re here to help. You can email us, call us, tweet us or message us!

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Not yet registered? Why wait? It’s fast and free, your school can be up and running quick as a flash with no training required.

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Skoolbo presents Junior Inventors! A great new site for teachers, parents and kids!

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Looking for some inspiring activities to do in your class that is 100% free of charge?

Need ideas on how to spend quality time with your kids?

Itching to try out your next big idea?

Do we have good news for you! Skoolbo’s scientists and inventors have been busy working in our lab to bring you JUNIOR INVENTORS!

Junior Inventors is an exciting learning site for children, teachers and parents aimed at fostering deeper engagement by creating content that reflects the inspiring world of technology and innovation. It is packed with parent and teacher tools and resources designed for easy use in today’s busy schedule. We inspire young minds to learn and get involved in the creative process of inventing.

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  • Weekly burst of curiosity emailed straight to your inbox with the latest activities for teachers and parents
  • Content that is designed to inspire creative thinking
  • Teacher resources and lesson plans
  • Family focused parent activities
  • Competitions and showcases

Satisfy all your curiosity needs with complete downloadable lesson guides for teachers, D.I.Y. projects for parents to do with their kids, inventor spotlights to inspire the next generation of inventors, and much more!

So put your inventing hats on and subscribe to our Junior Inventors’ newsletter below!

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How to get your class back onto Skoolbo for The World Cup!

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If you already have a Skoolbo account, you just need to do a few easy things to get your class up and running so your students’ can compete in our highly motivating World Cup!

This year, thousands of Skoolbo kids will be competing against other Skoolbo-ers in classrooms across the USA, UK, New Zealand, Australia, Mexico, Philippines and India.

Running from Wednesday 2nd to Tuesday 8th of December, your students’ avatars will wear a new uniform. Every question your students’ answer correctly puts your country one step closer to victory!

There will be an automated tally on the Skoolbo website homepage so you can see the results live. This is a great way to motivate students’ to learn by answering lots of maths and literacy questions.

So to get back on board with us in order to join in, follow these simple instructions.

We look forward to your class joining in on the fun!

Step 1. Log In

Log in to your teacher dashboard via the Skoolbo website here

If you forget your password you can reset it at any time by visiting this page. Just use the email address we use to send you Skoolbo messages!

Step 2. Browse to your student list.

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Once you can see your student list, click the printer icon at the bottom of the list to print out your students’ log in details to hand out.

If you need to upload your students and you have many of them, email us at info@skoolbo.co.uk so we can help you get started!

Step 3. Download the full 3D game

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It’s more fun for kids to play the Mac/PC version or the Skoolbo App, which you can get by visiting our downloads page

Of course they can still play Skoolbo by logging in on the Skoolbo website too. 

Step 4: Play at home

Get your kids learning from home (and of course competing so that UK WINS) by using our handy print-outs that can be filled out and sent home to parents. Click here to download the handy home print out.

New to Skoolbo? Register your class now to get involved in our Skoolbo World Cup Challenge!

 

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The Skoolbo 2015 World Cup is just around the corner! Let’s WIN UK!

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The Skoolbo World Cup is back for a second year and this time it’s the world against the world! Skoolbo UK kids will be competing against other Skoolbo-ers in classrooms across the USA, New Zealand, Australia, Mexico, Philippines and India.

Running from Wednesday 2nd to Tuesday 8th of December, your students’ avatars will wear a new UK uniform. Every question your students’ answer correctly puts the UK one step closer to victory! There will be an automated tally on the Skoolbo website homepage so you can see the results live.

This is a great way to motivate students’ to learn by answering lots of maths and literacy questions.

Let’s have some fun as we join together to take on the world in the Skoolbo World Cup!

Stay tuned for more news on the World Cup coming in the lead up to December 2nd…

Go GB Kids! Go!

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New to Skoolbo? Register your child or class now to get involved in our highly motivating World Cup!

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