‘Like most girls of her age she’s not normally very competitive and is terribly shy about being put in the ‘lime-light’, but something came over her last week which was beautiful to watch, she was determined to win and stay ahead. My husband and I happily let her achieve her goal, we don’t normally encourage so much computer time into the evening, but we could see the maths section was really assisting her with learning and better digesting her times tables. We’ve actually recommended Skoolbo site to a Governor at another school’
Parent Oxley Park Academy November 2014
Oxley Park Primary School became Oxley Park Academy on 1st July 2011. It was one of the first primary schools in Milton Keynes to achieve this status.
Oxley Park have taken Skoolbo to heart since joining us in September, and are already members of the 100k Club, thanks to their stunning performance in the recent Premier League Challenge. The school currently has several classes playing Skoolbo, and has fully immersed themselves into both our recent challenges. On one day of the Challenge the school had the top 5 pupils on the leaderboard, all playing for Team Arsenal!
When the final whistle blew on the Premier League Challenge, Oxley Park, finished in 3rd place on the school leaderboard with an amazing 108,160 questions answered, with Melis topping the pupil table for Oxley in 28th place supporting Team Arsenal.
Here are what parents, pupils and teachers say about Skoolbo……
“Skoolbo is amazing both my children are addicted to it they are unaware they are learning as much as they are and compete so hard to win and not get wrong answers. We love Skoolbo.”
‘Johnny absolutely loves Skoolbo to the point of being obsessed’
‘Both mine seemed to like it it’s easy for them to navigate around themselves and I think it really improves their mental maths some of the tasks are easier than others but I think that helps encourage them to do more and gain more confidence! I also think it’s a great replacement to other programs and it’s good it covers literacy as well as numeracy. So a thumbs up from me’
‘My son has really enjoyed the games he has played on Skoolbo.’
‘I think Skoolbo is brilliant, really colourful and eye catching and from what I have seen educationally it looks great – better than other programs that became very repetitive.’
‘It has made me better at my times tables so I got my bands, it has made me better at spelling new words like astronaut by repeating it’
‘I think it is really good and I really enjoy all the maths quizzes because maths is my favourite subject’
‘I like it because it helps me learn stuff more easily’
‘I like it because you get points and I really like maths’
‘I think Skoolbo is fun and I like doing all the sums’
The school has a strong emphasis on working in close partnership with parents/carers and the local community, to ensure their successful ethos is promoted and supported by all. This is supported by the Skoolbo platform which enables teachers and parents to work together to support children’s learning.Oxley Park Academy see themselves as being the Hub of the Oxley Park community. “Team Oxley” includes parents/carers, children, staff, Governors and the community they serve. The school believes that working together they can achieve excellence for their school and the pupils within it.
The school motto “Dream, Believe, Achieve – Together” is born out by those who support the school, and so far their efforts on Skoolbo show the school certainly work as a team to achieve great results!
Well done Oxley Park Academy.