Christ the King Roman Catholic Primary School have made frequent appearances on the leaderboards over the last few months including reaching the coveted number one spot on the world leaderboard –
This is a major achievement especially as they are a small one-form entry school competing against schools several times their size! We were intrigued to know the secrets of their success and how teachers integrate Skoolbo into their busy timetables. Mr Stell, Year 4 teacher explained –
Skoolbo has been a great addition to our school. It has been an exciting tool for the children to use to help re-enforce areas such as times tables and spellings. As they are able to access it home as well, the children are enjoying having this as part of their homework. Although, some parents have said that it has become more difficult to get their children to actually do their other homework, they are glad that the children are enthusiastic to learn and practice these key skills.
In class, we aim to give each group some dedicated ‘Skoolbo’ time at least once a week and they certainly never forget to mention if they have missed their turn. In the computer age that we are in, it is an up to date way of engaging the children in a fun way.
The added competition of point scoring between individuals, siblings, classes and counties adds to the enthusiasm of our children. It is easy to manage from a schools perspective and hassle free.
‘Basically it’s homework that we like!’
The students also had wonderful things to say about learning with Skoolbo and about their interview with Olympic swimmer Adrian turner. We were overwhelmed when they decided to put their thoughts into these fabulous letters –
‘I felt excellent that I was talking to a real famous celebrity.’
‘When you play you can play against people from all around the world.’
‘(Skoolbo) is a fun game because you get to play while you are learning.’
‘I know that it has made everyone better in school work including me.’
A big ‘thank you’ to the students and teachers of Christ the King, your wonderful letters have us all smiling in the Skoolbo office! We look forward to seeing more of you on the leaderboards really soon.
Christ the King is a one-form entry Roman Catholic primary school based in Burnley, Lancashire. The school aims to develop the full potential of each child spiritually, socially and academically, encouraging a sense of love and respect for each other and the world around us.