Pupils at Christ the King have their say!

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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 –

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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.’

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Oliver

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘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.’

 

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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.

St John Fisher battling for the top spot!

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One school has been standing out recently in the North West of England. St John Fisher Roman Catholic Primary School in Rochdale have answered over half a million questions on the Skoolbo platform so far.

 

Three classes recently joined the 100K club – Years 2, 3 and 5, which is exceptional.

 

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The battle rages between Years 2 and 3!

Two classes in particular have caught our attention as they seem to be having a very close battle. Year 2 have answered 122,013 questions while Year 3 just have the lead with 122,883 answers! Year 2 however lead in the improvement tables having made a whopping 53% improvement in numeracy and 42% in literacy which is simply outstanding!

So…

Who will be the top performer in the school tomorrow?

Will Year 5 put in a concerted effort and snatch the lead away?

Will the other classes in the school be inspired to reach the 100K milestone and put in a challenge for the top spot in the school?

Snow White loves Skoolbo too!

It’s clear that these students are dedicated to their learning on the Skoolbo platform. Even the excitement of the recent World Book Day didn’t distract them from improving their skills as these wonderful photographs show –

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Delighted to have found an app that has been an absolute success in our school. Our children really have thrived using Skoolbo. The results table for each child is invaluable. Pssst don’t tell anyone, but its free!!!   Mrs Fadeyibi

 

 

 

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It’s really brilliant! I love the learning games and getting bo coins. Cameron

I love changing my avatar. I like playing against other people. I like getting lots of coins for coming first. Max

 

 

 

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I like playing against each other. Owen

 

 

 

 

IMG_3339You get to challenge other players while learning. I like getting my own house and furniture. Joshua

 

We were very happy to receive these lovely handwritten quotes from students. We’d like to thank them for taking the time to write them. We absolutely love hearing from students.

 

 

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We are delighted to have these students on board with Skoolbo. Please keep up the excellent work!

St John Fisher RC Primary School is a one-form entry school based in Stanycliffe Lane.

 

Challenge Success Stories: Parbold Douglas Church of England Academy

parboldSkoolbo is a really fun, exciting site. I get really excited when I win races. I love Skoolbo! Thank you!!” Annabel (Year 5)

Parbold Douglas CofE Academy is an Achievement for All ambassador school and has made huge strides in supporting all learners to achieve. Achievement for All and Skoolbo choose to work in partnership, knowing that together, we can open the doors to new ways of learning so that every child has access to great teaching, regardless of their background or their needs. Parbold Douglas is clearly a great example of turning this into a reality. This was most apparent when, during the recent 10 Day Challenge (October 14th-23rd), they finished 9th on the school leaderboard and answered 113,987 questions in total!

Mr Lawson and his class of year 6 students, joined the Skoolbo community in June 2014 and by September a total of 4 classes were learning on the Skoolbo platform. Another 4 are poised to begin any day now.

Year 5 led by Miss Diamond, answered nearly 50,000 questions and finished in an impressive 2nd place on the class leaderboard. The accuracy rate within Skoolbo reached an impressive 89% by the end of the challenge, with individual students making fantastic progress.

What Year 5 says about Skoolbo…..

I think Skoolbo is really good because it is a really fun way to learn things instead of writing in books” – Megan

Skoolbo is a really good game where you can choose how your character looks and then you can play the game. It is a race where you have to try and win by answering questions” – Matt

I like Skoolbo because you get to learn more than you already know” – Noah

Skoolbo is cool when you win and when you buy things” – Henry

To Skoolbo UK. THANK YOU!!! What I really like is how the questions get harder and harder the more you play. It’s fantastic and fun.” – Kate

Skoolbo is very good for learning. I love Skoolbo it’s very fun I think everyone likes it, I love winning races. Thanks for making Skoolbo” – Jack

Parbold Douglas is a medium-sized primary school that can be found in the quiet and rural village of Parbold, nestled in the countryside of West Lancashire. The school provides for 2-11 year olds and has excellent links with parents, governors and the local community.

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