Become a Skoolbo SuperSchool!

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Has your school got what it takes to be a Skoolbo SuperSchool?  Could your students achieve one million answers on Skoolbo?

248 schools have done just that and made it into the Million Club Hall of Fame. With over 50,000 schools playing Skoolbo worldwide, there’s no doubt that this is an elite club but also one that comes with exclusive member benefits. Our SuperSchools show an average improvement of 34% in literacy and maths skills, proving that the more children play, the more they learn!

Every question answered on Skoolbo represents a challenge, a chance to make mistakes, learn and improve, with a healthy dose of fun thrown in! Just think what rewards a million answers could bring your students…

  • One million learning opportunities
  • One million challenges overcome
  • One million smiles

 

 

You’ll need everyone on board but this is learning that can happen at home as well as school. Every answer counts, wherever and however your students access Skoolbo.

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Are you ready to win?

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It’s time to show the world what team GB can do. On Tuesday, the 6th December children across the UK will compete with children in Australia, New Zealand and the United States for the title of World Skoolbo Champion. Answer as many questions as you can on reading, maths and languages during the 4 day event.

Here are the wonderful students from Papakura Normal School in New Zealand in anticipation of the challenge-

 

Would you share with us your World Cup preparations?

Stay tuned for more news on the World Cup coming in the lead up to December 6th…

Go GB Kids! Go!

Spread the word… London vs NY Challenge – only 4 days to go!

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4 days (that’s only 2 school days) until the schools of London take on the schools of New York to see who can answer the most literacy, numeracy and language questions over 5 days. We think the children of London have got the determination and perseverance to prevail and it’s clear that there’s a concerted effort going into being ready on time. Just look at the UK Schools Leaderboard today, 4 London schools in the top 8!

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Spread the word and get as many London school children taking part as possible.

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Tweet, tag and post… or just tell your friends. We are stronger together!

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Follow the challenge on Twitter by using the #NYvsLondon hashtag!

 

Our latest 10K Super Champs

The list of students surpassing 10,000 answers on the Skoolbo platform just keeps getting longer which is definitely something to smile about. We’d like to say a massive ‘well done’ to everyone who has reached this milestone – a tremendous achievement and a huge step forward in securing those key skills in Literacy and Numeracy!

Here are some photographs of just some of the latest winners.

Matthew – Yr 4 student at St Aidan’s Church of England Primary School in the North East

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Cian Jones and friends all from Tycroes Primary School in Wales

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A fabulous effort – you are an inspiration to us all!

Eastern Green – inspired by the challenge!

Eastern Green Junior School in Coventry were one of the star performers in last year’s World Cup Challenge answering a total of 99,750 questions and finishing 7th overall in the UK. We felt that this performance deserved some proper recognition and so we asked Skoolbo Ambassador, Denise Lewis OBE, to personally congratulate them.

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The children of classes 6M and 6P thought of some wonderful questions to ask Denise but we also wanted to find out about why they thought they were so successful. The children told us that they were inspired by the World Cup Challenge and the strong streak of competition that runs through Year 6. The children enjoyed competing against other schools but we also heard about some serious inter-year group competition as well. We loved hearing from this school about the positive aspects of friendly competition and how every child was motivated to participate and improve.

Could you beat Jessica Ennis?

This was just one of the questions put to Denise by the children. You can hear her answer and the rest of the interview by watching the edited highlights below.

 

The staff and children of Eastern Green are already preparing for future challenges with some serious practise (and learning) on the Skoolbo platform.  Next time they will have the whole school on board and quite a few siblings. Could your school take them on?

You can see the full interview here.

 

Eastern Green’s aim is to ensure that everybody develops and achieves their full potential. They aim to provide a rich and varied curriculum in which children are nurtured, thrive and are encouraged and supported to develop into mature, independent learners. They aim to encourage and teach the values of honesty, tolerance and respect. Eastern Green is a two form entry junior school situated on the outskirts of Coventry.

Proud to be playing for Team GB – Maple Cross JMI School Year 3

Meet Year 3 at Maple Cross JMI School, proud to be playing for Team GB in the Skoolbo World Cup!

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The class have already answered 3688 questions this morning!

Mr Brummell’s class are certainly confirming their status as World Cup leaders. We look forward to seeing you progress over the week!

Good luck Maple Cross Year 3 –  can the rest of the school get behind you and help team GB win the challenge?

 

Castle Hill Primary School swept the leaderboards last week – will it be your school this week?

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Castle Hill joined Skoolbo just this month and currently has 8 classes playing at the school. To date, standards of literacy have improved by 14% and numeracy by 12% across the school!

Take a look at what Miss Wyers year 5 teacher and her pupils say about Skoolbo…..

Castle Hill are a primary school in Basingstoke. There current intake it for children aged 7-11. The talented team at Castle Hill are committed to bringing the best out of every child. They work closely with the Governing Body, parents and the local community striving to achieve their motto of “Aiming for Excellence”.
They also believe that “Manners Matter” and aim to prepare every child for the future by providing them a structured, disciplined, aspirational, yet happy working environment. They believe that these values will allow each pupil to reach their full potential if they are provided with stimulating and innovative learning resources, such as Skoolbo.
Anyone following the leaderboard last week will have seen them featured heavily, particularly year 5 led by Miss Cocker and class teacher Miss Wyers. They showed some amazing performances on the Skoolbo leaderboard last week. On Wednesday, the school were the top performing class, pupil and school in the UK, and Miss Wyers class were 8th in the world!

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A wonderful performance last week and you continue to top the table this week Castle Hill, we look forward to seeing you help Team GB beat the US in World Cup Challenge from the 3rd December!

Castle Hill Junior School sweeping the boards!

Congratulations today to Castle Hill Junior school in Basingstoke.

The school are sweeping the board, achieving 1st place in the pupil, class and school UK Leaderboards!

A special mention to Miss Wyers class who are storming ahead on the class leaderboard,

Headed up by Kamara the star pupil of the day!

Not content with sweeping the board in the UK, Miss Wyers class are  8th on the World leaderboard!

Go Caste Hill!  –  A stunning performance!

A twilight session with Biggleswade teachers

BiggleswadeIt seems that it’s not only children who enjoy learning with Skoolbo. Last week we were lucky enough to be invited to Biggleswade Academy in Bedfordshire to work with teachers from Years 5 and 6.

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Biggleswade teachers will be bringing Skoolbo into their classrooms in the next few days and wanted the chance to explore the game for themselves. Everyone was very enthusiastic (aided by superb cake kindly supplied by Mr Eveleigh’s wife) and before long there was some serious competition developing.   Biggleswade photo 2

 

Mr Henson had the ‘best dressed avatar’ on the night!

It was fantastic to hear teachers discussing the different ways they will be using Skoolbo to accelerate improvement in Literacy and Numeracy skills with each teacher considering a range of approaches from small group work to early morning whole class sessions. Mr Eveleigh explained “Our aim is to establish Skoolbo in the Year 5 and 6 classrooms then roll it out to the younger children.”

We are really looking forward to seeing Biggleswade students appearing on the leaderboards very soon and if the children are as enthusiastic as their teachers then they can look forward to some fantastic fun learning on the Skoolbo platform!

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Biggleswade Academy Trust is an independent, state funded Academy providing truly comprehensive education and wrap around care for children aged 2-13. Based within the facilities of the previous Brigham pre, Southlands lower and Holmemead middle schools the Academy is set across 24 acres and combines the ‘through’ philosophy and ethos of a single school with the facilities, more commonly found within Bedfordshire, of the three tier system.

Penultimate day of the Premier League Challenge and it’s all to play for!

The totaliser has stormed past 2,500,000 today and the competition between the three teams is hotting up.

Arsenal still holds onto the lead, with West Bromwich Albion in second and Norwich City chasing close behind.

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The Arsenal boys at the top of the leader board are still battling it out, Joshua and Malcolm from St Margaret’s are playing hard and tackling those questions with speed and skill. Vaughan from St Francis Xavier playing for West Bromwich Albion is still in contention for the top spot.

 

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How are the girls doing? Well done to Rebekha, Grace, Lucy and Amber from Swaffham CofE VC Junior School who have all answered well over 3000 questions and are in the top 40 scorers.

Ark Oval Primary Academy from Croydon took second place on the schools leader board yesterday and they have maintained this position. This school has answered over 85,000 questions. Glasgow class leads over Westminster with Oxford and Cambridge close behind. Winchester and Dundee both have answered over 7,000 questions. Well done to you all.

Day 9

So it’s all play for now as tomorrow is the last day of the challenge. It is good see so many of you flying your team planes and the cool Premier League plane around the Skoolbo worlds.

Which team do you think the Skoolbo characters would play for? Doctor Weevil would probably find a way to stay on the winning side and Countess Lucile would perhaps be more interested in the celebrity lifestyle of a football wife!

Have a good day and let’s see if we can reach 3,000,000 by the end of the day!

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