All content on the new platform has been mapped to the NC2014, with log-in and navigation made even simpler so that teachers can access curriculum objectives quickly and easily via subject, year level or key stage.
Supporting maths teaching, existing content has been realigned, expanded and enhanced with new material specifically developed to tackle a range of new NC2014 objectives. This includes new songs for 11 and 12 times tables, new Activities and Learn Screens, which are complementary areas attached to an activity where pupils can explore and interact with the material without a right/wrong format or being timed. Learn Screens will also be introduced to broaden coverage and depth at the Foundation stage.
English has been similarly boosted with a strong focus on phonics, in-depth coverage of reading objectives for KS1 and lower KS2, with additional support for writing in Upper KS2.
For science there is new content to support the ‘Working Scientifically’
Equipping teachers with all the tools they need to deliver the KS1 and KS2 computing curriculum, the computing module has been introduced with engaging content all correlated to the learning objectives. It includes student and Topic Tools, Activities, Learn Screens and ThinkIts – a teacher led, higher order thinking skills tool to challenge fast finishers. It will be available later in 2014 and added to the EducationCity.com offering free of charge for an introductory period.
Play Live French is a powerful learning game for KS2. It reinforces French language learning in the classroom in a timed, competitive environment. Pupils can pit their wits against other children in their class, school or across the UK on specific language topics such as people, animals, fashion, leisure and travelling. Over 700 different multimedia questions including video, photographs, animations, graphics, audio and text, give plenty of variety to encourage practice. Play Live French is ideal for consolidating learning at the end of the school year or key stage, or to recap specific topics.
A high proportion of EducationCity.com’
On stand presentations will be relevant to the NC2014 and e-learning in the classroom, with speakers including practitioners, education specialists and EducationCity.com’