Wow! What a fantastic response. We launched Skoolbo a little over a week ago and as a school, you have answered over 55,000 questions correctly! Each week, Skoolbo displays a weekly ranking of school, class and individual performances. By the end of last week, Year 3 were the 6th highest performing class in the UK, and Maple Cross JMI was the 7th highest performing school. Moreover, when the new week started, there was a period when Lawrence in year 3 was in the top 10, not in the UK, but the whole world! As I said before, WOW!
More and more children are going onto Skoolbo now and whilst this is improving our points total, it’s also loads of fun AND we are learning. In my assembly today I asked you all for some feedback about Skoolbo. I had lots of great comments about it being fun, and how you liked playing against your friends etc, but one comment really stood out; Shannon in year 5 said, “I like Skoolbo because its helped me to learn my times tables and now i’m in the Gold Gang!” (Gold Gang is one of our highest times table proficiency levels). This was music to my ears.
So, we’ve made a great start – but now we must all work hard to make sure we keep it up. It’s easy to start something, but not so easy to keep it going. I’ve got a few ideas, but i’d like to hear your thoughts about how we can keep the interest level up.
One little thing, a few of you have struggled to sign in. Make sure you sign in using www.skoolbo.co.uk , the .com skoolbo address will not work for us. If you keep having problems, let me know.
Well done on a great start, now lets keep it going.