Advantages Works at the right level for your child and complements their class work.
Disadvantages Cannot choose individual levels for each subject
EDUCATONCITY.CO.UKCOST - £29.99 for a year (Standard Price). You can have a free weeks trial, but the sooner you subscribe the bigger the discount you will recieve. If you subscribe on day one or two of your trial you get £5 off, on day three or four it is £3 off and on any remaining day you will get £2 off. This is fantastic value for money as it works out as less than £3 a month at standard price, and since I only paid £24.99 it was even better!
WHAT IS EDUCATIONCITY.CO.UK? - It is an educational website, which schools actually use, it caters for your childs needs and works along side the curriculum. You can even get a homework code from your childs teacher and do extra work according to their class schedule.
The subjects it covers are maths, english, science, french and spanish.
HOW DOES IT CATER JUST FOR YOUR CHILD? - First of all depending on what region you come from the curriculum will be set to match where you are, i.e nine year olds in Scotland would most probably have slightly different learning outcomes to those in Ireland or England.
The ability to choose what grade your child is on means if they are working ahead or behind their suggested age you can programme this to fit your child. If you are not sure and you child finds it too easy or hard you can also re-adjust the grade at any time.
FEATURES OF EDUCATIONCITY.CO.UK - Each of the subjects have different branches within them. For example, Maths has Information Handling, Number, Money and Measurement and Shape, Position and Movement. Again this may differ per region. Within each of these categories are a number of educational games or activities. Each time your child completes one, it will be marked with a red, blue or gold star. Gold indicates - 100%, Blue Indicates - More than 50%, and Red Indicates - less than 50%.
The star will represent your childs highest score. Even if they have a gold star the game can still be played again.
For a lot of the activities you will also get the choice of printing out a worksheet. I find that the worksheet is not to be done instead of the activity but alongside it. I find these worksheets are useful for categories you are struggling with or need a bit more practice in.
There are also other activities on the website you can do before you sign in to your name. These I find are fun activities with not so much educational value. They concentrate on fine motor skills and artistic development. You can download mask to cut out and colour or pictures to copy, colour and draw. There are also downloadables such as wallpapers and screen savers.
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