Basic skill development, including vocabulary development, oracy, reading and writing is a key priority within Crab Lane and now>press>play has inspired children of all ages through its engaging and imaginative format. The experiences anchor themselves to key areas of the National Curriculum and provide an exciting stimulus for basic skill development.
“The reception children have found the resource really engaging. They are always excited to participate in a now>press>play session.
We have found the unique audio resource really helpful for developing children’s listening skills and we have been really impressed by their ability to follow the instructions. We have found the early years’ stories really age appropriate, with enough simplicity for them to understand and an opportunity to learn new words.
We have seen positive benefits to the children’s writing, since introducing now press play. We have created writing tasks linked to the audio session and the children are instantly more engaged. The children have had such a positive response to the resource and this reflects in their
“Children have become immersed in the stories we have listened to. During now>press>play, they are able to listen and respond to the instructions appropriately. Furthermore, children have produced some excellent pieces of work that have stemmed from their now>press>play experience! Recently, we completed a PSHE experience, that also linked really well with our science project ‘Healthy me’. The children produced letters to Zain to explain healthy choices he could make for a healthier lifestyle. They were extremely engaged with this and had so much excellent vocabulary and science content in their writing!
I also feel that listening to the stories has helped children to learn punctuation, enunciation, and emphasis, all of which bring out the meaning of a text. It has become apparent in all tasks we have completed following on from our ‘now>press>play’ experiences.”Laura Davidge, Year 2 Teacher
“now>press>play has been an effective resource to support learning across the curriculum in Year 6. Children have been immersed in