Since subscribing to now>press>play, Chisenhale Primary hasn’t looked back. now>press>play has become embedded as an integral part of their curriculum delivery across KS2, helping teachers to deliver engaging lessons that lead to rich discussions and deepen their pupils’ understanding of their topics.
Chisenhale has been using the Experiences to deliver subjects such as Maths, English, History, and PSHE, as well as becoming a key resource for SATs Revision. We spoke to staff and pupils about why they enjoyed it and how it worked for them.
How now>press>play works
The now>press>play team arrived at the start of term and mapped our Experiences to Chisenhale Primary’s KS2 curriculum for the year. Staff were trained in an interactive one-hour session. For the last two years, teachers have been using now>press>play to support curriculum delivery. We asked Helen James, the school’s headteacher, what she thought of the process:
How now>press>play helps accelerate KS2 students’ learning
Allen, a year 6 teacher and governor, was focusing on fractions in Numeracy and noticed that his lower-ability group were really struggling to get their heads around the topic. He decided to use the now>press>play Fractions Experience, which is set aboard the Titanic, and was very pleased with the impact:
Allen used the positive experience to build his students’ confidence; the children even asked him to do the Fractions Experience again, so it was repeated with the children on a higher-levelled paper.
The benefits of incorporating now>press>play across the KS2 curriculum
Andrew Daitz, a KS2 Phase Leader, enjoyed using now>press>play as a springboard into report and creative writing:
Helen James adds:
Here is what some of the children at Chisenhale Primary had to say: