July Round-Up 2021

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  • "Covid: Home-education numbers rise by 75%"

    New BBC research shows the number of children registering for home education has risen by 75% in the first part of the school year. In north-west England this is a 92% increase on the previous two-year average.

    While some parents made this decision for health reasons, others felt that pandemic simply gave them the final push they needed. Read the BBC article here.

    Do you home-school your children? Sign up for a free Spellzone home trial here.

  • 3 Word Lists for July  

    For this month’s word lists, we looked at The Dirty 30 (part 1 and part 2), Prefixes: per or pre?, and Flowers. There are lots of different ways you can use a Spellzone word list to help you practise your spelling – learn more about them here.  

  • American English vs. British English: The Shopping Edition

    Cart or trolley? Purse or handbag? Bill or note? Some words have different meanings depending on whether they are used in an American English or a British English context. Learn more in this month’s American English vs British English blog post.

  • Commonly Confused Words: Board vs. Bored

    For this month’s Commonly Confused Words blog post, we looked at the words board and bored. Which word describes a feeling and which word describes an object? Click here for tips and tricks to help you tell them apart.

  • Word for Wednesday

    Finally, our Word for Wednesday theme this month was flowers. Our chosen words were delphinium, lily, orchid, and iris


31 Jul 2021
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"Thank goodness for Spellzone during this remote learning phase. The site is easy for students to navigate independently and they're really enjoying the activities and spelling games. You get an awful lot for your money with Spellzone. Really reassuring is the very prompt response with helpdesk queries. I've very rarely needed the helpdesk, but when I have, the issue has been addressed and sorted within a very short time."

Sarah Taggart, Oasis Academy Lord's Hill