Spellzone January Round-Up

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How has your first month of 2020 been? Here's what we got up to this month:

  • We began the year by sharing 20 steps you can take to help you improve your spelling this year. If you haven’t thought about your New Year’s resolutions since January 1st (or if you haven’t thought about them at all), it’s not too late. You’ve got eleven months left to achieve. Take your first step today – find part one of our list here and part two here
  • This month we returned to our Commonly Confused Words series and looked at the words peace and piece. Click here for some brilliant mnemonics to help you remember how to spell each of these words.
  • Did you know that some of our spelling games now have a multiplayer option? If you’re using Spellzone in a classroom, why not log in at the same time as a friend and try it out? Find our multiplayer games here.
  • New year, new you. We started 2020’s Words for Wednesday with a word to help you get organised for the year ahead: declutter. You can also find our top tips for creating a productive workspace here
  • Click here to learn about the astrological and oddly poetic root of the word disaster. 
  • This month was International Day of Education. Education is a human right yet ‘65 million children and adolescents around the world do not have the opportunity to enter or complete school’. Click here to learn more about the word education and about how International Day of Education is celebrated. 
  • The word noon derives from the Latin for 'nine', so why does it mean 12 o'clock? Learn more about this strange word here.

We hope you’ve all had a productive January!

31 Jan 2020
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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