BBC Bitesize Research

Bitesize on the other hand is a different website all together. It focuses completely on educational games in order to educate children. The main page for Bitesize is split simply into learning categories. Each one specifically designed for the keystage your child is learning at in school. It goes all the way from KS1 all the way through to a higher level of education. Due to the fact I know my age group for this project is set in the keystages of one and two, I looked into those categories more specifically.

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Keystage 1 has three simple sections. Literacy, Maths, and Science. There are various games within each one for you to play and learn at the same time. Helping you expand your skills mean whilst also accompanying in a little fun too. The only categories on here that are constant are those three separate sections. Always easy to find if you want to learn another topic.

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Every page is also brought along with a worksheet to go with the game, encouraging you to do work away from the computer, especially if you only have a limited time on one in the first place.

Keystage 2 is more visibly different. The icons are a little more sophisticated with images added onto them, and there are more sections within each section as is instructed by their curriculum. Science is split into categories that are still simplified, yet they are quite obviously the three subject the students will meet at secondary school. Biology, Chemistry, and Physics, summed in more simplistic ways.

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As is the last one, there are games listed in each section. Educational ones telling you that you can play the game or read the worksheet to go along with it. This does help if a child simply prints the sheet out to do away from the computer, of course.

I like this website. It is educational, informative, and very well put for children. Everything and anything is on this website, which is exactly what I wish to do with Smidge and Smudge. Their geography stories should be able to educate and help children learn more along the way, whilst having fun in doing so.



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