Across Key Stages 1 and 2, teachers have reported that they are excited by how young people have responded to Lyfta’s learning materials.
Please note that there are a myriad of ways in which Lyfta can be adapted and used with young people, and these are just a small selection of examples. You know your students the best and should modify, adapt and differentiate any of these examples to meet the needs of your young learners. To assist younger pupils, the subtitles were read out as well.
Many of our KS1 and KS2 users found success in using Lyfta to support students in their listening and prediction skills. For example, one of our users chose only to play the sounds of the storyworld first, asking students to predict what they were going to be learning about that day. Many correctly guessed that they would be visiting Malte and his beehive in Germany.
We can also use Lyfta in a cross-curricular way of reinforcing knowledge, which many of our teachers find stimulates children to make connections: You can click here to find an interdisciplinary lesson about Swimming Through English and Maths, as well as explore how to use figurative language in descriptive writing to describe the cityscape of Hong Kong.
Our primary school community really enjoy visiting Awra Amba with young learners, as supported by one of our users:
‘The children absolutely enjoyed exploring the African village and were amazed at how a place could be so different to what they have experienced. Lyfta is a learning tool to widen views and experiences’.
– Teacher, Springfield Primary School
Other examples of Lyfta being used in a primary context include: