An Essential Digital Classroom
Sunshine in Schools
Sunshine Online offers schools the very best in animated and interactive digital content for learning English. The website provides an extensive digital learning environment with quality content for use in the classroom. Many of the authors and illustrators are well-established creatives in the field of children's literature.
There is a separate section on Sunshine Online called the Staffroom. Here teachers can access full sets of teaching notes covering all the texts, overview skills charts and printable activity sheets. This support material makes classroom planning easy and supports teachers in effectively linking print and technology.
Sunshine Online has three Learning Spaces for A1 to B1.
There are over 900 fiction and non-fiction e-books that can be used for listening, reading and speaking English. There are hundreds of skills activities, as well as a recording function to read and listen to the reading.
26 Alphabet e-books provide a comprehensive introduction to the building blocks of language.
There are 24 Letter Combination and 32 Word Family e-books. This series represents, with the alphabet e-books, a comprehensive phonics program of texts and interactive activities.
Short animated explanations teach grammar points and parts of speech in a fun way. Upon completion, children get a certificate or trophy to reward their learning.
Letters and Words
Activities that teach the alphabetic principle. Children learn to recognise the names and initial sounds of the letters and practise 48 keywords in context.
The games and activities entertain children, while they learn about the sounds of the language.
Songs and Rhymes
Singing is an excellent and enjoyable way to learn the rhythm of English. There are fifteen songs and an alphabet rap, with music and words, for children to sing along to.
The Staffroom is where you will find teaching resources including teaching notes, overview skills charts and printable activity sheets.
Student Dashboard and Reporting
If a school opts for a managed subscription, they can view a child's results and history and listen to the recording activity to check for fluency, reading and pronunciation.
The website offers two subscription options.
Option 1: Teachers and parents can choose a non-managed site accessible using a generic username and password for the subscription.
Option 2: Managed administration allows schools to allocate individual passwords so that an administrator – teacher, child or parent – can monitor progress and report using recorded data. Children will also have a personalised avatar and a dashboard where their results are kept.