2020/2021 Service Definition

Discovery Education Resources

About the Service

BT Lancashire Services offers schools access to a range of online interactive educational classroom resources, including specially discounted rates for subscriptions to Discovery Education services.   Services include Discovery Education Espresso and Discovery Education Coding. Discovery Education partners with like-minded organisations to captivate pupils, empower teachers, and transform classrooms with customised solutions that increase academic achievement.

Discovery Education Espresso is a cross-curricular learning service for teachers and pupils covering Foundation to Key Stage 2. Containing over 23,000 digital resources, including short videos, interactive games, printable worksheets and more, Espresso supports delivery of the National Curriculum with its easy-to-use, knowledge-rich resources that bring learning to life. Resources are grouped into thematic collections supporting specific curriculum topics with the option to also search by subject or curriculum objective.

Espresso News produced in collaboration with ITN Productions and included as part of your Espresso subscription, provides teachers with safe, age-appropriate resources to educate their pupils on what's happening in the world using real events and video footage to create memorable and engaging lessons. It is the only daily updated online news resource dedicated to making current affairs accessible for primary school children.

With Discovery Education Coding, pupils will gain a secure understanding of coding concepts like algorithms, sequences and variables - as well as developing computational thinking skills through decomposition, logical reasoning and problem-solving. 

Explanatory videos help make complex concepts simple and provide visual illustrations and examples of what pupils need to achieve in each lesson. Over 100 lesson plans also provide everything you need for your coding lesson including a quick overview, learning objectives, success criteria, vocabulary and key questions to ask pupils.

And, best of all, pupils and teachers alike will be able to demonstrate their creativity by creating their own apps and sharing them with their classmates and colleagues.

What are the benefits?

  • Discovery Education Espresso is suitable for Foundation to Year 6 pupils and makes lessons memorable, saves teachers' time and strengthens pupils' learning and understanding.
  • To enhance teaching and learning for school-aged pupils.
  • To help teachers with lesson planning, searching for and creating their own content. The teacher planning area contains easy to follow guidance on using Espresso, curriculum mapping and instructional tools.
  • To help maximise the investments schools have made in ICT technology.

What's Included?

Service Features

Feature Description

 

 

Discovery Education Espresso

Discovery Education Espresso

 

  • This rich all-in-one learning service offers a wide range of subjects mapped to the curriculum, ensuring that your school will deliver high-quality education and appropriate coverage with thoughtfully structured content to meet the requirements of the new 2019 Ofsted Inspection Framework.
  • Containing more than 23,000 digital media resources for all subjects across Foundation to Key Stage 2. See what’s popular with teacher’s nationwide by accessing the top ten at: discoveryeducation.co.uk/top10
  • Build confidence in areas you may not have taught before with our detailed and flexible teacher guidance and our essential curriculum resources such as British Values or Online Safety, all created by experienced teachers.
  • Includes Espresso Phonics - a series of modules based on the Department for Education’s ‘Letters and Sounds’ programme that provides structured videos and activities to complement any core synthetic phonics programme.
  • Features daily and weekly video bulletins, 2019 BETT Award finalist Espresso News brings the world’s biggest news stories to thousands of primary school classrooms every day – delivering dynamic age-appropriate content to help children engage with current affairs.
  • Supports pupils’ independent work with Video Zone highlighting real-world STEM connections.
  • Take pupils to a different time and place with Espresso’s NEW Augmented Reality immersive experiences adding layers of powerful impact to learning.
  • Support pupils’ SATs revision prep with a wealth of ready-made literacy, reading and Maths resources perfect for refresher lessons.
  • Provides access to creative, research-based instructional Spotlight on Strategies, enabling teachers to create engaging active learning experiences with digital media.
  • Delivered direct to your school from the BT Lancashire Services central data centre over your broadband connection.
Espresso with Pupil Home Access
  • Purchased as an add-on to the main service and provides access for pupils at home.
 

Discovery Education Coding

Discovery Education Coding

Discovery Education Coding provides complete support for teaching coding in primary schools. Pupils will gain secure understanding of coding concepts like algorithms, sequences and variables as well as developing computational thinking skills through decomposition, logical reasoning and problem solving. And best of all, pupils and teachers alike will be able to demonstrate their creativity by creating their own apps and sharing them with their classmates and colleagues.

  • Step-by-step lessons guide teachers and pupils through a thoughtfully graduated sequence.
  • Video tutorials present the code that pupils will learn and highlight correct terminology.
  • Debugging tasks and error codes help pupils’ problem solve.
  • Free code ignites pupils’ creativity.

Comprehensive lesson plans ensure all teachers are fully supported.

Active Kids do Better Available to all Espresso user schools Active Kids do Better contains ready-to-go videos to model quick activities that are great for settling children at the start of class or energising them throughout the day helping to meet the Government’s target of 60 minutes of physical activity a day. https://www.activekidsdobetter.co.uk/