Introducing Century for Key Stage 2
By Mr Marks, Deputy Head Teacher
At Orton Wistow Primary School we are always looking for ways to extend and improve the learning experience for all our pupils. That’s why we are now using CENTURY – a ground-breaking online learning platform - with Years 3, 4, 5 and 6.
What is CENTURY?
CENTURY is an online learning tool for students. It combines artificial intelligence with the latest research in learning science and neuroscience.
The platform identifies every student’s strengths, gaps in knowledge and misconceptions. Students can log in and complete work that has been suggested for them by the advanced recommendation engine, or work that has been set by teachers.
It allows students to take control of their own learning and for teachers to get real-time data on progress, allowing them to quickly identify which students need support or additional challenge.
What does this mean for my child’s learning?
CENTURY will complement existing teaching methods. As well as using CENTURY in the classroom, teachers will use it to set homework.
Students are able to access CENTURY at anytime and anywhere. It is available to them in school and also at home. All they need to do is visit the CENTURY website and enter their unique login details. Some children in school already have their login details and have used CENTURY. Please ask them about it. Other classes are planning to introduce it to the pupils in the coming weeks.
The platform can be accessed from tablets and laptops on up-to-date versions of most common browsers. The best browsers are Chrome on PCs and Android devices and Safari on iPads. It is not currently optimised for use on mobile phones.
One of the many benefits of CENTURY, is the Guardian Portal feature. The portal provides parents and guardians access into CENTURY, so you can see what homework your child has been set, when it’s due and how they’ve performed.
We will send out further information about this later this term. Teachers will focus on how to make the best use of this platform in class and for homework to begin with.
What does this mean for my child’s personal data?
CENTURY is fully compliant with all relevant data protection legislation, including GDPR and has processes in place to ensure data is secure.
How do I find out more?
If you have any questions about CENTURY, please visit CENTURY’s website www.century.tech or email CENTURY at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is also some additional information and a downloadable copy of the letter in the links below.