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Latest News Article: NEW: busythings update

LGfL is delighted to announce a major update to busythings – live now for teacher and pupil use in school and at home (USO login required at home, and recommended for improved experience in school).

The new version sees a total refresh of the interface, the addition of various new functionality, over 100 brand-new resources and iPad(3+) and Android tablet compatibility for over 80% of the site.

The best way to get to know the new busythings is to explore the live resource at (if you are not an LGfL teacher, a case-study video is available at, but here is a rundown of the latest features licensed by LGfL on behalf of London schools:

 • New content: over 100 more resources across a range of curriculum subjects from Early Years to KS2
 • New teacher mode: an area for planning, customising, gathering evidence and general organisation
 • New teacher bar: always visible, this is your hub to customise Busy Things as you need it
 • New curriculum browser: search the curriculum-aligned content, which is fully-mapped to EYFS and NC learning objectives
 • New widgets: demonstration tools for tricky concepts to invite discussion, create engagement and encourage experimentation
 • New animated demonstration videos for key features
 • ​New mobile optimisation: over 80% of all activities work across all devices (this figure will rise to over 90% in the coming months)
 • ​New customisation: teachers can alter difficulty levels and create custom collections of content to make lessons engaging for all types of learners at different ability levels
 • New My Files area for gathering evidence: track activities played and learning objectives addressed; save and record children’s work for individual portfolios; export activity descriptions and curriculum information as PDFs or or cut and paste into lesson plans
 • ​100s of printable PDF resources, including new worksheets linking to new interactive activities 
 • ​Phonics Resource Maker Tool: an existing feature that is highly popular. Create custom phonics paper-based games and worksheets - from letter formation to captioning, and much more​
 • ​Extensive clipart library featuring the busythings characters to save, print and use as you wish (new classroom display anyone?)



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