Parental Help – Apps

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As children get more and more comfortable with modern technology and learn to use touch screens from a very early age, tablet computing is playing a more important role in education. There are some fantastic apps on the market across Android, Apple and other platforms.

Below is a list of some apps used to aid children’s learning. Most of them are free and some are available for a (usually very reasonable) cost. There may be some apps that are unavailable on certain platform (eg iPhone, not iPad).

HELP! IF YOU KNOW OF A FANTASTIC APP IN ANY SUBJECT, PLEASE LET THE SCHOOL OFFICE KNOW AND WE CAN LOOK INTO GETTING THEM IN SCHOOL.

Maths

10 mins10 Minutes a Day Tables – Brilliant game practicing all tables and beating a best time. Practise in order, mixed order and with missing numbers.

 

Math MasterMath Master – tables and addition facts. Can you beat your best time? Use the options setting to make the difficulty easier or harder.

 

SubSubtraction ! ! – Practise column subtraction using a simple app. Very helpful in understanding the concept of exchange.

Multiplication Genius – Quickfire game on times tables.

pop mathPopMath Maths Plus – practise addition, multiplication and subtraction by bursting balloons

Primary Apps (Vol1, 2) for iPad – (£5.99 for a collection) – Lots of excellent maths games testing many areas of maths. Suitable for all ages as very easy to change the difficulty.

Literacy

Alan Peat Exciting Sentences App – Linked to our Literacy Policy, an app that explains our sentence types.

spell fixSpellFix Y3-Y6 Word Lists – For help with sight learning common words. Increase familiarity and fluency

Tellagami – fun animation software to create a short spoken presentation

questDyslexia Quest – A really fun game to aid spelling. Not just for children with dyslexia but fun for all.

 

phonics playPhonics Play – Lots of fun phonics games to aid spelling. Similar to the popular website

Abc pocket phonics – letters and sounds

Dictionary.com – great dictionary and thesaurus app

Dragon Dictation – writes what you say – helps with spelling

Geography

World Atlas 2014

Computing

Sscratch jnrcratch Jnr – An introduction to coding – program using simple instructions. Download the PC version ‘Scratch’ to move onto more complex coding

Bee Bot – Linked to maths – instruct a bee around a garden using simple instructions.

 

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