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Let's Get Technical

Online app support

 

A very warm welcome to 'Let's Get Technical', our online app support area!

At Let's Get Technical there is no question too big or small. We are here for you to try to make sure that your online experience with your children is the most positive and productive it can be!

 

At Let's Get Technical, we are focusing on: 

  • App guides (blend of publications and workshops).
  • Office 365 guidance, laptop provision and telephone support for online learning.
  • Updates on best downloads for learning.
  • Updates to parents on current trends and situations based on pupil cyber chats.
  • E-safety workshops
  • School = phone-free zone – no calls for 10 minutes after school to discuss school.

So... Let's Get Technical!

 App Guides

School Cloud (Parent Consultations)

School Cloud Systems - Bett Show at ExCeL London | The World's Leading  Education Technology Show

 

Times Tables Rock Stars (TTRS)

 

 

MyMaths

 

Charanga YUMU (music)

 

Letter Join (handwriting)

 

Office 365 guidance and laptop provision 

Please email or call the office to be sent information about accessing your child's Office 365 account. We send the login details to you when the account is opened. Please also call the school and select OPTION 2 for any further queries or support on this.

 

Updates to parents on current trends and online interests

For further guides and information on other programs and issues, please visit and create a FREE account with National Online Safety at https://nationalonlinesafety.com/guides 

Currently, a large number of pupils are playing and are interested in:

 

Roblox - this is also played by some of our youngest pupils

 

Fortnite

 

We are also concerned that some pupils may be playing too much

 

Other apps worth exploring (apps for learning)...

CBeebies Storytime App

CBeebies Storytime

CBeebies Storytime is filled with free interactive story books and bedtime stories for young children and is a great way to enjoy reading with your little one. The library is always growing, with amazing stories featuring all the CBeebies’ favourites.

Age: 0-5

Platform: AppleAndroidAmazon

CBeebies Playtime Island

CBeebies Playtime Island

CBeebies Playtime Island contains a wide range of fun and educational games to help children understand the world around them and support the development of core skills. Children can play along with all of CBeebies’ most popular characters.

Age: 0-5

Platform: AppleAndroidAmazon

Lingumi - Kids' English

Lingumi - Kids' English

Lingumi provides a course focused on spoken and communicative English. The app provides sets of learning games, speech recognition games and video-based games to help the child grow their grammar and get them speaking their first words.

Age: 2-5

Platform: Apple, Android

Kaligo

Kaligo

Kaligo is a digital handwriting exercise book designed to teach children how to write using a stylus and tablet, built on an AI machine learning platform. A self-paced approach enables children to progress at their own speed according to their own ability, whilst AI Machine learning provides real-time corrective feedback.

Age: 3-5

Platform: AppleAndroid

 

Phonics and Reading

The following apps contain phonics content and therefore are only intended for use with school-aged children. Used with your child, they may be a way to support the phonics they are already learning at school, however, you should check with your child’s class teacher that the approaches used in the apps align with your school’s teaching methods before using at home.

 

Teach Your Monster to Read

Teach Your Monster to Read

Teach Your Monster to Read is a phonics and reading game that’s helped children learn to read. The app covers the first two years of learning to read, from matching letters and sounds to enjoying small books.

Age: school-aged children

Platform: AppleAndroidAmazon

 

Navigo

Navigo

The Navigo app aims to support beginner readers to develop reading skills (accuracy, fluency and comprehension) through engaging with the personalised content and activities.

Age: school-aged children

Platform: Android

 

Phonics Hero

Phonics Hero

Phonics Hero teaches children to read and spell with systematic synthetic phonics. The app includes over 850 fun and varied games. Using a step-by-step approach, children learn the 44 sounds, the reading and spelling of words, and how to conquer sentences.

Age: school-aged children

Platform: AppleAndroid

The following app is intended for use with school-aged children. A child could use this app for further independent reading once they have successfully completed their school’s phonics programme. If you are unsure when this is, we recommend that you discuss the matter with your child’s class teacher before using the app with your child.

 

Fonetti

Fonetti

Fonetti is a Listening Bookshop™ that provides young children with a patient, comforting listening ear to help in the learning-to-read journey, but also with the added benefit of tracking progress, identifying reading challenges, and highlighting to their adult carers where the most support is needed.

Age: school-aged children

Platform: Apple

 

E Safety workshops for parents

We invite the 2 Johns in to speak about e-safety. Below is one of their online live webinars. They are well worth a follow online for updates to ensure being safer online.

The advice from 17m 42secs is very informative on stranger danger online.

School = Phone Free Zone

We are asking all parents to take 10 minutes after school to talk to their children about their learning during the day.

 

Please make the school a No-Phone-Zone!