Learning Apps @ Silverdale
As part of our learning provision, Silverdale has purchased subscriptions to a number of online learning programmes. We encourage use of these programmes at home, in moderation, to support your child’s home learning. You should receive your child’s logins from their class teacher – if you have not, or have lost/forgotten their login, please let your child’s class teacher know. Of course, none of these apps are a substitute for the most important thing that parents can do to support their child’s learning: reading with their child every day. However, combined with regular reading, they can have a really positive impact on children’s learning.
Reception – Year 3: Reading Eggs. Reading Eggs is a fantastic programme designed to support children with their reading all the way from the very beginning as children develop their confidence with letter sounds through to more confident readers. It can be accessed on most internet enabled devices – tablets, laptops, even many phones. To use the programme, you can either download the free app available for most devices or go the website directly at www.readingeggs.co.uk.
NEW! Reception - Year 2: Mathseeds. Mathseeds is a fantastic programme from the same people behind Reading Eggs - in fact it is accessed via the Reading Eggs app or website using your child's Reading Eggs login. Regular use will support your child's Maths learning and build confidence.
Years 3-6: DoodleMaths. DoodleMaths is a brilliant online app that adapts to your child’s ability. With regular practice (just a few minutes every day) this app can have a really positive impact on children’s confidence in Maths. ‘Little and often’ is the key with this app. It can be accessed on most internet enabled devices – tablets, laptops, even many phones. To use the programme, you can either download the free app available for most devices or go the website directly at www.doodlelearning.com (children at Silverdale have access to DoodleMaths and DoodleTables).
Years 1-6: Spelling Shed. Spelling shed is a great programme for learning spellings. Each week children in Years 1-6 at Silverdale are given a set of spellings to learn. Children can practice these spellings on paper and/or online through Spelling Shed. Spelling Shed is accessed via play.edshed.com . There is an app but this is not free and there is no need to download it – the website is free and exactly the same.
Years 3-6: Accelerated Reader. At school we use accelerated reader to help gauge where children are with their reading. The site also enables children to go online and complete quizzes on books they have read – and earn points for their efforts! They can access the quizzes at: https://tinyurl.com/yjo87yyo . This will also be coming soon for Year 2! Children’s logins are exactly the same as their DoodleMaths/Reading Eggs login details.
If you have any trouble logging on, or just want some advice on how these sites work, please speak to your child’s classroom teacher or feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.