Find a list of useful learning aids here and using the tabs at the side of the page!
Following requests from a number of pupils and parents, we have begun to compile a list of a few useful apps and websites to support learning at home. However, please bear in mind that there are thousands of Apps (many of which are free apps) which can be used to support learning. This is by no means a list of the only apps or websites to use, nor is it a request for you to spend additional money on Apps or subscriptions etc. If anyone knows of any good, free educational and supportive Apps or websites, please share these with a member of staff at Hall Green so that we can also utilise them in school.
Educational websites that we use on a day-to-day basis:
All children have access to this online literacy platform which is often referred to as Bug Club. Children will have individualised access to the software and have been made aware of log-in credentials. This platform allows children to access interesting and suitable texts to match your child's reading ability. As well as having access to books online, your child will be able to answer questions simultaneously. Your child should be assigned books and reading comprehensions by an adult within their year group.
Year 5 and 6 also have access to Reading Plus. This is a website with age-related reading activities to support learning. The time children spend using Reading Plus is ‘logged’ in school and frequent users are rewarded. Pupils have individual user names and passwords allowing access.
Times Table Rockstars
All pupils in school have individualised access to a maths platform known as Times Tables Rockstars (TTR). This is a platform where children can have tailored times table practice for their individual needs. Also, on this platform, children can compete against other pupils, teachers and in nationwide competitions.
Pupils have access to Purple Mash. This website has lots of creative tools that can be used to support their learning in all topics. They may be set homework on here and can save their work to their own folder. Purple Mash will be used by the children during a lot of their Computing lessons at school. Pupil's can access this via a search for our school on the Purple Mash website.
Seesaw is an online learning platform that children can utilise to be more creative within their learning. This is mostly used in schools to perform dramatisations, explain methods or create other means to showcase their learning. This platform also allows children to receive quicker feedback from their teacher and also have misconceptions addressed. Children have individualised access to this platform and will only be able to see their own work.
1. Students go to https://app.seesaw.me/#/login on a computer. Or install the Seesaw Class App on an iOS or Android device.
2. Students tap “I’m a Student”.
3. Students scan their code using Seesaw’s built-in QR code reader or type in their text code to access their Seesaw account.