iPad resources and apps

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Pupil's lessons have always been posted on Showbie as a part of our 1:1 iPad programme so we are in a fantastic position with hardware, software and skills to ensure a smooth transition to learning from home.  We are making some small adaptations that mean from Monday 23.03.20 it is easier to see the most important information. However, lots of pupils will want to go further and do more and will already be using some of the fantastic apps and digital resources to keep learning.   

There are lots of great resources that are available on our iPads already and many companies are making their resources free for pupils. We will collect these additional resources here so that you can extend learning if you complete your classes and would like to do more some of the links are especially useful for parents. Click the images BELOW to see links to further resources linked to the apps!

Bee Bot: KS1 Coding   

The app has three levels of play mode: The flower mode with 12 levels, the Sheep Herding mode with 3 levels and the Egg collecting mode with 3 levels. Each level has a scoring system of up to 3 stars depending on how successful you are in solving the problem in the time given.
This is a great app to teach basic level entry coding.

Garage Band: Music Creation 

GarageBand is a fully equipped music app with a complete sound library that includes instruments, presets for guitar and voice, and an incredible selection of session drummers and percussionists. It’s easy to learn, play and record music! 


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Internet Matters: E-saftey  

‘Internet Matters’ is an app designed to help parents talk about online safety issues with their children, and to ensure that they make smart choices to stay safe online.

  • Split-screen collaborative app helps them think about what they would do if they were faced with different situations online; from cyberbullying to sharing content with someone they don’t know
  • Quizzes and games encourage parents and children to collaborate and talk about 9 different e-safety subjects.




Kahoot: Quizes 

A Kahoot quiz is a series of questions with between two to four multiple-choice answers to choose from. 

Teachers set a game to play and a game pin is created and displayed on screen. Children connect to the game by going to https://kahoot.it and entering the game pin into the first box, then their name into the second. Teachers can view pupil results. 


Teach Your Monster to Read: Early Readers 

  • Covers everything from letters and sounds to reading full sentencesComplements all synthetic phonics programmes used in schools.Increases engagement through gamification and helps track progress.   


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Scratch JR. KS1 Coding 

With ScratchJr, young children (ages 5-7) can program their own interactive stories and games. In the process, they learn to solve problems, design projects, and express themselves creatively on the computer.



 Daisy Dinosaur: KS1 Coding 

Daisy the Dinosaur is an introduction into the world of computer programming, simple and accessible to young pupils. In two modes of play, challenge and free play, children experiment with combining commands and watching the related output by dragging the available commands from list to the input field. In challenge mode you can make simple animations. 


Puppet Pals 2 Speaking and Creative Story Telling 


Puppet Pals 2  is a tool for creating custom animated shorts. After a brief instructional walkthrough, pupils  can record their own audio to accompany a character in a setting of their choice. They can further compliment their video with music, movement, and additional accessories like vehicles and animals. They can create custom characters within the app or import their own photo for their character or for the setting. 


Borrow Box: Young Readers 

Through our partnership with bolton libraries almost 200 of our Key Stage 2 pupils have a library membership where they can download e-books and audio books straight to their iPad. For more information about setting up parents can e-mail Mr Bradley.


Hopscotch: Coding Games KS2 

Hopscotch is a visual programming language, designed to allow young or beginner programmers to develop simple projects. Its simple interface allows its users to drag and drop blocks to create scripts that can be played when activated based on existing and familiar apps and games.



The Reading Realm: KS2 Readers

The Reading Realm promotes reading for pleasure, encourages children to widen their reading choices and provides a range of open-ended discussion guides and prompts to foster authentic, passionate book-talk. There are also interactive games, allowing children to explore grammar, spelling and word play in context.


Times Tables Rock Stars: Mental Maths

Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice.

Each week it concentrates on a different times table, with a recommended consolidation week for rehearsing the tables that have recently been practised. It makes learning fun and challenging by adding a competitive element. 


Tynker: Coding concepts 

Tynker introduces Children to coding with simple visual blocks. This technique allows young makers to learn the fundamentals of programming and make incredible creative projects without the frustrations of syntax. Whenever they’re ready, they can start experimenting with text syntax in those same block-based activities by switching between visual and text code blocks. Once pupils become familiar with programming basics and syntax, they can move to full text programming with Swift, Javascript, and Python.



Rising Stars Reading Planet: Early Readers 

This interactive resource gives you access to over 500 KS1 and KS2 Reading Planet books as exciting eBooks. Use to practise and improve comprehension skills and vocabulary acquisition with interactive, self-marking quizzes for each eBook.

(Pupils in Key Stage 1 have details for their accounts please contact Mr Bradley if you have any difficulties.) 

GoNoodle: Physical and Mental Health and Wellbeing

Make screen time active with 300+ dance videos, yoga exercises, and mindfulness activities for kids!
Dance, Sports, Exercise, How-tos, Yoga, Stretching, Deep breathing, Mindfulness