Here you will find links to and descriptions of all the online learning resources we subscribe to that your child can access at home and at school.
Award winning Mathletics is the next generation in learning, helping children enjoy maths and improve their results. Children will be set a weekly task by their class teacher which will either consolidate or extend what they have learnt during the week or introduce children to the topic they are going to be looking at during the next week.
Mathletics is a web-based learning program that integrates home and school learning via the internet; it is one of the world’s most used educational websites. As an online learning resource it is the next generation in learning, helping students enjoy maths and achieve outstanding results.
Mathletics at Home
We recommend that you spend time looking at the program with your child so that you can gain the greatest understanding of how Mathletics will benefit his or her learning.
Bug Club is a finely-levelled reading scheme, which ensures that all children can find books at exactly the right level for them. What’s more, there are online versions for every printed title and a personalised website for each child.
Your child can enjoy reading Bug Club books online. Each child has a unique homepage, and can log into it by following these steps:
1. Go to www.bugclub.co.uk
2. Enter the login details.
3. Your child’s homepage will appear.
We allocate books to your child according to their reading levels. These books will appear on their personal homepages.
Throughout the books there are quiz questions for your child to complete. To answer a question, just click on the bug icon. Your child does not need to finish all the quiz questions in one sitting and can come back to a book later.
When your child has finished all the quiz questions in a book, he or she will earn ‘Bug Points’. By reading more books, your child will earn enough points for a reward. The answers to the quiz questions will be sent back to our teacher site so that we can see how your child is progressing. We will also be able to assign more books for your child to read if the virtual book bag is running low.
When your child has finished a book, it will move to ‘Books I have read’ (for KS1) or ‘Look again’ (for KS2). Children can read these books again if they want to, or they can choose new books from ‘My Books’.
Until they are fluent readers, younger children will benefit from reading aloud to you as often as possible. By the time they are in Years 5 or 6, many children prefer to read silently to themselves. Create quiet opportunities for them to do so, but then talk to them about the book they are reading.
When sharing a book with your child, try to take opportunities to talk about the book – before, during and after reading.
Before reading: look at the book cover and talk about your child’s expectations. Is the book likely to be fiction or non-fiction? Have you read other books together about these characters or by this author? What does your child think the book is going to be about?
While reading: support your child when unknown words need tackling: you can sound them out, split them into syllables, or identify suffixes and prefixes. Remind your child to listen to the words while reading them, to make sure that they make sense. Have a ‘meaning check’ every now and again to ensure that your child understands the text.
After reading: talk about the book. What was it about? Did it match your child’s expectations? Ask questions beginning with the words how and why to check that your child has been able to read between the lines. Ask whether anything seemed puzzling. Then ask your child to explain what the best and worst bits of the book were, and why.
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Purple Mash is a creative online space, designed to support and enhance every child's daily learning experience. There are numerous creative tools, curriculum-focused activities and programs for children to explore which will support and inspire creative learning both at school and at home.
Your child now has their Username and Password to access the Purple Mash Learning Platform from home. Each child has their own personal login, which is unique to them and will enable them to access the different activities Purple Mash has to offer.
Click on the link below to login to our Purple Mash page.