Apps and Websites
Free Apps (or free trial)
An app with a cartoon house that lets your child interact with characters and objects in different rooms. A really great app for encouraging discussions about objects and routines in the home. Allows your child to explore and play without making a mess of your house!
SoundingBoard transforms your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad into the latest in communication technology. In just minutes, you can create custom boards using AbleNet symbols or your own words.
Learn to associate letters with words, learn and memorize tracing directions and the correct formation of each character. Also, learn phonics, the formation of words, understand syllable formations, and spell entire words.
Tales2go provides instant, unlimited and simultaneous access to over seven thousand high interest audio book titles from leading publishers to desktops, laptops and mobile devices. Titles range from classics such as Curious George Rides a Bike or The Quiet American to popular series and characters such as Diary of a Wimpy Kid and 39 Clues.
A digital library for kids, where kids can explore their interests and learn with instant, unlimited access to 35,000 high-quality ebooks, audiobooks, learning videos, and quizzes for kids 12 and under.
ABCmouse is the award-winning learning program that covers reading, maths, art, music, and more for kids ages 2 to 8. Created by teachers and education experts, it has 10,000+ exciting Learning Activities for children at all academic levels.
Perfect for children aged 3 - 7, Quick Math Jr learns as kids play and adjusts the difficulty of the questions to make sure each individual player is always at a level that is just right for them! From the creators of the award-winning Quick Math series, Quick Math Jr. is a fun way to develop mathematics skills and confidence.
Busy Shapes (£2.99)
Busy Shapes helps children improve their ability to handle simple objects through a series of puzzles, in which they must change simple shapes and place them in proper holes. Along the way, the app responds to each child’s actions with positive guidance and motivation. Plus, the app’s digital exploratory playground regularly refreshes with different objects, which keeps children interested and engaged.
Edoki Academy (Subscription)
Montessori Preschool by Edoki Academy covers phonics, reading, writing, numbers, colours, shapes, nursery rhymes, colouring and even coding! A comprehensive Montessori 3-7 years old environment to learn by doing.
Math Drills (£1.99)
Math Drills is a very simple app that presents you with a math problem involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division. Along with the basic equation, the app also provides some kind of visual representation. You can isolate facts that you want to drill with kids.
Phonics Genius (£0.99)
Phonics Genius is a customizable flashcard-style app designed to help kids identify letter sounds and their relationship to words and has just about every conceivable phonetic combination presented in a high quality and completely enjoyable way.
Special Sentences (£19.99)
Support emerging readers by encouraging sentence building and confidence in reading with Special Sentences, an educational tool adaptable to all abilities that allows you to build sentences with whole words. Create your own sentences tailored to children’s learning needs and adapt curriculum work to suit abilities. Support children to practise their comprehension skills without becoming intimidated by a full page of text.
Word Wizard (£3.99)
Word Wizard is an award-winning app used in schools that offers several unique reading and spelling activities for children ages 4 to 10.
First 100 Sight Words (£1.99)
First 100 Sight Words app is an application for learning frequently used English words. When a child is able to grasp and identify sight words he is well on his way to becoming a thriving reader.
Links to websites
Please use the links below to access additional work for children in Fir Class.
- Cosmic Kids Yoga Episodes - get some indoor exercise (it's also free!)
- Spelling Lists - these are the first 100 words the children need to read and spell
- 28 Days of Activities - a list of daily challenges