Victoria Park AcademyChildren's Zone
Welcome to the children’s zone, here is your gateway to continuing learning outside of the school gates. You can find all of the websites we use in class, aswell as apps for you to enjoy.
Why not let your imagination run wild with our online books.
Finally – a space to share some of the wonderful media we make and show in school, and a list of all the upcoming exciting things coming up.
Bug club (active learn) – This is a brilliant website that that gives you access to hundreds of book that your teacher can allocate based on your reading level. There are even questions along the way to see how well you have understood what you have read.
Epic – From fiction to non-fiction, comics to novels, Epic provides hundreds of books for every age, ability and interest.
Times Tables Rock Stars – This helps to support your learning of your timetables in a fun and competitive way. Your teacher can set you different times tables to learn and you can even compete against your friends! TTrockstars can be accessed via website or app with login details provided by your teacher.
Numbots – In addition to Times Tables Rock Stars, this app concentrates on adding and subtracting. This can be downloaded as an app on your phone or log in straight on the website.
My Maths – This brilliant website allows you to access problems related to what you been practising in school. You will need the login from your teacher but then are able to have limitless practise with immediate marking to see how you have done.
Prodigy – This is a fun and engaging game, which throws in maths practise along the way. Catch monsters and battle others by answering questions related to your learning from the classroom. Prodigy can be accessed via website or app with login details provided by your teacher.
White Rose Maths – This website provide maths activities and questions for every year group related to the National Curriculum. They have free home learning packages which include video tutorials.
Grid Club – This amazing website is full of games all related to English. Whether you want to practise your SPAG skills as you go on an adventurous quest in Commas Castle, or complete literacy based activities as you try to escape the monsters of Verbassic Island, the choice is yours.
Story Jumper – This is a new website that allows your kids to create and illustrate books with ease.
OTHER CURRICULUM AREAS
BBC Bitesize – This is a free website which provides interactive games, videos and activities for children of all ages. Best of all it covers all subjects!
Scratch – This is a free animation app that allows you to practise your coding skills. You can create your own cartoon animations by changing the setting and characters and even adding your own voice recordings.
Quizizz – This free to download app has pre-made quizzes about all different subjects and topics so you can practise what you have learned and learn some new information along the way.
CONCE UPON A TIME…
There was a little a boy called Sid who loved to read but he had no books at home. One day he found a IPAD glistening on the floor in the playground, as he walked across to pick it up something magical happened.
There was smoke everywhere and out of nowhere a magical genie called Mr. Reed appeared. He told Sid that he can ask for anything he wants and that he will make his wish come true. Sid thought long and hard and then it clicked, he wanted nothing more than being able to read at home. Mr Reed smiled and tapped his wand on the IPAD and gave Sid access to stories to read online for free.
Make sure you check out the book about Coronavirus, it will help answer some of your questions.
USEFUL APPS AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD
We know that phones or tablets are part of many families’ everyday lives and kids love to use them, but it’s not always easy to know which apps and games can benefit your child’s learning.
That is why we have given a quality mark to apps that an independent educational panel believes have good educational value.
Kaligo is a digital handwriting exercise book designed to teach children how to write using a stylus and tablet, built on an AI machine learning platform. A self-paced approach enables children to progress at their own speed according to their own ability, whilst AI Machine learning provides real-time corrective feedback.
Fonetti is a Listening Bookshop™ that provides young children with a patient, comforting listening ear to help in the learning-to-read journey, but also with the added benefit of tracking progress, identifying reading challenges, and highlighting to their adult carers where the most support is needed.
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