We are delighted to launch a brand new Addition to 10 game. It is aimed at young children who are being introduced to the concept of addition. Children are presented with addition questions in the conventional format with plus and equals signs. Each question is represented in pictorial format so that children can add together the two groups.
As a useful reinforcement the animals move to a number line once each calculation has been completed. Children are rewarded with stars for correct answers.
The game works well on mobile devices, computers and interactive whiteboards in a class situation.
A favourite website of ours is Storyline Online which streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading beautifully illustrated children’s books.
What makes this site so special is that the illustrations are creatively animated. Storyline Online is used in classrooms all over the world and each book has teacher-created activities aimed at educators. Most books are suitable for children from 4 to 8 years of age.
We think it’s an ideal site for children during the lockdown particularly when access to books may be limited.
Oxford Owl are expanding their range of free ebooks for the duration of the UK school closures so children between the ages of 3 and 11 can be supported at home with their reading.
All parents need to do is to register on the Oxford Owl website to access the books. With some books with multiple stories only a selected story is accessible, but there is certainly a worthwhile range of texts available when children are unable to bring reading books home from school.
We’ve come across some super free home learning resources for primary-aged children. The first consists of several age-related Home-school booklets from Talk for Writing. Each unit has a text around which the activities are based. All the texts are also available as audio files.
The second free home learning resources which we want to recommend are activity packs from Maverick Publishing. We have long been fans of their beautifully illustrated early readers but they have now produced activity packs aimed at accompanying the books. However, even if you don’t have the books you can still use many of the well constructed printable worksheets.