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Throston Primary School

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Online Resources

'Our Online Resources'
By clicking on the images below you can access websites that will support your child. Please contact your child's teacher if you don't have access to these sites, have forgot your username/password or have a technical issue. Please note you can also e-mail: admin@throstonschool.org.uk. 

 

The Department for Education has created a list of useful educational websites, this can be accessed via: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-online-education-resources-for-home-education


The most recommended sites are:

 

BBC Daily Lessons:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

Oak National Academy
https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule/#schedule


 

'ClassDojo'
ClassDojo is a communication and behaviour management tool for the classroom. Each student has a profile – complete with their own avatar – to which teachers can assign positive points (or 'dojos'). This is the site we use for everyday communication, please ensure you are on!

 

'Lexia Core5'
Year 1 are being given the amazing opportunity to use the Lexia Core 5 reading program at home. Lexia is a fun computer-based program and the activities develop reading skills. Your child begins Lexia at a starting point that fits their needs and works using online activities throughout the week, these activities give direct instruction and feedback as new skills are learnt. The program will also tell you how much time your child needs to spend on Lexia per week. It is important that your child works without any help while using Lexia and work is reported to the school so we can help if needed! It’s really easy to use on a computer go to https://www.lexiacore5.com/register. To use on an iPad, download the free Lexia Core5 Reading app from the App Store. (iPad support is limited to these devices: iPad 4+, iPad Mini 3+, iPad Air+, and iPad Pro.). The first time your child uses Lexia Core5, you may need to enter the teacher e-mail (asharp@throstonschool.org.uk). Your child can then log in with the username and password which will be sent in a separate Dojo message. Please note Lexia may also be used elsewhere in school especially for those not able to manage Reading Plus.

 

'Reading Plus'
Reading Plus (https://student.readingplus.com/seereader/api/sec/login). We have subscribed to Reading Plus, which is an online reading program to improve comprehension skills, vocabulary understanding and fluency. Although the children will be using the program in school (once we regain normality!), it can be accessed through any device at home that can be connected to the Internet - even a PlayStation! Pupils choose from a wide variety of age-appropriate texts (fiction, non-fiction and informational) that are matched to the individual’s reading level. Having read a text selection, pupils practice applying their knowledge and understanding by answering 10 comprehension questions. When the children first login, they will complete a baseline assessment to determine their starting point. The children must complete this independently. Year 2 Children will not need to complete a baseline assessment as it has been pre-set at a beginner’s level. After the baseline, the pupils will have 3 freedom of tasks for day one and then they will be assigned 5 x reading, 2 x vocabulary and 1 x visual skills per week. While school is closed, Reading Plus will be one of our set tasks and we want the children to spend at least 15 minutes a day working through the activities. Class teachers will be monitoring usage and progress.

 

Reading Plus Login Instructions:

 

Step 1: Google Chrome;

 

Step 2: Search by entering the words - Reading Plus Student login;


Step 3: Select the site, usually it will be the first option that appears on the menu.

Step 4: Enter the school Site Code: rpthros1;

Step 5: Enter Username: your 1st name and 1st initial of your surname e.g. Harry Styles would be: harrys (all lower case and no spaces);

Step 6: Enter password: qwerty (all lower case);

Step 7: Decorate your own dashboard with the avatars and change your password so only you would know it - make sure you write it down as you do it so you can remember it for next time!

Step 8: Start lessons, you will be set 5 Comprehension lessons and 1 Vocabulary lesson per week - if you complete this minimum amount you can then unlock Visual Skills lessons as a reward.

 

There is no weekly limit on the lessons you can complete so go for it. Log in to your student’s Reading Plus account (as described above) to access your child’s Dashboard. Learn more about each section of the student dashboard by either clicking on the ‘Parent Link’ at the top of the screen or by clicking on the ‘Help Icons’ found throughout the Dashboard. Here is a link which may be helpful: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESp1ciVMsvA.

 

'Mathletics'
Mathletics is the world's most used education website! It is the next generation in learning, helping students enjoy maths and improve their results.

 

'Times Tables Rockstars'

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

'EducationCity'
'EducationCity' provides fun educational games in the form of online activities for children in Early Years and Key Stage 1.

 

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