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Online Resources
By clicking on the LARGE 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. You will receive a password sheet on an annual basis (autumn term). You will also receive passwords with your child's annual report card. Please note you can also e-mail: admin@throstonschool.org.uk for assistance.

 

The Department for Education has created a support link for Remote Education: 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:

 

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'CENTURY' - Year 3 to Year 6

CENTURY is an online learning tool for children in Key Stage 2. The platform identifies strengths, gaps in knowledge and misconceptions.  Children will be able to access CENTURY anytime and anywhere once they receive their log-in. The platform can be accessed from tablets and laptops on up-to-date versions of most common browsers. The best browsers are Chrome on PCs and Android devices and Safari on iPads. It is not currently optimised for use on mobile phones. If you have any questions about CENTURY, please feel free to get in touch with your child’s teacher, or alternatively you can email CENTURY at support@century.tech. Other useful link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDHl89apiSE

 

'ClassDojo'
ClassDojo is a communication and behaviour management tool for the classroom. Each child 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!

 

'EducationCity' - Nursery to Year 4
'EducationCity' provides fun educational games in the form of online activities for children in Early Years and Key Stage 1.

 

'Learning by Questions' - Year 1 to Year 6

LbQ is a classroom app filled with curriculum-aligned Question Sets and immediate feedback to super-charge learning. We use the software in Key Stage 2, as in Key Stage 2 every child has their own LBQ tablet.

 

 

https://www.lbq.org/blog/training

 

https://www.youtube.com/c/LearningbyQuestions/videos

'Lexia Core5' - Reception to Year 3
Reception to Year 3 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. Please note Lexia may also be used elsewhere in school especially for those not able to manage Reading Plus.

 

'Mathletics' - Reception to Year 6
Mathletics is the world's most used education website! It is the next generation in learning, helping students enjoy maths and improve their results. 

 

'Microsoft Teams' - Nursery to Year 6
Microsoft Teams is a collaboration app that helps your child stay organised and have conversations - all in one place. It is used predominantly in Year 6.

 

'NumBots' - Reception to Year 6

NumBots can be played online and through the app. Playing little and often will significantly improve your child’s recall and understanding of number bonds and addition and subtraction facts. These are critical foundations in maths so we are excited by the impact NumBots will have. It is available for all year groups however, we are aiming it at Reception to Year 4. Children will use the same username and password that they use to login to Times Table Rock Stars, which is on your child’s login sheet. Important: please don’t allow siblings, friends or family to answer for them but do support your child if they’re stuck. In order to get the best out of NumBots children should regularly play for short bursts and aim for 3 to 4 times a week.

Game Types

1. Story Mode – the emphasis is on learning the ideas and concepts behind addition and subtraction so it features more diagrams, shapes and question styles.

2. Challenge Mode – the emphasis is more on speed of recall of key facts, like number bonds to 10, doubling small numbers or adding and taking away in your head.

'Oddizzi' - Year 1 to Year 6
Oddizzi is a online programme to help children with geography.

 

'Reading Plus' - Year 2 to Year 6
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, 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. 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. Class teachers will be monitoring usage and progress. It is predominantly used in n Key Stage 2. Please note you will need the school site code to login, it is: rpthros1

Here is a link which may be helpful: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESp1ciVMsvA.

 

'Spellingframe' - Year 1 to Year 6

Spellingframe includes all the words - both statutory and the example words - from the National Curriculum for Spelling for Year 1 to Year 6. Choose a spelling rule and each word is read aloud and provided within a sentence for context. Children can choose to practise a set of words, take a test, or play a game with those words.

 

'Times Tables Rockstars' - Reception to Year 6

Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice. Please note children can now access NumBots (a platform that tackles addition, subtraction and number bonds) via use of their Times Tables Rock Stars login: https://play.numbots.com/#/account/school-login/10248

 

Page updated: 24/09/2021.

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