Apps We Use

On this page you’ll find details of the apps we use on our iPads/iPods.  Please send any recommendations to us using the Contact page or speak to someone at school.

 Mathematics

Achieve Level 4 Mathematics – ‘Achieve’ offers a tried and tested formula for raising attainment in the year 6 National Tests. Schools have been using Achieve books for over 10 years to improve children’s test results and now these simple techniques are available on iPhone and iPad for children to use anywhere.

Symmetry Shuffle – Symmetry Shuffle is a “Math Doodles” recreational math puzzle for the iPad that will sharpen your spatial reasoning and get your neurons sparking. It takes only minutes to learn and months to master, but beware, once you start playing you may never see things the same!

Slice it! – Fast Fun with a Geometric Flair! “Slice It!” is all about slicing shapes into pieces that are equal in size. Sound easy? It may start out that way, but soon you’ll be cutting shapes that will puzzle you like never before.

MathBoard – MathBoard is a stunning app for teaching addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems. The number of customization options available make this a brilliant app for making math fun for elementary school children.

Jungle Fractions
 – Jungle Fractions is an engaging, easy to use educational app that teaches kids fractions in multiple languages. For iPad only.

Maths Martians Addition
 – How fast can you solve the sums? Maths Martians is one of the most addictive addition teaching & learning iPad apps available, helping children to learn, practise and master addition while having lots of fun.

Maths Martians Subtraction
 
– We’ve turned learning subtraction into a fun Martian bubble-popping game. Plus, it’s all against the clock. Tap through each set of twelve sums correctly and you’ll get enough energy from the cheeky Martians to help Spaceman Sam fly his rocket back to earth.

Maths Martians Division
 – With 12 beautifully-illustrated & animated levels (including ÷ 2, ÷ 3, ÷ 4, ÷ 5, ÷ 10, Decimal Division, Mystery Numbers and Floating Sums) this is a ‘big-screen’ app that can test, entertain and teach the whole family. It’s a great way to boost mental calculation skills.

Math Bingo
 – The object of Math BINGO is to get a pattern of five BINGO Bugs in a row by correctly answering math problems.

 Literacy

The Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore – The award-winning short film is now an interactive narrative experience. William Joyce’s “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore”, blurs the line between picture books and animated film.

“Morris Lessmore” is a story of people who devote their lives to books and books who return the favour. It is a poignant, humorous allegory about the curative powers of story using a variety of techniques (miniatures, computer animation, 2D animation).

Story Ideas – The app has been designed as a toolkit for developing writing, interactive skeletons and mind maps creations to help plan writing exercises. Use this app to pick Character, Plot and Setting ideas for creative writing ideas.

PuppetPals HD
 – Create your own unique shows with animation and audio in real time! Simply pick out your actors and backdrops, drag them on to the stage, and tap record. Your movements and audio will be recorded in real time for playback later.

Strip Designer – Select one of the many included page templates. Add photos to the cells. Add a couple of balloons with fun words. Add additional effect symbols (stickers) like “Boom”, “Splash”, or “Bang” for a bit of extra spice.

Rumble in the Jungle – Take a trip through the jungle and meet all your favourite animals in this exciting new app with animations, sound effects and music. Choose to read the rollicking jungle romp yourself, or hear it read aloud. Little ones will love joining in with the animal sound effects and finding the touch-activated animations on each screen.

Word Bingo – Listen to the word the BINGO Bug speaks and tap on the corresponding word on the screen. Get four words correct vertically, horizontally or diagonally to get BINGO and win! The quicker you get BINGO the better your score. Your score is based on time and the lower the score, the better.

Jack and the Beanstalk – The classic fairy tale is re-interpreted through beautifully crafted animation, injected with cheeky humour and produced by Mindshapes’ award-winning design and animation team.

Word Wizard – Word Wizard is a unique app that lets kids hear the sounds of letters and words using a talking movable alphabet. Featuring advanced text to speech capabilities (UK and US voices available), the app can pronounce and spell-check an unlimited number of original words.

SpellBoard – SpellBoard provides a fast and intuitive way for you to enter your list of spelling words. All you need to do is enter the word (correctly spelled), the learning level and the spoken word (recorded via the iPads built in microphone). Optionally, you can add a written and/or spoken phrase.

Reading Comprehension – Reading Comprehension Level 1 Passages is an interactive and educational app, developed to assist parents, teachers and caregivers in teaching their children to learn the essential skill of reading comprehension.

 Science

Solar Walk – This 3D Solar System model lets you navigate through space and time, see all the planets in close-up, learn their trajectories, inner structures, history of their exploration, points of interest and more. It even has detailed 3D models of the most interesting man-made satellites. Use 3D mode to get a more realistic experience and zoom out to view and spin the entire Galaxy!

Britannica Rainforests – This app is perfect for exploring the secrets and mysteries of rainforests in a fun and engaging way. Learn and play at the same time through a variety of games like Memory Match, Jigsaw Puzzles, and the Magic Square among others.

National Geographic Today – National Geographic Today for iPad brings you the best of National Geographic’s daily offerings—news, videos, quizzes, articles, and of course, the awe-inspiring photography we’re known for.

Bobo Explores Light – Discover an app that takes fundamental scientific concepts for school-age children and injects them with humour, astonishment and whimsy.

App Features:
• Over 100 pages of exciting, interactive content
• 21 in-depth topics such as lasers, lightning, and bio-luminescence
• Friendly robot companion Bobo
• Interactive 3D holograms
• Hands-on experiments and fully-functional gadgets
• Dozens of supplementary videos, articles, animations and trivia

The app’s stunning imagery, meticulous attention to detail, depth of content, and friendly humour will keep curious children and adults entertained, engaged, and inspired for days!

 Phonics

ABC Pocket Phonics – Aimed at kids aged between 3 and 6, and using the best ‘phonics’ teaching techniques, PocketPhonics introduces kids to each of the key letter sounds. As they learn the sounds, the app guides them how to write each letter through its unique follow-me arrow.

ABC Joined Up – abc Joined Up is based on a proven method of teaching handwriting developed by a Literacy specialist teacher. It makes learning cursive writing an enjoyable and fun experience. It helps children write cursive letters and words correctly and provides positive and supportive feedback by celebrating success.

Mr Thorne Does Phonics – Letters and Sounds 
– Mr Thorne Does Phonics Part A – Letters and Sounds The Youtube sensation Mr Thorne presents Mr Thorne Does Phonics – a comprehensive collection of over 70 exclusive literacy videos for children, parents, teachers and anyone learning to read English, using the synthetic phonics approach to learning to read.

Mr Phonics: Matching Pairs – Mr Phonics: Matching Pairs is educational and fun. 99 games of randomly assorted cards based on the order of teaching letters and sounds, beginning with s, a, t, p, i, n, m and so on, leading onto digraphs and trigraphs such as ‘sh’ and ‘igh’. Finally the spellings become more challenging with games focussing on the /or/ sound in ‘talk’ and the ‘sh’ sound in ‘ocean’.

Mr Phonics: Word Wallpaper – Over 93 wallpaper activities based on letters, sounds and words designed to encourage the user to draw, write and create. The player is required to think of words that feature a particular sound or spelling pattern and then decorate a wallpaper with their words. The app will help boost reading skills, spelling ability and fine motor control for writing. This app is ideal for use at home or in the classroom.

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 Other

Britannica Kids Aztec Empire – Aztec Empire is the perfect app for learning about the rise of the ancient civilization founded by nomadic farmers to the reign of Montezuma II and eventual fall to Hernán Cortés in a really cool and interactive way. This app is suitable for children aged 8 – 14 and has been developed around Britannica’s exclusive curriculum-based content with high quality images, videos and interactive learning games.

Dragon Dictation – Dragon Dictation is an easy-to-use voice recognition application powered by Dragon NaturallySpeaking that allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text or email messages.

Air Video Free and Full Version – Air Video can stream videos in almost any format to your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. You don’t need to copy your videos to the device just to watch them.

Toontastic – Creating cartoons with Toontastic is as easy as putting on a puppet show – simply press the record button and tell your stories through play! Once you’re done, share your cartoons with friends & family around the world. Visit Website.

Pages – ages is the most beautiful word processor you’ve ever seen on a mobile device. This powerful app has been exclusively designed for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Create, edit, and view documents wherever you are.

Keynote – Built from the ground up for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, it makes creating a world-class presentation — complete with animated charts and transitions — as simple as touching and tapping.

iMovie – Make beautiful HD movies anywhere with iMovie, the fast and fun moviemaking app that puts everything you need to tell your story at your fingertips.

Garage Band – GarageBand turns your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch into a collection of Touch Instruments and a full-featured recording studio — so you can make music anywhere you go. Use Multi-Touch gestures to play pianos, organs, guitars, drums, and basses.