2Simple – Purple Mash
Purple Mash is an award-winning cross curricular website for primary school children, enabling them to explore and enhance their knowledge in a fun and creative way. It hosts an exciting mash-up of curriculum focused activities, creative tools, programs and games to support and inspire creative learning every day. From poems to newspapers, masks and 3D models, animations and textured paintings. As Purple Mash is online, children can continue their learning anywhere and anytime, on a range of devices. We have been championing cloud-based learning since 2010. That’s a decade of experience in running digital classrooms, managing homework, and getting support from parents. Powerful educational resources accessed through an easy-to-use interface makes Purple Mash the ideal platform for remote education.
Arduino Student Kit Students aged 11 to 14 can learn the basics of programming, coding and electronics, including current, voltage, and digital logic with the cost-effective Arduino Student Kit, which has been designed specifically for remote teaching, homeschooling, and self-learning.
No prior knowledge or experience is necessary as the kit guides students step by step, and they have all the hardware and software they need for one person.
The nine fun and engaging step-by-step lessons and the two additional open-ended projects, which provide up to 25 hours of learning time, meet US Common Standard Concept: Coding curriculum.
These lessons cover basic concepts of electricity, schematics, writing code, controlling a circuit, coding concepts, controlling a servo motor, producing sounds, tones, and music, and measuring the intensity of light.
EdPlace is a rapidly growing education subscription business offering online educational resources in English, maths, science and 11+ preparation for students in Year 1 to GCSE. We’re harnessing the power of technology to assess student ability, automatically progress them at the right level with targeted resources, and support key academic milestones (e.g. SATs, 11+, GCSEs, etc.) We help parents and teachers to understand a child’s learning needs by providing visibility on progress and recommendations to target knowledge and skill gaps.
During the school closures caused by the pandemic, we have launched a free account for parents and schools, delivered weekly video lessons across all subject areas and year groups, and created catch-up assessments to provide visibility on individual student needs now they are returning to school.
EdPlace has helped over 75,000 pupils since 2012 and is on a mission to help over a million by the end of 2022. In the second quarter of this year, we saw a twelve-fold increase in parent users on our platform and saw an average of 300,000 individual activities completed by students each month. We are passionate about levelling the educational playing field and making personalised educational support accessible for all.
Generic Maths – ConquerMaths.com
ConquerMaths com is the complete online solution for parents and children involved in Home Learning to develop confidence in Maths. Suitable for any age or ability, it covers the National Curriculum from KS1 to A level Pure Maths.
Schemes of work can be personalised with the Curriculum Designer to address weaknesses or learning loss – highly relevant during the current Covid19 crisis. Diagnostic tests point out areas for study focus.
Every lesson has a beautifully crafted, short video that teaches concepts in a child-friendly approach. These are narrated by a highly experienced teacher in a relaxed, friendly manner, without pressure on the learner. Following each lesson, Assessments ensure mastery and retention. Younger SEND students are supported by spoken questions/answers and a Theme Manager allows for colour adjustment to improve readability.
Parents can receive a weekly emailed report with granular detail from engagement to progression and attainment.
During the Covid19 crisis, a report based on 250,000 Assessments, demonstrated that ConquerMaths is highly effective for delivering Catch-Up learning, with weaker pupils improving attainment by the equivalent of 3 GCSE grades.
New features include new GCSE Grade 9 topics, alignment of lessons with National Curriculum levels and friendly User Guides, ideal for parents/children.
Gershon Learning – Help Your Child to Learn with Mike Gershon
Help Your Child to Learn with Mike Gershon is the ultimate course for parents of 5-11 year-olds, giving them all the tools they need to support their child, no matter what. This unique course, presented and produced by bestselling author and educational expert Mike Gershon, helps parents unlock the secrets of learning and understand exactly what they need to do to give their child the best support possible.
Through a combination of full HD videos and beautifully designed guides, the course transforms parents’ understanding of learning, giving them the practical strategies, activities and techniques they need to guide their child’s development, while having fun with them along the way.
Purchasing the course means gaining access to thirty-six bite-sized videos, ten practical guides, cheat sheets, a course workbook and additional resources you can use to have fun with your child and help them to learn. Covering key aspects of learning such as playing, language, speaking and listening, creative thinking, story-telling and thinking tools, Help Your Child to Learn with Mike Gershon is the ultimate course modern parents need to grow their confidence, transform their understanding and help their child to flourish, no matter what. Find out more at www.helpyourchildtolearn.com
New Era Technology – DB Primary
DB Primary is an age appropriate online learning platform for primary aged pupils. It is more than just a content portal. In addition to our huge range of curriculum-based resources, activities and games, it provides invaluable communication and wrap-around tools, such as safe email, blogs, forums, rewards, marking and more.
Teachers can create virtual classrooms, assign curriculum activities and/or build their own. The pathways feature allows them to set sequences of work as well as signpost and embed resources from a range of third-party providers.
Designed specifically for the primary school market and with two core user themes (covering KS1 and KS2), it is super easy to use for children, teachers and parents alike. Most children need little to no assistance from an adult to learn through DB Primary.
Children can maintain vital communication with peers and teachers as well as share and celebrate their work just like they would in the classroom.
Security is paramount for DB Primary. Our platform is GDPR compliant and safe and secure by design. Schools can be assured that their data is safe and won’t be compromised. It comes complete with advanced moderation, profanity filtering, full audit trails and a golden whistle feature.
Reading Solutions UK – Reading Plus
Reading Plus is a cloud-based, research-proven adaptive reading programme that helps children become confident, lifelong readers.
Building upon the foundational skills of phonics and phonemic awareness, Reading Plus develops fluency, comprehension, vocabulary and reading motivation — the building blocks of reading for meaning.
It is the only adaptive intervention that addresses inefficient reading.
Inefficient readers expend energy and attention simply trying to take text into the brain for processing, diverting attention from the critical step of information processing and understanding. As a result, inefficient readers may struggle with both comprehension and motivation to read, they tend to read slowly and laboriously, and their reading level is well below grade level. Using Reading Plus’ patented Guided Window, children accelerate reading and increase stamina, allowing them to understand and enjoy reading.
Students work independently in the programme while parents and teachers easily support and monitor their progress; baseline and benchmark assessments inform teachers of student growth. As a cloud-based programme, teachers and students can move seamlessly between home and school. Aligned with the National Curriculum, Reading Plus is attributed to the long-term attainment and success at KS2 SATs, as well as nurturing a love for reading.
Sower International Education Group – UK Cloud Primary School
The UK Cloud Primary School is a PIEoneer Award-shortlisted online education provider offering classes based on the UK national curriculum to Chinese speaking students around the world aged 5-14 preparing to move to Britain for schooling.
UKCPS equips students with a thorough understanding of British culture and the education system from a young age. Our bespoke online curriculum includes courses in English, foreign languages, music, and other subjects, all taught by QTS-certified, experienced British teachers and supported by bilingual teaching assistants. UKCPS students have gone on to secure places at top UK schools where they thrive academically as well as socially.
As a pioneer in the international education sector, we are always looking for new ways to expand our cooperation with UK schools and facilitate global education exchange. UKCPS has formed successful partnerships with over 60 renowned institutions such as Cheltenham College, the Monkton Combe School, and Brighton College, providing support in navigating the international education market as well as pairing exceptional UKCPS applicants with schools.
Tassomai helps students and schools raise attainment in English, maths and science through the provision of adaptive, interactive learning quizzes. Through regular practice on the app and through the feedback that it gives, students develop a strong understanding of their subjects, from which they build the confidence to use and apply their knowledge creatively.
Tassomai supports teachers in schools by giving them a clear, up-to-date picture of their students’ attainment, highlighting precisely where more support is needed… while also saving countless hours of setting, marking and analysis.
Parents use Tassomai to help their children study and revise effectively: through weekly reports and access to highly detailed analysis, any parent can find out where their child is struggling and see where they can get more help – or they can set up a free tuition session with Tassomai’s founder, Murray Morrison.
In the context of Covid lockdowns, Tassomai proved its worth in supporting hundreds of new secondary schools (for free) as they helped students learn remotely, while also helping them to plan their schemes of work for the return to the classroom. To help parents with children at primary school, courses for 7-11 year olds were reduced in price by 75%.