Early Years – Digital Product or Service
Evidence Me is an assessment and observation app which captures children’s learning journeys. It shows the impact of children’s learning by evidencing their experiences, monitoring their development, and creating reports to share their progress.
With Evidence Me, Early Years practitioners can easily take a photo, video or write a note and instantly upload their observation to the app whilst on the go. They also have access to our ‘Auto-suggesting of objectives’ feature which recommends objectives and next-step objectives based on their preferred framework and teachers’ notes of the observation.
All observations can be shared with parents in real-time through our dedicated parent app. Additionally, our Parent Contact Report ensures you can effectively measure parental engagement throughout the year.
Evidence Me provides unprecedented levels of data that helps practitioners with pupil assessment, saving hours of record-keeping time. Reports can also be generated to share with parents.
Security is at the very core of Evidence Me. Our innovative face-blurring functionality allows pictures to be taken of the whole class and shared with parents with other pupils’ faces blurred out. Evidence Me is also GDPR compliant and has strong security features including pin codes and industry-standard encryption.
BBC Education – BBC Tiny Happy People
1 in 4 children in England start school with speech and language delay and across the UK, and in areas of high social deprivation, this increases to more than 50%. With the right knowledge and skills parents and carers can close this ‘word gap’.
Tiny Happy People is designed to help support parents and carers to do this with a comprehensive suite of circa 1200 short films, articles and non-audio hard copy resources to use in everyday interactions with their young children. All resources carry the quality hallmark of BBC Education content, and the films use a ‘one minute, one message’ approach, which was developed in collaboration with the audience, to ensure that ideas and tips are digestible and replicable.
Busythings – Busy Things for Early Years
Stimulating young minds in order to develop their knowledge is a challenge which Busy Things solves with a wide variety of fun, engaging, curriculum-linked activities. Ensuring that learning is never dull is one of our core principles. We help early years teachers spark enthusiasm and curiosity, allowing pupils to enhance their knowledge and skills – often without realising they are learning.
Our platform is enjoyed by pupils in 4.5k+ primary and nursery schools throughout the UK and overseas. It carries 500+ EY activities over a wide spread of topics. The range and variety of activity types take into account that children learn and respond in different ways and at different rates, enabling Busy Things to help challenge and advance all learners.
Busy Things is used for whole-class, group and individual learning on the full range of classroom platforms – interactive whiteboards, PCs, laptops, and tablets.
A new facility to create direct links to content enables teachers to easily integrate our activities into their lesson plans. A new My Busy Things area allows teachers and pupils to take ownership of everything they do and take their work with them as they progress through the school.
Literacy Counts – Ready Steady Phonics
Ready Steady Phonics Letters and Sounds is a progressive systematic synthetic programme which builds upon and expands the original 2007 Letters and Sounds. It contains detailed guidance for effective implementation, and carefully crafted fully decodable text (electronic and physical) that exactly match children’s growing phonic subject skills and knowledge. It also aligns to current National Curriculum requirements and the Revised EYFS Curriculum 2021. It has a well-defined, cumulative progression for the teaching of Grapheme-Phoneme Correspondences (GPCs) and Common Exception Words (CEW) for reading and spelling in Reception and KS1.
Ready Steady Phonics:
• Expands on Letters and Sounds teaching sequence and progression
• Secures progress across Reception and Key Stage 1
• Daily Lesson Plans, with accompanying IWB lessons and Workbooks
• Fully resourced additional teaching materials
• Wealth of Decodable Texts: fiction, non-fiction and rhyming texts
• Downloadable and hard copy texts available for in school and home
• User-friendly Tracking and Assessment
• Secure progress for all through Ready Steady Go: Keep-Up
• Affordable subscription
OxEd and Assessment – LanguageScreen
LanguageScreen is an app that provides an easy-to-administer, science-based assessment of Nursery and Reception age children’s language skills. It is designed for use by teachers and teaching assistants without any requirement for specialist expertise in educational psychology. The app provides a rigorous and objective measure of language skills, which complements teachers’ judgements of the language abilities of their pupils. A ten-minute LanguageScreen test administered by school staff was found to be similar in accuracy to a 30-minute language assessment conducted by a professional speech and language therapist, highlighting the app’s potential to help schools save valuable resources.
LanguageScreen reports help to identify pupils who would benefit from additional language support, so the app is often used in conjunction with language intervention programmes, such as the UK Department for Education-funded national rollout of the Nuffield Early Language Intervention (NELI). It has helped schools support tens of thousands of pupils.
Data from LanguageScreen and OxEd’s other assessment apps will, over time, generate insights into broader patterns of educational development and help schools provide a range of targeted and effective support for the children who most need it.
Playvation – Moomin Language School for Immigrants
Global warming, war, societal disruption, poverty and inequality increasingly cause people to leave their homes in search of safety, stability, and hope. Social connections are a key to integration, and a common language can make the world of difference not only in enabling learning and friendships but laying the groundwork for the children’s future in a new country and culture.
Moomin Language School for Immigrants offers a unique solution to organizations that face the challenge of helping immigrant children to integrate into the kindergarten or school life. This digital language learning service allows 3-7-year-old children to quickly grasp the basics of the new language and practice it in a supportive, individualized, and safe environment.
The service includes a story-based learning application for children’s individual daily practice, and it can be easily and cost-effectively adopted by any early learning organization. With digital tools and a research-based methodology, Moomin Language School enables consistent, high-quality language support anywhere.
Moomin Language School for Immigrants has been used successfully in Finland to support immigrant children’s Finnish skills, and new languages can easily be added to the service. This enables us to help immigrant children feel at home anywhere in the world.
Prosper Education is a British education company that gives early-learners a head start in English for a head start in life. Our flagship product, RoyalABC, delivers an entire learning ecosystem teaching English, 21st Century skills and STEAM. All teachers (regardless of their experience and language skills) are empowered and supported through our leading-edge technology that enhances the learning and teaching experience in the classroom and at home. Over 2,000 classroom lessons, with bilingual support materials, can be accessed at the touch of a button. Lessons can be taught on or offline with activity books, storybooks, flashcards and more. The adaptable platform allows teachers to deliver the highest quality lesson every time, whether they’re experienced or it’s their first day on the job. Learning in the classroom is seamlessly connected to learning at home via two connected apps that work together monitoring individual progress and inspiring every student to learn with a growth mindset for continued success all through life.
The Foundation Stage Forum – Tapestry Online Learning Journal
Created by educators, Tapestry is an easy-to-use, secure online learning journal helping staff and families celebrate and support their children’s learning in all Early Years settings, in mainstream and specialist provision. Each subscription gives access to a wide variety of features designed to reduce workload, assist the development of each setting’s provision, and build and maintain meaningful relationships with parents and carers. Settings can choose what features to enable, customising their account to their needs. Educators and families add to a child’s learning journal together, sharing the learning that happens in the setting and at home through photos, videos and words. This creates a full picture of each child, strengthening the educator’s understanding of a child’s development and interests, and informing their provision. Using Tapestry’s supportive monitoring tool, settings can follow a child’s progress with a child-centred approach.
Tapestry’s dedicated support for educators, children and families contributes to it being used by more than 16,000 settings and schools in the UK and internationally. It has been recognised with rankings in the Edtech 50 Awards Yearbook 2021; the 2022 BusinessCloud’s EdTech 50, UK’s most innovative education technology creators; and we have been shortlisted for the Teach Primary Awards 2022 ‘SEN’ category.