Primary – Digital Learning Product – Language & Literacy
Serial Mash is an online library of books and activities for key stage 1 and 2 children. It aims to promote the enjoyment of reading and develop comprehension skills among all children, help teachers assess their pupils’ development over time and encourage parental involvement.
Three new books are published exclusively for the platform each half term and each one is accompanied by supportive learning resources linked to the themes in the chapter. Users also have access to the entire back catalogue of books and resources to use.
There are three different libraries for different age groups, a fourth to motivate and promote eager reading and a fifth dedicated to poetry.
Teachers can serialise any book for children and every child has their own online reading journal which automatically records any Serial Mash book they read and allows them to enter their own offline reading.
To boost engagement, professional actors contribute readings of every new book published. These are available as an e-reader, highlighting words as they are read, or as a video of the actor themselves.
With all these features and a lot more, Serial Mash is the online library for everyone in primary school education.
Clicker is an innovative reading and writing support tool that is designed to help children of all abilities achieve rapid and permanent gains in their literacy skills. At the heart of Clicker sits a child-friendly word processor that offers extensive support to emergent, developing and struggling readers and writers. With Clicker, every child can become an independent writer.
Clicker and the Clicker Apps build on the success of previous versions of the software, adding fantastic features to support literacy development, and enabling teachers to track progression and achievement.
Clicker is the complete writing solution for the primary classroom, providing every pupil with just the right level of support and challenge.
FFT Education – FFT Tutoring with the Lightning Squad
About Tutoring with the Lightning Squad
FFT’s Tutoring with the Lightning Squad is the only specialist reading tutoring programme in the UK which is approved by the National Tutoring Programme and used at scale in primary schools (700 schools, 35,000 pupils).
The tutoring is a blended approach with face-to-face tutoring supported by an online tutoring platform. The fun, game-based tutoring activities within the platform are designed and structured to improve reading skills, fluency, comprehension, spelling and phonics.
Regular tutor checks are built in and we provide online reports for tutors, teachers and school leaders which monitor pupils’ progress and reading attainment. This helps schools to monitor the impact of the tutoring on pupils’ reading skills and development.
In addition, FFT’s Reading Assessment Programme is included as part of the programme, the only assessment tool (in the UK) that assess’ decoding and fluency, as well as GPC’s.
Research has shown that pupils using the programme make progress of 3-5 months in reading attainment and 6 months’ progress with reading fluency.
FFT is a not-for-profit organisation that provides expert data and literacy tools to support schools globally in improving pupil outcomes.
Fiction Express Education – Fiction Express
Fiction Express is an award-winning literacy resource designed to improve all areas of literacy: reading; writing; spelling, punctuation & grammar; and speaking & listening. The resource improves poor reading habits by getting children excited about reading through the power of a deeply engaging experience of co-creation between pupils and authors.
Fiction Express is offering teachers a unique and complete literacy solution:
- Covering all four aspects of literacy in line with the curriculum
• Easy to integrate into lesson planning
• Continuous assessment, monitoring learning outcomes and progress
• High level of pupil motivation and personalised, cross-curricular learning paths
• Great value for money, 80% (or more) cheaper than a similar amount of paper books (cost per pupil)
We publish our stories in weekly instalments; each week, pupils read the chapter and, at the end, are rewarded with the option to vote to decide what happens next. The author then writes the following chapter in real time.
Pupils also interact with the author and other readers worldwide on the online book forum to actively participate in the creative story-writing process. Outstanding and original pupil contributions are rewarded with certificates by our editorial team.
Jolly Learning – Jolly Classroom
Jolly Classroom is a digital platform for teaching Jolly Phonics in the classroom, providing all the tools teachers need to deliver fun and engaging lessons, easily and effectively Explore the new home of Inky, Bee and Snake today and discover a whole new way of teaching
– Ideal for use with children aged 4-6 years
– Full and extensive year’s programme with more than 150 lessons and dozens of interactive and exciting activities
– Extensive selection of worksheets, templates and games that can be printed and used in class to reinforce teaching
– Inbuilt audio for the letter sounds, Jolly Songs and story option
– Teaching notes and planning guidelines for each lesson
– Choice of print or precursive letters
– Ability to create multiple, personalised staff/classroom profiles
– Fully cloud/web-based platform
– Available to use across a range of devices, from whiteboards (Promethean, Smart) to tablets/laptops (PC, Mac)
With a fresh and vibrant new look, Jolly Classroom is split into 3 main steps, covering all the 42 letter sounds, alternative spellings and tricky words, as well as activities for reading and handwriting practice Each Step provides progressive daily sessions, as well as practical advice and tips.
now>press>play is an award-winning, immersive audio resource for primary schools that inspires children to love learning by engaging them in the British curriculum through sound, story and movement. From climbing through rainforest canopy in the Amazon, to fighting a woolly mammoth in the Stone Age, our educational and inclusive audio adventures are uniquely designed to stimulate children’s imagination.
Our latest customer impact report found this child-centred and experiential approach to learning increases engagement, extends life experiences, improves discussion skills and inspires quality writing while being overwhelmingly used as a whole class activity.
*92% said it enriched the curriculum by offering something different
*82% said there was a greater willingness to participate and get involved in lessons
*70% said it particularly benefits pupils of lower abilities
A subscription includes:
– 80+ Experiences for EYFS, KS1 and KS2 covering history, geography, science, languages, PSHE and more
– Class set of wireless headphones and transmitter to connect to your device
– Over 400 follow-on resources including Discussion Guides and Writing Opportunities
– Teacher Support with staff training and access to our easy-to-use Experiences app
To book a free trial and find out more visit nowpressplay.co.uk
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.
Oxford University Press – Oxford Reading Buddy
Oxford Reading Buddy is a truly innovative digital reading service. More than just an eBook library with quizzes, Oxford Reading Buddy is set apart from other resources by its unique Reading Buddy feature – a feature that was developed by comprehension experts to help children develop key skills without the need for constant adult supervision, and to nurture a love of reading.
The Reading Buddies are interactive characters that provide fun engagement and instant feedback. More crucially, they also provide children with one-to-one reading support, modelling key comprehension strategies to deepen children’s understanding.
Oxford Reading Buddy also uniquely provides automatic progression based on the expertly developed Oxford Reading Levels system. As children use Oxford Reading Buddy, the platform automatically adjusts their reading level as it changes to ensure that each child has constant access to a range of titles suitable for them, keeping them engaged in reading and saving their teachers time.
With over 500 brilliant Oxford eBooks, expertly constructed quizzes and live reporting for teachers, Oxford Reading Buddy is a value-for-money game changer for supporting independent reading in school and at home.
Find out more at www.oxfordprimary.co.uk/readingbuddy
Through instant marking, adaptive and predictive technology, SATs Companion personalises formative and summative English questions to every Year 6 pupil.
Years 6 teachers can assign differentiated questions/assessments, with video content, to individual pupils/groups for homework, lesson planning and intervention.
We use Machine Learning, within SATs Companion, to personalise the formative questions to the pupils and recommend topics. The platform also uses this to perform GAP analysis for the teacher’s summative assessments
SATs Companion has improved SATs outcomes and reduced teacher workload by 2 hours – by saving time on planning, marking, and data.