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Top educational apps

  • Rising Stars
    • Rising stars website
    • Summary: Help to prepare children for year 6 SATS
    • Cost: £4.49 per topic
    • Operating System: IOS only
  •  I can animate
    • I can animate website
    • Summary: create stop motion animation
    • Cost: £2.99 per topic
    • Operating System: IOS and Android
  • Telligami
    • Tellagami website
    • Summary: Helps children create and share a quick animated video
    • Cost: £4.99
    • Operating System: IOS only
  •  Maths zombies
    • Math games website
    • Summary: A fun way to reinforce learning with practice in a format that appeals to kids.
    • Operating system: IOS and Android
    • Cost: £4.99
  • Hopscotch
    • Hopscotch website
    • Summary: designed to help children learn to code. 
    • Operating system: IOS
    • Cost: Free initially then £6.29 month
  • Chicken coop fractions
    • Chicken coop website 
    • Summary : Children are shown a fraction and have to estimate the decimal equivalent.
    • Operating System IOS & Android
    • Cost: Free with in app purchased

When choosing apps for your child, it’s useful to think about:

  • Your child: It has to be something they will enjoy and which relates to them specifically
  • The content: suits their abilities and helps them learn something
  • The community: apps reflect what your child sees around them
  • The context: make sure the children are also spending time offline

The Literacy Trust have a great tool to help you choose an app for your child by age. Visit their page to try it.

Some apps need to be paid for upfront and some offer further in app purchases. Remember to monitor your child’s ability to make purchases.

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Families are being encouraged to walk, cycle or scoot to school in a new campaign to help improve people's health and wellbeing and reduce air pollution.
Date:
24 May 2021

£4m school move proposed

Proposals are being considered for pupils and staff at St Leonard's Primary School, Stafford, to move from their current Victorian building to a new, larger site five minutes' walk away on the site of the current Kingston Centre.
Date:
19 March 2021

School refurbishments given the green light

A total of £18 million will be allocated to improve Staffordshire classrooms, outdoor spaces and expand the schools that need it over the next year.
Date:
17 March 2021

Staffordshire schools ready to open to more pupils

Thousands of pupils across Staffordshire have returned to school today (March 8) for the first time in 2021.
Date:
07 March 2021

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