As the use of tablets in schools continues to grow, so the number of apps available for the education sector has exploded. Whether, you’re a teacher or parent, researching and picking the right app to support your children is not only tricky but potentially time consuming and expensive. We’ve worked with a primary school teacher, reviewing over 100 apps to produce a list of our favourites – saving you time and money.
Here’s our review of five of the best English related apps.
A very enjoyable and interactive app which is has been developed by Usbourne publishers for children at the beginning of their school journey through to the end of Year 1. Teach Your Monster can be used both at home and in the classroom.
The app incorporates three levels of development all played through a monster the child is able to create and edit themselves. Children will love learning to read through the games played in the app whilst parents and teachers will be happy that the app is relevant and linked to the National Curriculum.
Simple yet effective, Spellwick is an app that KS2 children will enjoy using to help with their spelling. The three games (spelling, Kimble and find) have numerous levels which will provide a challenge for children from years 3 – 6. Children will also enjoy the comic which accompanies the game.
Grammaropolis, as the name suggests, is an app that focuses solely on English grammar and is linked to the KS2 national curriculum. It mixes quizzes with tutorials and children will enjoy learning with the animated characters.
Through the use of in-app purchases, Grammaropolis provides an excellent balance of enjoyment and good teaching to make this an app children will love using whilst learning tricky grammar rules.
iWriteWords helps children that are learning to write for the first time. This pleasantly simply app teaches children how to form both numbers and letters by swiping on the screen. It cleverly shows the children how to form the different letters and numbers whilst also reinforcing the letter and number names.
As with the timetables app of the same name, Squeebles Spelling uses the well known animated characters to engage children in the task.
This app can be set up by both teachers and parents with a whole array of settings which can be tailored to meet the needs of the particular child – including a dyslexia setting.
With the app creating a fun and interactive learning platform, children will love to learn their spellings. Parents and teachers can also track the child’s progress through the app so they can gauge how successfully the app is working.
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