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The J Pod blog – Year 1 and 2 learning at Grovedale West Primary School

Websites we like and use…

Here are some Websites that we use in the J Pod. You may find them useful for learning at home too!

As always, supervise your children when they are on the computer/internet or iPad/iPod/smart device to make sure you are comfortable with the content and also to guide them through the sensible, safe use of technology.

Maths

Mathletics: http://www.mathletics.com.au/

Rainforest Maths (use Mathletics username/password):
http://www.rainforestmaths.com/

Flips, Slides and Turns:
http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/icy_slides_flips_turns/

Various Resources and Games:
http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/maths/

Writing

Spelling: http://www.spellingcity.com/

Reading

Reading Eggs and Reading Eggs Express: http://www.readingeggs.com/

Discovery

National Geographic for Kids: http://kids.nationalgeographic.com.au/kids/

Australian Animals: http://australian-animals.net/

Other

 AUSLAN Sign Bank: http://www.auslan.org.au/

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Apps we like and use…

Here are some Apps that we use in the J Pod. You may find them useful for learning at home too!

As always, supervise your children when they are on the computer/internet or iPad/iPod/smart device to make sure you are comfortable with the content and also to guide them through the sensible, safe use of technology.

Maths

 

  Targeting Maths 3 – a pricey paid App but worth the cost.

 

 

  Interactive Telling Time – a great learning tool for time.

 

 

  Friends of Ten – a good learning tool for 10s Facts.

 

 

   Friends of 10 – a fun 10s Facts games.

 

 Abacus

   Abacus – a great Place Value learning tool (Tens, Ones).

 

Writing

 

  Book Creator – Create your own iBooks using your own pictures and ideas.

 

 Reading

 

  Mag Letters Lite HD – a very helpful App for exploring words and letter patterns (eg. chunking words into parts).

 

 

   Eggy 100 – an App from the Reading Eggs website. It is not as good as the website however.

 

Discovery

 

  Museum Victoria’s Field Guide – a fantastic resource to discover about Australian animals.

 

Other

Drawcast

 

  Drawcast – a free drawing App.

 

   Comic Book! – Create your own comic book style pages. Loads of creative fun but make sure you edit your work because you can only save it as an image (you can’t save the project)!

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Other fun Websites and Apps…

Here are some more fun Websites and Apps that we know about!

As always, supervise your children when they are on the computer/internet or iPad/iPod/smart device to make sure you are comfortable with the content and also to guide them through the sensible, safe use of technology.

Websites

Cool Maths Games for Kids: http://www.coolmath-games.com/ – a range of fun, strategy maths games!

 Tetris Game: http://www.onlinemathlearning.com/tetris-game.html – the classic game that explores shapes and transformations.

Apps

 

  Fancy Pants – Who doesn’t like a stick figure in fancy pants? The pencil is mightier than the sword!

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