Ward Jackson Primary School

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iPads

Governors have made a big investment in the purchase of iPads for school. These have been very well received by pupils and staff. They are used across the curriculum to support teaching and learning.

Apps

Here is a selection of Apps we use in school.

Twinkl Phonics
Daisy the Dinosaur
Puppet Pals
Puppet Pals 2
iMovie
Morfo 3D Face Booth
Book Creator
Mr Thorne Does Phonics: Letters and Sounds for iPad

Twinkl Phonics

Whether you are a teacher who wants to use this App to enhance children’s learning alongside your letters and sounds sessions, or a parent who wants to support your child’s learning of phonics at home, this App has something for everyone!

Featured in the What’s Hot Section of the UK app store; the Twinkl phonics App is designed to support children in developing some of the key skills taught in Phases 1-5 of the DfES Letters and Sounds Document. Activities are presented in a fun, child friendly way (with lovely twinkl artwork) and covers the following:

  • The sounds and names of each letter of the alphabet
  • Letter formation
  • Blending sounds in CVC words
  • The graphemes taught in phases 2-3 (including digraphs and trigraphs)
  • Initial and final blends
  • Alternative spellings for phonemes
  • High frequency and tricky words for  each phase.

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Daisy the Dinosaur

Learn the basics of computer programming with Daisy the Dinosaur!  This free, fun app has an easy drag and drop interface that kids of all ages can use to animate Daisy to dance across the screen.  Kids will intuitively grasp the basics of objects, sequencing, loops and events by solving this app’s challenges.  After playing Daisy, kids can choose to download a kit to program their own computer game.

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Puppet Pals

STAR IN YOUR OWN CARTOON in this creative, award-winning app!

Kids and adults alike love the simplicity of puppeteering and voicing characters while creating movies to share.

Simply pick out your actors and backdrops, drag them on to the stage, and tap record. Your movements and audio will be recorded in real time for playback later.

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Puppet Pals 2

Children unlock creativity with this easy to use (but hard to put down) interactive puppet show! Even young children can create high quality cartoons from their imaginations. Kids can even star in the show along side the built-in characters!

Teachers: Engage students by allowing them to act out historical events, practice language skills, or deliver a killer book report. The cartoons that kids are making have delighted thousands of teachers and parents around the world –  let yours be next to experience this award-winning digital addition to your classroom. The finished projects are easily shared to be watched by others (share via email, Facebook, or simply copy the video file to your computer and distribute how you see fit – Hint: students love to see their work displayed on a classroom blog).

  • Create short instructional videos (in any learning area)
  • Storytelling, Reports, Historic Retells
  • Help reluctant public speakers present to the class
  • Help foreign language or ESL students practice their fluency & language skills
  • Brainstorming or storyboarding ideas and presentations

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iMovie

iMovie puts everything you need to tell your story at your fingertips, with a beautifully streamlined interface and Multi-Touch gestures that let you enjoy your videos like never before. Browse your video library, quickly share favourite moments, and create beautiful HD movies and Hollywood-style trailers. And with iCloud, you can enjoy them in iMovie Theater on all your devices.

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Morfo 3D Face Booth

Make an amazing talking 3D face from a photo of anyone, then record and send videos to all your friends!

Use Morfo 3D Face Booth with a photo of a friend, celebrity, pet or just about any object you can imagine – and quickly create a talking, dancing, life-like 3D character! Once captured, make your character say anything you want, wear wigs and makeup, speak in a silly voice, rock out, disco dance, suddenly gain 300lbs, and more.  Want to show off your awesome 3D creations to the world? Easy! Record a video of your talking, dancing character and email or post right to Facebook! Surprise your friends with the coolest Party Invite or Happy Birthday message ever.

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Book Creator

The simple way to create your own beautiful iBooks, right on the iPad.
Read them in iBooks, send them to your friends, or submit them to the iBookstore.
Ideal for children’s picture books, photo books, art books, cook books, manuals, textbooks, and the list goes on.

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Mr Thorne Does Phonics: Letters and Sounds for iPad

Featured in the Times as the number 1 website/app to make your child smarter!

*No.4 UK Educational App* Highest Rank

Top 10 app in over 30 countries worldwide

‘Mr Thorne Does Phonics: Letters and Sounds’ – The Youtube sensation Mr Thorne Does Phonics presents a comprehensive collection of over 70 exclusive literacy videos for children, parents, teachers, student teachers and anyone learning to read English, using the synthetic phonics approach to learning to read.

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