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The Lampard Community School

The Lampard Community School

English

Online platforms used by our students in school:

Teach Your monster to Read

Lexia

What is Lexia?

Our school is using Lexia Strategies™, a web-based reading program that provides the targeted practice and instruction students need to develop their reading skills. As an added benefit, students can use Strategies at home. Each student has their own log on which they will use in school, and can be used at home.

We will not be setting any formal homework for every student, but some tutors may ask some students to look at particular activities to boost their learning.

Our tutors can look at the information provided by Lexia so that they can see what each student has been working on and help them further.

How to access Lexia

Go to the Lexia website and login. The first time you access Lexia Strategies, you must set it up:

  • Click the Student/Parent button.
  • Type in your teacher’s email address and click the arrow button to continue.

Allow or help your child to login. The student username and password is the same login they use at school and has been attached to the letter sent home. Lexia will then remember who they are and automatically log them into the tasks.

Finally, It’s really important to allow your child to work independently at his or her own pace. Provide encouragement, but don’t give away the answers! It’s recommended that they spend an average of 20-30 minutes per session. We recommend that usage be kept to a reasonable level – not too short and not too long.

Lexia

 

LEXIA (power up) - Middle school only, targeted English activities

Learning activities and games – tablet and PC friendly

Targeted learning activities based on their assessment in school using the app/programme on their IPads. This work/activities can be remotely accessed by the students using their same login details as school. This can be tracked and used to record progress and obtain next steps in each element of the English curriculum by their tutor.

Each student has already been given a letter with explicit instructions on how to login (see letter below) along with their username and passwords which have been recorded in all home school diaries.

https://auth.mylexia.com//mylexiaLogin

 

Espresso/discovery 

These can be used by all phases as it covers Foundation, Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2 levelled activities

Learning activities and games – tablet and PC friendly.

Each student has already been given a letter with explicit instructions on how to login (see letter below) along with generic username (student64930) and password (student) which have been recorded in all home school diaries

https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/login/eha/?service=espresso

 

Top marks

Top Marks can be used by all phases as it covers 3-14 year olds in all component elements of English.

Learning activities and Games – tablet and PC friendly.

Web based activities, categorised into age related expectations and then topics. Students select the activity and follow the instructions to complete.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/3-5-years/letters-and-sounds

 

Games to learn English

This can be used by all phases, covering word and text based activities.

Learning activities and Games – tablet and PC friendly

Web based activities, mainly around vocabulary building and comprehension. This website reads all instructions and helps support lower level readers independently access the activities.

https://www.gamestolearnenglish.com

 

British Council

This can be used by all phases, covering all component parts of English.

Learning activities and Games – tablet and PC friendly.

Web based activities that covers all component elements of English. Students are required to pick the topic or activity type and then some of these have an option of choosing a level, some are just an activity. This website does not usually have a reading feature so students will have to have a good standard of reading to be able to access independently.

https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/games

 

Adapted Minds

This an be used by all phases reading (decoding, segmenting, blending and comprehension).

Learning activities and Games – tablet and PC friendly.

Web based activities that practice different reading skills. Students will need to choose a level (grade) at first and then they can work through a series of ‘lessons’. In these lessons it gives some vocabulary to practice (key words) to help you read the story. There is a speak feature with this. Then it goes onto a short story where again you can tap the word if you are stuck on it. Then there are a series of comprehension questions about the text.

https://www.adaptedmind.com/reading.php

 

Skills Forward

For Upper School students only Linked to FS curriculum – individual logins and assessment activities provide targeted ‘packs’ of work to complete based on their current level in each component element of English.

https://learn.forskills.co.uk/login/index.php?returnurl=https%3A%2F%2Flearn%2Eforskills%2Eco%2Euk%2F (all students in upper school that this learning resource is appropriate for already have their login details and are already accessing this in school and are able to access at home using the same login details. Usernames are kept by admin, Eric Klingenberg, and as admin and if any students have any problems signing in then he can remotely reset passwords.)

 

Phonicsplay

For Lower School and Middle School students, range of phonics activities.

Learning activities and Games – tablet and PC friendly.

Web based activities that practice different early reading/phonics skills. Students must choose which phase they are working on and then they can choose from a range of activities that work on sounds within that phonic phase.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/freeIndex.htm

 

Excellence gateway

For Middle School and Lower School students, building on reading and  writing skills

Web based programme where students select a level (entry based) and then a topic/component part of English. There is a speech feature to support lower level readers’ access independently.

https://www.excellencegateway.org.uk/interactive-resources/literacy

 

The links below may also be of interest. We do not endorse any of these sites and cannot guarantee the quality of the content. However we are happy to signpost you to them in order for you to decide if any may be of interest to you and your family at this time.

Chatter Pack

https://chatterpack.net/blogs/blog/resources-list-for-home-learning

There are suitable activities for all students which can be accessed using the links below.