Reception Summer 19 Newsletter

Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage

Helping your child further at home

Learning does not end at the same time as the school day; the children continue to learn everywhere they go! 


You can help your child at home in many ways. Technology is great for this.

We have listed some tried and tested Apps below that will work on mobiles and tablets. Explore and give them a go!


  • Collins Big Cat Stories (EY/KS1 books - 8 separate apps available)
  • Little Star Story Creator (for making digital books)
  • Math Learning Center (8 separate apps available) 
  • Lego Movie Maker (stop motion animation using Lego)
  • Epic! (an e-book library)
  • Prodigy (Maths games and challenges - requires signing up)
  • Writing Wizard (free and paid versions)
  • Sentence Builder Master
  • A+ Spelling Bee English Words
  • Teach Your Monster to Read (paid)


When last checked, most of these apps were free to use - this may be subject to change. Take care to check for in app purchases and avoid any spending issues!

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