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Apps for Primary Schools

Help children to learn about the world around them and develop key skills with these primary school apps for KS1 and KS2. Educational App Store have picked the best apps (iPad and Android) aimed at primary and elementary school children, aged 3-12.

    The application ‘Lingokids - English for Kids’ is an application for learning English for children aged 2-8. The software has over 3,000 words to learn in a fun and exciting way. The app is free to download and uses a subscription based model. Users can choose from a Basic plan with a limited number of activities per day or an Unlimited plan which gives access to all contents, offline usage and additional materials. The application is free from in-app adverts and is available in a number of different languages. It is noted that the application is a mix of British and American English.

    Devices: Android , iPad

    Help your child to consider their relationship to other people and how they feel about letting others use their things by following along with Aki the Monkey.  The reader's own decisions in this interactive story influence how Aki and the other characters respond in the story.

    Devices: iPad

    Funexpected Math is an attractive app that uses mini-games to develop and consolidate children's maths skills.  Its detailed descriptions of curriculum objectives met, imaginative games, and growing content make it an app subscription worth considering.

    Devices: iPad

    The application flowkey is a series of courses to help people from the very beginnings to the more able develop their piano skills. It is aimed towards any student wanting to develop their understanding and keyboard skills, and covers not only the skills to play the keyboard, but also the theory behind this, development of this as a musician, and a range of songs to work through.  The display is very simple to navigate and understand,  and the course is really interesting and versatile.

    Devices: Android , iPad

    Komodo is designed to build and consolidate maths knowledge for children aged from 5 to 11. A maths teacher sets up each user's baseline in the app and parents define the rewards. Children then engage in little-and-often practice to raise their maths knowledge and skill.

    Devices: Android , iPad

    The application ‘S’moresUp – Best chores App’ is a modern-tool for modern-day parenting. The application offers a number of key features that enable parents, single-parents and guardians to manage everyday activities such as chores, family calendars, rewards, a playdate planner, goals and so much more. The application is free but requires a user account for full accessibility. The application is free from in-app adverts and in-app purchases.

    Devices: Android , iPad

    The application ‘Qustodio’ is an application for monitoring mobile, tablets and desktop use for parents, schools and businesses. The platform is free to download with a number of different pricing plans according to the number of devices you desire to monitor. The application has in-app purchases and needs to be downloaded for those who are monitoring the devices as well as those who own the device.  

    Devices: Android , iPad

    Word Beach is a word puzzle game that will work the brains of adults and children alike as well as entertain them.  Learn the spellings of new words, be reminded of the spellings of non-standard words, and see patterns in the use of letters.

    Devices: Android , iPad

    Peek and Seek has been created to address a very specific need - that of developing visual discrimination skills in children.  Through careful graphical design and varied tasks, it meets its aims.

    Devices: iPad

    Curious World: Play Learn Grow is packed full of different types of activities to entertain and educate children.  From videos to sit back and watch, to suggested craft activities that require rolled up sleeves and a bit of mess,  this app provides a great source of inspiration and learning for children.

    Devices: iPad

    From visiting the developer’s website it explains that this app is aimed at helping students in their preparation for taking the Graduate Record Examination, or GRE. This is a computer-based program that a large number of graduates take in the US and its aim to help gain a better understanding of their potential in the workplace. Within the test there is quite a large emphasis on the ability to understand and use English language correctly, and so this app helps students in this by aiding them in areas such as reading comprehension and the ability to write successful, detailed essays. The app is described as focussing on the 440 most frequently encountered words on the GRE and its aim is to help those graduates wishing to undertake the test a multi- sensory approach to this. The app is clearly aimed at this purpose and these reasons, however, that does not mean that the content and the approach cannot be used to help other users from improving their own abilities in regards to the English Language regardless of whether they are taking the test or not.

    Devices: iPad

    The application ‘Animals For Kids! And More’ is an app to support parents who wish to teach their children a broader understanding of the world through pictures, words and sounds. This application is designed for children aged 3 upwards and is free from in-app adverts. The application is free from in-app purchases and does not require a constant Wi-Fi connection. This is a paid application and is written in American English.

    Devices: iPad

    codeSpark Academy is an award-winning app that teaches kids how to code. The game-like interface makes coding fun for kids and they don’t even realize they’re learning. Kids learn to code with lovable characters called The Foos. 

    Devices: Android , iPad

    The application ‘AdditionNSubtraction!’ is an app that turns mathematical adding and subtracting into a game format. The application uses a computer-based platform game to teach the skills of addition and subtraction over a variety of different levels. The application is free from in-app purchases and does not require a constant Wi-Fi connection. 

    Devices: iPad

    Sir Dapp, the master of manners, encourages your young children to join him on his gameshow where their politeness, good manners, and respect are the keys to success.  

    Devices: Android , iPad

    Moon Phases AR is an app which uses 3D visual imagery of the Sun, Earth and Moon to allow users to practice identifying the different phases of the moon and to understand why these vary based on location relative to the sun and earth, this is accompanied by a short quiz students can complete to check their understanding. In addition the app also allows users to practically comprehend the distances between the celestial bodies, and their relative sizes. The app has both an indoor discovery option, for learning within a classroom, and outside scale view, for participation beyond the confines of a room, the chosen activity will vary depending on the content individuals wish to explore. The addition of free teacher resources to support the students whilst using the app is invaluable and can be adapted as per the user’s requirements.

    Devices: iPad

    The aim of this app is to help introduce children to new words and help them to further their abilities in spelling in a fun and familiar way. The app is very similar to a number of other word play games and focuses its theme on that of Christmas and Santa Claus. The idea is for users to make words out of a number letters provided and fill the gaps at the top of the screen with the words that can be made from the provided letters. The graphics and sounds of the app are really pleasing and will certainly encourage users to keep returning to the game to further their way through the app.

    Devices: Android

    Join Stampy the Wizard as he searches through the village for his missing wand in this eBook-style app that merges a hand-made setting with modern technology to form a fun and entertaining experience for parents and children.

    Devices: Android , iPad

    Leo the Lion will help your children to learn and memorise the multiplication tables in this app.  Later, he represents them in a race between himself and his animal friends where multiplication knowledge is the key to victory.

    Devices: Android , iPad

    The application Boomerang Parental Control is a unique piece of software that gives parents remote control of their non-iOS devices. This application is also available on the iOS platform however there are some limitations. 

    Devices: Android , iPad

    Put your mental arithmetic and memory skills to the test in this game which hones the player's ability to identify prime numbers.  Multiplication and division skills are part of this process so Bubbly Primes pulls together a variety of children's maths skills as it gives them a secure understanding of prime numbers.

    Devices: iPad

    This is a fantastic language app aimed at helping young people improve their language abilities. Through focussing on the building of sentences and employing aspects of gamification, the app encourages users to challenge themselves in a game environment to match words together to form a sentence. The way the game works is to give the user a number of words and for them to then unscramble and form into a full sentence within a time limit with the added challenge of losing time when an incorrect answer is chosen. One of the most appealing aspects of the app is the fact that it can used by a number of different people with different abilities in the English language. For instance, it works really well as an app for younger children who already have a certain level of proficiency in reading and writing to improve their understanding, but older users can also access the app on a different level especially if they have English as an additional language and are wanting to improve their proficiency too. It could also be used for more top level students too who again want to continue to enrich their own abilities. With a whole section of the app dedicated to Proverbs and Sayings, it could even be used by an adult wanting to give themselves a bit of a challenge!

    Devices: Android , iPad

    The application EKID – The world at your fingertips is a beautifully designed augmented reality app that enables children up to 8 years of age to explore the world around them by using augmented flash cards. This is a smart educational tool that is compliant with the COPPA (Children’s online Privacy Protection) rule and is designed to be used at home or within the classroom. The application explores animals, mammals, creatures, insects and various modes of transport. The application is free from in-app adverts, however, there are in app purchases for further flash card content.

    Devices: Android , iPad

    The application News-O-Matic EDU can only be best described as an interactive Daily Newspaper for children. This application is a combination of interactive technology and games along with exciting news articles and creativity. The content within this software is engaging, plentiful and child safe. The application is free from in-app adverts and in app purchases and the content supports various languages. This application is a subscription based service, however, users can try the application before committing to a subscription.

    Devices: Android , iPad

    An interesting game for a group, family or class, which is essentially like charades but a little more complex. The person playing the game has to follow a set of written instructions on the digital card that can be a variety of tasks all designed to get them involved and interacting with the group.

    Devices: iPad