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St Josephs Primary School, Slate Street, Belfast
P 2 - P7 will return to school on Tuesday 27th August. The first week will be half days; Children will finish at 12 noon. The first full day of the new school term will take place on Monday 2nd September. P2 will finish at 1.45pm and P3-P7 will finish at
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ICT - using tablets to support learning

Apps, and technology overall, are another tool for learning. Children get the most out of playing with apps if they are well chosen by you and if you play together.

When looking at apps and thinking how they can support your child’s early literacy and numeracy, we suggest that you think about the following questions:

Engagement Features

Does the app have at least two of the following features?

Lots of fun The app is fun and makes children feel included and empowered, through the response of the screen, e.g. touches/tapping/swiping etc.
Play together The app allows the child to play with others either in person or virtually.
Interactive The app has goals, rules and gives clear feedback or encouragement when the child engages with it. These goals and rules can be adjusted to suit the child.
Loads to do The app gives children different activities, characters and stories to be involved with
Creative The app lets children use their imagination, make new stories or change what is happening.
Make it your own The app can be changed to relate to the child i.e. adding voices, pictures or by creating their own characters.



Phonic Pocket Stories

123 Genius

Sight Words

Cloud Math Free

Fry Words

Number Pieces

Collin’s Big Cat Apps

Number Frames

I Can Read

Math Splash Bingo

Obbie’s Space Adventure

Maths, age 4-6

Dr Seuss Treasury

Cool Maths Baby Chicks 123

Twinkl Phonics Suite

Meteor Maths

Nosy Cow Stories

Bugs and Numbers

Oxford Owl (

Addition Flashcard Quiz match Games

Inference Ace

Number Splat

You Can Read

Amazing Time

Rocket Speller

What Time is it Mr. Wolf?

ABC Alphabet by Little Sorter


Phonics Master

Number Bonds (10/20)

Word Bingo

Simple Sums

Nosy Cow Stories

Mental maths - 5-6, 6-7, 7-8

Spellosaur- school edition first 400 words


Spellboard (can insert your own spellings)




Collins Big Cat apps

Number Pieces

Inference Ace

Hit The Button

Inference Clues

SAS Math Stretch

Math Splash Bingo

A+Spelling Test

DK 10 Minutes a day Times Tables

Sight Words by Little Speller


Spell Mania

Ace Kids Maths Word Problems

Pop Words

Abby Explorer Math Word Problems


Motion Math (Match, Zoom Pro, Hungry Fish)

Eason Spelling Bee

Pizza Fractions

Reading Comprehension Prep



Multi –Touch Mathematics

Little Story Creator

Maths Animations

Comic Life


Phonic Master

Meteor Math

Oxford Owl(

My Times Tables


Sushi Monster


Math Bash


Drill Math Word Problems

Tell the Time: Mr Wolf