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A simple and effective maths app designed to support the practise of basic addition and subtraction facts to 10, 20 and 100. My children found it straight forward to use and motivating. Choose one of the avatars supplied when you begin or take a photo to use instead. Enter your name and age and you’re… Read More



This is one of a host of photo editing apps. We are fans of Afterlight because of its ease of use, variety of filters and textures and fairly cheap price! It’ll cover all the basics you’d need in schools for editing photos and the products can be shared easily.

Free Chess App


Chess is going down a storm at our school and as well as getting the boards out at lunchtimes many children are grabbing the iPads and playing! There are lots of chess apps available but this is the one we are using and it makes for a great introduction to the game, giving the player… Read More

ColAR Mix


This is a great app for the younger children who can see their coloured illustrations come to life with augmented reality! The idea is simple – download the app and then print the free colouring sheets. The children then colour them and then use the iPad / iPod / iPhone to bring the image to 3D… Read More

Addition & Subtraction – Daydream Education


This is one of several apps offered from Daydream education.  We like the fact that these apps provide a balance of teaching  and instruction, opportunities to practise key skills and quizzes to test the learners knowledge.  They cater for a range of levels and increasingly complex operations. This app, as the name suggests, focuses on… Read More

Bubble Pop Multiplication


We really like this alternative way of practising times tables facts! Work out the answer to each question then aim at the correct answer to pop the bubbles. If you have a set of tablets in class, this provides a great activity for a small group to work on for a few minutes prior to… Read More

Bugs and Numbers


We already feature Bugs and Buttons on this site and this app is also super!  It is really well designed and looks great.  There are plenty of basic maths tasks to keep the children involved from counting games to basic fractions. This is one of the most popular apps with our Reception children at the… Read More



This is another great free app for teaching children the basics of programming.  It has been inspired by Scratch and has a similar look with blocks which are fitted together to create sequences. Children with support in KS1 will be able to access it and those with some experience in KS2 should fly along!

Daisy the Dinosaur


This free app is a great introduction to coding for younger pupils.  It takes them step by step through simple instructions, gradually building up sequences. From here, children can move onto a variety of other coding apps and then onto classic computing programmes such as Scratch.

The Human Body by Tinybop


This is a fabulous way to investigate the systems of the human body.  Your children can interact with the organs and see how they relate to each other. They will get to explore the basic human anatomy through the skeletal, muscular, nervous, circulatory, respiratory, and digestive systems. This app also makes use of the camera… Read More