Abacus Active Learn Maths Homework

posted 4 Apr 2014, 07:42 by Mr Liam Spires   [ updated 4 Apr 2014, 08:20 ]
Today, Children is Classes 2, 3 and 4 should have received a letter all about our news maths homework tasks
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 They should also have received their username, password and school code on a bookmark that should be kept safe for reference in future.

The site they will need to go to to is www.activelearnprimary.co.uk, or use the link on the school website homepage.

The games and activities should be compatible with tablet devices as well as stand alone computers, please let your class teacher know of any difficulties that your device has, so that this can be passed onto the website operators and be resolved. 

Mr Spires has added a short "Troubleshooting" guide on the Class 3 Learning Log, which may help resolve some issues that you have. Although the password information is specific to Class Three.

The school has purchased Abacus, a maths toolkit that has been written for the new primary maths curriculum.  To help children make sense of and practice their maths, Abacus provides a combination of maths games, interactive activities and pupil videos, focused around an interactive pupil world where your child can earn rewards and personalise their learning. Your child will be accessing this in school; however, they can also access certain activities at home that have been allocated to him/her by their class teacher.

Below is information provided by Abacus to help your child access it at home (although I am aware some children have started to use it already!). If there are any problems with using Abacus at home (and particularly in terms of access), please feel free to speak to your child’s class teacher.

Many thanks

Ruth Walker-Green

Using the Abacus online pupil world with your child

The Abacus pupil world is the place that your child will log into to play maths games, complete interactive activities and access rewards. They earn rewards by completing the games and activities that their teacher has allocated to them. They can also watch pupil videos, which recap key teaching topics.

If you have access to an internet connection, your child can log into the Abacus pupil world at home with their personal login. They can do so via a computer or tablet. Your child’s teacher may give them a login reminder bookmark to keep at home, or in their bookbag, so that they have the information they need to access the pupil world from home.

Logging into the pupil world

The Abacus pupil world is powered by a website called ActiveLearn. To log into the pupil world, your child will need to:

1. Go to www.activelearnprimary.co.uk

2. Enter their login details and click “Log in”.

Once your child has logged in, they’ll arrive at the Pupil Home. Children can personalise their home screen by choosing a world. The worlds differ depending on key stage but include Race World, Skate World and Future World.

 

“My Stuff”

This is where children can see the activities their teacher has allocated to them. They can see here how many coins each game or activity is worth before completing it.

 “My Rewards”

‘My Rewards’ is where your child can go to select their rewards after completing allocated games and activities. They can also customise avatars, decorate a tree house, play games and more. The more games and activities your child completes, the more rewards they can unlock and buy.

Need help?

Don’t forget, if your child is having trouble using the pupil world, help can be found in the Help Section of ActiveLearn (in the top right-hand corner of the website).

Please note: We strongly recommend using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox web browsers with ActiveLearn. If you prefer to use Internet Explorer, please check you have at least IE9 in order for everything to work as it should.

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Mr Liam Spires,
4 Apr 2014, 07:42
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