September 2020
Home Learning Packs

Early Years and Years 1 to 5.
More available soon!
Letter-join has launched the first of a series of home learning handwriting packs for when it’s necessary for pupils to work from home.
The first packs are aimed at Early Years and Years 1 to 5. They are packed full of handwriting tasks and Letter-join’s online games and activities to keep pupils on track with their learning and are designed to be easy to follow for both parents and children.              

Teachers can simply print a pack, fill in the pupil log-in details and photocopy for each child in their class to use at home. Each pack lists the activities, complete with instructions, and contains all worksheets and printouts required. Now, children are all set to enjoy lots of fun handwriting with Letter-join’s colourful and engaging animations and resources.

As with all Letter-join activities, a school’s preferred letterforms for f, k, w, x and z will be used, and the font (lead-in or no lead-in) will be as chosen by class teachers.

Links to the Home Learning Packs can be found in Resources > Printouts > Posters and Handouts.

September 2020
Pupil log-in

Every school that subscribes to Letter-join has a free Pupil log-in for their children to use.

Letter-join school subscriptions include lots of great handwriting activities for pupils to enjoy at home as well as at school, using the same letterforms which have been selected by your school.

Find out where your school’s Pupil log-in details are and print out a letter to send home to parents explaining how to log in. Children can log in to Letter-join on their PCs and tablets, at home as well as at school. 

Watch Letter-join’s how-to videos to help ensure that teachers, pupils and parents are set up for learning cursive handwriting at school and at home.

Video instructions for class teachers >

Video instructions for parents >

Class teachers can set home learning tasks and create word banks of animated words 
specifically for the pupils in their class. These will be created in the font that the teachers have chosen to use for their class.

July 2020
New! LetterLotto

Here’s another fun game from Letter-join to encourage children to practise their handwriting at home. Great for home learning and to reinforce classroom handwriting lessons.

LetterLotto is ideal for children to use at home on iPads and tablets for independent learning. Children can practise letter recognition and orientation of cursive letters and hear the sound of the letters whilst having fun matching them with the letters on their Lotto card. The letters are then displayed on a moving screen with a cheer of encouragement!

As with all Letter-join activities, a school’s preferred letterforms for f, k, w, x and z will be used, and the font (lead-in or no lead-in) will be as chosen by class teachers.

Click the button and display a random letter. Is it on your card? Trace it neatly and it will be marked off your card. Complete the card to be rewarded with a cheer.

Here’s how to play:

• Under the Fun tab, select ‘LetterLotto’.

• Choose a level to play from Easy, Harder or All.

• Click for a letter on the icon displayed and listen to its sound.

• If the letter is not on the Lotto card, click on the ‘cross’ icon to display the next letter.

• If the letter is on the Lotto card click on the ‘tick’ icon.

• Trace over the letter neatly and it will appear on the Lotto card.

• Repeat this until all the letters on the Lotto card have been matched.

23 March 2020
Set class tasks

Teachers can set learning tasks for pupils to access at home

(for school subscriptions only)

 

Teachers can now create tasks for their learners to complete at home by following these simple steps:

 

  • Log into a classroom account and select the button, ‘Create a Home Learning task’.
  • Fill in the template, and select ‘Preview’ to see what your task will look like, and edit if necessary.
  • Click Save when you’re happy with how your task appears.Enter a search term to help your children find the resource i.e. spelling, or be more precise i.e. long e. You can check this out by searching for it yourself.
  • Return to the Home Learning Task page to change the search term if necessary.

Children logging in at home can now select their class, and choose the ‘Home Learning Tasks’ tab. Your Home Learning Task will be displayed and children can search for the resource.