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Posted on: January 13th 2021

DoodleEnglish

Dear Parents/Carers                                                                                   

We are pleased to inform you that we are now using DoodleEnglish, the award-winning homework programme, with your child’s class!

Why DoodleEnglish?

  • DoodleEnglish improves children’s confidence and ability in literacy
  • DoodleEnglish learns what your child’s strengths and weaknesses are and creates a personalised work programme tailored around them
  • Most importantly, it’s fun and engaging, with motivational collectables, educational games and seasonal Challenges to take part in.

Follow these steps to get started

  • Work with your child through the set-up phase if they are in EYFS or KS1
  • Let your child work through their x-a-day exercise and/or new words activity without any help - encourage them to do it independently and if they are really unsure, guess!
  • Log in to parents.doodlemaths.com with your Grown Ups username and password to see how your child is progressing
  • Download the DoodleConnect app (available on iOS) or log in to the Parent Dashboard to receive progress snapshot updates

Encourage your child to be within their target zone by earning their target number of stars per week.

If you have any questions, please visit help.doodlehq.com, speak to a member of the Doodle team by clicking on the green chat icon on the website or ask Mrs Hall.

Happy Doodling!

Mrs Hall

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