Sir Linkalot is an amazing app that is transforming how spelling is taught, especially for those tricky common exception words, all the way from was, two and they up to manoeuvre, fulfil and even onomatopoeia! The app is achieving incredible results, especially for those children who find spelling an issue.
To find out what it's all about, please click on the following clip (you'll be hooked when the boy says 'I was terrible at it')... The Future of Spelling
It is not solely for spelling, however. It's covering the whole of the technical requirements of literacy, i.e vocabulary, homophones, punctuation, grammar, rules and patterns. You will see in the above clip that Countdown's Susie Dent is on the app as the resident word detective 'Lady Lexicographer' who will talk about the origin of words on the app that have an interesting story to tell.
Many dyslexia associations endorse the approach as, it's proven, that visual resources are the most powerful way to commit something to memory. Included in the price is free access at home. Parents and pupils of Egerton CEP School can find the username and password sent to you via Teams. It can also be accessed via a laptop or PC.
In January 2020, Sir Linkalot won the 'Best Educational App' award at this year's Bett Show in London - the world's largest edtech exhibition. He has also been busy over the pandemic... Lockdown with Sir Linkalot
Sir Linkalot is to be a BBC partner as they want to use some of his content for BBC Bitesize's 'Catch-up' programme. Ruth Miskin CBE, government advisor and founder of the UK's no 1 phonics programme ''Read, Write Inc'' says that her product and Sir Linkalot are a perfect marriage as she has nothing for her 150 red words (aka tricky) like was, one, two done, all, again etc. She tuned in regularly to the online lessons mentioned in the lockdown clip.
Please take the time to look at this resource with your child as we believe it could help so many children learn to spell confidently. We would love to hear your feedback, so please do not hesitate to contact us once you have trialled the app.