If Extras are assigned by the app, this will form part of the programme. If they are assigned by the teacher, they will not contribute to the personalised programme. Generally, children should be using the app-assigned activities each day, with some top ups from the teacher, if required.
Each Added Extra contains 15 questions on a curriculum topic. These questions will be the first 15 within our question bank and so will introduce the topic from the very beginning and focus mainly on fluency.
There are three instances when teachers could consider setting Added Extras for their
students. These are:
1) Pre-teaching: checking that children have a strong understanding of prior concepts
before moving on to a new concept
2) Consolidation: checking that children have understood the concept at the end of a
3) Providing scaffolded support during lessons.
When children who have been set an Extra log in after the date and time selected, the red Added Extra icon in their Learning Zone will be flashing to let them know that there is work to complete, if there is more than one extra set for them children will be able to select the one they would like to complete.
To add Extras:
Log into the Teacher Dashboard
Hover over Extras and select Assign
Search for the relevant ARE or scroll through
Click on the blue arrow to the left of the ARE title to view which lessons are available
Click on the lesson heading to view the questions
If you would like to assign the Extra, select Assign in the bottom right hand corner of the pop-up
Select when the Extra will become available and who you would like to receive the Extra