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Get New COVID-19 Home Learning Resources

 

Get more out of our apps by downloading these free add-on resources. They are ready to use collections of stories for Special Stories and words, pictures and audio for Special Words.

You can personalise all the word lists to make things relatable to children, or extend learning further by adding to the resources with your own content. Each resource contains at least 8 images relating to the topic, with the matching text and spoken word. 

Available to download into Special Words (both the Standard and Pro edition) and Special Stories

Birthday, School, Emotions, Colours and Shapes, Cars, Halloween, Christmas and Holiday, New Year, Valentine's Day, Chinese New Year, Easter

birthday-cake.jpg school-classroom.jpg emotions-words.png colours-words.png shapes-words.png cars-words.png flying-witch.jpg snowman.png fireworks.jpg valentine-card.jpg

rooster.jpg easter-bunny.jpg

 

Available to download into Special Words Pro

Geography 

Spring, Summer, Autum, Winter, Weather, Transport, Little critters, Woodland & forest, Rainforest, Under the sea, The solar system

eyfs-spring.jpg eyfs-summer.jpg eyfs-autumn.jpg eyfs-winter.jpg eyfs-weather.jpg eyfs-transport.jpg eyfs-little-critters.jpg eyfs-woodland-and-forest.jpg eyfs-rainforest.jpg eyfs-under-the-sea.jpg

    eyfs-the-solar-system.jpg 

History 

Stone Age, Egyptian, Castles, Great fire of London

eyfs-stone-age.jpg   eyfs-egyptian.jpg   eyfs-castles.jpg   eyfs-great-fire-of-london.jpg

Speech & Language 

Sounds - listening, S sounds

eyfs-sounds-listening.jpg   eyfs-speech-and-language-s-sounds.jpg

People & Communities

People who help us, Positive behaviour

eyfs-people-who-help-us.jpg   eyfs-positive-behaviour.jpg

Understanding of the World

Life cycle of a butterfly, Life cycle of a flower, Life cycle of a frog

eyfs-life-cycle-of-a-butterfly.jpg   eyfs-life-cycle-of-a-flower.jpg   eyfs-life-cycle-of-a-frog.jpg

 

To download these free resources, please carefully follow the following steps:

Note: Add-ons are currently available with text and audio in British English. We will be adding more languages in the future, but meanwhile you can easily personalise the English add-ons for any other language.

For iPad and iPhone users, you must have version 3.0 or later of Special Stories and/or version 4.0 or later of Special Words. For Android users, you must have version 1.8 or later of Special Stories and/or version 3.4 or later of Special Words, and your device must be running Android 4.4 or later. 

For Special Words or Special Words Pro on iOS or Android

  1. If you have disabled editing in the app, re-enable it via the Settings.
  2. Open the app, go to Word List. On iOS tap the action button (top right) and on Android tap the menu button (top right). Select Import Word List, then Download from Special iApps.
  3. If you have not yet registered and activated the app, follow the simple steps there to do so.
  4. You will then see a list of different catagories: first select the collection, and then the add-on.
  5. When download has completed, choose Add new profileNOT any of the Replace options.

For Special Stories on iOS or Android

  1. If you have disabled editing in the app, re-enable it via the Settings. 
  2. Open the app. On iOS tap action button (top left), or on Android tap menu (top left) and select Sharing. Then select Import Story, then Download from Special iApps
  3. If you have not yet registered and activated the app, follow the simple steps there to do so.
  4. You will then see a list of different catagories: first select the collection, and then the add-on.
  5. When download has completed, choose Add new collectionNOT any of the Replace options.