At Pencoys Primary School, all children from Year 1 to 6 have a login to Sumdog. Sumdog is a highly engaging games-based learning service to help students practice their numeracy and literacy.
Designed to enhance learning, it motivates students by adapting to each child's level.
Sumdog works both on internet browsers and apps on iOS, Android and Kindle.
Each week the children in each class who answer the most questions correctly at their individual level earn a Gold, Silver or Bronze certificate. This is celebrated in the weekly celebration assembly as well as being published in our weekly newsletter. We also have regular whole school competitions during the holidays where children can win prizes.
What is Sumdog?
Sumdog is a fantastic program that uses motivating games to encourage students to practise their mental maths skills. The children love it as they are able to play against each other and they can practise any skill with any game. This ensures Sumdog is never boring - and always relevant.
Each child has been given their own login and unique password. This means that when they log in they will automatically see their own personalised home screen. From here they can scroll across the screen to choose games that appeal to them. Whichever game they choose they will still be given questions relevant to their level so it doesn’t matter if they prefer some games over others.
The first few questions are aimed at finding the right level for the child so they may vary in difficulty at first. Once they have completed this diagnostic test, the children will be given questions suitable for their level and based on a target skill that Sumdog has identified as needing further practise. Each time a child becomes confident at answering questions about that skill, Sumdog automatically selects a new skill to develop.
If you have a technical question about the website or the app then please contact Sumdog at: firstname.lastname@example.org