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Reading Resources

Dear Parents


Some of your children have been using a phonics programme at school called Readingwise.  If they would like to continue to use this at home we can arrange to send you their login details and a parents user guide.  Please contact Mrs Radakovic via the school office and she can arrange this for you.


Thank you.


Sarah Radakovic

Some children at Galliard have been using a computer programme called IDL which helps them with literacy and numeracy.  They can now use this at home too if you would like them to. 

They should already know their usernames and passwords - if they have forgotten them, please contact the school office and we can advise you what they are. 

The programme is best used on an Ipad or Iphone as an app called IDL2MOBILE.  It can also be accessed via their website at​. 

Any problems/queries please contact me, Mrs Radakovic, via the school office. 

Thank you.

A guide for using IDL at home for Distance Learning

Below is some advice for supporting your child when using IDL at home. If you have any other questions then please email or call 01524 580665 and we will be happy to help. I will also be hosting a short 20 minute training session on Tuesday 31st March at 10am to chat through a few things that may help. We want your child to enjoy distance learning through IDL so we are always here to help and support in any way we can.


Tuesday 31st March 10:00am Online training session- (please click on the link below)


Join Microsoft Teams Meeting


In the meantime here are our Top Tips

When using an iPad please make sure that you have the updated app IDL2MOBILE that is 2.0.3


Please make sure that when accessing through an internet server that you only use GOOGLE CHROME. This is the only one that will work. If you don’t have Chrome already it takes 2 minutes to download.


If the student is struggling to move to the next lesson in Literacy please check that the blue assistance button on the right hand side of the screen is turned OFF in order to move forward.


You need to enable the microphone on your device to enable the student to complete the record/playback section of the Literacy programme. This will be under the settings of the device.


We recommend using IDL in 20-30 minute slots so that students don’t get distracted.


If the child has access to headphones then this will be great for concentration on the task (and peace and quiet for the adults!)….if not, just ensure the sound is on.


Please go to our website and under the ‘Resources’ section you will find useful documents and videos that go through how IDL works.


Don’t worry about testing. This is something that a teacher can do with the student when they return to school, as testing twice per year is still adequate to monitor progress.


Please do contact us if you need any guidance or advice, we are happy and able to help during this time and want your child to carry on learning and progressing through IDL.


Take Good Care and Good Luck!