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Jump Ahead Year 1: Reading & Maths (PC CD)

by Focus Multimedia Ltd
Windows 98 / Me / XP
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
Price: £14.00 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
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  • 18 learning activities
  • 10 songs and rhymes
  • 50 stories and poems
  • Multiple levels
  • Progress report
  • Assessment technology
  • Printable workbook

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System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows 98 / Me / XP
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1
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  • ASIN: B00005Q6VP
  • Release Date: 7 Sep 2001
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 412 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

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Great Games and Accessories for the PC.

Amazon.co.uk Review

Jump Ahead Year One supports the National Curriculum for five to six-year-olds. The CD-ROM is another excellent program by Focus Multimedia in their "Children" series, "a range of educational entertainment that not only keeps the little ones quiet, but teaches them essential core skills and tentatively introduces them into the realms of computing."

Franky the Dog has been enlisted to help in the classroom, making recipes, serving up lunch, among other fun activities, all of which teach basic maths skills (addition and subtraction, simple fractions, telling the time, money value and quantities); reading skills (stories and poems, reading comprehension, vocabulary, rhyme, language skills and visual discrimination); and art and music (creativity, music and memory, listening to songs on the jukebox, basic composition skills and listening skills). All these activities are presented in a fun way and offer opportunities at different levels with progress reports, assessments and a printable workbook. There is also a pamphlet containing basic technical and installation information, which should be read before starting. This is an updated version of the award-winning original and is well worth investing in as it will occupy and educate children effortlessly. --Susan Naylor


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
79 of 79 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars jump ahead year 1 13 Mar 2003
this is an excellent cd, my kids absolutely love it. There are loads of different levels and activities to tackle, with different levels of difficulty. Each completed task wins points to play a game, so children are encouraged to continue playing until enough points are won ...really worth the money..
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72 of 72 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Works on XP too 29 Dec 2003
Good, cheap CD rom for children in year 1. After owning the Starting school jump ahead CD ROM, my daughter got straight into this one and loves it. Well worth the money.
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56 of 56 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must buy 24 Oct 2003
By A Customer
This is the best thing I have bought for my children in ages (aged 4 & 5)they are both addicted and it has actually given my youngest the interest and confidence to use the computer rather than just watch. They are still finding new things to do and I will certainly be buying more in this series.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars mabel 8 Nov 2006
By A. Bond
Some of this was age-appropriate for my 4.5 yr.old but the text comes up very small on the tiny amount of screen it uses, which is a nonsense when learning to read. The dog's voice is quite frankly annoying and the computer voice in the phonics game is inaudable! Not enough of a challenge all-round...we prefer 'Bear and Penguin's Big Reading Adventure' and 'Bear and Penguin's Big Maths Adventure' for ages 5-7yrs.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent educational resource 8 Jun 2011
Frankie the dog navigates you through 18 different learning activities for Year 1 pupils (5-6 years old).

The game includes maths/Literacy/art and music activities and covers the following aspects of Primary National Strategy at year 1.
Maths activities include:
Addition and subtraction
Simple fractions
Telling the time
Money value
Quantities

Literacy activities include:
Stories and poems
reading comprehension
Language skills
Visual discrimination
Art and music activities include:
Art and creativity
Music
Memory and listening

As the game starts your child follows Frankie the dog into the schoolhouse, if you are playing for the first time you will be invited to type in your name, if you have played before then simply select it from the drop-down menu at the start. Click on the door knob and follow Frankie into room 1.
Frankie is then introduced with the somewhat cheesy song "He's more than a mascot, he'll help you a whole lot. He's really super-silly. He's Frankie" (Imagine the naffest tune possible and you wont be far wrong - my 5year old daughter loves it though so i guess it's right for the target audience!) He then goes on to explain that you can "always count on me, click on me if you need my help"

Frankie then explains that there are lots of things to do in the classroom, click on anything that you see to begin.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Did not load 7 April 2011
By R. Hunt
I had the same problem as Rania - it did not load on my computer even though it said on the cover that it could be used on Windows XP. The guidance that came with the disc (which is the only bit that did install!) referred only to Windows 95/98!!! Am returning it and very disappointed
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very easy for little ones to navigate 12 Feb 2010
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My 6 year old quickly learned his way around this game and enjoys playing all by himself, which is great for his confidence and mouse skills. Pitched at the right level, the music and challenges are sometimes irritating for an adult but doesn't seem to bother my son!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great interactive learning 15 April 2008
By Sarah B
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A great disk, both my kids loved it, I bought this to try and get my little boy to advance with his reading and he loves it. Takes a while to figure out how to get into the different rooms, but both my 4 year old and 6 yr old can work the computer by themselves using this software, it really is easy. A great interactive program.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great value.
A gift.
Published 4 days ago by Lin
5.0 out of 5 stars jump ahead year 1!
Very enjoyable game for children, contains many different games which help children learn maths and liteacy.
Published 4 months ago by Candy
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved it as a kid
This was my favourite thing to do when I was younger, I've been looking for it again as I recommended it to family to help with their kids progress at school. Read more
Published 11 months ago by ...
3.0 out of 5 stars PC CD
THIS WAS GOT FOR MY FRIEND AND HE MFOUND IT TO TO BE VERY GOOD AND VERY CLEAR TO UNDERSTAND
Published 16 months ago by Robert Rae Hughes
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
My son loves this. It is fun, relevant and I believe has helped him to jump ahead in Year 1 as he is in all the top classes. Nice product. Read more
Published 21 months ago by A Beech
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant for year 1
My grandson loves this he has no idea it's a learning tool. Many parents have followed and purchased this. I nteractive and easy to install. Highly recommend. Read more
Published 23 months ago by mary
5.0 out of 5 stars No complaints
I bought this product for my grandson, who really from day one does not like school. This seems to have hit the button because he can play on his laptop and do his schooling at the... Read more
Published on 3 Mar 2012 by Norbert
5.0 out of 5 stars Great stuff
The Jump Ahead series is easily some of the best educational software out there. It's fairly old now, so some can be a pain with screen resolutions and colours, but nothing that... Read more
Published on 28 May 2011 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite Game!
Well, I'm a tad naughty.
I bought this game, but Im not exactly in year one - TeeHee! I'm sort of in year 13!
But... Nevertheless, I love this game with all my heart. Read more
Published on 1 May 2011 by Abi
2.0 out of 5 stars Could not load
For some reason this disc failed to load and had to be returned. However, I also bought the french disc and that was fine.
Published on 23 Feb 2010 by Rania
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