Launching computing in Early Years!

A project by: KATE RICHARDSON

£0
pledged of £918 target

This project did not reach its target.

Completion Date: Mon 26 Mar 2018
Preparing our children for the computing curriculum and digital life in 2018

KEY STATS

Number of students that will benefit: 60

Age of students: 4-5

Percentage eligible for free school meals: 70.3%*

*over the past six years

MY PROJECT

Hareclive EACT Academy is an exciting place to learn, full of brilliant children. We are located in an area of high deprivation - in the bottom 1% most deprived areas of the UK. Last year an arson attack destroyed three of our Early Years classrooms and all the equipment within them. The team have bounced back and our new building opened on 3rd January and looks fantastic!

We are slowly replenishing resources. However, one thing we are really lacking is IT equipment to help our children to learn online and also learn to be safe when using technology.

What do you want?

We want to buy 10 LeapFrog LeapPad3s.

Who is this for?

This is for our reception children to play academic games and learn how to use technology safely.

Why do you want it?

The leap pads will allow children to play academic games and apps. For example, 41 of our 47 children have speech and language needs and the phonics games where children recognise and learn the names of letters will help our children to learn to read.

We don't currently have any technology that our reception age children can access. The leap pads are designed for younger children are are easy for them to navigate and use.

Many of our children play on their parents' phones but don't have access to computers or any other technology. Teaching them to stay safe online using the SMART acronym (safe, meeting, acceptable, reliable, tell) is a core part of our curriculum and it would be wonderful if this could start from the first day they start school.

WHERE YOUR MONEY GOES

10x LeapFrog LeapPad3 Learning Tablet @ £89.99 each

http://www.boots.com/leapfrog-leappad3-learning-tablet-green-10180239

Subtotal: £899.90

Credit card fees @ 2%: £18.00

Grand total: £917.90

HELP US REACH OUR TARGET!

Please do donate, but if you can't donate right now you can help us in other ways! Share this project with anyone you think would support us. Share the link at the top of the page on Twitter, Facebook, email, your website, blog, mention us in a phone call or even just a chat over the fence! Please support us and help make a difference to our students.

Rocket Fund is a pilot project by Nesta. Nesta is a registered charity in England and Wales 1144091 and Scotland SC042833