% of students on pupil premium at our school: 12%
Number of students this will benefit: 200
Age of students: 5 - 7
We are raising funds to buy iPads for our Reception classes. Due to increased funding cuts we can barely afford to maintain the ICT we have so new ICT equipment has to be funded in novel ways such as this. If we wait for better financial times, our current Reception pupils could be in Year 6 or have left the school. They need modern equipment and they need it now!
The 45 pupils in our Reception classes are 5 years old, yet they have some amazing computer skills that they struggle to show us on our desktop computers.
A lot of our youngest pupils are digitally literate when they arrive in school, however they struggle to show us their skills because we don't have the type of technology they are used to. They sit in our ICT suite and struggle with a mouse and keyboard that seem very alien to them. This struggle is necessary as desktop computers still have their place in the world of ICT. However, iPads in the classroom would really allow the children to show us what they can already do.
Digital artwork, phonic games, programming robots, digital music composition, basic research and much much more.
This would give them flying start in their journey to be fully 'Digitally Literate' and would allow us to challenge them more easily.
Where your donation goes
The donations will buy iPads. We already have these in school and they work well on our system.
If we raise the minimum amount we will be able to buy one iPad, which means that both Oak and Maple class will at least have one each. If we get the full amount we will be able to buy 4 iPads (5 iPads if we raise £1,550!). 5 iPads would mean that both classes would have 3 iPads. Which means that during the daily rotation of activities, children would have access to activities using modern tablet computers.
5x iPad 32 GB Wifi @ £304.20 each: http://www.jigsaw24.com/pws/ProductDetails.ice?ProductID=MP2F2ED
Credit card fees (2%): £30 (to cover the fees charged by the payment provider)
Total = £1,550
PLEASE Help us reach our target!
We lose out in the new government funding settlement. We get less money and therefore we can provide less for our pupils out of the school budget.
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Wow, wow and more wow!
Thanks to our three generous sponsors we have already hit the threshold limit set by Rocket Fund and can buy some ipads for our infant children.
However, the more we raise, the more we can do. So, if people keep donating, we will keep buying ipads for the classes. We will also think about adding Wireless Ipad charging towers to the bid as these have been a huge success in Key Stage 2 classrooms.
So now we have hit our threshold target let's push on and make this even bigger!