Our Lady's RC Primary Physical Computing Resources

A project by: Jamie Edmondson



from 6 donors

This project received pledges on Wed 03 Jul 2019
We are raising funds to buy some physical computing devices to be used across the whole school


Number of students that will benefit: 217

Age of students: 3-11

Percentage eligible for free school meals: 12.4%


About us

We are a one form entry primary school in South Manchester. Our pupils love Computing and make fantastic progress in the subject. However, we would now like to be able to extend our pupils experiences within the subject. Through them having access to physical computing resources, we will be able to develop our pupils learning even further, particularly in the early years foundation stage. Due to low school budgets, we have never had the opportunity to purchase much in the way of resources for computing in the past, so to be able to provide our pupils with a wider range of resources will vastly improve their learning experiences. Having access to physical computing resources will also greatly impact on the pupils who attend our weekly code club.

What do we want?

To improve our EYFS KS1 Computing provision we would like to buy :

2 Fisher-Price DKT39 Think and Learn Code-a-Pillars

5 Bee-Bots, 1 Blue-Bot and docking station

To improve our KS2 Computing provision we would like to buy :

1 Makey Makey STEM Pack - Classroom Invention Literacy Kit

Who is this for?

The Fisher-Price DKT39 Think and Learn Code-a-Pillars will be used for Nursery and Reception class Computing lessons and as part of their continuous provision activities, as will the Bee-Bots which will also be used for KS1 Computing lessons. The Makey Makey kits will be used within KS2 Computing lessons and within our weekly Code Club.

Why do we want it?

Having access to physical computing resources will vastly improve our computing lessons by enabling our pupils to extend their learning within the subject and apply their knowledge within more meaningful contexts. It will extend pupils learning experiences and as a result improve outcomes. It will enthuse all our pupils by enabling them to get more hands on with their learning. It will also improve our weekly code club and provide greater opportunities for the pupils who attend this.


5 Bee-Bots, 1 Blue-Bot and docking station https://www.primaryict.co.uk/pr7856/tts-mixed-bee-bot-blue-bot-bundle-5x-bee-bo-it01243 = £359.64 including VAT and delivery

Makey Makey STEM Pack - Classroom Invention Literacy Kit https://makeymakey.com/products/stem-pack-classroom-invention-literacy-kit = 626.59 including VAT and international delivery

Fisher-Price DKT39 Think and Learn Code-a-Pillar: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fisher-Price-DKT39-Think-Learn-Pillar/dp/B07L8VQZFS 2 x £29 = 62.49 including VAT and delivery

Sub Total = £1,048 

+3% payment processing fees (charged by the payment provider)

Grand Total = £1,080 


If we're fortunate enough to raise more than our target, then we would also like to buy some more physical computing devices, to be used exclusively within our code club (e.g. Sphero's, Edison robots and Dash and Dot robots)


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