The Willows Primary School - EYFS learning with technology

A project by: Kate Manning

pledged of £1,492 target

This project did not reach its target.

Completion Date: Thu 25 Oct 2018
We are aiming to enhance our children's learning through technology

Help us achieve our dreams!

Number of students that will benefit: 150

Age of students: 3-5

Percentage eligible for free school meals: 10%


About us

We are a 3 form entry school in Stoke on Trent and are currently challenged by an ever-decreasing school budget, as many schools are. Despite this, we remain ambitious and strive to provide the best learning opportunities for our children, so they may be as successful as possible.

What do we want?  

We would like to buy a range of technology specifically for use in Early Years: we want to enhance our children's learning through the use of iPads. Having these iPads will enable the children to record themselves, read ebooks and help them in all areas of learning within the Early Years.

Who is this for?

The iPads will mainly be used in nursery and reception classes. Some will also be shared across Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2).

Why do we want it?

Children in early years are introduced to technology and computers by using technological toys and real objects such as operating cameras or CD players. We have some technology e.g. light boxes, a CD player which encourages a range of skills amongst our children such as fine motor development,  hand and eye coordination, listening and communication and sensory play. These resources are currently shared over the three reception classes and nursery, and therefore we are desperately in need of further technology so each class can have their own resources to ensure that our children receive the most engaging experience possible and their learning opportunities are maximised. Our first plea is for iPads as the children can use them to enhance their learning in all areas.


4 x iPads

Total = £1,492 (incl VAT & delivery)


If we're fortunate enough to raise more than our target, then we would also like to buy the following and stretch our target to an additional... £1,254.79.

3 x Rugged Racers Remote Control Cars at £155.94 (inc VAT)

2 x iPads @ £323 (inc VAT)

3 x Walkie Talkies @ £46.99


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