We love language!

Technology to develop language

We love language!
  • £1,438

    pledged of £2,769

    • 39


    • 0


This project received pledges on Wed 18 Jul 2018

Key Stats

Number of students that will benefit: 90

Age of students: 4-5 year olds

Percentage eligible for free school meals: 8.6%


We are a large infant school situated in Basingstoke, Hampshire. We are a three form entry with 90 pupils per year group. We are a school where children enjoy learning through play and exploration.

What we want

We want to improve our language provision through ICT for pupils to use in day-to-day lessons. Our aim is to have a range of electronic devices to support the children's language development. To meet this aim, we are looking to purchase recordable books, recordable speech bubbles, listening centres and microphones which we believe will help to develop and enrich our children's language.

Who is this for?

These devices are aimed at our Year R children, but will be available for use across the whole school.

Why do we want it?

We are keen to use technology to enhance and develop our children's language skills. The funding would enable us to purchase recordable books, recordable speech bubbles, listening centres and microphones. The technology will enable language to be developed across a range of subject areas. The children will be able to sing and put on shows, access wireless headphones to listen to stories.....a chance to have fun whilst developing and enriching our children's language.


Early Learning Centre Figurines (Sing Star Mic) £25.36 x3 = £76.08


VTech 178503 Kidi Super Star Toy, Multi-Coloured

£39.99 x 2= £79.98


Recordable Answer Buzzers

£21.59 x 3 = £64.77


ZOOMK Camera Kids Camera Digital Camera - 2.7 inch 18 MP Digital Cameras

£31.99 x 3 = £95.97


TTS Easi-Ears (Digital Audio System) includes 6 coloured wireless headphones

£473.94 x1 = £473.94

https://www.primaryict.co.uk/tts-easi-ears-digital-audio-system-includes-6- coloured-wireless-headphones_el00295_4206.htm

TTS Rugged Racers & Docking Station Rechargeable Remote Control Cars (Set of 4)

£149.94 x1


TTS Talk Time A6 Recordable Postcards 10 Seconds Recording Time (Pack of 3)

£13.62 x3 = £40.86


TTS Talk Time Mini Recordable Speech Bubble Pack of 10

£101.88 for pack of 30


TTS Rainbow Photo Albums A5 (Talking) Set of 6

£35.46 x 3 = £106.38


Original Target = £1189.80

Stretch Target

  • Iiyama screen for a classroom £1580

(similar to: https://www.pcworldbusiness.co.uk/catalogue/item/P251922P )

NEW TARGET: £2,769.80

We are thrilled to have met our original target and are keen to build on this to purchase an Iiyama screen for one of our classrooms. This new technology will enable us to update our current board and provide a fast and more efficient way for our children to learn. A number of our classrooms have ageing technology. The current interactive whiteboards are temperamental and need re-configuring/realigning several times per day.This is disruptive to our students and interrupts them learning.The new touch technology allows ‘hands-on’ manipulation of content, encouraging the children to work collaboratively with their peers. Some of the enhanced functionality new monitors/whiteboards can bring to the classroom are:

  • Broadcast learning content on the teachers PC/laptop to an entire class.
  • Highlight text plus add notes and annotations.
  • Record or save lessons and electronically share them or print them out.
  • Display various media such as web, text, images, video and music to compliment the curriculum in a teacher-directed activity

If we're fortunate enough to raise more than our this, then we would also like to buy some other electronic toys including remote controlled cars and beebots for our Year 1 and 2 children.


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