ICT in Schools Bulletin

June 2016

Queen's Tea Party

Discovery Education is proud to be working in partnership with Royal Collection Trust.


Windsor Castle will play host to a schools’ tea party next month, as part of a special live broadcast to mark the official 90th birthday of Her Majesty the Queen. The tea party is freely available to all schools, and teachers are encouraged to register online here to access the tea party resource pack and watch the 30 minute broadcast on 10 June 2016.

Education City Phonics Screening App

The Phonics Screening Check is coming up; let us help prepare your students for the test. Here’s your Phonics Screening Check Topic Tool guide – follow the steps and use this fantastic tool in your classroom!

Click here to find out more

Too Geeky for Girls

Computer science is a highly creative subject. It gives students a better understanding of the increasingly digital world around them and challenges notions of what’s possible. It teaches a way of thinking that enables you to solve any problem that matters to you. So why is it that only 17% of UK jobs in computer science are held by women. This gender imbalance needs to change, and the change needs to start in schools.

Read the full article here.

Code Clubs

Code Club is a nationwide network of free volunteer-led after school coding clubs for children aged 9-11.

They create projects for volunteers to teach at after school coding clubs or at non-school venues such as libraries. The projects theymake teach children how to program by showing them how to make computer games, animations and websites. Their volunteers go to their local club for an hour a week and teach one project a week.

Each term the students will progress and learn more whilst at the same time using their imaginations and making creative projects. Terms 1 & 2 use Scratch to teach the basics of programming. Term 3 teaches the basics of web development using HTML and CSS. Term 4 teaches Python and so on.

They have also created online training for volunteers, to make sure they have all the info and know-how they need to run a successful Code Club.

If you want to run a Code Club in your school click here to find out more.