Articles by Sophie Rice
Pizza Party Per Favore!
Barefoot is excited to announce a new resource, Pizza Party! Created for pupils aged 9-11, it brings data collection and analysis to life through the power of pizza!
3rd May 2019
Barefoot gets a new website and a fantastic new resource!
Barefoot has got a shiny new website. It’s been around for a few weeks but you might not have got a chance to see it yet, so head on over! It’s lovely, bright and intuitive with the same areas as the old website but with a brand new look. Why not take a look around?
14th February 2019
2018 - The Best Year for Barefoot Yet!
In 2018, the SWGfL team coordinated over 1,150 workshops in primary schools across the UK, reaching over 16,300 teachers and ultimately making an impact on over 430,000 pupils.
17th January 2019
Barefoot Goes Wild!
The Barefoot team are super excited to share our latest campaign with you – let’s take computer science into the great outdoors!
4th June 2018
Barefoot Computing – what’s new?
We have recently delivered our 3,000th free primary Computer Science workshop – have you had yours yet?
14th May 2018
Free workshops and resources for primary computing
The holidays may be over, but the Barefoot Computing Project is here to help you get set for teaching computer science and computational thinking this term!
12th September 2017
Wanna drive? - A guide to monitoring
The Government has said that schools need to have an “appropriate” level of monitoring and filtering in place. But what does this mean in practice?
6th July 2017
Barefoot in 4 easy steps
The Barefoot Computing resources have this month reached one million children in the UK! Follow our 4 easy steps to get your class involved today.
23rd February 2017
Teachers and Tech - What’s the View?
78% of primary teachers now see tech literacy on a par with reading and writing in terms of importance, but how confident are they with teaching it? BT and Ipsos MORI find out.
17th January 2017
The Art of Abstraction
The Tube Map is a classic example of abstraction, but what does abstraction look like in the primary curriculum, and how can the computational thinking skill be taught effectively?
16th November 2016
Have you dipped your toes in Barefoot yet?
Primary teachers have reported that they are 95% more confident in teaching Computational Thinking after a Barefoot workshop. Have you booked yours?
4th October 2016
Move over Raspberry Pi, hello Crumble!
Physical programming is taking hold in primary schools, bringing screen-based coding to life. This month we’re experimenting with the Crumble, and you won’t require any custard!
14th July 2016
RM Easymail is closing, but don’t panic.
If your school uses RM Easymail for email, you are probably aware that the service will be ceasing at some point this year. We're on hand to help.
23rd June 2016
Scratching your head in frustration?
Are you a confident user of Scratch in the Primary classroom? The key to successful programming lessons is developing a strong foundation of computational thinking. We can help!
8th June 2016
Happy Birthday, Your Majesty
In partnership with Discovery Education, Royal Collection Trust and the National Education Network, we're celebrating the 90th birthday of Her Majesty The Queen with a live broadcast and Royal tea party for schools across the globe.
6th June 2016
WEICT Conference Programme revealed!
We're delighted to present the programme for this year's WEICT conference, themed 'Digital Doorways'. With over 25 sessions, its going to be difficult to choose!
5th June 2016
Superfast Broadband at Turlin Moor
That dreaded buffering symbol was a regular occurrence at Turlin Moor primary school until they upgraded to Superfast Broadband. Read about their journey and find out to take the next step in yours.
19th April 2016
Digital Doorways - join us at this year's WEICT conference
The 18th West of England ICT Conference will take place on 30th June 2016 at the UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre in Bristol. This year's theme is 'Digital Doorways'
15th April 2016
Watch The Merchant of Venice live from your classroom!
On Thursday 21 April, the Royal Shakespeare Company will be broadcasting their 2015 production of The Merchant of Venice to schools across the country free of charge. Register now!
13th April 2016
Looking beyond Online Safety in the Digital Literacy Curriculum
The education of online safety schools is very high on the agenda within the new Computing curriculum, and rightfully so. But Digital Literacy goes a lot further than this - have you got the full curriculum covered?
14th October 2015
How secure is your school’s information?
New technologies are transforming teaching and learning in schools, be sure that your supporting infrastructure is providing a safe and secure online environment for your users
12th October 2015
Logical Reasoning across the Primary Curriculum
Logical reasoning is one of the key Computational Thinking concepts in the new primary Computing curriculum. So what does it mean to think logically, and how can logic be incorporated into the everyday primary classroom?
30th September 2015
Have you talked about algorithms or abstraction with your pupils today?
Follow our top tips to integrate computational thinking language into your everyday Primary classroom.
14th September 2015