Case Studies: The Picoh Pilot

80 Picoh Robots were made available for a small number of LGfL primary schools to explore the range of features that physical computing offered in relation to the delivery of the National Curriculum.

Britannia Village Primary School

At Britannia Village Primary School (part of the Britannia Education Trust), Newham, they believe that children learn best through opportunities which are creative, motivating and challenging. They have made a substantial investment in ICT with Year 2-6 pupils having 1:1 Chromebooks and are a Google Reference School.

Wormholt Park Primary School

At Wormholt Park Primary - a two form entry school situated in White City, West London, they have been developing their computing curriculum to add in as much physical computing as possible. They have worked with Strictly Education 3BM to develop their use of the Picoh to develop computational thinking and coding skills with their Upper Key Stage 2 pupils in order to extend the curriculum and meet the higher expectations for the end of Key Stage age related expectations of the computing curriculum.

Waterside Primary School

At Waterside Primary (part of the Imperium Federation) they support pupils with emotional and behavioural difficulties. The schools also provide an outreach behavioural support service for mainstream primary schools.

This case study shows how they have used the Picoh robot to support their work with emotional expression and recognising facial cues to understand the emotions of others as well as collaborating with others.

Cheam Common Junior Academy

Cheam Common Junior Academy is part of the LEO Academy Trust and is located in the London Borough of Sutton. Established in 2015 and serving 3500 pupils across six schools, the Trust is consistently striving to empower staff through a self-improving network of great learning communities, in order to ensure the highest outcomes for both pupils and staff.