On Thursday 4th May, Google came to Dowson to work with the ICT Lead’s, Mrs Layfield and Miss Shaw to deliver lessons to all students using their new Virtual Reality technology, Google Cardboard.
The lessons were led using Google Expeditions, a vast library of Virtual Tours. The teachers chose tours based on the topics they were currently teaching, and used this technology as a way to engage pupils in the topics they were being taught, and transport them virtually to environments they’ll never be able to visit in person. Year 3 went on an expedition to Egypt and explored the pyramids of Giza.
The children completed a Stone Age workshop where they became archaeologists and used their newly acquired skills to solve ‘The Mystery of the Thunderstone’. The children participated in a sand-box excavation. They had to investigate, handle and interpret real Roman and Stone-age materials. By interpreting their archaeological evidence, the children had to work in groups to explain. ‘The Mystery of the Thunderstone’.
The children also had the opportunity to hold Stone Age rocks that were over 4000 years old!
After the workshop, the children had the chance to explore the rest of the museum in their groups. This meant that they got to explore the ancient Egyptians exhibition which is our current topic.
We hope that the children had an wonderful time and thank you to all the adults volunteered to help.
Year 3 have begun their research on owls yesterday by using the blog, websites and google docs
Types of owl:
Features of owls:
Yesterday, Year 3 visited the Fraction Museum in school. The children used their noticing muscle to explore the fractions provided.
Year 3 had a fantastic morning using drama to support their idas for their Stone Age story. We have been practising our use of dialogue and use of synonyms for said.