On Friday, children in KS1 and KS2 enjoyed an expedition in the classroom, powered by Google and one of their associates, Mark.
Using smart phones and our iPads, Google worked collaboratively with each teacher to provide a virtual experience that focused on a range of places and objects linked to specific class topics. The children loved this innovative and exciting way of bringing topics to life and were well behaved.
Here's what we all got up:
Year 1 and 2 had the pleasure of 'visiting' the Great Barrier Reef and discovered all the wonderful creatures that live there. They asked important questions such as 'why is some of the coral damaged' and 'why do fish swim in shoals'. They finished their experience by experiencing the moon and Space.
Years 3 and 4 looked at various biomes including tundra, desert, savannah and the tropical rainforest. It was great for the children to get a 360 sense of these environments and discover who lives there. They also visited Antarctica and Port Lockroy which is home to the Gentoo Penguin.
Finally, years 5 and 6 visited Borneo via the Google Expedition and looked at the rainforest and plant adaptation.