2016-17 - A year in review

BBEY LENS October 2016 Vol 3: Issue No. Ten Excellence Through Partnership


Google it! Virtual reality experience.


HEAD SET Mrs Piper was quick off the mark to grab a Google Expedition experience for Abbey. Expeditions are collections of linked VR content and supporting materials that can be used alongside existing curriculum. These trips are collections of virtual reality panoramas — 360° panoramas and 3D images — annotated with details, points of interest, and questions that make them easy to integrate into curriculum already used in schools. Google has worked with partners like David Attenborough, the Royal Collection Trust, and TES to create over 200 Expeditions specifically mapped to the national curriculum, ensuring that the experience can complement existing classroom plans. Our children were very excited and we may look at exploring (ahem!) getting some kit of our own. For this experience, only our children aged 7 years and over could take part. The software is free for Android or IOS if families want to try it out themselves. CROSS COUNTRY On Tuesday 4th October, key stage two competed in the Sainbury’s School Games Cross Country Competition. 40 children from KS2 travelled to Oldbury Academy to compete against other schools from around Sandwell. The children had to run a long distance course marked out on the Oldbury Academy field. There were a few stand out performances, where we won our races or finished in the top 3. The year 3/4 team had its scores added together to give a team total. The children worked so hard and came away with a deserved Silver Medal. The year 5/6 teams also worked hard and won the Gold Medal! Both teams will now go through to the next round! Well Done!!

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