Number of students that will benefit: 420
Age of students: 7-11
Percentage eligible for free school meals: 13%
Here at Field End Junior school we strive to give the students the best possible start in life, bringing the curriculum to life, creating a life long desire to learn and explore the world around them.
What do we want?
We want the ClassVR package as it is a whole new concept in education technology: a cost-effective Virtual and Augmented Reality system designed exclusively for the classroom. We have been looking into this for a while and the children have previously had a taster day from Google. VR allows students to experience and travel to far-flung locations around the world, under the sea, and into places they could only dream of visiting, like the surface of the moon! This in turn leads to increased writing opportunities to improve writing attainment, in line with our School Development Plan.
VR is known to improve literacy (increasing vocabulary as children are encouraged to describe what they see), place learning in context, support additional needs and improve retention and engagement across all ages.
For more information, visit the ClassVR website here: http://www.classvr.com/
Who is this for?
This is for our whole school, to use across a range of subjects, including English, Science and especially through themes where children can experience their topic, through a new and exciting media.
Why do we want it?
Virtual reality will allow our students to visualise their History and Geography lessons more clearly and allow them to interact with the subject matter in a totally new way. With total immersion into a subject, children will be inspired to ask questions and explore subjects with deeper understanding and greater enthusiasm.
We have a very focused and large group of digital leaders who take charge of delivering computing and supporting the learning of the lower years on a regular basis along with an active Code-club which we would like to use to filter the learning around the school.
We want to truly embed virtual reality across our curriculum as we know the benefits for our children's motivation, enthusiasm for learning, creative writing and unattainable experiences will be exponential. Not to mention how FUN they are!
Miss Colman, our school lead for Computing, says: "We have used the trial VR day to immerse the children in a new world, allowing them to see and experience things they might not understand or be able to grasp. For example, our topic has been the rainforest in year 4, which the majority of our children have and will never get a chance to visit and experience in real life. By submerging them in a virtual 3D world they can gain vital experiences and exposure to sights, sounds and reality that were previously unavailable and unknown to them. Many of our children do not have life experiences that enable them to gain the vocabulary and lessons in order to learn effectively. The VR headsets allow us as educators to provide children with some of these missing life experiences".
WHERE YOUR MONEY GOES
ClassVR Classroom set of 8 - £1,999
ClassVR Recurring Portal Licence - Provided free because we are members of LGFL
ClassVR Remote Set-Up and Training - Provided free because we are members of LGFL
Delivery - £15
VAT Standard Rate (20%) - 402.80
Sub total = £2416.80
+3% payment processing fees (charged by the payment provider)
Grand Total = £2,490.00
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