Here is an insight into what teachers have had to say about why they have visited the Coca-Cola London Eye with their pupils:
- A better understanding of the architecture and history of London.
- An overview of the damage caused to our capital city during WW2
- Awareness of London's main physical and Human features & aerial spatial awareness
- Compare geographical landscapes
- Greater understanding of the capital, the differences in architecture
- Learn more about the River Thames and to provide knowledge and understanding to go alongside The London Eye mystery - the book the year group were studying.
- Map drawing and reading of London landmarks
- Path of the river, settlements on the river and implications of flooding for London
- To be able to write a descriptive recount of visit, to learn more about the geography of London, and to investigate the design and structure of London Eye
- To gain an understanding of how London is centred around the Thames
- To have an improved knowledge of London's most historic landmarks.
- To know the geographical location of the London Eye and its surroundings
- To learn, to say and understand specific new vocabulary related to the visit
- To see London landmarks and compare them to 1666
- To understand how the skyline of London has changed
- To understand about the history of our capital city
- To write a descriptive piece of English.
- Understanding of design, impact on environment, culture and tourism
This World Book Day, win a trip to the London Eye for your class thanks to Beatrice and the London Bus.
Ahead of World Book Day on 2nd March 2017, London Meets Its Children, an educational project aiming to engage children in the city and its culture, are running a fancy-dress competition with a difference! Entrants are invited to dress up as their favourite character from children’s book Beatrice and the Bus by Francesca Lombardo. Characters include the protagonist Beatrice, a London Bus and the London Eye, to name a few.
The winning entry will be able to celebrate their success on a private capsule with their classmates!
To enter the competition, and for costume inspiration, visit the website here.
Key Stage 1 and 2 Resources (Geography, English and Maths)
Bypass photography and journey 135m skywards to observe London’s physical characteristics, topographical features and land use patterns. Who will be the first to spot the Houses of Parliament, St Paul's Cathedral and Buckingham Palace, maybe even Windsor Castle! Identify the location of these iconic landmarks and many others using the 8 points of a compass.
What is more observe how The River Thames, from an ariel perspective, curves and bends as it winds through London to the North Sea. With 45 locks, three areas of outstanding natural beauty and over 25 species of fish, the river boasts many human uses - how many will you count from your classroom in the sky?
An innovative opportunity to encourage creative thinking, the London Eye is the ideal place to take your pupil’s on a fictional adventure. Imagine each quarter of the 30-minute journey represents an element of story construction; ask the class to come up with ideas for the problem, event, climax and resolution. Boost your pupils speaking and listening skills with a share session afterwards.
Believe it or not, the London Eye also offers mathematical curriculum links. A real life case study, your pupils can use visitor data provided in our teacher resource pack to plot and interpret tables and graphs and solve sum and difference problems. The capsule journey can also be used to encourage counting and shape observation.
Key Stage 3 Resources (Design & Technology)
A symbol of modern London, the Coca-Cola London Eye is a remarkable feat of design and engineering and a dramatic addition to London’s skyline. A source of inspiration, this is an opportunity for your pupils to analyse the work of present professionals, investigate the design technologies used, and appreciate the properties of the materials used.
In conjunction with a visit, using our teacher resource pack, students might like to think about the early stages of the design process and develop a brief for their own capsule using design techniques such as annotated sketches, detailed plans, 3D and mathematical modelling presentation.
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