Mayans VR Workshop
School Workshops - PrimeVR
PrimeVR is the UK’s leading Virtual Reality workshop provider and works with schools nationwide to help bring the curriculum to life. Prices start from £1.99 per pupil!
How does a PrimeVR day work?
- A topic based VR workshop for every KS2 class
- Each workshop lasts between 30-50 minutes
- Free follow up literacy based lesson plans for each workshop
- Delivered by qualified teachers and passionate educators
- Over 20 different KS2 workshops to choose from
- Tailored workshops available on request (choose from over 1,000 Google Expeditions)
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Why are PrimeVR a great choice for bringing fun workshops into your school?
Our workshops are a great way of bringing the curriculum to life without the hassle of organising a school trip!
During the Mayan Archaeologist workshop, your children will learn all about:
- How the Mayan city of Chichen-Itza flourished around 600 AD
- The savage and barbaric sport of Pok-A-Tok (and where it was played)
- How people were sacrificed at the top of El Castillo (Temple of Kukulkan)
- How the Mayan civilisation were keen and advanced astronomers
- The Temples of the Warriors, El Caracol and Las Monjas
Following on from this workshop, your pupils can write an instruction text about the savage sport of Pok-A-Tok. Our literacy bundles include lesson plans, example texts and LKS2 and UKS2 writing checklists.
Which Curriculum Subjects do you cater for?
Following on from our workshops, teachers can use our follow up literacy based lesson plans to encourage creative writing. Our lesson plans use a variety of different texts including information, diary and persuasive.
We can take your class to the famous Ancient Mayan/Aztec city of Chichen-Itza. Tour the city and learn about what life would have been like 2,000 years ago!
What activities are available during group visits?
We cover the following topics using VR:
Rainforests, Space, Egyptians, Mayans, Volcanoes, Wonders of the World, Under the Sea, WW1, Polar Regions, Digestive System, Romans, Stone Age, Mountains, Americas, The Tudors, Vikings, Circulatory System, Africa, Animals, India & Beyond, Journey Across China, The Respiratory System and Around the World.
What size groups do you cater for?
Over a full day, we can deliver a maximum of 8 workshops with up to 32 children in each (maximum of 256 children in a day). We bring in 16 VR headsets and we usually run our workshops with children sharing one headset between two. However, if you would prefer, we can split classes into two groups to allow children to have one headset each.
Do you offer on-site classroom facilities?
We deliver our workshops on the school-site. We require one classroom or hall for the day.
Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?
Yes. We've worked with a number of SEN schools and the response/feedback to VR has been fantastic.
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