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Marlow Church of England Infant School

Explorer Dome

Explorer Dome - Wednesday 31st January

Yesterday, we had an unusual piece of equipment in our school hall... the Explorer Dome!

In the morning, the children in Year 1 visited the dome. They found out about hot and cold parts of the world such as Antarctica  and they linked this to their topic about the Frozen Planet. They also learned about animals who live in different parts of the world and the habitats they live in.

During the afternoon, Reception visited the dome, but this time inside the dome was a planetarium. The children saw images of the sun, the moon and the planets and learned lots of facts about them. They heard the ancient Greek story of Orion and his dog Sirius and found their constellations. It was a great WOW moment for this half-term's topic of 'Destination Outer Space'.

The visit of the Explorer Dome was funded by money raised by the PFA, so thank you to everyone who has contributed to their fundraising. It was a fantastic enrichment of the school curriculum.

Please click here to see some photos.