PLAY DRAGON WOOD
Explore the dark world of a conifer woodland and discover the plants and animals that live in Dragon Wood in Wales
Pupils select a route
through Dragon Wood...
items of interest...
... they are given more
what they have found...
...questions at the end of
their journey test recall
Dragon Wood is an exciting, interactive experience for pupils aged 4-7. Pupils take a virtual tour around both a coniferous and broadleaved woodland in Wales and meet many of the woodland inhabitants. The resource is bilingual and can be switched between English and Welsh at any time by clicking on the country flag icons.
What do pupils do?
Pupils navigate their way around the two woods and use a camera to take photos of items of interest. Once they have taken each photograph a real image appears, together with more information about what they have seen.
Routes in the woods are colour coded, with blue using the easiest language, green intermediate and yellow hardest. List of everything to be found along the different routes.
Once both woods have been visited, multiple choice questions test recall and understanding.
The activity works well in an ICT suite for individual exploration and discovery or it can be used as a shared pupil experience using an interactive whiteboard – particularly helpful if the class includes non-readers. It is a great introduction to a real woodland visit.
Need more help?
For more help, click the information “i” icon at the bottom left of the resource screen at any time.
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