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Our Olympic week

Friday 15th July | 3 comments

What an exciting Olympic week – we have been on a whistle stop tour of Brazil!! Our week began with an assembly where we learnt all about the history behind the Olympic Games. We then spent the day moving around different classrooms doing various activities including making carnival masks, learning facts about Brazil and having fun playing samba music.

On Tuesday we made musical instruments and wrote facts about Brazil. What facts can your child remember?

On Wednesday we had lots of fun participating in Sports Day – well done to Germany, the winning team. Everyone (including parents) participated very well and we certainly have some super sports stars!

On Thursday morning we took part in the mini measuring Olympics. The children had lots of fun competing in various tasks. Throwing javelins straws and measuring the distance using a meter ruler, using a trundle wheel to measure the distance they covered doing the long jump, measuring the capacity of various swimming pools and finally weightlifting with 100 gram weights!

The morning was finished with the ‘Curly Wurly Challenge’ – which hive could work as a team and stretch it the furthest? Who knew maths could be so exciting!? (1GJ will do this activity next week).

We then moved onto learning about rainforests, focusing on the Amazon rainforest. The children drew a picture and labelled the different layers and then wrote lots of great facts. We then moved onto drawing and painting some of the amazing animals that live in this habitat.

We finished the week with a carnival celebration – all the classes came together and had fun dancing, playing their instruments and sharing all their brilliant work.

A fantastic week!

Have a great weekend,

The Year One Team.

3 responses to “Our Olympic week”

  1. Sheila Singh (Ashwins mum) says:

    What a busy week… All fun and hard work. Ashwin has told us about the Olympic week, he has enjoyed making the postcard of Brazil and decorating his carnival mask. He had a great time on sports day and happy to be in the winning team……he definetly had a good sleep that day. Well done.

  2. Kirsty (Charlie's mum) says:

    Wow! what an exciting week the carnival looked fantastic and it sounds as if you all enjoyed Sports Day? Charlie has told us lots about Brazil and your paintings of rain forests look beautiful! I enjoyed hearing about your curly wurly challenge – how far did it stretch? Was it edible by the time you had finished? Well done for all your hard work and thank .you to all the teaching staff for such brilliant learning ideas.

  3. Anna says:

    Firstly well done Year 1 on a brilliant sports day, I have a lovely time watching. Well done Germany (green hive) on winning!
    Olivia’s enjoyed Olympic week, making her carnival mask and shaker!

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