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.