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Olympic Week 2016

From 11th - 15th July, our Year 3, 4 and 5 children had an Olympic Week. Each Year group chose a continent to focus on and produced information leaflets, art work and story boards from countries within their continent.

 

The main purpose was to find out where the Olympic Games started and how it has changed through history to become the Games we see today. The Rio games are sure to be colourful and loud and the children had a flavour of this by listening to the Year 6 children playing their samba music and practicing their dance moves.

 

The children learned new things about some of the countries that will be taking part in the Rio Games and took a closer look at some of the athletes that will be competing. The Olympics Games is a truly global event and is able to reach people from all walks of life and promote a feeling of acceptance and togetherness.

 

Our children had a look at the Paralympics and had a go at some of the sports that will be at those Games. This made them aware of some of the disabilities that athletes have, but also showed them that this does not stop them from competing for their country.

 

We had a great week and as the pictures will show, the children are extremely talented!