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Olympic “Friendship” in YR

During our Olympic fortnight, Year R have been learning about the Olympic value of “Friendship”. We have considered what it means to be a good friend, looked at pictures showing friendship and thought about the importance of friendship in sport. We were inspired to create a piece of “Friendship” art using our own handprints. The use of a range of skin tones and the symbol of the Olympic rings was a fitting way to depict the value of “Friendship” across the nations of the world.

Olympics Closing Ceremony

On Friday, we finished our Olympic fortnight with a Closing Ceremony. Each year group shared a small sample of the work they had been doing on each Olympic value.

Year R – Friendship

Year 1 – Courage

Year 2 – Determination

Year 3 – Respect

Year 4 – Equality

Year 5 – Excellence

Year 6 – Inspiration

At the end of the ceremony each child was presented with a coloured wrist band which they had to earn during the fortnight by demonstrating an understanding of their value.

Well done to all of the children!

Our Olympic Week

This week in Y4D we have been learning about the Olympics and the Paralympics and the 5 values and what they mean. We have been mainly looking at one of the 5 values Equality which means everyone is treated the same, rich or poor, old or young, disabled or able bodied.

Olympic Week on PhotoPeach

Olympic Mascots and Equality – 4S

We started our Olympic fortnight off by learning about the 2012 London mascots and what they represent.  We found out that their names are Wenlock and Mandeville.  We looked carefully at how the mascots promoted the Olympic value equality and watched the mascot’s film by Michael Morpurgo which explained how the Olympics aims to bring people togeather to celebrate sports.

The Mascot Website – click here for the link

After visiting the mascot’s website, we decided to design our own outfits for Wenlock and Mandeville.   We chose a mascot to base our design around then thought about what clothes they might wear for a specific sporting activity.

Next, we learnt about some of 2012’s Paralympians, for example, Richard Whitehead.  We discovered that the Paralympics provide the opportunity for people who are disabled to take part in the Olympics.  It was interesting to see the technology that many of the Paralympic athletes have to help them compete in sports that they otherwise wouldn’t be able to partake in.

Our favourite quote from the Paralympians that we learnt about was:

“You never know what you can do until you really try” Shelly Woods (Wheelchair racer)


Y5 are going for gold

Swanmore School is thrilled about the Olympics, this year the Olympics will be held in London. In year 5  we have been thinking about going for gold! Some people have written about their life-long ambitions: Joe wants to be a guitarist, Bill wants to be a drummer, Matthew wants to be a cyclist in the Tour de France,  Henry wants to be a chef, Olly wants to be a profesinal scooterer, Lauren wants to be a  musican and Hannah wants to be a gymnast.

What do you aspire to be?

Go for your gold!                                                                                 

Published by Bill and Joe