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Tuesday, 17 July 2012


The Olympic Games - London 2012

We've had smashing fun with this project!  All four children have really got into the spirit of it.  We've watched some inspiring Olympic video clips, practised long-jump in the garden, learnt the story of the Olympics, the mottos and slogans, the seven Olympic values, designed our own torches and medals etc.  Here's a little more:

Our Olympic books

The children each designed their own country/island from which heralded their own Olympian.  They had to decide it's size in km, in which Ocean it was found, its population, interesting features (e.g. volcanoes, nature reserves etc), longest river, capital city, main export, flag design and then create their Olympian. 

The Seven Olympic Values.  They each chose a value and designed a poster for the London 2012 Olympics.  I also used liquid eye-liner to 'tattoo' a value on their arm so they could be reminded of it throughout the day.

 Olympic Health Food Shop

And then we braved the rain to watch the Olympic Torch arrive and light the Olympic Cauldron in our Local Town.









Holding the Torch!



A selection of Olympic worksheets the children have been busy completing.


 And then we went to Wembley to watch Olympic Football and to the Olympic Park to watch Paralympic Athletics.  WHAT a summer :)





And then we went to Wembley!







Some extras:



...marshmallow structures...


...Monkey Girl has been busy collecting snails...

...she turned 9 in June.  I love her!!!...

...Birthday fun...

..out with a baby cousin :)...

...a windy Birthday pic-nic...

...we did a mini-project on garden birds...

...gardening fun with The Boy's playgroup...

...learning about water filters...

...the kiddies made these gorgeous cupcakes while I was poorly one day.  I awoke to yummy baking smells and happy, floury children...

...balloon modelling with Papa...

...Mummy and The Boy made a marble run...


...a fairy garden for poorly children...

...Peanut Butter, our beloved hamster...

...rainy day games...

...McFlurries...

...the children love our local 'puddle' - a permanent feature in a nearby field.  On particularly muddy days they run their own chocolate factory there :)

...raspberry picking...

...making pottery...

...the lion and the flour - there's a story there somewhere...

...Birthday goodies for Papa...

...learning how to play squash...