Written by children's author Paul Mason, Sports Day on Mount Olympus tells the tale of plucky Alexia who just keeps doing her best despite seemingly insurmountable odds. Our Sport topic is the perfect accompaniment and is packed with ideas for making the most of your Sports Day.
- The A2 poster – Information and activity ideas based on Bicycling by Randall Henrie. Have a go at creating your own big and bold sporty images in class. With ideas for discussing and responding to the work.
- A3 poster 1 – Jessica Ennis-Hill, hurdles.
- A4 poster 1 – Alexia's inspirational quote.
Literacy: We investigate character building when we explore just what our Greek gods are really like. Plus children's author Tom Palmer gives us his Lucky 7 – seven inspired ideas for your reluctant readers and writers. We also look at language and suggest ideas for improving spelling, punctuation and grammar. We have a great lesson by sport- and ICT-loving teacher Lee Parkinson (@ICT_MrP) which explores gritty determination using some truly inspirational video.
Geography: We take a hard-hitting look at how football is a real escape for some street children.
Critical thinking: We get our critical thinking skills into gear when we look at what makes sport sporty. We have a great article by Sport and ICT loving teacher Lee Parkinson (@ICT_MrP) which explores gritty determination using some truly inspirational video.
PE: Ilse Fullerton (@MrsFullarton) looks at how, as teachers, we have the power to inspire a generation and we get some advice on creating a different sort of sports day with some ideas from the MSE Learning team.
Science: Teacher Louise Dobson (@Lou9870) gets us into healthy eating mode by planning a hamper fit for young Olympians. Sarah Williams also offers some practical advice on combining PE and Science.