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Primary Sport topic | Springboard Stories

Sport is the perfect topic to inspire children who would much rather be outside running around. Start this great topic by reading Sports Day on Mount Olympus.

   

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Sports Day on Mount Olympus provides heaps of opportunities for exploring language in a fun and engaging way. The story is full of colourful expression, simile and hyperbole – and children will enjoy being language detectives and identifying the different writing techniques that the author uses.

If ‘love sport, hate writing’ is a common theme in your class, try out some of children’s author, Tom Palmer’s inspirational scenarios.

Take a closer look at the characters in Sports Day on Mount Olympus and develop them through drama and writing. Based on ideas by classteacher Corrina Burge.

We explore what life is like for street children around the world and how the beautiful game is giving them new hope.

Lee Parkinson, of Davyhulme Primary School, Manchester, explores what being a champion really means and retells a story that is guaranteed to make you.

Education writer and teacher, Louise Dobson, gets into healthy-eating mode by planning a hamper fit for young Olympians.

Ginny Morris and Nicky Simmons, of Morris and Simmons Education, talk you through setting up the best sports day ever.

Ilse Fullarton, PE Subject Leader at Terling C of E Primary School in Essex, offers tips on providing a rich and inspiring PE curriculum...

Let's take a fresh look at the Olympic Games. Our radio play, Making Waves, has two strands: the story of a fictional Paralympic swimmer training hard...

There was plenty of scope for marvelling at the athletic achievements in the velodrome at London 2012. Gold medals were certainly the reward for the hard work...

If you ask someone about the benefits of exercise they will probably respond with ‘keeping fit’, ‘staying trim’ and ‘a healthy heart’. But what about the benefits of sport?

You don't need to go white-water rafting, mountain climbing or canoeing. Try these fun ideas that are a little easier on your adrenaline levels.

Antonia Peters gets a gold medal for showing children how to collect and analyse sports results in many different formats, from bar charts to pie charts. This one’s a winner!

Sarah Williams, AST at Castleside Primary School, offers some practical ideas that combine science and PE.

Paul Mason, author of Sports Day on Mount Olympus, has lived all around the world and is currently writing and teaching in New Zealand. He answers our questions on behalf of your class.

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Sport and books do mix, as this varied selection of fiction and non-fiction titles shows. Children’s book expert Anne Faundez reports back on some of the best sport-related reads.

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