## Rounding decimals

Use this resource with the Pirate problems lesson from our Books topic.

Measure the distance between the islands and round up or down the distances.

To extend the activity, ask the children to work out the total distance the pirates would travel if they visited all the islands.   Can they find a shorter route and draw it on the map? How much shorter would the route be?   Look at the scale. What if the scale were 1cm = 2km – what would the approximate distances between the islands be then? Try out other scales, such as 1cm = 500m.

Challenge the children to devise maths problems based on the diagram. For example: ‘If the pirates were travelling at six kilometres per hour, how long would it take them to sail from island A to island B?’

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• ## Sports Day on Mount Olympus ebook

Alexia is the only normal kid in a school for gods. What hope does she have on sports day? What with Hermes whose feet barely

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• ## Beginnings, middles and endings

A simple story structure sheet for Sports Day on Mount Olympus.

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• ## Order the story

Cut out the sentences and arrange the main events of Sports Day on Mount Olympus in the correct order.

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• ## Sports Day spellings

These words taken from the Sports Day on Mount Olympus by Paul Mason are often misspelled.

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• ## Sports Day certificates

Sports Day certificates everyone will be proud to pin on their wall.

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• ## Sport assembly – closing thought

Read through the 'Good sport' closing thought and talk about the ideas in it during your class or school assembly.

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• ## Greek gods profiles

Explore six of the gods mentioned in Paul Mason's story with these Olympian god profile sheets.

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• ## Sporty similes

Introduce or revise the term simile (a figure of speech that compares one thing to another). Ask the children to identify the similes the author

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• ## It’s all Greek to me

Help the Olympian gods spot the errors in their writing using this spelling and grammar exercise.

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• ## Sports Day on Mount Olympus (text only)

A text only version of Sports Day on Mount Olympus the story of Alexia the only normal kid in a school for gods.

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• ## Senses grid

Help the children explore the feelings athletes might feel at the start at the race using this senses grid.

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• ## Writing ideas

Great ideas for stimulating writing for use in a topic on sport.

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• ## Sport storytelling certificate – EY and KS1

Reward your Early Years and KS1 storytellers with this Sports Day on Mount Olympus themed certificate.

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• ## Sport storytelling certificate – KS2

Reward your KS2 storytellers with this Sports Day on Mount Olympus themed certificate.

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• ## Story treasure hunt cards

Cut and laminate these cards for a literary treasure hunt game.

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• ## Sport profile

Create fact sheets about favourite sports stars.

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• ## The Olympic movement

Divide the class into groups to research one these organisations; The Paralympics; The Deaflympics; The Youth Olympics and The Special Olympics.

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• ## Sport fact cards

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• ## Sport fact card template

Our downloadable sport fact card templates make great class displays and are perfect for children to use when presenting their findings to the class.

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• ## Sport fact cards – text

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• ## Sports Day on Mount Olympus playscript

Recreate our Sports Day on Mount Olympus adventure with this editable playscript.

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• ## Making waves – radio play

Making waves juxtaposes the modern-day story of a paralympic athlete with the fictional 1948 commentary of the first Paralympic Games.

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• ## Storytelling prompt cards

There are many ways to use these resources in class – for storytelling, sequencing activities, making a story map, exploring plot, character and setting, displays,

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• ## Storytelling prompts – keywords

Our ‘Storytelling prompts’ for Sports Day on Mount Olympus are the perfect accompaniment to your storytelling lessons. These prompts come with keywords.

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• ## Storytelling prompts – phrases

Our ‘Storytelling prompts’ for Sports Day on Mount Olympus are the perfect accompaniment to your storytelling lessons.

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• ## Mount Olympus number crunchers

A great resource for getting down to the nitty gritty of analysing numbers - in this case sports results.

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• ## Alexia inspirational quote

Use Alexia's quote for inspiration for writing or for sports day.

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• ## Sports Day results

Sports day at Mount Olympus Primary School is over for another year, but now it is time to sort out the results so that they

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• ## Meet Carlos

Explore what life is like for street children around the world and look at how the beautiful game is giving new hope to children such

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• ## Football v futsal

Because of the shortage of football fields, many children in South America play a version of football called futsal.

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• ## Sports Day on Mount Olympus story map

Talk through the events in Sports Day on Mount Olympus using this story map.

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• ## Bicycling teachers’ notes

Information and activity ideas based on Bicycling by Randall Henrie.

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• ## Quotes to inspire

Some inspirational sporting quotes from some truly great athletes.

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• ## Sporty poetry

Two sporty poems from the pen of Joshua Seigal.

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