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.
A great resource for getting down to the nitty gritty of analysing numbers - in this case sports 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 can be reported in the school newsletter.
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 as Carlos.
Because of the shortage of football fields, many children in South America play a version of football called futsal.
Divide the class into groups to research one these organisations; The Paralympics; The Deaflympics; The Youth Olympics and The Special Olympics.
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 uses in the story.