Good morning Year 6!
Salma is at school on a Thursday so I help you with a blog takeover on Fridays!
I hope you have a good, safe week. Salma and Clare enjoyed seeing some of you yesterday at the Book Swap!
What book are you reading at the moment? I am reading a book called 'The Party' which is a thriller. Reading is not only good for boosting you academically - it is a really good way to relax and unwind too. You can often get lost in a book and almost feel as if you are part of the characters journey.
When I was your age I really enjoyed reading and my favourite author was Jacqueline Wilson. I loved 'The Illustrated Mum' and 'The Suitcase Kid' as I felt like I could relate to them.
Salma has been really pleased that you have sent in a lot more of you wonderful work this week. Remember you can upload it on purple mash or send it in to this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Let's get started on today's learning which will be about The Olympics! First I would like you to read some information about the Ancient Greek Olympics and then I have set some work for you to do.
The Ancient Greek Olympics
The first Olympics games are usually given the start year of 776 BCE, but they probably began even sooner. The ancient Greeks loved competitions of all sorts, especially sporting competitions. The Olympics were not the only competition games held in ancient Greece, but they were the most popular.
Once the Olympics began, the Olympic competition was held once every four years for the next 1000 years! The games were held in honor of the mighty god, Zeus, king of all the gods. The games were held in the city-state of Olympia. The Statue of Zeus at Olympia is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
Athletics games to compete in the Olympics from all over the Mediterranean. The only requirements were that the athletic was Greek, male, and naked!
At first, the games were made up of foot races. But other sports were gradually added. Besides the foot races, there were boxing and wrestling matches, discus and javelin throwing, and chariot races. Other sports were added as well.
The Greeks took the Olympic games quite seriously. Nearly all the ancient Greek cities sent teams to participate in the ancient Greek Olympics. If two or more Greek city-states happen to be at war with each other when the game date arrived, war was halted for the duration of the games.
Women were not allowed to attend the games because men did not wear clothes when they competed in the events.
Everyone wanted their city-state to win! There was a winner of each competition at the games. All the winner won at the games was a crown made of leaves to wear on his head. When the winning athletics returned home to their city-state, they were treated like superstars!
Christine’s message to children is that, “sport encourages productivity and activity makes you feel better - in all ways.” Do you agree? Does sport make you feel better?
What does Sport mean to you?
What do you think you need to have to become a top athlete? (think about attributes)
What is your favourite sporting memory?
You can display the answers to these questions in any way that you would like.